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OLLI Computer Classes SPRING   2019


The Lab is located next to the OLLI Office on campus in HSD 100
and features Mac computers that also run Windows 10 OS.

Monday

Beginning iPhone (iOS)
Just get your phone or haven’t had time to learn how to use it? This beginners’ class will concentrate on some of the most frequently used iPhone apps. You’ll see how to make phone calls, read, send and receive email and texts, manage content, search the web, enter text, use maps to get around, organize your
apps and get familiar with some of the settings. Prerequisites: have an iPhone 5 or higher. Bring your activated and charged phone to each class.
Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
April 8 – May 20
8:30 - 10:00

Elements Workshop (PC)
You get to decide what Elements topics will be covered in this workshop. Bring a flash drive with the photos you want to enhance to the first meeting. There you’ll be asked what you want to do that will improve your photos, and then you’ll get step-by-step instruction on how it’s done. Learn tips on how to use the organizer, know more about how to adjust the color on your photos, or how to remove people or other objects from a photo! Maybe you want to know how to add a different background, or print and share your photos, or use image effects? It will be up to the students. Prerequisite: Experience using Photoshop Elements.
Instructors: Harold Drab, Craig Lowe
April 8 – May 20
10:15 – 11:45 AM

Introduction to Windows 10 (PC)
Whether you’re new to a Windows PC or just need a refresher, learn skills to help you keep in touch with family and friends, find important information, and more. Beginning skills include how to use a mouse and a keyboard, how to play simple games, and in general how your computer works. Then move to the intermediate skills of using email, searching the Web. Make folders and create simple documents. Pick the skill you need and the instructor and experienced coaches will be ready to help. The lab computers use the Windows 10 operating system.
No Prerequisites.
Instructor: Richard Sherwood
April 8 – May 20
12:00 – 1:30 PM

Samsung Smartphone Basics (Android) (6 weeks)
Explore how a Samsung smartphone works. Learn what you can do with yours, what comes with your phone, what apps are and how to download them. Get comfortable with the touch screen and practice using it. See what you can do with your Samsung smartphone besides making and answering phone calls or texts. You’ll learn how to check mail, use the camera, browse the Web, play games, listen to music, and get directions from a map.  Prerequisite: You must have Samsung brand smartphone (S series – 3 to 10)
Instructor: Richard Sherwood
April 8 – May 20
1:45 – 3:15 PM

 

Tuesday

iPhone – Beyond the Basics (iOS)
If you feel comfortable using the phone, text and email apps on your iPhone, why not explore some other features? We’ll cover news apps and aggregators, Calendar, Notes and ways to listen to music on your phone. See what a personal assistant, Siri, can do for you. Also included will be useful travel and health apps, and a review of some of the iPhone’s accessibility features, such as making icons and text bigger and reading aloud options. And if there’s time, the class can choose other apps to cover.
Prerequisite: Know how to use your iPhone’s Phone, Message and Email apps.
Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
April 2 – May 21
8:30 – 10:00

Create Memories Using PowerPoint (PC)
Preserve your memories for the next generation. Learn the fundamentals of this presentation software so you can recreate some high points from your own life. After you learn the PowerPoint basics, you can use your own photos, which can be scanned for you, to illustrate a special occasion, a period of your life, or anything that is meaningful to you. If you already have written your memory, you could include part of that. You also will be able to record your own narration. The slide show you create in class can be shown on your computer in a free running loop mode at family gatherings, reunions, or eventually even at your memorial service. Prerequisite: Basic PC skills.
Instructor: Harold Drab
April 2 – May 21
10:15 – 11:45 AM

Security and Privacy (iOS, Android) (4 weeks)
Digital Privacy and Computer Security: Easily protect your identity, data, and devices from hackers, thieves, scoundrels, and snoops! Every day, it seems, our private data, even our identity, is at risk of being skimmed, hacked, stolen, wiped out, or given away without our consent when we use our mobile devices and computers. It can be pretty scary out there! Join this class to learn about—and practice—simple, up-to-date, and easy-to-implement methods for protecting yourself, your accounts, your devices, and your data. We’ll cover managing passwords, what to do when a device is lost or stolen, and what to do when you wish to sell, give away, or discard a phone, tablet, or computer you no longer need. Please bring your fully charged Apple or Android phone or tablet to each class.
Instructor: Chris Wisniewski
April 2 – April 23
3:30 - 5:00 PM

 

Wednesday

iPad Apps Only (iOS)
For those who already know how to use your iPad and all its features. The first class will be a review of the apps that come on your iPad. Then we’ll cover other available apps. We will download them on your iPad, review all the functions of the apps and why you might want to use them. The most popular apps will be covered in the first classes and the students will decide as a class what apps are covered in the remainder of the classes. Prerequisite: You must use an iPad and bring it to class every week.
Instructor: Marilyn Gettys
April 3 – May 22
8:30 – 10:00

Introduction to the iPad (iOS)
Have an iPad and not sure how to use it? This beginners’ class will discuss and demonstrate all the basic features of the iPad. Learn how to use the touch screen and gestures, how to download apps and organize them, how to get and send email, how to personalize apps in Settings, how to talk to and get answers from Siri, take Notes, keep a Calendar and address book, search the web with Safari, and take, edit and store Photos. Bring your iPad with you to each class.
Prerequisite: You have an iPad.
Instructor: Marilyn Gettys
April 3 – May 22
10:15 – 11:45 AM

