Computers and Mobile Devices Education

Unlike most OLLI courses, which last an entire semester, computer (laptops, notebooks or desktop) and mobile device (smartphones or tablets) courses are presented in a variety of formats. Three course sessions are in this semester: the first four weeks (Session 1), middle four weeks (Session 2) and last four weeks (Session 3). A computer or mobile device course may be offered in any one of the sessions, or the more popular courses may be offered more than once (repeated) during the semester to give members more opportunities to take the course. Some courses extend for eight weeks, bridging sessions 1-2 or 2-3. Workshops (courses of less than six classes) are often offered in one or more sessions, so members may select the courses that suit their interest and time availability.


Registration Procedures for Computer and Mobile Device Courses

Computer and Mobile Devices courses, EXCEPT for the Beginning Computer Use Tutorials (BX10) are free of charges. Due to space limitations and the popularity of computer and mobile device courses, pre-registration is required for most tutorials, workshops and regular courses. Registration is NOT required for the Open Labs.


Pre-registration for all computer courses begins on August 27, two weeks before the beginning of the semester.

Session 1: September 10 - October 5

Session 2: October 8 - November 2

Session 3: November 5 - December 7


How to register online for a computer or mobile devices course:

  • Access the online registration form at:
    OLLI Computer Course Registration  or the CEC web page from the OLLI website,
  • Complete the simple registration form with the information requested. You may select more than one CEC course to register for.
  • Payment for the BX10 tutorial course (see course description below) requires payment ($5/session) AFTER completing the course, using a multi-part form available in the OLLI office.

The Computer Education Committee (CEC) invites your participation in enriching our current and future curricula, especially if you would like to share your expertise. Please attend our monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. in Room 20.

Chair : Richard McCaman         Vice-Chair : Dan Coby