Computers & Technology at Home

Making Most of Smart Phones

Course #: 6010664502
Course Description:

Did you know your smartphone can be your personal assistant for fitness, finances, calendar, emails, and travel? It’s a source of information and entertainment. It can serve as a flashlight, camera, and more. We will share information on how to sync your phone and apps with your computer or other devices. Learn about smartphone programs, utilities, free apps, and more. Note: This class will be taught using an iPhone. However, tutorials and information will be provided and applicable to Android smartphones.

Class No: 3249
Delivery: Class
Fees Under 62: $31.00
Fees Over 62: $25.00
Instructor: Ley
Meetings:
Mon/Wed at Northwoods Center 110

Students are encouraged to bring their own personal devices specific to the class such iPads, Chromebooks, Android tablets and smart phones as they will not be provided. Laptops or desktops will be provided for classes that are located at the Rhinelander, Nicolet Campus locations or Minocqua, Nicolet – Lakeland Center. However, students are welcome to bring their own laptops.

Tips To Protect Data and Avoid Identity Theft

Course #: 6010362408
Course Description:

Can you recognize a scam or if you are being trolled on social media? How safe is Wi-Fi internet access? How do bad guys get inside your smartphone? How do you know if those strange warning messages you receive are legitimate? Personal computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones can be targets for online criminals. Be smart and don’t give thieves and predators an opportunity to gain access to your personal and financial information. This class will cover numerous ways you can protect your devices and data, including tips for protecting yourself on home or public Wi-Fi, social media, safeguarding your smartphone, identifying safe emails and text messages to avoid phishing, using/updating strong passwords, apps to protect you, protection of your credit/debit cards, and what to do when you think a scammer has contacted you.

Class No: 3247
Delivery: Class
Fees Under 62: $31.00
Fees Over 62: $25.00
Instructor: Ley
Meetings:
Mon/Wed at Northwoods Center 110

Students are encouraged to bring their own personal devices specific to the class such iPads, Chromebooks, Android tablets and smart phones as they will not be provided. Laptops or desktops will be provided for classes that are located at the Rhinelander, Nicolet Campus locations or Minocqua, Nicolet – Lakeland Center. However, students are welcome to bring their own laptops.

Up and Running with Google Photos

Course #: 6010362309
Course Description:

Google Photos has become the favorite app for backing up and storing the thousands of flower or dog photos we’ve taken over the years. Not only does it store all your photos free it has unlimited storage, built in tagging tools, and ‘Rediscover this day’, it also automatically groups your photos and videos creating animations, collages, movies and stories for you. There have been some major updates to Google Photos for iPhone, iPads and Android devices. This course will get you familiar with the Google Photos app on all devices. We'll start by getting the app set up for the first time, making sure the app is logged in to your Google account, and that it's set to sync properly. Next we'll see how you can work with all your photos on the Google website using fantastic built in tools. We'll talk about how to view and organize your photos and search for that photo you want. We'll look at the built-in editing tools so you can get your photos polished and looking great and we'll finish by taking a look at the sharing options, so you can send your photos to your friends and family. Get ready to check out Google's photo library, storage, and synchronization tool.

Class No: 3248
Delivery: Class
Fees Under 62: $31.00
Fees Over 62: $25.00
Instructor: Ley
Meetings:
Mon/Wed at Northwoods Center 110

Your Computer and Device Questions Answered

Course #: 6010362403
Course Description:

Are you trying to send a photo or document via email? Do you know how to add contacts to your email, smartphone, or tablet? Do you think your computer is infected? We’ll answer your quick questions and verify the status of your computer. Note: Computer repair is not a part of this class. However, your instructor will be able to make recommendations if your computer has issues.

Class No: 3246
Delivery: Class
Fees Under 62: $31.00
Fees Over 62: $25.00
Instructor: Ley
Meetings:
Mon/Wed at Northwoods Center 110

Students are encouraged to bring their own personal devices specific to the class such iPads, Chromebooks, Android tablets and smart phones as they will not be provided. Laptops or desktops will be provided for classes that are located at the Rhinelander, Nicolet Campus locations or Minocqua, Nicolet – Lakeland Center. However, students are welcome to bring their own laptops.

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