Computer basics

In today’s world, we all need to use computers and other technology. This page will connect you to some resources for gaining basic computer skills.

Young woman learning computer basics, photo by Arne Hoel, World Bank, CC.
Young woman learning computer basics, photo by Arne Hoel, World Bank, CC.

Computer basics

Digital Learn
Digital Learn has several classes to help you learn computer basics and internet skills. You can just click on a lesson and start.

GCFLearnfree.org
GCFLearnfree has many great online courses and videos to help you learn about computers and many other topics. Below are some of our favorite videos:

GCFLearnfree.org explains what computers are and what they actually do.

GCFLearnfree.org explains the different parts of a computer.

GCFLearnfree.org introduces you to different parts of a laptop computer.

Email basics

GCFLearnfree.org provides a lesson on how to use Google’s free email program, Gmail.

Internet safety

Internet Safety from GCFLearnfree.org.
This free course teaches you about internet safety.

Internet Safety from NetSmartz.org
This website has resources on how to protect your kids on the internet.

Find a class

Most public libraries have free computer classes. Search our Local Resources page to find a computer class near you.