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Sabanci Workshop: Internet Basics Checklist

Customized for Sabanci University by Deborah Healey from information by Leslie Opp-Beckman and Deborah Healey.

Tools and Tasks: Email


Progress Checklist

Open Netscape Mail to start.

What is your email address?



Log in to your email.


Read messages in Inbox.


Compose and send messages to others.


Reply to messages from others.

Introduce yourself to your teacher and the person next to you.


Send self-introduction to your teacher and the person next to you.



Delete messages, as needed.

Any questions or comments about email?


Log out.




Read and talk about "netiquette."

Email can open up a world of opportunity. It can also get to be too much of a good thing. This will require some management from you.


Create folders; move messages and files in and out of folders.



Add addresses to the address book.




Added features: signatures and attachments


Create a signature file.



Send and receive attachments.




Connecting with people



Responding to the teacher and fellow classmates.

Keypals - start at Kenji Kitao's Keypals page

Tools and Tasks for Mailing Lists


Progress Checklist

Use to find a list of interest. For EFL, try TESL-L.


Subscribe to a mailing list.



Read the Welcome message.

Don't let the list mail overrun your mailbox.


Set the Digest option to get one long message per day.




Many professional lists archive useful materials and information.


Get a file from a mailing list archive. Save it to disk.




E-lists can be a useful way to coordinate information flow for groups of people involved in courses, committee work, and conference planning.


Do I understand how to set up a future list with a service such as at




Any questions or comments about mailing lists?



Tools and Tasks for the World Wide Web


Progress Checklist

We will use the Web browser software application Netscape for email, conferencing (group communication), information searches (browsing), and authoring hypertext documents.


Basic Netscape Menus: File-new window, Go.


Close vs. quit Netscape.


Basic Netscape functions: buttons and URL bar.


Bookmark Menu (Favorites) basics: add, go to.




Each engine has strengths and weaknesses, and each uses its own "syntax" in queries.


Search basics:

  • category vs. key words
  • phrases with quotation marks
  • boolean searches

Search results:

  • Apply search strategies using a variety of kinds of search engines.
  • Interpret search results.

Practice with searches.


Bookmark useful sites




Better bookmarking.


Edit bookmarks. Add folders, sort bookmarks, add annotations.



Save bookmarks to disk and open them from the disk. You can follow instructions at

Evaluate site authenticity and quality:


Rate the sites you've bookmarked.




Back up strategies (print, floppy, file transfer).


Save to a floppy disk.



Mail to yourself.



Print selectively.

Privacy with browser-based mail.


Identity in the preferences; clearing the cache and history.




Citing Electronic Documents; see the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)


Add a citation to a bookmark.




Specialized search engines; finding people, graphics, sound, and video clips.


Find different types of media.



Evaluate content and size.



Save selectively to disk



Integrate a graphic into a handout or mini-project.




Conferencing online using Nicenet. Go to and look at the group communication from my advanced reading and writing class, ELI 162.


Join by typing 2487ZE53 as the class code. After the first time, you'll just type your username and password.

Discuss online what you might do with this tool.


Join the Sabanci Workshop group by typing PZ2783S90 as the class code the first time.




Web page creation. The first project will be to turn your bookmarks into a web page that you can carry around on a disk.


Word or Netscape Composer basics.



Use a template from Tech-Niques to create a second HTML document.



Netscape’s view source function.




Design basics: think of your audience!


Layout basics.


Effective use of images.


Header and footer requirements.



Assess your work.




Informal peer review of projects.


Assess at least two web pages.

What elements would you incorporate into your own page(s)?




Any questions or comments about this?
Last updated 24 April 1999 by Deborah Healey,