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Keyboard Shortcuts for Distance Learning

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We all know that distance learning has added a lot to the plates of teachers and students. If schools were not using technology before, they are now. Everyone has had to learn new skills to adapt to the new environment. Sometimes learning new tech can be a little overwhelming and can take a lot of time. Let’s take a look at keyboard shortcuts that can make learning how to do things on your computer a little easier.

Why Use Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts might seem like a small thing; however, they are truly beneficial. Keyboard shortcuts allow you and your students to streamline what you are doing on your computer. With shortcuts, you are able to use fewer clicks to get something done and therefore save time.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Chromebooks

  • Open a new tab: Control + T
  • Re-open your last closed tab: Control + Shift + T
  • Close your current tab: Control + W
  • Open recently closed tabs: Control + Shift + T
  • View history: Control + H
  • Open options menu: Alt + E
  • Take a screen shot: Control + Overview
  • Maximize your window: Alt + =
  • Minimize your window: Alt + –
  • See all keyboard shortcuts: Control + Alt + /

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

  • Alt + Tab = Switch between open tabs
  • Alt + F4 = Close the active item
  • F3 = Search for a file or folder
  • Alt + Esc = Cycle through items in the order that they were open
  • Alt + Left Arrow = Go back
  • Alt + Right Arrow = Go forward
  • Ctrl+Shift+Esc = Open Task Manager
  • Ctrl + A = Select all items in a document or window
  • Ctrl + D = Delete the selected item in a document or window
  • Ctrl + Shift With an Arrow Key = Select text
  • Esc = Quit current task

Save More Time with Classroom Management

Just like keyboard shortcuts can save you time during class, so can classroom management software. It helps you monitor your students’ devices in real-time, during both distance learning and in the classroom. Netop Vision offers a free trial. No credit card required!

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