ACT Social Lab Digital Literacy Outreach

      

Are you new to computers? Would you like to upgrade your computer skills?

ACT Social Lab Digital Literacy Outreach  in Parkland County, Stony Plain & Spruce Grove is providing FREE computer literacy training.

Due to COVID restrictions classes will be virtual. Assistance to access the platforms on which the classes will be offered will be available.

For information on programs contact Leanne Knapp

cell: (780) 264-1145
   The Community Compass and Stony Plain Public Library
email: info.actcompclasses@gmail.com

VACCINATION APPOINTMENT HELP
If you are a Senior needing assistance setting up a vaccination appointment, we can provide help.
We know that booking an appointment online can be tricky. 
We are available after 1:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Please call Catherine David  780-919-9794 or Leanne Knapp  780-264-1145

If you don't reach us, please leave a message and we will return your call. 

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An Introduction to Email Basics  4:30-6:30pm

Monday, April 12  Click here to register!

Learn how to use common email features and practice proper email etiquette when sending, receiving and responding to emails.  Whether you’re using Outlook, Gmail or another email program, there will be tips shared for everyone. 

Attendees will gain:


  • An understanding of how email works.

  • Learn common email features.

  • Learn how to add contact information.

  • Understand how to be safe and use proper email etiquette to keep your information protected and your responses professional.

  • Increase productivity by using some time-saving tips.

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Get Yourself Organized with Your Calendar  (both Outlook, Google)  4:30-6:30pm

Monday, April 19  Click here to register!

Calendar gives you the opportunity to organize your work and personal time. It is simple to create appointments, events, organize meetings, and see group schedules. 

Attendee will gain:


  • Confidence in setting up a usable daily, weekly and monthly calendar schedule.

  • The ability to create a calendar appointment, meeting or event.

  • How to share calendar events with colleagues and family members.

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You're Hired! Sharpen Your Resume with Microsoft Word 4:30-6:30pm

Wednesday, April 28  Click here to register!

Attendees will gain:


  • An understanding of the importance of having an online professional resume.

  • How to choose the proper format for the resume.

  • Use of how to get noticed in a large pile of resumes.

  • Which information is most important on the resume (contact information, profile, employment history, education information, references, etc.)

  • Be able to view a variety of sample resumes, cover letters and resources. Learn the process of creating a professional resume that stands out and gets you hired.

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You're Hired! Sharpen Your Resume with Google Docs 4:30-6:30pm

Monday, May 3  Click here to register!

Attendees will gain:

  • An understanding of the importance of having an online professional resume.

  • How to choose the proper format for the resume.

  • Use of how to get noticed in a large pile of resumes.

  • Which information is most important on the resume (contact information, profile, employment history, education information, references, etc.)

  • Be able to view a variety of sample resumes, cover letters and resources. Learn the process of creating a professional resume that stands out and gets you hired.

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Get Your LinkedIn Profile Working For You 4:30-6:30pm
Monday, May 10 Click here to register!

In this session, you will create or enhance your LinkedIn Profile.

Attendees will learn about: 

  • LinkedIn and its main purpose. 
  • How to create their best LinkedIn profile. 
  • How to make connections with people on LinkedIn. 
  • How to communicate within the platform.
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Stay On Top of Tasks and Notes with Google Tasks and Keep 4:30-6:30pm

Monday, May 17 Click here to register!


In this session, you will learn how to use Google Tasks and Keep. Two important collection, curation and sharing applications in the Google and Chrome environment.

Attendees will learn about:

  • What Google Tasks is and its components.
  • What Google Keep is and how it can make your life easier.
  • Different ways both Tasks and Keep can organize your everyday life (personal and work)
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Make Those Presentations POP!! 4:30-6:30pm

Wednesday, May 26 Click here to register!


In this session, you will learn how to take a boring presentation and make it memorable and engaging for your audience.

