Available courses

Seniors IT Session 11: Games and Practice
Nadege Vinicombe

Seniors IT Session 11: Games and Practice

(Content from BeConnected website)

Here are some fun games and practice exercises to help you to continue developing your IT skills.

Seniors IT Session 10: Introduction to Smart Homes
Nadege Vinicombe

Seniors IT Session 10: Introduction to Smart Homes

(Content from BeConnected website)

Ever wondered how technology can be used to help you out with your day-to-day tasks? Learn everything you need to know about smart devices, smart speakers and setting up a smart home of your own.

You’ll learn how to safely set up a smart speaker by training it to recognise your voice, how you can use a smart TV to watch catch-up TV and how you can use the cloud to save and back up your important photos and documents.

The courses in this topic are:


Seniors IT Session 9: All About Apps
Nadege Vinicombe

Seniors IT Session 9: All About Apps

(Content from BeConnected website)

Wondering what all the fuss is about? This topic takes you into the world of apps, or Applications, the little amazing programs that can help you do almost anything.


Seniors IT Session 8: Online Hobbies
Nadege Vinicombe

Seniors IT Session 8: Online Hobbies

(Content from BeConnected website)

Learn how you can build your family tree, travel to places far and wide without leaving your chair, and how to create your very own blog to share your experiences and knowledge.


Seniors IT Session 7: Wi-Fi and Mobile Networks
Nadege Vinicombe

Seniors IT Session 7: Wi-Fi and Mobile Networks

(Content from BeConnected website)

How do you set up a Wi-Fi network to use the internet at home? Is it safe to connect to public Wi-Fi? We answer these questions and more in these courses.


Seniors IT Session 6: All About Data
Nadege Vinicombe

Seniors IT Session 6: All About Data

(Content from BeConnected website)

Everything you need to know about data: what it is, how it’s measured and hints and tips on how to get the most out of your data allowance at home, out and about or overseas.


Seniors IT Session 5: More Online Skills
Nadege Vinicombe

Seniors IT Session 5: More Online Skills

(Content from BeConnected website)

Develop your online skills by learning how to shop online, watch catch-up TV online, and connect with others using Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.



Seniors IT Session 4: Safety First
Nadege Vinicombe

Seniors IT Session 4: Safety First

(Content from BeConnected website)

Protect your personal information and money with hints and tips to help you stay safer online.


Seniors IT Session 3: Getting Started Online
Nadege Vinicombe

Seniors IT Session 3: Getting Started Online

(Content from BeConnected)

Navigating the online world can be a little tricky at first, but this course will teach you some essential skills to getting started online.


Seniors IT Session 2: Getting to know your device
Nadege Vinicombe

Seniors IT Session 2: Getting to know your device

(Content from BeConnected website)

This topic will teach you the basic functions of a keyboard, mouse and computer, including how to change settings and manage your files.


Seniors IT Session 1: Absolute Basics
Nadege Vinicombe

Seniors IT Session 1: Absolute Basics

(Content from BeConnected website)

This session will explore the following items:

- What is a laptop

- What is a tablet

- What is a smartphone

- What is the Internet

Selling Items Online (Ebay, Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace) and using QR Codes
Northam LibrarianHeather MacKinnonNadege Vinicombe

Selling Items Online (Ebay, Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace) and using QR Codes

This course will look at how to take photographs of your wares and upload them into a seller's account in various online selling/purchasing platforms, as well as a brief overview of how to scan QR codes.

Managing Files
Robyn Sita

Managing Files

During this course we will endeavour to help you master :

Create a new folder for your documents
Rename your files
Move your files
Send your files to the recycle bin
Empty your recycle bin

If I can master the above then I am sure you will too and have fun learning as well!

Blogging

Blogging

Welcome to the wonderful world of sharing your thoughts to untold millions!  Enjoy fame without the resulting bother of money!  Learn how to blog.

Scams
Clare Murray

Scams

Scam Alert!

How to recognise a scam and how to deal with it.

How to ebay and gumtree
Anika Fergusson

How to ebay and gumtree

This course is designed to introduce you to gumtree and ebay.

Using Word (LibreOffice) for documents
Louisa Dyer

Using Word (LibreOffice) for documents

Learn how to use Word/LibreOffice to create documents such as letters, simple flyers and posters

How to use Paypal
Nadege Vinicombe

How to use Paypal

This course will show you what PayPal is and the basics of using PayPal.

Mouse Games
Heather MacKinnon

Mouse Games

Learn how to use your mouse with this fun series of games!  (Computer mouse.  Live mice not recommended for these games.)

Introduction to iPads
Nadege Vinicombe

Introduction to iPads

This is an introduction to iPads - to be done while using the Library's iPads.

The Internet and Emergencies
Nadege Vinicombe

The Internet and Emergencies

This is a short course designed to help you find information on the internet about emergencies, and also identify technology that can help in an emergency.