courses

Computer & Internet Basics (Live Class)

This course will introduce you to the basic parts and features of a computer.  You will explore how to change background images, arrange icons, adjust the screen saver and create shortcuts on a Windows desktop.  You will learn common vocabulary, basic Internet search tools and helpful keyboard shortcuts.  A brief introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher will be covered.
 

Computing for College and Careers

These courses are for learners who already have a basic understanding of internet and email. Learners will need good reading skills to benefit from the lessons. They are great for adults who want to increase their digital skills for employment, education or personal knowledge. Topics include

  • Using the Internet
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Working with Software
  • Building documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Social Media

 

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Conquer Your Fear of Digital Technology

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

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Creating Your Digital Footprint

In this course you will find out what a digital footprint is and how you create one. You will explore the different reasons we 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!

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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.

 

Learning to Communicate using MS Excel 2010

Microsoft Excel is a powerful and fun tool that can help you organize, analyze and present information. In this course you will be introduced to the basic features and functions of Excel, including entering and formatting data in cells, using math formulas and creating simple tables and charts. You can read the lesson instructions from printable documents or you can watch the video tutorials.

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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

This courses introduces you to the basic functions of Microsoft Word. You will find out how to create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. You will learn about alignment, indenting, headers, footers, bulleted and numbered lists and tables. In each unit you will complete an activity to show your understanding. You will learn by watching video tutorials.

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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. 

 

Self Exploration: Examining My Online Identity and Digital Media Use

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. 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.

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Social Media and Your Job Search

If you're an experienced job searcher, you may know quite a bit about resumes, cover letters, interviews and the best websites for job listings. But you might not be as familiar with the latest online tools to enhance your job search! In this course you will learn how LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can help with your employment search. Each unit has an interactive activity to guide you through creating a sample account using the basic features.

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Steps to Success

This is a great course for learners who are new to the LearningHUB or online learning! In this course, we give you strategies and tips to set you up for success! You will identify your learning style and discover some ways to take advantage of your learning preferences. You will be introduced to memory and study tips as well as strategies for managing your time, reaching out for help, setting goals and monitoring your progress. You will learn to identify your learning challenges and how to come up with solutions when faced with an obstacle.

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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.