March - May 2024

Welcome to Seymour Tech


Technology classes are offered by Seymour Tech volunteers. We have been holding classes at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill, NC, for many years. 


Please note:


For beginners, we offer our Windows PC Refresher and our Introduction to the Mac. We can provide a loaner laptop PC during in-person classes, but strongly suggest you bring your own Windows laptop if you have one. When you Enroll, please let the front desk know that you require a loaner PC. These loaner laptops must not be taken from the classroom. Students must bring their own equipment for all iPad, iPhone, Mac, Android phone and Android tablet in-person classes and clinics. 


We offer 2 kinds of classes. See the description for each class to see which kind it is.


How to ENROLL:


1: In-Person classes & clinics: Our clinics, and most of our classes, will be in-person. These in-person classes & clinics will not have a Zoom option. We are limited to 8 students in the computer lab and there is a minimum enrollment of 3 students for the class to be held. In-person students typically get more attention and more help. You must sign up to attend in-person. Enroll for in-person classes & clinics by calling the Seymour Center, 919-968-2070. If our class is full, you can get on the wait-list. 

Note: For In-Person clinics, when you Enroll at the front desk, please tell the Staff person your email address. We will send you an email no later than the day before the clinic so that you can confirm that you are coming, and also tell us the questions you will want help with in the clinic. We will reply back with your  specific time between 1-3 pm to meet with a volunteer.


2: Zoom (Virtual) classes: You must Enroll in our Zoom classes only at our Seymour Tech website - www.seymourtechcenter.org. Click the red ENROLL link for each Zoom class to register. Please Enroll no later than 3 days before the class starts. We will email your Zoom link and class handout the day before the class starts. There is no fee for Zoom classes.

Questions? Send an email to Glick Schultz -  seymourtechcenter@gmail.com.

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ID Theft, Computer Security & Backup: Protect Yourself - This is a Zoom-Only Class. Click the Red Link below to Enroll - We spend much of our day on the Internet. You will learn many of the basic ways to protect yourself in this fast-paced online world. Of course, in spite of our best efforts, things can go wrong. You need to have good computer security software and a backup method in place for your data files, email and settings. We will discuss how to use Windows Defender and give you some easy-to-use computer backup alternatives.  

And in the meanatime, here are some really important steps for you:

Click here to see reference articles used in Mike's presentation 

1 Session    Monday - February 26 - 1 to 3 pm    Mike Gilliom

iCloud for Apple Users -**** NOTE: Date Change ****- iCloud allows you to share information with all you Apple devices, your friends and family, and back up your iPhone and iPad. Learn how iCloud can keep your info in sync and safe. Since we will be covering several Apple Services, please have your Apple ID and password available. 


1 Session   Rescheduled: Thursday - February 29 - 1 to 3pm    Glick Schultz

Introduction to AI - Unravel the mysteries of AI in this accessible course designed for seniors. Explore AI concepts and practical applications without complex jargon. Engage in hands-on exercises with user-friendly tools and learn about ethical AI practices. Embrace the future with confidence in today's technology-driven world. No prior technical knowledge needed. Join us on this captivating journey! 

1 Session    Tuesday - March 5 - 1 to 3 pm    Mike Gilliom

Introduction to iPhone – The iPhone is an amazing all-in-one tool for phone calls, email, text, photos, music & videos. It is also a camera, e-book reader, Internet browser, and gaming device.  You will learn about gestures, Control Center, and Settings, how to use Contacts, email, iCloud, and the App Store. We will cover some useful third party apps and how to get help from Apple. Since we will be covering some Apple Services, please have your Apple ID and password available. NOTE: Due to the differences in the latest software, we will NOT be covering iPad in this session. See the iPad class below. 

2 Sessions   Tuesday & Wednesday - March 12 & 13 - 1 to 3 pm   Glick Schultz

Camera & Photos on iPhone - iPhone has one of the best point-and-shoot cameras you’ll find. In this class you’ll learn how to best use the camera and then make your pictures even better with the Photos App.

Requirements: Students should bring their iPhones, charging cords, and Apple ID account email & passwords.

