A short introduction to Windows 10

Course Dates: 17/06/18
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

New to Windows 10? Unsure about Edge and Cortana? Join this course and get to grips with this new operating system. This friendly introduction will open doors to the main elements of the software, as well as some of its less accessible applications and tools.

Description

What is the course about?

Windows 10 is the most powerful operating system that Microsoft has ever made, but it's also the most complex. This course will help you get to grips with its new features and enable you to make the most of its features such as the Cortana voice assistant, Edge browser and multiple desktops. You will focus on the different menus including the Start menu and the learn about the desktop environment and how it differs from previous versions of Windows. You will learn how to customise Windows 10 – for example by adding keyboard shortcuts – and change settings. You will focus on and learn how to make the most of the ‘tiles’ system and the different apps. We will look at how to pin items to the start menu and taskbar, how to use file explorer and how to manage your files and folders as well as search and view your drives and files. You will learn how to make the most of Cortana, Windows 10's built-in digital assistant and how it can help you gather important information, manage your schedule, send messages, ring your phone and more. We will also look at Edge, the default Microsoft browser, and practise common actions like blocking pop-ups, managing favourites and sending web notes. Finally, we will focus on security issues such as protecting your passwords and also troubleshooting any issues.

What will we cover?

• the different menus including the Start menu and learning about the desktop environment and how it differs from previous versions of Windows
• how to customise Windows 10 – for example by adding keyboard shortcuts – and change settings
• how to make the most of the ‘tiles’ system and the different apps
• how to pin items to the start menu and taskbar
• how to use file explorer and manage your files and folders as well as search and view your drives and files
• how to make the most of Cortana, Windows 10's built-in digital assistant, and how it can help you gather important information, manage your schedule, send messages, ring your phone and more
• Edge, the default Microsoft browser, and practise common actions like blocking pop-ups, managing favourites and sending web notes
• security issues such as protecting your passwords
• troubleshooting any issues.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• use Windows 10 with increased confidence
• use the different menus including the Start menu
• identify key features of the desktop environment, navigate around it and identify how it differs from previous versions of Windows
• customise Windows 10 – for example by adding keyboard shortcuts – and change settings
• make the most of the ‘tiles’ system and the different apps
• pin items to the start menu and taskbar
• use file explorer and manage your files and folders as well as search and view your drives and files
• make the most of Cortana, Windows 10's built-in digital assistant, and use it to gather important information, manage your schedule, send messages, ring your phone
• use Edge, the default Microsoft browser, to complete common actions such as blocking pop-ups, managing favourites and sending web notes
• use Window 10’s security elements – for example to protect your passwords
• troubleshoot a variety of issues.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is designed to help anyone new to Windows 10 or who has been using it but wants to use it more efficiently. You should be able to use a mouse and keyboard and be familiar with basics computer use but no specialist knowledge or skills is required. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions and take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations. Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class. Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This will be a practical hands-on course. You will be encouraged to practise as much as possible. An interactive whiteboard will help make demonstrations easy to understand. It will be a relaxed learning environment and step by step learning will help you become more skilled. You will have lots of opportunities to ask questions and address areas you need help in. Each student has their own computer. You will receive regular handouts and information via Google classroom so you can practise at home.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please also bring a folder, pens and paper. There are no additional costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

This course is part of our general digital skills programme. There are a number of courses you could do either at the same time or after this course. We have our Complete Course for Beginners series, which includes: Becoming Confident on your Computer, Becoming Confident on the Internet, Becoming Confident with Emails. We also have courses with qualifications such as: Digital Skills Award: A Complete Course for Beginners, ITQ Level 1 award, ECDL Levels 2 and 3. We run a number of courses aimed specifically at the digital skills needed to work in an office or other administrative environment. For example, we run courses in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel where you will study what you need to work in an office. We also run a general course called IT Skills for the Office: an introduction. Other courses you could do at the same time or after this course include: From email to the cloud, Becoming an online citizen. Your tutor will advise you on the best course.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
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Course Code: CWIN10

Sun, day, 17 Jun - 17 Jun '18

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £39.00
Senior fee: £31.00
Concession: £20.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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