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Digital literacy workshops

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We offer a 3-day digital literacy series on the first Tuesday through Thursday of each month from 1-2pm. Students and community members are welcome to attend at no cost. Simply click the button below to register for one or all of these workshops. Currently offered via Zoom.

Register to attend a workshop

Using the Internet: July 6-8

Using the Internet – Tuesday, July 6
  • Learn how to get connected to the Internet
  • Learn basic search strategies
  • Learn how to bookmark pages
  • Get tips for using passwords
  • Learn how URLs work
Learning on YouTube – Wednesday, July 7
  • Learn how to find helpful videos on YouTube
  • Learn how to make a YouTube playlist for videos you want to come back to
  • Learn some quick tips for making sure the content you view is reliable
  • Learn how to slow down the video or add captioning for better comprehension
Zoom Etiquette and Tips – Thursday, July 8
  • Learn Zoom etiquette for classes and business meetings
  • Learn how to send a private chat message in Zoom
  • Learn how to share your screen
  • Learn how to raise your hand or use emojis
  • Learn how to change your name or include your pronouns

Google Workspace: August 3-5

Gmail Tips and Tricks – Tuesday, August 3
  • Learn how to use the advanced search feature to find important emails
  • Learn how to attach an assignment, resume, photo, or any document to an email
  • Learn how to add a professional signature line that shows up automatically
  • Learn how to CC (copy) and BCC (blind copy) recipients
Google Workspace Part 1 – Wednesday, August 4
  • Gain a basic understanding of Google Drive
  • Learn how to use Google Docs
  • Create a spreadsheet in Google Sheets
Google Workspace Part 2 – Thursday, August 5
  • Gain a basic understanding of Google Meet
  • Learn how to use Google Slides
  • Create a Google Form

Microsoft Basics: September 7-9

Word Basics – Tuesday, September 7
  • Learn how to open, save, print, and share a document
  • Learn basic text formatting tricks
  • Learn how to modify page layouts
  • Learn how to check spelling and grammar
PowerPoint Basics – Wednesday, September 8
  • Learn how to open, save, print, and share a document
  • Learn how to use Show Mode
  • Learn how to add and jump to slides
  • Learn how to use spell check and thesaurus
Excel Basics – Thursday, September 9
  • Learn how to open, save, print, and share a document
  • Get an introduction to columns, rows, and cells
  • Learn how to insert, delete, widen, and move a column or row
  • Learn how to use spell check

Skills for Student Success: October 5-7

D2L – Tuesday, October 5
  • Learn how to find your class and navigate D2L
  • Choose how you receive announcements
  • Learn how to download content
Google Calendar and Time Management – Wednesday, October 6
  • Learn how to schedule and share events
  • Learn how to include a Google Meet room in your invite
  • Explore ways that Google Calendar can support your time management goals
  • Learn how to set reoccurring events

LinkedIn Basics – Thursday, October 7

  • Learn how to set up a LinkedIn account
  • Learn how to change your profile, banner, and profile title
  • Learn how to create a professional profile
  • Learn the basics of how to network on LinkedIn

 

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This program is made possible thanks to the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Award.