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Northstar Digital Literacy

Need tech training? Northstar Digital Literacy is an online platform that provides on-demand, interactive digital literacy training and assessments. Use assessments to evaluate your skills and set learning goals! Then, complete lessons to gain new digital skills.

Topics Offered

Essential Computer Skills

  • Basic Computer Skills*
  • Internet Basics*
  • Using Email*
  • Windows*
  • Mac OS*

Essential Software Skills

  • Microsoft Word*
  • Microsoft Excel*
  • Microsoft PowerPoint*
  • Google Doc*

Using Technology in Daily Life

  • Social Media*
  • Information Literacy*
  • Career Search Skills*
  • Accessing Telehealth Appointments*
  • Your Digital Footprint*

*Spanish assessment or lesson also available.

Getting Started

Already have an account? Log in to your account.

  1. Choose a home branch for your Northstar Digital Literacy account from the list below. Your home branch can help you if you have trouble with your account. You may register with more than one if you want to.
  2. Click Register next to your selected branch.
  3. Follow the directions to create an account.
  4. Use your Northstar Digital Literacy account at home or at any branch.

Choose a Branch

Want to earn a free certificate on the skills you learn?

Attend a program that offers Northstar Assessment Proctoring – if you can pass an assessment during the session with a score of 85% or above, you can earn a certificate. Can’t make a program? Staff in the Innovation Learning Lab at Central Library can provide assessments during the Innovation Learning Lab’s open hours.

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