ED 237 Information

What is ED 237?

The purpose of ED 237 is to give students essential computer skills in four major areas:

  • Google Hangouts/Blackboard Collaborate
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Google Drive (aka Google Apps)
  • MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
More information is available on the ED 237 web site.

ED 237 is NOT a beginning technology course. You must have a basic familiarity with your computer's operating system (Mac or Windows), including knowing how to create folders, open, copy and save files, use a web browser, and set up and use e-mail for communications. If you are not competent in these areas, please seek out instruction in your area that can help you with these skills before you enroll in ED 237.

The course is divided into the four modules above with each module being offered for one-half credit. Each module may optionally be challenged once. Course modules not successfully challenged must be completed. See Challenging ED 237 for more information about challenges.

Where Do I Start?

UPDATE YOUR SOFTWARE: Make sure you are running the latest versions of Java and Adobe Flash Player. Also, make sure you are using the latest version of your web browser and your computer's operating system.

SET UP YOUR EMAIL: Make sure you can send and receive email using your UA email account. Check UAF's Frequently Asked Questions site for more information, including how to forward UA mail to another account.

Required Software

Modules A - C do not require any special software other than the updates described above. Module D requires access to Microsoft Office--Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. All work submitted for this module must be in standard Office formats: .docx, .pptx, and .xlsx.

Challenging ED 237

ED 237 is a prerequisite for all technology classes in the School of Education. You may either enroll in ED 237 (which entitles you to help from the instructors) or you may challenge ED 237 by completing the modules on your own without help from the instructors. In either case, you will have full access to all of the online instructional materials for all modules.

For more information about challenging ED 237, please see this page.