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Living in our digital world can be complicated for students and teachers alike. Our digital literacy resources are here to help you navigate this complexity and get the most from your digital tools.

We can help you stay up to date with existing technologies, build your computer skills, and grow your capacity to use new technologies.

We’re here to help all learners: students, educators, and staff.

LinkedInLinkedIn Learning

Introducing a new learning resource for PCC students: LinkedIn Learning!
LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform. It provides video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. This resource is free for PCC students.

Note: PCC employees should access LinkedIn Learning via their MyCareer@PCC account.

Learning resources


Home | Northstar Digital LiteracyNorthstar Online Learning offers online, self-paced digital literacy assessments and tutorials. This service is free for PCC users.

video Introduction to Northstar

This video explains how the Northstar Online Learning system works to support your digital skills development.

video Setting up your Northstar account

This video demonstrates how to set up a new PCC user account for Northstar Online Learning.

video How to use Northstar

This video demonstrates how to navigate Northstar as a user to complete assessments and skill-building activities.

video Track your progress in Northstar

This video demonstrates track your learning progress in Northstar to learn new skills and earn certificates to show your mastery.

Classes and Workshops

If you prefer to work with an instructor or guide, these options might work for you.

link Computer Education Classes

PCC offers credit and non-credit computer education classes.

link Computer Basics Workshops

The PCC Opportunity Centers offer 3-day workshops once a month for beginner computer users.

Skill Building

Explore these free online resources for building your digital literacy skills.

link Crash Course

Free high quality educational videos on a broad range of topics including some technology focused courses.

link Digital Learn

Digital Learn offers computer basics learning modules as well as task and application-based tutorials.

link Digital Skills Library

The Digital Skills Library is an open repository of free learning resources designed to help all adult learners develop the digital skills needed to achieve their personal, civic, educational, and career goals.

link GCFLearnFree

For almost 20 years, the GCFGlobal.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century by offering self-paced online courses.

link Generations Online

Support for seniors looking to improve their digital skills and reduce isolation.

link Google Applied Digital Skills Library

The Google Applied Digital Skills Library offers lessons to help you use your Google Workspace tools more effectively.

link Google Workspace

The Google Workspace Learning Center includes application-focused tutorials, quick tips, and project tutorials to help you use multiple workspace tools in combination.

link Khan Academy

Khan Academy provides technology-related courses in multiple languages from beginner to advance programming topics.

link Learn My Way

Learn My Way offers free digital skills learning modules for a beginner audience.

link Microsoft Office

Free training videos from Microsoft to help you improve your skills with their Office Suite and Microsoft 365 applications.

link Senior Planet Tech Tips

Tech tips and video resources for Seniors from the AARP.

link Social Media Test Drive

Social Media TestDrive prepares people for the online world through experiential learning in a simulated social media environment.

link Tech Life Unity

Tech Life Unity is a free-to-use educational website that teaches technology users of all ages and skill levels how to use technology, especially the most popular websites, apps, and online tools. We provide clear, easy-to-understand instructions in online tutorials on our website, and in videos on our YouTube channel.

link Typing.com

Learn to type faster, easier, and better. This free online service will help you learn to touch type as well as improve your typing speed and accuracy. This site also offers some digital literacy and career prep modules.

link Wisc-Online

Wisc-Online is a creation of Wisconsin’s Technical Colleges and maintained by Fox Valley Technical College. They offer a free online computer skills course.

Community Resources

Connect with a community partner who also offers digital literacy services.

link Multnomah County Library

The Multnomah County Libraries offer

They also offer computer labs at many of their library locations as well as free printing at all locations.

link Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Washington County Cooperative Library Services offers LinkedIn Learning as well as computer labs and staff on site to assist you with your technology use and free printing at any location.

link Free Geek

Free Geek is a non-profit organization with a mission to sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access, and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential.

For employees

Multifactor Authentication

Multifactor authentication (MFA) protects your account using more than just a username and password. Soon, all PCC employees will need to use MFA to access their PCC accounts.

link MFA: More than a password
video Two Factor Authentication

Online Training

link Visit MyCareer@PCC to access thousands of online courses through LinkedIn Learning and other opportunities offered by PCC.

Contact us

Carey Larson, Digital Literacy Program Coordinator: carey.larson@pcc.edu