Other resources

A range of resources to support your learning.


  • For Microsoft Office free tutorials and online classes, computer basics, iPad basics, and typing tutorials: Try some free online tutorials and classes with GCF Learn Free. This website is totally free through donations of organisation supporters.
  • Excel Easy presents a comprehensive list of easy to follow tutorials 
  • Take a look at this list of Excel 2013 keyboard shortcuts. Cut down your RSI risk by using these quick alternatives to reaching for your mouse all the time.
  • Video tutorials about using Excel on youtube


  • Creative Cloud Tutorials - Excellent Beginner and Advanced video tutorials on all Creative Cloud applications; Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Animate etc.

Mac support



  • The best free resources are in the SPSS software under help/tutorials and case studies. These are brilliant resources that step you through the whole procedure from "why do I need to do it?" through "how do I do it?" to "how do I interpret what I get back?"
  • SPSS tutorials on www.youtube.com


  • Free online learning tutorials covering over 200 applications, available through your Auckland Libraries membership. See this article on the Auckland Libraries website for more information.  

University systems and learning providers


Other applications and guides

  • SAS (Statistics): Free online training is offered for all UoA staff and students here. Contact software-admin@auckland.ac.nz for the current activation code.
  • R: R is a programming language and software environment for statistical analysis, graphics representation and reporting. Various tutorials are available. 
  • Endnote: Endnote training site
  • Filemaker: Whether you're a new user or a seasoned pro, FileMaker video tutorials will help you work faster and share more. With easy step-by-step instructions, self-paced online tutorials, and convenient anytime accessibility through your web browser, FileMaker video tutorials allow you to make the most of your FileMaker products. 
  • Test your typing speed and learn to type: Test your current typing speed on the Typing Master website, and then learn to touch type by downloading the free trial of Typing Master. The first three levels of typing exercises are free.