These self-paced learning resources include something for everyone. Quick tips, step-by-step guides, and entire courses are available. If you just have a few minutes or are looking to learn something over the long term, these resources are for you. While many of these resources are available for free, some offerings are paid, so please keep that in mind as you explore these learning opportunities.

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Lynda.com

The Boston Public Library has many online training resources available for anyone with a BPL eCard, including Lynda.com.

  • Faculty, staff, and students (or any Massachusetts resident) can register for a Boston Public Library eCard.
  • Lynda.com has a vast library of video tutorials on topics ranging from Office sofware to animation to GIS to web design.

Microsoft Office

Microsoft offers many how-to guides and videos covering a wide variety of topics on all Office applications, including:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Sharepoint


No account or registration is required for access.

Google

Whether you're a G Suite novice or have been using Google tools for a while, Google offers many resources on a wide array of applications and topics.

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Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages.

Coursera is a world-wide online learning platform hat offers massive open online courses, specializations, and degrees.

edX is a massive open online course provider, hosting online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body.

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