Become MAC savvy in minutes!
Not quite a digital native? Are you new to the MAC or to OS X? Just need to come up to speed for your coursework? We have just the thing you need! Join us for a free MAC 911 workshop. Yes FREE and only 3 hours long! More dates and times will be added throughout the term. Check back!
Not sure you need the workshop?
You have options:
I. Digital Literacy Assessment
First take the initial generic self-assessment [Northstar] in preparation for the hands-on skills assessment. This assessment can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your skill level. This test may be taken on a MAC or PC.
→ Digital Literacy Assessment Directions for Students [pdf]
→ Northstar Digital Literacy Self-Assessment [the online test]
Anyone receiving low scores or feeling the need to brush up on basic computer skills can go to
→ http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computers and work on short tutorials that are targeted for the areas you need most.
II. MAC Specific Assessment
Next take the hands-on skills test. The particular competencies are derived from the Media Arts Recommended Skills for Class list. Any Art, Media Art or Music, Dance and Theatre students can take this test. The test is broken down into three categories; basic computer skills, Mac competencies, software skills and telecommunication skills.
Written directions are listed below. You need to complete the test on a MAC computer. The test is for self-assessment purposes and you will score your own test. Plan on the test taking 20-30 minutes.
→ Mac Skills Hands-on Assessment Directions [pdf] Complete the test on a MAC computer.
III. MAC 911 - The Workshop
This is the workshop style training session that lasts approximately 3 hours. Sessions will be held in the first two weeks of the term and the last two weeks of the term. There is no cost to Lane students. Time will be given at the end of the session to retake the hands-on self assessment if you are interested. Although it is recommended that you take the above assessments prior to coming to the workshop, it is not mandatory. If you know you need help just sign up below! Dates and times are listed on the registration page.
For more information contact Meredith Keene-Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541.342.3022.