Learn computer skills

Learn Computer Skills

The UBC Learning Exchange offers free, small group workshops for learning basic and advanced computer skills in a welcoming and friendly environment.

Which workshop is best for you?

  • Basic Computer Skills: Basic computer skills workshops are for those with little or no computer experience. Maybe you haven’t used a computer at all? Maybe you want to learn how to send an e-mail? Workshops include an introduction to computers, typing skills, word processing, using Microsoft Word, internet navigation and e-mail.
  • Advanced Computer Skills: Advanced computer skills workshops are for those who are already comfortable with the basics of common software programs and would like to build on their skills. These workshops are led by local volunteers and UBC students, and their content varies depending on the interests of learners and volunteers. Past workshop topics include “MS Office vs. Open Office”, “File Management” and “Image Editing”. Call, email or drop in to find out what is coming up and when.

While you are taking part in one of these computer workshops, you can also practice your new skills in special tutorial sessions where you will get one-on-one instruction and support.

How much time do the workshops take? When are they held?

Each workshop is three hours long and includes practice time. Advanced workshops are on Thursday mornings. Beginner workshop sessions are six workshops over six consecutive weeks on Tuesday mornings.

Where are workshops and tutorials held?

Workshops and tutorials are held at the Learning Exchange at 612 Main Street.

How do I sign up?

For more information or find out when to sign up, come and visit us.

Or if you have specific questions, contact Dionne Pelan or call 604.408.5179.