Computer training scheduled
By Greg Kroll
Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 01 - August 27, 1998
NetBasics help sessions are part of an evolving program to provide new students assistance in accessing information and to assure the effective use of computer resources in classroom assignments.
The workshops begin with a very short presentation on networking basics at Virginia Tech. The core of the session is hands-on training.
First, the Eudora e-mail program is explored. Students practice activities such as sending and receiving e-mail. They learn about features such as passwords, address searching, and organizing mail.
Next is exploring the Internet using the Internet Explorer World Wide Web browser. Students gain experience in basic navigation while they view Virginia Tech web pages. They explore the library's electronic reserve and search for class materials. Students learn how to use Acrobat Reader software for viewing class materials stored in PDF files.
All workshops are held in the New Media Center, 2038 Newman Library. Each workshop covers the same material, lasts two hours and includes a short break. Classes are free of charge and first-come, first-served; no reservations are required.
Anyone desiring assistance or accommodation to participate in this program should call 1-4826. Other questions should be directed to 1-6170, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please encourage students to attend. For more information visit the NetBasics homepage at: http://www.lib.vt.edu/learning/.
Sessions are Thursday, Aug. 27: 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 28: 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 30: 6:30 p.m.; Monday, Aug. 31: 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 1: 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 2: 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 3: 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 4: 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 6: 6:30 p.m..