Online tutorials are great if you can't make it to one of HPL's free computer classes - or if you just need a quick refresher. Browse the list below and find some fun and fast ways to sharpen your computer skills.
What Computer Skills Do I Need?
Check out the list of essential computer skills from local schools and employers.
Looking for a New Job
Manufacturing Employers View PDF
Non-Manufacturing Employers View PDF
Returning to School
UW Rock County View PDF
Blackhawk Technical College View PDF
Using a Mouse
- Mousing Around
How to use a mouse and visual vocabulary of a windows computer screen.
A short how-to-use-a-mouse tutorial.
Another how-to-use-a-mouse tutorial. Includes mouse aerobics games to practice mouse skills.
- Mouse Games
Games to practice mouse skills.
- Word and Excel
Short online videos for specific actions and tasks in Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Easy Excel
Quick reference guide to a variety of Excel tasks and functions.
- Self-Paced Training Courses
Microsoft Office Online. Includes tutorials for advanced skills.
- Custom Guide
Quick reference guides for common functions in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
- In Pictures
Visual instructions for specific actions and tasks in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher
- Learning Express
Software tutorials on Windows and Mac Operating Systems, plus popular Microsoft programs including Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, SharePoint, Visio and Word. Free access to Wisconsin computers and residents made possible by the Wisconsin Department of Education’s Badgerlink project.
Word 2003 to Word 2007 Changes
Microsoft's Interactive: Word 2003 to Word 2007 Command Reference Guide
Excel 2003 to Excel 2007 Changes
Microsoft's Interactive: Excel 2003 to Excel 2007 Command Reference Guide
Online tips tricks and video clips on computer skills, and selecting and using consumer technology from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
- BITS Basic Computer Skills Course
Learn essential computer skills like using the mouse and keyboard, creating documents, managing files, Using the internet, exploring social media and more! This is a series of online open courses from Wisconsin's Technical Colleges.
- Gale Courses
Free six-week-long online courses on software and apps like: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher and Project,
Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Keyboarding,
Understanding the Cloud
- Learning Express
Software tutorials on Windows and Mac Operating Systems, plus popular Microsoft and Adobe programs including Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Free access to Wisconsin computers and residents made possible by the Wisconsin Department of Education’s Badgerlink project.
- GFC LearnFree
Online lessons for computer use, job searching and money management supported by the Goodwill Community Foundation
- Log on and Learn
Computer skills lessons, with activities for practice.
- Teacher Click
A directory of computer tutorials.
Learn how to use popular web sites with tutorials on Facebook, Pinterest, Skype, Twitter, Overdrive, Ebay, eHarmony, fundamentals of the World Wide Web, Internet safety, and more!