This apple Mac course is gentle introduction to both the mac computer and basic internet usage. It will also help improve the knowledge of those who have some prior mac experience but are not feeling confident. In addition to the content listed below, the course will also review some of the more common Mac issues and problems you might encounter, and how to resolve them.
During the course, you will cover the following topics:
How to get around your Mac
Efficient set up of your Mac, use of the doc and desktop, creation of files and organizing folders. Finding your Applications, files and Downloads, deleting files and creating space on your Mac. Understanding your home folder, Pictures Folder, saving and duplication of files. Create Screen captures.
Microsoft Word and Overview of Microsoft Excel Basics
Creating and saving documents. Working with text structure, copying, pasting and layout of text. Formatting and spacing of docs and shortcuts to improve your skills in creating and layout of documents.
Creating introductory Excel spreadsheets. Use of columns, rows headings, and basic formulas, creating tables, spacing and insertion of new information
Using USB and external drives. Overview of the differing ports – USB USB-C Ethernet on the mac. Time Machine backup and backup options and ways to improve the safety of your data.
The Internet / Web
Finding and organising information efficiently, keeping and organising favorites/bookmarks, to get the most benefit using Safari and Chrome.
Using Apple Mail to send and receive mail and create contacts, deal with spam mail, add and read attachments and introductory look at Gmail
Using the Apple Photos program on your Mac to import photos, basic scanning, editing and improving your photos, organizing albums and folders to have photos structured correctly, and photo sizing
What is the cloud?, Into to Dropbox, apple ID, iCloud photo library and iCloud documents , benefits and limitations. What is Bluetooth?
Viruses and malware
Do Macs get viruses? How to avoid Malware on your Mac, email scams and Mac security.
Options for dealing with passwords
Upon completion of this course participants will:
- know how to start and use a computer
- know how to open and use an application
- have a much better understanding of the most common Apple applications
No prior knowledge of apple software or computers is required however familiarity with using a keyboard and mouse is neccessary.
What should I bring along on the day?
Please bring a paper and pen to each session in order to take notes.
Tuesday, 2nd August - 1 class
$165 / $157 (conc)