Online Technology Tutorials

image of a computer mouseGeneral Technology Skills

  • GCF Learn Free, from the Goodwill Community Foundation - Lessons and videos on a wide variety of technology skills including the basics, software tutorials and essential skills for living in the online world. Also available in Spanish.
  • Digital Learn, from the Public Library Association - Online tutorials to help you tackle technology at your own pace. Also available in Spanish.

Computer Basics

  • Computer Basics, from GCF Learn Free - This tutorial provides overviews on several topics related to how computers work, including the parts of a computer, understanding the Internet and the cloud, and keeping your computer clean.
  • Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys, from - Links to lists of keyboard shortcuts for function keys, Apple, Windows, Microsoft Word and more.

Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 Tutorial, from GCF Learn Free - This tutorial provides an overview of Windows 10, offers answers to frequently asked questions, and guides you through the basics to start using this operating system. Includes a tutorial for using Windows 10 on a tablet.
  • Windows Help, from Microsoft - This resource is Microsoft's support page for Windows. Support available for Windows 8.1, 10 Mobile, and 10 -- select the appropriate version from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows, from Microsoft - Use these keystroke combinations to perform tasks for which you would otherwise use a mouse. Shortcut tables available for Windows 8.1 and 10 -- select the appropriate version from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.
  • Microsoft Edge Help, from Microsoft - This resource is Microsoft's support page for the Edge browser, which replaced Internet Explorer as the default web browser in Windows 10.
  • macOS Basics, from GCF Learn Free  - Whether you're using macOS Mojave, High Sierra, El Capitan or Yosemite, this tutorial will cover the most important things you'll need to know.
  • Apple Support -- Apple's official support page. Includes support for Mac, Apple mobile devices and more.
  • Samsung Mobile Support - Samsung's official support page for mobile devices, including phones and tablets.

Desktop Applications

  • Microsoft Office Tutorials, from GCF Learn Free -Tips and tutorials for Office 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
  • Office Training Center, from Microsoft - If you’re looking for help in Word, Excel, Powerpoint or other Microsoft products, these tutorials will help.
  • Office 365 Basics, from Microsoft - An overview of Office 365 and how to get started with it.
  • Microsoft Office Training Manuals (PDFs), from Best STL, a London-based company. Free manuals for Office 2007, 2010, and 2013. Also includes links to free Quick Reference Guides for Office 2007.

Cloud Applications

  • Google Help - Google's support page for all of its services. Includes support for Gmail, Google Drive, YouTube and more.
  • Google Tutorials, from GCF Learn Free - Tips and tutorials for Google products. Includes Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Maps, Google Forms, and Google Classroom.
  • OneDrive Help & Learning, from Microsoft - Support and training page for OneDrive, Microsoft's free online storage app.
  • Dropbox Tutorial, from GCF Learn Free -- Get started with Dropbox, a popular cloud-based service for storing and sharing files and photos.


  • Internet Basics, from GCF Learn Free - An introductory guide to Internet basics, including information on web browsers and search engines.
  • Internet Security and Privacy
  • Searching the Web, from Prince George's Community College (Maryland) - Learn about Internet basics, including terminology, web browsers and search engines. Click on the blue buttons on the left to read each section. 
  • News Literacy
  • Finding Images Online, from Harvard Law School - To help you avoid violating copyright, this guide explains the difference between public domain and Creative Commons licensing. Includes links to resources for finding public domain and Creative Commons-licensed images, audio files, and videos.
  • Images:  A Guide to Finding Visual Resources, from Cornell University Library - Includes information on copyright and citing images, as well as resources for finding images online.

Social Media

  • Facebook Help Center - Support page for Facebook. Topics include managing your account, privacy and safety, reporting problems or abuse to Facebook, and deactivating or deleting your account.
  • Twitter Help Center - Support page for Twitter. Learn how to create and use a Twitter account, including how to customize your profile and privacy settings.
  • LinkedIn Help - LinkedIn's support page includes information on getting started with LinkedIn and known issues with the website.


Last updated on 03-27-2020