Learn how to effectively use devices, software, and the internet to collaborate with others and discover, use, and create information.
Starting September 1, 2020, all English language Microsoft Digital Literacy content will be available exclusively on LinkedIn Learning. The latest generation of Digital Literacy content, Windows 10 transcripts, videos, and caption files in Arabic, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Bahas-Indonesia, Japanese, Portuguese, Russia, Spanish and Vietnamese will continue to be available in the downloadable resources section below.
Digital skills can play a powerful role in helping people connect, learn, engage with their community, and create more promising futures. This course can help individuals gain the digital skills necessary to engage in a digital economy and improve livelihoods. The course is used by individuals, nonprofits, schools, and governments all over the world.
Microsoft Digital Literacy is for anyone with basic reading skills who wants to learn the fundamentals of using digital technologies.
Users need the most up to date web browser (i.e. Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari, or Opera), and a good internet connection (500+ Kbps speed).
1 hr 9 min - Learning Path - 4 Modules
This learning path will introduce you to the different types of computers, as well as their parts and functions. You will also learn the difference between operating systems and applications and their functions. Peripherals and portable storage devices will be discussed as well.Get started
48 min - Learning Path - 3 Modules
In this learning path, you will become familiar with the concept of the internet and how to access it using a web browser. In addition, learn how to use search engines effectively and evaluate their results.Get started
33 min - Learning Path - 2 Modules
This learning path will show you how to effectively communicate online using email. You will be introduced to web applications that are used for instant messaging including voice and video calls.Get started
26 min - Learning Path - 2 Modules
In this learning path, you will be introduced to the safety risks individuals can face while using the internet. Learn about cyberbullying, as well as online scams and how to avoid them. You will also learn best practices for safely sharing information online.Get started
1 hr 9 min - Learning Path - 6 Modules
In this learning path, you will be introduced to the core features of Microsoft Office, including the basic functions of Microsoft Word You will learn how to interact with text, pictures, lists and other types of objects. You will also learn about working with and creating PDF files.Get started
1 hr 5 min - Learning Path - 4 Modules
In this learning path, you will learn to apply the basic functions of cloud services like OneDrive. You will also learn how to collaborate with others on Word documents. In addition, you will learn how to use Microsoft Outlook to manage your tasks, time, and contacts.Get started
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