Whether you are new to the computer, returning for review or just want to gain more 21st century skills, our free computer tutorials can help. From computer basics and online safety to social media and using the cloud, we have a wide range of free technology tutorials to choose from.
If you are new to the computer, don't worry. We can help. These tutorials will allow you to become comfortable with technology in no time.
If you are new to computers or just want to update your computer skills, this free Computer Basics tutorial will show you how.
Understand the basics of using a computer.
If you are looking for basic computer skills or to upgrade computer skills you already have, review our free Basic Computer Skills tutorial.
Learn the basic skills you'll need to get the most out of your computer.
Using a mouse can be a huge barrier to new computer users. And since few people recognize that this is even a problem, there are very few free online resources designed for adult learners. That’s where our mouse tutorial comes in. Since the mouse can be an intimidating topic, we took a light-hearted approach. There are no technical explanations or boring drills. Instead, learners build proficiency with the mouse by playing through a series of mini-games.
In this free Typing tutorial, learn the basics of touch typing, then practice your typing skills.
Are you interested in communicating online with friends, family and colleagues? The topics in Email Basics will teach you the essentials of email, in addition to other popular ways to communicate online in today's world.
Chat, Skype, text, like, tweet, blog, and comment! If you want to communicate in the 21st century, you'll need to go beyond email. In this tutorial, we'll show you the ways you can talk and share online in today's world.
Go beyond email with chat, Skype, blogs, and more.
This free tutorial offers an introduction to email, including how to use common features and use proper email etiquette.
Master email and other ways to communicate online in today's world.
Get Gmail help and learn how to set up and manage a Gmail account in this free tutorial.
Explore the features of this popular Google email service.
Become Internet savvy with tutorials on how to browse smartly, maintain your safety, and network socially while online.
In this free Chrome tutorial, you will learn everything you need to use Chrome as your web browser, including customizing Chrome.
Understand how to use this popular web browser from Google.
The Firefox web browser is among the most popular browsers today. Learn how to use the Firefox browser in this free tutorial.
Master this popular web browser from Mozilla.
If you are new to the web or are looking to improve your Internet skills, our free Internet Basics tutorial has you covered.
Browse and search effectively using these strategies.
Learn about the Internet Explorer web browser and how to useits many functions and features for convenient and safe web browsing.
Explore, and then customize, this popular web browser.
If you already know what the Internet is but would like to learn more, check out the lessons below. You'll learn various tips for working with web browsers, plug-ins, hyperlinks, and more.
Learn some basic tips for using the Internet.
Safari is the default web browser for all Apple computers. This tutorial will show you the basics of browsing in Safari, as well as how to customize it and adjust your privacy settings.
These tutorials will you get started with the free operating system Linux.
Mint is one of the most popular types of Linux. Best of all, it's free! We've found some great resources to help you get started with Mint.
Find resources to help you get started with Linux Mint.
Ubuntu is one of the most popular types of Linux. Best of all, it's free! We've found some great resources to help you get started with Ubuntu.
Find resources to help you get started with Ubuntu Linux.
These tutorials will help you guide you through the features of Mac OS, including multi-touch gestures, Launchpad, Mission Control, Finder, and more.
Whether you're new to OS X or just want to brush up on the basics, this tutorial will cover the most important things you'll need to know. We'll show you how to create folders, work with files, adjust settings, and much more.
UPDATE: Apple announced macOS Sierra on June 13, 2016. For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
Learn the basics of using OS X.
macOS Sierra is an upcoming operating system for Mac desktops and laptops. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!
OS X El Capitan, released in September 2015, is an operating system for Mac desktops and laptops. It is similar to previous versions of OS X, and it adds Spotlight improvements, better window management, new security features, and more.
OS X Yosemite, released in 2014, is an operating system for Mac desktops and laptops. It has a redesigned interface, Spotlight improvements, iOS and iCloud integration, and many other features.
OS X Mavericks is Apple's 2013 operating system for Mac desktops and laptops. It has better energy efficiency, redesigned apps, a more powerful Finder, and many other features. This tutorial will cover some of the new features, as well as the fundamental skills you'll need to navigate Mavericks.
Get to know Apple's newest operating system for Macs.
OS X Mountain Lion is Apple's 2012 operating system for Mac desktops and laptops. Learn about the new features in Mountain Lion, including the Notification Center, iCloud integration, and the Share button, as well as older features like Finder.
Explore Apple's 2012 OS X operating system.
OS X Lion is Apple's 2011 operating system for Mac desktop and laptop computers. Learn how Lion transformed the way users interact with their computers with features like multi-touch gestures, Launchpad, and Mission Control.
Our Online Safety tutorials will provide you with the strategies, skills, and mindset needed to protect yourself, your computer, and your privacy when you connect with the Internet.
Staying safe online is essential in today's world. Learn all about online safety and get Internet safety tips in this free tutorial.
Gain insight into stay safe and secure online.
Practicing safety is a must with anyone who goes online, but with kids it is especially important. This tutorial will discuss the threats your kids may encounter while online, and it will show you how protect them and talk to them about being safe and responsible.
Visit our Internet Safety tutorial for more general safety practices that apply to everyone.
Develop strategies for keeping your kids safe while online.
An operating system is the software that makes your computer functional and is responsible for running all the other software. If you have a "PC," your computer probably uses the Windows operating system. Learn all about the features of your version of Windows and how to customize your computer's settings to fit your needs with the Windows tutorials below.
In this free Windows Basics tutoriall, you'll learn all about navigating, finding and sending files, using shortcuts, and more.
Learn the basics of using Microsoft Windows.
Windows 10 is the latest version of Microsoft's operating system for PCs and tablets. Learn all about it here.
Learn how to use Windows 10 on your PC.
Windows 8 is a version of Microsoft's operating system for PCs and tablets released in 2012. You may be confused by this completely redesigned version of Windows, but our tutorial will help guide you through the many changes Microsoft has made. Note: Windows 10 was released on July 29, 2015. For more information, check out our frequently asked questions.
Learn all about Microsoft's latest operating system.
Windows 7 is an operating system launched in 2009 as an upgrade from XP or Vista. Learn how to download Windows 7 here.
Understand the features and tools of this Windows operating system.
Windows XP is an operating system produced by Microsoft. An operating system is the software that makes your computer functional and is responsible for running all of its software. Start learning about Windows XP today.
UPDATE: Microsoft recently ended support for Windows XP. To learn more about what this means for you, check out our blog article.
Better manage and customize Microsoft's popular operating system.
Windows 98 is an operating system produced by Microsoft. An operating system is the software that makes your computer functional and is responsible for running all of the other software in your computer. Start learning about Windows 98 today.
Review the 1998 version of this Microsoft Windows operating system.