Computer Classes

November Computer Classes


Tech Drop In – Computer Tutoring / Basic Internet

Monday, November 5, 11:00 am

 or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

This very basic computer session focuses on the basics of computers and computer related problems. Bring your email, internet, and computer and laptop questions. We discuss basic computer terminology, functions and components of a computer system.

We will explore the functions of a web browser as we search and navigate World Wide Web sites, including the Decatur Public Library’s homepage. We will explore the address bar and other search tools used in searching the Internet. We will explore how to open, print or save a document from the Internet or other online services.

Registration is required please.


Tech Drop In for Seniors – Computer Tutoring / Basic Internet

Tuesday, November 6, 11:00 am

 or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Bring your questions and devices to the Decatur Public Library for assistance. This very basic computer session focuses on the basics of computers and computer related problems. Bring your email, internet, and laptop questions.  Learn what to look for when purchasing a computer and seeking help for repairs. We discuss basic computer terminology, functions and components of a computer system. We will explore the functions of a web browser as we search and navigate World Wide Web sites, including the Decatur Public Library’s homepage. We will explore the address bar and other search tools used in searching the Internet. We will explore how to open, print or save a document from the Internet or other online services. We will explore the free Microsoft tutoring options.

Registration is required please.


 

Open Computer Lab

Tuesday, November 13, 12:30 pm

 or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Are you having trouble with your email? Don’t know how to cut and paste? Want to start applying for jobs online? Need extra computer time? Bring technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Please Note: the instructor will oversee the computer use and assist with hardware and software related issues.  There will not be any lessons for this program.

Registration is required please.


Beginning Excel

Monday, November 19, 12:30 pm

 or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Must be familiar with keyboarding, computer basics. This session explains the components of a spreadsheet and how to store data in it. Students will also learn to perform basic mathematical tasks, create charts and graphs in a spreadsheet, and learn about the various options available for printing a spreadsheet.

Registration is required please.


Advanced Excel

Tuesday, November 20, 12:30 pm

 or call 217-424-2900 x. 7.

Must be familiar with keyboarding, computer basics. Building on Basic Excel, students will learn about cell references, Vlookup / Hlookup, conditional formatting and sparklines.

Registration is required please.


There are three additional options:

  • Lynda.com – Lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.
  • Gales Courses – Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a Decatur Public Library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Computer Fundamental classes include Keyboarding, Introduction to Microsoft Excel, and Introduction to Windows. These classes can be taken at the library or at home.
  • DMCOC – If you are looking for a job, but lack computer skills. If you don’t know much about computers, but want to learn. Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corporation may be able to help you. Classes include Keyboarding, Computer Basics, Learning the Internet, and using Microsoft Word and Excel. Enrollment is by appointment only. Call 428-0155 for an appointment.
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