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Starting March 14, 2020 all branches will be closed until further notice.
All training classes have been canceled and patrons will be contacted to reschedule when the library reopens.

The Jefferson Parish Library computer classes are designed to assist you in acquiring practical skills needed to use a computer. Small classes allow for individual attention and hands-on experience. clipart
All classes are beginning level and are FREE! Each class is a one-time two hour class. Classes are held at both East Bank Regional Library and West Bank Regional Library. Below is a sampling of some of the classes we offer.
   
   
For more information or if JPL online training registration is full and you want to be added to the stand by technology training list contact the technology training department at jpltrain@jplibrary.net or (504) 838-1144.




Click on locations below to see which classes are being offered at this time and register for a class.

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red arrow Basic Computer Skills
 
A basic introduction to computers emphasizing skills to help you actually use a computer. Topics covered include:
arrow Using a mouse
arrow Basic Windows
arrow Saving your work
arrow Printing Your Work
 
 
red arrowBasic Microsoft Word 2016
 
Using Microsoft Word, learn basic word processing skills such as:
arrow Setting margins
arrow Formatting text
arrow Saving your work
arrow Printing Your Work, and much more
 
 
     
red arrow Internet Basics
 
A basic introduction to the Internet and how to access the resources available there. The class covers topics such as:
arrow browser functions
arrow search engines
arrow basic searching techniques
  Print Handout - 3.26MB
 
red arrow Basic Microsoft Excel 2016
 
Using Microsoft Excel, learn basic excel processing skills such as:
arrow Entering Data, Formatting, and adding worksheets
arrow Introduction to formulas, auto sum, and insert function button
arrow Working with multiple worksheets, auto fill and simple charts
arrow Saving & Printing Your Work, and much more
  Print Handout - Part 1 - 4.30MB
  Print Handout - Part 2 - 6.84MB
     

 

Please Note: You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in order to be able to view the handouts. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free download, available here:

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red arrow Basic Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
 
Using Microsoft PowerPoint, learn basic powerpoint skills such as:
arrow Creating Slide Presentations- Design Background, and Layout
arrow Working with Clip Art, Adding Sound, and Animation, and Movies
arrow Working with PowerPoint’s templates
  Print Handout - Part 1 - 8.51MB
  Print Handout - Part 2 - 5.04MB

 


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Free Learning Resources

 

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Online Training Videos

 

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GCFLearnFree.org® creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to
anyone who wants to improve their technology, literacy, career, and math skills.
GCFLatino.org (Spanish Speakers)

 

Microsoft Training and Certification

Microsoft Office Tutorials
Microsoft Office Certification
National Bookkeepers Association Excel Certification

 

Other Training Resources

Peter's Online Typing Course - Complete typing lessons with exercises

PowerTyping - Free typing games and lessons

NimbleFingers - Learn correct finger keystroke reaches

Ghost Typing - Keyboard practice game

Keyboard Invasion - Keyboard practice game

Bubbles - Practice your keyboard skills

KeyMan - Practice your keyboard skills

 

 

For more information or if JPL online training registration is full and you want to be added to the stand by technology training list contact the technology training department at jpltrain@jplibrary.net or (504) 838-1144.
 
 
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JEFFERSON PARISH LIBRARY  •  4747 West Napoleon Avenue  •  Metairie, Louisiana 70001-2310
Admin. Phone: (504) 838-1100  •  Admin. Fax: (504) 838-1110  •  Renewal Line: (504) 885-8588
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