Facebook courses

Facebook is by far the largest and most popular social media platform in the world. They are two of the most popular Connections courses ever. 

The Connections courses are geared to users on desktops, but do touch on mobile app use.

Facebook has also shown to be valuable for seniors and others who are may be limited in their ability to interact socially because of mobility issues. It's a way to reduce the sense of isolation and the depression that can accompany loneliness as well as stimulate cognition through interaction. Connections Facebook was used in a study at the University of Arizona that showed that users increased cognitive ability as well.

Facebook is currently published as two manuals, Facebook 1 and Facebook 2. Both are available in Spanish.

Instructor information

If you have contact with students ahead of class, remind them to bring their log-in information and urge them to bring in their own photos (USB drive) to use for posting. There is a folder of photographs available for use in class, including cover photo size pictures (currently must be 720 pixels minimum width.)
The Facebook courses focus on the desktop version (running Facebook in a browser.) Facebook 2 makes several references to mobile Facebook apps, including Messenger which, for mobile users, is a separate app, and the new Groups app.

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Facebook 1: The Starter Kit

Facebook is the most popular social networking website in the world, with over 1 billion active users. It’s a great way to stay in touch with family and friends. In this course, you will learn all about Facebook, become a member of this free website and post messages and photos online. After this course, you will be able to continue making friends and using Facebook on your own. This course covers Facebook as currently found on desktop and laptop PCs.

Facebook 2: I'm on Facebook, Now What?

Are you one of the millions of Facebook users saying to themselves, “I’m on Facebook, now what?” In this course, you will learn how to customize your Facebook profile, create important Life Event posts, work with the Facebook photo albums, chat, groups, and more. This is a follow up to the Connections course The Facebook Starter Kit. If you haven’t already taken that course, you should at least have a Facebook account and know how to post on Facebook. Be sure to bring your Facebook login information to class.  This course covers Facebook as currently found on desktop and laptop PCs, not mobile devices. Note to instructors, there is a special folder of images for this class that includes photos sized for Facebook headers.


Facebook 1

Current version: 4.0
Published: October, 2018
Translations: English (V4.0) and Spanish (V3)
Recommended course length: 3 sessions.

Number of pages: 47

Facebook 2

Current version: 3.2
Published: July, 2017 
Translations: English (V3.2) and Spanish (version 3.0) 
Recommended course length: 3 sessions 
Number of pages: 27


Download class resources

Class resources include pictures that are sized for Facebook headers and profile photos used in Facebook 2. Download here.