Get Tech Savvy

News Date: 
21 September 2017

This fall, the Rockyford Library has partnered with Wheatland Further Education (WFES) to bring you these special learning opportunities!

Thursday, October 5, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Online Banking & Secure Password Protection
is an essential discussion about online banking, encryption, and good habits for online banking; installing and using LastPass Secure password (a free password program); developing good password practices.  Bring your own laptop, or one will be supplied upon request at registration. Bring bank card(s)/credit card(s) if you wish to set up online banking that night. Registration fee is $30. Session is limited to 10 participants

Two evenings: Thursday October 19 and October 26, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Home Device Security  is a discussion about Scams, Malware, and antivirus protection; and a demonstration of the use of free applications. Day 2 (Oct 26) looks at various applications that you can use, including: Bitdefender Online Virus Scan and good password practices (installation and setup); Malware Bytes; Spybot Search and Destroy; Windows Defender. Bring your own laptop, or one will be supplied upon request at registration. Registration fee for both evenings is $60.

Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Backups and Cloud Storage Options includes these topics: saving images to local jump drives or external hard drives; burning to discs; Cloud Storage (using Google Drive, OneDrive, or iCloud, depending upon your device) and online photo printing. Registration fee is $30. 

Saturday, January 27, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Navigating Personal Apple Devices (iPhones & iPads): Bring your Apple device(s) to this hands-on workshop at the library. Walk through many of the features of the iOS environment, work through configuring your device(s), and add useful apps from the App Store. Having your Apple ID and password set up ahead of time will facilitate this process; but if you do not have one, you will be guided through the steps to create one. As time permits, we will work on as many individual devices as possible and share the experience with the group. iOS v. 10 will most likely be covered unless iOS v. 11 has been released. Registration fee is $30. Class is limited to 8 participants.

To register for any of these sessions:

Complete a Course Registration Form ( and submit payment either in person, via email, or by regular surface mail. Please note that you are not formally registered in the class until payment has been received. You will be notified if the session is cancelled/postponed for any reason.

To register in person:
Visit Wheatland Further Education's office at Country Lane Mall in Strathmore.
Hours are Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To register by phone:
Call (403) 934-5785 with your Visa or MasterCard number.

To register by mail: 
Complete the mail-in registration form
Attach a cheque for the course fee payable to WFES or provide your credit card information
Mail to WFES, Bay A1, 510 Hwy #1, Strathmore, AB T1P 1M6

Registrations are accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Please note that cheques must be dated and received no later than two weeks prior to the course start date. Do not send cash in the mail.