Online Computer Classes and Tutorials

Many opportunites are available for learning about software, hardware and computer programs. Universal Class, WebJunction and Microsoft all offer free tutorials and classes. It is possible to find tutorials about very specific topics such as Excel/formulas. In addition to these three options YouTube also has many fine short videos on very specific software tasks. This is a good choice if you need quick information on a particular problem. For YouTube no signup or registration is required.

Universal Class

Access to the Universal Class website is via a link on the Wethersfield Library homepage.

A Wethersfield Library card is required in order to use Universal Class. Once the card number is entered you will be taken to a New Member Registration Form. This form requires a username and password to be created.

Once you have created a username and password you will simply click on the sign in button which is located on the right hand side of the Universal Class page.

There are approximately 500 courses available. All Universal Class courses are free.


There are over 30 online courses in Computers & Technology that offer more than 432 hours of Continuing Education!

Adobe Photoshop 101

Business Math 101

Computer Basics 101

Digital Photography 101

Dreamweaver 101

Effective Communication 101

Effective Presentations

Electronics 101

Excel 2007

How to Create Web Pages

Internet Fundamentals 101

Internet Specialist 101

Intro to PC Troubleshooting and Repair

Introduction to MS Excel

Microsoft Project 2007

Microsoft Publisher 2007

MS Office 2003: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

MS Office 2007: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

MS Outlook 2010

MS Publisher 2010

MS Word 2007

Netiquette, Emoticons, & Abbreviations for Online Communications

Outlook 2007

Photoshop Elements 101

Photoshop Elements Version 7.0 (or earlier)

PowerPoint 2007

Quickbooks 101

Quicken Deluxe 2010

Typing and Keyboarding 101

Understanding Computers


Microsoft Office Tutorials

Microsoft offers many fine tutorials on the Office suite of products (Access, Publisher, Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, OneNote, Visio).

The Microsoft tutorials vary in length and focus. Some tutorials give an overview of how to use a product such as Excel while other tutorials can be very specific.

Office 2010 online training

Access 2010
Excel 2010
OneNote 2010

Outlook 2010
PowerPoint 2010
Project 2010

SharePoint 2010
SharePoint Workspace 2010
Visio 2010
Word 2010

Office 2007 online training

Access 2007
Communicator 2007
Excel 2007
Live Meeting 2007

OneNote 2007
Outlook 2007
PowerPoint 2007
Project 2007

Publisher 2007
SharePoint Server 2007
Visio 2007
Word 2007