Computer Classes

We can help you unravel the mysteries of using a computer - and it won't cost you a cent.

LogoSteppingUP  is a national digital literacy initiative developed by Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa. All classes are free. Classes may be cancelled if minimum registrations are not reached.

If you are interested in any of the classes below and the dates and times don't work for you, please contact us.

Register at https://steppingup.nz/ or ask a library staff member next time you visit the library.

CourseDetailsDates
Photobooks

Understand how to use Vistaprint website, learn to upload photos from your computer,

create and customise a photo book for printing.

This class includes:

  • Creating a photo book
  • Learning to use Vistaprint
  • Getting the photo book ready for printing

Prerequisites:

Basic computer skills are essential

Bring a USB stick with stored photos to use during this lesson

Monday 19 October,

1.00pm-3.00pm

 

 

Facebook  Learn how to create and use a Facebook account.

This class includes:

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

Prerequisites:

Basic computer skills are essential

Current email address (for example Gmail) - don't forget to bring your email address and password to the class

Thursday 29 October,

1.00pm-3.00pm

 Photobooks

Understand how to use Vistaprint website, learn to upload photos from your computer,

create and customise a photo book for printing.

This class includes:

  • Creating a photo book
  • Learning to use Vistaprint
  • Getting the photo book ready for printing

Prerequisites:

Basic computer skills are essential

Bring a USB stick with stored photos to use during this lesson

Friday 30 October,

10.00am-12.00pm

 Digital banking

The purpose of this class is to provide knowledge and confidence to people moving

into online banking. No personal financial information is required to participate.

This class includes:

  • Getting to know banking online
  • How to recognise the signs of an online scam and what to do
  • How to protect yourself online
  • Starting to navigate through an online banking platform
  • Registering for online banking with your bank

Monday 2 November,

1.00pm-3.00pm

Google and the internet

Learn how to use Google to find information on the internet:

This class includes:

  • The different components of the World Wide Web
  • Using the Google search engine
  • Understanding links
  • Using Google images, maps and directions

Prerequisites:

Basic computer skills are essential

Thursday 5 November,

10.00am-12.00pm

Photobooks

Understand how to use Vistaprint website, learn to upload photos from your computer,

create and customise a photo book for printing.

This class includes:

  • Creating a photo book
  • Learning to use Vistaprint
  • Getting the photo book ready for printing

Prerequisites:

Basic computer skills are essential

Bring a USB stick with stored photos to use during this lesson

Thursday 19 November, 10.00am-12.00pm
TradeMe

Learn how to buy and sell goods using TradeMe:

This class includes:

  • Creating a TradeMe account
  • Browsing TradeMe to locate items of interest for sale
  • Save auctions to your watchlist
  • Sending questions to sellers
  • Reserve prices and auto-bidding

Prerequisites:

Basic computer skills are essential

Current email address (for example Gmail) - don't forget to bring your email and password to the class

Monday 30 November,

10.00am-12.00pm

Photobooks

Understand how to use Vistaprint website, learn to upload photos from your computer,

create and customise a photo book for printing.

This class includes:

  • Creating a photo book
  • Learning to use Vistaprint
  • Getting the photo book ready for printing

Prerequisites:

Basic computer skills are essential

Bring a USB stick with stored photos to use during this lesson

Monday 17 August,

10.00am-12.00pm

Introduction to Ancestry

Want to start on your family history research journey?  This class is perfect for you. Learn tips for effective searching on Ancestry.com, including records that are available in the UK and New Zealand.

The class includes:

  • 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

Prerequisites:

Basic computer skills are essential

Thursday 3 December,

10.00am-12.00pm

Photobooks

Understand how to use Vistaprint website, learn to upload photos from your computer,

create and customise a photo book for printing.

This class includes:

  • Creating a photo book
  • Learning to use Vistaprint
  • Getting the photo book ready for printing

Prerequisites:

Basic computer skills are essential

Bring a USB stick with stored photos to use during this lesson

Friday 11 December, 10.00am-12.00pm

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