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Here are some useful links to help you learn basic computer skills and explore communication options such as Zoom. If you find any links that don’t work, please email us!

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Articles, Newsletters & Resources

Podcasts & Music

Videos & Webinars

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Bridging the Digital Divide  – Free Tech Support
Bridging the Digital Divide Program by the Sooke Family Resource Society. The Community Technology Help Desk offers FREE technical support to members of the public. Call the Community Help Desk at 778-402-9244 or email

A Beginner’s Guide to Video Chatting
CBC News Video (2:21 minutes)

A Beginner’s Guide to Video Chatting in the age of physical distancing
CBC News Article

Getting started with Zoom
The Zoom help page


Basic Skills – Computers, Smart Phones & Tablets
Collection of tutorials and videos. Click on the name of each topic to access the reading and/or videos.

Zoom Video Tutorials
To get you started with Zoom calls

Linkedin Learning
Free to Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) members.

How to get a GVPL library card online in under 10 minutes

Once you have your library card:

1) Go to the GVPL LinkedIn Learning sign in

2) Sign in with your card (no spaces) and your PIN. If it says something like sorry, just relog in by hitting the sign in button again and you should gain access to your GVPL LinkedIn account.

3) Once there, go to any of the links below and click on it, and it will take you directly to the course.

Basics of Windows 10

Basics of Mac

Basics of iOS 14 (the latest operating system) for iPad or iPhones

Basics of Android tablets or phones

Online searching skills

Need help? Contact the Greater Victoria Public Library:
Monday to Saturday 10AM-6PM

Last Updated: November 7, 2021