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Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy System is a free assessment tool that helps users identify and strengthen the basic skills needed to use a computer and
the internet for daily life, employment, and higher education. Scroll down for more information!

Get Started

desktop icon Assess Your Computer Skills

Northstar allows you to learn necessary technology at your own pace, track your progress, and strengthen your technology knowledge and make an assessment to determine your basic computer skills level.

medal icon Earn Digital Badges

Learners who pass assessments with a score of 85% or above earn credentials called digital badges as proof of proficiency. These digital badges can be added to your resume.

Areas of Learning

Essential Computer Skills

Essential Computer Skills

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Basics
  • Using Email
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS
Essential Software Skills

Essential Software Skills

  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Google Docs
Using Technology In Daily Life

Using Technology in Daily Life

  • Social Media
  • Information Literacy
  • Career Search Skills
  • Accessing Telehealth Appointments
  • Supporting K-12 Distance Learning
  • Your Digital Footprint

Getting Started: Account Registration

  1. Visit Northstar Digital Learn
  2. Create a Learner account to save your results. You will need an email address to create a Northstar Learner account.
  3. Enter your name, email address and the PGCMLS location PIN, which is DV8U.
  4. Check your emails. You should see an email invitation to begin Northstar. Note: If you did not receive an email invitation, please check your SPAM or JUNK FOLDER.

Need more information?

Visit Northstar's website to get answers to questions you have about the program or to learn more about assessments and curriculum.

Frequently Asked Questions