Northstar Online Learning helps beginners learn digital literacy skills. It can be used at home, in a library, or in one of PPLD's virtual Computer Skills Refresh programs. In-person Northstar Digital Literacy classes are currently being held at select library locations; check out the schedule in Library Market here for dates, times, and locations.
Northstar provides assessments in 14 different skill areas. Successful completion (85% or higher) results in a digital badge or certificate (proctored assessments only) you can add to a resume, a LinkedIn profile, or show an employer.
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Basic Instructions to Take an Assessment
Northstar Digital Literacy lets you earn digital badges to verify computer skills. Passing an assessment with 85% or higher qualifies you for a digital badge.
Badging is a way to
Learn about Open Badges here
Follow these steps to claim a badge
Individuals who earn 85% or higher on a proctored assessment can earn a certificate. Proctored assessments must be scheduled in advance at a PPLD location.
Basic Instruction to use Northstar Online Learning
Basic Instructions to Use Northstar's Outside Study Resources*
*Some modules are unavailable in Northstar Online Learning