MacBook Air Basic Training

Published Monday, July 8, 2019

Kaity Amador, Apple student campus representative, will be onsite at the HSC to conduct 1 hour MacBook Basic Training for interested students and faculty starting July through September. See schedule and details of training here. Bring your MacBook to the training session if you have one.

MacBook Air Basics Class Agenda

1. Desktop

  • Dock & Menu bar (adding and removing apps from dock, settings per app or file open on menu bar)
  • Finder/Spotlight Search
  • Opening & closing apps
  • Split Screen to Multitask
  • Creating folders

2. System Preferences

  • Secondary click to right click (2 fingers)
  • Zoom (smart zoom & pinch to zoom)
  • More gestures; swiping between desktop/pages, mission control, app expose, launchpad & desktop
  • Automatic Updates

3. Keyboard Shortcuts

4. Apps

  • How to install & Uninstall apps including; DMGs, app store
  • Built-in Apps & Additional Learning such as; Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Collaboration & Microsoft Office
  • Scanning documents and added photos to word/presentations from iPhone via Bluetooth

5. iCloud & Time Machine

  • Set up iCloud for the first time:
    • On your Mac: Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, click iCloud, enter your Apple ID and password, then turn on the features you want to use.
  • Time Machine
    1. Open Time Machine preferences from the Time Machine menu in the menu bar. Or choose Apple () menu > System Preferences, then click Time Machine.
    2. Click Select Backup Disk (or Select Disk, or Add or Remove Backup Disk):
    3. Select your external drive from the list of available disks. Then select ”Encrypt backups” (recommended) and click Use Disk.

6. Extra Tips and Tricks

  • Air Drop
  • Renaming large batch files
  • Spotlight use for calculations & conversions
  • Annotating pdfs
  • Look up words via dictionary or thesaurus
  • Password Keychain
  • Handoff

Schedule

July

  • July 10th - 5 PM (Room 1909)
  • July 11th - 12 PM (Room 1909)
  • July 17th - 5 PM (Room 1909)
  • July 18th - 12 PM (Room 1909)
  • July 24th - 5 PM (Room 1909)
  • July 25th - 12 PM (Room 2040A)
  • July 31st - 5 PM (Room 1909)

August

  • August 1st - 12 PM (Room 1909)
  • August 7th - 5 PM (Room 1909)
  • August 14th - 5 PM (Room 1909)
  • August 15th - 12 PM (Room 1909)
  • August 22nd - 4 PM (Room 1905)
  • August 27nd - 4 PM (Room 1905)
  • August 29nd - 4 PM (Room 1905)

September

  • September 4th - 4 PM (Room 1905)
  • September 10th - 3:30 PM (Room 1905)
  • September 11th - 4 PM (Room 1905)
  • September 16th - 4 PM (Room 1905)
  • September 18th - 4 PM (Room 1905)
  • September 24th - 3:30 PM (Room 1905)
  • September 26th - 5 PM (Room 1905)
  • September 30th - 4 PM (Room 1905)
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