computer classes


Welcome to the TechConnect computer classes page. Here is the listing of our Winter 2017 classes.

 

 Intro to iPad March 16, 2017 (view in calendar) and June 15 (view in calendar)

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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 Cloud Computing March 23 (view in calendar)

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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 March 30 (view in calendar)

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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 April 6 (view in calendar)

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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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 Intro to Windows, Part 1 January 19 (view in calendar) and May 18 (view in calendar)

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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 January 26 (view in calendar) and May 25 (view in calendar)

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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 Mac Part 1: Basics February 2 (view in calendar) and June 1 (view in calendar)

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Become an effective Mac user. Apple's new operating system, OS X El Capitan, 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 February 9 (view in calendar) and June 8 (view in calendar)

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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 the Google and the Internet February 16 (view in calendar) and June 22 (view in calendar)

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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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 Intro to Email (Gmail) February 23 (view in calendar) and June 29 (view in calendar)

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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 MS Word February 28 (view in calendar) and July 4 (view in calendar)

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Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2016, 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.

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 Intro to MS Excel March 1 (view in calendar) and July 5 (view in calendar)

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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.

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 Intro to Powerpoint March 2 (view in calendar) and July 6 (view in calendar)

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Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 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.

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 Intro to Wordpress Blogging March 7 (view in calendar) and July 13 (view in calendar)

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Web logs (aka “Blogs) are a great way to communicate to a broad audience and establish a web presence. This class will focus on Wordpress, the most popular blogging platform. Learn how to set up a Wordpress account and customize it to suit your preferences.

To make sure we get as much out of the session as possible, please come to the class:

  • with a valid email address (be sure you know the password)
  • knowing what kind of blog you want to create (food, book, travel, other)
  • having chosen a name for your blog (please Google the name to make sure no one else is using it.)

Contact us if you have any questions about these requirements.

Drop in to this hands-on workshop (limit of 12 computers).

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 Intermediate MS Word March 8 (view in calendar) and July 11 (view in calendar)

Drop-in

This class goes beyond the basics of finding your way around in Microsoft Word 2016. 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 (limit of 12 computers).

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 Intermediate MS Excel March 9 (view in calendar) and July 12 (view in calendar)

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This class goes beyond the basics of Microsoft Excel 2016. 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 (limit of 12 computers).

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