Summer Computer Camp

It's Time to Advance Your Computer Skills

Learn how to sell on eBay, create your own greeting cards, ask Google everything (and get the correct answer)! Explore ways to organize and edit your pictures with Picassa; or step up to Windows 8. Not sure you are ready, then start with learning basic computer skills.

Member Course Fees
Computer Basics $60 ONE Course
$50 Each Additional
Non-Member Fees
2014/15 OLLI Annual Membership is also required.       $16*    *($15, $1 handling)
Fees include material costs, lab fees, and light refreshments.

Something for everyone! —

OLLI has designed summer courses to entertain you, to enable your creativity, to challenge you to try something new, and — best of all, to make your summer enjoyable and fun!

The More You Learn — The More You Save!

Whatever you select, you'll enjoy connecting with adults 50+ who just want to learn for the joy of it!

Rediscover the Joy of Learning by joining a vibrant learning community of adults 50+ interested in staying intellectually and socially active, while having lots of fun! OLLI at UAH is designed for your lifestyle and interests, with no grades or tests!

BONUS: Purchase your 2015-2016 OLLI Membership when you register and enjoy yearly membership benefits.

Computer Basics

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Computer Basics: The Very Beginning     C62M1501  |  06/22/15 - 06/23/15  |  09:00am - 12:00pm
Welcome to a class for the truly beginning computer student! Step-by-step you will be introduced to a computer, and its keyboard, mouse, and screen-as well as a few simple programs and other hardware components. Practice skills such as cut, copy, and paste that will help you use almost any program. Learn how to organize files on a computer, where they go when you hit "save" and how to find them again when you need them. Also, learn how to access the internet and be introduced to the concept of electronic mail. Upon successful completion, you'll be amazed at your new skills and ready to move into our other computer course offerings.  |  $60

Computer Basics: The Very Beginning     C62M1510  |  07/22/15 - 07/23/15  |  09:00am - 12:00pm
Welcome to a class for the truly beginning computer student! Step-by-step you will be introduced to a computer, and its keyboard, mouse, and screen-as well as a few simple programs and other hardware components. Practice skills such as cut, copy, and paste that will help you use almost any program. Learn how to organize files on a computer, where they go when you hit "save" and how to find them again when you need them. Also, learn how to access the internet and be introduced to the concept of electronic mail. Upon successful completion, you'll be amazed at your new skills and ready to move into our other computer course offerings.  |  $60

Create! Greeting Cards, Flyers, & Newsletters     C62M1505  |  06/24/15 - 06/25/15  |  01:30pm - 04:30pm
Have you ever wanted to make your own flyers, greeting cards, thank you notes, Christmas cards or business cards? Have you ever wanted to create a newsletter or other document that included a variety of words, pictures, graphics and/or charts? In this exciting class, we will use Publisher as the software tool to teach you to do all of these things. Your own imagination is the limit as to what you can do with this software.  |  $60

Google It     C62M1503  |  06/22/15 - 06/23/15  |  01:30pm - 04:30pm
Join us to find out what it really means to "Google." We all use Google to find stuff on the internet, but that's not all Google can do for you. We'll teach you how to take advantage of Google's powerful search tools, effectively using "key words," narrow searches, and find exactly what you need. With hands-on exercises, explore how Google tools can help you plan a trip, find the best restaurant, or shop online. Learn how to send, receive and manage your e- mail with Gmail, translate text with Google Translate, upload videos to YouTube, and explore the world with Google Map and Google Earth. Join us for a fun adventure on how to find and use free Google tools to enhance your internet experience!  |  $60

How to Edit & Organize Photos     C62M1507  |  07/27/15 - 07/28/15  |  09:00am - 12:00pm
Learn a simple, convenient, and free way to organize and edit your photos in this class. Although there are many similar tools, we will use Picasa in this class as our tool to teach you to organize your photos into folders to find them quickly and easily. In addition, you'll learn to crop, straighten, remove red eye, tweak color and exposure, and adjust color cast and white balance-and even add special effects. As an added bonus, you will learn to take great photos for use in listing items for sale on the internet using simple digital cameras or with cell phones with photo capability!  |  $60

Microsoft Word for Beginners     C62M1504  |  06/24/15 - 06/25/15  |  09:00am - 12:00pm
MS Word is a powerful tool that is easy to learn, and fun to use! Learn to produce attractive documents with formatting that is interesting and easily read. We will start with simple hands-on projects to learn the basic commands in Word. Then, we'll begin to add interesting elements, including changing the arrangement on the page and adding different fonts, colors, and pictures. You'll leave class with the ability to create attractive and useful documents. Although the course will be taught in MS Word 2010 you should be able to use your new knowledge with earlier versions.  |  $60

Selling on eBay     C62M1508  |  07/27/15 - 07/28/15  |  01:30pm - 04:30pm
"Old gum? Entire towns?" Yes, some of the oddest items have been listed on eBay! Hundreds of millions of listings are live at any given moment on the giant eBay marketplace, and The Online Seller reports that eBay gets 210 million unique visitors every month! Start the new year by clearing your attic and garage of items you'll never use or need, and have fun learning the basics of selling on eBay! Those unused items you've stored for years may be just what an eBay buyer has been looking for.  |  $60

Windows 8     C62M1506  |  07/22/15 - 07/23/15  |  01:30pm - 04:30pm
Windows 8 is much different than earlier versions of the Windows operating system, starting with the appearance of the "start" screen. Windows 8 offers integration with mobile devices, cloud storage, and security enhancements. You'll be introduced to new words such as "charms," (Search, Share, Start, Devices, and Settings-which are quick ways to get to actions you do often), and learn about all the essential features, including the new file and folder behaviors, and useful applications such as Calendar, Photos, and Music. Learn how to adjust system settings like default programs and volume, and how to work with external devices. You'll also learn about advanced procedures to keep your system more secure, and how to do basic troubleshooting.  |  $60