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OLLI Computer Classes SUMMER 2016

sun win 10

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

Monday

Get to Know Your iPhone (iOS)
Have an iPhone and aren’t sure how to get the most out of it? This class for beginners covers the apps that come with your iPhone, as well as how to get new ones. Learn how to look at and send email; how to enter text; how to take pictures and videos, how to organize and share them. Personalize your iPhone using Settings; surf the Web; listen to music; and manage your calendar and contacts.
Prerequisites: have an iPhone 4s or higher. Bring your activated and charged phone to each class.
Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
Dates: June 27 – August 22
Time: 8:30 – 10:00

Using Microsoft Excel 2013 (PC and Mac)
Excel is a powerful personal tool that can be used to keep track of your finances, follow your progress on projects, make inventories, develop calendars, and much more. Learn how to create a spreadsheet on your own or use one of Excel’s many templates, enter and edit numbers and text, format a spreadsheet, insert photos, make calculations, create colorful charts and graphs, print your spreadsheet, use simple formula functions, as well as basic conditional formatting techniques.
Prerequisite: Be familiar with Windows 10 or Mac operating system.
Instructor: Gail Meredith
Dates: June 27 – August 22
Time: 12:30 – 1:30

Get to Know Windows (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. You’ll have the instructor and experienced coaches ready to help you learn from the beginning. The Windows 10 operating system is now on the lab computers. No Prerequisites.
Instructor: Richard Sherwood
Dates: June 27 – August 22
Time: 1:45 – 3:15

Samsung Smartphone Basics (Android)
Bring your phone and 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. Prerequisites: have a Samsung smartphone and bring it to class each week.
Instructor: Richard Sherwood
Dates: June 27 – August 22
Time: 3:30 – 5:00

Tuesday

Get to Know Your iPhone (iOS)
Have an iPhone and aren’t sure how to get the most out of it? This class for beginners covers the apps that come with your iPhone, as well as how to get new ones. Learn how to look at and send email; how to enter text; how to take pictures and videos, how to organize and share them. Personalize your iPhone using Settings; surf the Web; listen to music; and manage your calendar and contacts.
Prerequisites: have an iPhone 4s or higher. Bring your activated and charged phone to each class.
Instructor: Kathy Winkenwerder
Dates: June 28 – August 16
Time: 8:30 – 10:00

PowerPoint 2013 (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
Dates: June 28 – August 16
Time: 10:15 – 11:45

It’s Tool Time! (PC)
Take an in-depth look at the powerful tools in Photoshop Elements. If you have taken an Elements class or two, but want to refresh your skills, want learn the new tools, or if you are new to Photoshop Elements, this is the class for you. If time permits, we will cover some of the filters and artistic effects. This will be eight weeks of fun and hard work, so come and join us.
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of the Windows operating system.
Instructor: Harold Drab
Dates: June 28 – August 16
Time: 12:00 – 1:30

Explore Windows 10 (4-Week class)
Learn how to navigate and control Microsoft’s new operating system. Become familiar with and learn how to personalize the new Start Menu. Discover where your old familiar programs are hiding. Explore the new world of Live Tiles and Apps. Learn to use the Microsoft Store to get Apps. See how to run older programs and learn about free programs that can bring back some of the functions of previous versions of Windows. Text: Any Windows 10 book
Instructor: Wesley Peck
Dates: June 28 – July 19
Time: 3:30 – 5:00

Wednesday

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
Dates: July 6 – August 24
Note: class starts the second week of the summer term.
Time: 10:15 – 11:45

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. Bring your iPad with you to each class.
Instructor: Marilyn Gettys
Dates: July 6 – August 24
Note: class starts the second week of the summer term.
Time: 12:00 – 1:30

Apps Only - All Smart Devices
Do you have a smartphone or tablet and know how to use it, but want to learn what else it can do for you? The first class meeting will be a review of the apps that come with your device, and what additional apps are available. You’ll download some apps, review their functions and decide whether or not 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 during the remainder of the classes. Bring your device to class every week.
Prerequisite: know how to use your smart device.
Instructor: Marilyn Gettys
Dates: July 6 – August 24
Note: class starts the second week of the summer term.
Time: 1:45– 3:15

 

Thursday


Windows 10 Skills Review (PC) (4-week class)
Reinforce the skills you’ve learned in our Windows PC classes while getting acquainted with the Windows 10 operating system that has just been 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 Windows classes.
Instructor: Toni Evans
Dates: June 30 - July 21
Note: class starts first 4 weeks
Time: 8:30 – 10:00

CANCELLED
The Best of Google (PC and Mac)

See how to make the most of being online by using these free features and services from Google. You’ll investigate Google’s Chrome browser and its useful extensions; ways to use Google maps and Google Earth more effectively, and learn some little-known Gmail tips and techniques. And even if you’re familiar with the Google search engine, you’ll be shown additional ways of finding exactly what you want. The class also will explore the Google Art Project and Google Play.
Instructor: Reggie Gates
Dates: June 30 – August 18
Time: 12:00 – 1:30

Manage and Enhance Your Photos with Picasa (PC and Mac)
Get your pictures from your camera to your computer and edit them with Picasa. Learn how to download your pictures to Picasa, and then using Picasa’s editing tools, crop them, add text or remove red eye in your photos. Once you have edited your photos, you can make a slide show or video from selected pictures, or you can organize a set of photos into a collage. The first session covers the basics of Picasa. There also will be an introduction to the new Google Photos, an application that stores photos from your smartphone and tablet. Please bring your camera to class in the second session.
Prerequisites: Intermediate computer or instructor’s permission.
Instructor: Reggie Gates
Dates: June 30 – August 18
Time: 1:45 – 3:15

 

Fridays

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.