DigitalSmarts: Discover Online Basics

The DigitalSmarts program is a series of eight hour-long workshops designed to teach important everyday digital skills. The workshops include hands-on activities and videos and cover topics such as: protecting privacy and security online, job searching, shopping and banking online, using social media, searching the internet effectively and managing screen time for kids.

The Discover Online Basics workshop introduces the most fundamental digital skills: visiting websites and using search engines. It also introduces participants to voice-operated search and voice assistants, two features which have been identified as being valuable accessibility tools for beginning or reluctant internet users.

PowerPoint Slideshow (PPT)

Practice Sheet (PDF)


Pre-workshop poll:

Quiz 1:

Quiz 2:

Post-workshop poll:

The program is made possible thanks to funding from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Digital Literacy Exchange Program.