Learn how to effectively use devices, software, and the internet to collaborate with others and discover, use, and create information.
Microsoft Digital Literacy will retire the Windows 8 localized courses effective April 30, 2020. For the latest generation of Digital Literacy content, Window 10 transcripts, videos, and caption files in Arabic, Bulgarian, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese will be available on the downloadable resources page by April 30, 2020.
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. This course is used worldwide by individuals, nonprofits, schools and government.
Microsoft Digital Literacy is for anyone with basic reading skills who wants to learn the fundamentals of using digital technologies.
Make sure you have 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 parts and types of the computer and their 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 how to evaluate the results.Get Started
33 min - Learning Path - 2 Modules
This learning path will show you how to communicate online effectively using email. You will be introduced to web applications that are used for instant messaging including voice and video callsGet 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 including cyberbullying. Learn about online scams and how to avoid them. You will also learn best practices for more safely sharing information online.Get Started
1 hr 9 min - Learning Path - 6 Modules
In this learning path, you will be introduced to core features of Microsoft Office. You will learn how to perform basic functions in 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 be introduced to cloud services like OneDrive and how to apply their basic functions. 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
Microsoft Digital Literacy offers resources, including SCORM packages, lesson guides, transcripts, videos, and closed caption files.
Find additional information in the Frequently Asked Questions about course requirements, plans for course updates, and other information specific to completing the Digital Literacy course.
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