First steps to getting online (FLOSS)
Who is this course for?
This short 2 hour course is a great place to start if you are new to computers and getting online.
You will learn how to turn on a device, update passwords and account information, use controls, such as a mouse and keyboard, or touchscreen on a smartphone or tablet. You will use tools which make devices easier to use, such as settings to make content easier to read, and you will interact with the home screen. You will learn how to connect to the internet (including Wi-Fi) safely and securely and open a browser. You will also open and access an application, like Word or Zoom on a device.
Support and feedback
You will get feedback from your tutor in the session to let you know how you are doing, and you will also complete an individual learning plan to help you keep on track and so you know where you are in the course and what you need to do next.
Additional costs and requirements
There are no entry requirements.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
All equipment for the course is provided. (Please do not bring your own device as it may not be compatible).
Additional information and resources
How will I learn?
These are face to face sessions in your local Learn Devon Centre – Your tutor will support you to achieve the learning objectives for this course.
What I need – additional information
You may like to make your own notes so a pen/pencil and notebook will be useful.
What can I do next?
You can go on to one our free Beeline for Digital Skills qualifications, which are longer, 10 hour courses, which will help you to make more progress with your digital skills, and practice further what you have learned on this course.