Computers & Technology

Computers & Technology

 

Viruses & How to Clean Your Computer (151)

Computer viruses can destroy computer data, hard drives and make your computer completely non-usable.  Knowing how to prevent them and what to do if you get one is essential.  In the first half of this class, you will learn about viruses, malware, spyware and adware.  We will discuss various software applications that can help prevent viruses and how to remove viruses once they are on the computer.  In the second half of the class, you will learn how to keep your computer running at top speed by cleaning it up and removing excess files.  Learn how to remove unwanted programs and how to find and delete old files, temp files, or the garbage left over when downloading programs.  The class will be led by Gary Holik, who also leads classes for the Bay County Library System.  You will have a one-hour break for lunch and the class limit is 15.

Friday: December 19 • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Price: $37 Members; $67 Non-Members  
Room: C141

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Social Media Savvy (240)

If you have jumped on the social media bandwagon you likely have questions about what types of things you should post on your page, who you should “friend,” and when it’s appropriate to comment or just “like” something.  This class will cover etiquette on social media, issues of privacy management, and potential drawbacks of using social media.  There will be plenty of time to get answers to all your questions.  The class will be led by Melissa Hobart, a communications professor at SVSU. 

Thursdays: January 22, 29 & February 5 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Price: $22 Members; $44 Non-Members  
Room: C140

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 Introduction to Pinterest (241)

Do you have a Pinterest account yet?  If not, you’re missing a wonderful opportunity to connect with others throughout the world who share your passions.  This unique postboard-style photo sharing website allows users to create and manage theme-based collections which might pertain to hobbies, interests, events and more.  You can browse other pinboards for inspiration, re-pin images to your board, and “like” posts.  In this class, you will learn how to set up your own Pinterest page, how to navigate the website, and post to your page.  The class will be led by Terry King, CEO of Action Leaders, a consulting, training and coaching organization.  If you do not yet have a Pinterest account, please arrive by 9:30 a.m. on the first day, and if you already have an account, please arrive by 10 a.m.

 Fridays: January 16 & 23 • 10 a.m. - Noon
Price: $27 Members; $54 Non-Members   
Room: C141

 

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 Viruses & How to Clean Your Computer (242)

 Computer viruses can destroy computer data, hard drives and make your computer completely non-usable.  Knowing how to prevent them and what to do if you get one is essential.  In the first half of this class, you will learn about viruses, malware, spyware and adware.  We will discuss various software applications that can help prevent viruses and how to remove viruses once they are on the computer.  In the second half of the class, you will learn how to keep your computer running at top speed by cleaning it up and removing excess files.  Learn how to remove unwanted programs and how to find and delete old files, temp files, or the garbage left over when downloading programs.  The class will be led by Gary Holik, who also leads classes for the Bay County Library System.  You will have a one-hour break for lunch and the class limit is 15.

 

Friday: January 30 • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Price: $37 Members; $67 Non-Members  
Room: C141

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iPad Fundamentals  (243)

If you have jumped on the iPad bandwagon but still don’t feel as though you’re using it to its full potential, join us for this class.  We’ll start with the basics and also cover apps, accessories, downloading books and movies, taking pictures, and much more.  Bring your iPad to class, but please, no first-generation iPads!  Our instructor is Zachary Moreno, who has been instructing OLLI students for two years now and provides advice to customers at a major local computer retailer.  The class maximum is 20.

 

Fridays: January 30 & February 6 from 10 a.m. - Noon
Price: $27 Members; $54 Non-Members   
Room: C128

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iPad Level Two (244)

 If you have already taken our Fundamentals class, or already know the basics of your iPad (like updating it and installing apps), this class is for you.  We will focus on more advanced applications and how to get your iPad to sync with all your other devices.   Bring your iPad to class, but please, no first-generation iPads!  Our instructor is Zachary Moreno, who has been instructing OLLI students for two years now and provides advice to customers at a major local computer retailer.  The class maximum is 20

Fridays: February 27 & March 6 • 10 a.m. - Noon
Price: $27 Members; $54 Non-Members   
Room: C128

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 How to Optimize the Usage of Your Kindle Fire  (245)

 Do you mainly use your Kindle to just read books?  Would you like to learn more about its capabilities but don’t know where to start?  This class will provide an overview of all Kindle functions and also cover apps, cloud storage, and much more.  Our instructor is Zachary Moreno, who has been instructing OLLI students for two years now and provides advice to customers at a major local computer retailer.  Bring your Kindle to class. The class maximum is 20.

