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 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, 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
January 31, 2018
February 28, 2018
March 28, 2018
9:00 am

The Genealogy of Things with Art and Alison                                                       NEW!

You know how the experts and visitors on the Antiques Roadshow stress the importance of the story or the provenance behind each item they see. Learn how you can preserve the stories behind your family photos and treasures using free software for both Windows and Mac computers. The more information you can record about each image or object, the more information future users of your collection will have available. This is especially helpful if you decide to write a book about one or more relatives, or your own life. ParkSide Centre members Art Taylor and Alison Hardie will be here to teach you all about this interesting topic.
Participants must preregister for this class.

Thursday
February 1, 2018
1:00 pm

Windows 10                                                                                                               NEW PRICE!                      

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. Bring your Windows 10 laptops to this class.

Monday                                                                                                          
January 22, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$20.00 members          $40.00 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. Bring your Windows 10 laptops to this class.

Monday                                                                                                          
January 29, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$20.00 members          $40.00 non-members

Get the most out of Facebook                                                                                   NEW!

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. In addition, we will show you how to access the Facebook page for The ParkSide Centre which is found at https://www.facebook.com/theparksidecentresudbury2/  and our website at www.theparksidecentre.ca. Finally, we will show you how to have our monthly newsletter delivered to you electronically. This is a free one-day, 2 hour class led by ParkSide member Peter Marshall

Monday
January 15, 2018
February 5, 2018
March 5, 2018
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free Admission!

Tablets                                                                                                           

Tablets come in various brands. All Apple brand tablets (and smartphones) use a specific operating system called iOS.  All other brands of tablets (and smartphones) 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. Bring your tablets with you to this class. Space is limited so sign up early.

Apple iPad (Mini and Air included)
Monday, February 12, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$20.00 members          $40.00 non-members

Android Tablets (Samsung, Nexus, Acer, Lenovo)
Monday, February 26, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$20.00 members          $40.00 non-members

Digital Services at the Library                                                                                 FREE!

Do you know that the Greater Sudbury Public Library has several different digital services including e-books for your e-reader, Hoopla Digital Download Service, and RB Digital Portal?  You can get books for your e-reader, read some magazines for free and even take some online training classes.

The Greater Sudbury Public Library will be at the Parkside Centre to provide training on all these technologies. They will even sign you up for a library card. Upon registration for this program, please inform us which type of e-reader you have so the instructors can properly prepare.
Participants must preregister for this class.

Thursday
March 1, 2018
1:00 pm

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 your computer becomes infected with a virus? Do you have your files backed up?

Recent events like the Ransomware attack by the Wannacry virus 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 one day, 2-hour session will give you the confidence to keep your computer up to date and your files safely stored in a separate location. We will not be performing individual backups for you during this class.

Monday
March 12, 2018
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$20.00 members          $40.00 non-members

Learn How to Perform Basic Computer Cleaning                                    NEW!

There are a number of ways that Microsoft makes it possible to ensure that your computer runs faster and therefore more efficiently. Bring your laptop computer to this class and we will show you how to clean up files, delete old temporary files, and perform basic computer maintenance with Windows Administrative Tools.
Windows 7, 8 or 10—it doesn't matter. This class will be limited to 5 people, so sign up early.

Monday
March 19, 2018
1:00 pm
$20.00 members          $40.00 non-members

Computers for Absolute Beginners                                                             NEW PRICE!

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 laptop computer with Windows 10, and are a beginner, you should bring your laptop with you to this class.

Mondays                                                                                                        
January 15 - February 26, 2018 (No class on February 19, 2018)
9:30 am - 11:00 am
$40.00 members          $60.00 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.