Computer Skills

Info & Study Skills

Developing your IT skills is vital. Click on a heading below to find out more information to support you on your path to independent learning. Content includes topic guides that you can download, video presentations and fun quizzes to test your knowledge!

Getting Started With IT At Northampton College
Here you can download our IT skills guides and take a quiz to test your understanding. Printed versions of these guides are available in of all our libraries.

Technology Symbols Guide Software Buttons Guide Formatting Text Guide
Click on the link to download our Technology Symbols Guide Click on the link to download our Software Buttons Guide Click on the link to download our Formatting Text Guide
Technology Symbols Guide Software Buttons Guide
Click on the link to download our Microsoft Word Guide Click on the link to download our Microsoft Publisher & Powerpoint Guide

eSafety
Here you can download our eSafety guides and take a quiz to test your understanding. Printed versions of these guides are available in of all our libraries. The Privacy Settings Guide will show you how to set up your social media apps FaceBook, Instagram & Twitter in a more secure way.

E-Safety Guide Privacy Settings
Click on the link to download our eSafety Guide Click on the link to download our Privacy Settings Guide

Take a look at this video to learn more about eSafety

Take a look at this online game from the BBC. Can you spot the fake news? Click the image to launch the game.

 

DigiCap

DigiCap is Northampton College Libraries' scheme to take any student from computer novice to computer expert. You can jump in at any level from Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Just complete a set of tasks for each level and receive your DigiCap certificate 🙂

You can find our dedicated DigiCap page here.

Internet Searches
Here you can download our internet searches skills guides and take a quiz to test your understanding. Printed versions of these guides are available in of all our libraries.

W3Schools
Click on the link to download our Internet Research Guide

Check out this PowerPoint presentation. If you have done Directed Studies or had a booked Information & Study Skills session on Internet Research this is the presentation you may have seen.


Check out these videos all about internet research 🙂

This video from Google shows you how to interrogate the sources you're looking at:

The library subscribes to a number of eResources to support your studies.

You can find the log-in details for each of them below. Listed below are some of our most useful eResources. For more information and eResources please check out our page on eResources here.
Dawsonera. A huge range of eBooks that can be viewed and read on most devises such as computers, tablets and smartphones. For more information about dawsonera and how to log on click here.
eBook Central. A huge range of eBooks that can be viewed and read on most devises such as computers, tablets and smartphones. For more information about eBook Central and how to log on click here.
Philip Allen Magazines. A great resource of journals for A Level students. For more information and how to log on click here.