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Analyze with Excel® 2016, Advanced

The final Excel® class in this series takes you to the next level of data manipulation and presentation. You will learn about consolidating multiple worksheets, creating and using pivot tables, sharing data with Word® 2016 and PowerPoint® 2016 and making macros work for you. Prerequisite: Analyze with Excel® 2016 Basics and Beyond the Basics or equivalent experience. Instructor, Yolanda Edwards.

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Analyze with Excel® 2016, Basics

Do you need a new way to analyze and collect your data? Microsoft® Excel® 2016 can do just that! In this level one class, you will learn all about Excel® 2016 workbooks, worksheets, cells and how to manipulate them to help you do work. You will also learn how to customize the look and feel of worksheets and cells, enter basic formulas and create a simple graph with the data you input.

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Analyze with Excel® 2016, Beyond the Basics

Now that you have a good foundation, Beyond the Basics will give you a more extensive look within the world of Excel®. More time is given to making and customizing graphs, working with complex functions and manipulating data to achieve your goals. You will learn how to sort and filter data, conditionally format data and explore the ins and outs of Microsoft® Excel® 2016. Prerequisite: Analyze with Excel® 2016, Basics or equivalent experience.

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Become an Expert in Windows® 10

Join us in our newly updated lab, which now contains Windows® 10 and Microsoft® Office® 2016. Explore and browse with Microsoft Edge™ to discover new ways to read and write on the web. Learn about the start menu changes, the settings as opposed to the control panel changes, the start menu tiles, Task View, File Explorer and the Action Center.

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Blogging 101

Blogging is the biggest social media and technology trend right now. Whether you are wanting to express your opinions or turn your thoughts into an interactive web platform, blogging is the medium you are looking for. Join Pamela Stephens in this class where you will explore various types of blogging sites from Blogger to Wordpress to Penzu and even start one of your own.

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Design Power with Publisher® 2016

Did you know that there is one application in Microsoft® Office® 2016 where you can create slick business cards, flyers, newsletters, blog posts, professional-looking brochures, invitations and more? Microsoft® Publisher® can help you create what you want and need without investing a lot of money and time in a complicated application. You will explore Publisher®'s features while working with text, graphics and drawing tools to create several different documents during class. You will even learn to export publications as web pages and PDF documents. No design skill needed. Instructor, Pamela Stephens.

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Google Basics- Docs, Forms, Gmail™

Do you have a Google phone? Do you use Google? Today, Google does more than it ever has before. Using Google Docs, you can create and store documents and spreadsheets online that are accessible from any computer anywhere. Collaborate with team members regardless of where they are located. Learn to format text, use tables, include graphs, format spreadsheets and keep, sort and filter lists in Google's database feature. If you already have a Google account, bring your email and password information. If you are not currently a Google user, we will set you up with a free Google account at the beginning of class. Instructor is Pamela Stephens.

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Internet Browsers & Email Basics

Learn what the web is all about! In a course specifically designed for seniors, you will explore the web, learn about and use several search engines, including the new Windows® 10 browser Microsoft Edge™ and set up and manage favorite sites for repeated use. Make your web browsing more efficient by learning various shortcuts. You will also set up an email account using Gmail™ while learning how to send, receive and format email; create an address book; manage email using folders and how to add attachments to your email. Instructor, Pamela Stephens.

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Introduction to Computers

This class is for individuals who are new to the computer and will be taught at a beginners pace. You will learn the basics in a hands-on environment. You will gain an understanding of computer software, hardware and peripherals; understand and use desktop objects; examine Windows® elements; and understand computer security. There are no pre-requisites for this class. Instructor Yolanda Edwards has taught the Microsoft® Office® applications in the business sector for more than 20 years and earned her Microsoft® Office® Specialist Expert Certification in 2001.

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Introduction to Computers & Windows® 10

Are you interested in upgrading your computer, but haven’t had a chance to introduce yourself to Windows® 10? This course includes the very basics of navigating Windows® 10, provides correct terminology and touches on the basics of the newest update of Microsoft® Office 2016 applications. You will learn how to use the start menu and taskbar; move and resize windows; create and manage files, folders and libraries; and search for content on your computer. You will also create shortcuts and change system settings. Finally, you will browse the web with the new Windows 10® browser, Microsoft Edge™. This hands-on course provides a basic foundation for future computer classes. Instructor Pamela Stephens is a retired NEISD Instructional Technology Specialist.

