Go ON NI events

Go ON NI events are free and take place in libraries, community centres and various venues across Northern Ireland. They are informal technology awareness sessions to help you go online for the first time, improve your digital skills and show you more about using smartphone and tablet devices.

COVID-19 update

Due to the changing situation with COVID-19, many Go ON NI events and training sessions have been postponed until further notice.

A new virtual programme has been set up using remote learning by telephone and internet. 

Get Online Week - 19 to 25 October 2020

LibrariesNI, Supporting Communities, Digi Skills, Ulster Bank NI, Ignite IT and RNIB have all teamed up to provide remote training on many topics including:

  • email
  • social media
  • iPads
  • e-magazines
  • device settings
  • shopping online
  • apps
  • scams
  • passwords

These informational sessions can help you stay safe online, give you the resources and tools to improve your skills, get and stay connected, enjoy life remotely - and more. Extra sessions on Google Classroom, employability skills, digital banking and accessibility software are available to join.

Also, there will be a number of one- to-one sessions available to guide you through most topics including  'Zoom basics'. 

And finally, if you have an issue with your device there are Fix IT Surgeries that could help with all those settings and updates. 

All the sessions are free but they should be booked in advance and then just join in on the day.

There are YouTube videos from some of the training providers advising what types of digital training is available during Get Online Week:

If you can't find what you are looking for or have a particular training request as an individual or as a group – just contact the Go ON NI team:

Positive Ageing Month

October is also Positive Ageing Month. There are lots of activities including Book of the Week, exercise programmes, health and well-being, cooking and quizzes. As the sessions are delivered remotely, you can join in from anywhere.

Events for Get Online Week - 19 to 25 October 2020

Events Date  Time  Booking contact
DIGITALHELP Service All week 11.00 am to 12.00 pm 

text: 67300 or

phone: 075 5185 2684

Libraries Zoom sessions      

Libby - ebooks and magazines

Monday 19 October 11.00 am to 12.00 pm 

phone: 079 1229 6830

During office hours Monday to Thursday

Practice using Zoom

Monday 19 October 2:00 pm to 3.00 pm
phone: 078 4333 9159

During office hours Monday to Thursday

Introduction to iPad Part 1

Tuesday 20 October 11.00 am to 12.00 pm 

phone: 079 1229 6811

During office hours Monday to Friday

eMagazines

Tuesday 20 October 2:00 pm to 3.00 pm

phone: 079 1229 6814

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30 am to 1:30 pm 

Tuesdays 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Introduction to iPad Part 2

Wednesday 21 October 11.00 am to 12.00 pm 

phone: 079 1229 6811

During office hours Monday to Friday

WhatsApp Part 1

Wednesday 21 October 2:00 pm to 3.00 pm

phone: 078 4333 9159

During office hours Monday to Thursday

Android

Thursday 22 October 11.00 am to 12.00 pm 

phone: 079 1229 6830

During office hours Monday to Thursday

Email on iPad

Thursday 22 October 2:00 pm to 3.00 pm

phone: 079 1229 6792

During office hours Monday to Friday

One to one Zoom sessions - Digital Learning Day Thursday 22 October 10.00 am to 11.00 am

phone: 079 1229 6811

During office hours Monday to Friday

One to one Zoom sessions - Digital Learning Day Thursday 22 October 10.00 am to 11.00 am

phone: 078 4333 9159

During office hours Monday to Thursday

One to one Zoom sessions - Digital Learning Day Thursday 22 October 11.00 am to 12.00 pm

phone: 079 1229 6792

During office hours Monday to Friday

One to one Zoom sessions - Digital Learning Day Thursday 22 October 11.00 am to 12.00 pm

phone: 079 1229 6790

During office hours Monday to Friday

One to one Zoom sessions - Digital Learning Day Thursday 22 October 12:00 pm to 1.00 pm

phone: 079 1229 6811

During office hours Monday to Friday

One to one Zoom sessions - Digital Learning Day Thursday 22 October 12:00 pm to 1.00 pm

phone: 079 1229 6814

9.30 am to 1.30 pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
One to one Zoom sessions - Digital Learning Day Thursday 22 October 2:00 pm to 3.00 pm

phone:079 1229 6830

During office hours Monday to Thursday

One to one Zoom sessions - Digital Learning Day Thursday 22 October 2:00 pm to 3.00 pm

phone: 078 4333 9159

During office hours Monday to Thursday

Facebook Messenger Friday 23 October 11.00 am to 12.00 pm 

phone: 079 1229 6814

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30 am to 1:30 pm 

Tuesdays 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Scams Friday 23 October 2:00 pm to 3.00 pm

