Using The Computer School
Created on Tue May 12 2020 06:05:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Using The Computer School
Learn how to use The Computer School on your PC/Mac
WHAT IS THE COMPUTER SCHOOL?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Computer School database is completely free for library members. All you need to do is log in with your member number to enjoy a range of technology tutorials and courses.
The Computer School is a website containing easy step-by-step technology tutorials suitable for beginners and advanced users. Learn how to use PCs, tablets, smartphones, email, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Office, Skype, blogs, and much more.
Getting StartedLogging Ine-Resource LibraryCoursesMyTECHlopediaGetting Help
Throughout the presentation you will see this marker. Click on it to reveal more information.
This marker indicates more information is available.
What you will need
If you have a library card, your member number is located on the back of your card starting with a capital S. If you are a digital member, your member number starts with 555. If your member number starts with S, you must use a capital S when logging in.
The Computer School Website
It is also available on our Digital Library page under Learn Something New.
Enter your Member Number and click Submit.
You will see the following screen if you have logged in correctly.
Your member number must start with a capital S or 555.
Using your mouse, hover your cursor over the e-Resource Library link in the top menu to display a list of tech topics.
Hover your mouse over a topic to reveal subjects. Click on a subject to begin or hover over it to read more about the subject.
Once you have clicked on a subject, you will be taken to a new page with a list of tutorials to work through. Under each subject category (coloured buttons) is a number of tutorials to explore. Click on your desired topic category to display the tutorials. When you click on a tutorial, it will open in a new tab. To get back to The Computer School simply close the tab once you have completed the tutorial.
Some subjects may display all tutorials on one page, or they may list subjects in a drop down menu.
The Computer School has a range of short courses available, including Microsoft Office, Email, Adobe products and more.To access, click Courses from the top menu and select your course from the list.
Once you have selected your course, click Show Course Details. You will be provided with lesson objectives. The course content is available under "Acquiring these skills". Click on a heading to begin.
Each tutorial will open in a new tab. To get back to your course simply close the tab once you have completed the tutorial.
Once you have completed each tutorial you can test your knowledge by clicking Start Test. Enter your name, library, and email address, then click Continue.
Select the answer to the question then click Next question to move forward in the test.
At the end of each test your results will be displayed.You can view your answers by clicking Answers.
Any test you attempt will be displayed. If you passed the test, you can email a certificate to yourself by clicking the icon.
The Computer School has a technology glossary called MyTECHlopedia which contains more than 200,000 terms.To access, click the MyTECHlopedia from the top menu.
You can search for a specific term, use the A-Z links, or use the scroll buttons to go through the glossary. Click on a term to bring up more information.
To scroll down through the text, use the up and down arrows.
Please contact the library on 02 4429 3705 or email@example.com if you require further help from library staff.