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AVAILABLE COURSES:

WINDOWS STAGE 1 (FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS)

This is taught in  Windows 10

 

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  •     Switch your computer on and off                    
  •     Add a shortcut on the desktop
  •     Access control panel
  •     Adjust date and time, mouse
  •     Set screen saver
  •     Open and close documents
  •     Type, save, print preview a document
  •     Play games  

WINDOWS STAGE 2

This is taught in   Windows10

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  •     Design your own filing system 
  •     Save, delete and retrieve files and folders 
  •     Search and find files 
  •     Make shortcuts to files and programs 
  •     Add and remove programs

INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET

        OBJECTIVES:

  •     Become familiar with the Internet browser 
  •     Set options on the browser to your preference 
  •     Navigate the web  Scrolling to view a complete page 
  •     Select a home page for the browser 
  •     Browse with tabs 
  •     Learn ways to change text size 
  •     Create, organise and delete favourites 
  •     Preview pages before printing

INRODUCTION TO E-MAIL

      OBJECTIVES:

  •     Learn to recognise an e-mail address 
  •     Learn the basic features of e-mail software 
  •     Read, compose, send e-mail
  •     Use the contacts list 
  •     Customise your e-mail
  •     Delete, reply and forward e-mails 
  •     Edit e-mail to be forwarded or replied to 
  •     Use stationery 
  •     Open, Save, Send and Forward attachments
  •     Insert a picture into your e-mail 
  •     Spell check your e-mail 
  •     Set e-mail priority 
  •     Use Read/ Receipt
  •     Create folders to organise and store your e-mails 
  •     Change your e-mail settings and layout
  •     Create your own stationery 
  •     Create message rules and block senders

WORD PROCESSING STAGE 1  WORD 2010

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  •     Type and make changes to a document 
  •     Open, save, review and print your documents 
  •     Switch between open documents, change margins 
  •     Cut, copy and paste

WORD PROCESSING STAGE 2 and WORD 2010

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  •     Move small amount of text
  •     Use tabulating 
  •     Use bullets and numbering 
  •     Format font and paragraphs 
  •     Apply borders and shading

WE ARE NOW ALSO TEACHING WORD PROCESSING IN APACHE OPEN OFFICE

EXCEL

These lessons are taught using lesson notes from ASCCA. (Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association)

Budget Workbook in Microsoft Excel. This is taught mainly in Microsoft Office - Excel 2010

Stage 1: Objectives

  •     Learn to set up a spreadsheet
  •     Learn how to create a personal budget for expenses 
  •     Using Formulas; Formatting 
  •     Comparing Amounts spent with Year to Date Summaries of the catagories. 

 

Stage 2: Objectives

  •     Learn to set up multiple spreadsheets
  •     Learn how to create a personal budget with expenses and income using 
  •     Formulas; Formatting 
  •     Comparing Amounts spent with Year to Date Summaries of the catagories. 
  •     Learn the needs of printing
  •     Page breaks
  •     Setting correct scale of the print

iPad

We teach iPad Stage 1 and Stage 2

Stage 1: Objectives

  •     Getting to know your iPad
  •     Learn the keyboard features and how to use them 
  •     Learn browsing the net with Safari 
  •     Learn about the Apps Store, installing and managing apps. 
  •     Learn about Settings including Security settings. 

Stage 2: Objectives

  •     Learn to use the Camera and Photos apps
  •     Learn to use the Contacts and Mail apps 
  •     Learn to use the Calendar app. 
  •     Learn to use the Reminders app
  •     Learn about Managing Notifications
  •     Customising your iPad

WORKSHOPS

At ComputerPals we also hold Workshops in various Applications.

iPad Camera and Photos App

This Workshop gives much more in depth instructions on using the Camera and Photos app than what is covered in the iPad Course

Publisher 2007/2010

This Workshop will teach you to create:

  •     A flyer
  •     A greeting card
  •     A newsletter
  •     A postcard
  •     A personal calendar
  •     A business card

 

 

 

Projects in PowerPoint 2007/2010

This Workshop will teach you to create projects in PowerPoint including a Photo Album.

Skype

In this Workshop we demonstrate how to download and use Skype.

 

 ANDROID TABLETS

  We also have Workshops for Android Tablets.

 

 

Facebook

This Workshop demonstrates creating a new Facebook account, signing in to Facebook and how to interact with the people you nominate as friends.

 

Photos from Camera to Computer

Fun with Photos

Printed material has been tested so that it is relevant to seniors. 

 

Tuition fees must be paid when enrolling in a course.

 

 Only financial members of the computer club can participate in any of the courses.

 

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