Computers and Information technology

(4 weeks) This is a short four week course that will help members understand how to use their Android devices (phone/tablet) and provide you with the confidence to use applications on your device. We will explain the phone settings and applications that relate to topics like travel, shopping, music, mail, medical and safety. Attendees will need to bring their own device to class and ideally should know their Google Play login and password. Monday
(4 weeks) This is a short four week course that will help members understand how to use their Apple devices (iPhone/tablet) and provide you with the confidence to use applications on your device. We will explain the phone settings and applications that relate to topics like travel, shopping, music, mail, medical and safety. Attendees will need to bring their own device to class and ideally should know their Google Play login and password. Monday
In this course members will learn various techniques of photo elements to open the world of Photoshop Elements to their imagination. No previous skills are needed, just a genuine interest in the subject. Tuesday
This course will move Photoshop Elements users to a more advanced level of photo manipulation and to artistic creation. Participants need to have completed Photoshop Elements Level 1 or be well experience3d in using the software. Members must bring a USB drive to each lesson. It is essential to each member enrolling in this course to have Photoshop Elements on their home computer. Tuesday
This 6 week course will focus on how to protect your family from computer and phone scams, hackers and ransomware. Further advice will be given on protecting information such as passwords and photos using backup and cloud, as well as, webcams and security cameras for the home. Friday
This is One on One short course is schedule for one hour per session. Members who have previously enrolled in IT Apps for Android and IT Apps for Apple can register for this course. Members will be given an appointed time when they meet with the tutor who will address any difficulties they experience in accessing and using the apps on their phone or tablet. It should be noted that places on this course is limited. Friday
This course will consist of one or two sessions based on individual member's needs either on iPad or Tablet. Members who have a single issue with their iPad or wish to learn a single specific skill are invited to register their request. Sessions will be scheduled accordingly. To this end it would be advantageous for members to prepare a list of the concerns for which they need help. Monday
This six-week course is for those with limited experience but who can effectively use a mouse and keyboard. It covers the basics of searching and opening apps, how to organize the computer with folders, and moving files between folders. Basic windows settings are explained as are keyboard shortcuts to various functions. The internet is covered using Edge, Google Chrome and Firefox and how to have apps side by side on the screen. Office apps are covered using Word to create a basic document containing photos, PowerPoint to create a slide show and Excel to create a home budget. Backup and virus protection are discussed. All classroom computers have Windows 10 however the basic differences between Windows 10 and 11 are explained. Students who have a laptop with Windows 11 are encouraged to bring it to class. The course does not follow a regimented format and students are encouraged to ask questions about any item. Thursday
This six-week course is for those with a good understanding of Windows. Some of the basic functions of Windows are covered to ensure everyone is on the same page. Windows advanced settings, using Windows Sandbox to ensure suspect downloaded apps do not affect the main Windows system, using Edge to save webpages in collections for later use and Google reading list. Windows split screen and virtual desktops are covered using practical examples. Microsoft office Word is used to create a document with an index and hyperlinks to pages listed in the index. PowerPoint is used to create a basic presentation and Excel to create things such as birthday lists. All classroom computers have Windows 10 however the basic differences between Windows 10 and 11 are explained. Students who have a laptop with Windows 11 are encouraged to bring it to class. The course does not follow a regimented format and students are encouraged to ask questions about any item. Thursday
                                                                                                             

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