Type: Tutorials

Materials to help you study and learn the basic of a wide variety of subject areas. These materials can also help you study for taking the G.E.D. examination.
  • 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 Skills for the World Wide Web
    • This course will help get the most out of your experience with the World Wide Web. You will master the fundamental skills involved in intelligent web use.
  • Basic Word Processing Skills
    • Learn basic word processing and about options for formatting your documents.
  • Begin Your Research tutorial
    • Do you have an assignment to write a research paper but you’re not sure where to start? Take a deep breath and begin by carefully reading the assignment requirements. This will help you understand the work you need to do.
  • Ecology I: The Earth System
    • We will cover fundamentals of ecology, considering Earth as an integrated dynamic system. Topics include coevolution of the biosphere, geosphere, atmosphere and oceans; photosynthesis and respiration; the hydrologic, carbon and nitrogen cycles. We will examine the flow of energy and materials through ecosystems; regulation of the distribution and abundance of organisms; structure and function of ecosystems, including evolution and natural selection; metabolic diversity; productivity; trophic dynamics; models of population growth, competition, mutualism and predation. This course is designated as Communication-Intensive; instruction and practice in oral and written communication provided. Biology is a recommended prerequisite.
  • FSI Languages
    • The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is the United States federal government's primary training institution for employees of the U.S. foreign affairs community, preparing American diplomats as well as other professionals to advance U.S. foreign affairs interests overseas and in Washington.
  • GED Essay Game
    • This GED game will help you practice developing, organizing, and writing your GED essay. If the following resources do not load correctly, you may need to update your Flash Player.
  • Index of FSI
    • This is the index of audio and text collection for the FSI language courses.
  • 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.
  • Lessons in Numbers and Arithmetic
    • Lessons in Numbers and Arithmetic
  • Live Lingua - FSI
    • The FSI (Foreign Service Institute) language courses are arguably the best free language courses available anywhere. The FSI language courses cover over 40 languages from the most spoken in the world to some less well known ones. Some of the language learning material is a bit dated, but it is still possible for someone to learn a huge amount from this material This material is public domain, that means we have put it up at no costs, and with no commercials. Feel free to use and download the PDF files and audios on this page however you would like. All of these files are the original, and some of them are a bit old (over 30 years) so some of the information in them may be a bit out of date, but they are still the best free language courses you can find anywhere.
  • Mastering Basic E-Mail Skills
    • There are three basic parts to the course. The first teaches how to receive an e-mail message. Then you learn how to send a message. Finally you will acquire skill in attaching digital files to your e-mails.
  • Measurements
    • This site provides resources for learning about measurement.
  • Microsoft Office Online Tutorials
    • The Microsoft Office suite is an essential collection of desktop applications that includes Word for documents, Excel for spreadsheets, PowerPoint for presentations, Access for databases, and much more. Includes Office 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, XP, and 2000, as well as Office Tips.
  • Mouserobics
    • Very basic tutorial for first-time mouse users.
  • Notes on How to Study
    • Many students have used study techniques which have served them well in high school and are often surprised that these skills are often ineffective for university work. These notes provide a brief outline of some beginning study techniques.
  • Numbers
    • This site covers counting, basic arithmetic and more.
  • Self-Paced Tutorials
    • These tutorials are available when you are, on your schedule. You can view one lesson or an entire tutorial. If you need a quick answer, click on the relevant tutorial, view the applicable lesson, and then go on with your day. Or if you want to really learn a topic in depth, you can start with Lesson 1 and work your way through the entire tutorial. You can review the tutorial as many times as you want and anytime you need. Topics covered include Technology Basics (Computers, Email Basics, Internet Basics, Linux, Mac OS, Online Safety, Windows), Living in the Online World (Devices, Digital Skills, Photos and Graphics, Social Media, Using the Cloud), Microsoft Office, Essential Skills (Everyday Life, Math, Reading), and Work & Career (Career Planning, Job Search, Money, Workplace Skills).