ONLINE BASICS

Northstar Digital Learning: Test and build your computer skills in key areas. Demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges to prepare for your future now!

PLA Digital Learn: Computer basics, online safety and security, job skills, social media, mobile devices, productivity, and more! Certificates for skills completion.

GCF Learn Free: Gain basic computer and online knowledge; typing tutorial, tips and tricks for Office, email, Windows, Linux, and Mac. Certificates available for course modules.

TechBoomers: Free online courses for over 60 of today’s hottest websites and apps! Learn about Pandora, Google Hangouts, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Uber, Dropbox, Airbnb and more! Don’t forget the courses on Internet Safety and Privacy!

ONLINE SAFETY AND SECURITY

MD Safe Data/Safe Families: Provides information and tips for protecting your information, as well as games and activities for the whole family to practice digital privacy skills.

Connect Safely: Silicon Valley-based nonprofit dedicated to educating people about online safety, privacy, security and digital wellness. Resources include safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy, with both in-depth research and “quick-guides” for youth, educators, and policymakers along with resources for seniors and other adults.

FTC OnGuard Online: Videos and articles from the Federal Trade Commission explaining how to protect personal information, avoid identity theft, computer hacks and scams, and help you stay safe online.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Information and resources to promote and protect your financial security. Find answers to commonly-asked financial questions. Learn the basics, understand key terms, and find ways to take action when you have an issue, problem, or complaint.

Protect against social security theft and fraud: Clear directions on how to avoid internet scams and recognize “phishing” schemes with regard to your social security account.

KnowBe4: Request homecourse password before logging in.

How Secure Is My Password?: Free and secure test for your password ideas — they will not collect or store your information.

Have I Been Pwnd???: Check to see if your email or phone number has been part of a data breach (or, has your information been “owned”)

Password Keepers: A password manager is either downloadable software or a web-based solution that allows you to store and retreive all your passwords using one master password or pass phrase. Password managers major advantage is the ability to use longer/stronger passwords for each account you use without you having to remember every password. They can also automatically generate a secure password for you.

Some of the many options are:

Nordpass

Dropbox

Dashlane

Bitwarden

ADVANCED DIGITAL TRAINING RESOURCES