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Computer Basics: PDF

This class is for anyone just beginning to learn how to use a computer. We will briefly go over the physical computer parts, how to turn the computer on and off, the desktop, Start menu, and how 'Windows' work. We will also spend time learning how to use the mouse. No previous experience with computers necessary!

File Organization: PDF

This class covers how to organize files and programs on your computer using folders. We will cover basic principles of organization, how to create and delete folders, and how to create shortcuts. If your desktop is filling up with programs and documents and photos, this is the class for you! *If you are new to computers overall, it is recommended that you take the Computer Basics class first.

Internet/Web Basics: PDF
Using the Web: Online tutorial

This class is for new computer users who would like to learn how to use the internet. We will learn how to open a web browser, how to navigate to different sites, and how to search the web using a search engine. *If you are still uncomfortable using a mouse, it is recommended that you take the Computer Basics class first.

Email Basics - Gmail & Yahoo! Mail: Gmail PDF, Yahoo PDF
Instructors: Be sure to contact the CWS Coordinator to get the Instructor Gmail account info.

This class will help you set up an email account (either Google's Gmail or Yahoo! Mail) and learn how to use it. By the end of the class, you will know how to login, create and send emails, attach files to an email, and add people to your contacts list. *If you do not have prior experience using the internet, it is suggested that you attend the Internet/Web Basics class first.

Word Basics: Microsoft Office 2007 (for the Durham County Library): PDF
Word Basics: Microsoft Office 2010 (for the Carrboro Cybrary): PDF
Word Basics: Microsoft Office 2013 (for the Chapel Hill Public Library): PDF

This class is intended for new users of Microsoft Word, a word processing program. In this class, you will learn how to do basic formatting, how to copy and paste, how to insert images, how to check your document for spelling and grammar errors, and how to save and print.

Doing More with Word: Microsoft Office 2007 (for the Durham County Library): PDF
Doing More with Word: Microsoft Office 2010 (for the Carrboro Cybrary): PDF
Doing More with Word: Microsoft Office 2013 (for the Chapel Hill Public Library): PDF
Word Practice Document

This class picks up where Word Basics left off. In this class, you will learn how to modify toolbars, how to apply advanced formatting options including bulleted lists, how to create tables, columns and adjust margins, and how to insert text boxes and symbols. *If you are new to Microsoft Word it is suggested you take the Basics class first.

Excel Basics: Microsoft Office 2007 (for the Durham County Library): PDF
Excel Basics: Microsoft Office 2010 (for the Carrboro Cybrary): PDF
Excel Basics: Microsoft Office 2013 (for the Chapel Hill Public Library): PDF
Excel Practice Spreadsheet

This class covers the basics of Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet program. In this class, we will briefly cover the different parts of a spreadsheet and accompanying toolbars. You will learn how to insert and format text in cells, how to insert and format columns and rows, how to sort data, how to perform math functions, how to create charts and graphs, and how to work with multiple sheets within the same Excel file.

Doing More with Excel: Microsoft Office 2007 (for the Durham County Library): PDF
Doing More with Excel: Microsoft Office 2010 (for the Carrboro Cybrary): PDF
Doing More with Excel: Microsoft Office 2013 (for the Chapel Hill Public Library): PDF

This class picks up where Excel Basics left off. In this class you will learn how to copy, paste and fill data across cells, how to apply advanced formatting options, and how to use additional formulas and functions to make sense of the information in your Excel spreadsheet. *If you are new to Microsoft Excel it is suggested you take the Basics class first.

PowerPoint Basics: Microsoft Office 2007 (for the Durham County Library): PDF
PowerPoint Basics: Microsoft Office 2010 (for the Carrboro Cybrary): PDF
PowerPoint Basics: Microsoft Office 2013 (for the Chapel Hill Public Library): PDF

This class covers the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint, a presentation program. In this class you will learn how to create slides and edit text, layout and design, insert pictures, graphs and tables, and show your presentation.

