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Free tech skills workshops

If you’re tired of trying to figure out technology in your everyday life, join any of the free Zoom technology courses hosted by Systems & Smiles to get to grips with the basic skills. 

Feeling confident and safe with your daily
digital skills will:

  • Add value to your relationships, 
  • Support your overall well-being, and 
  • Enhance your life experiences

All you need is a device, an Internet connection, and the Zoom app! See the latest schedule below.

About your workshop host

Systems & Smiles (S&S) are passionate about harnessing the power of IT to advance people, society, and businesses. That includes supporting communities that are challenged by IT, like seniors! S&S has teamed up with Age UK Manchester to deliver these free workshops.

S&S are a UK-based, Concierge IT guru that provides growing businesses in the Lifestyle, Wellness, Creative Marketing, and Tech Startup industries with trusted, outsourced IT services.

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    Discover Android

    Wednesday 21st February 2024 15:30 - 17:00

    Did you know the Android software that powers your smartphone is made by Googe? Discover all the little features and special touches which make your Android device unique. Whether it's Samsung, Motorola, or Huawei smartphone, together we'll explore some key Google Apps, the benefits of a Google account and share top Android tech tips. 

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    Discover Digital Security

    Wednesday 20th March 2024 15:30 - 17:00

    Ever felt hesitant to authorise a software update? Don't worry, you're not alone. Staying safe online is more important than ever, so we'll show you how to browse safely, avoid scams, choose strong passwords, and protect your device from viruses.

  • We are planning more exciting and informative events in the near future!

How do I sign up?

Press the “Sign Up” button above for any of the events that grab your attention.

How much does it cost?

This is a free online course, you don’t have to pay for it.

What will I learn?

You’ll learn how to get the most out of your smartphone, use apps, edit and share photos, communicate effectively, and shop safely online.

Can I request topics for the workshops?

Yes, when you register for a workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to request topics.

What's Zoom?

Zoom is a video and audio communication platform that can be accessed online by a computer, desktop or mobile app. It gives users the possibility to connect online for audio/video conference meetings, and workshops, among other features. It’s stored in the cloud (internet).

How do I set up Zoom?

To sign up for your own free account with your computer do the following

  1. Visit https://zoom.us/signup#/signup
  2. Enter your email address.
  3. You will receive an email from Zoom (no-reply@zoom.us). In this email, click Activate Account.
  4. LogIn and start using your Zoom account.

If you are going to join from a computer you can do it through the web or using a desktop app. If the last is the case, you need to:

  1. Enter this link https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting
  2. Press the Download button for the Zoom Desktop Client section.

Note: After the Zoom desktop client installation is complete, a Zoom icon will appear on your desktop.

  1. Double-tap the icon to start using Zoom.

If you are willing to join the workshop from your smartphone:

  1. Go to your AppStore (iPhone) or Play Store (Android), type in Zoom meetings in the search bar, and download it. 
  2. Then you can sign up to your new account by pressing the “SIGN UP” button and following the steps shown in the app.

How do I join the workshop?

Once you sign up for the workshop, you will get an email with the link to the Zoom meeting and you can join from your computer or smartphone through the web, web app or app.

Can a family member or friend join a workshop with me to help me?

YES! If she/he will be in a separate location from you, please ask her/him to register for the workshop separately. If the person will be with you in the same room, she/he can join the Zoom with you.

Are the workshops accessible for individuals with disabilities?

Yes. Subtitles will be available at all times for people with hearing disabilities. As it is an online course, it’s suitable for everyone!

Is a computer necessary, or can I use a tablet or smartphone?

You can choose between any of the three. They are all suitable for the workshop. It is important that you have a good WiFi or internet connection.Remember that on the Apple course we are going to teach you about your iPhone or iPad. And in the Android workshop we are going to teach you how to use your Android-supported smartphone or tablet. It could be Samsung, Motorola, Huawei, Redmi, among others.

Are the workshops accessible for individuals with disabilities?

Yes. Subtitles will be available at all times for people with hearing disabilities. As it is an online course, it’s suitable for everyone!

Is there a skill level required for the workshop?

No, all our online courses are for beginners.