All Computer Classes


  • All About Google

    Google offers much more than Gmail and web searches. Learn about Google’s free products for calendars, tracking contacts, and searching maps.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Schedule dates and events using Google Calendar
    • Save information and addresses using google Contacts
    • Find places or get directions using Google Maps

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse and a Google account are required for this class.

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  • Audiobooks, eBooks, Music, & Video

    Check out our collection of digital media. We will introduce you to our online catalog and teach you how to use OverDrive, Hoopla, OneClickDigital, and Flipster to access the media you borrow.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Find and borrow digital media with Shaker Library’s online catalog
    • Use Overdrive, Hoopla, OneClickDigital, and Flipster to access what you borrow

     

    A Clevnet library card is required for this class.

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  • Cloud Storage

    Cloud storage allows you to back up your files and access them from any computer with an Internet connection. We will help you pick a cloud storage service that is right for you and show you how to use it. The services covered include Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Mega.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Sign up for a cloud storage solution that is right for them
    • Upload to and download from cloud storage

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard, mouse, and web browser are required for this class.

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  • Computers for Beginners I

    New to computers? This is a great place to begin. Learn the basics of the Windows operating system and how to use a keyboard and mouse.

    At the end of this class participants should be able to:

    • Use a mouse
    • Use a keyboard
    • Use basic functions of Windows

     

    There are no prerequisites for this class.


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  • Computers for Beginners II

    This class covers how to use the Taskbar, navigate through the files and folders on a Windows computer with Windows Explorer, and change system settings. We will also go over how everything is organized in Windows. The class will be taught on Windows 7 computers.

    At the end of the class, participants should be able to:

    • Use the Taskbar
    • Use Windows Explorer
    • Navigate the Windows directory structure
    • Change system settings in the Control Panel

     

    This class builds on ideas covered in Computers for Beginners.

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  • Excel 2013 I

    Excel is a great way to track budgets, analyze data, and make charts. Learn the basics of spreadsheet construction: how to enter, edit, sort, and format data. We will also go over how to do basic calculations.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Launch Excel 2013 and create a new workbook
    • Enter, edit, and sort data
    • Change the formatting on the text
    • Calculate sums and averages
    • Create new worksheets
    • Save and print

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class.

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  • Excel 2013 II

    Explore the ways Excel can display data as tables or visualize your information with charts. Learn how to sort data, use autofill, and use formulas.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Autofill
    • Create tables
    • Use formulas
    • Create sparklines
    • Generate charts

     

    Concepts covered in the Excel 2013 I class are required for this class.

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  • Excel 2013 III

    Find trends in your data or organize it in useful ways! Learn to create Pivot Tables to display data in different ways. We will review Pivot Charts and conditional formatting, which offer dynamic ways to present your information graphically.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Structure your data for analysis
    • Create and modify PivotTables
    • Apply conditional formatting
    • Create and modify PivotCharts

     

    Concepts covered in the Excel 2013 I and II classes are required for this class.

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  • Facebook

    Learn how to keep in touch with friends, family, and coworkers on Facebook by making and editing a Facebook profile. The technology trainer will help you sign up for a Facebook account and show you how to use it. Plus, we will cover information about keeping your private details private in the Age of the Internet.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Understand what social networks are
    • Sign up for a Facebook account
    • Set up a Facebook profile and connect to other users
    • Use the features of Facebook
    • Be able to control whether personal information is public or private

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse and an email address and password are required for this class.

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  • Free Microsoft Office Alternatives

    There are free alternatives to Microsoft’s powerful-but-pricy Office suite of desktop productivity software. Learn about three different options: LibreOffice, Google’s (Docs, Sheets, and Slides), and Microsoft’s own Online Office. You’ll be able to decide which is right for you and get started using it.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Pick from three different office productivity suites:
      1. Google Drive’s Docs, Sheets, and Slides
      2. LibreOffice
      3. Microsoft Office Online

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class.

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  • Lastpass

    Keeping your online accounts secure is an important part of using the Internet. Instead of remembering all of those passwords let a secure LastPass account do it for you. The tech trainer will help you set up a LastPass account. Then you will learn how to store login information and use LastPass’s browser extension and smartphone app to log into your online accounts.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Create a LastPass account
    • Store and retrieve login information from LastPass
    • Use LastPass’s browser extension and smartphone app to log into online accounts

     

    An email address and proficiency with a keyboard, mouse, and web browser are required for this class.

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  • Learning with Lynda.com

    Lynda.com is now available to all Shaker Library cardholders! Learn how to develop new professional skills through thousands of excellent and free online courses.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Log into Lynda.com with your Shaker Library card
    • Search and browse for courses on different topics
    • Control the playback of a course’s videos

     

    A Shaker library card and proficiency with a keyboard, mouse, and web browser are required for this class.

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  • Making Purchases Online

    Some things are not available in stores. Other things are much less expensive online. Learn how to make purchases through online retailers and recognize trustworthy online stores. We will go over Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and Craigslist.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Buy goods online
    • Shop on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and Craigslist
    • Protect yourself from scams

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard, mouse, and web browser are required for this class.

