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  • This section brings together a collection of resources to support and develop your IT abilities.

    • How to Log in to Microsoft 365, College Wifi and Moodle for the first time.

    • You Tube video help to use Office 365

    • What is Microsoft teams? Shows you the basics on how to use it.

    • Created by Diane Mitchell from the College Workforce Development Team, an excellent resource covering the basics of using Teams in a brief and easy to use manner.

    • Free for students

      Get started watching the video to see how you can use Teams for group work.

      • Group work - edit documents real-time in 1 click
      • Chat securely with anyone at college - just ask for their name not phone number
      • Get job ready skills as you use as Microsoft Teams integrates the entire Office suite into a single hub.

    • Introduction to OneDrive

      OneDrive provides you one place to store, share, and sync your work or school files. It is the Microsoft cloud service that connects you to all your files and gives you the ability to access them from anywhere and on any device.

    • PowerPoint is a presentation application that creates a slide show of important information, charts, and images to display during a presentation. Recent advances in PowerPoint include subtitling on slides, Presenter coach, and other enhanced interactive features.

    • Useful videos from Connecting Scotland covers:

      How to choose a device and internet

      How to use your device

      How to stay safe online

      How to do things

      Computer terms and jargon.

    • Short videos covering various aspects of ethical computing:

      Protecting Your Online Data

      How Your Online Data Is Used

      Turning Data into Knowledge

      Importance Of Your Online Data

    • Free courses to help you develop your confidence and develop your digital skills. A mixture of short videos, games and courses covering many aspects of using digital devices safely and effectively. Covers basics for beginners and digital wellbeing  Broken down into  two sections, Home Life and Work Life, so also includes sections on getting a job and launching a business.

    • Our award-winning range of 400+ how-to guides covers a whole host of digital topics. Written by subject matter experts and updated daily, the guides are perfect for supporting others with digital skills or improving your own knowledge.

    • Whether you use websites and social media or chat to your pals online and do a bit of shopping... Find out why it's important to keep yourself and your data safe with 'Digi Know?'

    • Supporting families online

      Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.

    • A range of learning guides. You can work through the guides at your own pace using the 'Play' and 'Pause' buttons.

      You may find it helpful to print out the documents below which give step-by-step instructions to getting online using a PC or tablet. 

    • Free Resources

      Get the most from your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone