Beginners are invited to learn the basics during five computer and internet classes at the Rend Lake College MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon. Instructor Whitney Waldman will cover the fundamentals of several programs and devices, including the Internet and email, PowerPoint, Excel, Pinterest, and the iPad, to give first-time users a foundation to expand their skills.
This month, Waldman will focus on the social networking site Pinterest in her class All About Pinterest. On the site, users collect and share ideas, and class participants will learn how to sign up, pin, create boards, and search for ideas. The class costs $10 and meets from 5:15 – 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the RLC MarketPlace, Room 338.
Waldman will help participants uncover the basics of the Apple iPad, from learning how to set it up, download applications, and customize important features during iPad Basics. The class costs $10 and meets from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at the RLC MarketPlace, Room 354B.
Dive into the Basics of Excel Formulas and Spreadsheets with little or no experience working in Microsoft Excel. Waldman will teach how to add, subtract, multiply and more to create formulas to simplify working in spreadsheets. The class costs $10 and meets from 5:15 – 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the RLC MarketPlace, Room 338.
If you’re new to the Internet, check out Waldman’s Internet and Email Basics course, designed to teach beginners about different browsers, links and web addresses. Once the Internet basics are down, instructions on obtaining an email account, checking the account, and sending emails will follow. The class costs $10 and meets from 5:15 – 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the RLC MarketPlace, Room 338.
The final class, Create a PowerPoint Presentation, will show novices how to insert graphics and photos, edit text, use transitions, save and share a presentation, and more on this Microsoft program. The class costs $10 and meets with Waldman from 5:15 – 7:15 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the RLC MarketPlace, Room 338.
To learn more about these classes, or any others this spring, call 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714. Pre-registration may be done in person, via phone call, or by emailing [email protected].