Want to learn a new computer skill? Below are some helpful handouts that cover computer learning topics. Click on a title below to download a handout.
Understanding Your Computer – Learn computing basics including how to minimize windows, move windows, and use the mouse. Windows 8 – Learn how to navigate Windows 8. Customize the Metro and the desktop. Windows 10 – Customize the taskbar and start menu in Windows 10 Files and Folders – Organize files on the computer. Learn how to save, open and move files. Keyboard Basics – Learn about typing and the special keys on the keyboard. Using a Flash Drive – Learn how to use a flash drive. Topics include opening, saving, and deleting files. Photos: Organize and Back Up – Learn how to organize photos into folders on a computer and how to back them up on a flash drive.
Using the Computer Lab – Learn where to go online to play games, search the Internet, and check your e-mail on the library computers. Internet for Beginners – Learn how to navigate to websites and bookmark your favorites. Internet Searching – Improve your Internet search skills and review basic terminology. Internet Searching Tips – Review Internet terminology and practice searching. Internet Safety – Learn how to be safe online. Tips about protecting personal information and creating strong passwords are included. Gmail Basics – Learn the basics of Gmail including sending and receiving e-mails. Gmail Intermediate – Learn how to search for e-mails, use folders, and send attachments with Gmail. Google Calendar – Learn the basics of Google Calendar. Create and delete appointments.
PowerPoint 1 – Learn how to create a basic presentation in PowerPoint. PowerPoint 2 – Learn how to add pictures, clip art, and shapes to a basic presentation. PowerPoint 3 – Learn how to customize the ways in which text and pictures appear and disappear during a presentation. PowerPoint Gone Wrong for Adults – Learn how to make flashy, exciting, terrible presentations. Then learn how to fix them. PowerPoint 2016 – Learn the basics of PowerPoint 2016.
Open Office Presentations 1 – Learn how to create a basic presentation in Open Office Presentations. Choose a style for your presentation, add and edit basic slides, and view your presentation. Open Office Presentations 2 – Learn how to add pictures, clip art and shapes to a basic presentation. Resize, move, and delete these objects. Open Office Presentations 3 – Learn how to customize the ways in which text and pictures appear and disappear during a presentation.
Animoto – Make 30-second videos including images, text, and music with Animoto.com Canva – Create graphics containing images and a few words with Canva. Facebook Basics – Learn the basics and start connecting with friends and family through Facebook. Facebook Games – Learn how to find popular games on Facebook. GoodReads – Share book titles and recommendations on GoodReads. Pinterest Basics – Learn the basics and start pinning with Pinterest, an online bulletin board of websites. Twitter Basics – Learn to Tweet and find other people on Twitter.