Digital Literacy

The ability to manipulate computer hardware and software combined with the ability to find, analyze, and ethically use information in personal, social, and academic settings.

Free workshops around campus

Free online courses & apps 

Butte College credit courses

 

Other great free or low-cost resources


Drop-in digital literacy workshops

Workshops are held in LB 206 (Main Campus) at 9 AM and 1 PM, Tuesday-Friday, August 26 through September 4, 2014. Workshops are 50 minutes long, and teach the basics of each topic for software provided to students by Butte College. Print the schedule.

Workshops also available by appointment at Main or Chico Center: One-on-one or small group workshops on any of the digital literacy topics ​below are also offered by appointment. Contact Morgan Brynnan at brynnanmo@butte.edu (879-4020) to schedule a Main Campus appointment or Louise Lee at leelo@butte.edu to schedule at Chico Center (879-4398).

The first 20 students to complete 3 library digital literacy workshops will earn a free 4 GB flash drive to store files on!

Missed a workshop you need? The table below has links to overview handouts for past workshops in the title bar and other helpful links throughout for different aspects of what we teach.


FALL 2014 Digital Literacy Workshops in LB 206 print

(links below will take you to online resources on that topic)

8/26/14,
9:00 AM
& 1:00 PM

Computer 
Basics: 
Hardware & OS
8/27/14,
9:00 AM
& 1:00 PM

The OS, MyBC, & BC email Basics
8/28/14,
9:30 AM
& 1:30 PM

Blackboard for Students
8/29/14,
9:00 AM
& 1:00 PM

Networks & the Internet / Web basics
9/2/14,
9:00 AM
& 1:00 PM

Microsoft Word Basics
9/3/14,
9:00 AM
& 1:00 PM

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics
 9/4/14,
9:00 AM
& 1:00 PM

Research Basics

Basic parts of a computer

Windows 7 Operating System Part II

Find other BB workshops
under MyBC →
My Classes → Announcements
Wired/Wireless

Printing on the network
Creating & saving a Word document, and saving in other formats Creating & saving a PowerPoint presentation Internet research
Drives & ports

Tool bars

  Browsers: Back, tabs & new windows Copying & pasting into Word Inserting a text box Article databases

The keyboard

Directories, files & folders

  CRAAP test (from CSU-Chico) Creating a running header and inserting page numbers Finding images and video for your presentation eBooks

Using the mouse

MyBC

  Search engines
Types of Web sites (TLDs) and special search commands
Paragraph spacing and block quotes Inserting images and video into your presentation Using the library catalog

Windows 7 
Operating System Part I

BC Email

   Wikipedia Using spell check and grammar check Creating handouts on your presentation Citing your sources (from Purdue)

 

     Helpful sites How to get free Microsoft Office 365 software How to get free Microsoft Office 365 software Getting help from a librarian

  Other great workshops

Chico Center Library workshops: cover research, apps, digital resources, extreme Googling, information literacy, and online tools

CAS Computer Fridays, workshops offered by the Butte College Center for Academic Success, LRC

Blackboard for students: Find the schedule under MyBC → My Classes → Announcements  → Blackboard Workshops for Students


  Free online courses and applications

General Topics

Computers: desktop, laptop, and tabletComplete, self-paced online course for beginners: DigitalLearn.org

internetInternet 101: GCFLearnFree.org

CRAAP testCSU-Chico Meriam Library CRAAP test for credibility of any resource:  csuchico.edu

PC (Microsoft Windows)

Windows 7 logoLearn Windows 7: Getting around your desktop, files, and more: DigitalLearn.org

Windows 7Learn Windows 8: Getting around your desktop, files, and more: DigitalLearn.org

Mac (Apple)

apple (Mac)Using Mac OS X Basics: Digital Learn.org

Mac OS X LionLearn Mac OS X Lion: GCFLearnFree.org

Mac OS X Mt. LionLearn Mac OS X Mountain Lion: GCFLearnFree.org

Mac OS X MavericksLearn Mac OS X Mavericks: GCFLearnFree.org

OS X YosemiteLearn Mac OS X Yosemite: GCFLearnFree.org

Productivity Software

MS Office 365 free to Butte studentsGet Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for your PC or Mac (free to Butte students): Butte Student Tech Support

Microsoft Word logoLearn Microsoft Word 2013 for letters, papers, and documents: GCFLearnFree.org

Microsoft Powerpoint logoLearn Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for slideshows and presentations: GCFLearnFree.org

google docsLearn Google Docs: GCFLearnFree.org

preziLearn Prezi for whiteboard-style presentations (tutorials): youtube.com

Get the program for Windows computers: prezi.com

Get the program for Mac computers: prezi.com

Get the app for iPad: prezi.com

iPads, iPhones, Tablets, & Apps

iPadiPad Basics: GCFLearnFree.org

iPhoneiPhone Basics: GCFLearnFree.org

Get Office 365 free for your mobile deviceGet the MS Office 365 Suite program for your phone, tablet or other mobile device, free! Log in when    

prompted using your Butte college email and Butte College password

Google DriveLearn Google Drive/Google Docs: GCFLearnFree.org

Get a Google account for Docs: docs.google.com

preziLearn Prezi for whiteboard-style presentations (tutorials): youtube.com 

Get the app for iPad: prezi.com

quipLearn Quip for letters, papers, and documents: quip.com 

Get the app for iPad: quip.com

Get the app for Android: quip.com

 


Butte College credit courses in computing, software applications, and information literacy

Butte College logoGo to MyBC → Register for classes:

CSCI 2 (Business and Computer Information Systems)

BCIS 84 (Basics of Computers),  BCIS 28 (Microsoft Word for Windows)** & BCIS 18 (Introduction to Business Technology)

LIS 11 (Research Strategies) & LIS 126 (Library and Research Skills)

EDUC 10, 110, 210 (Critical Skills Workshops): Sign up for the computer and technology track

MUS 51 (Computer Literacy for Musicians)**

AB 25 (Computer Applications in Agriculture)**

** denotes courses for students in the major


Other great digital literacy resources

List of free, no-cost and low-cost computers, hardware, software, and servicesFree tag

Courses, workshops, tutors, support, and labs available to Butte studentsButte College logo

Are You Ready to Learn Online? Take this self-assessment from Butte Distance Education before you sign up for an online course

Student Technical Support, LRC 120: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Fridays 8:00 AM– 3:00 PM, 530-895-2925