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You can now take live-virtual, instructor-led classes
with Mike from the comfort of your own home!

(See current 2021 schedule below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19...

You can now take basic live instructor-led
classes with Mike practically anytime
and anywhere in the country, from
the comfort of your own home!

 

 

Mike has partnered with a number
of institutions and is scheduled
to teach live "stay-at-home" classes
b
elow in January - June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may register with any
of the institutions below:

(E-mail Mike at backoncourse@att.net for more information
and to register with community centers or other institutions.)

 

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The Free Class:
“HOW DO I TAKE A LIVE
CLASS WITH ZOOM?”

 

Sunday, March 28

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EST

Free

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Sunday, May 23

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST

Free

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Friday, June 11

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST

Free

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Sunday, August 29

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST

Free

 

Most adult instructors use Zoom for live/virtual classes such as cooking, painting, exercising, computers, music, etc. Author and computer instructor Mike Wilson offers this free & easy session to help you understand the process of “getting to your classroom” and using Zoom.

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Learn at home! (Live/instructor-led)
I NEED HELP WITH MY
WINDOWS 10 COMPUTER!

 

Sundays, April 11, 18, 25

6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. EST

55.00

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Thurs/Fri, May 27, 28, June 3

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. EST

55.00

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Sundays, July 11, 18, 25

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. EST

55.00

 

Instructor Mike Wilson will define and demonstrate Windows 10 and related features. See how to navigate the desktop, icons, & taskbar and understand the ease of using the start menu. We will also explore the Microsoft Edge browser and visit a website or two. Learn about calendars, maps, and the Microsoft Store. See how to locate and use your Photos app and connect to a “Wi-Fi”. Discover basic scanner use and antivirus protection. Finally, there will be an introduction to Microsoft Word, using keyboard shortcuts. You will come away from this user-friendly class with a working knowledge of Windows 10! (Not for Apple/Mac users.)

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Learn at home! (Live/instructor-led)
ALL ABOUT E-MAIL!

 

Sundays, April 11, 18, 25

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EST

55.00

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Tues/Thurs, June 8, 10, 15

7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. EST

55.00

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Fridays, August 6, 13, 20

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. EST

55.00

This class is for new and recent learners. See a demonstration on how to create a new e-mail account. Learn how to: e-mail, forward e-mail, reply, save pictures, and send attachments. See how folders and e-mails are created and organized.  Understand how browsers and contacts work as well as move and delete e-mails. 

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Learn at home! (Live/instructor-led)
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR I-PHONE

 

Wednesdays., May 12, 19, 26

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST

55.00

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Sundays, August 8, 15, 22

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

55.00

 

 

Author and instructor Mike Wilson will demonstrate how to use your smart phone. This class is designed for mature and recent I-phone users! Mike will cover cell phone topics, such as: the photo app, texting, navigating, apps, contacts, e-mail, camera, App store, settings and the Internet. Not for Android users.

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Learn at home! (Live/instructor-led)
SHOULD I CLICK ON THAT? -
For Adult Computer Safety & Security

 

Tues/Wed, March 30, 31

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EST

35.00

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Thurs/Fri, June 24, 25

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST

35.00

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Thursdays, July 15, 22

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST

35.00

 

Are you frustrated with strange things that pop-up on your computer? Your friendly instructor Mike Wilson will inform you about what you should and should NOT click on. Computers were made to enjoy and not have the user stuck with unknown and frustrating things that occur. Here is what Mike will define and demonstrate: Online Safety; Scams to Know About; Frustrating and Suspicious Popups; Turning on Popup Blockers; Friendly Windows 10 Notifications; Advertisements; E-mail Ads and Links, Knowing What to Click On; Malware Protection; Do Your Research; Downloading Files, Cookies and Your Browser, Updates, Get Control of Your Device, and The Real from the Counterfeit! (Not for Apple/Mac users, or tablets.)

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Learn at home! (Live/instructor-led)
POWERPOINT FOR BEGINNERS
AND RECENT LEARNERS

 

Fridays, January 15, 22, 29

8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. EST

55.00

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Sundays, February 14, 21, 28

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EST

55.00

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Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EST

55.00

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Fridays, April 9, 16, 23

8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. EST

55.00

 

You can create eye-catching presentations with PowerPoint! We will explore the PowerPoint interface and create presentations from simple stock designs. Learn to easily apply themes, animate text, and insert images. See how to create text boxes and manipulate slides for printing. We will enhance a presentation by adding animations and transitions. Finally, view the actual presentation as seen by your audience and get a few tips and tricks to design presentations for maximum impact. (Not for Apple/Mac users.)

