Making the most of iLife

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On Sept. 15, UVU’s Continuing Education department started its first iLife class of the season.

Every Macintosh comes with a set of multimedia tools built to help users make the most of their digitized photos, movies and music, as well as record their own albums, create  DVDs and publish websites. Together, iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band, iWeb and iDVD are known as the iLife suite, “… all designed to work together to allow a new user or an old pro to become a producer,” said Mark Warner, course instructor.

Ideally, students will bring their own Mac notebooks so they can take home the iLife environment they build. However, anyone who would like to explore the features of iLife, whether they own a mac or not, may sign up and use a lab computer for their learning as long as they also bring a jump drive to store their projects and files.

Werner described this class as a hands-on demonstration of the exciting capabilities of the iLife suite. Students will bring their own media files, and in just six hours divided between two classes, will leave with a completed project and enough information to further delve into the software’s capabilities. “We’ll barely be able to touch the tip of the iceberg,” Warner said.

The department will offer the iLife course multiple times throughout the semester according to demand, and also offers other classes such as iWork and OSX classes. “We’re in the process of becoming a certified Apple training center,” said Werner. “If we have demand for daytime classes we’ll be offering them then, too.”

The next iLife classes will be held on Nov. 4 and 11 in LI 205 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $49.  For further information, call the department at (801) 863-8300 extension 8012.