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Windows 8

Length - 6 Weeks
Topics Include:

  • How to turn on and log in to computer
  • Connecting to a secure Wi-Fi network
  • Start Screen and personalization features (i.e. Windows key, swipe, charms bar, search, etc.)
  • Accessing and customizing built-in “Tiles” (i.e. Mail, People, Maps, News, etc.)
  • Navigating ‘new’ Internet Explorer (i.e. setting up home page, favourites, tabs, etc.)
  • The App Store (i.e. setting up email and media accounts, downloading “Apps”, etc.)
  • Downloading music and media
  • File management and storing in OneDrive


The Windows 8 course begins with fundamental skills, such as turning on and logging into individualized laptop computers, connecting to a secure Wi-Fi network, and using specific Windows 8 features (i.e. Charms bar, etc.).  Students then learn to navigate the Windows 8 environment, performing such tasks as customizing built-in “Tiles”, opening and closing programs, and working within Start Screen and Desktop modes.  The remainder of this course will be spent using the ‘new’ Internet Explorer, using tabs, favourites, and home page features, as well as downloading and navigating the Music Tile, Media tile, and The App Store.

Are you ready to take this course?

Students should possess these minimum skills and/or materials prior to taking this course:

  • Basic computing experience (i.e. turning on computer, basic mouse and keyboarding) – If you do not possess these skills, you may be interested in taking the Basic Computing course.
  • Windows 8 laptop or tablet, including power cord

What you need to do before you attend your first class

  • Call Thessalon Continuing Education at (705) 842-9191 to get your name placed on a class list. You will be contacted approximately one week before classes begin to confirm your attendance and answer any questions you may have.
  • Registration is free!



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