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Tue Feb 18 and Tue Feb 25 2014 – 2 sessions
9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                                    
Computer Teaching Center/IS
Instructor:  Jim Plummer (Parkwood)
Class assistant: TBD
Fee $8.00    Limit 8 Students                     Flash Drive Required

This course is restricted to residents who already own a Windows 8 computer or tablet, and is intended to help those residents with basic operation of the new operating system. It will not be a full-blown (6-session) introduction to full Windows 8 functionality. Residents can bring their own Windows 8 laptop computers or tablets to class. We will have TBD Windows 8 laptop computers installed in the CTC for use for students who cannot bring their computer to the classroom.

Windows 8 comes with a new “user interface” which is optimized for use with touchscreens, making it seem similar to a smartphone or tablet, but you can also use the mouse and keyboard with which you are already familiar. Getting to know some basic actions can go a long way toward helping you get around your Windows 8 PC quickly and efficiently. This course will be in two sessions. In the first session, the instructor will demonstrate some of the basic features of Windows 8.1, including the Start screen; the familiar desktop – how to get to the desktop and use it to do everything that you’re used to doing with Windows 7; and – new to Windows 8 – “Charms”, “apps”, the Microsoft Account, and the Windows Store. The second session will be primarily devoted to resident questions and assistance.


This course is restricted to only those residents who already own a Windows 8 computer or tablet.

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.