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.

Drop-in  workshopsFree online courses & apps Butte College credit courses Other great  resources

Drop-in workshops

Workshops are held in LB 206 (Main Campus) at 9 AM and 1 PM, Monday-Thursday, January 27 - February 5, 2014. Workshops are 50 minutes long, and teach the basics of each topic for software provided to students by Butte College. Print the Digital Literacy workshop schedule, here.

The first 20 students to complete 3 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. For more information, contact Morgan Brynnan (brynnanmo@butte.edu) at 879-4020.

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

1/28/14,
9:00 AM & 1:00 PM:
The OS, MyBC, & BC email Basics

1/29/14,
9:00 AM &
1:00 PM:
Networks & the Internet/Web basics

1/30/14,
9:00 AM &
1:00 PM:  BlackBoard

2/3/14,
9:00 AM &
1:00 PM:
Microsoft Word Basics

2/4/14,
9:00 AM &
1:00 PM:
Microsoft PowerPoint Basics

 2/5/14,
9:00 AM &
1:00 PM: Research Basics

Basic parts of a computer

Windows 7 Operating System Part II

Wired/Wireless

Printing on the network
Find other BB workshops
under MyBC →
My Classes → Announcements
Creating & saving a Word document 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   Saving a Word document in other formats   Getting help from a librarian

Free online courses and applications in digital literacy

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

 windows 8Windows 8: Getting around your desktop, files, and more: GCFLearnFree.org

Mac (Apple)

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

Mac OS X LionMac OS X Lion: GCFLearnFree.org

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

Mac OS X MavericksMac OS X Mavericks: GCFLearnFree.org

Productivity Software

Microsoft Word logoMicrosoft Office Word for letters, papers, and documents: GCFLearnFree.org

Sign in to Office 365 (free to Butte students)

Microsoft Powerpoint logoMicrosoft Office PowerPoint for slideshows and presentations: GCFLearnFree.org

Sign in to Office 365 (free to Butte students)

google docsGoogle Docs: GCFLearnFree.org

Open Office (free!)Open Office Writer for letters, papers, and documents: GCFLearnFree.org

Open Office (Free!)Open Office Impress for slideshows and presentations: GCFLearnFree.org

preziPrezi 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

Google DriveGoogle Drive to view and edit Google Docs: GCFLearnFree.org

Microsoft Office onlineMicrosoft Office for mobile devices: GCFLearnFree.org

Get Office Online to view and edit Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents: office.com

Get the app for Office 365 for iPad: office.com

Get the app for Office 365 for Android: google.com

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

Get the app for iPad: prezi.com

quipQuip 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

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 StudentsBlackboard 9 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