Welcome to Mac

This Welcome to Mac course covers the fundamentals of macOS, iLife, iWork and iCloud. It is intended for the new user who has no prior Mac experience. Students will explore macOS, Photo Booth, Photos, GarageBand and iMovie, and create text, PDF, audio and video files. Next, students will explore Pages, Numbers and Keynote, and create word processor, spreadsheet and presentation files. This course is a step-by-step approach to learning the Mac platform.

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Who should attend

New Mac users with no prior Mac experience



Course Objectives

Upon completion of the Welcome to Mac course, students will be able to: · Configure the Mac using System Preferences · Navigate the macOS user interface · Create and manipulate files · Explore useful utilities · Create PDF, audio and video files using Photo Booth, Photos, GarageBand and iMovie · Create word processor, spreadsheet and presentation files using Pages, Numbers and Keynote

Outline: Welcome to Mac (MACC101-005)

SIMPLE macOS GUIDE · Hardware Controls: System Preferences

  • Creating User Accounts
  • Energy Saver
  • Trackpad
  • Desktop and Screen Saver
  • Network
  • Printers
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

The Mac Desktop

  • The Menu Bar
  • Main Desktop Access Gestures

The Dock

  • Customising the Dock
  • Running and Quitting Apps
  • Managing Stacks and Trash

The Finder Window

  • Finder Toolbar
  • Sidebar
  • Manipulating Windows
  • Spotlight Searching

File Operations

  • Creating Documents
  • Duplicating, Renaming and Moving Documents
  • Deleting Documents
  • Sharing Documents

Gestures Review · Utilities · Managing Files

  • Sorting and arranging documents/files
  • Smart folders and advanced search

More File Operations

  • Review
  • Locking documents
  • Browsing versions

Other Applications to be explored

  • Automator

Clean up (optional)

  • Photo Booth
  • QuickTime Screen Recording
  • Photos
  • GarageBand
  • iMovie
  • Pages
  • Numbers
  • Keynote Setup requirements: A Mac device that has been freshly installed with the latest version of OS 10.15 Catalina, iLife apps, and iWork apps. It is not recommended to use a Mac with the user’s personal data on it, otherwise a new user account will need to be created for this training