During your Pathstream certificate program, you’ll be required to navigate your web browser and common online applications such as Google Workspace, Zoom, Google Calendar, and more. At Pathstream we’re committed to helping you feel confident as you make progress in your courses. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of practical digital skills and divided them into three categories: Important, Recommended, and Helpful Skills.
At any point during your Pathstream journey you may return to this resources hub to refresh your digital skill set.
Types of Skills
These skills are necessary for you to familiarize yourself with, and they will appear most frequently throughout your Pathstream certificate journey. They include, but are not limited to, Google suite, Zoom, Calendly, and password management.
These skills are highly recommended and are commonly used across many industries. They include: browser basics, Google Drive, Google Calendar, and how to use keyboard shortcuts.
Consider these skills “nice to have.” While they will not directly come up in your Pathstream certificate program, they are useful to know and will further improve your online experience. They include: using Grammarly, using Slack, and email best practices.
Google Workspace is a suite of tools that can help you be more productive and collaborative in your personal and professional life. You’ll use some of these tools in your Pathstream experience and likely beyond as well.
Calendly / Zoom for Office Hours
Calendly is a scheduling software, and how you’ll sign up for Office Hours. Zoom is a software that allows you to participate in video meetings. Pathstream’s Office Hours are hosted on Zoom.
Signing Up for & Making the Most of Office Hours
Additional Zoom Troubleshooting: muting / unmuting, using your audio / video, chatting, screen sharing, recording
Copying and Pasting
Google Calendar is a scheduling service that you can use to improve time management in your personal and professional life.
How to open Google Calendar, add an event, view your calendar, invite people to your events, edit and delete events, and create and share calendars.
Learning keyboard shortcuts can help you to navigate computers with more ease and efficiency.
Google Drive is a file storage service that you can use to safely store and organize all your files from any device.
Other Helpful Skills
Grammarly is a typing assistant software that can help improve your spelling, grammar, punctuation, and clarity.
Avoid Email Phishing Scams
Translation (for English Language Learners)
If you are more comfortable reading, writing, or listening in a language other than English, then you might benefit from these resources as you learn new course content.
Translating Web Pages using Google Chrome
Updating Language Preferences on Chrome
Changing Primary Languages in Google Sheets
Using Google Translate to Translate Functions to different languages in Google Sheets
Translating a Youtube Video Using Subtitles
Writing a Professional Email
Slack is an instant messaging software commonly used by employees within a business, or across separate businesses, to communicate.