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NMUG Classes

NMUG classes are only available to signed-up members, and the next season of classes starts on January 8, 2022 but, now that we are Zooming all classes, we may be able to offer even more in future. We'll keep you posted on any changes or developments!

NMUG is well known for the quality of our classes. All on Zoom, which gives us an international audience in the thousands. And we have an incredible selection of events planned. Remember, you need to be a member to take part, but once you're a member of the NMUG family, it's a snip at just $20 per class (and the opportunity to register for 9 and get a 10th one absolutely FREE!).

Our NMUG class instructors are all knowledgeable, expert level presenters on Apple-related products, computer software and tech.

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Meet Our Instructors and see What's Coming Up in 2022....

Chita Hunter

Chita Hunter

Class Director and Software Technology Trainer for Apple and Adobe Creative Cloud programs
InDesign User Magazine contributor, MacGroup-Detroit Tech Blog contributor. Visit Chita's YouTube page

Joe Kissell

Joe Kissell

Author of over 60 books about technology, MacWorld contributor, publisher and author of Take Control Books. See what they're all about 

Dan Wassink

Dan Wassink

Owner of Dan’s Tutorials. More than 1300 lessons - tutorials, lessons and tips. Have a look 

Jeff Bohr

Jeff Bohr

Owner Naples Mac Help and Apple Certified Support, Professional Author of Jeff’s Tech Articles and various tech books. Find out more

Marilyn VonSeggern

Marilyn VonSeggern

Educator of Apple and iOS products, knowledgeable and respected member of NMUG

Mitch Bryars

Mitch Bryars

Educator of Apple and iOS products Apple Beta Tester, knowledgeable and respected member of NMUG

James Corsica

James Corsica

Educator of AppleTV and Apple Media products, knowledgeable and respected member of NMUG

Jeff Carlson

Jeff Carlson

Author of best-selling books on the Mac and digital photography, MacWorld contributor, Contributing editor of TidBITS Learn more

Josh Centers

Josh Centers

Managing editor of TidBITS and a freelance writer who has written for Macworld, the Magazine, Boing Boing, and the Sweethome. He has been featured on Daring Fireball, the Loop, TUAW, and Scientific American, and is a frequent guest on MacVoices.

Christian Boyce

Christian Boyce

A Mac and iPhone consultant and author. He started helping people with their Macs as a University of Texas graduate student in 1985 and turned it into a full-time business in 1991. His site is loaded with over 500 how-to articles for iPhone and Mac users..

Eckart Goette

Eckart Goette

Naples MUG's class registrar and facilitator.

ZOOM USE AND UPDATED FEATURES

ZOOM USE AND UPDATED FEATURES

Class Date: 01/08/22

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm E.S.T.

Instructor: Dan Wassink

Class Description:
The online meeting app Zoom has been instrumental in introducing us and keeping us all connected these past two years. Zoom continues to be indispensible as we continue to engage with the online community of Apple Users and navigate our new normal.

Learn how to get the best use out of Zoom on your computer and iDevices.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • How to view Zoom Meeting information

  • Zoom General Settings

  • Zoom View Options

  • Screen Sharing Options

  • Camera and Microphone Settings

  • Virtual Backgrounds

  • Raise your hand and other Interactions in a Zoom Meeting

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

  • The basics of Zoom on the iPad and iPhone

  • Lighting Tips for Meetings

  • Scheduling a Zoom Meeting

Instructor Info:
Dan Wassink is the the owner, trainer, and most everything else for Dan’s Tutorials. He personally has been working on the Mac for over 30 years, starting out in the magazine publishing industry. He then went to work for Apple as a Genius helping people on a daily basis with their Apple devices. He decided to develop tutorials and offer them through online and through the App Store, He quit Apple and hasn’t looked back. He also helps out a local private school that is all Apple based. He has helped hundreds of thousands of people learn more about their Apple products through his tutorials.

Dan’s Tutorials


macOS MONTEREY + TIPS & TRICKS

macOS MONTEREY + TIPS & TRICKS

Class Date: 01/15/22

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm E.S.T.

