Learn about the keyboard
Keyboards come in all shape and sizes, but they all follow a similar layout.
In this course, we look at some of the most common keys used, including letters, numbers, punctuation marks, space bar, enter, shift and caps lock.
Below you will find three different ways to learn about the keyboard. You can:
- Watch it: A short animation demonstrating some of the most useful keys found on keyboards.
- Try it: For laptop and desktop computers only. Find out more about different keys on Windows and Apple keyboards in this interactive activity.
- Read it: Read the steps in our handy guide that you can print or save for later. Available in different languages in the Print the guide section at the bottom of this page.
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Watch our short video on some of the different keys on a keyboard.
For desktop and laptop computers only. Click on different keys in our interactive activity to find out more about them. For Windows and Apple keyboards.