Improve Your Computer Skills

Online Computer Skill lessons from Dickinson (ND)'s Adult Learning Center

Learn a range of computer skills starting with the very basics and working up from there in this FREE series of lessons made available by the Dickinson (ND) Adult Learning Center.  From just logging on and using the mouse and keyboard, to using email, researching on the internet, and the basics of the common Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) needed for college and working-world success.  Watch a helpful video presentation on each topic, and then work through the student exercises.  Click here to start learning!  

VET's Video Tutorial Playlists

Links to some very helpful video tutorial series! 

  • Tutorials on Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, OneDrive, Project), and Quickbooks by Simon Sez IT.
  • Tutorials on D2L and Blackboard, the Course Delivery Systems used by many colleges and universities, including those in Minnesota and North Dakota.
  • Using Google docs and Google sheets for file sharing
  • Photoshop
  • More to come!

Build MS Excel Skills

Want to learn about Microsoft Excel?  Whether you're just a beginner or advanced user, these sites contain tutorials and examples for effectively using this helpful and powerful software tool.  Learn the basics and more:

  • Excel  Learn how to use functions, pivot tables, create charts and graphs to take your data analysis to the next level!
  • Automate  Tutorial modules in lesson format show you how to do the most common and helpful Excel functions.   

(Re)Learn full keyboard typing skills

You're not going to try to tap out a term paper on your phone with two thumbs, are you?!  Try these sites to learn (again?) how to type fast on a full computer keyboard (like a professional!)

  • Typing Club - A fun way to learn touch typing for free!
  • Learn -  Beginner and advanced typing lessons, as well as timed typing tests. Work through a series of lessons and games to get better without frustration.
  • Power - Learn typing to music to develop rhythmical typing! Learn through lessons and games; good for kids and adults!
  • - Free typing speed tests, lessons, and interactive games to improve your keyboarding skills.  Great for all ages and abilities!  Site discloses that it does come with advertisements that can be completely removed for a small fee.
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