Digital Learning

Resources to help you develop new skills, augment and extend what you learn in The Lab, round out your knowledge and keep you current.

Library Databases

Lynda.com

An outstanding resource for online learning with over 3,000 videos created and continually updated by subject experts. Classes range from accounting to web conferencing. Exceptional at teaching technical skills such as software for video editing, photography, coding, and even animation. Learn new applications, enhance your skills, advance your career. 

You can also download the Lynda.com app. Under the “Organization” tab type in westvanlibrary.ca and click on Login. You’ll be taken out of the app to login through the website with your library card number and pin. Use the app like you would the website, or download videos for offline viewing.

On the Web

Code Club Projects

Fun, free, online classes in HTML & CSS, Python, Raspberry Pi, and Scratch.

Typing Club

Practise your keyboarding skills with these online lessons.

Cyber Security 101 - The Smart Cybersecurity Network

Tips and information about protecting your privacy and security online. Modules include: A Healthy Computer; Checking the Mail, Have a Backup, Setting Security & Privacy, and more.

Digital Learn

If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

Digital Security Resources

Advanced and detailed resources for learning about digital security, privacy and more.

Mobile Syrup

Technology news and trends from a Canadian perspective. Lots of interesting, current articles to keep you up-to-date.

NPR Training: Storytelling tips and best practices

Learn how to share your own stories from the experts: audio, digital, social, visual. 

Wired

Stay up to date on recent developments in the world of technology with news and articles from Wired magazine.