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Technology Classes at the Library

Meet with a friendly computer tech to work on your computer problems, learn how to use your e-reader, tablet, or mobile phone and apply for government services. No appointments are necessary.

Pinellas County Technology Classes

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Are you new to computers? Try these sites...

  • New Computer User Tutorial: The very basics of what you're looking at from the mouse to the keyboard to your screen.
  • Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum: A structured computer basics course that awards a Digital Literacy Certificate when complete. It starts with an assessment of your skills then covers computer basics, using the Internet, using Microsoft Office and computer security and privacy.
  • Wifi, Bandwidth and Speed: Wifi, bandwidth and networks explained in easy to understand terms.
  • Computer Basics (GCF Learn Free): Clear and easy to follow introduction to the parts of the computer.
  • Creating a strong password: Our guide to creating a safe password you can remember.

Learning to Use a Mouse

New to using the mouse, touchpad or trackball? These websites will improve your skills and build your confidence.

  • Mousing Around: Basic information about the mouse
  • Mousercise: Practice clicking and moving the mouse
  • Draw With Your Mouse: This allows you to draw lines with your mouse or touch pad, showing you how the mouse moves and helping you gain control.

Learn to Type & Use a Keyboard

All About E-Mail

Other Computing Skills

  • Highlighting, Copying, Cutting and Pasting: Cutting and pasting used to be something you did in kindergarten. Now, it's something you can do with words and images on your computer. Here's a tutorial on how to highlight and copy text.
  • Taking Screenshots: A screenshot is a picture of a screen, such as your computer screen, tablet or mobile phone. Learn to capture screenshots on several different devices.
  • Digital Delight: Computing Tips from the Tampa Bay Library Consortium
  • Completing Forms Online

Using Microsoft Office

Privacy and Cyber-Security

E-mail

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