Digital Technology

Lessons

  • Lessons use tutorials and quizzes.
  • Tutorials have slides with text and pictures.
  • Learners can use the built-in screen reader.
  • Other learning tools include dictionaries, translators and text highlighting.
  • After watching a tutorial, learners complete a short quiz to check their knowledge.
  • Lessons are grouped by level and subject.

Computing for College and Careers

These courses are for learners who already have a basic understanding of internet and email. Learners will need good reading skills to benefit from the lessons. They are great for adults who want to increase their digital skills for employment, education or personal knowledge. Topics include

  • Using the Internet
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Working with Software
  • Building documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Social Media

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Courses

  • Created by the LearningHUB Team!
  • Designed for literacy learners. The perfect introduction to online learning.
  • Each course is 3-6 units.
  • Each unit has a learning objective.
  • Activities include pages to read, videos, journal-writing, short assignments, quizzes and more.

Conquer Your Fear of Digital Technology

This course explores basic computer functions, explains how to save and organize computer files and gives tips for keeping your files safe. Instructions for both Windows and Mac users are given. Learners explore the difference between uploading, downloading, attaching files and using the cloud. Learn about Google Docs and how to create and share files on a new Google account. Learners will create a Google account in this course if they don't have one.

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Creating Your Digital Footprint

In this course you will find out what a digital footprint is and how you create one. You will explore the different reasons we communicate online and look at some online communication tools. Don't worry if you don't know what any of those terms mean yet. You will by the end of the course!

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Introduction to Internet and Email

Learn the basics when using the Internet and email. Discover how to search the world wide web to access information on local weather and news.  You will be introduced to commonly used terms, the difference between a web browser and a search engine, how to use the favorites tool, some tips when printing information from the Internet, an introduction to popular social media networks and tips for staying safe on the Internet.  You will practice basic email use and learn how others may interpret your email messages. This course will take your basic Internet use and email skills to the next level!

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Microsoft Excel Part 1

Microsoft Excel is a powerful and fun tool that can help you organize, analyze and present information. This is part 1 of 2 Excel courses. In this course, you will be introduced to the basic features and functions of Excel, including entering and formatting data in cells, using math formulas and functions. You will learn to analyze data using conditional formatting and the What-If Analysis function.

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Microsoft Excel Part 2

Microsoft Excel is a powerful and fun tool that can help you organize, analyze and present information. This is part 2 of two Excel courses. This course will introduce the basic features and functions of Excel, including entering and formatting data in cells, using math formulas and functions. In part 2, you will learn to present information using charts, graphics, Sparklines and SmartArt. You will create attractive Tables, PivotTables and PivotCharts that are easy to read. You will add useful features to analyze your data, like grouping, filters, and slicers. You will learn how macros can be added to automate routine tasks. Lastly, you will learn how to use Excel features to collaborate with others, securely share files and lock cells to prevent users from editing without permission.

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Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016

This five-unit online course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Word 2016.Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, and format basic documents. You will perform activities using templates, lists, hyperlinks, pictures and shapes. You'll learn about grouping, margins, inserting headers and footers, and how to insert page numbers within your Word documents.Access to a PC using the Windows operating system is required for this course.  Students must have a basic familiarity with computers before they begin this course. 

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One and Done - Searching the Internet

This is a One and Done Course, which means there is one unit of content to learn a specific task. 

By the end of this course, you will

 

  • understand the role of a web browser
  • use web browser features such as tabs, and address bar searches
  • understand parts of a URL address and how they help us use the internet safely
  • know what a search engine is and how to use one
  • be able to perform a search using keywords and symbols
 

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One and Done - Using Email

This is a One and Done Course, which means there is one unit of content to learn a specific task. 

By the end of this course, you will

 

  • understand the parts of an email address and what their functions are
  • learn the advantages of using a free online email account
  • study netiquette, the polite rules of behaviour to follow when online
  • learn how to interact with an email interface
  • understand how to add attachments to your emails
  • learn about emoticons, abbreviations and acronyms to communicate emotions
  • practice sending an email with an attached saved image
 

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Self Exploration: Examining My Online Identity and Digital Media Use

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. In this course, you will learn about your online identity, discuss how to protect your online identity with secure passwords, look at the uses of digital devices and media in your life and talk about evaluating online information.

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Live Classes

  • Taught by a LearningHUB Practitioner.
  • 1-2 hours long and run at a set date and time.
  • Available October-November, January-February and April-May.
  • Now running in Zoom!

