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Introduction to online banking

Using your computer to control your finances can be done safely and securely at any time of the day or night. We show you how online banking works, how to get started and we have our very own pretend bank, Squirrel Bank, to help practise common online banking tasks on a desktop or laptop computer. The courses in this topic are:

  • Getting started with online banking
  • Setting up online banking
  • Online banking basics practice area
  • Managing payments online practice area

Introduction to buying and selling online

Learn everything you need to know about online shopping, from comparing prices to paying for things online securely with PayPal. We show you how to stay safer when you buy and sell online from traditional retailers and online marketplaces, such as eBay. You’ll learn about the benefits of shopping online, as well as some of the disadvantages. Importantly, these courses will teach you how to protect your personal information and details while shopping online.

The courses in this topic are:

  • Buying and selling online overview
  • How to pay online
  • How to buy online using eBay
  • How to sell online using eBay
  • Selling on eBay: case study
  • Buying on eBay: case study

Social media apps

If you have wondered about social media, but are not sure which app might suit you best, we have a nice introduction to the world of social media platforms. We also have an in-depth look at the world’s biggest social media app: Facebook. We show you how to set up your own account, and safely and confidently use Facebook to connect with friends, family and the community at large.

  • Introduction to social media
  • Introduction to Facebook
  • Using Facebook

Introduction to smart homes

Ever wondered how technology can be used to help you out with your day-to-day tasks? Learn everything you need to know about smart devices, smart speakers and setting up a smart home of your own.

You’ll learn how to safely set up a smart speaker by training it to recognise your voice, how you can use a smart TV to watch catch-up TV and how you can use the cloud to save and back up your important photos and documents.

The courses in this topic are:

  • What is smart home technology?
  • How to set up smart home technology
  • Using a voice assistant
  • Using smart home devices
  • Using smart TVs
  • What is the cloud?
  • The cloud and you