Digital Media Workshops
Below is an example of some of the course offerings available from Secrets of Software.
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We continuously update our list of courses to reflect evolving needs. If you have a particular training requirement not mentioned below, please talk to us on 07531013505 and we will be pleased to design an IT workshop tailored to your exact specification.
If you're unsure which elements of training might best suit your needs ask about our IT Taster Courses
Internet Basics - Save time and do it online.
Discover all the everyday tasks that can be done from the comfort of the office or your home. With a little Internet savvy you can browse and search smartly, maintain your safety, and network socially.
By understanding the layout and common parts of a webpage you won't need to read the whole page from top to bottom. Instead, you can learn to identify the most relevant parts and discard the rest. Most webpages have some sort of navigation to help you find more relevant information quickly and efficiently. Call us to discuss what you would like to learn.
Email is just one of the many popular ways to communicating online in today's world.
Starting with the basics of creating an email account and choosing a username and password we swiftly move through the essentials of writing, sending, forwarding and replying to an email as well as managing folders to store emails.
We look at adding email attachments (files, photos, videos and more) and creating links within your email to useful websites, articles and documents.
There are many more things that we can do with email, such as adding footers with links to our other online applications such as websites and social media tools.
Most people don't need to know everything. Learners are usually not looking to gain a degree in computer studies but simply to perform everyday tasks more quickly and efficiently to save time and money.
Become proficient in using Skype, understand privacy options and develop an awareness of appropriate ways to use Skype for both personal and business communications.
Use Skype for group video and voice calls, and develop a knowledge and understanding of extra features such as messaging, sending files, screen sharing and recording calls.
Using LinkedIn as an online CV and enhancing your prospects of finding and obtaining employment. LinkedIn can also raise awareness of your personal or business profile. Connect and engage with other individuals, businesses, organisations, and potential employers or customers. Keep an eye on other parties with similar interests. Join groups to share and gain knowledge relevant to your personal and professional development.
Understand how Twitter can raise awareness of your personal or business profile. Connect and engage with other individuals, businesses, organisations, and potential customers. Keep an eye on other parties with similar interests. Obtain information relevant to your personal and professional development.
Developing a well-designed professional website for your business is critical these days and WordPress is an excellent way to achieve this goal. The internet is more competitive than it ever has been and you will need an up-to-date, user-friendly, proficient website.
OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive)
OneDrive from Microsoft is the cloud based service that provides universal access to your files across platforms, across devices and with 7GB free there's nothing to stop you getting started straight away.
In this workshop we'll show you how the service works and how to edit documents anytime, any place, anywhere. We'll also look at how it can be used to share selected documents with individual colleagues, or make a file public with links from your website, blog or social media applications.
To accommodate the limited training budget of sole-traders and micro businesses we offer one-to-one coaching and run occasional open courses