Northstar Digital Literacy is an online resource for anyone looking to improve their skills with computers, software, or technology. Northstar offers online assessments, self-guided lessons and practice exercises for a number of common computer topics. Assessments may be proctored (in-person only) with a certificate received upon passing or non-proctored. To set up an appointment to take a proctored assessment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 740-622-0956.
Follow the link below to access Northstar. You can take assessments without creating an account, but if you would like to track your progress, save your results, and collect badges of completion, you can create a Learner Account at the link provided.
Interactive digital literacy test topics include:
- Basic Computer Skills
- Internet Basics
- Using Email
- Windows and Mac Operating Systems
- Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Google Docs
- Career Search Skills
- Supporting K-12 Distance Learning
- Social Media and Your Digital Footprint
Ohio library access to Northstar is funded through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services ARPA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.