Technology Classes

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Computer Training Classes are beginning to be held again. Due to COVID-19 spacing
requirements, the number spots available for each class has been reduced.

 

The Jefferson Parish Library computer classes are designed to assist you in acquiring practical skills needed to use a computer. Small classes allow for individual attention and hands-on experience. chalkboard
All classes are beginning level and are FREE! Each class is a one-time two hour class. Classes are held at both East Bank Regional Library and West Bank Regional Library. Below is a sampling of some of the classes we offer.
   
   
For more information or if JPL online training registration is full and you want to be added to the stand by technology training list contact the technology training department at jpltrain@jplibrary.net or (504) 838-1144.

 


Click on locations below to see which classes are being offered at this time and register for a class.

East Bank Regional Schedule
West Bank Regional Schedule
Branch Libraries Schedule

 

 

➤ Basic Computer Skills
 
A basic introduction to computers emphasizing skills to help you actually use a computer. Topics covered include:
Using a mouse
Basic Windows
Saving your work
Printing Your Work
  PDF iconPrint Handout - 2.79MB
 
➤ Basic Microsoft Word 2016
 
Using Microsoft Word, learn basic word processing skills such as:
Setting margins
Formatting text
Saving your work
Printing Your Work, and much more
  PDF iconPrint Handout - Part 1 - 2.91MB
  PDF iconPrint Handout - Part 2 - 4.18MB
  PDF iconPrint Handout - Part 3 - 5.04MB
     
➤ Internet Basics
 
A basic introduction to the Internet and how to access the resources available there. The class covers topics such as:
browser functions
search engines
basic searching techniques
  PDF iconPrint Handout - 3.26MB
 
➤ Basic Microsoft Excel 2016
 
Using Microsoft Excel, learn basic excel processing skills such as:
Entering Data, Formatting, and adding worksheets
➤> Introduction to formulas, auto sum, and insert function button
Working with multiple worksheets, auto fill and simple charts
Saving & Printing Your Work, and much more
  PDF iconPrint Handout - Part 1 - 2.80MB
  PDF iconPrint Handout - Part 2 - 4.49MB
  PDF iconPrint Handout - Part 3 - 3.54MB
     

 

Please Note: You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in order to be able to view the handouts. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free download, available here:

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➤ Basic Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
 
Using Microsoft PowerPoint, learn basic PowerPoint skills such as:
Creating Slide Presentations- Design Background, and Layout
Working with Clip Art, Adding Sound, and Animation, and Movies
Working with PowerPoint's templates
  PDF iconPrint Handout - Part 1 - 6.95MB
  PDF iconPrint Handout - Part 2 - 2.67MB

 

 

 

Free Learning Resources

 

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Online Training Videos

 

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GCFLearnFree.org® creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to
anyone who wants to improve their technology, literacy, career, and math skills.
GCFLatino.org (Spanish Speakers)

 

Microsoft Training and Certification

Microsoft Office Tutorials
Microsoft Office Certification

 

Other Training Resources

Peter's Online Typing Course - Complete typing lessons with exercises

PowerTyping - Free typing games and lessons

NimbleFingers - Learn correct finger keystroke reaches

Ghost Typing - Keyboard practice game

Keyboard Invasion - Keyboard practice game

Bubbles - Practice your keyboard skills

KeyMan - Practice your keyboard skills

 

 

For more information or if JPL online training registration is full and you want to be added to the stand by technology training list contact the technology training department at jpltrain@jplibrary.net or (504) 838-1144.