Computers

This full term course is new in Term 2 and will introduce those with very limited experience. Throughout the course members will become familiar with a computer keyboard and the use of the mouse. Basic skills such as opening a file, saving a file, producing and editing a simple document using Microsoft Word, and become familiar with basic computer terminology. Those enrolling are asked to bring note book and pen, and a USB stick. Members who have a laptop are encouraged to bring it to the class. Beginners 1 Thursday Beginners 2 Friday
This course includes various modules that cover information with regards to selecting a digital camera for your needs, and improving your ability to use your camera for better photographs. The Modules include, 1. Course overview, Choosing that camera, Point and Shoot, CSC (Compact Systems Cameras) DSLR (Digital Serial Lens) cameras that allow for a diverse range of lenses to be used. 2. Computer and transfer of images from your SD card to desktop PC or laptops. Creating and compiling folders and subfolders, batch renaming of images, post editing and enhancing your photographs using Adobe Photoshop, Elements 6 and other similar programs. Repairing old damaged photographs, scanned and saved to SD card. 3. During the course, practical lessons are undertaken using your camera with advice about various techniques (in areas adjacent to U3A). Members also need to have a USB stick and notebook. Monday Monday
This 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. Wednesday
This course is for Beginners to learn basic skills in Microsoft Office to make your documents look superb. Members are required to have very basic computer skills and be able to access APPS, have basic internet skills and good mouse skills. Tuition in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Powerpoint. Monday
This course is for the beginner to learn the skills to produce photobooks on a website and locally print at home. Members are required to have very basic computer skills and be able to access APPS, have basic internet skills and good mouse skills. Monday
This class looks at editing photos and using Photoshop Elements to manipulate photographs to produce interesting images. There is a requirement that those enrolling have basic computer literacy skills, are able to save files in different formats and have a general knowledge of what photo editing is all about. Members need no previous experience and are required to bring a USB stick and a display folder to store handouts. Wednesday
This course is designed for those who have had at least 2 years previous tuition in Photoshop Elements. This class looks at developing further editing photos and using Photoshop Element to manipulate photographs to produce interesting images. Members need to have 1-2 years experience, a basic knowledge of Photoshop/Photoshop Elements or a similar editing program, be familiar with the toolbox and its functions and be computer literate. Members are required to bring a USB stick and a display folder to store handouts. 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
This class looks at editing photos and using Photoshop Elements to manipulate photographs to produce interesting images. Members need to have more than a basic knowledge of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and be able to do lessons and exercises with minimal supervision. Members are required to bring a USB stick and a display folder to store handouts. Tuesday
This program consists of short one or two sessions based on queries from members. Members who have a single issue with their computer, smartphone, iPad or tablet, or wish to learn a single specific skill, are invited to register their request. Sessions will be scheduled as needs arise. Friday
During this course members have the opportunity to investigate the versatility of the Microsoft Publisher program. Design your own personalised greeting cards, calendars, invitations, labels and more ! (have a browse through the folder on the coffee area table to see some of the possibilities Wednesday
(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. Wednesday
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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