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Macs (iMacs and MacBooks)

macOS: All The Basics Part 1


Course
Jamie Pollock
Purchase for $39

This class is great for Seniors and Beginners! We will cover the Mac Operating System (macOS), including everything you need from getting set up, to looking around, to getting work done, to printing.

MacOS Course Description

To turn it on, just push the button...

BUT WHERE’S THE BUTTON?!?

It’s easy to say hello to your new computer, but to get the most out of your new best friend...you really need a proper introduction.

So if you are new to computers or switching to Apple, then this Mac basics class will show you everything you need to get started.

We will cover features such as:  macOS (the Mac Operating System), the Finder, the Desktop, the Dock, controlling Windows, using Spotlight for finding things, how to configure your machine using System Preferences, and how to handle problems when things go wrong.

Take the mystery out of using your iMac or MacBook Pro laptop. And as you begin to learn the basics, you'll quickly see why so many people prefer the simplicity and elegance of Apple computers.

And, although this is a beginner class, we specialize in teaching “what you don’t know you don’t know,” so even intermediate Mac users will learn new and useful tricks.

Take this course and get up and running. Your new best friend has many amazing adventures in store for you...

Instructional Level

Although this is a beginner class, we specialize in “what you don’t know you don’t know,” so even intermediate Mac users will learn new and useful tricks.

Course Length

2 hours 

Course Credits

2 CPE, Certificate of Completion

Prerequisites 

  • Owning a Mac computer

Who should take this MacOS class?

  • Although this is a beginner class, we specialize in “what you don’t know you don’t know,” so even intermediate Mac users will learn new and useful tricks.

What You’ll Learn 

  •   Mac OSX
  •   The Finder
  •   Menus
  •   Installing and updating software
  •   The Dock
  •   Using a mouse or trackpad
  •   Organizing your files
  •   Spotlight
  •   Setting up a printer
  •   System Preferences
  •   Time Machine
  •   Help
  •   A ton of tips and tricks for users of all levels

 

Here is the course outline:

1. Download the Handout

Download the handout that goes with the course.

pageText Download the handout here

2. Watch the Videos - macOS: All the Basics

Start at the beginning and get a great foundation of information, whether you are new to Macs, or a Windows switcher. This class is great for Seniors and Beginners! We will cover the Mac Operating System (OS X), including everything you need from getting set up, to looking around, to getting work done, to printing. We’ll take out the mystery and fear of using your computer so that you enjoy communicating with family, friends, and work.

pageText Introduction to macOS: All the Basics Part 1
pageText Exploring the Desktop, Menu Bar, and The Dock
pageText Common Mouse and Trackpad Controls
pageText Demonstration of Common Computer Tasks
pageText The Finder - What is it?
pageText Interacting with Open Applications - How to Navigate
pageText Examples of Basic Commands (Selecting, Copy/Paste, and Keyboard Commands)
pageText Troubleshooting Issues (Beachball Curser, System Not Responding, Force Quit, Forced Shut Down)
pageText Power Cycles (Turning On, Turning Off, Restarting, Sleep Mode)
pageText Updating Your Apps and Operating System
pageText System Preference Menu Options
pageText Getting Help - Where to Go?

3. Take the Quiz

Take this quiz to demonstrate your mastery of the material. Pass the quiz with an 80% or higher to complete the Course, earn your Certificate, and win points!

quiz Participation Quiz

Completion

The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Royalwise Credit Certificate
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