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Mac Basics: Mastering Your Mac

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Jamie Pollock
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Enhance your iMac or MacBook Pro experience with full-screen apps, multiple desktops, trackpad gestures & dictation. Learn to easily manage macOS using System Settings & Control Center & gain full control of your Mac.

Class description

What started out as friendship soon blossomed into a full-blown love affair!

Building on my “Focus on Foundations” class, “Mastering Your Mac” will show you why there’s even more to love about your Mac computer.

In part 2 of this 3-part introductory series, we'll take a deeper dive into the practical how-tos of using your Mac computer's powerful (but user-friendly) features.

We'll go over everything from trackpad gestures & saving options to display settings and the launchpad, giving you detailed instructions for getting the most out of your Mac. You'll learn about features like dictation, AirDrop, AirPlay, & AirPrint that will make your Mac even more exciting and easier to use than ever before.

Before we’re done, I'll equip you with powerful tips & tricks that allow you to do more with less effort & anxiety. Work smarter while avoiding frustration by learning what you need to know to make your Mac computer work for you!

Let yourself fall in love with your Mac all over again. Reignite your passion by enrolling in this class, & join me in unlocking the amazing potential of your Mac computer!


You'll learn about:

  • Using multiple touch gestures on the Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse
  • Multiple virtual Desktops, Full screen apps, and Missions Control
  • Using Launchpad to find all your applications
  • Apple’s saving options and built in Versioning
  • Use Dictation instead of typing
  • Getting in control of Notifications
  • Controlling macOS using System Settings
  • Continuity and Handoff
  • What is AirDrop, AirPlay, and AirPrint
  • Introduction to iCloud and Apple ID
  • Where to find your Account and Payment Information


By enrolling in any LIVE class by Royalwise, you'll also receive a recording of that class as a free bonus so you can pause, rewind, watch, & rewatch at your own pace for maximum retention.

Each Royalwise class is recorded live, & an edited copy is published to the course page within two weeks of the recording date. A notification will be sent to you within your OWLS portal once the recording is available.

While you wait, be sure to complete any of the quizzes or questionnaires, download any notes or handouts that you may have missed before class, & get any remaining questions answered in the class discussions forum.


Bundle & save! 

Enroll in Jamie’s Mac Basics series & get the most out of your Apple computer! With this 3-part Mac training series for beginners, you’ll gain the skills & confidence to use your iMac or MacBook Pro laptop like an expert. Act now & save 20% by purchasing all three courses as a bundle for just $135.

Don’t miss this chance to upgrade your Mac skills. Grab this special offer now & start your journey toward Mac mastery today!


Why pay separately when you can save 20% by bundling? Buy all three together for $135!






Instructional Level

Beginner to Intermediate

Course Length

2 hours

Course Credits

2 CPE, Certificate of Completion

Field of Study


Delivery Method

QAS/Self Study/Blended

Who should take this class?

  • Macintosh (Apple) computer owners that want to learn about their computer

Watch it again later

You'll have lifetime access to the on-demand course including all handouts and class material. You'll also be able to ask questions in the Q&A forum and get answers, even years later. You can pause, rewind, speed up, and watch again and again as you apply what you learn to each situation as it crops up.


Course Updated: February 2023
Course Page Updated: February 2023


Here is the course outline:

1. Download the Handout

Download the handout that goes with the course.

Download the handout here

2. Mac Basics: Mastering Your Mac (2023)

Enhance your iMac or MacBook Pro experience with full-screen apps, multiple desktops, trackpad gestures & dictation. Learn to easily manage macOS using System Settings & Control Center & gain full control of your Mac.

1 - Mastering Your Mac Agenda and Overview
2 - Exploring "The Finder"
3 - Notification Center and Using Widgets
4 - Working with SIRI
5 -The Spotlight Search
6 -Using Dictation for Texts, Emails, Notes, and Apps
7 - System Settings
8 - Full Screen, Split Screen, and Mission Control
9 - Magic Mouse Control and Gestures
10 - Trackpad Control and Gestures
11 - Apple ID and iCloud
12 - AirPlay, AirDrop, Additional Tips and Tricks

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!

Participation Quiz


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Royalwise CPE Certificate
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