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Technology: Tips, Tricks, and Resources

About Procertas

 The Law Library is pleased to offer Procertas, to help you learn law office technologies such as Word, Excel, and PDF that are important tech skills to become an efficient lawyer.

 

 

Using Procertas

Procertas is self-paced and configured to help you hone your skills in using Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat.  Attorneys use these skills daily.  Few attorneys, however, have mastered these skills.

Procertas offers two sets of modules: tutorials and assessments.

 

Tutorials teach you how to perform specific tasks step by step.  Procertas utilizes videos that guide you step-by-step and usually provides multiple avenues to perform each task.  Tutorials also require you to download a document and apply the skills that you leaned in that section.  You then upload the document and Procertas tells you if you completed the task correctly.

Assessment modules are structured similarly to tutorial modules with two main differences. 

  1. Assessments are timed.
  2. Assessments are scored.

When you successfully complete an assessment, you are awarded a score of Beginner, Inter meditate, Qualified, or Expert.  You can take the assessments multiple times to raise your score.

Procertas Certifications

Procertas offers a first-of-its kind integrated benchmarking and training platform focused on improving quality and increasing efficiency on the utilization of basic office technology that you already use as a legal professional. We pair competence-based assessments with synchronous, active learning in a completely live environment.

Our Certified Operator of Basic Office Technology (“COBOT”) scale is designated on a per-module basis for each user. Students earn COBOT digital badges to easily share verified proof of qualifications wherever they choose.

We have partnered with Credly’s Acclaim Platform to distribute and validate these badges in applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat.

How To Sign Up

Obtain A Registration email

In order to access Procertas, students must email a request for an account to a Reference Librarian. The Reference Librarian will then create an account for the student within two business days.

Registration Process

Step One

Once you have obtained your registration email, click on the User Activation button.

 

 

 

 

 

Step Two

Select your password.  Procertas requires a minimum of 5 characters.  Remember, you should never reuse passwords!

Step Three

Log into the Procertas LTA at https://ltaweb.azurewebsites.net

Step Four

The first time you log in to Procertas, you should set your Operating System as Windows or MAc.  You can change this setting later if you change operating systems.

Step Five

The first time you log in to Procertas, you should set your versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint  to Office 365, 2016 or 2019. For more information about Procertas and different versions of  the software, please see the FAQ section.