Desktop Operating Systems Computer Literacy Basics for Mac

Computer Literacy Basics for Mac

10.00 10.00

  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 0.5
  • Language: English
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Audience: Mac users

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So, you're pretty new to Macs? You might think you're the only person out there who is, but good news: you're not! Don't worry about knowing everything right away, just check out this online training series to get up and running. We'll check out some basic stuff that will help you navigate your computer and do common tasks like email and surfing the web. Once you know where things are, where to find them, and what to do with them, you'll feel much more comfortable exploring and trying things out on your own.

Topics Covered

Getting Started
  • What you'll learn in this training
  • Exploring your Desktop
  • Using the Finder
  • Using the Dock
  • Using the Menu Bar
  • Finding files using Spotlight
  • Finding info in Notification Center
  • Using Launchpad
  •  Adjusting system volume
  • Adjusting system brightness
  • Sleeping, restarting, and shutting down

Computer Basics
  • Hardware vs. Software
  • Finding apps in the Applications folder
  • Opening and closing applications
  • Double-clicking vs. single-clicking
  • Left-clicking vs. right-clicking
  • Selecting text
  • Using the Mac App Store
  • Connecting printers

  • Changing the desktop background
  • Changing the screensaver

Using the Internet
  • Connecting to a router
  • Browsing the internet
  • Setting the homepage in a browser

  • Setting up an e-mail account in Mail
  • Sending an e-mail
  • Checking e-mail messages
  • Searching for e-mail messages
  • Replying to and forwarding an e-mail
  • Attaching a file to an e-mail
  • Deleting e-mails

Organizing Files & Folders
  • Opening and creating folders
  • Moving and tagging files

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