Not currently offered. If you are interested, contact us or look at our other Windows-related seminars.
Two 2-hour sessions
Skills that are similar to the lessons in the Computer Basics course.
- This seminar is an introduction to the Personal Computer (PC).
- You will get hands-on practice using the Windows operating system, gain skills in using the mouse, and get experience with some useful computer programs.
- You will get examples of how PCs can be used in your life and activities.
- Lessons will cover Knowing Your Way Around Windows and Creating Files and Folders.
- You will be given a manual to keep. The manual contains a step-by-step review of the material covered in the class. In addition, the manual contains several standalone sections that will be helpful references as you continue your computer experiences.
- We will be using a Windows 7 operating system interface in the classroom, but knowledge is transferrable to other versions of Windows.
- To continue your education, you might consider the Beginning Word seminar, the Introduction to Word Wide Web seminar, or the Introduction to Spreadsheets seminar.
Lesson: Knowing Your Way Around Windows
- Review computer components and the Windows operating system
- Start and shut down the computer
- Log on and log off the Windows operating system
- Review the desktop and parts of a window
- Control the size and visibility of a window
- Start and stop a software program
- Operate a mouse
- Use Help
- Use buttons, radio buttons, and checkboxes
Lesson: Creating Files and Folders
- Use Windows Explorer to view the contents of your computer
- Configure Windows Explorer
- Create new folders
- Rename folders
- Move files from one folder to another
- Delete files