Hi.

We’re Gluu.

The Canadian nonprofit on a mission to help older adults get the digital skills they need to be happy, healthy & connected. We make it stick.

Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada, we are now offering  free digital skills training to all Canadian seniors. Go, Canada! 🇨🇦

Register below.

If you were born before 1964, you’re already in the Gluu Community. Welcome! 

If you are part of an organization helping seniors learn digital skills, get in touch. We’d love to help.

Digital skills have never been more critical, especially for seniors. But technology is only useful if you know how to use it. That’s where we come in. Since 2015, we have helped thousands of seniors learn to love their technology. Whether it’s mobile, computers, wearables, smart home, or health technology – we’re the glue that brings it all together.

Gluu Essentials, our highly acclaimed classes, are now available as a comprehensive online training program. Did we mention they’re free?! 

Gluu Essentials is open for registration only a few times a year. It’s 100% free. Save your seat now.

iPad & iPhone registration closes October 26th. Android classes begin early 2021.

iPad Class Registration

We begin Ocotober 1st.

Register below.

iPhone Class Registration

We begin Ocotober 1st.

Register below.

Android Class Registration

Classes start in January 2021.

Get on our waitlist.

How does free sound?

Our premier online training is now free for Canadian seniors. That’s a $99 value!

Gluu Essentials helps turn any mobile device into a must-have tool. Our highly acclaimed classes, attended by more than 16,000 seniors, are now available as a comprehensive online training program. Learn each class on your schedule and at your own pace. Join our scheduled live Q&A sessions to get your questions answered.

Let’s face it. You could spend a lifetime trying to figure out the best way to use your mobile device. Or, you could learn what you need from Gluu Essentials in just a few hours. By learning the essentials, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to do more with your mobile device.

Scroll down to see class descriptions and view the Gluu Essentials calendar.

Easily the most complete training designed to help seniors learn to use a smartphone or tablet.

Using self-paced videos and live Q&A sessions means no scheduling pressure. Repeat lessons as often as you like. That’s how to master these essential digital skills.

Your host, Gluu founder Linda Fawcus, expertly guides you through five classes that teach the essentials. Each class is organized into easily digestible video lessons with step-by-step instructions covering every major feature of your device. Join the Gluu Community in our scheduled live Q&A sessions and get answers to your questions. 

What our students have to say…

There are no mere words that can convey the appreciation we have for your timely and informative classes. If we had it our way, Gluu would be declared an essential service. Not only has it enhanced our communication skills with loved ones during this COVID-19 lockdown, but it has also provided us with a productive diversion from the otherwise dull daily routines. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, Linda, and your entire team for your dedication, competence, and empathy. You make our world a much better place to enjoy.

Ed, 86

Linda and her team have turned me, a timid Luddite, into a confident Apple user! They are patient and explain topics using regular English. The atmosphere is very relaxed and unintimidating. I have learned so much. I am so grateful to Linda!

Arlene, 67

Lessons from Linda and the Gluu team are as well presented (and at times even better) online as they were in the traditional classroom. Well organized lessons by knowledgeable Gluu founder. Linda and her team are dedicated to guiding seniors. Repetition, where needed, ensures that no senior is left behind. It’s exactly what is needed now.

Carla, 76

Linda and Gluu have changed my life! My confidence level when handling my iPhone and iPad has soared, and I feel my personal data is much more secure. During these COVID times, anything which reduces anxiety is a godsend!

Susan, 72

I am so glad a friend told me about Gluu. I have acquired so much more knowledge about my iPhone. So much to learn and have signed up for the next session.

Joyce, 71

A class with Linda has been the best spent hour in the past few years. Everyone leaves happy and so glad to have conquered some of the mysteries of technology.

Margaret, 81 

These are by far the best ‘tech’ classes I have taken – I am becoming almost as smart as my smartphone. Linda is an amazing instructor, and the lessons are straightforward, easy to follow, and practical. I love her for creating a supportive learning environment that is not intimidating. She’s ‘human’, laughs when things don’t go according to plan, and adapts. She wants us to learn and use our new skills to make our lives easier.