 Attendees will learn about:

  • Design properties to make your presentations visually appealing
  • How to engage audience with your presentation
  • Find access to a variety of Creative Commons (free) resources
  • How to find free presentation templates that make you look good!
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Be Your Best Budgeting Self! Managing Money Basics 4:30-6:30pm 

Wednesday, June 2 Click here to register!

In this session, you will learn skills like creating a budget and managing your money.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to use financial problem solving strategies to reach specific money goals.

  • To manage your money safely.

  • To create a sound financial budget.

  • About how credit works.

  • Some tips for staying out of debt.

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Manage Your Money with Microsoft Excel  4:30-6:30pm

Monday, June 7 Click here to register!


Attendees will learn:

  • What banking options are available.

  • See how to manage bank account(s) so they make money.

  • What retirement planning options are available.

  • The investment options that are open to everyone.

  • Take a look at banking options so you can make the right choice financially. Look at managing your checking and/or savings accounts. Use specific tactics to develop and stick to a retirement plan or investment options.

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Manage Your Money with Google Sheets 4:30-6:30pm

Monday, June 14 Click here to register!

Attendees will learn:

  • What banking options are available.

  • See how to manage bank account(s) so they make money.

  • What retirement planning options are available.

  • The investment options that are open to everyone.

  • Take a look at banking options so you can make the right choice financially. Look at managing your checking and/or savings accounts. Use specific tactics to develop and stick to a retirement plan or investment options.

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Digital Photography with Your Smartphone 4:30-6:30pm

Wednesday, May 12 Click here to register!

Tuesday, June 15 Click here to register!

Find out how to use the smartphones built-in camera abilities as well as extra applications that can be installed to create memorable photos.

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Microsoft Word Level 1 4:30-6:30pm

Tuesday, April 27, Thursday April 29, Tuesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 6

Register here for all 4 Sessions

Basics of MSWord with command menus, create/save documents, edit and format text and paragraphs, layout pages and print documents. Additional time spent looking at templates, spell check, headers, footers, AutoCorrect, sharing and tracking comments, inserting bookmarks and hyperlinks.

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Microsoft Excel Level 1 4:30-6:30pm

Tuesday, April 13 Thursday, April 15, Tuesday, April 20 Thursday, April 22

Click here to register for 4 sessions!

Learn how to navigate Excel, explore the menu bar and the different tasks that can be done with it (create, save, open/close files, enter data, formating). Work on sample spreadsheets doing basic math, adding and deleting columns and rows and preparing the worksheet for printing. Learn how to represent the data visually to show trends, patterns and comparisons between the data in a chart, table or other template and how Excel will auto calculate using formulas.

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Gmail Level 1 4:30-6:30pm

Thursday, April 8 Click here to register!

Wednesday, May 19 Click here to register!

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Attending Online Events Using Zoom 1:00-3:00pm

Thursday, April 13 Click here to register!

Tuesday, May 11 Click here to register!

Tuesday, June 8 Click here to register!

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Registering for Things Online 10:00-11:30am

Wednesday, April 21 Click here to register!

Wednesday, May 19 Click here to register!

Wednesday, June 16 Click here to register!

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Introduction to Computers 2:00-4:00pm

Monday, April 26 Click here to register!

Friday, April 30 Click here to register!

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Hosting Online Events Using Zoom

Tuesday, April 27 Click here to register!

Tuesday, May 25 Click here to register!

Tuesday, June 22 Click here to register!

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Microsoft Windows 2:00-4:00pm

Thursday, May 13 Click here to register!

Friday, May 14 Click here to register!

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Google Sheets Basics  4:30-6:30pm

Tuesday, June 1, Thursday, June 3 Click here to register!

Tuesday, June 8, Thursday, June 10 Click here to register!

Tuesday, June 22, Thursday, June 24 Click here to register!

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Phone/Tablet      10-11:30am

Wednesday, April 7 Click here to register!

Wednesday, May 5 Click here to register!

Wednesday, June 2 Click here to register!

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Computers for Seniors    10-11:30am

Wednesday, April 14 Click here to register!

Wednesday, May 12 Click here to register!

Wednesday, June 9 Click here to register!



 









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