Computers & Technology

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Getting Started with Windows 10

Whether you’re using a new computer with Windows 10, or an older machine that was recently upgraded, this course will walk you through the innovative changes introduced with Windows 10. In a computer lab setting, you will learn how to become more efficient and productive through learning the basics of managing Windows 10 settings, how to navigate and customize the Start menu, and so much more! NOTE: Members must still register for this class, either online or by calling Lifelong Learning. Seating is limited.

Tuesday * 3/5/19 * 10 am-12 pm * FREE! (member) $35 (non-member)
Randy Dirks * Room: Ohm-106B


MS Word

Whether you’ve used older versions of this popular program or have never processed a single word, this hands-on class will get you going with the latest installment of Microsoft Word. In no time, you’ll begin editing, formatting, proofing, and dressing up your Word documents like a pro. Plus, you’ll get easy-to-follow guidance on mastering more advanced skills, like formatting multiple page elements, developing styles, building distinctive templates, and adding creative flair to your documents with images and tables. Your class fee includes all new materials for 2019, so if you’ve taken the class before and want to brush up your skills you’ll have the latest and greatest information!

Tuesdays * 3/5/19-3/19/19 * 6-8 pm * $39 (member) $49 (non-member)
Randy Dirks * Room: O-104


MS Excel

This class has been updated to reflect Microsoft’s changes in the popular spreadsheet tool. It offers you everything you need to grasp basic Excel functions, such as creating and editing worksheets, setting up formulas, importing data, performing statistical functions, editing macros with Visual Basic—and beyond. Join us in this hands-on class to increase your skill and comfort with MS Excel. In no time, your Excel skills will go from so-so to excellent! Your class fee includes all new materials for 2019, so if you’ve taken the class before and want to brush up your skills you’ll have the latest and greatest information! No class 4/2/19.

Tuesdays * 3/26/19-4/16/19 * 6-8 pm * $39 (member) $49 (non-member)
Randy Dirks * Room: O-104


Best Deal! Both MS Word & Excel for only $65

Tuesdays * 3/5/19-4/16/19 * 6-8 pm * $65 (member) $85 (non-member)
Randy Dirks * Room: O-104


MailChimp: Getting Started with Email Marketing – NEW

If you’re a small business owner, entrepreneur or non-profit organization email marketing shouldn’t be hard and it shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg either! MailChimp is a software which gives you the ability to create and manage mailing lists, newsletters, automated campaigns and more. It puts you in the driver’s seat and lets you have full control over your email marketing efforts from beginning to end. If you’ve ever wanted to try MailChimp to communicate with your customers and potential customers/donors then this is the class for you. We’ll share step-by-step instructions—from setting up your account to ideas for building your email list—and you’ll discover just how easy it can be to reach out and connect through email campaigns. Please bring a list of 4-5 email addresses so we can get you started on your first list.

Monday * 3/18/19 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
Julie Tindol * Room: O-105


Windows 10: Privacy Settings – NEW

Did you know the April 2018 update to Windows 10 included new privacy settings? It’s just being a smart user to know, understand and use the privacy settings available to you. The class will cover a page-by-page guide to Windows 10 updated privacy settings, so you’ll know exactly which security settings to configure, and why you’d want to toggle it (if you don’t know what that means, then you definitely need this class!)

Wednesday * 4/24/19 * 6-8 pm * $25 (member) $35 (non-member)
Randy Dirks * Room: O-105


Password Management Tips – NEW

OK, we admit it, sometimes we use the same version of the same password with only slight variations, and that’s really not a good idea. But it gets so confusing with all those passwords! In this class we’ll show you ways to create strong passwords and the best ways to manage them. Unfortunately, in today’s environment, we need to do our best to keep our information safe, secure, and protected by the best passwords we can create. As a bonus we’ll show you an easy way to search the Internet where you’ll get the same results for the same search terms every single time, no algorithms running in the background. Spend a little time with our favorite computer guy and you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

Tuesday * 4/30/19 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
Randy Dirks * Room: O-104


Understanding the Power of Portable Applications – NEW

With the advent of inexpensive, high-capacity storage—USB flash drives and portable hard drives—the possibilities for portable computing have grown as never before. Join us to learn how easy it is for you to take your favorite software applications with you. Just think, you can set up your applications the way you like them and they’ll always be available to you—your way, and no more missing files!

Tuesday * 5/7/19 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
Randy Dirks * Room: O-104


Cloud Storage: Which One is Right for You?

Everyone talks about the “cloud” and it’s not about the weather! Join us to explore the variety of cloud storage options available today and decide which one is right for your needs. We’ll cover the pros and cons of iCloud, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive and Drop Box. By the time you leave you’ll know your “cloud” choice and how to use it.

Wednesday * 5/15/19 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
Randy Dirks * Room: O-105


Windows Computer File Management

It seems so basic, but most of us don’t really know how to take advantage of the benefits of skillful computer file management. Join us to learn all aspects of Windows file management and how to organize your computer so you can always find everything you need, when you need it. We’ll cover file naming conventions, types of files, where they’re stored, folder structure, Windows Libraries, backing up files and where to save them. Plus, we’ll share tips for what to do if you can’t open up a file, temp files, converting files from one format to another, how to sync files and how to save files off the Internet in a format you can use. You’ll leave with access to software and instruction manuals you can use at home.

Tuesday * 5/21/19 * 6-8 pm * $20 (member) $25 (non-member)
Randy Dirks * Room: O-104


Online Offerings

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Quickbooks 2016 Series

Creating WordPress Websites Series

Creating Web Pages

Introduction to Google Analytics

Creating Mobile Apps

Microsoft Excel 2016 Series

Microsoft Word 2016 Series

Microsoft Excel – Pivot Tables

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