Technology Classes

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  • Computers at VBPL branches have Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013.  
  • Computers at the Joint-Use Library have Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016.​
  • All classes are free and require online registration unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Please go to our online calendar​ to browse upcoming classes and to register.

​​​Computer Basics

Computers for Beginners
Learn the basics of using a computer through hands-on activities. 
Handouts:  ​Computers for Beginners Student Outline

​Internet for Beginners
Learn how to use a web browser to access the web and practice useful strategies for finding and evaluating information on the internet. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners.
Handouts: Internet for Beginners Student Outline | Internet for Beginners Worksheet

Beyond the Basics

Please note:

  • ​​We encourage you to bring a USB drive to save your work so you can continue practicing your new skills after class

Getting Started with Google Drive
Explore cloud-based storage with Google Drive. Learn how to create, upload, organize, and share documents from any internet capable device. Prerequisites: Ability to use mouse, keyboard, and Internet or have Taken Internet for Beginners.
Handouts: Getting Started with Google Drive Student Outline | Test File 1 | Test File 2 | Test File 3

Creating Documents with Google Docs
Get to know Google Docs, a cloud-based document creator that brings word processing into your browser. Learn how to create, edit, upload, and share documents from any internet capable device. Prerequisites: Ability to create and upload simple documents or have taken Getting Started with Google Drive.
Handouts: Creating Documents with Google Docs Student Outline | Blank Document 1 | Test Recipe | Strawberries | Final Recipe

Managing Data with Google Sheets
Manage your data online with Google Sheets. Learn how to add, edit, and share spreadsheets and more from any internet capable device. Prerequisites: Ability to access and use Google Drive or have taken Getting Started with Google Drive.
Handouts: Managing Data with Google Sheets Student Outline | Spreadsheet 1

Creating Slideshows with Google Slides
Create polished presentations online with Google Slides. Learn how to add, edit, and share slideshows from any internet capable device.  Prerequisites: Ability to access and use Google Drive or have taken Getting Started with Google Drive.
Handouts: Creating Slideshows with Google Slides Student Outline | Blank Presentation 1 | Decorated Cookies | Mixing | Oven | Unbaked Cookies

Microsoft Excel for Beginners 
Learn to enter data and use basic formulas to create simple spreadsheets. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners. 
Handouts: ​​ Microsoft Excel for Beginners Student Outline  ​|  Excel 2013 Quick Reference Card​ | ​Excel 2016 Quick Reference Card​

​Microsoft Excel Intermediate 
Learn more about working with data using formatting, graphics and charts, and sorting/filtering. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel or have taken Microsoft Excel for Beginners
Handouts: Microsoft Excel Intermediate Student Outline | Excel Intermedi​ate Practice Workb​ook.xlsx | 
Excel 2013 Quick Reference Card​ Excel 2016 Quick Reference Card​​  

​Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners 
Learn how to create and edit simple presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to use Microsoft Word or have taken Microsoft Word for Beginners
Handouts: PowerPoint for Beginners Student Outline | PowerPoint 2013 Quick Reference Card​ |  PowerPoint 2016 Quick Reference Card​

​Microsoft PowerPoint Intermediate 
Learn how to add transitions, animations, and different slideshow options to your presentations. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or have taken Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners
Handouts: Microsoft PowerPoint Intermediate Student Outline | PowerPoint 2013 Quick Reference Card​ |
 PowerPoint 2016 Quick Reference Card​​ 

​Microsoft Word for Beginners 
Learn how to complete common basic tasks, including creating and formatting simple documents. Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer mouse/keyboard or have taken Computers for Beginners
Handouts: ​ Word for Beginners Student Outline Flyer Project |Flyer Project Text  
Word for Beginners Student Outline Holiday Letter Project |Holiday Annual Letter Text  |  Word 2013 Quick Reference Card  |  Word 2016 Quick Reference Card​

​Microsoft Word Intermediate 
Learn more about inserting and formatting different elements into a basic document. Prerequisites: Ability to create simple documents using Microsoft Word or have taken Micros​oft Word for Beginners
Handouts: Word Intermediate Student Outline | Word Intermediate Mock Business Plan​ |  Word 2013 Quick Reference Card  |  Word 2016 Quick Reference Card​​​​

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