Christine, 66

My wife and I are both very pleased and impressed with the work Gluu has done. We will continue to register for their excellent classes. We are both newbies when it comes to iPads, and they have helped us so much!!!

Ray, 90

I love all the background information! It really helps put all these new things into an understandable order and gives the new terms a “grounding” instead of ideas and words that just seem to float! The practicality emphasized is just what I need, and Linda explains things so very clearly and in such an organized fashion, being sure to repeat carefully so we can remember. Her class is a priority in my life; I always make the time for it.

Pat, 72

The classes are amazing. Your step by step approach and clear directions are wonderful. You have provided so much information on how to navigate this world we are now in, based on technology. Thank you for all of your efforts and for teaching us how to use our devices. We are so lucky to have you in our lives!!

Doris, 70

Cannot believe there was so much to learn about my iPhone. Excellent information.

Pamela, 76

Gluu Essentials includes forever access to 40+ walk-through video lessons

Gluu Essentials gives you 40+ professionally created video lessons with detailed step-by-step instructions. Online materials make it easy to walk through each class at your own pace and repeat lessons when needed.

Lessons on demand anytime, anywhere & from any device with an internet connection

Gluu Essentials is entirely online and taught through self-paced video lessons, hosted by Gluu founder, Linda Fawcus. You will be expertly guided through 5 classes organized into easily digestible video lessons with step-by-step instructions that cover every major feature of your device. Ask questions as you go, and get the answers during our live Q&A sessions. Self-paced online classes mean no pressure. Take all the time you need, and repeat as often as you like. 

Here’s a peek at what you will learn in our iPad & iPhone classes:

Class #1: What's Where?

This class is not just for beginners. Learn where everything is and how to care for your device. We share tips for using public Wi-Fi safely and explain your Apple ID. You’ll get some interesting and relevant info to ensure a solid and safe start to life with your device.

Class #2: Make Your Device Smarter

The Contacts app is the brains of your device. In this class, we show you how to set it up properly. You’ll get to know Siri and use it to give your voice the power to connect with the people and things you love. Siri’s privacy and security are also discussed.

Class #3: So Many Photos!

Figure out the Camera & Photos apps – two of the most used apps. In this class, we show you how to take great pictures and edit the so-so ones. You learn to search for photos and videos the easy way. Then we demystify using albums to finally get your photos organized.

Class #4: What's Happening Today?

Complement your paper calendar and To Do List with this super-charged solution. Learn to use the Contacts, Calendar & Reminders apps together, and then how to connect it all to Siri. This combo makes it easier to keep your life organized, without even touching the keyboard.

Class #5: Untangle the Web

Learn how to use Apple’s Safari browser to organize what you discover online. Follow expert tips on how to manage online accounts securely, and update settings to keep advertisers from tracking you. Then we look under the hood at Search Engines, figure out what Cookies are and why some aren’t so bad, after all.

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Live Q&A Sessions for each Class

Submit your questions as you go through each class. Then join our live Q&A sessions to get your questions answered. Replays of all Q&A sessions will be available to registered students.

If now is the right time to figure out your mobile device, register below. It’s 100% free.

iPad & iPhone registration closes October 26th. Android classes begin early 2021.

iPad Class Registration

We begin Ocotober 1st.

Register below.

iPhone Class Registration

We begin Ocotober 1st.

Register below.

Android Class Registration

Classes start in January 2021.

Get on our waitlist.

Learn with your friends. Share with your parents. Let’s all get connected.

Gluu Essentials Calendar

For iPad & iPhone 

Each week between October 1 and December 3, we send you an email with a link to your next class or the live Q&A session that goes with that class. Click on that link and work through the content at your own pace. No additional registration is required. This link is all you need.

To learn with the Gluu Community, and get the most out of this incredible program register before October 1st. Registration closes October 26th. 

