The Alliance Public Library is here to help promote digital literacy in our community. Below, you will find a variety of resources to help you feel comfortable with the ever expanding digital world.
30 minute one-on-one training sessions with a librarian are also available upon request by calling 308-762-1387. Sessions should be scheduled to ensure staff availability. While we will gladly teach you about technology and it’s uses, please note that we cannot conduct business for you online or alter your personal computer.
APL Computer Class Resources
The below resources compliment the Computer Classes we offer in partnership with WNCC. Click here for more information on the current course schedule.
- Basic Computer Skills
- Introduction to Social Media
- Introduction to Microsoft Word
- Introduction to PowerPoint
- Introduction to Excel
- Microsoft’s Digital Literacy Excel Modules, Help and Resources
- Northstar Excel Skills Assessment
- Intermediate Computer Skills
- Introduction to Canva: getting started with digital design
“Techboomers.com is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life.” – from TechBoomers.com
- Offers over 100 courses ranging from online services, shopping, entertainment, social media, and device basics.
- Does not require an account to access content.
- Explains and defines concepts using easy to understand terms, and avoids the unnecessary use of tech jargon.
Digital Assessment and Learning Resources
Test your digital literacy skills with these assessment resources:
- Northstar – “Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills.” ~ from the Northstar “About” page found at https://www.digitalliteracyassessment.org
Zoom is a U.S. based cloud platform for online video, voice, and media sharing that includes a chat function and a recording feature and is found online at zoom.us. It runs on multiple platforms including PC and Mobile devices, and is used for online meetings and web conferences, or to video chat with friends and family. The following are just a few of the resources available for learning how to use Zoom.
- APL Zoom How-To Videos
- APL Zoom Dos and Dont’s
- TechBoomers How to Use Zoom Course
- Zoom Integrations list and how to
- Zoom Support Center and Getting Started Guides
Check back soon – more content will be added in the near future.