Expand economic opportunity for everyone

Digital literacy can play a powerful role in helping people connect, learn, engage with their community, and create more promising futures. Simply reading articles online does not address digital literacy, so it is important for everyone to understand the variety of content and possibilities that are accessible online. This digital literacy course can help individuals gain the digital skills necessary to engage in a digital economy and improve livelihoods. The digital literacy program is used by individuals, nonprofits, schools, and governments all over the world.

System requirements

Make sure you have the most up to date web browser (i.e., Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera), and a good internet connection (500+ Kbps speed).

Additional digital literacy resources

Digital literacy frequently asked questions

Find additional information about digital literacy course requirements, plans for course updates, and other information specific to completing the Digital Literacy course.

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Creative Commons license

Microsoft Digital Literacy is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike License which means you may share and adapt this material for non-commercial use as long as you attribute it to Microsoft and license your adapted material under these same licensing terms.

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Localized resources and courses

Microsoft Digital Literacy offers resources including SCORM packages, lesson guides, transcripts, videos, and closed caption files.