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Computer and iPad Literacy

Computer and iPad literacy 

COTA NT offered computer and iPad training sessions during 2017 with the help of a Volunteer Peer Educator. These sessions are no longer available as our Volunteer has left the Territory. When we have digital literacy training workshops available, they are listed on our events calendar or emailed to people on our email list (subscribe here).

We advise anyone wishing to upskill in digital literacy or to assist someone else to visit the Be Connected resource below, or contact their local library (links to NT libraries here).

Australian Government Be Connected (https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au)

 

The absolute basics

New to computers? This is the perfect place to start. Learn the essentials of using a computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone, and find out about the internet, web browsers, web addresses and search engines. Explore


Getting to know your device

This topic will teach you the basic functions of a keyboard, mouse and computer, including how to change settings and manage your files. Explore 


Getting started online

Navigating the online world can be a little tricky at first, but this topic will teach you some essential skills to help you get started online. Explore


Safety first

Discover some of the essentials of cyber safety like how to create and remember strong passwords, spot common scams like phishing scams, safely download documents including PDF files, as well as run antivirus software. Explore


More online skills

Find out how a digital camera works and how to access radio and TV online with catch-up services like ABC iView and SBS OnDemand. Explore


Connecting to others

Need a helping hand with video calls? Find out how to get set up from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Explore


All about data

Everything you need to know about data: what it is, the difference between home internet and mobile data, how to switch to Wi-Fi on your mobile, plus tips to help you save money when at home or away. Explore


Wi-Fi and mobile networks

How do you set up a Wi-Fi network to use the internet at home? Is it safe to connect to public Wi-Fi? What is the nbn and what do you need to know when looking for a new nbn plan? We answer these questions and more in these courses. Explore


Online hobbies

Time for a bit of fun. Learn how you can build your family tree, travel to places far and wide without leaving your chair, and how to create your very own blog to share your experiences and knowledge. Explore


All about apps

This topic takes you into the world of apps, or Applications, the little amazing programs that can help you do almost anything. Find out what apps are and how to find them using the App Store and Google Play Store. Explore


Games centre

Life would be very dull without some playtime. Test your memory and tease your brain with our games for computers, while our games for smart devices work your tap, swipe and zooming skills. Explore


Practice area

Perfect for beginners, these activities help you to build your mouse and keyboard skills for computers, as well as the essential skills you need to use a smart device like tapping, swiping, scrolling and zooming. Explore


All about Apple iPhones

This topic shows you how to set up and customise your new or pre-owned iPhone, and do more with it like take and edit photos, block nuisance callers, set your phone number to private, save files and listen to podcasts. Explore


All about Apple iPads

This topic shows you how to set up and customise your new or pre-owned iPad, and do more with it like take and edit photos, block nuisance messages, as well as save files and listen to podcasts. Explore


All about Android phones

This topic shows you how to set up and customise your new or pre-owned Android phone, and do more with it like take and edit photos, block nuisance callers, set your phone number to private, save files and listen to podcasts. Explore


All about Android tablets

This topic shows you how to set up and customise your new or pre-owned Android tablet, and do more with it like take and edit photos, block nuisance callers, as well as save files and listen to podcasts. Explore


Introduction to myGov

Find out how myGov can make managing your online government services easy and convenient. We show you, step-by-step, how to set up and use your own myGov account safely, link your Medicare and other government services to your myGov, how to claim medical expenses and control who sees your My Health Record information. Explore


Internet banking

Online banking offers you the convenience of accessing your money at any time. This course shows you how online banking works on your computer, smartphone and tablet. We also have our very own pretend bank, Squirrel Bank, where you can practise key online banking tasks like paying bills, transferring money and checking your balance. Explore

More topics covered in the Be Connected learning space include fun things to do with your photos, advanced online security, using the Cloud and more.

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