Path Overview

In today’s job market basic computer literacy is a must, so we have gathered together everything you need to know to become computer literate right here – and it’s all FREE!

Our Digital Literacy Path starts at the very beginning, with an interactive Windows Navigation course that teaches how to use a mouse and keyboard, as well as how to use common features such as check boxes and radio buttons.

The Windows Navigation course is followed by two additional interactive courses covering Computer Fundamentals and Internet Fundamentals. Students who complete all three courses will be ready to earn several nationally recognized Northstar digital literacy credentials.

Goodwill strongly believes that basic digital skills are a necessity, so all of the courses in the Digital Literacy path are FREE. Just add each module to your shopping cart then click the Cart icon on the navigation menu to check out! There’s no catch – it’s really free =)

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Course Information

CERTIFICATION PATH

Computing Foundation
  • Windows Navigation Course
  • Computer Fundamentals Course
  • Internet Fundamentals Course
  • Certification: Northstar Basic Computer Skills
  • Certification: Northstar Internet Basics
  • Certification: Northstar Windows 10

CERTIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Once you complete the Computing Foundation Courses, you will be ready to earn the Northstar certifications listed above. All Northstar digital assessments are free. Click the link below to access the assessments.

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessments 

LESSON TITLES

Windows Navigation
  • Lesson 1: Using the Mouse
  • Lesson 2:  Navigating Windows
  • Lesson 3: Using the Keyboard
Computer Fundamentals Module 1
  • Lesson 1: History of Computers
  • Lesson 2: Computing Devices
  • Lesson 3: Smart Devices
  • Lesson 4: Computer Hardware
  • Lesson 5: Computer Software
  • Lesson 6: Data Storage
  • Lesson 7: File Management
  • Lesson 8: Computer Security
Computer Fundamentals Module 2 (Nov 2019)
  • Lesson 1: Turning on a Computer
  • Lesson 2: Apps & Programs
  • Lesson 3: The Start Menu
  • Lesson 4: Windows Basics
  • Lesson 5: Using Windows
  • Lesson 6: Types of Menus
  • Lesson 7: Settings & Troubleshooting
  • Lesson 8: Purchasing a Device
Internet Fundamentals Module 1
  • Lesson 1: Internet Basics
  • Lesson 2: Getting Online
  • Lesson 3: Web Overview
  • Lesson 4: Using the Web
  • Lesson 5: Internet Productivity
  • Lesson 6: Online Threats
Internet Fundamentals Module 2 (Soon!)

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