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OLLI Computer Classes FALL 2018


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

Monday

Explore iOS 11+12 on Your iPhone (iOS) (6 weeks)
These last iPhone updates were packed with new and useful features. Learn about the expanded Control Center, the new Do Not Disturb While Driving and Emergency SOS, how Siri can translate for you, the new Files app, storage options for your iPhone’s documents, and more. Prerequisite: Have an iPhone 5s and higher. Bring your charged phone to class.
Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
October 1 – November 5 (6 wks)
8:30 – 10:00 AM

Microsoft Word 2016 (Mac)   (6 weeks)
If you haven’t used Word for a while but recently put Word 2016 on your computer, you’ve probably noticed some changes in the way Word works. Or maybe you are new to the word processing software. In either case, you can learn more about Microsoft Word and where its different functions are now located. And you’ll see how to create documents; format text, make tables, insert graphic shapes and symbols.
Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
October 1 – November 5 (6 wks)
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
October 1 – November 5 (6 wks)
12:00 – 1:30 PM

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 Windows 10 operating system is on lab computers.
No Prerequisites.
Instructor: Richard Sherwood
July 2 – August 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
October 1 – November 5 (6 wks)
1:45 – 3:15 PM

Tuesday

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: Chris Wisniewski
October 2– November 13
8:30 – 10:00 AM

PowerPoint 2016 (PC)
Get acquainted with the powerful Microsoft presentation software that will help you create and edit slideshows, now using the Windows 10 operating system. You’ll be introduced to the icons on the ribbon, the many templates, and how to take advantage of the improved graphics capability. Learn to build and save a simple presentation, use rulers and guides, apply themes, insert transitions, place text, insert clip art or other images from your computer, apply backgrounds, print speaker notes and handouts, and run a slide show. Prerequisite: Basic PC skills.
Instructor: Harold Drab
October 2– November 13
10:15 – 11:45 AM

Photo Editing App Sampler   (iOS) (2 weeks)
The camera that comes with your device has some simple editing features, but there also are apps you can download that work with your camera to expand its capability. Explore the features of some of these iPhone photo editing apps. They can apply filters and
textures, make your photos look like they’ve been painted, add special effects and text, and enhance portraits. Before the class meets, students are encouraged to download these free apps: Color Pop Effects and Photo Sketch - My Pencil Drawing. They will be covered in the class. Please bring your fully charged Apple
phone or tablet to each class.
Instructor: Elizabeth Walker
October 2 – 9 (2 wks)
12:00 – 1:30 PM

Beautiful Photo Books (PC, Mac) (Six weeks)
Discover how to create a photo book on websites using your digital photos. You will be guided through each step, first with creating an account, then choosing the photos to use and what size photo book to make, along with the kind of page backgrounds and paper to use for the pages and cover. You will load your photos into a photo book layout template. After the photos are in the template, you will also be able to add captions and stickers. You will have time in class to complete at least one photo book.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
Instructor: Elizabeth Walker
October 2 – November 13
1:45 – 3:15 PM

Wednesday

Travel with your iPad or iPhone (iOS)
Explore a variety of travel apps to 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; and when you’re traveling by car, how to use apps like Uber, Gas Buddy and iExit. Bring your charged iPad or iPhone to each class.
Instructor: Marilyn Gettys
October 3 – November 14
8:30 – 10:00 AM

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
October 3 – November 14
10:15 – 11:45 AM

iPad Apps Only (iOS)
For those who know already know how to use your iPad and its features. The first class meeting is review of the apps that come on your iPad. We will then cover additional available apps. Download them on your iPads, review all the functions of the apps and why you might use them. The most popular apps will be covered first and students will decide as a class what apps are covered in the remainder of the classes. Prerequisite: Have an IPad and bring it to class every week.
Instructor: Marilyn Gettys
October 3 – November 14
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 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
October 3 – November 14
1:45 – 3:15 PM

I Took Pictures. Now What? (Mac)
Learn how to get photos from your camera (digital or film) into a computer, order prints from an online service (Costco, PhotoWorks, etc.) and create photo books, slide shows, movies and DVDs. You’ll add photos to documents such as a family newsletter, to your email, cards, labels, T-shirts, and more. Find out how to use photos as a screen saver or desktop background and organize your photos into albums in iPhoto.
Prerequisite: Basic Mac skills
Instructor: Bonnie Elsten
October 3 – November 14
3:30– 5:00 PM

Thursday

Basic Photographic Composition (Mac, PC, iOS, Android) (4 Weeks)
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. Text: Outline and lesson plans provided by the instructor.   Prerequisite: Basic computer skills
Instructor: Larry Hicks
October 4 –25 (4 wks)
8:30 – 10:00 AM

Smartphone Video Basics (Android, iOS)
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
October 2 – November 13
10:15 – 11:45 AM

Managing Your Digital Photos 
Learn two free ways to store, edit, and arrange your digital photos, as well as how to share them with family and friends. Store photos on your computer, using Picasa, and also online, using Google Photos. You also will learn editing, cropping, straightening, adjusting the color and removing red-eye problems in a photo, and how to arrange your photos into albums. We’ll use lab computers for Picasa work; students may bring smartphones or  tablets to class for use with Google photos.
Instructor: Reggie Gates
October 4 – November 15
12:00 – 1:30 PM

Social Media
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
October 4 – November 15
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.