Learn how to use a computer. Find out how to use Windows, connect to the Internet, send email, and open and print files and photos.
- [Voiceover] Hello I'm Garrick Chow and welcome to this course on computer literacy for Windows. This course is aimed at the complete computer novice. So if you're the sort of person who feels some mild anxiety, nervousness or dread every time you sit down in front of a computer, this course if for you. We're going to avoid technical jargon and present everything in easy to understand language, all the while building your knowledge level from a foundation of the very basics. I'll be starting with the rudiments of what a computer is, explaining the main components and offering advice on whether you should choose a laptop or a desktop computer.
From there we'll look at how to use the operating system to open, create, save and otherwise manage your files, applications and projects. Then we'll look at how to connect peripheral devices like printers as well as how to use external storage devices like hard drives and thumb drives. The second half of the course is dedicated to getting things done. We'll see how to connect to your network and get online, how to use email and how to search the internet with both basic and more advanced searches. There's a lot to get through so let's get started.
Interested in Mac computers? Check out Garrick's companion course, Computer Literacy for Mac.
- What is a computer?
- Purchasing a laptop vs. desktop
- Understanding files and folders
- Opening and saving files
- Working with software
- Setting up printers and Bluetooth devices
- Connecting to networks to go online
- Setting up email
- Receiving and sending email
- Searching the web
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Computers
2. Getting Started
3. Software and Applications
4. Computer Peripherals
5. Networks and Getting Online
7. Web Browsing and Searching
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