Computer Classes

Register for these programs: by phone (507-664-3700), in person at FiftyNorth, or by clicking on the title of the class

Please pre-register and check-in for all classes no matter your membership levels. It is also important to check-in at the front desk when you arrive for your class.  We use attendance data for grant applications, insurance reimbursement, space planning and determining whether or not to cancel a class. Register by noon Wednesday the week before class starts for all computer center classes
Scholarships are available to help defray the cost of classes for those who find the cost a financial hardship.

 

Intro to iPad/iPhone

Monday, Tuesday, April 22 & 23
1:30pm to 3:30pm

This introductory course is for absolute beginners of iPad and iPhones. In this class you will get to know your iPad/iPhone.  You will learn the basic operations necessary to operate the iPad /iPhone. the onscreen keyboard, and the basics of using Siri.  You will also learn to send E-mails as well as surf the internet with your device. Please bring your iPad or iPhone to class, and have it updated to the latest IOS operating system before coming to class.  It is important that you bring your Apple ID and Password to class. 
(2 Sessions)

Prerequisite: none
Instructor: John Severson
Capacity: 10
Cost: $25 nonmbr, $20 mbr, $0 plat-equiv
Register by:  Noon Wed, Apr 17

 

Organize My WINDOWS Computer

Wednesday, Thursday, April 24 & 25
9:30am to 11:30am

(An introduction to the Windows Operating Systems)
A typical computer may contain thousands of documents and pictures and it is essential to have a good way to organize these items.  This course will explain how to use a Microsoft Windows operating system to attain this goal.  The course will cover the following Microsoft Windows topics: basic computer organization, how to view stored content, use of USB flash drives, creation of folders, view menu options for content display, copying and moving folders and files, use of the right mouse button, finding files and folders, shortcuts, and backup strategies.  The course will use the Windows 10 operating system, but the content will be useful for people using other Windows operating systems.  Students should bring a USB flash drive (thumb drive).
(2 Sessions)

Prerequisite: Word Processing Basics or equivalent
Instructor: Jim Finholt
Capacity: 4
Cost: $25 nonmbr, $20 mbr, $0 plat-equiv
Register by: noon Wed, Apr 17

 

 

Intermediate Internet and Email

Monday, Tuesday, April 29 & 30
9:30am to 11:30am

This course will discuss internet topics such as using tabs, organizing bookmark sites, backup of bookmark sites, and information searching strategies.  Email topics covered will include creating and using group addresses and attachments.  Cutting, copying, pasting, and printing techniques will be developed for both email and web browsing.  The course will use Mozilla Firefox (browser) and Google Gmail (email). Students can choose to work on a computer set to behave like a Macintosh  or a Windows.
(2 Sessions).

Prerequisite: Intro to the Internet and Email or equivalent
and Students must have an active Gmail Account
Instructor: Jim Finholt
Capacity: 4
Cost:  $25 nonmbr, $20 mbr, $0 plat-equiv
Register by: noon Wed, Apr 24

 

Intermediate iPad/iPhone

Monday, April 29
1:30pm to 3:30pm

This class will move us beyond the basics into the expanded use of Siri, iCloud syncing, APPs for travel and specialized projects, health APPs, photo editing/taking, etc.  It will be a time to explore the multiple uses the iPad/iPhone can have to make our lives more productive [and even more fun!].  We will primarily work with the iPhone, but generally most APPs will work the same on both devices.  Please bring your own iPad or iPhone with you to class, and have it updated to the latest IOS operating system before coming to class.  It is important that you bring your Apple ID and Password to class.
(1 Session)

Instructor: John Severson
Capacity: 10
Cost: $15 nonmbr, $10 mbr, $0 plat-equiv
Register by: Noon, Wed. Apr 24