Digital skills passport

DigitalSkillsPassportWEBWOODV3Learn and build on your digital skills by following our Digital Skills Passport program running from Friday 7 October to Friday 16 December.

Covering six essential areas to build confidence, this passport will empower participants with important knowledge, skills and awareness surrounding everyday digital areas:

  • Communicate and Collaborate
  • Create and Explore
  • Find and Manage Data
  • Online Life and Work Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Staying Safe

Classes are every Friday from 10am across Hobsons Bay Libraries branches.

Bookings close at 9am on the day of session.

October

Let's learn about: email

Come learn the basics of how to use an email account, using Gmail as the main example, with features that are common in other email applications.

Friday 7 October
10am to 12pm
Altona North Community Library

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Browsing the internet for beginners

Confused between Firefox and Chrome? Don’t understand what Edge is doing on your computer?

Covering and comparing the main ones you are likely to encounter as well as some handy ways to maximize your internet experience.

Friday 14 October
10am to 11.30am
Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre

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Let's learn about: social media and privacy

This class is for you if you already use these apps and want support going through your privacy settings to make them more secure.

If you have questions about different social media app privacy settings, we can do our best to answer those too – but the focus of this class will be Facebook and Instagram privacy settings.

Friday 21 October
10am to 12pm
Altona Library

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Google it! Upgrading your search skills

The internet contains an overwhelming amount of information, but how can you ensure that when you go searching you actually find what you are looking for? Learn some critical search engine tricks as well as ways to fact check the information you find.

Friday 28 October
10am to 11.30am
Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre

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November

Let's learn about: camera app and taking photos

This class is for you if you are new to using your phone camera or tablet/iPad camera, and need some support to find and use the Gallery of photos on your device. We will also show you how to back up your photos to Google photos.

Friday 4 November
10am to 12pm
Creative Technology Hub @ Seaworks

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Let's learn about: library apps

This class is for you if you want some support to set up, search and use the Libby, Cloud Library and BorrowBox apps to read books or magazines, or listen to audiobooks from Hobsons Bay Libraries.

Learn about an extra app! Learn how to use the Libraries Victoria app to search the catalogue, reserve items, and so much more.

Friday 11 November
10am to 12pm
Altona Library

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Be scam savvy

This class is for you if you are interested in discovering some common types of online scams to be aware of. We’ll be sharing some websites and online resources that can help you improve your awareness and avoid and report scams.

Friday 10am to 12pm
10am to 12pm
Newport Community Hub

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Get social (part one): introduction to Facebook

Curious about social media but don’t know how to get started?

Over two sessions be guided step-by-step how to create an account, manage your settings and post engaging content using Facebook and Instagram.

Friday 25 November
10am to 12pm
Altona North Community Library

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December

Get social (part two): introduction to Instagram

Curious about social media but don’t know how to get started?

Over two sessions be guided step-by-step how to create an account, manage your settings and post engaging content using Facebook and Instagram.

Friday 2 December
10am 12pm
Altona North Community Library

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How to solve most tech problems (without knowing anything)

If you regularly find your computer and phone overwhelming then this session is for you. Understanding signal flow, fault escalation, and ways to find answers to your questions no matter how specific they are.

Learn some simple strategies to troubleshoot misbehaving technology without needing to throw your arms up in defeat.

Friday 9 December
10am to 11.30am
Altona Library

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Let's play! Fun and free games for your phone

Learn where to find free games and how to download them to your phone. Taking you through a selection of games step-by-step (along with some important safety tips) discover some great free games to play with friends and by yourself.

Come along and enjoy a morning filled with play, showcasing a variety of genres including, puzzles, deception and strategy games.

Friday 16 December
10am to 11.30am
Newport Community Hub

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