Introduction to Computers

This 4-day course is being taught starting Monday, March 16th (see the Schedule for all dates and times).

Are you a senior or know someone who is struggling with technology in general and computers in particular? Absolutely no prior computer experience is necessary for this course but it goes into the concepts deeply enough that even with some experience you are going to learn a lot. We start with basic computer skills (day 1), learn how to work with Windows (day 2), move on to Windows skills, including file organization (day 3), and wrap up with exploring the Internet, including Internet safety (day 3). This course is based on Windows 7. There is a separate Windows 10 update course (keep reading).

But where is E-mail? This is a separate 3-day follow-up course starting April 6th. In this course you will learn the basics, and then some, of email using a free online version of Microsoft Outlook named Outlook.com. Everyone will receive an Outlook.com email address unless you already have one or a Hotmail or MSN email address, all of which now are accessed via Outlook.com.

But wait, you say you have a Windows 10 or Windows 8 (or 8.1) computer, you don’t understand the tiles and really need help in using it. Windows 10 is a free upgrade (until July 29, 2016) from Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. Windows 10 is what Windows 8 should have been and is well worth the time to upgrade to it. The Windows 10 update to the Intro to Computers (Windows 7) course is scheduled for starting May 16th. The 16th is specifically for upgraders, with the 17th-20th being for those that are already running Windows 10. This is a BYOD (bring your own device) class – your own laptop or Windows tablet PC running Windows 10. If your computer is not a laptop or tablet or you are getting a new computer (we always recommend a laptop – ask why), you can come anyway and sit beside someone who has a Windows 10 PC.

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