courses

Computer & Internet Basics (Live Class)

This course will introduce you to the basic parts and features of a computer.  You will explore how to change background images, arrange icons, adjust the screen saver and create shortcuts on a Windows desktop.  You will learn common vocabulary, basic Internet search tools and helpful keyboard shortcuts.  A brief introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher will be covered.
 

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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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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Intro to Graphic Design using Canva (Live Class)

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 will introduce you to a free program called Canva that 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!

Introduction to Google Apps (Live Class)

Explore Google apps and learn how they can organize your life with one simple login. You can manage your personal email, calendar of events, documents, spreadsheets and more from any device with an internet connection. Collaborate with others or chat with friends in Hangouts. Google apps are handy, easy to use and FREE! 

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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Learning to Communicate using MS Excel 2007

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers, and an understanding of Microsoft Word. This five module course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Excel. Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. Access to MS Excel 2007 is required.

 

Learning to Communicate using MS Excel 2010

Microsoft Excel is a powerful and fun tool that can help you organize, analyze and present information. 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 creating simple tables and charts. You can read the lesson instructions from printable documents or you can watch the video tutorials.

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Learning to Communicate using MS Word 2007

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. This course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Word 2007. Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. Access to MS Word 2007 is required. You will be required to complete an intake assessment before starting this course.

Learning to Communicate with MS Word 2010

This courses introduces you to the basic functions of Microsoft Word. You will find out how to create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. You will learn about alignment, indenting, headers, footers, bulleted and numbered lists and tables. In each unit you will complete an activity to show your understanding. You will learn by watching video tutorials.

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Managing Computer Files (Live Class)

Do you have trouble finding files after you save them to your computer? Take this course to learn some tips for naming and managing your files, creating folders and renaming and deleting files. This course will also explore the difference between uploading, downloading and attaching files. You should have a general understanding of basic computer functions to participate in this class. 

 

Managing Through COVID-19 (Live Class)

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are feeling a little overwhelmed but as difficult as this situation is, you can take steps to improve your emotional well-being, and in this live class, you'll learn how. 

Microsoft Excel Level 1 (Live Class)

This class will start with basic workbook terminology. We will explore ribbons and tabs, how to navigate the workbook and modify columns, rows and cells. We will practice modifying text and number formats, adding borders and shading and deleting, copying and resizing columns, rows and cells. You will learn worksheet management tips including how to add, rename, move and copy cells, autofill features, print features and the help feature. A practice activity will be assigned for homework. *This class uses Microsoft Excel 2016. Note, older versions of software may be compatible.

Microsoft Excel Level 2 (Live Class)

This class will continue where we left off with Level 1. We will explore how to format your worksheet, dates and charts. Basic functions like sum, max, min and average will be demonstrated. An introduction to formulas: cell referencing, absolute, relative, mixed cell addresses and "What if" analysis (with nested formulas) 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. Note, older versions of software may be compatible.

Microsoft Word Level 1 (Live Class)

This class will start with basic mouse skills, common keys and icons. We will explore ribbons, tabs, scrolling, toolbars, entering and format text and paragraphs. Learn how to create bulleted lists, use find and replace, spell check, grammar check, and synonyms features. *This class uses Microsoft Word 2016. Older versions of software may be compatible. 

 

Microsoft Word Level 2 (Live Class)

This class will continue where we left off with 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, manage and create shortcuts to your files. A practice activity will be assigned for homework. *This class uses Microsoft Word 2016. Note, older versions of software may be compatible. 

Microsoft Word Level 3 (Live Class)

This class will continue where we left off with 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, insert and format pictures, clipart and text boxes. We will practice using hyperlinks, creating mail merge documents (letters and labels), use tables to generate charts and graphs and the track changes feature. A practice activity will be assigned for homework. *This class uses Microsoft Word 2016. Note, older versions of software may be compatible. 

Powerpoint Level 1 (Live Class)

This class will start by exploring the Powerpoint interface. You will learn the basics of using slides and adding text, manipulating text boxes, managing and editing slides and exploring different views. Creating title slides, text slides and bulleted lists will 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 Micrsoft Powerpoint 2016. Note, older versions of software may be compatible. 

Powerpoint Level 2 (Live Class)

This class will continue where we left off with Level 1.  We will look at pre-defined themes, creating title slides and multi-level bulleted lists.  You will learn how to copy elements between slides and from files or the internet, use the format painter feature and explore various print options such as grayscale print and audience handouts.  Adding interest to your presentation with text and slide animation, clip art, movie clips, hyperlinks and slide animation schemes to run your slideshow will be demonstrated.   We will review changing font colors, deleting placeholders, using the help feature and ending a presentation.  A practice activity will be assigned for homework.  *This class uses Microsoft Powerpoint 2016.  Note, older versions of software may be compatible.

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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Social Media and Your Job Search

If you're an experienced job searcher, you may know quite a bit about resumes, cover letters, interviews and the best websites for job listings. But you might not be as familiar with the latest online tools to enhance your job search! In this course you will learn how LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can help with your employment search. Each unit has an interactive activity to guide you through creating a sample account using the basic features.

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Steps to Success

This is a great course for learners who are new to the LearningHUB or online learning! In this course, we give you strategies and tips to set you up for success! You will identify your learning style and discover some ways to take advantage of your learning preferences. You will be introduced to memory and study tips as well as strategies for managing your time, reaching out for help, setting goals and monitoring your progress. You will learn to identify your learning challenges and how to come up with solutions when faced with an obstacle.

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Using Canva to market your small business (Live Class)

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! 

Using Email in the Workplace (Live Class)

Take your basic e-mail skills to the next level! This class teaches about e-mail accounts and their basic features. You will learn how to create effective e-mails and begin to understand how others interpret your messages. Discover how you can maximize your time when using e-mail and learn the "dos" and "don'ts" of using e-mail in the workplace.