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iPad® and iPhone® Basics for Beginners

Are you new to the world of the iPad® and/or iPhone®? Come and learn about the basics of iPad® and iPhone® usage. This course will take you from out-of-the-box to confident computing with your device. Bring your iPad® and/or iPhone® to class and make sure it is fully charged and up to date. You WILL need to have your iTunes® (Apple®) username and password with you and your four digit passcode if you have set that up on your device. Instructor, Pamela Stephens.

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iPad® and iPhone® Beyond the Basics

Discover even more things your iPad® and iPhone® can do and some of the must-have apps for your devices. We will take an in-depth look at settings for your device that will help your usage as well as some apps that you should definitely download and begin using right away. Bring your iPad® and/or iPhone® to class fully charged and up to date. Prerequisite: iPad®/iPhone® Basics for Beginners or have equivalent knowledge. Instructor, Pamela Stephens.

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Microsoft® Access® 2016, Level 1

You don’t have to be a computer programmer to create a database that manages your data. Manage your home finances or even your small business using Access® 2016. In this class, you will learn how to manage quick and easy data in a relational database. You will create new tables to store your data; design forms to enter the data into a table; create queries to filter the data and create reports to present the data. Instructor, Yolanda Edwards.

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Microsoft® Access® 2016, Level 2

In Level 2, you will build on the learning from Level 1 to include joining tables to extract data from multiple tables, creating sub-forms to view and/or enter data into multiple tables simultaneously, creating advanced queries, sharing data with Microsoft® Word® to create a mail merge and designing custom reports. Instructor, Yolanda Edwards.

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Organizing with OneNote® 2016

Are you looking for a cleaner, more compact way of organizing your school notes or maybe even your small business or home finances? OneNote® allows you to create separate notebooks, create and format notes, insert and copy content and URLs, add tags, perform a search in a notebook, organize the notes and share the notebook. Put that pen and paper away and organize through OneNote®.

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Proficient in PowerPoint® 2016, Level 1

Boost your technical knowledge with learning the basics of the newest update of Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2016. Follow step-by-step instructions for creating presentations; adding new slides; using spell check; saving a presentation; previewing a presentation; inserting clip art; moving and re-sizing objects; using graphic images from the Internet; moving, copying and deleting slides; adding transitions; adding animations; and applying a template.

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Proficient in PowerPoint® 2016, Level 2

Now that you’ve mastered the basics of PowerPoint®, learn the advanced features this application has to offer. Learn how to insert and customize an audio file, a video file, a hyperlink and action buttons; customize and apply animation to text and objects; and set up a slide show, which involves rehearsing slide timings and recording the slide show.

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Surviving Public Speaking with PowerPoint® 2016

If you’re tired of mediocre presentations that bore listeners and feel that connecting with your audience is a monumental challenge then come to this class. Instructor Pamela Stephens will show you how to make custom presentations using a variety of software and online information sharing and collaboration tools like Prezi, Emaze and Google Slides (must already have a Google account). Discover how the new PowerPoint® 2016 can be used as a tool to create visually stunning experiences for your clients, co-workers and organizations and create engagement with your audience.

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The World of Word® 2016, Level 1

Does it take longer than it should to create your Word® documents? Come join us in our newly updated lab to learn the efficient way to create, edit and customize your correspondence, proposals, reports and agendas. Master the shortcuts that will streamline your document creation and assure you of a professional looking product. Work on two documents simultaneously, sharing information by cutting, copying and pasting. Learn to set tabs and work with basic tables while performing the page setup operations of margins, backgrounds, page breaks and sections.

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The World of Word® 2016, Level 2

Learn the finer points of Word® that will further streamline your document development time. You will master sophisticated tables, learn mail merge and explore the new Word® templates and graphics. Give your documents that professional look in a fraction of the time you're spending now. Learn to easily add an Excel® chart to your Word® document to illustrate your data with more than words.

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Weebly - Create a FREE Website Today!

Build your own website today! The drag and drop features of this FREE online app make it simple to create a powerful, professional website without any tech skills required. Build your website in real time, right from within your web browser. You will need an email account to setup and create an online account with Weebly. Bring a flash drive with photos, text, videos, etc., that you would like to include on your Weebly website. Instructor, Pamela Stephens.

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