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Atomic Training

Atomic Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowExpand your horizons, master new skills and gain valuable knowledge on hundreds of software applications. 

Atomic opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.

  • All the latest offerings — Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, and more
  • Valuable job training — Improve job skills with in-depth training on Excel and Photoshop, or learn valuable social media techniques with tutorials on Twitter, blogging, and podcasting
  • Mobile training — Learn how to use mobile products such as the iPhone and iPad
  • Access anywhere — Watch videos at the library or remotely from the comfort of home

You will need:

Get started:

  • Visit the Atomic Training website
  • Login or Create a new Account. You may already have an account if you previously accessed the Zinio Magazine service and you can use this email address and password to access Atomic training
  • Browse and select a course to begin.

We advise customers to open Atomic with Chrome or Firefox where possible.


Here are just some suggested websites you can try - at home or in the library.

GCFLearnFree - hundreds of tutorials on many subjects: technology, the online world, Microsoft Office programs, careers, essential skills for life.

SQA Learning Guides - free training videos to help people with some common online activities from carrying out a search to using social media, playing games, booking tickets and shopping.

Alison - the ALISON site has tutorials on Microsoft programs, touch-typing, Skype, Twitter, YouTube, website creation and more. Not just computing, there are also tutorials including personal development, health, languages and many other topics. 

Home and Learn - computer courses for beginners, including Microsoft Word and Excel.

In Pictures - computer tutorials based on pictures, for Microsoft Office programs and more.

Google- try Googling, for example, type in the keywords: free Word tutorial; how to manage files in Windows 7; how to use a tablet; how to bake a chocolate cake.

YouTube - try searching YouTube for videos on your chosen topic, for example, type in: Word 2010; how do I work my tablet; how does the Internet work; how to play the recorder?

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