Making sense of Windows 10

Course Dates: 02/03/22
Time: 09:30 - 17:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Are you using all the features of Windows 10? Do you know how to navigate your way round it? Are you unsure about Edge and Cortana? This course will help you get to grips with this new operating system. It will open doors to the main elements of the software, as well as some of its less accessible applications and tools.
This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
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Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £45.00

Course Code: CWF02

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Wed, day, 02 Mar - 02 Mar '22

Duration: 1 session

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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?

We aim to cover the following:
• 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...

do some or all of the below:
• 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.

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

You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment with an emphasis on your discovering how to do and complete tasks, with guidance from the tutor. You will work on your own and with other students on different tasks so you are always practising important in-demand life and work skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, prioritising, negotiating, collaborating and independence. You will learn in a step by step manner so you can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually so you know how to improve and how to work in a way that improves your learning. You will need to do work outside the classroom and use Google Classroom to help you.

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

You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a folder to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and a code for Google classroom so you can communicate with classmates and access materials, videos etc. online.

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

There are a number of courses you could do either at the same time or after this course. These include:
• Becoming confident with online communication: Zoom
• Becoming confident on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: for complete beginners
• Becoming confident with mobile data: managing and syncing your files across your laptop, smartphone and tablet
• Becoming confident in digital security: how to protect your data and privacy on your PC, Internet and smartphone
• Becoming confident in file management on your PC
• Becoming a MORE confident digital citizen: online and on your computer
• Becoming confident on the cloud: a new way of sharing and collaborating (Google)
• Becoming confident on the cloud: a new way of sharing and collaborating (One Drive)
• Learning to use your iPhone
• Learning to use your smartphone (Android)
• Becoming confident on Office 365 and its most important apps: an introduction
• Becoming confident in Excel 365
• Becoming confident on Outlook 365
• Becoming confident on Word 365
• Becoming confident on PowerPoint 365
• Becoming MORE confident on PowerPoint 365 (intermediate)

You can also do courses with exams:
• Essential digital skills for work (level 1)
• Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra)

There also many English, maths and office skills courses you can do. Ask your tutor or contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 for more details.

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