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Course Syllabus: OS X Yosemite


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Course Description

OS X Yosemite is the latest version of the OS X operating system released by Apple on June 2, 2014.  It can be installed on any Mac device that meets the general specification requirements and can be installed for free by going to the Apple App Store.  With a redesigned interface, OS X Yosemite gives users a refreshed, modern look, but also more power and ease-of-use than ever before.

 

In this course, you will learn to navigate and use OS X Yosemite, including how to:

 

·    Navigate OS X Yosemite's interface

·    Work with files, folders, and icons in OS X Yosemite

·    Search your Mac using Spotlight and the Finder window

·    Work with the Dock, Finder toolbar, and Menulets

·    Find apps, music, moves and more in the App Store and iTunes

·    Use the heads-up program switcher

·    Use FireWire or Thunderbolt disk mode

·    Record movies or your screen

·    Edit and play movies in QuickTime

·    Play and record sounds

·    Use the Mail app to check, send, and receive email

·    Create user accounts and set parental controls

·    Run Windows on a Mac

 

You will also learn about:

 

·    Programs and applications in OS X Yosemite

·    Cocoa and Carbon programs

·    Mission Control

·    Dashboard

·    The free OS X Yosemite programs

·    Notifications and the Notification Center

·    Time Machine

·    iCloud Backup and iCloud Drive

·    Hotspot, AirDrop, and Handoff 

·    The new Safari web browser

·    Gatekeeper, Firewall, and privacy shields

·    The Messages app

·    Printing in OS X Yosemite

·    Working with Fonts and Font Book

·    Keychain and Password Assistant

·    And more

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have the following:

- Access to Mac OSX Yosemite(recommended) *
- a high school reading level.

Course Goals

  • Navigate OS X Yosemite’s interface
  • Work with files, folders, and icons in OS X Yosemite
  • Search your Mac using Spotlight and the Finder window
  • Work with the Dock, Finder toolbar, and Menulets
  • Find apps, music, moves and more in the App Store and iTunes
  • Use the heads-up program switcher
  • Use FireWire or Thunderbolt disk mode
  • Record movies or your screen
  • Edit and play movies in QuickTime
  • Play and record sounds
  • Use the Mail app to check, send, and receive email
  • Create user accounts and set parental controls
  • Run Windows on a Mac

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class. In order to fully benefit from this course, though, you do need access to OS X Yosemite.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review exam along with an assignment. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe new features of OS X Yosemite.
  • Describe methods for navigating OS X Yosemite.
  • Demonstration Search Using Spotlight.
  • Identify OS X Yosemite Elements.
  • Describe working with data in OS X Yosemite.
  • Describe working with sounds, videos, and speech in Yosemite.
  • Describe using the mail app for all your email accounts.
  • Describe working with printers, fonts, and colors.
  • Know security settings, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Assessment Guide

Assignment 11
Exam 110
Assignment 21
Exam 210
Assignment 31
Exam 310
Assignment 41
Exam 410
Assignment 51
Exam 510
Assignment 61
Exam 610
Assignment 71
Exam 710
Assignment 81
Exam 810
Assignment 9100
Exam 99
Assignment 101
Exam 1010
Assignment 111
Exam 1110
Assignment 121
Exam 1210
Assignment 13100
Exam 1310
Assignment 141
Exam 1410
Assignment 151
Exam 1510
Assignment 161
Exam 1610
The Final Exam75
Total Points:448
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