Kanorau Digital Essentials 
eLearning Public Stream

Illustration learning online self directed

Nau mai haere mai ki te Kanorau Digital

Kanorau Digital is a free self-paced online course to help you improve your digital skills. There are over 19 topics to choose from! 

It covers the basics like setting up accounts, staying safe online, digital job seeking and communications, right through to video editing basics and creating a website.


There are few pre-requirements that you need to register and participate in this course:

  1. Access to the internet
  2. A suitable device to consume content like a smart phone, laptop or chromebook
  3. An email address to register and complete account setup for learning

Sign-up to get started today!

Ngā mihi,

The Kanorau Digital Team.

Register for Kanorau Digital eLearning
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 course, 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.

Support is not available over holiday break between 16 December and 16 January. Please email us and we will attend to your enquiry when we are back from holidays.

Course Modules

The Kanorau Digital Essentials Public eLearning Stream will give you access to 18 1-hour modules. 
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.

Online Shopping & Safety

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

Managing Money

Learn how to use Google Sheets to budget, and the benefits of online banking.


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

Presentations & Photos

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

Get More Out Of Google!

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

Digital Communication

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

Digital Job Seeking

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

Online Services

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

Google Maps & Travel

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

Create a Website

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

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.

Dive Deeper (Extensions)

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

Google Classroom

Learn the basics of Google Classroom to deliver your classes.

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.

Community Support & Vounteering

Learn how to find work or volunteering opportunities online.

Facebook for Business or Community

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

Video Editing

Learn simple steps to planning and editing videos.

Intro to Office365

Learn about some key tools in the Office365 for work or study.