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Tech Connect Resources

Computer Skills

Using the mouse

Mousing around

Learn all about the mouse and how to use it to do different tasks on your computer. The exercises in this tutorial will help to gradually improve your mousing skills too.

Basic Computer Skills

Basic Computer Skills (estimated time to complete this section: 55 minutes): This tutorial from the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium will help you to become acquainted with your computer and master certain basic skills. Topics include mouse, keyboard, opening and closing files, copying and pasting, saving files and locating them.

Computer Basics

Are you new to using computers? Do you wonder what people mean when they say the Cloud, Windows, Blackberry, Lion, etc.? Perhaps you would just like to know more about how computers work? When it comes to learning today's technology, Computer Basics from LearnFree.org has the basic concepts covered.

Word Processing Skills

Word Processing Skills

No matter what word processing program you use, there are certain skills that are used in all versions. This free tutorial (estimated time to complete this section: 45 minutes) from the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium will show you how to arrange a text document to be as attractive and organized as possible.

Typing Skills

TypingWeb is a free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels. TypingWeb includes entertaining typing games, typing tests, and free official typing certification. Create an account to monitor your progress.

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office 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. Choose your version of Microsoft Office to begin learning. From LearnFree.org.

Internet Skills

Basic Internet Skills

Web Skills

Learn how to navigate the web. This free tutorial (estimated time to complete this section: 65 minutes) is from the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium.

Internet Basics

Become Internet savvy with tutorials on how to browse smartly, maintain your safety, and network socially while online. From LearnFree.org.


Email Skills

This short course (estimated time to complete this section: 35 minutes) from the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium will teach you the fundamentals of email: sending a message, attaching a photograph and more.


Facebook 101: This tutorial was created to get you up to speed on how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page of your own, including understanding the complex Facebook privacy policies and settings. From LearnFree.org.

Tech Savvy Seniors

Telstra's Tech Savvy Seniors program aims to help older Australians connect to the internet. The program is delivered through a series of short videos on subjects including mobile phones, choosing the right network for your home computer, exploring social networks, using e-book readers and tablets and staying safe online

Training Workbooks

MakeUseOf Guides

MakeUseOf Downloads: Download 100+ MakeUseOf Guides on a wide range of subjects. Get printable cheat sheets and shortcuts for your favourite programs and sites. All free.