Check out Atomic Learning: Your go-to source for thousands of video tutorials!

Do you need to use software like Moodle, Excel, SPSS, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, or InDesign for your classes?  Through Purchase College’s partnership with Atomic Learning, you now have access to an online platform with thousands of short, focused video tutorials covering applications like Microsoft Office, Moodle, Google Drive, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, and more!

You probably already know that CTS and the Library offer access to many software applications in our computer labs, but we also provide access to thousands of training videos to help you learn to use this software through a service called Atomic Learning. Atomic Learning also goes beyond tech-training to bring you tutorials on topics like plagiarism prevention, career skills, designing effective presentations, developing online courses, and citing in APA, MLA, and Chicago style.

Atomic Learning online training resources are:

  • Available  anytime, from anywhere, 24/7, to all Purchase College students, faculty, and staff.
  • Clear and concise! Designed to answer frequently asked “how do I?” questions.
  • Expansive! The library of resources includes videos on Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Moodle, as well as “soft skills” like making an effective presentation or job hunting.
  • Easy to access! Simply login with your Purchase College username and password.
  • Simple to search! Use keywords, specific applications, versions and/or platforms to find the trainings and tutorials that you need.

How do I find Atomic Learning?

Go to You can also find links to Atomic Learning under the Campus Resources menu on the Current Students portal on the college website, on the Library homepage, or in the menu at the top of Moodle pages.


How do I login to Atomic Learning?

Simply login with your Purchase College username and password.

What will I find there?

Our subscription to Atomic Learning includes over 60,000 step-by-step tutorials on common software programs and workshops on emerging topics such as plagiarism prevention, citation, presentation skills, and career skills. The videos are very short and split into bite-sized chunks– many are less than one minute!– to help you learn at your own pace. Atomic Learning is available 24/7, from on- or off-campus, so you can use it whenever and wherever you need it!

How do I share links to tutorials in Atomic Learning? What are easy links?

You can share Atomic Learning tutorials with classmates, colleagues, or yourself using Easy Links.  For more info, see this FAQ:


How can instructors integrate Atomic Learning tutorials into Moodle courses?

Check out this quick video tutorial to learn how to use the Atomic Learning External Tool in Moodle:

Questions about Atomic Learning? Just ask a librarian for help!  Email us at or Text Us at (914) 873-1711. For faculty, get help using Atomic Learning in classes from your subject liaison librarian or email the TLTC:



Posted on October 9, 2014, in Resources. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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