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.

September Classes

CANCELED (No Signups) Computer Security for Regular People, Part 1, has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 22, 4pm - 6pm in the Training Center.  This class is meant as a translation of the basic concepts of computer and network security to regular people.  No need for you to be a computer expert!  Part one will go through common uses of computers.  Then, for each use we discuss what your risks are and if you should even be worried.  Instructor Justin Sell, Bella Vista Computer Services.
Note the CHANGED class day of week.

October Classes

Data: Where Is It and What To Do With It, has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 13, 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.

Computer Security for Regular People, Part 1, has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 27, 4pm - 6pm in the Training Center.  This class is meant as a translation of the basic concepts of computer and network security to regular people.  No need for you to be a computer expert!  Part one will go through common uses of computers.  Then, for each use we discuss what your risks are and if you should even be worried.  Instructor Justin Sell, Bella Vista Computer Services.

Installing WiFi Printers, has been scheduled for Friday, October 29, 9am - 10:30am.  NEW  Has your WiFi printer gone offline and you can no longer print?  Are you having trouble installing a new WiFi printer?  This class will teach you the easy steps to locate your printer and reinstall it on Win 10; how to install a new WiFi printer on Windows 10; also how to go online and download manufacturers' drivers and configure printers using a web interface.  Instructor Pete Opland.