Computer Classes

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

LogoSteppingUP computer classes is a national digital literacy initiative developed by Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa. All classes are free. Classes may be cancelled if minimum registrations are not reached.

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

Register at https://steppingup.nz/ or ask a library staff member next time you visit the 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 class includes:

  • 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 25 July

10.00am-12.00pm

 

 

Facebook

Learn how to create and use a Facebook account.

This class 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 1 August,

10.00am-12.00pm

 

Google Drive

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

This class includes:

  • 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.

You must have a current email account. Bring your email address, email password and cellphone (to access your email account).

Thursday 8 August,

10.00am-12.00pm

Google and the Internet

Learn how to use Google to find information on the internet.

This class includes:

  • The different components of the World Wide Web
  • Using the Google search engine
  • Understanding links
  • Using Google images, maps and directions
  • Copying text and images into Word

Prerequisites:

Basic computer skills are essential

Thursday 15 August,

10.00am-12.00pm

TradeMe

Learn how to buy and sell goods using TradeMe.

This course includes:

  • 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 22 August

10.00am-12.00pm

Online research - DigitalNZ

DigitalNZ aims to make New Zealand digital content more useful and easier to discover. It is a search service coordinated by the National Library which includes helping people find, share and use digital materials from libraries, museums, government departments, publicly funded organisations, the private sector and community groups.

This class includes:

  • What DigitalNZ is and how it works
  • How to search across digital at digitalnz.org
  • How to refine your search
  • How to make and share a set of favourites

Prerequisites:

Basic computer skills are essential

Thursday 29 August, 10.00am-12.00pm
Google Drive

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

This course includes:

  • 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.

You must have a current email account. Bring your email address, email password and cellphone (to access your email account).

Thursday 5 September,

10.00am-12.00pm

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 includes:

  • 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 September,

10.00m-12.00pm

Introduction to Chromebooks

Learn how to use Chromebook and its online capabilities.

This class includes:

  • Introduction to Chromebooks
  • Setting up a Gmail account
  • Keyboard and touchpad
  • Using Google Chrome
  • Google Docs

Prerequisites:

Basic computer skills are essential

Thursday 19 September,

10.00am-12.00pm

   

 

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