Technology plays a bigger role in modern education than ever before. 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.
Tech @ PCC is a self-service guide to getting acquainted with the websites and software that PCC students use.
video Introduction to Tech@PCC
Northstar 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 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 & 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.
Explore these free online resources for building your digital literacy skills.
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.
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 Digital Learn
Digital Learn offers computer basics learning modules as well as task and application based tutorials.
link Digital Skills Library
The Google Applied Digital Skills Library offers lessons to help you use your Google Workspace tools more effectively.
link Microsoft Office
Free training videos from Microsoft to help you improve your skills with their Office Suite and Microsoft 365 applications.
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 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 Senior Planet Tech Tips
Tech tips and video resources for Seniors from the AARP.
link Generations Online
Support for seniors looking to improve their digital skills and reduce isolation.
Connect with a community partners who also offers digital literacy services.
link Multnomah County Library
The Multnomah County Libraries offer
- Computer and technology classes
- Tech help by appointment
- Cell-Ed essential digital skills courses
- Northstar Online Learning
- LinkedIn Learning
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 offer LinkedIn Learning as well as computer labs and staff on site to assist you with your technology use and free printing at any locatoin.
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.
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
link Visit MyCareer@PCC to access thousands of online courses through LinkedIn Learning and other opportunities offered by PCC.
Carey Larson, Digital Literacy Program Coordinator: email@example.com