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 18 October

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 25 October

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 1 November

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 8 November

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 15 November

10.00am-12.00noon

Computer basics

Learn how to use the core functions of a computer.

  • Log-on/Computer security
  • Using a mouse and keyboard
  • Files and folders
  • Automatic updates
  • Basic trouble shooting

This course is for those who have never used a computer before.

Thursday 22 November

10.00am-12.00 noon

                      

 

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