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Because Blount County Public Library has received a Library Technology Training Grant, this series of Google Lunch and Learn classes is being offered to the public during 2018. Online registration is required at no cost.For lunch options, you may bring a sack lunch or an optional $10 box lunch is available from the library’s Bookmark Café and lunch order options are on the registration form. The classes will be held in the library’s new Learning Lab, a stand-alone building on Cusick Street, across from the library’s outdoor sign. Participants who have Gmail accounts should bring their email address and password. Participants who do not have a Gmail account will create one at their first class. Participants should bring their library card. In some classes, participants will also learn how to use Lynda.com, a new leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve their learning goals. A staff person will be at all classes to make sure that participants have an ecard to access Lynda.com for participants without library cards. Be sure to include email address on registration form. Each class is limited to 10 participants. Participants are invited to bring their personal laptops with wireless access to use in classes.
October 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., “Get Up and Running With Google Sites.” – in the Learning Lab. Online Registration required. Create a website from scratch. Learn how to manage your site and add collaborators. Work with text, links, and learn how to embed features like videos, Google forms, and maps. Discover how to make your site public or private and add pages.
October 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., “Google Hangouts.” – in the Learning Lab. Online Registration required. Learn how to use Google Hangouts to initiate one-to-one and group text chats, phone and video calls, how to facilitate group meetings, webinars, and more.
October 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., “Learning Online Surveys With Google Forms.” – in the Learning Lab. Online Registration required. Use online surveys to collect the feedback you need to inform your work. Discover when surveys are useful and how they can help collect the input needed to drive key business decisions. Join us for an overview of some popular survey tools, and learn how to use Google Forms to meet your survey needs.
October 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., “Using Google Slides to Create Presentations.” – in the Learning Lab. Online Registration required. Learn how to create a presentation using Google Slides. Practice sharing and collaborating when developing presentations, and see how to publish a presentation on the web. Discover tools and add-ons that will help you enhance the quality of your creations.