Kanorau Digital Essential elearning - Awa Digital Stream

Nau mai haere mai ki te Kanorau Digital Essentials for Awa Digital Whanau

This eLearning Stream is specifically for Awa Digital and their communities.

There is a wide range of content available in the course suitable for self-directed study covering topics like sending email, using Google Meets for video conferencing, to more intermediate topics like using Google Classroom for teaching or setting up your Facebook Business Page. 

Browse below to see how to get the most out of this course and for a full list of modules available.

Ngā mihi,

Chala Chase - Awa Digital

Register for Kanorau Digital eLearning


There are few pre-requirements that you need to register and participate in this course:
  • Access to the internet
  • A suitable device to consume content like a smart phone, laptop or chromebook
  • An email address to register
Registration Notes

You can expect two separate emails to be sent to you after registering:

  1. Email with instructions on how to access the eLearning course.
  2. Email to complete your account setup for our online learning platform.
  3. Please check your promotions tab or spam folder if you don't receive an email within 2 minutes of registering.

Did you register previously?

If you registered previously, you can visit https://ako.kanorau.nz to access the course. You won't be sent any emails if you have, so please contact us if you need help.


How to succeed with Kanorau

Google Account

You will need a Google account for parts of this course. Here is a short video that can help you setup a Gmail/Google account. Once your email account has been created and you're in the Kanorau eLearning module, we recommend doing the 'Introduction to Google' module.

Help & Support

Ask for Help: Ask a family member or friend who has digital skills to help support you register and get online for this self-directed eLearning course. You will get the hang of it once you have received a little bit of help.

If you have an issue with your Coassemble account or the platform where the content is hosted, please call us on 0800 526 672 or email us at kanorau@twoa.ac.nz to ask for support.

Alternatively, you can now register for the Zoom support sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays by clicking here.

Course Modules

The Kanorau Digital Essentials Public eLearning Stream will give you access to 18 x one hour modules in our Learning Management System hosted on a platform called Coassemble. Be sure to do the short onboarding module to help you get the most out of this course and pick the modules below that most interest you. 

Onboarding Module

Make sure to learn how to get the most out of this course and set up for study success by completing this short onboarding module.

Intro to Google

Learn some core basics like how to operate a Chromebook (if you have one), connecting to the internet, creating a Google account and accessing key apps.

Digital Job Seeking

Learn how to prepare a CV, find a job online and submit your application.

Google Classroom

Learn the basics of Google Classroom to deliver your classes.

Online Shopping & Safety

Learn how to shop safely online – grocery shopping, Trademe, or how to find the best price with Pricespy.

Online Services

Learn about signing up to government and other essential services online such as RealMe, IRD, and entertainment services.

Managing Money

Google Sheets/budgets, online banking.


Learn about online safety, how to avoid scams, create great passwords or reset them if you forget.

Google Maps & Travel

Learn how to find addresses and plan travel using Google Maps.

Guide to Tertiary Study

Learn key tips to help you understand and prepare successfully for tertiary study including accessing loans and allowances, and forming good study habits.

Presentations & Photos

Learn how to present easily with Google Slides, Google Images, and Google Photos.

Create a Website

Learn how to build a website using Google Sites for your whānau business, or community.

Community Support & Vounteering

Learn how to find work or volunteering opportunities online.

Get More Out of Google!

Learn about topics like Google Drive folders, sharing and permissions, Slides for presentations.

Digital Tikanga

Learn about social etiquette and the risks and dangers of being online, how to use the web to find help or solve problems, and some simple tips on troubleshooting problems with your electronic device.

Facebook for Business or Community

Learn how to setup a Facebook page for your business or community kaupapa.

Digital Communication

Learn about communication tools like Google Meet or Zoom plus overview of other video communication tools.

Dive Deeper (Extensions)

Learn about more useful tools like bookmarks, Google Maps, and how to use key Google apps on your Smartphone.

Video Editing

Learn simple steps to planning and editing videos.