Digital Literacy Resources

Classroom Instruction Resources

Basic Computer Skills

 Online asynchronous animation-based training to help students learn basic computer skills through stories and practice; suitable for CLB 1 to CLB 3

Digital Literacy

Online asynchronous training to help increase learner confidence and promote autonomy when learning in an online environment; suitable for CLB 4 to CLB 8


Digital citizenship training for newcomers - identifying email scams, website disinformation, strategies to manage digital life; suitable for CLB 4 to CLB 8

Online Learning and Digital Literacy Guide

You can find resources to help you be successful in your online classes and develop your digital literacy skills. You can also find tips for online collaboration, and how to access e-proctoring through

Newcomer Introduction to Classes Online (NICO)

NICO will help low-literacy newcomers to learn basic computer skills, online learning skills, as well as boost their confidence to navigate the digital world. Newcomer Introduction to Classes Online (NICO) is an open source resource to be used by IRCC funded organizations that provide online language training. The purpose of the curriculum is to improve low-literacy newcomers' access to online language training opportunities. IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) funded the curriculum development

Curriculum Guidelines , Toolkits, and Progression Lists

Online Learning and Digital Literacy Guide

Online asynchronous guide to help students be successful in online classes and develop digital literacy skills

eLearning Toolkit

This e-toolkit is for ELL instructors and course developers teaching in a variety of online ELL contexts – fully online, blended, or face-to-face.

The eLearning Toolkit guides you through a process of establishing, facilitating, and evaluating the online learning environment – the space, content, and community that you and your learners interact with.

Digital Literacy Progression Lists

Digital Literacy Progression List represents the approximate progression of a learner’s proficiency and comfort with digital technologies. It is approximate because learners' digital literacy skills vary may depending on their exposure or lack of it to technology. The skills and strategies descriptors in this list will help in setting digital learning targets, observing learner progress, and planning courseware Digital Literacy in classes.

Statements of Best Practice for Technology and Online Learning

Click on a best practice for indicators that clarify how to meet the best practice. Technical terms have been glossed for your convenience; hold your cursor over the gloss to see a definition.

References and PD Resources for Technology and Online Learning

This section includes resources that informed the best practices and resources (academic articles, websites, videos, tutorials, courses, etc.) for professional development and further learning on this topic.

Resources for the Classroom for Technology and Online Learning

This section includes resources (lesson plans, curriculum, online activities, readings, videos, podcasts, etc.) to use in class.

AAISA Hosted Webinars on Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy in LINC Showcase

In this 2-hour showcase, 5 language agencies come together to share digital literacy materials, best practices, guidelines, and innovations.

Presenters: TIES, NorQuest College, ECSD LINC, Maple Leaf College, ATESL

Direct Link: Language Delivery Webinar: March 5, 2022