Teach Yourself Technology


General Technology Skills

Computer Skills Center
Interactive video tutorials to help you master computer and Internet basics and popular software programs.

Digital Homeroom
Computer skills resources compiled by SPPL's Community Technology Empowerment Project members. Covering typing and mouse practice, internet basics, email skills, Microsoft Office, and Google Drive.

Tutorials for those who are new to computers, have not used them for a while, or just need a refresher.

Tutorials suitable for beginners and intermediate learners.

Easy-to-use video tutorials to help you learn business, technical and creative skills -- anytime, anywhere. Tutorials feature experts on Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, web design, digital video and audio, and much more!

Niche Academy
Learn to use the library's digital services and popular websites with step-by-step how-to video tutorials.

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment
Learn the basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. When individuals pass the assessments at approved sites, they can obtain the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate.

Tutorials on how to use popular websites like Amazon, Gmail, Netflix, and social networks.


Adobe Creative Suite (PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign)
Video tutorials for Adobe Creative Suite, suitable for beginners and intermediate users.

Microsoft Office 365 Training Center (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Tutorials on using Office 365. Training for past versions (Office 2013, Office 2010) is also available.

Typing, Keyboard, and Mouse Skills

Mouse Practice
An introduction to basic mouse and web navigation skills, from the Burlington County (NJ) Library.

Mousing Around
An introduction to the computer mouse, from the Palm Beach County (FL) Library.

Hands-on mouse practice and games for the complete beginner.

Peter's Online Typing Course
A set of free online typing lessons and typing exercises for beginning typists.

Sense-Lang Typing Tutorials
Typing and keyboarding tutorials and games.

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