If you begin after October 1st, links to all previous classes and Q&A sessions will be emailed to you.

Class #1: What's Where?

Thursday, October 1 • 9:00 AM (Pacific)

Class #1 link is emailed to you. Go through the video lessons at your own pace throughout the week. Submit your questions by email as they come up.

Class #1 Live Q&A for iPhone

Thursday, October 8 • 11:00 AM – 11:25AM (Pacific)

Join our live Q&A session, where Linda Fawcus will answer the most-asked questions from Class #1. Replays will be available.

Class #1 Live Q&A for iPad

Thursday, October 8 • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Pacific)

Join our live Q&A session, where Linda Fawcus will answer the most-asked questions from Class #1. Replays will be available.

Class #2: Make Your Device Smarter

Thursday, October 15• 9:00 AM (Pacific)

Class #2 link is emailed to you. Go through the video lessons at your own pace throughout the week. Submit your questions by email as they come up.

Class #2 Live Q&A for iPhone

Thursday, October 22 • 11:00 AM – 11:25AM (Pacific)

Join our live Q&A session, where Linda Fawcus will answer the most-asked questions from Class #2. Replays will be available.

Class #2 Live Q&A for iPad

Thursday, October 22 • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Pacific)

Join our live Q&A session, where Linda Fawcus will answer the most-asked questions from Class #2. Replays will be available.

Class #3: So Many Photos!

Thursday, October 29 • 9:00 AM (Pacific)

Class #3 link is emailed to you. Go through the video lessons at your own pace throughout the week. Submit your questions by email as they come up.

Class #3 Live Q&A for iPhone

Thursday, November 5 • 11:00 AM – 11:25AM (Pacific)

Join our live Q&A session, where Linda Fawcus will answer the most-asked questions from Class #3. Replays will be available.

Class #3 Live Q&A for iPad

Thursday, November 5 • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Pacific)

Join our live Q&A session, where Linda Fawcus will answer the most-asked questions from Class #3. Replays will be available.

Class #4: What's Happening Today?

Thursday, November 12 • 9:00 AM (Pacific)

Class #4 link is emailed to you. Go through the video lessons at your own pace throughout the week. Submit your questions by email as they come up.

Class #4 Live Q&A for iPhone

Thursday, November 19 • 11:00 AM – 11:25AM (Pacific)

Join our live Q&A session, where Linda Fawcus will answer the most-asked questions from Class #4. Replays will be available.

Class #4 Live Q&A for iPad

Thursday, November 19 • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Pacific)

Join our live Q&A session, where Linda Fawcus will answer the most-asked questions from Class #4. Replays will be available.

Class #5: Untangle The Web

Thursday, November 26 • 9:00 AM

Class #5 link is emailed to you. Go through the video lessons at your own pace throughout the week. Submit your questions by email as they come up.

Class #5 Live Q&A for iPhone

Thursday, December 3 • 11:00 AM – 11:25AM (Pacific)

Join our live Q&A session, where Linda Fawcus will answer the most-asked questions from Class #5. Replays will be available.

Class #5 Live Q&A for iPad

Thursday, December 3 • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Pacific)

Join our live Q&A session, where Linda Fawcus will answer the most-asked questions from Class #5. Replays will be available.

Gluu Essentials is open for registration only a few times a year.

iPad & iPhone registration closes October 26th. Android classes begin early 2021.

iPad Class Registration

We begin Ocotober 1st.

Register below.

iPhone Class Registration

We begin Ocotober 1st.

Register below.

Android Class Registration

Classes start in January 2021.

Get on our waitlist.

What the heck does Gluu mean?

It’s a word that starts a conversation. Gluu sticks with older adults as they get the digital skills they need to be happy, healthy & connected.

It’s not a fancy acronym. But it’s definitely a whole lot cooler than Seniors Learning to Use Technology Club. 😉

With funding from

Gluu Technology Society

A Canadian nonprofit helping older adults get the digital skills they need to fully participate in the modern world and age in the home they love. ♥️ 

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