Join one of the City Club Library online classes for an informative, self paced way to learn about new technology or locate information on selected topics within the collection. Classes are open to all Club members and online discussion and group activities are available to participants.

Available Courses

Blogging

Are you intrigued by the blogging world? Have you thought of taking the plunge into blogging, or have your started your journey but are looking for some pointers on how to take your blog to the next level? 

This course is designed so you can complete it in your own time at your own pace. The class notes provide an overview into blogging, explore different blogging platforms, blogging etiquette and how to generate traffic towards your blog.

Interested in this online course? Contact the Library for further details. For bookings call the Library on (03) 9944 8180 or email clublibrary@racv.com.au.

Cloud Computing

Do you use multiple computers and find it difficult to keep your files up to date? Do you need to store your files remotely so they can be accessed by others? Do you want to find out more about the cloud? This online course will provide you with detailed class notes on the topic, exercises to practise what you learn and the opportunity for further assistance if required.

Interested in a session? Contact the Library for further details. For bookings call the Library on (03) 9944 8180 or email clublibrary@racv.com.au.

Effective Internet Searching

New to the world of computers and the internet or do you simply want to acquire a better understanding of how to effectively search the internet?

An online class developed by the experienced City Club Library staff, this course will provide you with detailed class notes, exercises to practice what you learn and the opportunity for further assistance if required. With topics including basic and advanced searching techniques, use of effective search term strategies and how to evaluate websites, you will soon be able to quickly find and identify quality information.

Interested in this online course? Contact the Library for further details. For bookings call the Library on (03) 9944 8180 or email clublibrary@racv.com.au.

Email Basics

Does it seem like everyone else knows how to use email except you? 

If you want to start using this useful tool to stay in touch with friends and family, a self-paced take home course starting with the basics is just what you need. Focused on getting you started with your first email account with Outlook or Gmail, this course will teach you how to sign up to, write and send emails, add attachments and how to organise your inbox. The course will also cover email etiquette and security.

Interested in a session? Contact the Library for further details. For bookings call the Library on (03) 9944 8180 or email clublibrary@racv.com.au.

Google

We all know that Google is an effective Internet search engine but did you know that you can use it for more than just basic web searches? In this free online course learn how to produce documents and collaborate with Google Docs, connect with people via Google+, share and edit your photos, and explore the world from your computer with Google Maps and Google Earth. 

Interested in this online course? Contact the Library for further details. For bookings call the Library on (03) 9944 8180 or email clublibrary@racv.com.au.

Internet Security

We are all aware of the need to stay safe while we are online; however do we know just how to achieve it? 

Not only do we need to protect our computers from viruses but also ourselves from becoming vulnerable to harassment, identity theft and privacy violations. 

This RACV Club Library online courses introduces you to the types of threats you may encounter online and will help establish basic internet security strategies to help fight against viruses, how to deal with identity theft, the best way to deal with cyberbullying and how to shop safely and protect against online fraud.

Interested in this online course? Contact the Library for further details. For bookings call the Library on (03) 9944 8180 or email clublibrary@racv.com.au.

Music Appreciation

Do you enjoy music, want to broaden your listening experience but do not know where to start? 

Join the City Club Library's online course Introduction to music and you will gain, through class notes, listening lists and online discussion, the knowledge to explore the wide and varied music holdings in the City Club Library with confidence. The self paced 10 session course covers musical traditions as diverse as classical, jazz, country and western, pop and rock and various styles from around the globe.

Interested in this online course? Contact the Library for further details. For bookings call the Library on (03) 9944 8180 or email clublibrary@racv.com.au.

Pinterest

The arrival of online photo sharing sites has been one of the exciting developments for social media in the past few years. 

In this free course learn how to use one of the most popular programs offering this function, Pinterest. Learn how to create and share virtual “pin boards” of images, “pin” content, “follow” other’s boards and “share” your efforts, both within Pinterest and on other social media platforms. A useful tool to hobbyists, researchers or simply those browsing for visual inspiration, Pinterest is great way to use enormous amount visual information available on the Internet in a creative – and fun – way!

Interested in a session? Contact the Library for further details. For bookings call the Library on (03) 9944 8180 or email clublibrary@racv.com.au.

Podcasting

Long before there was streaming, there was podcasting and this affordable and efficient way to access a range of digital content remains as useful and relevant today as it ever was.   From radio to television programs, course to lectures, music to children’s content, podcasts offer an enormous range of information from Australia and around the world. This course will teach you how to search for podcasts and access the content, using a range of case studies to introduce the range of methods for using podcasts

Interested in this online course? Contact the Library for further details. For bookings call the Library on (03) 9944 8180 or email clublibrary@racv.com.au.

Skype

Have you heard of Skype but wondered what is it, how it works and whether it is of any use to you? A VoIP service, Skype allows voice and video calls to be made over the Internet. This introductory online self-paced course explains what hardware and software is required; where to download the application; the most common features of the application and how to use the platform to keep in contact with friends and family when travelling or when living in another city.

Interested in this online course? Contact the Library for further details. For bookings call the Library on (03) 9944 8180 or email clublibrary@racv.com.au.

Social Media for Business

Social media is not just a way to keep in contact with friends and family, it can also be a powerful business tool. 

This online course not only explains why using social media is now so critical for business but also outlines how to create a strong online presence, which social media platforms are most effective for businesses and how to best engage with new and existing customers. 

If you are new to social media and want to understand why it is important and how it is going to benefit your business, then this online course is for you.

Contact the City Club Library on (03) 9944 8180 or clublibrary@racv.com.au.

Travel Apps

Online technology has changed the way many now travel. 

Apps are an integral part of this shift, allowing a phone or tablet to become an invaluable tool in preparing for travel as well as during the holiday. This course will teach you Apps work and outline the significant products for the key topics associated with travel such as making bookings, communication, destination information and maps.

Interested in a session? Contact the Library for further details. For bookings call the Library on (03) 9944 8180 or email clublibrary@racv.com.au.

Travel Research

There has never been so much travel information available – and never has a helping hand been more needed to ensure travel preparation is full of anticipation and not toil! 

The City Club Library staff have had many years experience in using a wide range of resources for travel information and have drawn on such expertise to create an online course to help you make sense of it all. This 4 part course will provide you with detailed class notes, exercises to practice what you learn and the opportunity for further assistance if required. 

For the novice independent traveller unsure of where to start to the more experienced researching wanting to hone their skills, this course is a great way to learn how to maximize the benefit from your preparation time and explore new types of information, such apps, e-books and blogs.

This course is designed to complete in your own time at your own pace using the detailed notes and exercises.

Interested in this online course? Contact the Library for further details. For bookings call the Library on (03) 9944 8180 or email clublibrary@racv.com.au

YouTube

There is much more to YouTube than teenage pranksters and piano playing cats. Free and easy to use, this video sharing platform is also home to useful information uploaded from reputable sources making it an ideal support tool for recreation, professional development and even business. Learn how to search for content, create playlists, subscribe to channels and even upload content. A great way to learn the basics of YouTube so you can get started on exploring all that is available.

Interested in a session? Contact the Library for further details. For bookings call the Library on (03) 9944 8180 or email clublibrary@racv.com.au.