Stepping Up Computer Classes

Stepping Up is an initiative of the 20/20 communications trust, a not-for-profit community trust. Each class module, called a ‘digital step’, takes two hours to complete. Click the button below to see a list of upcoming classes and register. 

We run two courses per week and repeat the courses on a monthly rotation. All classes are in the Library Training Room and registrations are required.

Please note that classes may change at any time due to demand.

Weekly

Tuesday 1-3pm

CV Workshop

You will be guided through the process to develop your CV and cover letter, using the computers in the training room. It will cover: personal statement, skills , work history, education, interests and hobbies as well as Referees.

Week 1

Monday 1-3pm

Skype

  • Create an account
  • Search, request and add contacts
  • Video and telephone calls
  • Webcams

Wednesday 10:30-12:30pm

Facebook

  • Create a Facebook account
  • Posting to your wall
  • Accepting and sending friend requests
  • Sending private messages
  • Privacy settings

Week 2

Monday 1-3pm

Computer Basics with Word

Learn about basic formatting and how to use Word to create documents

  • Creating a document
  • Entering, selecting and formatting text
  • Paragraph alignment and line spacing
  • Saving a document
  • Retrieving a document

Wednesday 10:30-12:30pm

Email

For those who already have an email account and want to learn more

  • Navigating around your email account
  • Adding an address to your contacts list
  • Sending, receiving, replying and forwarding emails
  • Sending, receiving and saving an attachment
  • Creating folders for groups
  • Recognising SPAM and other potentially harmful email

Week 3

Monday 1-3pm

TradeMe

You will learn how to buy and sell goods using TradeMe

  • Create a TradeMe account
  • Browse in a range of topics
  • Save auctions to your Watchlist
  • Sending questions to sellers
  • Reserve prices and auto-bidding

Wednesday 10:30-12:30pm

Introduction to Tablets

  • The differences between a PC and a Tablet
  • Touch, tap, swipe, pinch, hold and drag
  • Connecting to WiFi
  • Set up security
  • Surfing the Web
  • How to download and install Apps (programmes)
  • How to use your tablet for e-Reading

Week 4

Monday 1-3pm

Digital Photos

This course will help you manage and share your photos from your camera and/or Smartphone

  • Transfer photos from your digital camera to a computer
  • Sharing your camera's digital photos with family and friends
  • Transfer photos from your Smartphone to a computer
  • Share your photos directly from your Smartphone

Wednesday 10:30-12:30pm

Ancestry - Library Edition

You will learn tips for effective searching on Ancestry, including records that are available in the UK and New Zealand

  • Search tips for using Ancestry
  • Record collections for New Zealand
  • Record collections for the UK
  • Viewing Public Member Trees
  • How to send records home from the library