Computer Tutorials

Basic Computer Skills

  • A collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy. Feedback from public library staff directed the Public Library Association to develop courses on the most basic skills, such as using a computer, navigating a web site, and searching. 
  • Free learning tutorials for computers and other basic skills!  There is a wide-range of computer tutorials for you to choose from in both English and Spanish!! Some of the topics include: Basic Computer Skills, Microsoft Office 2000-2016, social media, Google, Google Docs, career, money,  math and reading plus much more.
  • 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.

Mouse Practice Web Sites 

  • Mouse Tutorial-SeniorNet Simple exercises to help practice using a mouse. Practice placing the mouse in specific locations, clicking the left button, proper timing for a double-click, and dragging and dropping. 
  • New User Mouse Tutorial-Palm Beach County Library Tutorial with a mouse overview that will help you learn how to use a mouse to interact with a computer.

Typing Practice Web Sites 

  • Free typing lessons with an animated keyboard layout and typing tutor graphic hands used to correct mis-typing by showing the right way to type for your learning and practice experience. Lessons' difficulty gradually raises as it starts from only 2 characters and ends with the entire keyboard. When the lesson ends, you can learn a lot from the practice trends: WPM, accuracy and errors distribution. 
  • Peter’s Online Typing Course Free online typing lessons and typing exercises for beginning typists, and frustrated hunt-and-peckers who want to move from four-finger typing to full-blown touch typing.