computer classes

Welcome to the TechConnect computer classes page. Here is the listing of our Fall 2017 classes. All classes are 7 - 8:30 p.m.

 

 Intro to Email (Gmail) Thursday, October 19

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This class will provide an overview of Google's 'Gmail' service, showing the steps of creating an account, as well as reviewing basic send and receive functions. Managing your email account will also be covered. This class is for those with little exposure to email who are looking to open and make use of their own online email account

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 Intro to Cloud Computing Thursday, October 26

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Learn what cloud computing means in practical terms and how it can be really useful. We'll look at some of the cloud services you may already be using and we'll take some of the fog out of your understanding of the cloud. No registration required – Drop-in.

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 Intro to Social Media Thursday, November 2

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Confused about why you’d join LinkedIn when you already have a Facebook account? Learn the basics of five popular social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest, so you can choose which ones are best for you, and know why you would want to use them! This class is for those seeking a basic introduction to social media.

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 Intro to Online Privacy and Security Thursday, November 9

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Do you feel insecure about the information you are putting online? This introductory cl ass will look at some of the basics regarding your privacy – keeping personal data personal – and security – keeping yourself safe. Topics covered include smart-phone usage, social media, cookies, and more. Come learn some strategies for protecting yourself.

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 Computer Basics Tuesday, November 14

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Details coming soon.

 


 Intro to MS Word Wednesday, November 15

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Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include creating and managing folders, entering and editing text, inserting images, saving files, formatting and setting up for printing. Drop in to this hands-on workshop; bring your own computer or use one of ours (limit of 12 computers).

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 Intro to MS Excel Thursday, November 16

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Spreadsheets are a powerful tool for managing data. After Word, Excel is the most popular application in the Microsoft Office suite, and Excel know-how is essential in many employment situations. We’ll look at the various ways spreadsheets are used, and show you how using this program can make you more efficient. Drop in to this hands-on workshop; bring your own computer or use one of ours (limit of 12 computers)..

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 Intro to Powerpoint Tuesday, November 21

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Microsoft PowerPoint is a really popular communications tool for making effective presentations. Learn how to navigate through the tools provided and get some tips on creating a professional presentation. Drop in to this hands-on workshop; bring your own computer or use one of ours (limit of 12 computers).

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 Intermediate MS Word Wednesday, November 22

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This class goes beyond the basics of finding your way around in Microsoft Word. Learn about using tables to organize text, find and use templates, explore styles and themes, and even try some review options for editing. Drop in to this hands-on workshop; bring your own computer or use one of ours (limit of 12 computers).

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 Intermediate MS Excel Thursday, November 23

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This class goes beyond the basics of Microsoft Excel. What is “conditional formatting”? What options are there for graphically displaying information? We’ll create some simple formulas and try out some charting options. Drop in to this hands-on workshop; bring your own computer or use one of ours (limit of 12 computers).

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 Intro to Video Editing: 3-Part Series

Finished digitizing all your home videos and photos and not sure what to do with them? Want to learn to make your first movie or slideshow? This series covers what you need to know before you start, as well as how to use two popular editing apps. No registration required – drop in for any or all of these information sessions! (We recommend attending session 1, Getting Started with Video Editing, before taking session 2 or 3.)


  • Getting Started with Video Editing, Thursday, November 30.
    Want to make your own videos and slideshows? This information session covers what you’ll need to know before you dive into editing software. No registration needed
  • Intro to iMovie: Thursday, December 7.
    Learn the basics of Mac’s free video editing app. Drop-in demonstration.
  • Intro to Adobe Premiere Elements, Thursday, December 14.
    Get started with this affordable yet powerful video editor for Windows & Mac. Drop-in demonstration.

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 Intro to Mac Part 1: Basics Next class coming in 2018

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Become an effective Mac user. Apple's new operating system, OS X Sierra, can be confusing without a bit of guidance. Come learn some tips and tricks as well as way-finding information.

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 Intro to Mac Part 2: Photos and Other Apps Next class coming in 2018

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Edit, share, make slideshows, and organize all those digital photos in your collection with Photos – Apple's photo management app. We'll also cover basic strategies for effectively using other common apps for the Mac. Get the most out of your Apple computer.

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 Intro to iPad Next class coming in 2018

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As tablet computers go, the iPad and iPad mini are market leaders. This presentation reviews the basics of using an iPad tablet computer. Included is an overview of settings, touch navigation options, apps and a couple of cool tools.

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 Intro to Windows, Part 1 Next class coming in 2018

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This class is designed to help you get started with Microsoft Windows. Using Windows 10, we’ll go over basic layout and navigation, show you some tips and tricks for personalizing your device, and introduce a few important privacy and security settings.

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 Intro to Windows, Part 2 Next class coming in 2018

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Learn how to manage apps in Windows, and get to know a few of the most common ones in Windows 10. We’ll cover the Edge Internet Browser, the Mail app, and the Photos app, where you can organize, edit, and share your photos.

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 Intro to the Google and the InternetNext class coming in 2018

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This session provides an overview of the Internet, browsers, search engines (featuring Google), and a tour of the Library's website. Search strategies and tips will be a focus along with advice for protecting yourself online.

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