Work Productivity Toolkit

Gain proficiency in essential software used in today’s workplace, such as Microsoft Suite, Google Workplace, collaboration software, and file management tools.

Basic Tasks in Outlook

a quick, basic introduction on how to use Outlook to organize your emails, calendars, contacts, tasks, and to-do lists, all in one place.

Capterra

A great resource for reviews of project management and other business software.

Drive

Google’s cloud-based file sharing tool. Visit Google Learning Center to learn more.

Dropbox

offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. Create a basic DropBox account for free, or try a 30-day free trial of Dropbox for business.

G-Suite Certification

While this two hour exam ($75 fee) is not required, the exam guide is great for identifying topic areas for proficiency in each of Google’s G-Suite tools.

GCF LearnFree

offers free, basic technology and other tutorials for those that are not tech savvy, including how to use a smart phone, web browsers, and social media. This is a good place to start for out-of-practice re-entry professionals.

Google Applied Digital Skills

offers free videos for learning practical digital skills using Google’s platform. We recommend the 45 to 90-minute videos for adult learners that will prepare you for the G Suite Certification. Click here for a listing of lessons.

Google Learning Center

Start here for free training in G-Suite, straight from the source.

GoToMeeting

Online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing tools that enable users to meet virtually through audio, video, and text messages.

Hangouts

Google’s communication tool. Visit the Google Learning Center to learn more.

iCloud

Apple’s cloud-based tool for storing and sharing photos, videos, documents, notes, contacts, and more. It is built into every Apple device.

LinkedIn Learning

formerly Lynda.com, contains an extensive library of inexpensive, well-rated on-line video tutorials to help you learn basic business software and more.

Microsoft Stores

offers free workshops, help desks, and events for adult learners in MS Office Suite tools. See your local store calendar for a full listing.

MS Excel Core Skills Checklist

identifies the skills required for beginner, intermediate, and advanced proficiency and will help you assess your proficiency in Excel.

MS Office 365 Training Center

Sharpen your proficiency and learn about changes to the latest software versions.

MS PowerPoint Core Skills Checklist

identifies the skills required for beginner, intermediate, and advanced proficiency and will help you assess your proficiency in PowerPoint.

MS Word Core Skills Checklist

identifies the skills required for beginner, intermediate, and advanced proficiency and will help you assess your proficiency in Word.

OneDrive

Microsoft’s cloud-based file sharing tool. Visit the MS Office 365 Training Center to learn more.

Skype

desktop video conference calling software that operate in similar fashion. They allow a group of people to interact in real time through audio, video and text messages.

Slack

a cloud-based instant-messaging platform designed to replace email as a primary method of communication and sharing. Try Slack’s basic version for free.

Total Testing

A skills testing service that caters to small businesses and individuals. You can purchase an individual test for $20, and there are 800+ tests to choose from.

Udemy

A global learning platform for both basic workplace readiness and more technical classes.

WebEx

online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing tools that enable users to meet virtually through audio, video, and text messages.

YouTube Video Tutorials

are free of charge with a wide-selection, from basic MS Office to specialized technologies. Start by choosing a tutorial with the largest number of views.

Zoom

Desktop video conference calling software that operate in similar fashion. They allow a group of people to interact in real time through audio, video and text messages.

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