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Basic Computing - Level 1

Length - 2 Weeks - 8 x 2.25 hour classes

If you have little or no experience using modern computers, this course is for you.

Topics Include:

Computing Fundamentals

  • How to turn on a computer
  • Mouse and keyboard basics
  • How to type and print a simple document
  • Logging onto networks
  • Using and navigating programs
  • Fundamentals of using Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Fundamental tablet use

Getting Around the Internet

  • Navigating and searching for Web pages
  • Creating and managing bookmarks to enable you to get back to your favourite websites
  • Find "How to Videos" and TV shows
  • Navigate online maps and other images
  • Find local news and phone numbers
  • Buy and sell items locally on Kijiji or from other other online merchants
  • Basic printing of web content

Are you ready to take this course?

No experience related to computers is required whatsoever to take this course.

Basic Computing - Level 2

Length - 2 Weeks - 8 x 2.25 hour classes

This course is geared to students who already possess basic skills or have just completed our Basic 1 course and want to learn more.

Topics Include:

Internet Shortcuts and Productivity Tips

  • Advanced management of bookmarks (move, delete, rename and create folders)
  • Advanced print functions (adjust print settings to print selected parts of webpages)
  • Use tabs to view multiple web pages more effectively

Basic Document Production

  • Create a basic word processing document
  • Format font size, style colour and alignment
  • Add bullets and numbering
  • Correct spelling and grammar errors
  • Add images and print a document

File Management

  • Basic file creation techniques including Save, Save As, Open etc.
  • Create folders, rename, delete and retrieve files from the recycle bin
  • Move files to external hard drives, thumb drives and CD’S/DVD's
  • Find “lost” files

Email Basics

  • Send and receive email messages
  • Email terminology
  • Understanding email functions and folders (such as Sent Items, Drafts, Junk, Trash etc.)
  • Delete and retrieve messages from Trash folder

Are you ready to take this course?

Students should have basic mouse and keyboard skills and should be comfortable searching for Information on the Internet.  




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