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- Total Time 40 min
- Lessons 12
- Attachments 10
- Exercises 25
12 Lessons in This Course
2 minFREEBasic Computing lesson 1Free2 CQ
In this lesson, learn the difference between a single and double-click, see when you should right or left click, and discover how to use a laptop touchpad.
3 minBasic Computing lesson 22 CQ
Keyboard shortcuts make your time on the computer much more efficient. Learn several of the most common ones, including cut, copy, paste, undo, and more.
2 minBasic Computing lesson 32 CQ
In this lesson from Instructor Gadget, learn how to save files in Windows 7 with ease, discover the differences between Save and Save As, and more.
3 minBasic Computing lesson 42 CQ
Learn how to restart your PC, as well as put it in hibernate or sleep mode; plus, learn how to change your computer's power settings in Windows 7.
2 minBasic Computing lesson 52 CQ
Learn how to use to libraries categorize content on your computer and easily find your documents, as well as music, photo, and video files with ease.
3 minBasic Computing lesson 62 CQ
In this computer lesson, learn how to pin a program to the taskbar so that you have one-click access to it, as well as create a jump list in Windows 7.
3 minBasic Computing lesson 72 CQ
Learn how to take a screenshot in Windows 7 using the Snipping Tool. Then see how to highlight important parts, add notes, and save the final image.
3 minBasic Computing lesson 82 CQ
In this lesson from Instructor Gadget, learn how to back up files to a portable external hard drive. Protect your important photos, Word documents, and more.
4 minBasic Computing lesson 93 CQ
In this lesson from Instructor Gadget, learn how to transfer files from a flash drive onto a Windows 7 machine, and learn how to safely remove the device.
3 minBasic Computing lesson 102 CQ
Learn how to burn a disc in Windows 7. Follow along to see how to select the files you want to burn and copy files to a DVD or CD as a data storage disc.
4 minBasic Computing lesson 113 CQ
Learn how to use Windows Disc Cleanup and Disc Defragmenter software to delete unneeded files on your computer's hard drive and make it run more efficiently.
3 minBasic Computing lesson 122 CQ
Learn how to protect your Windows 7 machine with anti-malware software, and get four tips to help prevent your PC from downloading a virus, adware, or spyware.
6103 minFREE6-part Engineering courseFree54 CQ
Building a custom gaming computer can be easy when you have a step-by-step guide. Learn how to install each component—from the motherboard to the graphics card—and build a high-performance gaming PC!
643 min6-part Hardware course25 CQ
If you’re looking to put together an electronic prototype that will last, you’ll want to solder the parts together. In this course, learn how to use a soldering iron on sensitive electronics.
11145 min11-part Hardware course80 CQ
Want to become a certified computer genius? Take on the rewarding challenge of building and customizing your own PC. CPU Modder reveals the necessary parts and calls out beginner PC builder mistakes.
11112 min11-part Computer Science course61 CQ
You've likely heard about hacking and tried to protect your online identity from hackers. But what is hacking, who does it, and why? In this complete web hacking basics course, answer these questions!
1240 min12-part Basic Computing course26 CQ
If you're new to either computers or Windows 7 and want to learn how to navigate this easy-to-use operating system, this beginner-friendly course from Instructor Gadget is for you.
858 min8-part Basic Computing course35 CQ
In this course, pick up expert advice about setting up a computer safely and quickly, creating a network drive, replacing a laptop screen, installing a CPU, overclocking your computer, and more!
1066 min10-part Basic Computing course40 CQ
Google offers a full suite of free apps to help manage your personal and professional lives, organize files, and increase productivity. Learn how to use Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Gmail, and more.
318 min3-part Basic Computing course12 CQ
In this course, an expert from Computer Care Clinic introduces the basic features you need to know to navigate Windows 10. Learn how to customize the Start menu, find your favorite programs, and more.
8106 min8-part Basic Computing course57 CQ
Need detailed guidance on how to make the best of the Windows 10 operating system? This course familiarizes beginner students with the Windows 10 user interface and its basic capabilities.
10120 min10-part Basic Computing course65 CQ
If you're a Mac or Windows user looking for more control over your operating system, switch to open source Ubuntu Linux! Install and customize the latest Ubuntu build in this course.