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General

Coding

Email

Google Docs

Internet

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Word

Typing

Social Media

Using a Mouse

Web Conferencing

 

General

  

BrainFuse

https://landing.brainfuse.com/index.asp?u=main.newark.nj.brainfuse.com

https://npl.org/internet-electronic-resources/alphabetical-listing-of-databases/#B

Learn how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with the complete tutorials.

 

BBC First Click 

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/connect/BBC_First_Click_Beginners_Guide.pdf

Step by step introductory guide to using computers and the Internet.

 

Code.org

http://code.org  

Hour-long instructional sessions are geared toward a diversity of audiences, from the very young to adults.

 

Computer Basics

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics

Video tutorials cover What Is a Computer?, operating systems, applications, "the cloud," and others for starting to use a computer.

 

Computer Programming, Networking, and Tech Tutorials

http://www.khake.com/page65.html

Links to computer tutorials. Also see this page for additional resources.

 

Digital Learn

https://www.digitallearn.org

Online tutorials include instruction on email, word, resumes, job searching, and using a computer--but also include how to use SKYPE and Facebook, and how to buy a plane ticket online.

 

FindThatFile

https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/find-that-file

 Use this site to locate all file types, or just documents, videos, audio files, fonts, software, and compressed file formats.

 

GCF Clobal - Technology

https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/subjects/tech

Microsoft Office 2016, Email, Internet, Online Safety, Linux, and more.

 

Kathy Schrock Guide to Everything

http://www.schrockguide.net/google-tools.html

 This page will provide resources to support various Google Tools presentations and additional information Kathy Schrock discovers.

 

Learning Express

http://www.learningexpresshub.com/learningexpresslibrary?AuthToken=WE43

Instruction in computer and Internet basics, Microsoft applications (like Word and Excel), computer graphics (like Illustrator and Photoshop), and Windows operating systems.

 

Newbie's Guide to Streaming

http://tinyurl.com/o6ek5c5  

A guide to watching television and film over an internet connection instead of by cable or on BluRay or DVDs.

 

Passwords

http://nplwebguides.pbworks.com/w/page/138631350/Passwords

A webguide on creating and securely storing passwords. 

 

 

Email

  

Beginner's Guide to Effective Email

http://www.webfoot.com/advice/email.top.html 

Context, format, layout, etiquette, etc.

 

Create Your Gmail Account

http://tinyurl.com/8xn3t4n

Apply now for a free account.

 

Gmail Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6zYF7fbJk8
A step-by-step tutorial that shows tips on how to undo sent emails, organizing email boxes, using templates, setting up dark theme,  and more.

 

ProtonMail

https://mail.protonmail.com/create/new?language=en

Sign up for an encrypted email account to avoid surveillance of your communication.

 

Welcome to Yahoo! Mail

https://login.yahoo.com/config/login_verify2?&.src=ym 

Click on "Sign up Now," then choose the free email account, and fill out the form. Note that sometimes we find that others have already taken a user name that you may have wanted; just invent another.

 

 

Google Docs

 

Google Docs Tour

https://support.google.com/docs/#topic=1382883

How to create, edit, and format different google docs, including sheets and slides.

 

Google Docs Tutorial

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/googledocuments

Learn to create and share documents.

 

Google Documents

https://sites.google.com/a/saline.k12.mi.us/wiki---google-documents/

Information about working with spreadsheets, presentations, and documents.

 

 

Internet

  

Build a Website 

https://websitebuilders.com

This page offers elements of web page construction for when you want to develop your own site. It also shows you how to use basic free website constructors such as Wix, Weebly, Wordpress and more.  

 

Finding Information on the Internet—University of California, Berkeley

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html 

An excellent, extensive introduction to the subject, with suggestions for search strategies, tools, and citing Internet sources in research papers.

 

How the Internet Works

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/code-org/computers-and-the-internet#internet-works

In short videos, you’ll get an inside look into foundational concepts of everything from wires to websites, taught by guest lecturers including the actual “Father of the Internet” Vint Cerf, Tumblr founder David Karp, and creators on teams at Google, Spotify, XBox, Symantec, and more.

 

Working with the Web: Browser Basics

http://www.jegsworks.com

A basic guide intended to help users connect to the internet and to navigate web pages.

 

 

Microsoft Access

 

Access Quick Start Guide - Microsoft Office 365

 

Access Tutorial

https://www.guru99.com/ms-access-tutorial.html

An illustrated guide to all the features of MS Access: from what it is, the difference between Access and Excel, how to create tables and databases, and more.

 

Access 2013 through 2021 Database Tasks

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/basic-tasks-for-an-access-desktop-database-5ddb8595-497c-4366-8327-ae79d2abdc9c

A very good introduction to creating and using databases.

 

Guide to the Access  User Interface

https://goo.gl/6sy8OJ

An interactive command reference guide.

MS Access Tutorials

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/ms_access/ms_access_overview.htm 

A guide to learning Microsoft Access for absolute beginners. 

 

Training Courses for Access 2013

http://tinyurl.com/kyckdpv

Beginner and Intermediate video tutorials include an overview of Access, instruction on how to build a table, create table relationships, move from Access 2003 to 2013, and more.

 

Video Tutorial for Access
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubmwp8kbfPc

In this step-by-step tutorial, "learn what Access is for, why you should use it over a spreadsheet, how to create tables, how to add a form, how to run SQL queries, and how to create a report."

