What is the course about?
This course will help you to learn how to set up and create a Facebook profile, page and group, use them effectively and understand the differences between them. You will learn how to start a Twitter account, how to follow others and make your own tweets, including what you can and can't say! You will also learn how to use Instagram - how to set up an account, what to use it for, how to share photos and create stories.
What will we cover?
Setting up a Facebook profile, page and group
Writing effective posts
Creating an Instagram profile
Setting up a Twitter account
Sending tweets and following your favourite tweeters, etc.
Managing your privacy and your account security
Staying safe and secure such as passwords, hacker accounts, spam, etc.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Introduction of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
• Setup a Facebook profile, page and group
• Write effective posts
• Create an Instagram profile
• Share photos
• Set up a Twitter account
• Send tweets and follow your favourite tweeters
• Manage your privacy and your account security
• Stay safe and secure such as passwords, hacker accounts, spam, etc.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have basic computing and internet skills. You should be able to follow spoken instructions, read, understand and follow written instructions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Each student has their own computer. Presentations will be made using computers, interactive whiteboard, overhead screen and printed notes. Step-by-step instruction, with demonstrations where appropriate, will help you grasp the concepts. Classes are taught in British Sign Language, and written English.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring a folder with plastic wallets, pens and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
There are a variety of other courses you could do at the same time - for example:
Edit and improve your photos online
Introduction to Indesign
Google drive and the cloud - for Deaf people.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details