Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

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Free Online Computer Classes

TLN Technology Committee offers an interactive tutorial that is designed to help people who have never used a computer before. It concentrates on using the mouse and a few other basic skills. Click here

The Palm Beach County Library System presents this resource to help beginning computer users become familiar with using a mouse. The interactive tutorial lets you practice on the screen. Click here

Free online tutorials are available for beginner to advanced computer users. More than 1000 free online lessons in technology, math, reading, and other subjects are offered that let you learn at your own pace. Click here

This is the place to take your first steps online. You can find out all about the mouse, the keyboard, and the internet, and get ready to chat to friends with your own email account. From here, the world is your oyster! Click here

These free Digital Literacy and IT skills courses range from courses for complete beginners to a fully comprehensive certification program. Click here

If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed. Click here

This is the perfect place for seniors to learn the skills they need. Email your grandchildren, get medical information on the Internet – you CAN do it all! Click here

Digital Unite offers free online guides that help beginners get started on the computer. Starting with lessons on using a mouse and keyboard and progressing forward, you can follow these step-by-step instructions. Click here

Learn how to use popular websites for free. learn how the Internet can make your life better and easier today.
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The Senior’s Guide to Computers site offers free guides to personal computers using simplified terms, examples, pictures and videos actually described in easy-to-understand English. Click here

LearningExpress Library offers an extensive catalog of tutorials and classes for self-study for beginner to advanced computer users. The Computer Skills center in the LearningExpress Library features video tutorials for beginning computer users and popular software titles and operating systems. Visit WV Info Depot for free access.

Each In Pictures tutorial employs hundreds of screenshots that show exactly what to do. The screenshots have color accents. This helps you focus on what’s important. All In Pictures tutorials are free. Microsoft Office and Google Applications tutorials are available. Click here

Excel Easy

Excel Easy offers tutorials for users with no knowledge of Excel. The guided chapters will help you to learn Excel quickly with fully illustrated tutorials that cover the basics and more, You can find related examples and features (300 examples). Click here