 

 

Microsoft Excel

 
Excel Help and Learning - Microsoft Office 365

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/excel

Find a template, create a workbook, create a formula, etc.

 

Excel 2013 Class

https://www.gcflearnfree.org/excel2013

Learn how to create and format simple spreadsheets, use simple and complex formulas and functions, and accomplish more advanced tasks in this free course.

 

Microsoft Excel Video Tutorials

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmkaw6oRnRv8lAKbKbflJRqS-9wuYNWUw

A comprehensive list of Excel features at different learning levels.

 

Training Courses for Excel 2013

http://tinyurl.com/n2ddrvd

From beginner through advanced--over 2 dozen free video tutorials teach you to become an Excel pro.

 

 

Microsoft PowerPoint

  

PowerPoint Help and Learning - Microsoft Office 365

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint

Apply a template, create a presentation, insert slides, and more.

 

PowerPoint Basics Tutorials

https://iu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/PowerPointA+The+Basics+-+Packaging+a+Presentation/1_4oqog4iq  

Fundamental and more advanced instruction in creating a PowerPoint presentation.

 

PowerPoint Video Tutorials
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmkaw6oRnRv_qE6EFkCJE-Z73EPksgSd0

A comprehensive list of PowerPoint tips and features. Beginner levels 1 and 2 are also included. 

 

Training Courses for Powerpoint 2013

http://tinyurl.com/pyt8ktm

From Microsoft, Beginner through Advanced video lessons for using Powerpoint 2013.

 

 

Microsoft Publisher

  

Basic Tasks in Publisher 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/basic-tasks-in-publisher-0e5ed249-1927-433f-a35c-63beb8216fcf
Apply a template, create a publication, insert illustrations, etc.

 

Getting Started with Publisher 2013 Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mtRMoE5uUI

Youtube video gives a quick overview of Publisher 2013.

 

Microsoft Publisher 2019 Video Tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GggLhqblSOU&list=PLmkaw6oRnRv8UYcRLpxon4rPQm_pud8nd&index=9

Start designing digital documents with Microsoft Publisher 2019. This beginner's tutorial will show you how to use Microsoft Publisher to create digital documents to print or share digitally.

 

Publisher Help and Learning - Microsoft Office 365
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/publisher

A comprehensive list of Publisher tips and features. Beginner levels 1 and 2 are also included. 

 

 

Microsoft Word

  

MS Word 2021 Tutorial - Beginner's Level 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC13M8FGlNc&list=PLmkaw6oRnRv8UYcRLpxon4rPQm_pud8nd&index=1

 

Microsoft Word Computer Course - 2007 or 2010

https://www.homeandlearn.co.uk/word2007_2010/Word-2007-2010.html

This online Word course contains twelve sections where users can learn basic and more advanced features. Tutorials include different techniques and are accompanied by images to help users follow along with the instructions.

 

Using Dictate in Word - Writing with a Keyboard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlfNjnJfYqA

This tutorial will show you how to write without using a keyboard. Using dictate in Microsoft Word allows you to use your voice to type and format your document. There are several commands to know to get the most out of speech-to-text in Microsoft Word.

 

Microsoft Word Tutorial from GCFGlobal

https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/word/

Learn how to create documents such as letters, flyers, and reports with this free online class. If you would like to see more Word tutorials from GCFGlobal, please click here.

 

Word for Windows Training

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/word-for-windows-training-7bcd85e6-2c3d-4c3c-a2a5-5ed8847eae73

From Microsoft, video instruction from the basic (create a document) to more advanced features such as inserting watermarks, sharing and coauthor, and using templates.

 

Word Help and Learning - Microsoft Office 365

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/word
Learn about Word templates, sharing and editing documents, saving in OneDrive, and more.

 

 

Social Media

 

Free Social Media Tutorials

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/socialmedia

From GCFGlobal, a comprehensive  list of current social media platforms and how to use them. Covers Facebook, Twitter, blogging, Skype, Snapchat, Whatsapp, and more.

 

Social Media Training for Beginners

https://blogs.constantcontact.com/social-media-quickstarter/

Covers the basics of different social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and more. Learn how to develop your personal or professional online presence. 

 

 

Typing

 

Learn Touch Typing for Free!

https://www.typingclub.com
Exercises are available which will help users improve their typing skills.

 

Peter's Online Typing Course 

http://www.typing-lessons.org/preliminaries_1.html 

A series of 18 lessons for more effective typing. 

 

Sense-Lang

http://www.sense-lang.org/typing/

Timed typing tutorials and typing games.

 

Typing.com
http://www.typingweb.com

Lessons and practices for people at all levels, beginner to advanced.

 

Typing Academy

https://www.typing.academy

Learn to touch type from your web browser. No account necessary. 

 

 

Using a Mouse

 

Mouse Aerobics

https://www.internet4classrooms.com/entry_level_pc_mouse.htm

This friendly and very helpful lesson in using the computer mouse is also recommended as an excellent general introduction to using web sites.

 

Mousercise

http://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/mousercise.htm

Practice your very basic mousing skills on this fun website!

 

 

Web Conferencing

 

Zoom

How to Use Zoom to Stay Connected During Coronavirus (aarp.org)

How to use Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Read instructions for joining and hosting meetings, muting, chatting, screen sharing and more to help if you're unsure or intimidated about using any video conferencing platform like Zoom. 

 

For more information, including for other web conferencing platforms, see the Web Conferencing web guide. 

 


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