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What You Should Already Know

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning Outcomes

The following learning outcomes for this course cover the educational standards for a Keyboarding class.

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of both alphabetic and numeric keys.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate keyboarding touch technique.
  3. Evaluate keyboarding skills and personal improvement.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic functions and tasks of word processing software.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to type at least 35 correct words per minute.

Course Materials

The online course content is the only text for this course. In addition to the course content, you will need a computer with internet access and a word processing program (preferably Microsoft Word).

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You will report completion of the typing lessons for credit at the end of unit 1 and unit 2. There will also be 1 instructor-graded formatting assignment at the end of unit 3.


There is a quiz after each unit in this course (3 in total). These quizzes will test the material learned in each unit, and are open book. A pretest (which does not count toward your grade) at the beginning of the course will help you to familiarize yourself with the types of questions that will appear on the 3 quizzes.

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In order to pass the exam, you must be able to type at least 35 WPM with at least 90% accuracy. This might sound a little scary to you, but no matter what your current typing level is, you will improve your skills greatly just by practicing daily and completing all of the required lessons and assignments. You will have two attempts to successfully complete the typing portion of the test.

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The following tables show the weight for each graded event and the grading scale used for this course.

Assignment% of Final Grade
Submit Typing Lessons 4.5%
Unit 1 Quiz 12%
Submit Typing Lessons 4.5%
Unit 2 Quiz 12%
Formatting Assignment 15%
Unit 3 Quiz 12%
Final Exam 40%
Grading Scale
A 94–100%
A− 90–93%
B+ 86–89%
B 84–85%
B− 80–83%
C+ 76–79%
C 74–75%
C− 70–73%
D+ 66–69%
D 64–65%
D− 60–63%
E (fail) < 60%

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Copyright Notice

The materials used in connection with this online course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws. For questions or more information, please visit the BYU Copyright Licensing Office website.

“Members of the BYU community who willfully disregard this Copyright Policy or the BYU Copyright Guidelines place themselves individually at risk of legal action and may incur personal liability for their conduct. The unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities, including actual and statutory damages, costs and fees of litigation, fines, and imprisonment

Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy)

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Accessibility Notice

BYU is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in BYU's programs and activities. In this spirit, BYU Independent Study aspires to improve web accessibility for users. While not required by law, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Levels A and AA provide a wide range of helpful recommendations to make Web content more accessible. BYU Independent Study strives to apply WCAG 2.0 recommendations where feasible, but may deviate from any recommendations that would result in an undue hardship to BYU Independent Study or alterations to program and course content and objectives. If you have questions about accessibility, or if you need to report problems with any accessibility features please see our Accessibilities and Accommodations Web Page.

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Course Policies


Summary: 3 open book quizzes, 2 typing progress report submissions, 1 formatting assignment, may resubmit each once for a fee

Final Exam

Summary: 1 proctored instructor-graded exam, may retake once for a fee, must pass to earn credit for the course.The final exam for this course is a pass/fail typing speed and typing accuracy exam.

Course Duration

You have 1 year to complete this course. You may purchase one 3-month extension if you need more than a year to complete the course.

Getting Help

Contact Independent Study by clicking this link http://is.byu.edu/site/contactus/student_support.cfm

University Policy - Title IX Statement

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Misconduct

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Brigham Young University prohibits unlawful sex discrimination against any participant in its education programs or activities. The university also prohibits sexual harassment—including sexual violence—committed by or against students, university employees, and visitors to campus. As outlined in university policy, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are considered forms of "Sexual Misconduct" prohibited by the university.

University policy requires all university employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at t9coordinator@byu.edu or (801) 422-8692. Reports may also be submitted through EthicsPoint at https://titleix.byu.edu/report or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours a day).

BYU offers confidential resources for those affected by Sexual Misconduct, including the university’s Victim Advocate, as well as a number of non-confidential resources and services that may be helpful. Additional information about Title IX, the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, reporting requirements, and resources can be found at http://titleix.byu.edu or by contacting the university’s Title IX Coordinator.