Online Courses

If you are a self-taught learner, consider these online course databases, available for free with your library card.

Creativebug – Explore and learn a wide-range of arts and crafts, from beginner to advanced, through video tutorial classes (free of advertisements). For all ages with over 1000 classes. Set-up a daily challenge, craft with a friend, watch CBTV to learn about your favourite artists and studios. Themes include Art & Design, Sewing, Quilting, Paper, Knitting, Crochet, Jewelry, Food & Home, Holiday, and Kids.  Learn more here.

Khan Academy – “Learn almost anything for free.” Over 3300 videos explain many subjects, and the site includes Khan Academy Kids to inspire learners ages 2 to 6.

LinkedIn Learning – Your Tutor is Waiting! LinkedIn Learning is an online learning resource, which offers thousands of courses on a wide variety of topics. Learn technology, creative and business skills online. For more information click here . Library card and a login are required.

Mango Language Learning – Mango is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for real communication. It’s the fast, easy and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language! Visit our Guide to Mango to get started. Library card and login required.

Royal BC Museum Learning Portal – Collections for kids and adult learners featuring video content, audio recordings, fascinating images and compelling stories and articles. It doesn’t matter if a student is a visual learner, someone who wears headphones 24/7 or a lover of the written word – the Learning Portal offers plenty of ways to connect to BC’s human history and natural history. Free open access.