Other resources

Here you’ll find links to a range of resources to support your learning.

Skillsoft Online

  • Skillsoft online learning is a free online learning service available through the University of Auckland.
  • If you are a University of Auckland or UniServices staff member, you can access online learning courses through Skillsoft. 
  • For more information and to access Skillsoft online learning, go to Online learning.


  • Lynda.com is a free service available through Auckland Council Libraries offering online video learning. 
  • If you are an Auckland Council Library member with a library card, you can access Lynda.com. 
  • To access Lynda.com, go to Auckland Council Libraries and click on Lynda.com under popular resources.


  • For free Microsoft Office tutorials and online classes, computer basics, iPad basics, and typing tutorials, visit GCF Learn Free.
  • For a comprehensive list of easy-to-follow tutorials, try Excel Easy.
  • Cut down your RSI risk by using these quick alternatives to reaching for your mouse all the time at Excel 2013 keyboard shortcuts.
  • YouTube video tutorials about using Excel.


  • Excellent beginner and advanced video tutorials on all Creative Cloud applications; Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Animate etc at Creative Cloud Tutorials

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 YouTube

University systems and learning providers

Other applications and guides

  • SAS (Statistics): Free online training is offered for all UoA staff and students here. For the activation code, email the Software Admin at ITS.
  • R: This is programming language and software environment for statistical analysis, graphics representation and reporting. Various tutorials here.
  • Endnote: Endnote training site
  • Filemaker: 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. Whether you're a new user or a seasoned pro, work faster and share more with FileMaker video tutorials.
  • Test your typing speed: Test your current typing speed and then learn to touch type by downloading the free trial of Typing Master.