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If you're new to computers, or just new to Microsoft Windows 7, this course will get you up to speed fast. In just six weeks, you'll make the transition from helpless beginner to happy PC user.
We'll start with the absolute basics: the computer terms and skills everyone else assumes you already know. (And soon, you will know them!) Then you'll explore some fun Windows 7 features that let you personalize your screen so it suits your style and your specific needs. You'll also learn about some handy gadgets you can put on your computer desktop for work or play.
Next, you'll find out how to type and edit text so you can easily create emails or documents. You'll also learn how to save and organize your work so it's always a snap to find your files. In addition, you'll discover how to save and organize photos, fix the annoying "red eye" caused by flash cameras, and use basic photo editing techniques like cropping.
After that, you'll pick up some tips that will help you search the Web like an expert using the Internet Explorer web browser that comes with Windows 7. You'll also learn how to use flash drives, CDs, and DVDs, and how to protect your system against viruses and other threats.
In each lesson, you'll find fun games and practical, hands-on activities to help you master your new skills. By the time you're done, you'll know the Windows 7 operating system from top to bottom—and you'll be using it like a pro!
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
How does it work? Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Today it's time to have some fun with photographs. In today's lesson, you'll learn to use Windows Live Photo Gallery to get pictures from a camera into your computer. You'll learn some tips for organizing those photos. And you'll also learn how to rotate pictures that are sideways, delete any awful pictures you'd rather nobody ever see, and print all your favorite photos on paper.
The Internet is home to popular Web sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, ed2go, and many others. I'm sure many of you have seen reference to .com sites in ads and elsewhere. If you don't have a lot of computer experience, you might find it difficult to get to the many things you hear about on the Web. But not after this lesson! Today, I'll teach you how to use Internet Explorer, the program that provides access to all of those popular Web sites.
Managing files and folders is one of those computer skills that every computer user needs to know. In many work and school environments, people just assume you know how to manage files, and they rarely provide any details on how to accomplish things like copying, moving, or renaming files and folders. Today's lesson will explain how to do those very things that others assume you already know how to do.
In this lesson, you'll expand your file management skills by learning how to delete and recover files. You'll learn how to select multiple files to work with so you don't always have to manage your files one at a time. And we'll discuss how to copy files to and from removable media like flash drives, CDs, and DVDs.
Your computer is an investment of money, and the pictures and other files you store on your computer are an investment of time. You might even have some photos or other files that are so precious the thought of losing them causes you anxiety. What you need to do is protect those files. And that's just what this chapter is all about—how to use the tools and techniques that are built right into Windows to help you protect your valuable time and files!
In our final lesson, you'll learn some more techniques for protecting your computer, including using resources for free protection from viruses and spyware. You'll learn how to remove programs you no longer want or need. You'll learn how to copy and paste text and create screenshots. And you'll discover some great timesaving tips and shortcuts, as well as resources for helping yourself so you don't have to be so dependent on others.
Note: This course is not suitable for Macintosh users or people using Windows XP or Windows Vista.
I thought the course was great. Having never taken a computer course since DOS this filled in a lot of gaps.
This was my first online course. I liked it a lot...I picked up some good tips and tricks. I would say it was a good review and solidified what I knew.
Thank you so much for offering this course online. It was very helpful to me. I learned a lot about Windows 7 that I was not aware of!
This was my first experience taking an online class of any kind---I enjoyed it! I liked having two lessons each week and the option to take up to two weeks to complete each lesson. The guidelines of the course were made very clear, and I liked that as well.
This course was extremely helpful to me. I came into this course with very little knowledge about computers, and found the course work to be challenging, but understandable. This is an excellent course for beginners. The instructor does a great job of explaining the terminology of computers, something I had not understood prior to taking this class. I highly recommend this class, especially for beginners.
The course was very helpful to me in my effort to bridge the gap between Windows XP and Windows 7. I found the course interesting and helpful. Thank you very much.
I am 77 years old and I have to say I was a little nervous about taking a computer class. I had just purchased a new computer with Windows 7 and I knew nothing about this operating system. Once I got started, I really enjoyed the lessons and learned so much. I really appreciated being able to print out the lessons to keep as a reference guide for later as well...Thank you!
I can't believe how much my computer skills have grown in six weeks! The instructor made it so easy to learn and explained everything in a very understandable manner. I was so impressed with this course that I am now enrolled in another course.
Great course! I have been using computers for years and yet learned a lot from this course.
This was the best course for a first time computer student. I have been struggling for a long time just trying to navigate around my computer. Most of the time I just threw my hands up in the air and wanted to give up. Now I feel more confident and ready to learn more. Thank you for offering this course for absolute beginners. I loved it!
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