Drop-In Tech Help is held every Thursday, alternating between mornings and evenings. Check out our calendar to find a time and date that works for you.
Choose among the following categories for links to additional technology help and skill-building resources:
- Basics & Everyday Technology
- Microsoft Office
- Career Advancement
- Coding & Web Design
- Graphic Design & Photography
Computer Basics & Everyday Technology
- Suggested Lynda.com Courses - Self-paced video courses from the leading online learning platform, selected by library staff.
- DigitalLearn - Short (five to 25 minutes) tutorials on topics like Navigating a Website, Basic Search, and Introduction to Email.
- Digital Unite - Hundreds of technology guides-some on hard-to-find topics like digital photography and online dating-from a UK site 20+ years in the making.
- Learn My Way - Another British site with interactive tutorials on computer basics, online safety, Internet skills and tools, job hunting, and even online banking. Free registration required.
- G Suite Learning Center - Tutorials from Google on its tools for business and education, including Gmail, Hangouts, Docs, Sheets, and Forms.
- GCF LearnFree - Lessons on a wide variety of topics, from Basic Skills (including mouse practice) to Internet and Apps and Buying Guides
- Lifewire - An extensive library of instruction (How To), troubleshooting (Fix), product reviews (Buy), and advice (Do More) for technology users.
- Tech Tips from David Pogue - Short videos from Yahoo’s technology guru that demystify current tech trends and offer tips to simplify your digital life.
- Techboomers - Guides to dozens of websites for entertainment, shopping, daily living, and communication, plus an Internet 101 track. Start with popular tutorials on Facebook, YouTube, and Uber, or visit the full course listing. Built for older adults, but useful for all.
- Suggested Lynda.com Courses on Microsoft Office - Self-paced video courses from the leading online learning platform, selected by library staff.
- GCF LearnFree - General tips, plus in-depth tutorials for versions dating back to Office 2000.
- In Pictures - Visual guides to Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word 2007, 2010, and 2013.
- Office Training Center - Microsoft’s own support site for Office products, including Outlook and OneNote.
- Suggested Lynda.com Courses for Job Seekers/Career Changers - Self-paced video courses from the leading online learning platform, selected by library staff.
- The Digital Garage - Online courses in digital marketing (analytics, SEO, social media, etc.) from Google, with optional certification from the Interactive Advertising Bureau.
- LinkedIn Basics from GCF LearnFree - Learn to set up and customize your LinkedIn profile, then use it for professional networking.
- Online Job Searching from DigitalLearn - Short (three to five minutes) tutorials on using career-building sites and searching online classifieds.
Coding & Web Design
- Suggested Lynda.com Courses on Coding/Web Design - Self-paced video courses from the leading online learning platform, selected by library staff.
- Codecademy - Used by over 25 million people to launch programming careers.
- Free Code Camp - Learn to code using open source tools while helping nonprofits build the websites and apps they need to solve real problems.
- Hour of Code - A collection of over 100 hour-long tutorials (built for students, but accessible to all) for the annual event.
- Khan Academy - Computing courses on this well-known learning platform begin with the popular Intro to Programming.
Graphic Design & Photography
- Suggested Lynda.com Courses on Graphic Design - Self-paced video courses from the leading online learning platform, selected by library staff.
- Suggested Lynda.com Courses on Photography - Self-paced video courses from the leading online learning platform, selected by library staff.
- Creative Cloud Help - Adobe’s own support site for Photoshop, Illustrator, and the other Creative Cloud programs.
- GCF LearnFree - Tutorials in digital photography, image editing, Photoshop basics, and graphic design principles.
- Layers Magazine - Tutorials on Adobe software from an online magazine for creative professionals.