Computer Skills Rubric

These results are tabulated by the instructor based on performance and portfolio assessment of student work at end of course of study.

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General computer skills


  • Start and shut down a computer


  • Install software-Student Installs Office


  • Connect and use peripherals- lesson 3
    • Scanner
    • Printer
    • Speakers


  • Do basic computer troubleshooting- lab assignment


  • Use appropriate terminology related to computers in written and oral communications- quiz


  • Demonstrate knowledge of the uses of computers



Word processing skills- MS Word





  • Create an informal memo- Class 2

    • Open/close Word
    • Create document
    • Save Document
    • Print preview and print


  • Edit and format document
    • Insert/delete text
    • Cut and paste
    • Change font and size
    • Change document formatting
    • Spell check
  • Create a customized document
    • Find and replace text
    • Set tabs
    • Change margins


  • Work with multiple documents
    • Load multiple documents
    • Cut and paste between documents
  • Select Page, Paper and Printer types
    • Change orientation, paper size, quality
    • Change printer selection
    • Print multiple copies


  • Create a table
    • Add/delete rows or columns
    • Covert text to a table
    • Add color /format cells


  • Create a handout
    • Use Word Art/clip art
    • Add images





  • Use web features of Word
    • Save as html
  • View in browser





Frontpage 2000

  • Create or Import links
  • Import images
  • Create webpage from bookmarks
  • Publish webpage





  • Create table


  • Organize favorites

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Internet skills



15. Apply General internet skills/abilities

    • Describe the meaning of the Internet
    • Describe what a browser is
    • Install a browser
    • Define an ISP
    • Configure a browser



16. Surf the internet

    • Connect to the net via a browser
    • Enter URLs to surf the web
    • Set/edit bookmarks
    • Use a search engine
    • Download text files and images

Use other Internet features





    • 17. Use a listserv
    • 18. Read a newsgroup


    • 19. Use a discussion board


    • 20. Publish webpage


    • 21. Create a Webpage



22. Use Email

  • Check, read and send messages
  • Use message attachments
  • Create mailboxes
  • Create filters
  • Use address book



Presentation skills





23. Use Powerpoint

  • Create a simple presentation
  • Create a bulleted list
  • Add images and multimedia






24. Describe instructional principles relating to computers



25. Demonstrate knowledge of ethical and legal issues concerning computers and technology


26. Use a course management tool.

27. Use communications dropbox

28. Design a computer based learning environment

29.Create a links page for a learning resource

30. Create an online quiz

31. Take an online quiz

32. Utilize course website outside of lab

33. Edit a digital photo

Standards with associated learning activities


ISTE Standard


Assignment/Learn-ing Activitity





A.Basic Computer/Technology Operations and Concepts.


Candidates will use computer systems run software; to access, generate, and manipulate data; and to publish results. They will also evaluate performance of hardware and software components of computer systems and apply basic troubleshooting strategies as needed.

All assignments


1 .operate a multimedia computer system with related peripheral devices to successfully install and use a variety of software packages.

All assignments


2.use terminology related to computers and technology appropriately in written and oral communications.

Quiz One, All Assignments


3.describe and implement basic troubleshooting techniques for multimedia computer systems with related peripheral devices.

Lab 1-3


4.use imaging devices such as scanners, digital cameras, and/or video cameras with computer systems and software.

Webpage assignment, lab on scanners and Digital camera, use of Microsoft Photo editor


5.demonstrate knowledge of uses of computers and technology in business, industry, & society.

Discussion assignment: How computers can enhance learning


B. Personal and Professional Use of Technology.


Candidates will apply tools for enhancing their own professional growth and productivity. They will use technology in communicating, collaborating, conducting research, and solving problems. In addition, they will plan and participate in activities that encourage lifelong learning and will promote equitable, ethical, and legal use of computer/technology resources.


1.use productivity tools for word processing, database management and spreadsheet applications.

All assignments completed using Office Suite and Blackboard. Students also create a Blackboard learning resource.


2.apply productivity tools for creating multimedia presentations.

Powerpoint Presentation assignment


3.use computer-based technologies including telecommunications to access information and enhance personal and professional productivity.

Webquest and Webpage creation, Blackboard coursesite and labsite.


4.use computers to support problem solving, data collection, information management communications, presentations, and decision making.

Blackboard labsite creation by students


5.demonstrate awareness of resources for adaptive assistive devices for students with special needs.

ADA/Access presentation and discussion on discussion board.


6.demonstrate knowledge of equity, ethics, legal, and human issues concerning use of computers and technology.

In class discussion of ethical and legal issues


7.identify computer and related technology resources for facilitating lifelong learning and emerging roles of the learner and the educator.

Creation of discipline related website


8.observe demonstrations or uses of broadcast instruction, audio/video conferencing, and other distant learning applications.

Campus tour of satellite uplink and distance learning facilities at SLCC.


C.Application of Technology in Instruction.


Candidates will apply computers and related technologies to support instruction in their grade level and subject areas. They must plan and deliver instructional units that integrate a variety of software, applications, and learning tools. Lessons developed must reflect effective grouping and assessment strategies for diverse populations.


1 .explore, evaluate, and use computer/technology resources including applications, tools, educational software and associated documentation

All assignments completed using core techologies. Student evaluation of websites.


2.describe current instructional principles, research, and appropriate assessment practices as related to the use of computers and technology resources in the curriculum.

Lesson plans
, deliver and assess student leaming activities that integrate computers/ technology for a variety of student grouping strategies and for diverse student populations.

Internet based quiz construction Computer assisted lesson plan assignment.
 student leaming activities that foster equitable, ethical, and legal use of technology by students.

Webquest and lesson plan assignment


5.practice responsible, ethical and legal use of technology, information, and software resources.

Lab rules followed and legal issues enforced.