About Us

This resource is designed to aid English language instructors and those in the Settlement field in helping newcomer clients overcome digital literacy barriers.

The ISSofBC Digital Literacy Curriculum Resource is made possible through funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the hard work and contributions of a number of dedicated people at ISSofBC, consultants at University of British Columbia (UBC) Learning Exchange, and partner organizations Burnaby English Language Centre (BELC) and Vancouver Community College (VCC).

Start Here

Learn how to use the ISSofBC Digital Literacy Curriculum Resource here through our Best Practices, Instructor Guidelines and videos before use of the lessons, materials or student extra practice activities.

Needs Assessement

Understand learners’ basic digital skills gaps and learning needs through our Interactive Online Activities and Assessor Rubrics designed for teachers. If you are a Service Provider Organization working under public funding, please contact us to request access.

For Teachers

This section contains fully developed lessons, materials and tasks (digital and PBLA) from Literacy/CLB 1 to CLB 5/6 to help learners develop basic digital literacy skills and understanding of online safety and security. If you are a Service Provider Organization working under public funding, please contact us to request access.

For Students

This section contains online interactive Extra Practice Activities (EPAs) for learners to do at home, at a library or other institutions offering computer and internet access, following digital literacy instruction. EPAs allow learners to repeat key components of lessons over and over until feeling more confident. EPAs are intended for learners after instruction and support have been given by an instructor in a face-to-face or online classroom situation. Contact us to request access.