CRDL Computer Class Descriptions
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Classes in the Burgess Adult Computer Lab are free, but space is limited.  Pre-registration is required.  Click here to check the current class schedule and to register for a class. 
General Computing Classes   Microsoft Office Classes
Mastering the Mouse   Basic Word
Computer and Internet Basics   Intermediate Word
Basic Windows   Basic Excel
Files and Folders    
Computer Security   Internet Classes
Internet Genealogy   Basic Email
eReaders   Intermediate Email
Your iPad   Basic Internet
    Intermediate Internet
    Facebook 1
    Facebook 2

General Computing Classes
Mastering the Mouse:  This class offers participants a chance to improve "mousing" skills during a supervised practice session. We will use the Mouse Tutorial software program and practice "clicking and dragging" and selecting text.
Computer and Internet Basics:  This class will define basic computer terms and focus on skills such as using a mouse and navigating the desktop. We will also cover Internet terminology, how to use the browser, navigate the Internet and conduct a simple search.  This class has been designed for participants with no prior experience with computers.
Basic Windows:  Participants will have a chance to learn and practice valuable Microsoft Windows skills such as navigating and sizing several windows and file management. We will also review common Windows symbols and conventions as well as commonly used Control Panel functions such as Display configuration and Printer control.
Files and Folders:  This class offers participants a chance to create folders and move files so you can take that long list of files and put them into neatly organized folders.
Computer Security:  This explains the threats of spyware and viruses, and explores different ways of removing and protecting your computer from them. We will also offer tips on how to keep your hard drive clean.
Internet Genealogy:  Have you heard that you can find your long lost relatives online but aren't sure where to start?  Get acquainted with the many resources available at CRDL, including Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest as well as many reputable, free online sites.
eReaders:  Do you have an eReader? Are you thinking about getting one but not sure which one? We'll teach you everything you need to know about eReaders, how to choose the right one, and how to download free books from your Chippewa River District Library.
Your iPad:  So now you own an what?  iPad basics, apps, the app store, downloading free books from your Chippewa River District Library and more.
Microsoft Office Classes
Basic Word:  Basic Word will cover opening a saved document, starting a new document, editing, spell checking and other basic functions of MS word.
Intermediate Word:  We'll take what we learned in Basic Word a little father by doing things like changing margins and create tables in a Word document.
Basic Excel:  Participants will learn about the uses of spreadsheets, and will create and edit a spreadsheet that includes data and formulas.
Internet Classes
Basic Email:  You will learn how to get started with free web-based e-mail (like Yahoo! and Hotmail). Participants should have an e-mail address before the class starts (we can help you set this up before the class). The class will cover sending, receiving and managing the mail account.
Intermediate Email:  Now that you have an email, what can you do with it?  This class will cover retrieving and sending attachments in your e-mail. We will open and send attachments as well as scan photos for e-mailing. Perfect for learning how to send family pictures!
Basic Internet:  This class will cover Internet terminology, how to use the browser, navigate the Internet and conduct a simple search.
Intermediate Internet:  We will focus on searching, search techniques and finding the information you really want. We will also look at subscription Internet sites available at CRDL.
Facebook 1:  Facebook 1 participants will learn about social networking in general but specifically, Facebook. We'll learn how to set up an account and determine which privacy settings we want on our account. We will also discuss some potential dangers with social networking sites and how to protect ourselves against them.
Facebook 2:  Facebook 2 participants will use their previously created account to interact with others and learn the 'what you can do basics' of Facebook. This will include adding friends, posting to walls, uploading photos and using email and chat through Facebook.
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