About Kathy

I love being involved in education because I am always learning something new and exciting. I have been teaching and helping students for over 25 years with computer applications and keyboarding classes. Before computers, I helped students learn how to use dedicated word processors. It was a long time ago! Currently, I work at MiraCosta College, a community college in California, where I teach computer applications for the Computer Applications Department and keyboarding classes for the Business Office Technology Department. I teach one- and two-day computer courses through Community Services, and work as an Instructional Assistant II for the Academic Information Services Department. I’ve been enjoying my jobs at MiraCosta for over 20 years! Prior to MiraCosta, I worked at Eldorado Business College teaching word processing and business courses. And, for about 15 years I’ve been teaching online courses (PowerPoint 2010, 2007, & 2003, and Keyboarding) through Education to Go, a division of Cengage Learning. I find teaching and learning online an awarding experience. I enjoy reading, learning, traveling, and spending time with my family. Kathy

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Gmail Tutorial 2014 – Quick Start by Anson Alexander

 

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Title Only Slide Master Image

Title Only Slide Master

Title Only slide master

PowerPoint 2010 Urban Pop Theme

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PowerPoint 2013: Text Basics

Very basic video for beginning PowerPoint 2013 users:

 

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Access and edit your files from anywhere – Office for Mac video

Did you know that you can save, edit, and share your Office for Mac files online for free, from any computer with a Web browser and Internet connection? Watch this video series to learn how.

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Introduction to Dreamweaver CS6 Online Class

Introduction to Dreamweaver CS6 Online Class

Introduction to Dreamweaver CS6You’ve taken your first steps into Web design, and your fingers are beginning to cramp from all that typing—but don’t panic! Developing your coding skills has not been in vain! You’re ready for Dreamweaver—Adobe’s preeminent Web development application—which has been designed from the ground up to make developing websites easier.

You’ll begin by touring the Dreamweaver workspace and configuring it for your specific site-management needs. You’ll learn how to use Dreamweaver’s intuitive tool set to structure text, and investigate the myriad formatting options CSS provides. Along the way, you’ll work with images, build navigation elements, discuss effective layout methods, learn where and when to use tables, and examine successful site planning strategies. By the end of the course, you’ll have successfully built a website and know how to use Dreamweaver’s built-in FTP tools to upload to the server of your choice.

Students who have enrolled in this class agree that it’s a great one. There’s what a few have said:

This was my first time taking an online course. I found it to be concise and easy to follow while giving me a great overview of Dreamweaver while giving me all the tools I needed in order to start making a website. In other words, it has given me a great foundation.

This course was very helpful for me. I am an Oracle developer/analyst who is transitioning into the web design/development/social media world. This course has given me a great foundation upon which to build. I will definitely be taking other courses from KSU continuing education department. Thanks for the knowledge.

Great class, Great Instructor! This is not my first class with Robert Fuller and won’t be my last. I have taken many class’s through ed2go but I always have learned the most with him as my instructor, not slighting the others because I know they are good but something about his style I connect with. I thoroughly enjoyed this class and learned enough to be dangerous. Looking forward to more classes.

Sounds like a good class, doesn’t it?

Imagine how excited you’ll be to have the skills you need to create your Website with Dreamweaver!

Read more here

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Office 2013 – Office 365 Tips

Microsoft’s Office-15-Minute webinars are currently covering the new Office 2013 features.

I just watched the Office 15-Minute Webinar — Favorite features in the new Office YouTube video and learned that we can edit PDF files in Word 2013! Check it out:

 

 

For more Office 2013 tips, visit this website:

http://www.microsoft.com/office/timeto365/tips-EN-US.aspx

And check out these great Office 2013 Quick Start Guides:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/office-2013-quick-start-guides-HA103673669.aspx

Feel free to post your Office tips or questions for me!

Kathy

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PowerPoint Presentations…Keep Them Simple!

The Most Effective Use Of PowerPoint video by YourNextBestSpeech

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How to Upload a PDF File to Your WordPress Blog

How to Upload a PDF File to Your WordPress Blog

by DON CAMPBELL · 4 COMMENTS

Have you ever wanted to make a PDF file available for download on your WordPress blog or website?

For example, maybe you want to make your patient pre-visit form available on your website so new patients can print it off at him and fill it in before coming to the office.

This video shows you how to use the “Add Media” button in the WordPress editor to upload an Adobe PDF file and link to it from a WordPress Page or WordPress Post.

You could also do this for a Word document, Powerpoint presentation, or any other type of file you want to make available on your blog.

via How to Upload a PDF File to Your WordPress Blog.

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Create a Website with WordPress Class

Come learn the basic principles of creating a website with WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Both are popular, free applications that people use to build professional websites and blogs. No special software is necessary and WordPress can run on Windows and Mac computers. We’ll be using WordPress.com on PCs in class; but feel free to bring your own laptop if you’d like to use it.

WordPress is user-friendly; provides good search engine optimization; and has lots of free online support. In addition, it’s easy to update your content online and set up your site with a professional theme. Come see why there are over 56 million WordPress sites in the world today!

In this class, you’ll…

Come with an idea of how you would like your website to look, the content you would like to include, and any Web-ready photos that have been re-sized for web pages.

You’ll need to be able to access your email account online in class to set up a WordPress.com account.

When: Friday, July 18 OR September 19 OR November 14, 2014
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Tuition: $80.00
Materials Cost: $10.00

Create a Website with WordPress

Instructor: Kathy Van Pelt

MiraCosta College
Location: MiraCosta College-San Elijo Campus

San Elijo campus, Room 112

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Enroll in Create a Website with WordPress at MiraCosta College

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Office 2011 for Mac – Save $50 off Family Pack for 3 Users

Great price for Office 2011 for Mac: Family Pack: 3 Users for $99

http://www.microsoft.com/mac

 

 

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