1 Session    Wednesday - March 20 - 1 to 3 pm    Glick Schultz

Windows 10  -  **** CANCELLED ****  - In this 2-session class you will become more effective with Windows 10's important features.  Note: Many people who take this class also take our Getting Organized class (September 8 & 9) to practice managing folders and files. We will cover:

Note: We can provide a loaner laptop PC during in-person classes, but strongly suggest you bring your own Windows laptop if you have one. When you Enroll, please let the front desk know that you require a loaner PC. These loaner laptops must not be taken from the classroom.

2 Sessions    Consecutive Fridays - March 22 & 29 - 1 to 3 pm    Mike Gilliom

Zoom: How to Participate and Host - This is a Zoom-Only Class. Click the Red Link below to Enroll - Learn to attend Zoom meetings, and to set up and host your own Zoom meetings. This is a virtual/Zoom-only class. To ENROLL go to www.seymourtechcenter.org, find the description for this class and click the Enroll bar to get a Zoom link. Enroll by 3 pm on the day before this class. Your instructor will send you the Zoom link the day before  class.

1 Session    Wednesday - March 27 - 1 to 3 pm    Dave Curtin

Computer Clinic for PC & Mac **** NOTE: Date Change ****  - This is not a class with an agenda. Our instructors will answer your questions. You will want to have your passwords handy for any apps you want help with - like Skype or Facebook.

To Enroll, please call the Seymour Center Front Desk - 919-968-2070. 

When you call, please tell the Staff person your email address. We will send you an email the day before class so that you can confirm you are coming, and also tell us the questions you will want help with in the clinic. We will reply back with the specific time between 1-3 pm to meet with a volunteer. 

1 Session    Monday - April 1 - 1 to 3 pm    Seymour Tech Volunteers

Introduction to iPadiPads are amazing all-in-one tools for email, text, photos, music & videos. They are also a camera, e-book reader, Internet browser, and gaming device.  You will learn about setting up email, about Siri, iTunes, and the App Store. The advent of iPadOS makes the iPad truly unique from the iPhone. You can even totally replace other general-use computers with the iPad. You can add a real keyboard; in fact, your iPad will work with nearly any Bluetooth keyboard. Since we will also be covering some Apple Services, please have your Apple ID and password available. 

NOTE: Due to the differences in the latest software, we will NOT be covering the iPhone in this class. 

2 Sessions    Tuesday & Wednesday - April 2 & 3 - 1 to 3 pm    Glick Schultz

Clinic for iPhone & iPad - Use this clinic session to get your specific questions answered - this is not a class with an agenda. So, do you need help with certain iPhone or iPad settings, accounts, email, calendar, the app store? Need a hand synching Apple devices using the iCloud? Have some other burning question? Sign up for the iPhone/iPad clinic. Bring your iPhone or iPad with you (charged up), and ask your questions. Stay for the full 2 hours, or leave when you are satisfied.

To Enroll, please call the Seymour Center Front Desk - 919-968-2070. 

When you call, please tell the Staff person your email address. We will send you an email the day before class so that you can confirm you are coming, and also tell us the questions you will want help with in the clinic. We will reply back with the specific time between 1-3 pm to meet with a volunteer. 

1 Session    Thursday - April 11 - 1 to 3 pm    Seymour Tech Volunteers

Windows PC Refresher – A 3-day PC computer class. Brush up on basic skills. We'll look at key Windows 10 fundamentals, including the Start screen and using the folder and file organization process. You'll look at Word Processing, doing exercises with the free LibreOffice package. We'll cover web browsers and choices for doing e-mail on your PC. And we'll review how to setup wireless printers.  

Note: Let the front desk know if you would like to use a loaner PC laptop during this class.

3 Sessions    Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - April 16, 17 & 18  - 1 to 3 pm   Dave Curtin

Windows 11 - In this 2-session class you will become more effective with Windows 11's important features.  Note: Many people who take this class also take our Getting Organized class (September 9 & 10) to practice managing folders and files. We will cover:


>>> Windows 10 users can go to Microsoft.com and download PC Health Check if their PC doesn't already have it installed. Run PC Health Check to see if your PC is capable of running Windows 11. Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 slowly for Windows 10 users. They recommend that you wait until your Windows 10 PC has been set up for the Windows 11 installation, so check your Windows Update settings to find out: go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Look for the message that says it's time to start the upgrade to Windows 11. <<<


Note: We can provide a loaner laptop PC during in-person classes, but strongly suggest you bring your own Windows laptop if you have one. When you Enroll, please let the front desk know that you require a loaner PC. These loaner laptops must not be taken from the classroom.

