All Things Apple! with Beryn Hammil
If you are new to All Things Apple! and would like to get on the contact list for classes, please email Librarian, Bonnie Groshong at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructor Beryn Hammil will email you a welcome packet that includes detailed instructions on how to participate in the live Zoom meeting, stream from YouTube, or receive recap videos. You must register in advance on Zoom each week for each class you want to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing links for joining the meeting 15 minutes before class.
Each topic will cover information for the Mac computer, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
These class topics were put together based on input from students, and while some of these topics have been taught recently, there’s always something new to learn in each. The content of each topic description will be adhered to, but discussion is not limited to just what’s presented in this schedule as one thing often leads to another.
Doors for class will open 15 minutes prior to that class starting and we will start on time. When the class capacity of 100 participants is reached in the live Zoom room, those who get “locked out” will be able to view the class by live streaming it on YouTube. This is called the “Balcony Section.” Those who are registered to participate by half past the hour prior to class starting will receive an email with the link to the live stream. It will be sent out within 15 minutes of the class starting. If you’re viewing the class from the balcony, you will not be able to raise your hand to ask questions but can nonetheless learn something new.
At the end of each class participants can stay for a Q&A session about that or any other topic. Because many people leave at the formal end of class, those who are watching the class from the balcony section will be able to join the live after-class Q&A to have their questions answered. Simply go back to the original link you received to the join the Zoom class and use that to get in.
A recap video of each class will be available, so you can review material on YouTube, and you can build your own library of them, but you must participate in that class to receive access to it. Instructions for how to do this are given in the orientation email you received with your welcome packet as well as in the email for the live stream YouTube link sent out before each class starts.
Pre-registration is a requisite for each class. Invitations to register are sent out each THURSDAY morning for the following week’s class, and you must register for each class.
The time shown for all classes is Pacific Time; please adjust accordingly for where you are.
If you know in advance that you have a specific question, please email it to Beryn no later than 3:00 PM (PDT) the day before the class so Beryn can prepare the answer.
IT’S ALL ABOUT GETTING READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH YOUR APPLE DEVICES!
Is it that time of year again, already?? How time flies! So, with the season upon us, we’ll have fewer classes these two months as people are socializing more, traveling again, and doing a lot of shopping and cooking and house fluffing, all in preparation for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, and the New Year.
NOVEMBER CLASS SCHEDULE
TUESDAY, NOV. 15th CREATING HOLIDAY CARDS. ONLINE MEMORIES FROM YOUR PHOTOS & BOOKS
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
People love to share their photos and home movies with friends and family, especially at this tme of year. We’ll review how to use the Photos app as well as 3rd party apps to create holiday cards and online memories to share. We’ll also look at a few online services that will create books from your photos so you can make a special gift for someone.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22nd – NO CLASS – ENJOY THE LONG WEEKEND AHEAD
TUESDAY, NOV. 29th STAYING SAFE ONLINE FOR SHOPPING, PASSWORDS & KEYCHAIN
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
This is the time of year that scammers are out in force trying to separate you from your personal information so they can go shopping with your credit cards and money. Learn how to recognize their tricks and how to avoid falling prey to them. Learn how to create safer passwords and use Apple’s Keychain to retrieve those passwords easily across all your Apple devices.
NOTE: Occasionally, I allow exceptions for people to receive the recap video if they need to miss a class. However, during the holiday season if you’re out of town on vacation or because you’re visiting with family and/or friends, or have a house full of guests, exceptions will not be granted. Otherwise, why would anyone show up for class at all? Playing and partying is so much more fun!