Basic Computer Skills - Skills To Help You Succeed

Learn skills fundamental to using your computer well. Learn how to successfully take online courses.
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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (621 ratings)
22,839 students
1hr 27min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Learn basic computer skills
Learn how to succesfully take an online course
Learn from a Microsoft Certified Master Instructor with over 20 years of experience teaching individuals of all ability levels
Presented with high-quality video lectures, this course will show you how to easily do things on your computer
Lifetime access to this class allows you to easily review material and continue learning new material


  • You know everything you need to know to start this course!


This training will give you the fundamental skills necessary to take online courses well and use computers well.

This course is designed for individuals who are just getting started with computers. This course will show you basic computer skills.

In this course, you will learn all of the following about using your computer

  • Learn how to copy and paste

  • Learn how to use undo and redo

  • Learn how to use "find" to quickly locate information

  • Learn how to take screenshots

  • Learn how to view your computer's properties

  • Learn how CC & BCC are used for in email

  • Learn how to use email attachments

  • Learn how to use Google drive

  • Learn how to use a Google calendar to manage your time

  • Learn how to successfully take classes online

This class is guaranteed to teach you fundamental skills for using your computer.

Knowing how to use a computer well is essential in today's world. Pretty much every job today relies upon computers. When you know how to use a computer well, you become more efficient at getting things done. Knowing how to use computers will help you succeed in life. This course will give you skills to succeed.

Try this course for yourself and see how quickly and easily you too can learn to more effectively use your computer. 

Who this course is for:

  • This course is designed for beginners who want to learn basic computer skills


Top-Rated Instructor, Tenured College Professor
Todd McLeod
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 89,130 Reviews
  • 482,210 Students
  • 23 Courses

Fun, Quick, & Easy

Learning can be fun, quick, and easy if you have the right teacher. I come from a family of teachers, I've taught at the college and university level for over 20 years, and I have been recognized as one of the top teachers in the California college system. I became a teacher because I love sharing knowledge and seeing how it transforms people's lives. Learning is the noblest of all endeavors. The more you learn, the more you improve your life.

Learn Quickly & Effectively

All of my courses include step-by-step tutorials and hands-on exercises. The tutorials show you what to do. The hands-on exercises allow you to practice what you have just seen. These hands-on exercises also come with all of the files you need and video solutions so that you can learn more quickly and effectively.

Great Courses for Beginners

I work with beginners all of the time. I understand how to take topics and make them easy to understand.

The Human Element

Students do better in classes where they enjoy the teacher. I am a bit goofy at times but this keeps my courses fun, interesting, and engaging. When you are learning with me, you are guaranteed to have a few laughs.

Traditional Credentials

I am a tenured professor in California, an autodidact, and multidisciplinarian. I have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels in business, information system, and computer science. I also have a lot of knowledge about mindfulness, meditation, psychology, and personal growth. I was born into a culture of mindfulness and meditation, and have been involved with mindfulness and meditation all of my life. I have authored 48 books and have experience with the publishing industry, literature, and film. As I said, I love learning and love sharing knowledge with others.

I look forward to seeing you in class!

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