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, Monday-Friday, January 26 through February 4, 2015. 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 (879-4020) to schedule a Main Campus appointment or Louise Lee at 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.

SPRING 2015 Digital Literacy Workshops in LB 206 print

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

9:00 AM
& 1:00 PM

Hardware & OS
9:00 AM
& 1:00 PM

The OS, MyBC, BC email basics, OneDrive
9:00 AM
& 1:00 PM

Blackboard for Students
9:00 AM
& 1:00 PM

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

Microsoft Word 2013 & 365 Basics
9:00 AM
& 1:00 PM

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 & 365 Basics
9:00 AM
& 1:00 PM

Research Basics

Basic parts of  computing devices

Windows 7 Operating System Part II

Find other BB workshops
under MyBC →
My Classes → Announcements

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


  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)


Storing, sharing, and accessing files on OneDrive (3 TB free!)    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:

internetInternet 101:

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

PC (Microsoft Windows)

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

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

Mac (Apple)

apple (Mac)Using Mac OS X Basics: Digital

Mac OS X LionLearn Mac OS X Lion:

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

Mac OS X MavericksLearn Mac OS X Mavericks:

OS X YosemiteLearn Mac OS X Yosemite:

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

 Office 365Learn Microsoft Office 365 & OneDrive:

Microsoft Word logoLearn Microsoft Word 2013 for letters, papers, and documents:

Microsoft Powerpoint logoLearn Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for slideshows and presentations:

OneDrive for BusinessLearn OneDrive for Business (free 3TB cloud storage for every BC student):

google docsLearn Google Docs:

preziLearn Prezi for whiteboard-style presentations (tutorials):

Get the program for Windows computers:

Get the program for Mac computers:

Get the app for iPad:

iPads, iPhones, Tablets, & Apps

iPadiPad Basics:

iPhoneiPhone Basics:

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:

Get a Google account for Docs:

preziLearn Prezi for whiteboard-style presentations (tutorials): 

Get the app for iPad:

quipLearn Quip for letters, papers, and documents: 

Get the app for iPad:

Get the app for Android:


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