Gluu Essentials for Mobile Devices
Registration opens just a few times a year. Sign up now. FREE online classes begin January 11, 2021.
Gluu Essentials are free online courses that teach the digital skills you need to turn your smartphone and tablet into a must-have tool. Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Android Smartphone & Android Tablet classes are available. By learning the essentials, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to do more with your mobile device.
Register for each class separately. You can sign up for them all! But we suggest only signing up for classes that feature devices you have access to.
Free Apple Classes
Free Android Classes
Not sure what type of smartphone or tablet you have? Look at the back of the device. If you see the Apple logo, you are holding an Apple device. That means you should sign up for an Apple class. *You may have to remove the case to see the back of your device.
No Apple logo on the back of your device? You should sign up for an Android class.
Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada, we are now offering free digital skills training to all Canadian seniors. Go, Canada! 🇨🇦
With funding from
Gluu Essentials for Mobile Devices includes forever access to 20+ walk-through videos & 40+ lessons.
Gluu Essentials gives you 20+ professionally created video lessons with detailed step-by-step instructions for over 40 lessons. Online materials make it easy to walk through each class at your own pace and repeat lessons when needed.
Gluu Essentials courses are expertly written and professionally created. 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. Each class is organized into easily digestible lessons covering every major feature of your device.
Self-paced online classes mean no pressure. Learn when it’s convenient. Take all the time you need, and repeat as often as you like. Ask questions as you go through each lesson. Every other week get the answers during our live Q&A sessions hosted by Gluu founder Linda Fawcus.
That will make these digital skills stick!
Here’s a peek at what you will learn in our smartphone & tablet classes:
Class #1: What's Where?
This class is not just for beginners. Learn where everything is and how to properly care for your device. We how you how to use public Wi-Fi safely. Then we look at the accessibility features of your device and tweak them to suit your needs. You will also get some interesting and relevant info to ensure a solid and safe start to life with your device.
Class #2: Make Your Device Smarter
Make your device smarter by adding filling in your contacts app. In this class, we show you how to do this properly. We also introduce your personal digital assistant. This powerful technology gives your voice the power to connect with the people and things you love. The privacy and security of using a personal digital assistant are also discussed.
Class #3: So Many Photos!
Figure out how to take photos and keep them organized. In this class, we show you how to take great pictures, edit the so-so ones, and share the winners. You learn to search for photos and videos the easy way. Then we demystify using albums to get your photos and videos organized, finally!
Class #4: Untangle the Web
Learn how to use a browser to organize what you discover online. Follow expert tips on managing online accounts securely and updating settings to keep advertisers from tracking you. We look under the hood at Search Engines, figure out what Cookies are, and learn why some Cookies are not so bad, after all.
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.
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 participate in the modern world.
We believe technology has the power to keep us stay happy, healthy, and connected–but only if you know how to use it. That’s where Gluu comes in. We make it stick. ♥️