Google Apps 1: Intro to Google Apps

This is a two-part series.  In the first class, we introduce you to Google Apps (Applications). These are programs that can help you organize your life with one simple login!  You can manage your email, calendar of events, documents, spreadsheets and more, from any device with an internet connection.  Collaborate with others or chat with friends. Google apps are handy, easy to use and free! 

 

Google Apps 2: Using Google Drive

In the first class, we give an overview of the most popular Google Apps.  In this next class, we explore one of those Apps in more detail - Google Drive.  This is a program that lets you keep all your digital files together in one handy spot.  You can access your files on any device with an internet connection.  We will explain how to share files with others and give tips for organizing them.  This is a great class for learners who are entering a school program or looking to build their digital skills for work.

 

Intro to Graphic Design Using Canva

Have you ever wanted to create your own digital card, collage or invitation?  Do you want to capture your family memories to print, save or share on social media?  This class introduces you to a free program called Canva. It is simple to use and loads of fun.  Your options are endless with tons of free design templates, fonts, images and more!  Get ready to impress family and friends with your digital creations.

 

Marketing Your Small Business with Canva

This beginner class will give you the tools you need to start creating a professional brand using Canva. Create beautiful social media templates to wow your target audience and boost engagement on Facebook and Instagram.   You don't have to be a graphic designer to create appealing marketing materials!   Explore templates or create your own logo, posters, infographics, brochures and more.  You won't believe how fun and easy it is! 

 

Microsoft Excel: Level 1

Microsoft Excel is a powerful program that lets you organize numbers and information.  You will use this program at work and home to create many projects, including budgets, schedules, contact lists and more!  This class starts with basic workbook terminology.  We will explore ribbons and tabs and learn to modify columns, rows and cells.  We will practise modifying text and number formats and adding borders and shading.  You will learn worksheet management tips including how to add, rename, move and copy cells.  A practice activity will be assigned for homework.

*This class uses Microsoft Excel  2016, but older versions of software may be compatible.

 

Microsoft Excel: Level 2

This class will continue where we left off in Level 1.  We will start by exploring how to format your worksheet, dates and charts.  Basic functions like sum, max, min and average will be demonstrated. These are all simple ways to interpret your data.  An introduction to formulas: cell referencing, absolute, relative, mixed cell addresses and “What if” analysis will be explained.  You will learn how to print your formulas and add headers and footers. A practice activity will be assigned for homework.

*This class uses Microsoft Excel  2016, but older versions of software may be compatible. 

 

Microsoft PowerPoint: Level 1

Microsoft PowerPoint is a program used to create digital presentations.  In this first class, you will learn the basics of using slides, adding text, and exploring different views.  Creating title slides, text slides and bulleted lists will also be demonstrated. Finally, you will learn how to activate a slideshow and save your presentation.  A practice activity will be assigned for homework. 

*This class uses Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, but older versions of software may be compatible.

 

Microsoft PowerPoint: Level 2

This class continues where we left off in Level 1. You will learn how to copy elements between slides or from files or the internet, use the format painter feature and explore various print options such as grayscale print and audience handouts.  We will teach you how to add interest to your presentation with text and slide animation, clip art, movie clips and hyperlinks.  We will finish up by showing how to  change font colors, delete placeholders, use the help feature and end a presentation.  A practice activity will be assigned for homework.

*This class uses Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, but older versions of software may be compatible. 

 

Microsoft Word: Level 1

Microsoft Word is a program that lets you create digital documents.  With this program you can create letters, resumes, forms, flyers and much more!  In Level 1, we introduce you to the basic features.  We look at common keys and icons.  We explore ribbons, tabs, scrolling, toolbars, entering and formatting text and making paragraphs.  You will also learn how to create bulleted lists, use find and replace, spell check, grammar check, and synonyms features.  A practice activity will be assigned for homework.

*This class uses Microsoft Word 2016, but older versions of software may be compatible.

 

Microsoft Word: Level 2

This class will continue where we left off in Level 1.  We will explore how to move and copy text, use print features, delete and copy formats, sort lists, create columns, add and customize page borders, create and format tables, use templates, and manage and create shortcuts to your files.  A practice activity will be assigned for homework.  

*This class uses Microsoft Word 2016, but older versions of software may be compatible.

 

Microsoft Word: Level 3

This class will continue where we left off in Level 2.  We will work with multi-page documents to add headers and footers, title pages, page numbers, footnotes, table of contents and bibliographies.  You will learn how to change margins, line spacing and paragraph spacing, use shortcut keys, and insert pictures, clipart and text boxes.  We will practice using  hyperlinks, creating mail merge documents (letters and labels), and using tables to make charts and graphs.   A practice activity will be assigned for homework.

*This class uses Microsoft Word 2016, but older versions of software may be compatible.