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Northstar Digital Literacy

Learn about your digital literacy strengths and, through low-stakes assessments, identify digital literacy skills to practice.

What can I learn?

Northstar has seven topics with online tutorials. You have to take an assessment before you can access tutorial material.
Las evaluaciones y los tutoriales Habilidades esenciales de computación estarán disponibles en español en el otoño del 2022. Estos incluirán "Habilidades informáticas básicas," "Conceptos básicos de Internet," y "Uso del correo electrónico."

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Basic Computer Skills teaches you about devices, logging on, mouse and keyboard skills, saving files, and customizing features.

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Internet Basics teaches you about navigating websites, tabs, search terms and results, online privacy, viruses and scams, and online forms.

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Using Email teaches you about making an email account, email addresses, Reply, Reply All, and Forward, attachments, and spam and phishing.

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Windows 10 teaches you about navigating the Windows 10 interface, accessing and switching between programs, file storage, and start menus.

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Microsoft Word Office 2016 teaches you about formatting text, alignment, inserting tables, Cut, Copy, and Paste, and editing a document.

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Microsoft Excel teaches you to create workbooks, use ribbon tools, apply formatting to cells, and analyze and display data using tools like AutoSum, sort, AutoFill, formulas, and charts.

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Career Search Skills teaches you about preparing for a job search, searching for jobs, preparing documents like resumes and cover letters, applying and interviewing for jobs, and what to do after an interview.

Mac OS    
Mac OS teaches you about the Mac OS and about opening applications, using the App Store, identifying icons, organizing your files and folders, and setting your system preferences.


Helpful tip iconHelpful tip:  To return to the tutorial homepage when you are working in the tutorial, select the Northstar Online Learning logo in the upper left corner of the tutorial window. Your tutorial progress will be saved.

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