Course title:
Let’s Get Digital Taster: With Smartphones or Tablets with Trevor Parsons
Trevor Parsons
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Mon 25 Apr 2022 10:00 AM - 13:00 PM 3
Total sessions: 1
Total number of classroom hours: 3
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 3
Mon 25 Apr 2022
10:00 AM - 13:00 PM
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Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
The Parish Centre
91 Sheffield Road
S41 7JH
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£0.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Please Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Ensure you know your user names, email addresses and passwords.
Course aim:
Let’s Get Digital with your iPad or Android Tablet or Smartphone will give you an overview of how to make the most of your digital devices to participate in the Digital World.
Course description:
A taster, 'overview' session to become more familiar with the features, functions and handling of your devices. Start to develop or improve skills that will help you to organise, manage your time, your work or your leisure activities. Use the internet to find useful information in text, images and videos. Stay safe online and conduct downloads, transactions and purchases securely. Complete online forms and applications or other administration. Communicate in a variety of methods (email, text messages, voice and video and social media). Use the cameras to take images and videos. There will be a follow on 7 week course to explore the main themes from this session in more depth.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. State at least 2 main features, functions and apps on my device.
2. Navigate a device to begin to organise and find information e.g. using calendar, contacts, clocks and notes.
3. Navigate a device to begin to explore how to communicate by email, text messages, social media and online tools.
4. Navigate a device to begin to explore how to conduct downloads, transactions and online purchases.
5. Explain the importance of staying safe online and possible consequences of not staying safe.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit:

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next

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