General Computing

Mac Basics

Class ID: 
3.9

This is an introductory class designed for those who are new to the Mac operating system (OS X Mountain Lion). 

 

Tutorials:

OS X Mountain Lion

Other Apple Products 

Videos:

Meet Windows 8

Class ID: 
3.5

 

This demonstration-only class introduces the newest Microsoft operating system, Windows 8. The class begins with the new start screen, gives you a head start on making the transition to the new OS, and describes a few differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Students are welcome to bring their Windows 8 laptops to class.

Tutorials:

Digital Learn

Computer Security

Class ID: 
15
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Computer Security: This class offers tools and techniques to protect your computer and your data from harmful software such as viruses and spyware. We discuss backing up files and patching the operating system, then list the minimum "defensive software" you need on your Windows PC. Free and low-cost antivirus software, firewalls and anti-spyware software will be discussed.

Beyond the Basics Series

Class ID: 
3
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Beyond the Basics Series: These classes build on the skills taught in the Getting Started series. Series covers:

  • Personalizing your computer using the control panel
  • Printing
  • Saving files
  • Creating files and folders
  • File organization

This series is paced to the speed of the students; new topics are introduced only after the previous topic is completed; each class in the series picks up where the previous class left off. It restarts each month.

Getting Started Series

Class ID: 
1
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Getting Started Series: New computer users should take these classes to learn basic computing skills. Series covers:

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