phone: 079 1229 6790

During office hours Monday to Friday

Supporting Communities Zoom sessions      

Individual Support Sessions

Monday 19 October 9.30 am to 4.15 pm 

email: martin@supportingcommunities.org

phone: 07743562027

Online Safety/Scam Awareness in partnership with Ulster Bank Tuesday 20 October 11 am to 12.00 pm 

email: martin@supportingcommunities.org

phone: 077 4356 2027

 Introduction to Zoom  Training Wednesday 21 October 11 am to 12.30 pm  

email: martin@supportingcommunities.org

phone: 077 4356 2027

Online Safety/Scam Awareness in partnership with Ulster Bank Thursday 22 October 11am to  12.00 pm 

email: martin@supportingcommunities.org

phone: 077 4356 2027

Downloading apps to your smartphone or tablet Friday 23 October 11am to  12.00 pm 

email: martin@supportingcommunities.org

077 4356 2027

Ulster Bank - Facebook, Zoom Sessions      
Fraud  and scams - live on Facebook Monday 19 October 3.00 pm Live on Ulster Bank Facebook and Ulster Bank YouTube
Ways to bank - live on Facebook Wednesday 21 October 11.00 am Live on Ulster Bank Facebook and Ulster Bank YouTube
Digital safety - Zoom webinar Friday 23 October 11.00 am Information to follow
RNIB Sessions      

Technology for Life Programme - technology queries  giving information, advice and guidance over the phone or by email

All week 9.00 am to 5.00 pm 

phone: 0303 123 9999

email: tfl@rnib.org.uk

Digi Skills Sessions      

Google Classroom workshop – Navigation of Google Classroom as a parent or student

Monday 19 October 10.00 am to 11.00 am

phone: 074 2692 1916 or join on Eventbrite

 

CV and cover letter - new job, risk of redundancy or changing jobs? 

Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 October 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm

phone: 074 2692 1916

Tuesday - redundancy and upskilling

Wednesday - school leavers/ first time applicants to labour market

Virtual interviews and public speaking

Friday 23 October 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm

phone: 074 2692 1916

Tickets on Eventbrite

Benefits of being online and  social media for job applications

Thursday 22 October 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm

phone: 074 2692 1916

Tickets on Eventbrite

Ignite IT      

Get ready for Get Online Week – learn how to Zoom 

Monday 14 to Friday 18 October 10.00 am to 5.00 pm phone: 08000 488 638

Tech support

All week 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Complete the online form or phone: 08000 488 638

Fix IT Surgery – bring your laptop or tablet to the Lisburn office 

All week 10.00 am to 4.00 pm phone: 08000 488 638

Take a Tablet  - iPad

Monday 19 October 11.00 am to 12.00 pm phone: 08000 488 638

Take a Tablet - Android

Monday 19 October 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm phone: 08000 488 638

Zoom into Action

Tuesday 20 October 10.00 am to 11.00 am, 11.30 am to 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm Face to face session in Lisburn - phone: 08000 488 638

Digital photography for beginners

Wednesday 21 October 11.00 am to 12.00 am phone: 08000 488 638

Email for beginners

Wednesday 21 October 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm phone: 08000 488 638

World of Apps

Thursday 22 October 11.00 am to 12.00 am phone: 08000 488 638

Fancy stuff with photos

Thursday 22 October 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm phone: 08000 488 638

Online Safety Quiz

Friday 23 October 11.00 am to 12.00 am and 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm phone: 08000 488 638

More information on all courses and full details of booking and contact details can be found at:

LibrariesNI - Zoom sessions

New Zoom sessions from LibrariesNI include:

  • iPads
  • emails
  • Messenger
  • Androids
  • scams
  • WhatsApp
  • Kindle
  • eBooks
  • eMagazines
  • Skype

To find out more about the Libraries NI Zoom sessions, including a timetable for September and contact details for their digital team, visit the Libraries NI website.

Digital help sheets are also available on many topics such as emails, shopping online, guides for many apps, scams and passwords but also topics for health & exercise, cooking and crafts..

In line with Coronavirus restrictions announced on 14 October 2020,  Libraries NI will remain open for a ‘book and collect’ service. For the latest service information visit the Libraries NI website

Digital skills

Do you or anyone you know need help with digital skills such as shopping online, email or keeping in touch with friends and family during this uncertain time? A digital way forward could be of some assistance in making life easier.

Check out our Go ON NI website for  e-learning and training guides on many topics covering how to stay safe online, shopping and staying in touch through Social Media.  

You may also wish to avail of LibrariesNI  eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines

There is a variety of reading choice for customers with nearly 19,000 titles of eBooks/audiobooks, including a selection of eBooks that parents can download and share with children.

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