Beginning Computers

This series consists of four different classes to help familiarize you with the computer and beginning concepts of the internet.

Registration is required and begins four weeks before the class.

Register online or call the Main Library Computer Center at 216-991-2030 x2385.  If you reach the library’s automated attendant, choose Option 8 to reach the Computer Center.


  • 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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  • 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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