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Essentials

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The absolute basics

New to computers? This is the perfect place to start. Learn the essentials of how to use a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone and find out how you can access the internet.

  • What is a computer?
  • What is a laptop?
  • What is a tablet?
  • What is a smartphone?
  • What is the internet?
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Getting to know your device

This topic will teach you the basic functions of a keyboard, mouse and computer, including how to change settings and manage your files.

  • Using a keyboard
  • Using a mouse
  • Using a touchscreen
  • Using a computer
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Getting started online

Navigating the online world can be a little tricky at first, but this course will teach you some essential skills to getting started online.

  • Using the internet
  • Using online forms
  • Using email
  • Using search engines
  • Introduction to internet safety
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Safety first

Protect your personal information and money with hints and tips to help you stay safer online.

  • Safe passwords
  • Paying safely online
  • Avoiding scams and tricks
  • Downloading and saving documents
  • Help and support
More online skills

More online skills

Develop your online skills by learning how to shop online, watch catch-up TV online, and connect with others using Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.

  • Online shopping overview
  • Socialising online
  • Using Facebook overview
  • Using a digital camera
  • Watching and listening online
Connecting to others

Connecting to others

Need a helping hand with video calls? Find out how to get set up from your phone, tablet or computer.

  • Getting set up for video calling
  • How to use Skype
  • How to use WhatsApp
  • How to use FaceTime
All about data

All about data

Everything you need to know about data: what it is, how it’s measured and hints and tips on how to get the most out of your data allowance at home, out and about or overseas.

  • What is data?
  • Choosing a data plan
  • Managing your data
  • Home data vs mobile data
  • Going overseas
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Wi-Fi and mobile networks

How do you set up a Wi-Fi network to use the internet at home? Is it safe to connect to public Wi-Fi? We answer these questions and more in these courses.

  • What is Wi-Fi?
  • Home networks
  • Wi-Fi on the go
  • Mobile networks
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Online hobbies

Time for a bit of fun. Learn how you can build your family tree, travel to places far and wide without leaving your chair, and how to create your very own blog to share your experiences and knowledge.

  • Researching family history
  • Exploring Google Earth
  • Google Earth - more than a map
  • Beyond Google Earth
  • Blogs - online journals
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All about apps

Wondering what all the fuss is about? This topic takes you into the world of apps, or Applications, the little amazing programs that can help you do almost anything.

  • What is an app?
  • Getting apps
  • Managing and deleting apps
  • App tips and tricks
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Games centre

Test your memory or tease your brain with these games, designed for use on a laptop or desktop computer.

  • Crossword
  • Easy threesy
  • Great minds
  • Memory game
  • Spot the difference
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Practice area

These activities will help you practise browsing the internet and build your mouse and keyboard skills. Perfect for beginners working on a laptop or desktop computer.

  • Type text into a field
  • Learn about the keyboard
  • When and how to double click
  • Get out of a right-click menu
  • How to close a pop-up box
  • How to use Google Search
  • Search using the address bar
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Apple iPhone: Getting started

Getting started on your iPhone is easier than you may think. This topic shows you how to set up and customise your iPhone with helpful step-by-step videos and a fun interactive guide that shows you all the features you need to know about.

  • Interactive guide
  • Setting up your new or used iPhone
  • Security and privacy
  • Useful features
  • Customising system settings
  • Adjusting quick settings
  • Managing notifications
Android phone: Getting started

Android phone: Getting started

Getting started on your Android phone is easier than you may think. This topic shows you how to set up and customise your phone with helpful step-by-step videos and a fun interactive guide that shows you all the features you need to know about.

  • Interactive guide
  • Setting up your new or used phone
  • Security and privacy
  • Useful features
  • Customising system settings
  • Adjusting quick settings
  • Managing notifications
Apple iPad: Getting started

Apple iPad: Getting started

New to the world of tablets? Learn how to get started on your iPad with helpful, step-by-step videos and a fun interactive guide that shows you all the features you need to know about.

  • Interactive guide
  • Setting up your new or used iPad
  • Security and privacy
  • Useful features
  • Customising system settings
  • Using the keyboard
  • Connecting to Wi-Fi
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Android tablet: Getting started

New to the world of tablets? Learn how to get started on your Android tablet with helpful, step-by-step videos and a fun interactive guide that shows you all the features you need to know about.

  • Interactive guide
  • Setting up your new or used tablet
  • Security and privacy
  • Useful features
  • Customising system settings
  • Using the keyboard
  • Connecting to Wi-Fi
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Windows desktop: Getting started

Set up and personalise your Windows computer (or PC) with helpful, step-by-step videos and a fun interactive guide that shows you all the features you need to know about.

  • Interactive guide
  • Setting up your new or used PC
  • Security and privacy
  • Useful features
  • Customising system settings
  • Managing files and storage
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Windows laptop: Getting started

Set up and personalise your Windows laptop with helpful, step-by-step videos and a fun interactive guide that shows you all the features you need to know about.

  • Interactive guide
  • Setting up your new or used laptop
  • Security and privacy
  • Useful features
  • Customising system settings
  • Managing files and storage
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Apple desktop: Getting started

Set up and personalise your Apple desktop computer (or iMac) with helpful, step-by-step videos and a fun, interactive guide that shows you all the features you need to know about.

  • Interactive guide
  • Setting up your new or used iMac
  • Security and privacy
  • Helpful features
  • Customising settings
  • Managing files and storage
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Apple laptop: Getting started

Set up and personalise your Apple laptop with helpful, step-by-step videos and a fun, interactive guide that shows you all the features you need to know about.

  • Interactive guide
  • Setting up your new or used laptop
  • Security and privacy
  • Helpful features
  • Customising settings
  • Managing files and storage