techKNOWtutors launches our Internet Basics Classes

Do you or someone you know have a computer or other device, but are not sure how to use it? Maybe you have a question about email? Are you worried that the internet isn’t safe?

Never fear! techKNOWtutors has developed a new 3-part class that will help get you up to speed and browsing the web with ease.

Classes take place over a 3 week period and will take place in our new accessible classroom located at 25 Anderson Avenue, St. John’s.

Intro to Computer Hardware – Thu, Nov 28th 2PM – 3PM

This class will be an overview of the different pieces of hardware that make up a computer, how to use them, and how to access the internet. We will also touch on tablets and how they can be used to access the internet.

Protecting Yourself Online – Thu, Dec 5th 2PM – 3PM

This class will help learners better understand the steps they can be taking to protect themselves online from cyber attack. We will also touch on the most common scams that criminals will try and use, and how to avoid them.

Gmail Basics

In this class we’ll focus on how to create a Google Gmail email account, as well as proper email etiquette, how to send and receive emails, and how to send attachments via email.

There is a limited number of seats to this class and registration is required. Please call us at 709-753-9860 or email us at techknowtutors@cscnl.ca to book your seat.

App Spotlight – Canadian Blood Services GiveBlood

Brief overview of the various digital tools Canadians can use to donate blood.

In an effort to make blood donation easier for Canadians, Canadian Blood Services has developed an app that can be used to schedule appointments and make the check in process easier.

Blood Donors can use the app to make an appointment, set reminders of upcoming appointments, schedule your appointments in your devices calendar, complete the questionnaire before you arrive at the donor centre, check yourself in upon arrival at the donor centre, and so much more.

Features

  • Search for donation centres near you
  • Use your current location to map local centres, and view their services and amenities
  • Bookmark your favourite locations
  • View available time slots
  • Book, view or cancel a donation appointment
  • Add appointments and reminders to your calendar
  • Easily sign-up or sign-in to access your account information
  • View and manage your personal profile
  • View and manage your notification settings
  • Store and retrieve your donor card
  • View your donation history
  • Share your donation history on social
  • Receive news and updates
  • Send feedback

Benefits

Many reviewers find that being able to book online with a simple app to be very beneficial as it removes the inconveniece of having to call-in to book.

In addition, being able to check in using the app and completing the Q-pass questionnaire prior to arriving at the clinic can help reduce the total time it takes to make a blood donation.

Where to get the app

The app is available to download for both Apple or Android devices. Simply visit the app store and search for “GiveBlood” or click the links above.