Virtual Help icon Virtual Help

  • Chat with library staff now
  • Contact your library
Skip to Main Content

Internet and Email: sub-module 2 of 15 of learning online: online classes category

In this module, you will learn essential information to help you master using the internet, selecting and using web browsers, and using email. The links on this page will open in a new tab/window.



  • Check who you are replying to.Make sure you are not choosing "Reply All" when a reply to a single person is what is required/intended, especially when replying with personal/sensitive information.
  • Beware of malicious links.Beware of links, especially from spam emails. Check that the connection is secure before entering personal information on a website.
  • Set your internet privacy settings to maintain browsing security. Privacy settings allow you to manage things like cookies, pop-ups, and downloads and minimize the amount of malicious activity on your browser.
  • Only download files from places you trust.While there are many cool and useful things available to download, there are also risky or malicious files. Only download files from reputable websites.
  • Beware of phishing emails.Be careful with emails that ask you for your passwords, security code, banking email, and any other critical information, as they may be phishing scams.

Internet and Communications Basics

Internet Basics

These guides will help you familiarize yourself with some of the basics of the internet.

Searching for Information

Finding reliable and trustworthy information on the internet can be difficult. These guides should help you to find what you want and to verify that the information can be trusted.

Internet and Online Communication Videos

Web Browsers

General Guides

Web browsers are software used to view webpages. Below are guides to some of the most popular web browsers. Most websites are designed to work in Chrome or Firefox, so if a website does not work in one, try the other.

Content Licensing Information

Videos shared on this page fall outside of the Learning Portal's Creative Commons license.