This one-session class will demonstrate several online role-playing games, commonly known as MMO’s (Massively Multiplayer Online). In these games you create a character, move him or her around to do quests, fight monsters, and gain treasure. You can play solo or group with other people from around the world. OLLI member Carol Gohm will demonstrate World of Warcraft, the most popular one, and a couple of the others, such as Lord of the Rings Online, Guild Wars 2, or Star Wars the Old Republic. There will be two hours of demonstration and an hour for those who want to stay and take turns trying out one of the games. Come see what all the fuss is about!
Have you purchased a new personal computer and feel frustrated by Windows 8? This class will explain how Windows 8 varies from earlier platforms. It will also guide you through the basic skills covered in our regular Computer I class, including: the taskbar; how to open, save and print files; how to move, resize, minimize, and maximize windows; and customizing your desktop. You must bring your own portable computer to class (laptop, notebook, etc.) as the computers in the University labs still use Windows 7. If you have Windows 8, you need to update for 8.1 prior to the first session. (Call the OLLI office if you don’t know how.) Our instructor is Jerry Vance, a retired Dow Chemical computer programmer. The class maximum is 12.
How to Optimize the Usage of Your Kindle Fire (340)
Do you mainly use your Kindle to just read books? Would you like to learn more about its capabilities but don’t know where to start? This class will provide an overview of all Kindle functions and also cover apps, cloud storage, and much more. Our instructor is Zachary Moreno, who provides computer advice to customers at a major local computer retailer. The class maximum is 20.