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OLLI Computer Classes SUMMER 2017

The Lab features Mac computers that also run Windows 10 OS.


Beginning iPhone (iOS)
Just get your phone or haven’t had time to learn how to use it? This class will concentrate on the most frequently used iPhone apps. Make phone calls, read, send and receive email, manage content, search the web, enter text, use maps to get around, organize your apps and get familiar with some of the settings. You’ll also get a preview of what’s covered in the Int. iPhone class.
Prerequisites: have an iPhone 5 or higher.
Bring your activated and charged phone to class.
Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
July 10 - August 21
8:30 – 10:00 AM

Beginning Photoshop Elements I    (PC)
Adobe Photoshop Elements is one of the most versatile image enhancement photo programs available today. First you will learn how to use the Adobe Organizer Program. This will get those picture files in a logical retrievable order. We will enhance those pictures with hands-on use of the many quick fix options available. Learning about resolution will help you email or prepare pictures for right size prints.
Prerequisite: Beginning Win 10 PC
Instructor: Craig Lowe
July 10 - August 21
10:15 – 11:45 AM

Introduction to Windows PC    (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, use a keyboard, how to play simple games, and in general how your computer works. Then move on to the intermediate skills of using email, searching the Web, making folders and creating simple documents. Pick the skill you need and you’ll have the instructor and experienced coaches ready to help.
The Windows 10 operating system is used on lab computers.
No Prerequisites.
Instructor: Richard Sherwood
July 10 - August 21
12:00 – 1:30 PM

Samsung Smartphone Basics (Android)
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: bring a Samsung smartphone charged to each class.
Instructor: Richard Sherwood
July 10 - August 21
1:45 – 3:15 PM

Social Media (6 weeks)
You’ll be introduced to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, three of the most popular social media sites in the Internet. You’ll be shown how to open an account, create a profile, and activate privacy settings to keep you safe. Use these popular sites to go online to keep in touch with family and friends. You’ll also see how to send messages, post photos and videos, and how to add and follow friends and groups.
Instructor: Perla Gutierrez
July 10 - August 14   (6 weeks)
3:30 – 5:00 PM


Intermediate iPhone (iOS)
Know some iPhone basics, and ready to learn more? This class includes a quick review of the apps covered in the beginning class, then will go on to how to take and edit photos, listen to music and podcasts, keep a calendar, and read the news. We’ll cover how to use Siri, the Health app, and how to back up and store your data, as well as general troubleshooting. Note: If you don’t feel ready for this class yet, try Monday’s Beginning iPhone class.
Prerequisites: have an iPhone 5 or higher. Bring your activated and charged phone to each class.
Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
July 11 – August 22
8:30 – 10:00 AM

Beg. Photoshop Elements-Part II (PC)
This continuation of the Beginning Photoshop Elements emphasizes basic editing concepts using the tools in the full editor. Practice modifying images, using all the selection tools and some of the filters. Lighting and color improvement will be covered. You’ll also get an introduction to layers and styles, plus retouching and restoring old photos.
Prerequisite: Beg.Photoshop Elements I or instructor’s permission.
Instructor: Harold Drab
July 11 - August 22
10:15 – 11:45 AM

Travel with your iPad / iPhone   (iOS)
Explore a variety of travel apps you can download to your iPhone or iPad. We’ll cover how to use apps to find places to go, search for hotels and other accommodations; how to book and manage airline travel, car rentals and cruises; how to find free Wi-Fi; how to use maps, both online and offline when no Wi-Fi is available; how to use a translation app when you’re in a foreign country.When you’re traveling by car, learn how to use apps like Uber, Gas Buddy and iExit. Bring your charged iPad or iPhone to each class.
Instructor: Marilyn Gettys
July 11 – August 22
12:00 – 1:30 PM

