Category: Computer Basics

  • Basic Computer Skills
    • Practice and develop these basic computer skills: turn on and off, log on and off; navigate with a mouse and manipulate windows; navigate and use desktop, icons, and files; create, save, and edit a Word document; cut, copy, and paste text.
  • Basic Computer Skills
    • Learn how to: to use a mouse and keyboard; open and close software programs; locate a saved file; and copy and paste files or text.
  • Basic Computer Skills Handout 1
    • Basic computer skills cheat sheet covering how to: turn computer on and off, log on and off; create, save, and edit a Word document; cut, copy, and paste text.
  • Basic Computer Skills Handout 2
    • Microsoft Word document formatting exercises.
  • Beginner’s Module
    • This is a 11 class module covering the basics of the computer and its operation from mouse and keyboard use through operating systems, Internet safety, email and online document storage.
  • Bruce's Unusual Typing Wizard
    • Downloadable typing tutor for Windows. Available in English and Dutch.
  • Convert Bytes
    • Byte to bit convertor.
  • Cursillo Nuevo Para El Usuario
    • Este curso fue diseñado para ayudar a aprender a usar el ratón y a familiarizarse con la computadora.
  • Digital Literacy Curriculum
    • Whether you are new to computing or have some experience, Digital Literacy will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The courses help you learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement your lifestyle, and consider careers where you can put your skills to work. There are three levels: The Basic curriculum features a course called A First Course Toward Digital Literacy. This course teaches the value of computers in society and introduces you to using a mouse and the keyboard ; The Standard curriculum features five courses that cover computer basics; using the internet and productivity programs; security and privacy; and digital lifestyles - these five courses are available in four versions that use examples and screenshots from different versions of Windows and Microsoft Office ; The Advanced curriculum features five courses that cover building your first app, creating an e-mail account, creating a great resume, searching for content on the World Wide Web and social networking.
  • Digital Survival: Essential Information for Getting Started with Computers, the Internet, and Mobile Phones
    • Provides readers with information on how to keep their electronics safe and running smoothly.
  • Free Online Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC)
    • Free Online Dictionary of Computing (FOLDOC).
  • Habilidades Básicas de Computación
    • Aprenda lo básico de las computadoras como: encender y apagar las computadoras de forma segura; iniciar y cerrar sesión con contraseña; usar el ratón para navegar y manipular ventanas; navegar dentro de las estructuras y el uso de archivos informáticos; crear, salvar, y editar un documento; y cortar, copiar, y pegar texto.
  • How To Learn To Use Any Software Application You Want
    • This tutorial will highlight the qualities of each learning modality commonly used to learn new software applications. Each modality has its own unique properties. As you'll see, one modality does not necessarily far exceed another. We encourage you to re-evaluate your choice of learning tool every time you are put in the position to learn a new application.
  • Keyboard Tutorial
    • Very basic computer keyboard tutorial for beginners.
  • Learn to Type Online
    • Offers a structured typing course for motivated individuals looking to develop their keyboard skills.
  • Mouserobics
    • Very basic tutorial for first-time mouse users.
  • New User Tutorial
    • This tutorial has been designed to help people who have never used a computer before. We will concentrate on using the mouse and a few other basic skills.
  • Power Typing
    • Learn typing with free online typing lessons for Qwerty or Dvorak keyboard. Great for beginners or as a practice to improve speed. Our online typing games are great for kids and up. Some games are accompanied with music. Take a timed test to find your typing speed.
  • The Computer
    • After reading this chapter, you should understand: how to keep your computer healthy and running smoothly, the different components that make the computer work, how to connect devices to your computer, the varieties and types of software applications, and how to protect your computer and its data.
  • Tips
    • Tips describe and offer advice about common security issues for non-technical computer users.
  • Windows for Beginners
    • This site is for those who wish to learn some basics about how to use their computers for simple tasks without becoming embroiled in a whole lot of technical detail. It is also aimed at showing some elementary operations of Windows for those who are new to personal computers.