Computers & Technology

In this short 4 week course, members can learn how to be more confident in using their devices for daily activities using mobile applications, such as weather (BOM) , news, appointment reminders, password management, shopping, sports, travel, Google search, YouTube and Google maps to name but a few. Participants will need their own devices. Friday
This is a short 4 week course that will help members understand what Apple apps can do and gives them the confidence to use them on their devices. Useful Apple apps include calculator, calendar, camera, clocks, compass, contacts, Facetime and Facebook. Members will need to bring their own device to class and ideally should have an Apple ID and know their password. Friday
This 1 term course caters or members with iPads or tablets and introduces them to the basic function and programs that can be accessed. There is a pre-requisite that members have some basic knowledge of an iPad and have the ability to search the internet. Members will learn to connect to U3A wifi and to explore apps, emails, camera, clock, maps and settings. Other areas of learning will be to load iPad apps, how to Back Up and using the restoring device from Cloud and PC as well as exploring web sites. Members need to bring their iPad or tablet to the lesson. Monday
This course is for members who have no experience in using PowerPoint in Microsoft. Used to present information in a ‘slide’ format including personal photos and other interesting images and text. Members will also learn some simple photo editing, using text art, templates frames/borders, sound effects, animations and transitions. Although this program is available on iPads, this course will be conducted on stand alone PC at U3A. It would be advantageous for learners to have MS PowerPoint installed on their home computers. Members may bring their own laptops to class if they wish. All embers will need to bring their own USB on which to save work done at each session. Wednesday
Members enrolling in this course must be familiar with the basics of the Microsoft operating system and basic PowerPoint functions. This course will be a continuation on the Beginners course and will expand on the techniques previously learnt. Members will learn how to create a PowerPoint slideshow from scratch. Further instruction will be given on timing, ‘going click free’, sound tracks, special effects, recordings sounds and other techniques. It would be advantageous for learners to have MS PowerPoint installed on their home computers. Members may bring their own laptops to class if they wish. All embers will need to bring their own USB on which to save work done at each session. Wednesday
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
(6 week course) The course designed to help beginners to become familiar with the various apps and functions of the smartphone, covering such thing as handsets, phone plans, hotspots, contact lists, apps, social media and phone accessories. As a pre-requisite to grow your knowledge it is suggested to have undertaken a 6 weeks Windows 10 Computer class or be familiar with the Windows program. It is also suggested that personal study outside is undertaken to enhance your classroom experience. Monday
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 6 week course is for those with limited computer experience but have keyboard knowledge- effectively using the mouse, some Internet knowledge, and be able to open and close programs. Members will be introduced to the functions of Windows 10 and its associated apps. Monday
These two courses are the same and run for 6 weeks, are designed to suit those who have relatively competent computer knowledge and skills, The course includes a refresher on Windows basics including copying and moving files and folders. Microsoft Edge and other web browsers, emails, Windows 10 settings and backup. Part of the course covers the basics of Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel. These apps are part of the Microsoft suite of apps. Students who do not have Office installed on their laptop may use the U3A computers. Friday
                                                                                                             

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