courses

Basic Computer Functions (Live Class)

Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer and get an introduction to the Windows Desktop. Discover how easy it is to customize your desktop by changing the background, arranging the desktop icons, adjusting the screen saver settings and creating desktop shortcuts. Learn handy keyboard shortcuts that will help you get more done in less time! An introduction to common Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher will be covered. 

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A2.1, A3, B1.2, D.1-D.2

Conquer Your Fear of Digital Technology

Explore basic computer functions, learn how to save and organize your computer files and learn tips for naming files and keeping your files safe. Instructions for both Windows and Mac users are given. Explore the difference between uploading, downloading, attaching files and using the cloud. Learn about Google Docs and how to create files on your new Google account and share them. Learners will create a Google account in this course if they don’t have one..

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Creating a Digital Portfolio

This short course was originally designed for learners preparing for secondary school credit, who need to develop the skills and knowledge required to complete their Senior PLAR Portfolio. However, this course is also recommended for learners with a post-secondary or employment goal since it focuses on development of an electronic portfolio. In the development of a portfolio, learners will also work through a process of reflection and goal setting.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Creating Your Digital Footprint

In this course you will find out what a digital footprint is and how one is created. You will explore the different reasons people communicate online and look at some online communication tools. Don't worry if you don't know what any of those terms mean yet. You will by the end of the course.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Introduction to SABA (Live Class)

This class is for first time users of the SABA program. If you are taking a SABA Class on the LearningHUB, we recommend you take this class first. We will practise using the communication tools including the microphone, text chat and participation icons. You will also learn how to use the markup tools and practise using them on the Whiteboard. If this course isn't available before your SABA Class is scheduled, a playback of the session should be watched so you are ready for your first class. 

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A2.1, A3, B1.2, D.1-D.2

Learning to Communicate by Understanding Internet and e-Mail

Learn the basics when using the Internet and e-mail. Discover how to search the world wide web to access information on local weather and news. You will be introduced to commonly used terms, the difference between a web browser and a search engine, how to use the favorites tool and some tips when printing information from the Internet. You will practise basic e-mail use and learn how others may interpret your e-mail messages. This course will take your basic Internet use and e-mail skills to the next level

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Learning to Communicate using MS Excel 2007

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers, and an understanding of Microsoft Word. This five module course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Excel. Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. Access to MS Excel 2007 is required.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Learning to Communicate using MS Excel 2010

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers, and an understanding of Microsoft Word. This five module course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Excel. Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. Access to MS Excel 2010 is required.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Learning to Communicate using MS Word 2007

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. This course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Word 2007. Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. Access to MS Word 2007 is required. You will be required to complete an intake assessment before starting this course.

Learning to Communicate with MS Word 2010

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. This course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Word 2010. Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. Access to MS Word 2010 is required. You will be required to complete an intake assessment before starting this course.

Managing Computer Files (Live Class)

Do you have trouble finding files after you save them to your computer? Take this course to learn some tips for naming and managing your files, creating folders and renaming and deleting files. This course will also explore the difference between uploading, downloading and attaching files. You should have a general understanding of basic computer functions to participate in this class. 

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A2.1, A3 B1.2, D.1-D.2

Self Exploration: Examining My Online Identity and Digital Media Use

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. In this course, you will learn about your online identity, discuss how to protect your online identity with secure passwords, look at the uses of digital devices and media in your life and talk about evaluating online information.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Social Media and Your Job Search

If you're an experienced job searcher, you may know everything you could possibly know about resumes, cover letters, interviews and the best websites for job postings. You might not be as familiar with the latest tools that can enhance your job search -  Social Media.

Social media is certainly a well-known part of many people's personal lives, but it also is becoming a powerful job search medium.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of Social Media in the Job Search
  • Learn how LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can work for you in the search for employment
  • Experience using these popular social media tools to become more familiar with their functionality

 

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process. Learners should have a basic

Steps to Success

Some learn best by watching or reading, some by listening, and others by trying things on their own.  Our favourite way to learn is called our preferred learning style and knowing your style can help you learn better. This course will help you identify your learning style, and will provide strategies to use that take advantage of your preference.  You will learn how to use memory strategies like mnemonic phrases or images.  Online learning is very different from classroom learning.  This course helps to identify learning challenges and obstacles and how to cope when faced with a challenge.   The goal of this course is to help you explore strategies for managing time, reaching out for help, setting goals and monitoring your learning.  

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.
 

Surfing the Internet for Beginners (Live Class)

Do you find surfing the internet confusing? Are you hearing words that aren't familiar to you? Would you like to learn how to access information on local weather, used cars for sale, health and more? Sign up for this course and we will help you clear up some internet mysteries!

OALCF Levels: A1.2-A1.3, A2.2-A2.3, A3, B1.2, B2.2,-B2.3, B3.1, B4, D.1-D.2

Using Email in the Workplace (Live Class)

Take your basic e-mail skills to the next level! This class teaches about e-mail accounts and their basic features. You will learn how to create effective e-mails and begin to understand how others interpret your messages. Discover how you can maximize your time when using e-mail and learn the "dos" and "don'ts" of using e-mail in the workplace.

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A2.1, A3, B1.2, B2.1-B2.2, B3.1-B3.2, D.1-D.2