Build your computer skills and your confidence with Northstar Digital Literacy programs. 


Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

Anyone can take an assessment for free. Complete an assessment to receive a results page showing what skills you’ve mastered and what skills need improvement.  Assessments are available for 12 topics. 

  • Essential Computer Skills: Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Using Email, Windows, and Mac OS
  • Essential Software Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Google Docs
  • Using Technology in Daily Life: Social Media, Information Literacy, Career Search Skills, Your Digital Footprint, and Supporting K-12 Distance Learning

Take a Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment
If prompted for PIN enter: PAN6


Northstar Online Learning 

Ready to improve your skills? Northstar Online Learning (NSOL) offers self-paced courses for learning and improving your skills. Courses are available for:

  • Basic computer skills 
  • Internet basics
  • Using email 
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Google Docs
  • And more!

Getting Started

Visit the Library's Northstar Digital Literacy page and follow instructions to sign up as a learner. You will receive an email confirmation and invitation to join Northstar Online Learning. A step-by-step instruction guide is available for setting up and using your account.

Note: An email address is required for setting up your learner account. If you do not have email, you can try these External Resources for learning on your own, or contact VITAL for assistance at (812) 349-3173.


VITAL Subheadings: 
Digital Literacy