Computers

Computer & High Speed Internet Use

Computers connected to high speed internet available for use – free! Or, bring in your device and connect to WiFi – free!

Contact us to set up a time.


Computer Skills Project Based Tutoring

Do you have a project you need to complete, and you need that little extra help to get started and/or carry you through? (An example could be setting up a website.) Please give us a call at 780-727-4077 to start the process!


Confidence with Computers

Are you scared to turn on a computer? Do you want to learn more about computers? Computer skills can enhance your life or create frustration. This hands-on class will have you understanding your computer and give you knowledge of how to make it work for you. This course can be set up one-on-one.

Location: Evansburg, LLLS Office
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 30
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Fee: $25
Instructor: Shannon Laackmann
Deadline: January 23, 2018


Introduction to Internet

The internet has a wealth of information if you know how to use it. You will learn how to set up email; discover fabulous shopping deals; search for online courses and how to find your way around the World Wide Web. This course can be set up one-on-one.

Location: Evansburg, LLLS Office
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 6
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Fee: $25
Instructor: Shannon Laackmann
Deadline: January 30, 2018


Marketing With Facebook

Do you have a Facebook page for your business? Do you want one but do not know where to start? Facebook is a popular marketing tool and using it to your advantage is a good business strategy. We will start with the basics and build a page that will be an effective marketing tool to get you more business, plus, we will share strategies for effective use of your page on an ongoing basis. If you have a page, but would like to learn how to make it better this will also help!

Location: Evansburg, LLLS Office
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Fee: $25
Instructor: Shannon Laackmann
Deadline: February 6, 2018


Computer Skills Mentoring

Do you need extra practice to help you learn how to access and navigate the internet; set up and access an email account; and print and save documents? Or, do you need some coaching on the Microsoft Applications? Or, anything else? Give us a call at 780-727-4077 to set up an appointment!


Surviving Facebook

Facebook is a wonderful way to connect with new friends, old friends and family, until it isn’t. How do you handle offensive comments, posts that ping and upset you? Facebook can be a minefield of energies, information and not so nice behaviour, as well as a wonderful way to keep in touch. You will learn tips and tricks to increase your understanding of Facebook.

Location: Evansburg, LLLS Office
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 20
Time: 10:00 am –11:30 am
Fee: $25
Instructor: Shannon Laackmann
Deadline: February 13, 2018


Create Your Website

In this course you will learn how to set up a Website on a hosted site. Server – Client definitions, IIS and Apache, URL to IP addresses, DNS Servers, HTML, CSS and Email setup are covered. You will be given access to a WWW server, where you will setup your own site for development and testing.

Location: Evansburg, LLLS Office
Date: Thursdays, Feb. 15 & 22
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fee: $89
Instructor: Denis Gignac
Deadline: February 8, 2018


Introduction to Microsoft Word

This introductory course is designed for students who desire the skills necessary to create, edit, format and print basic Microsoft Office Word 2007 documents. You will also learn how to insert pictures, clip art, borders and headers and footers. This course is perfect for anyone wanting to know how to design letters, reports, newsletters, cover pages etc.

Location: Evansburg, LLLS Office
Date: Friday, Feb. 16
Time: 9:00 am – Noon
Fee: $49
Instructor: Catherine David
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2018


Gmail, Email and More!

Do you have a Gmail account? Do you wish to set one up? Did you know that there are free apps included? You have access to word processing to create documents like letters, resumes and more. It is very user friendly and you will be surprised at what you can do.

Location: Evansburg, LLLS Office
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 27
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Fee: $25
Instructor: Shannon Laackmann
Deadline: February 20, 2018


Spreadsheets and More with Google

With your Gmail email account you can access free apps, including:

  • Spreadsheets to create a professional looking document to keep you on track with budgeting, planning or data for decision making,
  • Slide show to create a presentation,
  • A website maker to get your business on-line and more.

These apps are user friendly and perfect for beginners or for those wishing for a refresher.

Location: Evansburg, LLLS Office
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 27
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Fee: $25
Instructor: Shannon Laackmann
Deadline: February 20, 2018


Introduction to Microsoft Excel

This session will take users through the basic building blocks of using the Excel Spreadsheet program. If you have to create budgets or work with numbers in any way, Excel is an invaluable tool. This session is best for people who have little or no experience with Excel, or work with Excel worksheets, but are not quite sure how they do what they do. Using an example of a Membership List, participants will be taken through how to create and format a worksheet, as well as how to use formulas and functions.

Location: Evansburg, LLLS Office
Date: Friday, Feb. 16
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fee: $49
Instructor: Catherine David
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2018


Excel, Intermediate

This course will expand your knowledge of Excel Spreadsheets by working with more complex worksheets using named ranges, nested functions, ‘if ‘conditions and conditional formatting. We will also cover working with lists (sorting, filtering, database functions and totals). We will gather and work with external data from other worksheets and the web. Once we have the data we will then look at how to chart it.

Location: Evansburg, LLLS Office
Date: Thursdays, Feb. 22 & March 1
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fee: $89
Instructor: Denis Gignac
Deadline: February 15, 2018


Excel, Advanced

In this course you will learn to create single and two variable data tables. We will create and work with Outlines; and Advanced Data Analysis with Pivot Tables.

Location: Evansburg, LLLS Office
Date: Thursdays, March 8 & 15
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fee: $89
Instructor: Denis Gignac
Deadline: March 1, 2018


Be Internet Savvy: Know More Than Your Kids!

Today’s parenting includes the online world. The Net is a great tool, but can pose challenges and risks and your child may know more than you – that’s okay. Open communication is critical. In this workshop, you will gain awareness, learn how kids use the internet, understand the challenges and will be given practical tools and guidelines.

This training can be taken here in the Lobstick office, on line, individually, or we will facilitate to a small group.
Contact us at 780-727-4077 to set something up!


Introduction to the iPad

Got an iPad, but not quite sure what to do with it? This two afternoon, beginner level class will take you through the basics of using an iPad. This will include surfing the Internet, installing apps, buying books and music, and much more. You may bring your own iPad, any cables that came with it, and a new iTunes card, or you may use one of ours!

Location: Evansburg, LLLS Office
Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, April 3 & 4
Time: 9:00 am – noon
Fee: $95
Instructor: Shawn Gramiak
Deadline: March 20, 2018


Fitness Apps, Devices and Websites

Tracking your calories and exercise is not the most fun thing to do, but it is necessary, especially as we get older. Wouldn’t it be great if we could use technology to do some of this work for us? This afternoon session deals with devices like Fitbits and apps like MyFitnessPal, as well as a host of websites dedicated to looking after yourself, exercise and eating well.

Required for class – if bringing an iPad or iPhone, make sure your Apple ID and password work; you will also need an email account that you can access during class. Let us know prior to class if you need help with this.

Location: Evansburg, LLLS Office
Date: Tuesday, April 3
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fee: $49
Instructor: Shawn Gramiak
Deadline: March 20, 2018


Creating Online Photo Books

Looking for a way to create great looking “coffee table book” quality photo books? Companies such as Costco and London Drugs offer online services that can take your collection of digital photos and turn them into attractive printed, keepsakes. A great idea for family gifts, or even just a nice way to keep your treasured memories on the bookshelf, these online services are easy and fun to use. Join us for this 3 hour introduction into the basics of an online photo book maker. We will take a look at a couple of services, so even if you don’t have a Costco membership, you will still be able to play around, and see how a photo book maker works!

Location: Evansburg, LLLS Office
Date: Wednesday, April 4
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fee: $49
Instructor: Shawn Gramiak
Deadline: March 20, 2018

Microsoft Word Tips & Tricks? – contact us if interested! Any other topics of interest? Let us know – 780-727-4077 or nancdins@gypsd.ca.

 


All computer courses are eligible for subsidies.
Please contact Nancy at 780-727-4077 or nancdins@gypsd.ca for more information.

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