Getting more from Android Tablets

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Getting more from Android Tablets

This course covers both Android Tablets and Smart Phones.

Android Tablets are made by many different manufacturers with different superficial features, but they all have common core features. They look different, but underneath the skin behave in a similar way.  This introduction to Android Tablets and Phones will help students become familiar with the useful applications (apps) installed, and give them confidence to install other useful apps.

Course Objectives

Our aim is to give a comprehensive summary of some of your Android’s features.

This is a hands-on and practical workshop to help you get the best out of it, so that you can browse the Internet and send/receive emails, confidently install apps, use the cameras for photos and video, and store data and pictures in “The Cloud”. The course will also deal with security so that you can keep yourself and your device safe from scams and malware.

A workbook is provided containing exercises to give hands-on experience and general information. This is yours to keep.

Course Structure

Five weeks x2 hours.

The topics below are flexible and will be adapted to best suit students’ needs. Course topics covered will include:

  • Week 1    Getting started
    • External & Internal Views and Controls
    • Home Screen
    • Using the Touch Screen & Finger Gestures
    • Notifications & Settings
    • Seeing which Apps are running
    • Entering text
  • Week 2    Getting Online
    • Getting Online
    • Browse the Internet
    • Setting up Accounts
    • Email Messages – Email & Gmail
  • Week 3    Applications
    • Applications – Installing, Updating and Uninstalling
    • Maps
    • Contacts
    • Calendar
  • Week 4   Camera and Video
    • Using the Camera
    • Gallery – Viewing  Images
    • Video
    • Video Calling – Skype and Google Duo
  • Week 5   Listening to Music
    • Reading Books or Magazines
    • Online Storage
    • Connecting to your PC
    • Maintenance
    • Backup and Restore
    • Security and Use of a Virtual Private network


This course is suitable for those who have attended the Starting off with Android Tablets course, or who already have some experience with the Internet and email, either using a Tablet, or on another computer.

When booking to come on this course please tell us the make and model of your tablet – this will help the tutor.

Please bring your Android tablet or smartphone along with you, ideally with a microSD card already installed so that it has extra storage space. Please bring details of your email address and password if you haven’t already set up your tablet to send/receive emails.

When and Where?

If you are unsure of the suitability of one of our courses or simply wish to find out more you can visit one of our drop in centres to discuss a course or visit our courses timetable page or our course planner page to see where and when the courses are being held.

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