Scheduled Classes

In light of the increased number of our members who are vaccinated and a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in Arkansas and Benton County, we are resuming some in-person classes starting June 22.  We will follow current COVID-19 recommendations for masking and social distancing as much as practical, and for that reason will limit class sizes to a maximum of 8. 

General Information

Classes are free to BVCC members; you may become a member of BVCC on-line. 

You must pre-register for each training session separately listed below by signing up at a preceding General Meeting; or by contacting Education Chair Grace Chang at edu@bvcomputerclub.org, texting her at 469-733-8395, or calling 479-270-1643.  Supply class title, your name, phone number, and email contact information.  If by email or text, you should follow-up if a confirmation response is not received within 24 hours.  Contact information is used to send a class reminder, or to advise should it be necessary to cancel or reschedule the class.

On-line classes:  Require a functioning Internet and an Internet-connected device with the Zoom application installed prior to class.  A device with a larger display such as a laptop or desktop is recommended.  A device with a webcam or microphone is NOT required to participate:  questions can be asked via "chat".  It is even possible to use a desktop or laptop that lacks a mic for your large display, and pair that with a telephone connection for audio.  Those signed up will be sent the Zoom meeting ID and password by email the day before the class.

November Classes

CLASS FULL Data: Where Is It and What To Do With It, has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, 9am - 11am.  NEW  Do you download files from the Internet and just leave them in the default Downloads folder forever until it is full of stuff you can no longer identify?  Do you have some folders with so many files that it is hard to find items of interest?  Learn strategies for organizing your data into folders and sub folders and efficient ways to do this using the Windows File Manager.  Instructor Pete Opland.

CLASS FULL Why, When and How to Backup Your C Drive, has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, 2pm - 4pm.  The backup procedures described in this class are relevant for all currently supported MS Windows Operating Systems.  Everyone who has a computing system they depend on to perform certain tasks, or who has a computer with pictures or other files they would hate to lose, needs to understand backups.  The time to worry about backup procedures is always before they are needed.
This class will cover the reasons one should make backups, what should prompt making a new backup, free backup programs that may be used, and where to place your backups.  Topics include installation of a backup program, an overview of the backup process, demonstration of a backup, and how to create and boot from a Rescue CD to rebuild a damaged C drive.  Instructor Pete Opland.

The 4th Wednesday Computer Security class will not be held in November or December because of the holidays during those weeks.  It will resume in January.