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Online Tutorials

Online tutorials are self directed learning experiences. They range from 15 minutes to an hour in length. For the most part, they are introductory or survey  courses.

If your library has a tutorial on a specific subject which could be beneficial for other public libraries across Ontario, please consider allowing us to host it. See Share Training to learn more.

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Learning Activities

  • Course Code: GCF-16

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    If you are new to computers, or just want to update your computer skills, this free Computer Basics tutorial will show you how. 

    This free tutorial from GCF LearnFree will help you understand how computers work and how to use them. It will cover:

    • how to set up a computer
    • the difference between hardware and software
    • the types of computers you can use
    It will also briefly explore operating systems, applications and the cloud.

  • Course Code: GCF-16-19

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    In this free blog tutorial, you'll learn blog basics for beginners, as well as how to develop and promote your blog.

    Chances are you've heard about blogging. You may have heard a story about a blogger uncovering information about a politician or controversial subject. Maybe you've even read a book or seen a movie based on a blog. What exactly is a blog, anyway?

    In this lesson, you'll learn about blogs and bloggers. You'll also get a look at a few common types of blogs and explore the reasons why people blog.


  • Course Code: GCF-16-2

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    If you are looking for basic computer skills, like finding files, opening programs, and navigating the interface, this tutorial is the right fit.  (For absolute beginners who want to be able to perform basic tasks on computers, we recommend starting with the GCFLearnFree course  "Computer Basics".)

    Topics include:

    • Understanding File Extensions
    • Dealing with a Computer Virus
    • How to Set Up a New Printer
    • Installing and Uninstalling Software on a Mac or PC
    • and How to Keep an Old Computer Running Smoothly

  • Course Code: GCF-16-4

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    If you want to communicate, you'll need to go beyond email. In this tutorial, you'll learn ways of talking online and sharing online.

    Take a look at some different methods of online communication, including chatvideo callingtext messages, and status updates.

  • Course Code: GCF-16-5

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    This free tutorial offers an introduction to email, including how to use common features and use proper email etiquette.