 Fridays: January 30 & February 6 from 1 - 3 p.m.
Price:   $27 Members; $54 Non-Members  
Room:  C128

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So You Bought an iPhone?!  (246)

Have you recently taken the plunge and bought an iPhone?  In this two-session class, we will go through the capabilities of this powerful tool and help you to become more comfortable using it.  After completing this course, we suggest that you consider the 

iPad class as both use the same platform.  Our instructor is Zachary Moreno, who has been instructing OLLI students for two years now and provides advice to customers at a major local computer retailer.  The class maximum is 20.

Fridays:   February 13 & 20 • 1 - 3 p.m.
Price: $27 Members; $54 Non-Members  
Room:   C128

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 iPhone Level Two  (247)

 If you have completed our beginning iPhone class, or already have a pretty good understanding how to use your phone, this class is for you!  You will learn more about how to get the most from your iPhone and increase your comfort level with using it.  Our instructor is Zachary Moreno, who has been instructing OLLI students for two years now and provides advice to customers at a major local computer retailer. The class maximum is 20.

 Fridays: March 20 & 27 • 1 - 3 p.m.
Price: $27 Members; $54 Non-Members  
Room: C128

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 Android Tablet Fundamentals (248)

 Although iPad is the most popular tablet, there are many other options available which are less expensive and use Google’s open-source Android operating system.  Brands include Samsung, Asus, Google Nexus, and Sony.  If you own one of these devices but don’t feel as though you’re using it to its full potential, join us for this class.  We’ll start with the basics and also cover apps, accessories, downloading books and movies, taking pictures, and much more.  Bring your tablet to class.  Our instructor is Zachary Moreno, who has been instructing OLLI students for two years now and provides advice to customers at a major local computer retailer.  The class maximum is 20.

 Fridays: February 13 & 20 • 10 a.m. - Noon
Price: $27 Members; $54 Non-Members  
Room: C140

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 Android Tablets Level Two  (249)

 If you have taken our Android fundamentals class, or already have a pretty good understanding how to use your tablet, this class is for you.  You will learn more about how to get the most out of your tablet.  You will also get answers to the burning questions you have about your device.  Bring your tablet to class.  Our instructor is Zachary Moreno, who has been instructing OLLI students for two years now and provides advice to customers at a major local computer retailer.  The class maximum is 20.

 Fridays: March 20 & 27 • 10 a.m. - Noon
Price: $27 Members; $54 Non-Members  
Room: C128

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Password Manager  (250)

Everything we use today has a username and password, but are you supposed to remember all those accounts?  This class will provide an overview of password managers available to manage all those pesky accounts.  We will also cover how to create, change, and make passwords that are as secure as possible and how to secure your accounts with two factor authentication.  Our instructor is Zachary Moreno, who has been instructing OLLI students for two years now and provides advice to customers at a major local computer retailer.  You must know your device’s user name and password to enroll in this class.  The class maximum is 20.

Fridays: February 27 & March 6 • 1 - 3 p.m.
Price: $27 Members; $54 Non-Members   
Room: C128

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Computer I for Windows 8.1 Users  (251)

Have you purchased a new personal computer and feel frustrated by Windows 8?  This class will explain how Windows 8 varies from earlier platforms.  It will also guide you through these basic skills: the taskbar; how to open, save and print files; how to move, resize, minimize, and maximize windows; and customizing your desktop.  You must bring your own portable computer to class (laptop, notebook, etc.) as the computers in the University labs still use Windows 7.  If you have Windows 8, you need to update for 8.1 prior to the first session.  (Call the OLLI office if you don’t know how.)  Our instructor is Jerry Vance, a retired Dow Chemical computer programmer who has been leading OLLI classes for three years.  The class maximum is 12.

Fridays:   February 13, 20 & 27 • 1- 3 p.m.
Price: $37 Members; $67 Non-Members   
Room: C140

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 How to Buy and Sell on eBay  (252)

In this class you will learn how to establish an eBay account, search to find what you are looking for, and complete your transaction.  We will also discuss this site’s built-in security features.  In the second half of the class, you will learn how to sell something on eBay.  We will cover how to make your item stand out, how to deal with bad checks, postage, and other issues. The session will be held in a computer lab so that you will be able to find specifically what you are looking for.  The class will be led by Gary Holik,  who also leads classes for the Bay County Library System.  Sign up quickly; we are limited to 15 participants.  You will have a one-hour break for lunch.

Friday: April 10 • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Price: $37 Members; $67 Non-Members   
Room: C141

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