The Essential Digital Skills - getting you started on your journey to basecamp
- Handling information and content
- Problem Solving
- Being safe and legal online
If you plan to access the training material we have provided, it is recommended that you have access to your own personal email account. Having a personal email account ensures that you can register with some of the training providers we have promoted, allowing you to access their full training material as you grow in digital skills.
For assistance on how to set up a personal email account as well as information on how to use an email account, see below.
If you have an email account already and are ready to start your digital skills journey, we encourage you to jump straight in
Assistance tools which can help you get on the road to basecamp
Learn My Way have an interactive course that covers setting up an email account as well as how to use your account to open, read and send emails safely.
To access this material, you will have to register. Although this module does not require you to have an email address or telephone number, it is recommended longer term that you set up a personal email account to allow you full access to the all the training available via this provider.
Alternatively GCFLearnFree.org offer a program that has helped millions around the world learn essential digital skills. They provide training specific to helping people with Email Basics and there is no need to register with this organisation.
Some of the most popular email accounts which are free and available for you to set-up
Gmail is currently the most popular free email service provider. Gmail is a part of Google's workplace applications and can be accessed via a web browser.
- To create a Gmail account: Link to Gmail - setting up a new email account
- For support in setting up a Gmail account: Link to Gmail video tutorial - setting up a new email account
- To use your GMail account: Link to Gmail - using my new email account
Microsoft also offer a free email service accessed via a web browser. The application is called Outlook.
- To create an Outlook account: Link to Microsoft - setting up a new email account
- For support in setting up an Outlook account:Link to Microsoft - setting up a new email account
- To use your Outlook account: Link to Microsoft - using my new email account