Computers & Technology

DATABASES
Gale Courses
A wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online through Gale Courses. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.
LearningExpress Computer Skills Center (BadgerLink) Library Use
Home Use
A collection of web-based computer software skill-building, for student and adult learners.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
AdobeTV
Tutorials about basic tasks and new features.
CNet
Information, tools, and advice that will help you decide what to buy and how to get the most out of the tech in your life.
Coding Academy
Teaching the world how to code.
Common Craft
Library of "ready-made" videos to introduce and explain complex subjects.
DigitalLearn
Tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace.
Floss Manuals
Collection of manuals about free and open source software.
GCFLearnFree
From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free.
GCFAprendeLibre
Es un espacio virtual en Español creado para ti, para ayudarte a crecer y alcanzar tus sueños.
Hack This Site
Free, safe and legal training ground for hackers to test and expand their hacking skills.
Learn to Type
Free online typing tutor.
How to Use the Mouse
Resource to help beginning computer users become familiar with using a mouse.
Northstar Digital Literacy
basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in nine main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Office Training Center
Free tutorials from Microsoft on how to use their products.
TechBoomers
Free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites.
Virtual Privacy Lab
Learn about privacy topics and generate a custom privacy toolkit geared towards your online needs.
YouTube
Search for videos with the name of the software or device and a brief explanation of what you want to learn.

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