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 (440 ratings)
16,516 students
1hr 27min of on-demand video
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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


Tenured College Professor
Todd McLeod
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 59,982 Reviews
  • 379,654 Students
  • 21 Courses

I am a tenured professor in California. I have taught at both the college and university level. I have also taught in multiple disciplines including business, information systems, computer science, and online education. In 1997, I was one of the first professors at the university to teach online. I did post-graduate work in online education at UC San Diego. I co-founded and taught in the “Online Teacher’s Training Program” which trained professors how to teach online. In 2008, I was selected as one of the best instructors in the entire California Community College system. Currently, when measured by the number of students served, I am the world’s leading trainer in Google’s new programming language which is one of the fastest growing, highest paying programming languages in America. In addition, I have started three businesses (two of them profitable, so far). My background in business, information systems, computer science, online education, and real-world entrepreneurship has prepared me to teach all of these courses. I look forward to helping you learn great skills to improve your life. Better skills, better life.

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