The OU computing guide contains some useful information that will help you when using your computer as part of your course. Use this guide to help you if you are new to working online with the OU, for an explanation of OU systems and software and for further information on contacts and help if you get stuck!
The link below will take you to the BBC's First Click guide which is an ideal starting point if you are new to PCs and the Internet
Learn all about phones, email, the internet and online safety.
On the Microsoft Office website you can find a wealth of information and tutorials both in Video and text formats for all Microsoft Office products.
Microsoft Fix-It can help you diagnose and fix some common PC problems and gives you a link into their Support Knowledge Base.
Microsoft Answers allows you to search for answers to questions you may have on various products such as Windows, Office, MAC Office, Internet Explorer, Windows Phone etc.
Star Office now called Open Office,org can be downloaded from
Please note we canít help with the use of the product but you might be able to get help at the link below:
Here you will find all sorts of documentation, training Videos and hints and tips for your Apple computer.
For links to various Help topics please click on the link below.