What's New

.: BE A PART OF HISTORY!
.: NEW ONLINE CLASSES WEB PAGE
.: ARE YOU A FOOTBAL FAN?

Classes

.: FEATURED CLASSES OF THE MONTH

Did You Know?

.: DATABASE OF THE MONTH
.: OFFICE SUPPLIES FOR PURCHASE AT YOUR LIBRARY
.: BECOME A TYPING MASTER


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September 1, 2008

Volume 4 Issue 3



Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS September 2008 Newsletter. This month, explore the history of Orlando by being a part of it. Get live homework help from a qualified tutor and take advantage of available computer classes at any of our Library locations or online from your home or office computer.

What's New

.: Be A Part Of History!

Be a part of Central Florida’s history! Upload pictures, videos, documents, and more to the Orlando Memory site. Share comments about your Orlando. Start an account today and help preserve the past of our beautiful city.

.:Take A Look At The New Online Class Web Page

There are many new online classes available through OCLS! Check out the new Web page and play the sample demonstration, view what’s offered, or register for a class.

.:Are You A Football Fan?

Get your football fix with the all new All Things Football virtual gallery. Find player and team information, trivia, and news.

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Classes

     Featured Classes of the Month

.: Create Professional Looking Documents Using Microsoft Office Applications

Take a full day to learn how to create projects or perform specific tasks using many of the Microsoft Office programs. Use Word, PowerPoint, and Excel together to produce a more dynamic report.

Insert Objects and Files Using Microsoft Office Applications
September 27

Learn how to create a Microsoft Word document by embedding and linking various file types such as an Excel spreadsheet or a PowerPoint slide. 

Create Organizational Charts Using Microsoft Office Applications
September 27

Learn how to create a visual hierarchical structure of an organization or business by using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Create Forms Using Microsoft Office Applications
September 27

Learn how to create forms for either business or personal use.

For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: Online Classes

Take a live virtual computer class from your home or office computer. Get on board and register today! Note: A computer speaker or a headset is required for audio.

Curso en Línea: Introducción a Photoshop
Familiarícese con las herramientas básicas requeridas para editar y retocar imágenes digitales.  (This class  will be taught in Spanish.)

Curso en Linea: Una Introducción a QuickBooks
Aprenda las características básicas de QuickBooks que le ayudarán a comenzar a organizar las finanzas de su negocio o sus finanzas personales. (This class  will be taught in Spanish.)

Curso en Línea: Creando su Resumé (Hoja de Vida)
Utilice las plantillas de Microsoft  Word para crear un resumé profesional.  (This class  will be taught in Spanish.)

Online Class: An Introduction to Photoshop
Learn about the functionality of Photoshop and explore the application’s environment.

Online Class: Photoshop Level 1
Learn graphic concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the basic tools required to edit and retouch digital images.

Online Class: Photoshop Level 2
Learn how to use selection tools and layers.

Online Class: Introduction to QuickBooks
Learn the basic features of QuickBooks to get you started in organizing your personal or business finances.

Online Class:  QuickBooks Level 1
Learn how to set up a new company profile including the Vendor Center, Customer Center, and adding Items.

Online Class: QuickBooks Level 2
Learn how to record different types of business transactions such as posting accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Online Class: Introduction to GanttProject
Schedule and manage work projects easily and assign tasks and resources efficiently using Gantt and PERT charts with this free open source application. 

For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: Microsoft Office Week

From September 7-12 and September 21-27, you can attend the Microsoft training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Space is limited, so register today!

Microsoft Publisher Series – September 7 and 21
This two-class series introduces you to features that can be used when creating professional publications, including newsletters, calendars, and business cards.

Microsoft Word Series – September 8 and 24
This six-class series introduces you to features that can be used when creating professional documents, including inserting and formatting tables, and mail merge.

Microsoft Excel Series
– September 10 and 25
This six-class series introduces you to features that can be used when creating professional spreadsheets that include formulas, charts, and pivot tables.

Microsoft Access Series
– September 11 and 23
This five-class series introduces you to features that can be used when creating a database to track and present data with tables, queries, forms, and reports.

Microsoft PowerPoint Series
– September 9 and 26
This four-class series introduces you to features that can be used when creating professional slide shows with animations and slide transitions.

Microsoft Outlook Series
– September 12 and 22
This four-class series introduces you to features that can be used when creating e-mails, appointments, contact lists, folders, and task assignments.

For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

.: Mac Computer Classes

The Library offers Mac computer classes. Take a class and learn the basics of Mac computers as well as the iLife ’08 and iWork ’08 Suites. Register today!

Introduction to Mac Computers – September 5
Learn how to navigate within the Mac operating system environment.
Recommended Prerequisite: None

Introduction to GarageBand – September 15
Learn how to record, edit, and playback digital audio files using this digital recording application.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iMovie – September 17
Learn how to edit home movies with this easy to use video editing software.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iWeb – September 19
Learn how to create professional looking Web sites quickly and easily.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iPhoto – September 18
Learn how to better manage your digital photo collections.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iWork: Pages – September 5
Learn how to create and edit documents using this word processing application.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iWork: Numbers – September 5
Learn how to create and edit spreadsheets using this spreadsheet application.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

Introduction to iWork: Keynote – September 5
Learn how to create and edit presentations using this presentation application.
Recommended Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac Computers

For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.:: Need Help With Homework? We Have The Solution.

Get connected to a tutor in an online classroom for up to 20 minutes of live help. Live Homework Help's tutors offer one-on-one personalized attention for students in grades 4 through 12, and provide help when it is needed conveniently through the Internet.

.: Office Supplies For Purchase At Your Library

Forgot to bring a disk or flash drive to save your files? Don’t have earphones to listen to music? These products are available for purchase from any of our Library locations! Please ask a staff member for more information.

.: Become A Typing Master

Learn how to type or improve your typing skills! TypingMaster Online is a Web-based typing tutor featuring courses for the alpha-numeric keyboard, numeric keypad, and special marks. TypingMaster uses keyboard drills, timed exercises, review exercises, typing tests, and games to help you master your typing skills. We also offer computer classes on learning how to type. To reserve a seat register today!

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