Online Resources

Tutorials and Online resources

    Intro to Mac/PC

  • Atomic learning logo
    Atomic Learning provides free online video tutorials for basic Apple Mac OS skills and navigation. These videos will show you how to navigate Finder, add things to the dock, organize folders, take screenshots and more.
  • GFC learn free logo
    GFC Learn Free offers free tutorials and guides for computer beginners. These guides cover computer basics, basic skills, mouse tutorials, typing tutorials, internet 101, savvy tips and tricks and much more.

  • sense lang logoSense-Lang is a free resource that contains keyboarding tutorials, tests and games to help improve your typing skills.
  • UCSC offers technical trainings for those who want to learn more about computers and how to navigate and fully utilize Google applications, databases, project management, desktop publishing and spreadsheets.
  • Microsoft Office Tutorials and Resources has trainings and basic guides for Microsoft Office 2010 and 2011 applications such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel.


  • On-Campus Technical Support

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    Residential Network Services (ResNet) helps with internet problems, connecting routers, as well as general computer issues such as software and viruses.

    ITS has information on Recommended Computer Specs regarding current requirements and recommendations for each type of computer operating system. 


  • Electronic Text Book Resource

  • Bookshare logo
    Bookshare is a free online accessible library of ebooks for people with print disabilities. The online reader provides digital braille, enlarged fonts, and high quality text-to-speech voices. It is also able to create physical braille or large print, and it highlights words as they are read. Ebooks can be accessed by computer, mobile device or hardware devices. Please ask the DRC A.T. Coordinator or a DRC Service Coordinator for more information.
  • Project gutenberg logo

    Project Gutenberg offers over 49,000 free ebooks in multiple formats including epub, mobi, and txt. Ebooks can be either downloaded or read online. Project Gutenberg also offers audio books, sheet music, CD and DVDs.


  • Audio Books

  • learning ally logoLearning Ally has more than 80,000 audio books that supports all grade levels and subjects. You can listen to texbooks or best-sellers read by real people. With easy navigation, tone and speed can be adjusted without distorting the narrator’s voice quality or pitch. The audio books can be accessed through the computer, Apple IOS devices, android devices, and DAISY devices. Please ask the DRC A.T. Coordinator or Service Coordinator for more information.

  • Document Converter Tool

  • Sensus access logoSensus Access is a free tool for UCSC students, staff and faculty to convert documents into an accessible version. Sensus Access can convert the following formats: .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, .PPT, .PPTX, .TXT, .XML, .HTML, .HTM, .RTF, .EPUB, .MOBI, .TIFF, .TIF, .GIF, .JPG, .BMP, .PCX, .DCX, .J2K, .JP2, .JPX, .DJV and .ASC

  • Reading Tools

  • beeline reader logo
    Beeline Reader is an online plug-in and mobile app that makes reading faster and easier by using a color gradient that helps guide your eyes from the end of one line to the beginner of another. This helps prevent accidentally re-reading the same sentences over again or skipping sentences all together. This also helps reduce eyestrain. Beeline Reader works on websites, ebooks, email, and other documents.