What is LearningExpress
LearningExpress Library offers students and adults unlimited, 24/7 access to targeted skill–building interactive courses in math, reading, writing, software applications such as Microsoft Office, and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as hundreds of online interactive practice tests that prepare them for several types of exams including grade school achievement tests, the SAT, GED, U.S. Citizenship, nursing, fire fighter, plumbing, civil service positions, and more. Complete answer explanations accompany each response so that patrons understand why a particular answer is correct or incorrect.
What do I use it for?
- For EOGs, college entrance exams including COMPASS, grad school exams, and professional exams.
- Online computer classes you can take 24/7 to supplement the library’s beginning classes
- To look for work, create resumes and cover letters, and practice interviewing skills. See the Job and Career Accelerator handout for more detail.
- To find LearningExpress, click here. (You can also find the link by clicking Research at the top of any DCL web page and selecting the Colleges & Financial Aid, Job Help or Homework Help sections or by choosing LearningExpress from the alphabetical list of online resources.)
- When entering LearningExpress, you may be asked for your library information by NC LIVE. When prompted, select “Durham County Library” from the initial drop down list, then enter your library card number (beginning with “2345…”. Valid information will take you through to the LearningExpress page.
- If you have trouble with access, please contact your branch or use the NCKnows chat on our Online Resources page.
- First you will need to create an account with Learning Express by clicking Register in the New Users section and completing the required information.
- Once registered, you can search for tests, courses and eBooks in the upper-left corner of the page.
- If you need to get back to a test, eBook or course that you started, go to My Center in the upper-right of the screen.
- You can also use the Learning Center bar on the left side of the screen to see everything available on that topic.
- Computer Skills Courses: Click on Popular Software Tutorials to see the online computer classes. They are interactive. You will see how to do a task, and then you will get to try yourself. You do not need the software you are learning about on the computer you are using. These tutorials will not load on an iPad.
- Exams: Practice exams are timed the same way the actual exams are. It is possible to stop and come back to an exam later. Your exam will not be scored until you click Score My Test. After you see your score, you will be able to go back and see the correct answers with explanations. You can also look at the rubric under View Scoring Guide.
- Courses will teach particular skills. If you take an exam first, your score will tell you which skills you need to improve and which courses to take.
- eBooks: All eBooks are downloadable to any device that can open a PDF. Adobe Digital Editions is not necessary to download these.