Northstar Learning Guide


The resources on this page will introduce you to the social media platforms of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, focusing on creating accounts, sharing content and following smart social media practices. Using your Northstar assessment results page, locate the skills you need to improve in the left-hand column of the table. Then, follow the links in the right-hand column to access the corresponding online learning resources. Ask a librarian or your tutor/instructor if you have questions or need help.

Module 6: Social Media


Northstar Standard:Learning Resource:
1. Identify different types of social media and their primary functions (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Social Networking in Plain English
  • What is Social Media?
  • What is Facebook?
  • What is Twitter?
  • What is LinkedIn?
  • 2. Create a new account on a social media network
  • Signing up For Facebook
  • Getting Started with Facebook
  • Setting a Facebook Profile
  • Create a Twitter Account
  • LinkedIn Tutorial: Creating a Profile
  • 3. Recognize information posted by others or online or on social media networks that may present a risk to you (user as consumer of information)
  • Smart Social Networking
  • 4. Demonstrate knowledge of managing "friends" on Facebook: adding friends or accepting/declining "friend" requests
  • Finding Friends on Facebook
  • Today Show: Facebook Etiquette
  • 5. Demonstrate an awareness that social media accounts have privacy settings that can be set by users
  • Privacy Settings in Facebook
  • Facebook 101: Sharing on Facebook
  • Adjusting your Facebook Privacy Settings
  • 6. Demonstrate an understanding of the consequences of "liking" something
  • Share with Care
  • Protecting Reputations Online
  • 7. Share content by uploading media
  • Sharing on Facebook
  • How to Add Photos in Facebook
  • Adding Facebook Profile Photo
  • Facebook 101: Sharing on Facebook
  • How to Tweet
  • 8. Identify information that is unwise to post and/or upload on a social media (too much personal sharing, inappropriate photos/comments) (User as publisher of information)
  • Protecting Reputations Online
  • Understanding Facebook Privacy
  • 9.Distinguish between public and private "spaces" on social media sites (ex: Facebook messages and Facebook wall)
  • Today Show: Facebook Etiquette
  • Facebook 101: Chat and Messages
  • Understanding Facebook Privacy
  • Smart Social Networking
  • 10. Post, share, like or comment on content
  • Status Updates and Comments
  • Sharing on Facebook
  • How to Tweet
  • LinkedIn Tutorial: What is LinkedIn?
  • 11. Demonstrate knowledge of the permanence of anything posted on the internet
  • Share with Care
  • Protecting Reputations Online
  • Smart Social Networking