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The Skills Check is a short survey which should take you no more than 3 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the Skills Check we provide you with a personal learning plan targeted to your personal study needs and goals.

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Computer security

As you will be using a computer on a regular basis during your study, you will need to ensure that you and your data are safe. Within this section you will find information on subjects such as Firewalls, Viruses, Maintenance and Phishing.

Covered in this section

  • Computer security: passwords and online safeguards
  • Computers and your health
  • Computer Maintenance
  • 10 mins to complete this section

OU students use computers regularly

  • To access their module websites via StudentHome (the website where students find everything they need for their studies)
  • To use multimedia CDs and DVDs
  • To communicate with their tutor, fellow students and anyone else at the OU
  • To visit and engage in online forums
  • To write and submit assignments and to collect marked assignments

The OU booklet 'Using a computer to support your study' gives you further information.