Doing More with PowerPoint: Microsoft Office 2007 (for the Durham County Library): PDF
Doing More with PowerPoint: Microsoft Office 2010 (for the Carrboro Cybrary): PDF
Doing More with PowerPoint: Microsoft Office 2013 (for the Chapel Hill Public Library): PDF
PowerPoint Practice Presentation

This class picks up where PowerPoint Basics left off. In this class you will learn how to use advanced formatting for slides, how to insert autoshapes, WordArt and hyperlinks, and how to format charts. This class will also show you different printing options for your presentation. *If you are new to Microsoft PowerPoint it is suggested you take the Basics class first.

Online Job Searching & Resume Writing: PDF
North Carolina Department of Commerce - Workforce Services: Job Seeking Skills page

Resume Writing: Microsoft Office 2007 (for the Durham County Library): PDF
Resume Writing: Microsoft Office 2010 (for the Carrboro Cybrary): PDF
Resume Writing: Microsoft Office 2013 (for the Chapel Hill Public Library) PDF

UNC Career Services Resume Handout

In this class you will learn about active and passive online job searching techniques. We will be covering online job search resources and websites, how to create a professional presence online, and how to manage all of your job search information. In addition, you will learn how to use Microsoft Word to format your resume using margins, bullet points, and "power verbs." *If you do not have prior experience using the internet, it is suggested that you attend the Internet/Web Basics class first. It is also recommended that you attend the Word Basics class if you do not have prior experience with Microsoft Word; this will ensure that you have an adequate background for the Resume Writing portion of the class.

Social Networking: PDF
Social Networking in Plain English video tutorial by "The Commoncraft Show"
Instructors: Be sure to contact the CWS Coordinator to get the Instructor account info.

This class provides a brief overview of several social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. In this class you will learn how to set up accounts, how to be safe and protect your privacy on social networking sites, and how to connect with friends and family. This class may go into more depth with one or more sites, depending on participants' interests and needs. *If you do not have prior experience using the internet, it is suggested that you attend the Internet/Web Basics class first.

Online Shopping and Preventing Identity Theft: PDF

This class covers important security and privacy issues that you should be aware of when making purchases online. It includes helpful tips for evaluating website security and keeping your identity safe. In this class, you will also learn the basics of Internet shopping, including online stores, auctions, and classifieds. *If you do not have prior experience using the internet, it is suggested that you attend the Internet/Web Basics class first.

Intro to Craigslist: PDF

This class covers the basics of Craigslist, a free online classifieds site. Craigslist is used all over the US and contains pages for individual communities, including Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill. In this class, you will learn how to search ads, post an ad and upload a picture, and how to stay safe when making transactions. Whether you're looking to sell your old piano or find a new apartment, Craigslist can be a fun and useful tool. *If you do not have prior experience using the internet, it is suggested that you attend the Internet/Web Basics class first.

Introduction to eBay: PDF
Instructors: Be sure to contact the CWS Coordinator to get the Instructor eBay account info.

This class covers the basics of searching, buying and selling on eBay. You do not need to have an eBay account to take this class, though it may be helpful. *If you do not have prior experience using the internet, it is suggested that you attend the Internet/Web Basics class first.

Introduction to NC Live: PDF

This class covers resources and databases available through NC Live, which available through the public libraries in North Carolina. Learn how to search for and browse the many resources available through this site, including genealogy and journal databases, streaming PBS videos, and downloadable audio and eBooks. *If you do not have prior experience using the internet, it is suggested that you attend the Internet/Web Basics class first.

Finding Good Health Information Online: PDF

Health Information Tip Sheet

There is a lot of health information available online. This class will teach you how to evaluate health information that you find on the web, as well as show you reliable websites for researching health information. *If you do not have prior experience using the internet, it is suggested that you attend the Internet/Web Basics class first.

Genealogy Basics: PDF

Intro to eBooks: PDF

This class covers the basics of eBooks, eReaders, searching for eBooks, and downloading eBooks to eReaders. This class is geared specifically towards the eBook resources available through the Orange County Public Library; however, this handout also contains helpful information for those seeking to learn generally about eBooks and eReaders.

Open Lab

Open Lab sessions do not have a set curriculum, they are a time for you to ask individual questions and get one-on-one assistance. If you've missed a CWS class or have further questions after a class you attended, this is a great opportunity to get some extra help. Volunteers will be on-hand to answer questions or provide information on Basic Computer Skills, File Organization, Internet Navigation, Using Email, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Online Job Searching, Resume Writing, Social Networking, and Online Shopping.

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