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Classes at The EDGE

Ask the Edge

Reserve time with an Edge staff member for answers to your technology questions. We have one hour time slots available for one-on-ones with an Edge staff member. We can answer your specific questions about using your tablet, creating and using an email account, getting started with Microsoft Office products, upgrading your operating system and more. Please have your specific questions in mind when you register. It will help us prepare to work with you when you arrive.

Downloading Made Easy

Learn how to download, install and uninstall a program, and explore different types of downloads, PDFs and streaming. We'll also talk about how to protect your computer from malware using antivirus programs. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

Edge Mobile Class: Downloading Made Easy

Learn how to download, install and uninstall a program, and explore different types of downloads, PDFs and streaming. We'll also talk about how to protect your computer from malware using antivirus programs. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

Edge Mobile Class: Internet Safety

It's a big online world out there. Learn what to do to protect yourself and your computer when you are connected to the Internet. Learn about anti-virus programs, Internet privacy, how to keep your personal information safe and create secure passwords. Prerequisites: Experience using the keyboard and mouse.

Edge Mobile Class: Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials

You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse.

Edge Mobile Class: Meet the Computer

Learn the basics of computers including using a mouse and a keyboard. Understand the difference between left clicking and right clicking. Learn to open programs and files. Use the mouse to double-click, scroll and click and drag. This class is for beginners.

Edge Mobile Class: Microsoft Excel Basics

Learn how to create and use spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel. Add data to a spreadsheet, perform calculations and set up spreadsheets for printing. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

Edge Mobile Class: Microsoft Office Basics

Learn the basics of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Use Word to write, edit and format documents. Learn how to use Excel spreadsheets to organize data and perform calculations. Create and customize a PowerPoint slideshow. Use OneNote to create searchable, digital notebooks with text, pictures and screen captures. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

Edge Mobile Class: Microsoft Word Basics

Use Microsoft Word to create, edit, and save documents. Learn how to change font size, style and color; add pictures to a document; customize page layouts; and review existing documents. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

Edge Mobile Class: Understanding Facebook

Create a Facebook account or use your existing account in this hands-on class. Learn how to personalize your account, review privacy settings, manage your friends, post to your own timeline and "Like" and comment on other people's posts. A valid email address is required to create a Facebook account; have your email address and Facebook password available if you wish to use your existing account in class. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

Email for Beginners

Learn how to register for and use free Web-based email services and how to compose, read, reply to, save, forward and include an attachment in email. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

File Management

Learn to save, organize, copy, move, rename, delete, find and manage files and folders on your computer or external storage device. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

Internet Basics

Learn how to navigate the Internet using your browser's menus and toolbars. Access websites by typing in a Web address or using search engines. Learn how to change your home page and add a website to your favorites. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

Internet Safety

It's a big online world out there. Learn what to do to protect yourself and your computer when you are connected to the Internet. Learn about anti-virus programs, Internet privacy, how to keep your personal information safe and create secure passwords. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

Introduction to Digital Photos

Learn to import, organize, edit, enhance and save photos using the Windows Photo App. Bring your own photos on an SD card or a flash drive to work with during the class. Sample photos will also be available to use. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

Learn It! Self-Paced Tutorials

You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse.

Learning Windows 10

Learn about the Windows 10 operating system including features like Task View and the Snipping Tool. Explore the Start Menu and Settings menu, and use File Explorer to manage, move and rename files and folders. Use tiles to launch apps and to access other programs on the computer. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

Meet the Computer

Learn the basics of computers including using a mouse and a keyboard. Understand the difference between left clicking and right clicking. Learn to open programs and files. Use the mouse to double-click, scroll and click and drag. This class is for beginners.

Microsoft Excel Basics

Learn how to create and use spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel. Add data to a spreadsheet, perform calculations and set up spreadsheets for printing. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

Microsoft Office Basics

Learn the basics of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Use Word to write, edit and format documents. Learn how to use Excel spreadsheets to organize data and perform calculations. Create and customize a PowerPoint slideshow. Use OneNote to create searchable, digital notebooks with text, pictures and screen captures. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

Microsoft Word Basics

Use Microsoft Word to create, edit and save documents. Learn how to change font size, style and color, add pictures to a document, customize page layouts and review existing documents. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

Understanding Facebook

Create a Facebook account or use your existing account in this hands-on class. Learn how to personalize your account, review privacy settings, manage your friends, post to your own timeline and "Like" and comment on other people's posts. A valid email address is required to create a Facebook account; have your email address and Facebook password available if you wish to use your existing account in class. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

Windows 10: Beyond the Basics

Increase your understanding of the Windows 10 operating system with Beyond the Basics. Learn how to use the Windows Store to download apps. Understand the importance of performing regular backups to your PC with step-by-step instructions. Learn how built-in apps can help you get the most from the operating system. Use the Edge Internet browser to navigate the Internet. Prerequisites: Experience using keyboard and mouse.

Find Us

Address:
Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
397 E. Central St.
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: (417) 837-5011
Email: Krissy Sinor, Project Director
kristines@thelibrary.org