Computer Classes

Computer classes at NVCL fall into two broad categories: Computer Basics, and Creating Digital Content. Our goal in offering these classes is to inspire discovery and creativity, and to enhance access and inclusion.

 

Intro to Windows

Demo, drop-in
Next class: September 19, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

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. Drop-in demonstration – no registration needed..

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Intro to Mac

Demo, drop-in
Next class: September 26, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Become an effective Mac user. Apple's new operating system, OS X Mojave, can be confusing without a bit of guidance. Come learn some tips and tricks as well as way-finding information. Drop-in demonstration – no registration needed.

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Intro to iPad

Demo, drop-in
Next class: October 3, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

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. Drop-in demonstration – no registration needed.

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Google and the Internet

Hands-on workshop, drop-in
Next class: October 10, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

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. 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 Gmail

Demo, drop-in
Next class: October 17, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

This class will provide an overview of Google's 'Gmail' service, showing the steps for 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. Drop-in demonstration – no registration needed.

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Library Online Resources

Demo, drop-in
Next class: October 24, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

The library offers a number of really interesting online resources, ranging from Mango Languages and Lynda.com, to Consumer Reports, and many others—free with your library card! Come learn about how to access and use these tools. Drop-in demonstration – no registration needed..


Intro to Cloud Computing

Demo, drop-in
Next class: October 31, 7 - 9:30 p.m.

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. Drop-in demonstration – no registration needed.

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Intro to MS Excel

Hands-on, drop-in
Next class: TBA

Spreadsheets are a powerful tool for managing data 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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Intermediate MS Excel, Part 1

Hands-on, drop-in
Next class: TBA

This class goes beyond the basics of Microsoft Excel. What is “Freeze Panes“? How can I effectively sort information? We’ll create some formulas and try out some Excel functions. 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, Part 1

Hands-on, drop-in
Next class: TBA

This class builds on the previous two Microsoft Excel classes. We’ll look at conditional formatting as well as other options for graphically displaying information. 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 Online Privacy and Security

Demo, drop-in
Next class: TBA.

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

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Intro to MS Word

Hands-on, drop-in
Next class: TBA

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. Bring your own computer or use one of ours (limit of 12 computers).

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Intermediate MS Word

Hands-on, drop-in
Next class: TBA

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. Bring your own computer or use one of ours (limit of 12 computers).

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Have a suggestion for a new class?

The computer classes offered by North Vancouver City Library speak to our strategic priorities of inspiring learning, discovery and creation, as well as our focus on enhancing access and inclusion. We offer two main class types: Digital Basics, and Creating Digital Content. The Digital Basics classes are geared toward enabling beginners to get started with participating in the digital world, so they can build on their knowledge base and use computing devices, common software, and online services with confidence. The Creating Digital Content classes are focused on generating digital media using library services like the Digitization and Recording stations. Classes are supplemented by web-based learning tools such as Lynda.com and Safari Books Online, as well as one-on-one coaching which is available by appointment.

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