• Computer Savvy Seniors

2021 Course List

  • Please sign up for as many courses as you would like in the sign up form below

  • Each course is $5 or 3 courses for $12 or purchase the whole month of courses (8 courses) for $30

  • Fees can be paid by E-transfer to sgicrc@shaw.ca or dropped off at your local CRC office or can be mailed in by cheque payable to SGI CRC PO Box 95, Pender Island V0N 2M2

February

Write Your Life Story

Write Your Life Story

February 2 2021

10am – 12pm 

What can you learn from a memoir? 

Delve into autobiography writing through storytelling prompts and creative nonfiction workshop techniques. The goal of this workshop is to get you writing, and wanting to write more!

Turning your Photos into Books

Turning your Photos into Books

February 4 2021

10am – 12pm 

There is no better way to display your photos of an exotic trip or fascinating hobby than via your own book. This class will describe the new print-on-demand technology, which is revolutionary, dramatically decreasing the cost of producing books.

Introduction to Internet Safety

Introduction to Internet Safety

February 9 2021

10am – 12pm 

As our real, physical life and our presence in cyberspace converge, security on the internet becomes an important aspect of personal safety. Malwares and Cyber Scams are two common categories of security risks to most people

Basics of Google Docs

Basics of Google Docs

February 11 2021

10am – 12pm 

What can you do with Google Drive? Share documents, collaborative editing, working with Word and Excel files, photo storage, reviewing backups etc. 

E-commerce 101: strategizing your online business

E-commerce 101: strategizing your online business

February 16 2021

10am – 12pm 

Ecommerce has experienced 10 years of growth in the past year, and there’s plenty of room for more! Selling online is easy with a little planning. 

Learning Spotify

Learning Spotify

February 18 2021

10am – 12pm 

Spotify is an application for your computer or smartphone and offers an incredible catalogue of music and podcasts from all corners of the globe and spanning decades. It is also free! 

Tips for Mac Computer Users - 1on1 sessions

Tips for Mac Computer Users - 1on1 sessions

February 23 2021

10am – 12pm 

 Are you new to Mac? Sign up for 3o min 1on1 sessions with our resident Mac computer expert Tim Frick

How to Search the Web with Confidence

How to Search the Web with Confidence

February 25 2021

10am – 12pm 

From general knowledge to obscure information, everything can be found on the internet if you know how to look for it. This course will explore major search engines, wikis, Q&A sites and online publishers. 

January

Intro to Zoom

Intro to Zoom

January 5 2021

10am – 12pm 

Learn how to start a Zoom meeting from your email. We will take you through the steps of scheduling a meeting; using all of the meeting features (chat, mute, video); how to change your name and profile picture; how to host a meeting; how to share your screen, use a whiteboard etc

Intro to Facebook

Intro to Facebook

January 7 2021

10am – 12pm 

Using Facebook is easy and we can show you how! Create a Facebook profile to stay in touch with your friends and family. Learn how to add friends; use Facebook messenger; create photo albums; write on a friend’s wall; join community pages/make posts

Make your Photos Look Great: The Basics of Photo Processing

Make your Photos Look Great: The Basics of Photo Processing

January 12 2021

10am – 12pm 

Learn how to process your photos and make them look really good. The class will learn the basics of two pieces of software that will straighten horizons, crop, saturate colours, decrease or increase the dark and light areas, sharpen the  focus

Photo Presentations: Your Photos on a Pedestal

Photo Presentations: Your Photos on a Pedestal

January 14 2021

10am – 12pm 

This class assumes you are familiar with photo processing and have reached a stage where you can produce pretty good photos and are ready to show them to your friends. We will discuss and show various ways of presenting your great photos to the world.

How to Take Videos On Your Smart Phone

How to Take Videos On Your Smart Phone

January 19 2021

10 am – 12 pm 

Recording video has never been so easy or effortless. Everyone has a powerful video camera in their pocket: a smartphone. And with a little practice and access to a few key tips,

Intro to Instagram

Intro to Instagram

January 21 2021

10am – 12pm 

This course will delve into how you can set up your own Instagram account. It will cover how to find your friends and follow them; how to post photos with captions and add filters; how to make a story and tag your friends; how to change your privacy settings and how to connect to Facebook.

Instructor: Sidra Treall

Intro to Zoom 2

Intro to Zoom 2

January 26 2021

10am – 12pm 

Learn how to start a Zoom meeting from your email. We will take you through the steps of scheduling a meeting; using all of the meeting features (chat, mute, video); how to change your name and profile picture; how to host a meeting; how to share your screen, use a whiteboard etc

Intro to Gmail and Google apps

Intro to Gmail and Google apps

January 28 2021

10am – 12pm 

Email is so important these days and Gmail is the most popular platform with over 1.8 billion users worldwide. Learn how to set up a Gmail account; how to send emails; how to reply/forward; how to use Google Drive to send large files; introduction to other Google Apps.