Computer Resources

Provides resources and support for the computers and applications used at Bow Valley College.


Computer education and support

Are you a Bow Valley College student who needs help with computers?

You can receive education and support at the Computer Support desk in the RGO Library and Learning Commons.

The Computer Support desk is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Computer help will occasionally be unavailable when library staff are teaching workshops or in meetings. Please email learnertechsupport@bowvalleycollege.ca for current availability if you are coming to campus for computer help only.

Note: Bow Valley College is unable to fix student computers. If your computer is broken or slow, please take it to a computer repair store.

For more help with computers, check out the resources below.

Need help with Microsoft Office? Take a look at these resources.

Word 2013

Quick reference guide (a short, printable guide to using Word 2013)

Microsoft Word 2013 courses (free training video courses that allow you to watch and listen)

Excel 2013

Quick reference guide (a short, printable guide to using Excel 2013)

Microsoft Excel 2013 courses (free training video courses that allow you to watch and listen)

PowerPoint 2013

Quick reference guide (a short, printable guide to using PowerPoint 2013)

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 courses (free training video courses that allow you to watch and listen)

Access 2013

Quick reference guide (a short, printable guide to using PowerPoint 2013)

Microsoft Access 2013 courses (free training video courses that allow you to watch and listen)

Publisher 2013

Quick reference guide (a short, printable guide to using Publisher 2013)

Outlook 2013

Quick reference guide (a short, printable guide to using Outlook 2013)

These tutorials and exercises will provide you with a better understanding of how to use the keyboard and mouse. It will also introduce you to the basics parts of the computer and the internet.

How to use the keyboard and mouse
If you are new to computers start with this exercise.

A guide to using your computer
Get to know your computer, keyboard, and other computer basics.

Understanding what each key means on a keyboard
This will help you understand what each key means on the keyboard.

Using your mouse to create a jigsaw puzzle
Create a puzzle by dragging and dropping puzzle pieces with your mouse.

Learn more about the internet
This is a free course where you will learn more about the internet, getting connected, searching, sharing, and much more! There are six different lessons that will provide you with a better understanding of how to use the internet.

Computer terms
Need a quick explanation of a computer term? This website will help you learn the different terms that are related to computers.

Learn how to type

Click on the tutorials below to learn how to place your fingers on a keyboard, how to improve your typing, and what the keys on a keyboard mean.

Overview of the keyboard

Which fingers go where

Tips on how to improve typing

Understanding the keyboard with lessons

Lessons

Exercises

Where do I find the Virtual Clinical Excursions?

You will find the Virtual Clinical Excursions in your D2L, in the Content of the courses they are used in. (Adult Health Assessment, Nursing Foundations and Nursing Arts for example).

First, click on the course name under My Courses (in this example, the course is Adult Health Assessment; remember, Virtual Clinical Excursions are used for Nursing Foundations and Nursing Arts as well).

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Next, click Content

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 In the Table of Contents click on Virtual Clinical Excursions, then click the first Virtual Clinical Excursions resource in the list. 

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How do I register?

Click on the first Virtual Clinical Excursions content, which has the purple arrow next to it. 

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If this is your first time using Virtual Clinical Excursions, sign up for an account in the space available and click Register.

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 Example: 

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How do I log in?
Once you have registered, you can log into Virtual Clinical Resources. Once you have logged in inside your D2L course, you will be remembered in that course.

Return to the Virtual Clinical Excursion in your course Content and click on any resource there.

Sign in under Already have an account? by entering the username and password you created when you registered. Click Login

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Lastly, you will need to redeem your access code. This came with your textbook purchase for the course. Find the code that came with your textbook and enter it. 

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You are now ready to use your Virtual Clinical Excursion resources.


Contact us

RGO Library & Learning Commons
345 6th Avenue SE
North Campus, 1st & 2nd Floor
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4V1

403-410-1647
circulation@bowvalleycollege.ca

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