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EVERY Mon Oct 6 thru Mon Oct 20 2014 – 3 sessions
9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                                    
Computer Teaching Center/IS
Instructor:  Jim Plummer (Parkwood)
Class assistant: TBD
Fee $12.00    Limit 8 Students

Gmail is one of the most popular and secure email services available. It’s free and you can access your account directly through the Internet, from any computer. All you need is a Web browser and your free account. This course will help anyone, regardless of your experience level, to get the most out of your email account. It doesn't matter if you've ever used another email program or if you’re completely new to email.

Students will learn how to compose an email, as well as how to read & reply to email messages you receive. You will learn how to manage a “Contact List” so that you don’t need to remember your friends’ email addresses. An extension of this will be creating a group of contacts so you can easily send one message that will be received by all members of a group of people (such as all the members of a Shell Point activity). Learn also how to store and organize email messages through the use of labels, for easy retrieval.

We will spend about half of each session doing practice work so that you become comfortable using Gmail in class and also on your home computer (if you have one). You will be expected to practice between sessions, either at home or at one of the Shell Point computer centers. 


Only a few prior skills or knowledge are required for this course. It is expected that you are at least familiar with a personal computer, to include basic use of a keyboard and mouse. Students should have completed at least one Computer College Prep School (0-Level) course, or have equivalent experience.

You must have an online Gmail account before the first class. Contact the instructor before class if you need help with doing this. If a married couple takes the course together, each person must have a separate email account.