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EVERY Thu Jan 8 thru Thu Jan 22 2015 – 3 sessions
9:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                                    
Computer Teaching Center/IS
Instructor:  Jim Plummer (Parkwood)
Class assistant: Janice Hull (Macoma)
Fee $12.00    Limit 8 Students                     Flash Drive Required

Gmail is one of the most popular and secure email services available. It’s free and you can access your email 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 new to email.

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

We’ll spend about half of each session doing hands-on practice work, so you become comfortable using Gmail and will be able to apply these lessons on your home computer (if you have one). You’ll 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’s expected that you’re at least familiar with a personal computer, to include basic use of a keyboard and mouse (or touch screen). 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.