Lake Superior College

Tech Connects
Welcome to Tech Connects! This site has been developed by LSTA grant funds to supplement a series of digital literacy workshops to be held in the Erickson Library. Follow our facebook and watch our website for dates and times.
Basic Computer Use
Typing Web Unrestricted Resource
TypingWeb is a free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels. TypingWeb includes entertaining typing games, typing tests, and free official typing certification.  
Typing Club Unrestricted Resource
This online program assists users with learning and improving their typing speed.
Digital Literacy Training Unrestricted Resource

The menu includes options for both English Only and Somali-English versions of basic computer training.

Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment Unrestricted Resource
Earn technology badges or certificates through Northstar Digital Literacy Project. Demonstrate your skills through self-guided modules in basic computer skills including Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows, Email, Word and others. 
Software and Application Use
GCL Learn Free tutorials Unrestricted Resource
From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free. program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century.
Picture tutorials for office applications Unrestricted Resource
The simplest way to learn office applications. In Pictures tutorials are based on pictures, not words. They walk you through real-world scenarios, step-by-step. There's no complicated multimedia, just screenshots that show exactly what to do. And, the online tutorials are free! No fees, no charge, just click and start.

Digital Resources
A good place to start is your library. We've developed a series of tutorials for the library that introduce you to a variety of digital resources.

LILT – Library & Information Literacy Tutorial is a free online library tutorial that Lake Superior College has available to all of its students.
Access LILT:
Log into the e-Campus, and find the link to the tutorial under Student Resources.


Online Communication
Communicate Online Unrestricted Resource
Chat, Skype, Text, Like, Tweet, Blog, and Comment! If you want to communicate in the 21st century, then you will need to go beyond email. In this tutorial, we will show you all the ways you can talk and share online in today's world.
Google Hangouts Unrestricted Resource
Hangout with your friends anytime, anywhere, for free with Google's application for live conservations.
Skype Unrestricted Resource
Skype is a free communications and collaboration tool to be downloaded and installed on your computer.  You can use it to have text and voice message conversations with others who have Skype for free. You can also purchase credit to call landlines and mobiles (at low cost arond the world). Now owned by Microsoft
Technology Support Center

The Technology Support Center, located on main concourse in the campus' E building, provides the following support services to students:

  • StarID for Email, e-Campus, e-Services, Campus Computers, etc.
  • Navigating Online Classes using the e-Campus (D2L)
  • LSC Email
  • PaperCut Account (Printing)
  • Microsoft Office:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop
  • Printing and Scanning

Contact Information:
Room:  E1001
Phone: (218) 733-1016


Mediascape mobile
mediascapeFour of the Erickson Library's Group Study Rooms are equipped with mobile technology carts to allow users to incorporate technology into their collaboration. 
Reserve a group study room by clicking this link. 

Three steps to use the media:scape mobile cart:
1. Open the media well and remove a Puck™
2. Connect the Puck to your laptop
3. Share what’s on your laptop by pressing the Puck™
Learning Express Library
This website offers resources like free practice tests, interactive tutorials, eBooks, and much more: all you have to do is create a free account!

Learning Express Library Unrestricted Resource
Free online courses to improve basic skills (Adult Learner), workplace skills (Career Center) college readiness skills (College Center), and computer skills (Computer Skills).
Collaborate Online
Office 365 Tutorial Unrestricted Resource
Resources (links and tutorials) for Office 365 educational purposes.
Google Docs Unrestricted Resource
Getting started support site for Google Documents.
Dropbox Unrestricted Resource
dropboxPut your files into your Dropbox on one computer, and they’ll be instantly available on any of your other computers that you’ve installed Dropbox on (Windows, Mac, and Linux too!) Because a copy of your files are stored on Dropbox’s secure servers, you can also access them from any computer or mobile device.
Internet Use
Bare Bones Tutorial Unrestricted Resource
Online tutorial developed and maintained by USC Beaufort South Campus Library staff includes lessons on internet history and search tips.

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