Draft:Work Functionality Checklist

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About this article

This article includes a list for those receiving new laptops through the e-Warrior Digital Life and Learning Program to check for work functionality. It is intended for students and employees.

What's work-functional?"

Our main goal when distributing new laptops and tablets is to help you become work-functional as quickly as possible. Being "work-functional" does not mean that you know how to use every feature and function of your new devices. It simply means that you know enough to work effectively.


Power management

  • I know how to turn the laptop on, restart it, and shut it down
  • I know how to hibernate or lock the laptop when I walk away from my desk
  • I know how to check the laptop's battery life
  • I know how to access and change the laptop's power settings


  • Touch-sensitive screen
  • Camera
  • Desktop system tray


  • I know how to adjust the laptop's screen brightness
  • I know how to adjust the laptop's audio volume and mute the audio
  • i know how to increase the size of the icons and text on the desktop as needed
  • I know how to pin and unpin icons to the the taskbar and Start screen
  • I know how to add, move, and delete Desktop shortcuts
  • Help+Tips tile has very good instruction for Windows 8
  • Supported Browsers
  • Technology Knowledge Base Tile

Finding, installing, and removing applications

  • Access the entire list of applications from the Start screen
  • Search for applications from the desktop and Start screen
  • Install and remove applications from the control panel

Network connectivity

  • Turn the wireless radio on and off
  • Check for wireless signal strength
  • Search for and select wireless networks
  • Determine to what wireless network the laptop is connected currently
  • Connect to network drives
  • Connect to VPN
  • Network storage for employees

File management

  • Access the File Explorer from the desktop and Start screen
  • Open local laptop Documents, Pictures, Videos, and Downloads folders
  • Open local network folders (e.g., personal, department, class)
  • Change the view on a folder
  • Create new folders
  • Rename and delete existing folders
  • Open OneDrive for Business
  • Mount and dismount an external drive
  • Save, move, delete, rename files in all storage locations


  • Connect to a campus network printer


  • Connect the laptop to a data projector or LCD
  • Adjust the projection settings (e.g., mirror/duplicate, extend, send to second screen only) and screen resolution

Restoration (for those who exchanged old devices)

  • Copied all work-related data, documents, and media to new laptop
  • Installed all work-related applications on new laptop

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