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Skills Check 0

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.

Sign in to work on the Skills Check.
  1. Home
  2. Computing skills
  3. Web browser basics
  4. Setting your home page

Setting your home page

You can choose any page for your browser to link to when it opens. You might want to use a page that you go to often, such as a news page, the OU's StudentHome page, or the site for your favourite sports team.

How to store a home page

The easiest way is to browse to the page you want to use, then click on

  1. Tools, then
  2. Internet Options
  3. In the window that opens, click the Use Current button, then
  4. click OK at the bottom of the window. Whenever you use your browser in future it will open to that page.

An alternative way is to repeat steps 1 and 2 above and then type the URL (web address) of the page in the window's 'Address' bar, then click OK.

The Internet Options dialog box will look as follows: