Computers & You

Computers & You

Computers for Absolute Beginners 

This one-day program will cover the basics of your computer. We will discuss how to work with the desktop, downloading, toolbars and how to connect to the internet. This is for people who are either new to computers, or those who have some basic skills in one or two areas and wish to expand their understanding of computers. Bring your laptops, mouse and charging cables with you. Windows 7, or Windows 10 computers are fine, but this session is not for iPads or other Tablets. 

Wednesday                                                      
September 26, 2019
November 21, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$20.00 members                 $30.00 non-members
Led by ParkSide member Peter Marshall 

Excel Spreadsheets for Beginners             

Microsoft Excel is a computer program that allows the user to perform a variety of calculations that can be useful in basic home budgeting or for calculations required if you were the treasurer for a community group, church, or if you were monitoring your own investments. 

The program uses a grid of cells in rows and columns that are each able to hold information that can be used in a variety of ways. Learn how to develop a spreadsheet for your home budget and how to enter formulas that automatically perform various mathematical functions. Then you can turn those numbers into an easily viewed graph. No experience is necessary as we will start off with the basics.

Thursday
October 3, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
$20.00 members                 $30.00 non-members
Led by Parkside member Peter Marshall

Windows 10         

Windows 10 is the latest offering from Microsoft and it has been received more favorably than its predecessors Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. There are many new features with this operating system that can make your experience more enjoyable. Participants are required to bring their own laptops. If you don’t already have a mouse, please consider buying one. This is a one day, three hour session. 
Thursday 
October 17, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20.00 members                 $30.00 non-members
Led by Parkside member Peter Marshall

Personal Computer Help

Peter Marshall is a retired sales and marketing specialist who has been using computers since 1985. He currently teaches the majority of computer classes here at the ParkSide Centre and has been asked many times for specific help on subjects that may not be covered in one of our classes.

Pete will be available to help you with your issues if he can. One hour appointments are available for a cost of $20 which goes directly to the ParkSide Centre. Peter will be available for personal one hour-long appointments from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the following Fridays. 

Friday
October 18, 2019
November 22, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
$20.00 members  $30.00 non-members

Smart Phones for Absolute Beginners

If you have just updated your mobile phone to a smart phone, you may be a little overwhelmed with all of the new features that are included with your phone. It does not matter if you have an iPhone or some other brand, many details are similar. Let ParkSide member Pete Marshall show you how to get comfortable with your new phone and learn how to download new apps and start using the new features.

Thursday 
October 24, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$20.00 members                 $30.00 non-members

Tablets         

Tablets come in various brands. All Apple brand tablets (and smart phones) use a specific operating system called iOS. All other brands of tablets (and smart phones) are excluded from iOS and instead use an operating system called Android (from Google); however, manufacturers can and do make minor changes to the user interface.

Peter Marshall will be back to teach you how to download apps and communicate with others via text, email, etc. As well as manage photos and other files. 
Apple iPad 
Thursday
October 31, 2019 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20.00 members                 $40.00 non-members

Android Tablets (Samsung, Nexus, Acer, and Lenovo)
Thursday
November 7, 2019 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
$20.00 members                 $40.00 non-members

Drop-In Digital Photography - Troubleshooting

Richard Mende is a retired professor who has had a passionate interest in photography for over 40 years. He worked for SNAPd Sudbury for 4 years, and he currently works for Talent North. In 2015 he published Mornings in Bell Park, a book of Sudbury photographs.

Once a month he will be available to help you with whatever problems you may be having in the world of digital photography - using your camera, transferring pictures to your computer, file management, editing your pictures, etc.

Please bring your digital camera and whatever connecting hardware came with it. Bring your manual if you have one and bring your laptop if you have one.

Wednesdays
November 13, 2019
December 11, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Facebook

Facebook is everywhere and many people use this free social networking service. However there are ways to control who sees your information and who can share it. Peter Marshall will show you how to access all of the settings available in Facebook so that you can be comfortable using it and he will also show you a few tips on how to evaluate whether the information that you see on Facebook is accurate. This is a 2 hour class.

Thursday
October 10, 2019
November 14, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$10.00 members  $15.00 non-members

Computer Lab Drop-In

Members are encouraged to use the computer lab to surf the Internet, check e-mails, type up that special project or just practice your skills. Computers are also available in the lounge.