Instructor: Jeff Bohr

Class Description:
MacOS has a new operating system, Monterey. With Monterey there is lots to know and learn. Jeff Bohr, an Apple Certified Support Professional, and NMUG member, will take us on a comprehensive walk through of the new features, feature updates, and changes in MacOS Monterey. And Jeff will arm us with lots of great Tips and Tricks to get us up to speed and off to a great start with this new MacOS.

Instructor Info:
Owner of Naples Mac Help, Jeff Bohr is an Apple Certified Apple Support Professional, who has been using the Mac platform since 1986. Jeff provides on-site support and training in the Naples, Florida area, for both residential and business clients. Jeff has written many tech articles.


PAGES

PAGES

Class Date: 01/22/22

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm E.S.T.

Instructor: Chita Hunter

Class Description:
Have you been using Apple’s Pages app to create just simple text documents and think that’s all it can do? Then you are in for quite a treat. Pages does so much more. This Pages class will show you many of the features that you are skipping over, that will make your document creation easier and much better looking. Learn the power of Pages.

“Last week I entered a short story competition and used Pages for all three stories merely because it gives a word count. I used the basic layout which I found limiting and frustrating. Since your presentation I can see where I use Pages so poorly, by using it as a simple text page and without understanding its potential.” “It was a Master Class.”

Instructor Info
Chita Hunter is a Software Technology Trainer for Apple and Adobe Creative Cloud programs. With over 30 years in the industry, Chita has worked for Adobe Systems, Inc., as an application specialist in Adobe’s flagship apps Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Illustrator and more. She continues to train graphic professsionals in agencies and individuals locally and worldwide. Chita has contributed to online and print publications such as InDesign User Magazine, MacGroup-Detroit Tech Blog. Chita’s technology videos can be viewed on her YouTube channel.

Visit Chita's YouTube Channel


iPHONE 13 AND iOS 15

iPHONE 13 AND iOS 15

Class Date: 01/29/22

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm E.S.T.

Instructor: Christian Boyce

Class Description:
Do you have a new iPhone 13, and need to know how to use it? Or maybe you are contemplating getting an iPhone 13 and want to know what are its great features. Do you have many questions about the new features and settings in iOS15? Does it all seem overwhelming? Then this class is for you. All-Things-Apple aficionado Christian Boyce, will walk you through the new iPhone 13 and highlight features of the new iOS 15.

Instructor Info:
“I'm a Mac user, an iPhone user, a native Californian, and an honorary Texan. A former rocket scientist, an author, a speaker, and a semi-competitive barbecuer. If it's from Apple, I know about it, and I can help you use it better. Macs, iPhones, iPads, iCloud. Training, support, automation. I’m Mac and iPhone consultant and author. I started helping people with their Macs as a University of Texas graduate student in 1985 and turned it into my full-time business in 1991. My site is loaded with how-to articles for iPhone and Mac users– now over 500 articles.”

Visit Christian's website


iPAD AND iPadOS 15

iPAD AND iPadOS 15

Class Date: 02/05/22

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm E.S.T.

Instructor: Josh Centers

Class Description:
With Apple’s release of new iPads and the new iPadOS 15, there is lots to learn. Take Control author and TidBITS managing editor, Josh Centers, will walk you through a comprehensive overview of iPadOS 15 with a wide array of select features, important new and updated features, optimal settings, and so much more in-between. If you own or are thinking of purchasing an iPad, this class is for you.

Instructor Info:
Josh Centers is the managing editor of TidBITS and a freelance writer who has written for Macworld, the Magazine, Boing Boing, and the Sweethome. He has been featured on Daring Fireball, the Loop, TUAW, and Scientific American, and is a frequent guest on MacVoices.


APPLE WATCH, FITNESS AND ACCESSIBILITY

APPLE WATCH, FITNESS AND ACCESSIBILITY

Class Date: 02/12/22

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm E.S.T.

Instructor: Chita Hunter

Class Description:
Health is our number one priority. Apple has put health at the core of its offerings and with the Apple Watch, iPhone apps, accessibility features, and Fitness+, Apple has put health front and center. Learn about these features and devices and how they work to help you be at your best of heatlh and to help you when you need it.

