Typing and Keyboarding

How to Use Mavis Beacon Typing Program


Getting Started


  1. Open Mavis Beacon Typing Program by double clicking on the Mavis Beacon icon (picture).
  2. Click on “Run.”
  3. If this is your first time, sing in by typing your first and last name and selecting your age group. If it’s not your first time, click on your name on the class list.
  4. Click on “Enter Classroom.”


In the Classroom


  1. Follow the directions that Mavis gives you on the screen.
  2. Use the head phones to hear both music and the praise that Mavis gives.
  3. To move to the lesson or the next set of instructions, either press “Enter” on the keyboard or click on “Start Lesson” on the screen.
  4. Move at your own pace.
  5. Remember, to type well, you need to work on both your speed and your accuracy.




  1. Before you sign off, print a certificate to keep a record of how well you did:
    1. Using the mouse, click on “Info” at the bottom of the screen. A menu will appear.
    2. Click on “Progress” in this new menu box.
    3. Click on “Print Certificate” at the bottom of the Progress box.
    4. Pick up your certificate at the printer.
  2. Close the program by clicking “Quit” at the bottom of the Mavis Beacon screen.
  4. When it asks you if you really want to quit, select “Yes.”



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