All about Photos on your iPad or iPhone (iOS)
You may already know how to take photos with your iPhone or iPad, but that’s only the beginning of what you can do. Learn the features of your camera app, and after you take photos, how to edit them, put them in albums, slideshows, print them or put them into photo books. Learn how to use your device to take videos. There will be a discussion of other photo apps you can download, as well as how to back up and store your photos in the cloud.
Bring your charged iPad or iPhone to each class.
Instructor: Marilyn Gettys
July 11 – August 22
1:45 – 3:15 PM

Mobile Security: Tips to Keep Your Smartphones and Tablets Safe
(2 Weeks)

Your portable devices are valuable and attractive to all kinds of thieves, not only because they are expensive, but also because of the personal information they contain. Explore how to protect your information and your device in the physical and digital world. Find out why you should be cautious while using free Wi-Fi; how to protect your data with passcodes; what privacy permissions are; how to shop safely online; what to do with spam or protect yourself from viruses in email and while you’re on the web; how to safely use social media; and how to find your lost device.
No class limit! ($10 class)
Instructor: Gail Meredith
August 15 & 22
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Location: Room 101


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. Prerequisite: You have an iPad. Bring your iPad with you to each class.
Instructor: Marilyn Gettys
July 5 – Aug 23
10:15 – 11:45 AM

Advanced iPad (iOS)
Now that you know how to use your iPad, you’re ready to learn about more of the apps that come with your device. Learn how to use Maps to help you get where you’re going, how to talk on Facetime, how to buy eBooks online or borrow them from the library, and how to buy music or put your own music on your device. You’ll also see how to use iTunes to back up and store your media, how to watch Video, how to listen or watch Podcasts, and take, store and edit Photos.
Prerequisite: Intro to the iPad or knowledge of the material covered in that class.Bring your iPad with you to each class.
Instructor: Marilyn Gettys
July 5 – Aug 23
12:00 - 1:30 PM

It’s Your Mac. Do What You Want to Do (Mac)
Are you a beginning Mac user? Join us for a real hands-on class where you will explore many of the applications that came with your Mac. Learn how to manage the dock, finder windows, menus and shortcuts. We will use the Apple email program, set up Contacts, use Safari to browse the Web, write and save documents.Discover how to personalize your computer the way you want to use it. There will be plenty of opportunities to get your questions answered. Text: The Little Mac Book, Lion
Edition by Robin Williams
Prerequisites: You own a Mac or you’d like to own a Mac.
Instructor: Bonnie Elsten
July 5 – Aug 23
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.
Text: Mac OS Sierra-The Missing Manual. Prerequisites: Previous Mac class or experience using a Mac.
Instructor: Bonnie Elsten
July 5 – August 23
3:30 – 5:00 PM



Windows PC Skills Review (PC) (4 Weeks)
Reinforce the skills you’ve learned in Windows PC classes while getting acquainted with the Windows 10 operating system installed on the lab computers. Includes 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 find where to store the documents you create.
Prerequisite: Current or past enrollment in Windows classes.
Instructor: Toni Evans
July 6 – 27 (4 weeks)
8:30 – 10:00 AM

Intermediate Computer
Students will practice essential computer skills: save, print, cut and paste, drag and drop, deleting an item, making a file or folder, and managing program windows on your desktop. Learn how to use Window’s powerful search tools to find items or information on your PC. In addition, increase email skills by learning how to send and receive email messages, attach documents to email, and open documents that have been sent to you. Learn how to search for and find websites, and internet safety tips. You’ll also get a quick look at a word processing program that you can use to create your own documents.
Prerequisite: Intro to Windows class or have the skills taught in that class.
Instructor: Reggie Gates
July 6 – August 24
12:00 – 1:30 PM

Behind the Curtain:Mysteries of the computer revealed
(PC and Mac) (4 weeks)

Learn about the historical foundations of the personal computer, and its hardware. You’ll look at personal computer organization and software fundamentals, including both
programs and operating systems. We also will explore the origins of the personal computer and delve into the basic construction of both the hardware and the software that makes the personal computer such a useful tool. Prerequisite: None
Instructor: Wesley Peck
July 6 – 27 (4 weeks)
1:45 – 3:15 PM


Friday Open Computer Lab - 10:00 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 your 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.