Check out the new self-paced courses added to the catalog at WebJunction North Carolina:
Spanish Language Outreach
Spanish Language Outreach is for any library staff interested in learning specific, concrete steps they can take to improve their library’s outreach efforts to identify and meet the needs of their local Spanish speakers. The information, tools, and techniques it contains will help you understand how to help bridge the digital divide that separates many Spanish speakers from the benefits of information technology.
The course contains best practices, case studies, and resources to support outreach. During the course, you will create your own outreach action plan that will define ways to build the partnerships and implement the outreach activities to reach and involve the Spanish-speakers in your community.
Web 2.0 Fundamentals
Windows 7: Getting Started
The latest Microsoft operating system, Windows 7, is efficient, fast, and available in a variety of editions to suit different business and personal computer needs. This course introduces the main features of Windows 7 and provides an overview of the desktop, including the taskbar and the Start menu. It also demonstrates how to manage files and folders using Windows Explorer and how to use Windows Search to locate files and folders on your computer.
Setting up and Securing Windows 7
Windows 7 provides tools that enable users to easily manage and maintain the operating system, programs, printers, and system and personal files. This course demonstrates how to use the Control Panel to install and manage programs and printers, and it shows the role User Account Control plays in security. This course also demonstrates how to use Backup and Restore, system protection, power plans, and the Action Center to ensure the computer is properly maintained.
Customizing Windows 7
Windows 7, Microsoft’s newest operating system, enables users to customize their Windows experience by modifying and adjusting many of the features that Windows 7 provides. Using Windows 7, you can change the programs that appear on the Start menu and taskbar, and how they appear, which ensures quicker access to features and programs you use most. Windows 7 also provides different desktop themes and gadgets to personalize and enhance the Windows 7 interface. This course introduces customization in Windows 7 and provides detailed instructions that enables you to customize the desktop, Start menu and taskbar. So instead of working with the generic Windows 7 interface, you can work in a customized way that improves your productivity and user experience.
Be sure to look through all the course offerings at http://nc.webjunction.org/catalog.