Timetable

Term One 2018

Monday

How to use your Smart TV

Access vast options for entertainment and information. Project the screen of your phone, tablet or PC onto the TV. Use a keyboard and mouse with the TV.

Duration: 2 weeks.
Time: 9:00 – 11:00
First group: 19 Feb & 26 Feb.
Second group: 5 Mar & 12 Mar.
Cost: $25

Tuesday

Introduction to Android Smartphones

A smartphone can deal with so much more than speech and texting. It’s a pocket size computer too. Learn how to use your phone’s amazing features. Learn to do more than make phone calls and keep your Contacts List up to date. Discover how to access the weather report and the news. Take photos, edit them and share them online with friends and family — directly from your phone, no other gadgets or cables required. And that’s just a quick peek at what is available on your Smartphone.

Duration: 5 weeks. Time: 9:00 – 11:00
First group: 30th Jan to 6 Mar
Second group: 13th Mar to 10 Apr
Cost:$60

Introduction to Android Tablets

Learn the basics of using an Android Tablet (includes Samsung, Nexus and other Tablets with the Android operating system).

Duration: 5 weeks. Time: 11:30 – 1:30
First group: 30 Jan to 6 Mar
Second group: 13 Mar – 10 Apr
Cost: $60

Introduction to Microsoft Windows computers

Learn the basics of using your computer and writing documents. This foundational course enables you to move on to master other computer skills.

Duration: 5 weeks. Time: 2:00 – 4:00
Dates: 30 Jan to 6 Mar.  Cost: $65

Computing Skills – Level One

The “Computing Skills” courses (levels one and two) use Microsoft Word to extend your range of computing skills considerably. You also learn how to write and format a wide range of documents and insert pictures (photos), drawings (shapes) and decorative styles of text.

Duration: 5 weeks. Time 2:00 – 4:00
Dates: 13 Mar to 10 Apr.  Cost: $65

Wednesday

Introduction to the iPad

Learn the basics of using your iPad. Get Apps from the App Store, become familiar with the wide range of inbuilt apps, master the use of the touch screen to navigate around the screens and pages and to use the on-screen keyboard.

Duration: 4 weeks Time: 9:00 – 11:00
Dates: 7 Feb to 28 Feb.  Cost: $55

Mail and Safari with the iPad

Mail is what it says; it’s the iPad’s email app. Learn to use both “Mail” and its partner, the “Contacts” app.
Safari is the web browser that is used for viewing web pages. It enables you to read the news from any place on the planet, search for information, watch videos and more.

Duration: 4 weeks. Time: 2:00 – 4:00
Dates: 7 Mar to 28 Mar.  Cost: $50

Introduction to the iPhone

Learn how to use what is an amazing pocket computer that makes phone calls, sends texts, surfs the web, keeps your appointments diary (even sends you reminders about upcoming events), and lets you play games. It also drives you mad when when it sounds off in the middle of a meeting or concert, or when you forget to charge its battery.

Duration: 4 weeks. Time: 11:30 – 1:30
Dates: 7 Feb – 28 Feb. Cost: $50

Computing Skills – Level One

Duration: 5 weeks. Time: 2:00 – 4:00
Dates: 7 Feb to 7 Mar.  Cost: $65

Computing Skills – Level Two

Duration: 4 weeks. Time: 2:00 – 4:00
Dates: 14 Mar to 4 Apr.  Cost: $50

Thursday

Windows 10 – New Features

Learn to use and organise the Windows 10 Start menu and screen, download Apps from the Windows Store, switch between Apps, and use other features that are different from earlier versions of ‘Windows’.

Duration: 3 weeks. Time:10:00am – 12:00
Dates: 8 Feb to 22 Feb.  Cost: $35

Internet Banking

Duration: One lesson. Time: 10:00 – 12:00
There are two groups: 1st March; 29 March.
Cost: $3

File Management for Windows 10

Learn how to organise the stuff on your Windows 10 computer. Sort pictures, documents, music and videos. Arrange them in folders and rename them. Copy or move files from one folder to another, or to a USB Flash Drive.

Duration: 3 weeks. Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Dates: 8 Mar to 22 Mar.  Cost: $35

Using Microsoft “Edge” in Windows 10

“Edge” is the name of the web browser that is part of “Windows 10.” We used to have “Internet Explorer” but “Edge” is its replacement. It looks different and works faster and has some nice new gadgets and functions built into it.

Duration: One lesson.  Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Date: 5 Apr.  Cost: $15

Using “Mail for Windows 10”

If you’ve used a Windows 7 computer you may remember (or even be lucky enough to still have) a great email programme called “Windows Live Mail.” When Windows 10 arrived, it was replaced with “Mail for Windows 10” that looks and operates quite differently. It looks very modern, it works very fast, and it does most of things (but not all) that we have become accustomed to. If you have more than on email account you’ll find it is really good at gathering mail from each of them in one display. And it synchronises with your Tablet or Smartphone so that the mail, contacts list and calendar are always available on whichever device you are using.
Duration: One lesson.  Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Date: 12 Apr. Cost:–$15

Picture Editing – Level One

Learn to improve your pictures by enhancing colours, cropping, reducing file size, rotating pictures, cloning, adding text, renaming pictures and much more. The Level One course uses the free programme “FastStone” to introduce you to these skills.

Duration: 5 weeks.  Time: 1:00 – 3:00
Dates: 6 Feb to 8 Mar.  Cost: $60

Picture Editing – Level Two

The Level Two course builds on the skills from Level One. It uses an excellent free programme, “Paint.NET” to teach tyou how create amazing effects and composite images, building layer by layer as you go. It’s magic!

Duration: 5 weeks.  Time: 1:00 – 3:00
Dates: 15 Mar to 12 Apr. Cost: $60

Friday

Club Day

Date: 23 Feb.  $3.  Time: 1:00 – 3:00
All members welcome. No enrolment required.
Topics advertised to members by email several days in advance.


Notes

  1. For all classes: Students with Laptops, Tablets and Phones (iPad, Android & Windows) must bring them to lessons with batteries fully charged. This is a safety issue – keeping the classroom as free as possible from trailing cables.
  2. For the “Skills” courses, your computer must have “Microsoft Word 2007” or newer.
  3. The “Windows 10 – New Features” course is for students who are already competent in “Windows” basics and who have upgraded to a Windows 10 computer.
  4. For the Internet Banking classes, students can use either their own devices or the club’s desktop computers.