SteppingUP - Free Computer Courses

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Let us help you unravel the mysteries of using a computer - and it won't cost you a cent.

LogoSteppingUP is a national digital literacy initiative developed by the 2020 Communications Trust.

The programme provides a number of modules of computer and internet training using standard software applications to build participants' skills and confidence. Each module takes two hours to complete and is designed to stand alone.

All classes are free.

Classes may be cancelled if minimum registrations are not reached.

If you are interested in any of the courses below and the dates and times don't work for you, please contact us.

Registering for courses:

You can register at http://steppingup.org.nz/ or ask a library staff member next time you visit the library.

When registering, select Courses - Nelson Marlborough - Upcoming courses Nelson-Marlborough region.

You'll see that courses are being offered at Marlborough and Nelson Libraries as well as Tasman District Libraries. Make sure you only register for the courses being run in Tasman District.

Richmond Library                          

CourseDetailsDates
Photo Books

Understand how to use Vistaprint website, learn to upload photos from your computer, create and customise a photo book for printing.

This course is about:

  • Creating a photo book
  • Learning to use Vistaprint
  • Getting the photo book ready for printing

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills are essential
  • Bring a USB stick with stored photos to use during this lesson

Thursday 12 July

10.00am-12.00 noon

 

 

Internet basics

Learn how to access the web and how to use the Google search engine for finding information on the internet.

This course includes:

  • Understanding common terms on the internet
  • Using the Google search engine
  • Understanding links
  • Using Google Images
  • Google searching tips and tricks

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills are essential

Thursday 19 July

10.00am-12.00 noon

 

 

TradeMe

Learn how to buy and sell goods using TradeMe:

  • Create a TradeMe account
  • Browse the site in a range of topics
  • Save auctions to your Watchlist
  • Sending questions to sellers
  • Reserve prices and auto bidding

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills are essential

Thursday 26 July

10.00am-12.00 noon

Tracing your Military Ancestors

In this course you will learn how to locate online military records for New Zealand, UK and Australia using both free genealogy websites and subscription databases. This course will mainly concentrate on military records for the South African (Boer) War, World War I and World War II.

This course includes locating:

  • Military services records/personnel files
  • Records of the War Dead
  • War Memorials and War Graves
  • Probates and Wills

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills are essential

Thursday 2 August

10.00am-12.00 noon

Photo Books

Understand how to use Vistaprint website, learn to upload photos from your computer, create and customise a photo book for printing.

This course is about:

  • Creating a photo book
  • Learning to use Vistaprint
  • Getting the photo book ready for printing

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills are essential
  • Bring a USB stick with stored photos to use during this lesson

Thursday 9 August

10.00am-12.00 noon

Historic NZ Newspapers

Papers Past contains digitised pages from 19th and early 20th century New Zealand newspapers. They include newspapers for the Nelson area from 1842 to 1922 and are an excellent source of information for local researchers and family historians

Learn how to:

  • navigate the Papers Past website
  • search for specific people, places or events
  • narrow down your search results
  • use keywords and phrase searching effectively

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills are essential

Thursday 16 August

10.00am-12.00 noon

Facebook

Learn how to create and use a Facebook account

This course includes:

  • Creating a Facebook account
  • Posting to your wall
  • Accepting and sending friend requests
  • Sending private messages
  • Privacy

Prerequisites:

  • Participants must have a current email account to participate in this class.  Don't forget to bring your email username and password

Thursday 23 August

10.00am-12.00 noon

Ancestry - Library edition

Learn tips for effective searching on Ancestry.com, including records that are available in the UK and New Zealand.

This course includes:

  • Search tips for using Ancestry
  • Record collections for New Zealand
  • Record collections for the UK
  • Viewing Public Member Trees
  • How to send records home from the library

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills are essential

Thursday 6 September

10.00am-12.00 noon

Google Drive

Google Drive is a file storage service created by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with others.

Learn how to use Google Drive to store, create and share files:

  • What is Google Drive?
  • What would I use Google Drive for?
  • How do I get started?
  • Using Google Drive apps

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills are essential

Thursday 13 September

10.00am-12.00noon

Internet Basics Learn how to access the web and how to use the Google search engine for finding information on the internet.

This course includes:

  • Understanding common terms on the internet
  • Using the Google search engine
  • Understanding links
  • Using Google Images
  • Google searching tips and tricks

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills are essential

Thursday 20 September

10.00am-12.00 noon

Takaka Library                      

Course

 Details  Dates

Photo Books

Understand how to use Vistaprint website, learn to upload photos from your computer, create and customise a photo book ready for printing.

This course is about:

  • Creating a photo book
  • Learning to use Vistaprint
  • Getting the photo book ready for printing

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills are essential
  • Bring a USB stick with storied photos to use during the lesson

Tuesday 26 June

11.00am-1.00pm

Internet basics

Learn how to access the web and how to use the Google search engine for finding information on the internet.

This course includes:

  • Understanding common terms on the internet
  • Using the Google search engine
  • Understanding links
  • Using Google Images
  • Google searching tips and tricks

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills are essential

Tuesday 26 June

2.00-4.00pm

RealMe

Setting up a RealMe identity.

Learn how to set up a RealMe identity to transact business with Government agencies, including:

  • What is RealMe
  • What is the difference between a verified and unverified account
  • Create a RealMe account and verify it
  • Organisations currently using RealMe
  • Keeping your details safe, secure and private

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills are essential

Wednesday 27 June

10.00am-12.00 noon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Books

 

Understand how to use Vistaprint website, learn to upload photos from your computer, create and customise a photo book ready for printing.

This course is about:

  • Creating a photo book
  • Learning to use Vistaprint
  • Getting the photo book ready for printing

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills are essential
  • Bring a USB stick with storied photos to use during the lesson

 

Wednesday 27 June 1.00-3.00pm

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