MAC 911

MAC 911 posterBecome 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 may be added later in the term. Check back!

WORKSHOP - Spring 2016

If you would like to schedule a speical session of the workshop for your class or group please contact Meredith Keene-Wilson at

Here's another opportunity: 

During Spring term, the Career Center is offering free, ongoing classes in "Introduction To Computers" and "Computer Skills For Job Search." The classes are designed for beginning and intermediate level students, and will cover topics such as keyboarding, file management, formatting documents, managing an email account, creating a Resume, completing online job applications, and much more. Classes are 3 weeks long and meet twice a week. Start dates are March 28, April 18 and May 9, although students may begin attending at any time. Due to limited space, preregistration is required. Interested individuals should call the Career Center at 541.463.5223 or visit Building 19, Room 266. Contact: Randa Law, 541.463.5861

Not sure you need the workshop? Take the test and find out. Support options are available.


Take the initial Northstar Digital Literacy Self-Assessment Test. Anyone may take this test. This assessment can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your skill level. You must have a Flash Player enabled on your browser. Both sound and captioned text are available. If you are in a classroom and wish to use sound please wear your earbuds or headphones.

Read this document prior to taking the test
Directions for taking the Digital Literacy Assessment [pdf]

The Test
Northstar Digital Literacy Self-Assessment [the online test]

Low scores? See SUPPORT OPTIONS below.

PART 2:  SUPPORT OPTIONS - Choose what works best for you!

Anyone receiving low scores or feeling the need to brush ­up on basic computer skills can go to and work on short tutorials that are targeted for the areas you need most.


Attend MAC 911 - The Workshop
This hands-on workshop style training session lasts approximately 3 hours. 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 for a workshop. Workshops are generally offered in weeks 1 or 2 and week 10 or finals week.

Registration is located at the top of this page in the yellow box.

More Resources

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Mac Skills Assessment for Media Art Students

911 Workshop links: 

Parts of a computer

Computer buttons and ports

For more information contact Meredith Keene-Wilson at or call (541) 342-3022.