Photos on your iPad or iPhone (iOS)
Learn everything the iOS Photo app can do, from the process of taking a picture with your iPhone or iPad, to editing it, to the additional apps you can get to further enhance your pictures, to the many ways you can share it. The class will include editing your photos with the Photo and other apps, creating albums, slideshows, prints, photo books, and anything else you want to do with them, and then how your pictures can be stored and backed up on several different clouds and on physical devices.
Bring your charged iPad or iPhone to each class.
Instructor: Marilyn Gettys
April 3 – May 22
12:00 – 1:30

It’s Your Mac. Do What You Want to Do (Mac)
Are you a beginning Mac user? Join us for a very hands-on class where you explore the applications that came with your Mac. Learn how to manage the dock, menus and shortcuts. Use the Apple email program, set up Contacts, use Safari to browse the Web, and more. Get your questions answered.
Text: The Little Mac Book Lion Edition, by Robin Williams.
Instructor: Bonnie Elsten
April 3 – May 22
1:45 – 3:15 PM

It’s Your Mac. Do What You Want to Do - Part II (Mac)
Are you a graduate of It’s Your Mac? Ready to go into more depth? Then this is the class for you. We will work with the applications that came with your Mac, learn how to become more organized, back up your work, troubleshoot, download and install software and more. You will see how to customize your Mac, use the dashboard and widgets, and improve your internet surfing. Bring your questions to get help. Prerequisites: Previous Mac class or experience using a Mac.
Text: Mac OS Sierra: The Missing Manual

Instructor: Bonnie Elsten
April 3 – May 22
3:30 - 5:00 PM

Thursday

Basic Photographic Composition (Mac, PC, iOS, Android)
Starting with composition basics, students will learn how to create more pleasing and compelling images by using the elements of color, shape, angles and contrast. Whether you’re using smartphone, tablet or camera, students will be able to improve their photographic technique while viewing many sample images. Students also will learn how to transfer their photos to a computer. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills Text: Outline and lesson plans provided by the instructor.
Instructor: Larry Hicks
April 4 – 25 (4 Weeks)
8:30 – 10:00

Windows PC Skills Review (PC)
Reinforce the skills you’ve learned in our Windows PC classes while getting acquainted with the Windows 10 operating system that is installed on the lab computers. You will get one-on-one help with how to use email, find things on the Web, make folders, copy and paste, use a simple word processing program, and where to store the documents you create. Prerequisite: Current or past enrollment in computer lab Windows PC classes.
Instructor: Toni Evans
May 2 – 23 (4 weeks)
8:30 – 10:00 AM

Shoot & Edit Smartphone Videos
There are lots of good reasons to take videos of the lives of your family and friends. You can document a birthday, your grandson’s first bike ride, or a special trip. Learn how you can take amazing videos of occasions like these with your smartphone. This class will cover filming techniques, smartphone video apps, making a script, music and voice recording, editing techniques, and how to post your finished product on Facebook or YouTube. Classes will also include exercises on each topic. Please bring your charged smartphone to each class. Prerequisite: Comfortable using your Android phone or iPhone.
Instructor: Perla Gutierrez
April 4 – May 23
10:15 – 11:45 AM

Managing Your Digital Photos 
Learn how to use free apps on your smartphone or tablet and applications on your computer to edit and enhance your photos, print pictures with borders and captions, easily share your photos with friends and family, back up your photos to prevent loss, create collages, slideshows and movies from your pictures, and send them to a commercial service to create photo books, calendars, posters, etc.
Students are encouraged to bring their smartphones or tablets to class.
Instructor: Reggie Gates
April 4 – May 23
12:00 – 1:30 PM

Social Media II
In this second social media class, the class will choose which social media sites they want to explore. They can choose one or more of the popular sites of Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn and see how they work. Students can also choose how to create a blog. You’ll learn social media etiquette, how to create send messages, post photos and videos, and how to add and follow friends and groups. You’ll also hear about new privacy settings to help you stay safe online.
Instructor: Perla Gutierrez
April 4 – May 23
1:45 – 3:15 PM

 

Fridays

Friday Open Computer Lab - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - FREE

The lab is open to all OLLI members help you practice what you have learned in class, or to answer questions and help try to solve your computer problems.


It’s a place to get one-on-one attention from your peers.
Bring your laptop or iPad if you would like help with your personal computer or device.


 

Coaches Wanted!

If you have experience with a Mac or PC Computer program, consider coaching in the computer lab. Any level of experience and teaching practice welcome!
Sign-up in the lab or talk to a
course instructor.

Telephone (562) 985-8237 for further information, if you or someone you know would like to coach a course.

The Computer Lab

You’ll find the OLLI computer classroom, with its small classes and up-to-date software an ideal place to learn. Along with the instructors, there are coaches in each class who are there to help you, too.
That means that any time you have questions, there will be someone to answer them for you. And if you want to spend extra time working on class assignments, you can come to the computer lab. It’s open all day Friday.

* Classes will be filled on first-come, first-served basis.
* Read the class description to get the class that best fits your skills.
* Each computer class has room for 12 students - unless otherwise limited.

Please Note: Textbooks are not supplied in computer lab classes. In many cases you’ll see the book the instructor will use listed just after the class description so you can buy a copy if you wish.

Some computer classes have a minimum enrollment. If enrollment is not met one week before the first week of class, the class may be canceled. If there is a cancellation, students will be notified.