Technology Learning Centre

FREE weekly online technology workshops – View December 2020 schedule

To attend one of our online workshops, register online here or call  250-947-8258. Once you are registered, you will receive an email invitation to the workshop(s) you have signed up for.

All of the TLC online workshops are conducted using Zoom. If you are new to Zoom meetings visit to find out more.

Previous workshops and handouts

November 20/2020 – Backing Up Your Digital Life

Click here to download the handout (PDF format)

Our lives are moving into the digital world at an ever-accelerating pace. For most of us, our cellphones are now how we capture and store everything from photos to tax returns, bank records, utility bills, email, eBooks and even the software we buy to use our devices. Backing up the contents of our computing devices is essential. Join us as we review the whys and how’s of backing up the contents of your desktops, laptops, smart phones, and tablets.

November 13/2020 – Getting Comfortable with Android

Click here to download the handout for this workshop (PDF format)

More Android tutorials at GCF Learn Free

You have a new phone or tablet running the Android operating system, now what? If you want to get a little more comfortable and confident with using Android on your device, attend this online workshop and learn about ease of use features and some tips and tricks.

November 6/2020 – Excel Spreadsheets Basics

Click here to download the handout for this workshop (PDF format)

Click here to download a sample spreadsheet

Introduction to spreadsheets Basics with MS Excel Learn the power of spreadsheets! Format text and numbers , make changes to columns and rows, create and edit simple formulas.

October 30th/2020 – Password Security: Guarding your digital keys

Click here to download the handout for this workshop (PDF format)

Do you get stressed out when a web site asks you to create or update a password? Confused about just what is a “strong and secure” password? How can you keep track of all your passwords? Join us for an introduction to safe and effective password management techniques and tools that will actually simplify and vastly improve your security online.

October 23rd, 2020 – Technology Learning Resources for Seniors

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here are an ever-growing number of online resources and tools to help seniors feel more comfortable with technology. Video chat, movies, audio books, online courses on different topics. Learn a bit more about how to access this kind of knowledge and entertainment.

October 16th/2020 FREE TLC Workshop – Controlling Your Facebook Presence.

Click here to download the handout for this workshop (PDF format)

With all that is happening in 2020, can you trust the content in Facebook? How can I better manage what comes in my News Feed? Is it safe to belong to Groups? Is it safe to buy and sell online through Facebook? How do I watch a LIVE Video? What is new that might be of interest? And, should I get rid of my account? If yes, we will show you how.



Want to access online tutorials and printable PDF handouts for self directed tech learning?




Need some technology questions answered or some help to get over a hurdle?

You can also email us at for direct technology support and assistance.




Other Resources to check for updates about the TLC

Make certain to follow the TLC on our Facebook page and receive regular news and event updates as we expand our online technology learning options. We have also updated our YouTube offerings at our YouTube channel – OBLT YouTube Channel

FOR MORE INFO Call: 250-947-8258.

“We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia”

Reserved one-on-one tech support Sessions

contact to reserve a one hour long individual tech support/learning sesison.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am until 12 noon.

Fridays from 10:30 am – 12pm (after the workshop)

These are some of the things we can help with:

  • Email and send photos in email
  • Search the Internet
  • Word processing and Spreadsheets
  • Voice and video over the Internet (ie. Skype)
  • Download movies/TV shows to an iPad

BLT2Go Mobile Tech Lab temporarily suspended

Thursdays 1 – 3 pm

We park just in front of the Qualicum Library weekly.

Tech Topic 1 hr online Workshops via Zoom

These FREE Workshops take place FRIDAYS from 9:30 to10:30. See the calendar below for the Tech Topic that will be covered. Contact to book a spot in an upcoming Friday workshop.



TLC Volunteer Interview

Many of our programs would not be what they are without the many hours that volunteers contribute towards them. The Technology Learning Centre is one of the programs that benefits the most from these assistances from members of the community. In this newsletter we’ll get a chance to hear from one of our longest running volunteers in the program; Richard. Richard first began volunteering at TLC around 15 years ago. For him it was a way to keep himself busy and purposeful after an injury he had. He wasn’t ready to retire quite yet and knew that by volunteering he could keep making a contribution to the community he loved so much as well as using his skills in computers and education. Richard has an extensive background in computers, programing and educating other professionals to use them since graduating from Camosun College in the 1980’s. What Richard likes most about TLC is teaching people how to use their devices to the full potential. He enjoys showing someone how to use that tablet they received for Christmas and haven’t touched since or the hidden features on their cell phone. One thing he believes that people will continue to need help with in the future is protecting their privacy. He believes everyone should be able to keep their phones, tablets and computers to themselves without fear of cyber-attacks or third party information sharing. These are just some of the many topics the volunteers and employees focus on at TLC. They also open up the lab for people to have free computer and internet access, reasonable rates on printing services and free tech workshops every Friday. If you think that you or anyone you know could benefit from these kind of services and workshops be sure to stop in and see what’s happening in the lab, the great thing about working with technology is that each day is completely different than the last! Thank you to Richard and all our other dedicated volunteers who show up each week to help make our programs a reality. Their tireless effort is one of the main reasons these programs end up reaching so many people within our community