How to use Northstar Online Learning


Learn and practice skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online

Easy-to-understand tutorials on basic computer, internet, and email skills, Microsoft Windows and Word and career search skills 

Sign into Northstar Online Learning

Getting started

To get a learner account and start online tutorials and assessments on Basic Computer Skills, Internet Email, Windows and more:

  1. Sign Up as a learner on the Northstar website
  2. Enter your First Name, Last Name and Email Address
  3. Check the box for I’m not a robot
  4. Click Sign up

You will receive an email with next steps. If you need help getting an email address or setting up your learner account, please ask a library staff member or contact the library. You can also find information on how to sign up in the Northstar Online Learning Manual.

Once you’ve logged in, click on each topic to Start Practice (complete an online training) or to Take Assessment (to test your skills without practicing first).

Just want to test your skills in a variety of tech topics without creating an account? Go to Take an Assessment, and you can check your knowledge in a variety of technology topics, including:

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Basics
  • Using Email
  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Social Media
  • Information Literacy

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon.