Computer Class Descriptions

 

Introduction to Computers (one-part course)

For the computer novice, a hands-on introduction to the basic skills needed to use a computer. No computer knowledge required.

 

Introduction to Computers Part 1

For the computer novice, a hands-on introduction to mouse skills and Microsoft Windows.  No computer knowledge required.

 

Introduction to Computers Part 2

A continuation of computer basics for the beginner. Learn more about working with Microsoft Windows, including opening, saving, and printing files. Basic computer and mouse skills required.

 

Introduction to Internet

Learn the basics of navigating the World Wide Web. Basic computer and mouse skills required.

 

Advanced Internet

Discover more sophisticated techniques for successfully searching the World Wide Web. Previous Internet experience required.

 

Introduction to E-mail

Discover the fun and learn the 'netiquette' of e-mail. Basic computer, mouse and Internet skills required.

 

Advanced E-mail

Learn how to e-mail like a pro: send attachments, create mail folders, establish address books, and filter junk mail. Previous e-mail experience required.

 

Introduction to Word Part 1

Learn the basics of word processing. Find out how to create, edit, and format simple documents using Microsoft Word 2000. Basic computer and mouse skills required.

 

Introduction to Word Part 2

Learn some of the additional features of Microsoft Word 2000, including how to cut and paste.  Previous MS Word experience required.

 

Introduction to PowerPoint

Learn how to create professional-quality presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint 2000.  Basic computer and mouse skills required.  Previous Microsoft Office experience helpful.

 

Introduction to Excel

Learn how to create a simple spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel 2000.  Basic computer and mouse skills required.  Previous Microsoft Office experience helpful.

 

Introduction to the Library Catalog

Learn how to search for materials using the library’s new and improved online catalog.  Basic computer, mouse, and Internet skills required.

 

Introduction to Online Research and Databases

Discover the treasury of research databases available only through your library.  Better than Google, these databases give you free access to back issues of Consumer Reports and the Albany Times Union, business, medical, and genealogical information, and so much more! Basic computer, mouse, and Internet skills required.

 

Health Information At Your Fingertips!

Learn how to research health and medical information using ‘Health & Wellness Resource Center,’ one of Albany Public Library’s online databases.  Basic computer, mouse, and Internet skills required.

 

Introduction to eBay

Learn the basics of bidding and buying on eBay, a leading online auction site.  Basic computer and Internet skills, and a current e-mail account are required.

 

Safe Surfing

Learn about spam, spyware, viruses, phishing, and how to protect your privacy and safety on the Internet.

Last updated: September 12, 2014