Computers and Technology

Databases

Atomic Training: Online how-to training on common software and devices, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, and iPad. Each online training course is made up of short 1- to 3-minute video segments, helping you get the most out of the training. This learn-at-your-own-pace solution offers the flexibility to skip lessons you’re already familiar with and review lessons that prove more difficult. All training is online and on-demand, available anywhere with Internet access.**


Learning Express Library: Interactive collection of tests, tutorials, and eBooks to help with educational and career goals.  Categorized into the following Learning Centers: Adult Learning Center, Career Center, College Center, College Preparation Center, Computer Skills Center, High School Equivalency Center, Job & Career Accelerator, School Center, and Spanish Center. Create a username and password to access. *


Universal Class: Lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Take multiple classes, video-audit a course, learn at your own pace— flexible learning for you!**


Selected Websites

  • Digital Learn–Self-directed tutorials to increase digital literacy including getting started on and using a computer, navigating websites, and more.
  • GCFLearnFree–Digital literacy tutorials including technology, reading, math, work and career skills, and living in an online world.
  • MyDigitalLiteracy- Digital literacy training including basic computer, internet, email, Windows, and word processing skills.
  • Northstar Digital Assessment- Basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online, assessed through online, self-guided modules.

*Subscription purchased by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
**Subscription purchased by East Central Regional Library.