Instructor Info:
Chita Hunter is a Software Technology Trainer for Apple and Adobe Creative Cloud programs. With over 30 years in the industry, Chita has worked for Adobe Systems, Inc., as an application specialist in Adobe’s flagship apps Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Illustrator and more. She continues to train graphic professsionals in agencies and individuals locally and worldwide. Chita has contributed to online and print publications such as InDesign User Magazine, MacGroup-Detroit Tech Blog. Chita’s technology videos can be viewed on her YouTube channel.


iCLOUD

iCLOUD

Class Date: 02/19/22

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm E.S.T.

Instructor: Joe Kissell

Class Description:
Have you ever felt that iClould and iCloud Drive can be a bit of a mystery sometimes? Do you feel that maybe you aren’t getting your full use out of iCloud? Then, this class is for you. Author of Take Control of iCloud, Joe Kissell, will walk you through a brief history of iCloud an then take you for an comprehensive overview of iCloud and iCloud Drive features. As Joe says. “I focus on what I think of as the interesting parts of iCloud. I show you what iCloud is capable of, how to think about it, and how to put its key features to good use. In the process, I hope to expose you to useful capabilities you never knew existed.”

Instructor Info
Joe Kissell is author of over 60 books about technology, Joe is a frequent MacWorld contributor, Joe is also the publisher and author of Take Control Books.

Visit Take Control Books


ENTERTAINMENT AND STREAMING

ENTERTAINMENT AND STREAMING

Class Date: 02/26/22

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm E.S.T.

Instructor: James Corsica

Class Description:
Media Entertainment and Streaming has become a big part of our lives. In the past two+ years, we have been a captive audience and streaming services took note and exploded because of it. In this informative and insightful class, James Corsica will take you through the many offerings of streaming video sevices and streaming music services, streaming equipment, SmartTVs, third-party devices, costs, and what this all can mean to your entertainment needs and enjoyment.

Instructor Info
James Corsica is an educator of AppleTV and Apple Media products, a retired college prep math teacher and not-retired actor who watches way too much TV.  Jim taught advanced HS math for 45 years in Cleveland OH, Racine WI and at Community School and Gulf Coast HS in Naples, FL. and was a charter member of the Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3) movement, which began in the early 90s, and promoted the use of graphing calculators in the classroom.  In 1977, Jim successfully presented a proposal to the Prairie School’s board of directors to purchase an APPLE II machine featuring a 16K memory, a cassette recorder for saving programs, and a portable RCA television as a monitor. Jim has had four generations of APPLE TV and uses it for streaming device and for his iTunes library of almost 14,000 songs. 


PHOTOS

PHOTOS

Class Date: 03/05/22

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm E.S.T.

Instructor: Dan Wassink

Class Description:
Apple’s Photos app is easy to use and has great beginner and advanced features that allow you to edit, enhance, organize, and share your images and videos taken with your iDevices. Learn how to use and get the most out of Photos.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • How to keep all your photos organized on all your devices

  • How to find photos and videos

  • Crop and straighten photos

  • How to share photos and videos

  • How to view photos by location

  • How to add titles and captions to your photos

  • View and edit your photos on the iPad and iPhone

Instructor Info:
Dan Wassink is the the owner, trainer, and most everything else for Dan’s Tutorials. He personally has been working on the Mac for over 30 years, starting out in the magazine publishing industry. He then went to work for Apple as a Genius helping people on a daily basis with their Apple devices. He decided to develop tutorials and offer them through online and through the App Store, He quit Apple and hasn’t looked back. He also helps out a local private school that is all Apple based. He has helped hundreds of thousands of people learn more about their Apple products through his tutorials.

Visit Dan’s Tutorials


SECURITY

SECURITY

Class Date: 03/12/22

Time: 10.00am - 12.30pm E.S.T.

Instructor: Jeff Bohr

Class Description:
Security and protection is the number one concern for our computer and online lives. In this class on security, Jeff Bohr, will cover topics such as creating and managing great passwords, email safety, avoiding hacks and scams, safe online practices, VPNs, protecting your devices, great backup strategies and review Apple’s security practices.

Instructor Info:
Owner of Naples Mac Help, Jeff Bohr is an Apple Certified Apple Support Professional, who has been using the Mac platform since 1986. Jeff provides on-site support and training in the Naples, Florida area, for both residential and business clients. Jeff has written many tech articles.

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