2 Sessions    Consecutive Fridays - April 19 & 26 - 1 to 3 pm    Prasad Imandis

Google Drive and Google Docs -

2 Sessions   Monday & Tuesday - April 22 & 23 - 1 to 3 pm    Mike Gilliom

Getting Organized with Your Folders and Files - Now you really do have time to get organized! You'll learn how the pros organize their Folders and Files. We'll use a PC for our examples, and Mac users can watch and learn, too. The key tool for PCs is the Windows File Explorer, and by the end, it will be one of your favorite places to land on a computer. The concepts we teach apply to any device - and cloud apps like Drive and iCloud Drive, too.

One of the exercises in this class is to download files from the web and save them so you can find them later. Click here to link to a Google Doc called Download This File and Save It.

The first session will end with a suggested homework assignment. We'll go through the homework in the second session.

2 Sessions    Monday & Tuesday - April 29 & 30 - 1 to 3 pm    Steve Weiss

ID Theft, Computer Security & Backup: Protect Yourself - This is a Zoom-Only Class. Click the Red Link below to Enroll - **** NOTE: Date Change **** - We spend much of our day on the Internet. You will learn many of the basic ways to protect yourself in this fast-paced online world. Of course, in spite of our best efforts, things can go wrong. You need to have good computer security software and a backup method in place for your data files, email and settings. We will discuss how to use Windows Defender and give you some easy-to-use computer backup alternatives.  

And in the meanatime, here are some really important steps for you:

Click here to see reference articles used in Mike's presentation 

1 Session    Thursday - May 9 - 1 to 3 pm    Mike Gilliom

Introduction to the Mac -  **** CANCELLED ****  - In this class, we will cover the basics of Mac hardware, and macOS features such as the Desktop, the Dock, Finder, LaunchPad & System Preferences. We’ll cover iCloud & Apple ID, the App store, how to avoid malware, how to use backup solutions like Time Machine and on-line options, and how to keep your Mac software up-to-date. Since we will also be covering some Apple Services, please have your Apple ID and password available. 

2 Sessions    Tuesday & Wednesday - May 7 & 8 - 1 to 3 pm    Glick Schultz

Photos on the Mac - Organize your photos. Perfect your images with built-in editing tools, or use your favorite photo apps. Create albums and share yur photos with others. Use iCloud Photos to store all your photos and videos in the cloud so they are available on all your Apple devices. Since we will be covering several Apple Services, please have your Apple ID and password available. 

2 Sessions    Tuesday & Wednesday - May 14 & 15 - 1 to 3 pm    Glick Schultz

Google Photos - Back up your photos and videos in the Cloud. Google Photos works on both computers and mobile devices. Access them from any phone, tablet, or computer – your photos will be safe, secure, and always with you. Share your best stuff with family and friends. Google provides 15 GB of free cloud storage, which means you can store thousands of photos and videos. You can easily find photos or videos you took years ago! Learn to edit your photos and videos, create albums, and share them with friends & family. You can download items to your computer or mobile device again when you need them. You can send photos to online print services directly from Google Photos. PC and Mac users will practice backing up photos and videos to the Google Photos cloud using the Google Drive for Desktop app, and from your mobile devices. 

Requirements: 1. All students need a Google account before class starts. 2. Install the Google Photos app on your smartphone or tablet and bring one of them to class. 3. If possible, bring your PC or Mac laptop to class. Loaner PC laptops are availalbe.

Qs & As: Click here to see the list of Qs & As collected from this class.

2 Sessions    Monday & Tuesday - May 20 & 21 - 1 to 3 pm    Mike Gilliom

iCloud for Apple Users - iCloud allows you to share information with all you Apple devices, your friends and family, and back up your iPhone and iPad. Learn how iCloud can keep your info in sync and safe. Since we will be covering several Apple Services, please have your Apple ID and password available. 


1 Session    Wednesday - May 29 - 1 to 3pm    Glick Schultz

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