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Learn at home! (Live/instructor-led)
EVERYTHING MICROSOFT WORD -
FOR PERSONAL AND OFFICE USE!

 

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Sunday, March 7, 14, 21

6:30 p.m. 7:45 p.m. EST

55.00

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Saturdays, July 17, 24, 31

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. EST

55.00

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Tues/Thurs, August 24, 26, 31

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EST

55.00

 

Instructor Mike Wilson will break down the unknown Microsoft Word stuff and present them to you in a clear, sensible, and enjoyable way! Learn how to navigate basic functions in Word and go on to explore alignments, bullets, hard/soft returns, indents, and the sort feature. You will see simple keyboard shortcuts and how to edit documents. Also, see a demonstration on paragraphs, margins, and how to fix unwanted vertical spacing. You will learn how to use tabs and tables properly and easily. Finally, gain knowledge of text boxes, page numbering, creating basic labels, and helpful page views. You will come away from this user-friendly class with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word! (Not for Apple/Mac users.)

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Learn at home! (Live/instructor-led)
SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH
AN EASY COMPUTER TUNE UP

 

Monday, April 12

8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. EST

20.00

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Sunday, May 9

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST

20.00

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Friday, June 4

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST

20.00

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Friday, June 18

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST

20.00

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Tuesday, June 29

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

20.00

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Sunday, August 15

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST

20.00

 

Save money and fix your computer yourself! No great skills needed. Use three proven free online software to fix most software related issues like malware and viruses with a few clicks of a button! Speed up your computer in no time!  (Not for Apple/Mac users.)

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Learn at home! (Live/instructor-led)
EXCEL FOR THOSE WHO
DON’T HAVE A CLUE

 

Sundays, January 24, 31

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EST

35.00

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Sundays, May 2, 9

6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. EST

35.00

 

Instructor will demonstrate how to navigate and interface with Excel’s basic features. See how a simple home budget and contact list is created. You will view how to use calculations such as auto-sum, max, and average, and see how simple formulas are created. Also, learn to use the fill handle, sort existing data, merge and center, move cells and ranges, wrap text. Quick and simple projects will be created to show the everyday practical side of Excel.

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Learn at home! (Live/instructor-led)
I NEED HELP CREATING, EDITING, AND ORGANIZING
MY PICTURES, FILES, FOLDERS, AND E-MAILS

 

Sundays, March 7, 14, 21, 28

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST

55.00

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Fridays, April 9, 16, 23

11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. EST

55.00

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Saturdays, May 1, 8, 15

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EST

55.00

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Sundays, June 13, 20, 27

6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. EST

55.00

 

Are your files, digital pictures, emails, and information scattered everywhere on your computer? Instructor Mike Wilson will demonstrate how to create an orderly system with pictures, files, & folders. Discover how to download and copy files and pictures from the Internet. See pictures transferred from a cell phone to a computer and how minor picture editing changes are made. Save files and projects on your computer and flash drives, and easily find them. Learn how to create, copy, move, and relocate pictures, files, and folders. See a demonstration on arranging and deleting e-mails. In addition, search for misplaced pictures, files & e-mails and locate them. (Not for Apple/Mac users.)

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Learn at home! (Live/instructor-led)
UNDERSTANDING BROWSERS AND GETTING THE
MOST OUT OF GOOGLE AND SEARCHING THE WEB

 

Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST

55.00

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Thurs/Fri, July 1, 2, 8

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EST

55.00

 

Learn the ins and outs of browsers, such as Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. Set your home page and create favorite websites to easily return to. You will see how to use browser tabs, enlarge web pages, as well as use ‘Read Aloud’. (“Read Aloud” is a feature that will read your text to you.) Do you use Google’s search box to type a website into and think that’s about all there is to it? You will understand how to use and get the best out of search engines such as Google for looking up information and doing research. Find out how to search for practically anything online! Learn how to limit your searching for more accuracy. Find out about features from your browser and searching that will make your life easier. All these things will be taught in this “adult- and user-friendly” class!

To take a class with Mike, simply click on

the text that will be sent to your e-mail, and
follow the few steps to enter "your classroom".
Mike will be speaking with you and you will see
(on your screen) everything he is doing. No need
to "dress up" for class...you will not be seen!

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to Take a Live Instructor -Led Class with
Mike!

How Do I Take One of Mike's Live Classes?

                            Step 1 - Just prior to class...click on the text sent to your e-mail.

                            Step 2 - Type in your name

                            Step 3 - Click on the word "Register"

                            Step 4 - Click on the word "Audio"

This will put you in the classroom and you will be viewing Mike's screen and hearing him. It's so easy. You may even be prompted to skip steps 2 and 3.