Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

This website has a series of 7 interactive quizzes to test your knowledge of and ability to use:

  1. Basic computer skills
  2. World Wide Web
  3. Windows 7 / Mac OS X
  4. E-mail
  5. Microsoft Word (2010 version)
  6. Social Media
  7. Microsoft Excel

You can listen to each question, and the questions are also written at the top of the screen. Closed-captioning is available, too.


The quizzes seem pretty comprehensive and you do get your results at the end. It would be great if they had some tutorials for each section, or at least each major section, for the questions you miss, but as the FAQ clearly states, this site is not meant to be instructional, just an assessment tool.

The quiz didn’t work properly on Opera, but it worked fine for me on Safari, Chrome and Firefox. I suppose it will work fine on Internet Explorer, too.



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