Computers

COMPUTERS:

Drop-In Digital Photography - Troubleshooting                                           FREE!
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 2017 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, whatever.
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
October 25, 2017
November 29, 2017
9:00 am

Backing up your Computer Files                                                                   NEW!
What happens if your computer (or tablet) stops working? What happens to your files or family photos? What happens if my computer becomes infected with a virus? Do you have your files backed up?
Recent events like the Ransomware attack by the Wannacry have pointed out that many organizations and individuals can be at risk if they do not regularly update their computer software AND BACKUP THEIR DATA.  Find out how to do software updates, and how to back up your files before you have a problem.
This 2 hour session will give you the confidence to keep your computer up to date and your files safely stored in a separate location.
Thursday
November 2, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$30 members - $40 non members
Instructed by Peter Marshall
Maximum 8 students

Connect with the ParkSide                                                                             NEW!
The ParkSide Centre has been utilizing Facebook, direct email messages and its website to connect with its members over the last several months. With all of these new tools at our disposal, we have decided to offer some training sessions in all of these areas. Pete Marshall, ParkSide member and resident computer guru, will be on hand to teach you how to use these various media. Upon completion of the program you will have an understanding of internet security, privacy issues and internet etiquette. You will learn how to receive emails from the ParkSide and how to forward them to your friends and share them on Facebook.
Thursdays
October 5, 2017
October 26, 2017
November 23, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Computers for Absolute Beginners
In this 6 week class, we will cover all the basics to get you started in the world of computing. It doesn't matter if you have very little experience with computers. We will take you through all of the basic steps, from keyboard basics right up to creating files and documents and saving files so that they can be easily retrieved. We will also spend some time on internet basics so that you will be comfortable using the internet. Note: This session will be taught using Windows 7. If you have a new computer with Windows 10, you should not sign up for this session, but rather for one of the Windows 10 sessions.
Mondays                                                                                   
October 16 - November 20, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am
$60.00 members      $90.00 non-members

Windows 10                                                                                                
Windows 10 is the latest operating system offered by Microsoft, and it has been accepted more easily than its predecessors. Windows 10 is included with virtually all purchases of new computers. There are many new features with this operating system that can make your experience more enjoyable and safer. Participants are required to bring their own laptops. This is a one day, three hour session.
Thursday                                                                                   
October 12, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$30.00 members      $50.00 non-members

Improving Your Security While Using Windows 10
There are a number of features in windows 10 that will keep your computer safe from viruses, malware, and more. There are also a number of features in windows 10 that will track your computer usage. These are intended to improve your computing experience. However, many people are not comfortable with this aspect of the operating system. Peter Marshall will teach you how to set up your computer so that you are getting the most enjoyable experience possible.
Thursday                                                                                   
October 19, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$30.00 members      $50.00 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 tablet (and smart phone) are excluded from iOS and use instead 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, communicating with others via text, email, etc. or managing photos and other files.
Android Tablets (Samsung, Nexus, Acer, Lenovo)
Thursday, November 9, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$30.00 members      $50.00 non-members
Apple iPad (Mini and Air included)
Thursday, November 16, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$30.00 members      $50.00 non-members

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