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Online Tutorials

For many people, nothing beats learning by doing. These tutorials are designed for beginners and provide step-by-step learning. If you have questions or need further assistance, please visit or call the Adult Reference Desk at (262) 785-4980.


Learner's Guide to the Computer

This tutorial thoroughly explains and defines how computer hardware and software work, how computer menus and files operate, the importance of computer security, and much more. There is a lot of information to absorb in this tutorial; it is best to view only one or two sections in each sitting.

New Computer User Tutorial

This brief tutorial goes over the fundamentals of how to use a mouse as well as how to highlight text, close windows, and other basic computer functions.

Peter's Online Typing Course

Created by Peter Hudson, a web developer and teacher, this site offers free online typing lessons that build on each other as well as other keyboarding exercises. No registration or sign in is required.

Power Typing

This tutorial includes free typing tutorials for both QWERTY and DVORAK keyboards, typing tests, free typing games for sharpening skills and more. No registration or sign in is required.

Tutorials for Keyboarding

This page offers up to forty different free typing tutorials ranging from serious to fun, each giving you the needed practice using the keyboard.