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  • Mobile Devices Q&A

    Get answers to your questions about mobile devices. Bring in your mobile device or try our range of tablets and e-readers. This class is an open-format Q&A session.

    There are no prerequisites for this class.

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  • Photoshop Elements 13: Image Magic

    You can’t believe everything you see on the Internet. In this class, you’ll learn about the tools used to make those interesting composited images you’ve seen online: cutting out parts from multiple images with layers and selection tools, then making them blend together with lighting and color settings.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Pick images that can be composited together
    • Use layers and selection tools to put multiple images together
    • Change lighting and color settings to blend image parts into a single image

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class.

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  • Photoshop Elements 13: Photo Restoration

    Learn to touch up old photos and apply photo effects with Photoshop Elements 13. We will go over removing scratches and creases, fixing faded colors, removing red eye, rotating, and cropping photos on a selection of example digital photos.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Crop and rotate a photo
    • Repair damage like creases and tears
    • Fix color and contrast
    • Remove red eye

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class.

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  • PowerPoint 2013

    PowerPoint 2013 allows you to create digital slideshows (called presentations) with text and pictures. Learn to create slides, change paragraph and font settings, and use designs and layouts. We will also look at inserting pictures and adding transitions, timings, and animations.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Launch PowerPoint 2013 and create a new presentation
    • Change design aspects of your presentation
    • Create and edit slides
    • Insert and edit text and shapes
    • Add transitions and animations

     

    Concepts covered in the Word 2013 I class are required for this class.

     

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  • Publisher 2013

    Explore the Microsoft Office 2013 desktop publishing tool for creating banners, brochures, business cards, signage, and more. You will learn to design visual publications, edit master pages, and insert text, shapes, and pictures.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Design visual publications
    • Edit master pages
    • Insert text, shapes, and pictures

     

    Concepts covered in the Word 2013 I class are required for this class.

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  • Twitter

    Twitter allows you to follow your favorite celebrities’ daily lives and musings and hear about world events as they happen. In this class the technology trainer will help you sign up for a Twitter account. You will learn how to follow people, view trending information, and tweet public messages of your own.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Sign up for Twitter
    • Follow and unfollow other Twitter accounts
    • Tweet, reply, retweet, and favorite
    • Find trending topics and news
    • Send direct messages
    • Change your account settings

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard, mouse, and web browser are required for this class.

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  • Welcome to the Internet I

    Learn the basics of the Internet, how to use a browser, search the Web, download a file, and the meaning of all of those acronyms and buzzwords you keep seeing.

    At the end of the class, participants should be able to:

    • Understand the basic structure of the Internet
    • Enter and read a web address
    • Use a web browser
    • Download a file
    • Run a web search

     

    This class builds on ideas covered in Computers for Beginners.

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  • Welcome to the Internet II

    In this class you will learn how to use Google’s powerful search engine to find information, images, videos, and news. We will also take a look at alternative search engines and why you might want to use them. You will also learn to evaluate the trustworthiness of your search results.

    At the end of the class, participants should be able to:

    • Run a basic web search with Google
    • Search for things other than web pages
    • Narrow search results
    • Run an advanced search
    • Decide which search engine to use
    • Evaluate a web page’s trustworthiness

     

    This class builds on ideas covered in Computers for Beginners I and II and the Welcome to the Internet I classes.

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  • Word 2013 I

    Microsoft Word is the premier way to create and edit documents. Learn the basics of fonts, paragraphs, page layout, saving, proofing, and printing a document.

    At the end of the class, participants should be able to:

    • Launch Word 2013 and start a new document
    • Change font and paragraph settings
    • Change the page layout
    • Use proofing tools for spelling and grammar
    • Save, export, and print

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard and mouse are required for this class.

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  • Word 2013 II

    You’ve learned the basics of creating documents. Now learn how to make them look professional. This class covers designs, styles, tables, and pictures. We will also look at advanced clipboard functions and the Find and Replace tools.

    At the end of the class, participants should be able to:

    • Edit styles and designs
    • Insert tables and pictures
    • Use advanced clipboard functions
    • Find and replace text

     

    Concepts covered in the Word 2013 I class are required for this class.

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  • Word 2013 III

    Learn to create mass mailings with Mail Merge, track changes from multiple users in a single document, and insert footnotes, citations, captions, indexes, and tables of contents.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Use Mail Merge
    • Track changes and comments
    • Insert footnotes, citations, captions, indexes, and tables of contents

     

    Concepts covered in the Word 2013 I and II classes are required for this class.

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  • YouTube

    YouTube is a website that allows you to watch videos posted by other users and post videos of your own. Learn to browse and watch videos that interest you and post your own videos to a YouTube channel.

    At the end of this class, participants should be able to:

    • Browse for and watch videos relevant to their interests
    • Subscribe to YouTube channels
    • Post their own videos

     

    Proficiency with a keyboard, mouse, and web browser are required for this class. A Google account is required to subscribe to channels and post your own videos.

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