Basic Computing
(Windows 7)
Windows 8
Tablets
(Apple & Androoid)
Facebook & Email
Digital Photography
Microsoft PowerPoint & Publisher
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Keyboarding
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Learn more about using Computers for Free!

Whether you need to upgrade your computing knowledge for work or for personal growth and pleasure, Thessalon Adult Learning Centre has the computer course for you. Our small classroom (12 computers) offers individualized attention using current software. All lessons are projected onto a SMART Board and are presented in a friendly, easy to follow format. Each course offers numerous practice exercises to reinforce your learning without the pressures of formal testing or evaluation. Upon completion, each student is awarded a certificate.

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One Day Computer Classes

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Basic Computing
(Windows 7)

Length - 6 Weeks
Topics Include:

Windows Basics

  • How to turn on and log in to a computer
  • Mouse and keyboard basics
  • Using and navigating programs

Internet Basics

  • Navigating and searching for webpages
  • Setting up home page and favourites
  • Finding local news, weather, and phone numbers
  • Find “How To” videos and television shows
  • Navigating graphical interfaces (i.e. online maps)
  • Buying and selling online
  • Basic printing of online content

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Windows 8

Length - 4 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

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Tablets
(
iPad or Android)

Length - 4 Weeks
Topics Include:

  • Set-up, basic controls and gestures (i.e. external buttons, swiping, updates, etc.)
  • Connecting to a secure Wi-Fi network
  • Suring the Internet (i.e. tabs favourites, browser bar, etc.)
  • Using built-in features (i.e. calendar, clock, contacts, camera, FaceTime, Siri, Tips, Air Drop, etc.)
  • Downloading and using “Apps” (App Store, using a gift card, top “Apps”, iTunes, etc.)

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Facebook & E-mail

Length - 6 Weeks
Topics Include:

Facebook

  • Create a Facebook account and practice log in
  • Search for, add, remove, and accept “friends”
  • Change profile picture, upload images, create photo albums and “pages”
  • Update “status” and send individual and group messages
  • Comment on, share,  and “like” posts
  • Review and change privacy settings

E-mail

  • Creating an Outlook e-mail account
  • Sending and receiving messages
  • Replying to, forwarding, and adding attachments to e-mails
  • Using your address book (i.e. saving contacts)
  • Customizing e-mail (i.e. background, signature, folders, etc.)

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Keyboarding

All The Right Type is a keyboarding program used throughout the schools in the Algoma District School Board.. There are four components to this program, which include a Learning Lab, a Practice Pavilion, a Skill Building Lab and a Word Processing Plant. Body posture, hand position, and the proper use of the keyboard and the mouse are all introduced and reviewed in the Learning Lab. The Practice Pavilion helps the student with the home row position, as well as numbers, capital letters, periods, question marks, apostrophes and commas. Students may redo any line or move ahead to the next line – the choice is up to the student! The Word Processing segment allows the student to practice the learned material. The Testing Lab reviews all of the 108 lessons. Between 20-30 hours are allotted for this keyboarding program. As with any keyboarding tutorial, practice is a key element to success. All The Right Type assists a student along the way!

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Microsoft Word

Length - 6 Weeks
Topics Include:

  • Basic formatting of text (i.e. font, alignment, superscript, subscript, special characters etc.)
  • Basic pages set-up (i.e. line spacing, margins, pages size, columns, etc.)
  • Inserting and formatting images, tables, text boxes, WordArt, etc.
  • Inserting pages elements (i.e. bullets, numbered lists, headers, footers, etc.)
  • Copying and pasting information/images from other sources
  • Using built-in templates

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Microsoft Excel

Length - 6 Weeks
Topics Include:

  • Working with spreadsheets
  • Spreadsheet terminology
  • Creating and formatting spreadsheets
  • Entering formulas and quick function tools (i.e. AutoSum)
  • Inserting and formatting charts and graphs
  • Inserting additional features (i.e. comments, objects, pictures, headers, footers, etc.)
  • Linking and/or inserting Excel information into other documents
  • Using built-in templates

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Digital Photography

Length - 6 Weeks
Topics Include:

  • Camera buying basics
  • Better photography tips
  • Digital camera terminology and functions (i.e. practice taking photos, camera settings, recording videos, etc.)
  • Uploading and organizing pictures on your computer or removable storage device
  • Basic photo editing in Picasa and Adobe Photoshop (i.e. redeye, crop, auto functions, etc.)
  • Detailed photo editing in Picasa and Adobe Photoshop (i.e. focal black and white, layering images, selection tools, colour adjustments, etc.)
  • Emailing pictures
  • Ordering photos and creating photo projects online

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Microsfot PowerPoint & Publisher

Length - 6 Weeks
Topics Include:

PowerPoint:

  • Tips on making effective presentations
  • Using built-in templates
  • Inserting images, text boxes, WordArt, ClipArt, objects, etc.
  • Inserting components from other Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Excel charts and graphs)
  • Inserting videos and hyperlinks
  • Applying sounds, animations, and page transitions
  • Printing handouts for a variety of purposes

Publisher

  • Using built-in templates and creating custom templates
  • Inserting images, text boxes, WordArt, border art, objects, etc.
  • Inserting components from other Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Excel charts and graphs)
  • Using colour schemes and customizing tools

 

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