The Mac Productivity Course

Learn how to get the most out of your Mac

Conquer your Mac

Learn how to get stuff done on your Mac

Master new skills and get more enjoyment from your Mac

Many features of using a Mac may seem intimidating, but with Ian's expert guidance in this 6 weeks course, you'll be learning new skills and gaining confidence very quickly. You'll learn how to get organized and use all the main features of your Apple computer. The course contains 6 sections devoted to one main topic each week. You can watch the videos whenever you like, as many times as you like. 

Over 6 hours of video tutorials

You also get printable PDF's, quizzes, and optional homework

By watching the instructional videos each week, you'll quickly gain a much better understanding of your Mac and how you can customize it to suit your needs. Along the way, you'll learn ways to work faster and the biggest pitfalls to avoid.



  • Welcome to the Mac Productivity Course !

Section 1 : Gain a better understanding of your Mac, and get organized


  • The different parts of your Mac and how they all work together
  • Overview of the most important components of your Mac
  • The basics of the Mac interface FREE PREVIEW
  • Explanation of the Finder FREE PREVIEW
  • Using the Finder - Part 1 FREE PREVIEW
  • Using the Finder - Part 2 FREE PREVIEW
  • The Finder Sidebar FREE PREVIEW
  • Saving and organizing files and documents FREE PREVIEW
  • Customizing the Dock FREE PREVIEW
  • Keeping your software up to date
  • Declutter your Mac
  • Working with gestures and shortcuts
  • Homework
  • Links to Keyboard shortcuts and Gestures resources
  • Week 1 quizz

Section 2 : Using your Mac online, email and web-browsing tips.


  • Week 2 Intro
  • Better web browsing on the Mac
  • Using multiple browsers
  • Creating and organizing bookmarks
  • Web Browser Tips - Part 1
  • Web browser Extensions
  • Using and customizing the Mail application for Mac
  • Week 2 Quizz

Section 3 : Using iCloud and other cloud services.


  • Setting up iCloud correctly across all devices
  • Setting up your iCloud Mac preferences
  • iCloud services overview:
  • iPhone storage and iCloud
  • Setting iCloud correctly on iPhone
  • Contacts, Notes, Calendars, and Reminders
  • Photos, videos and the iCloud Photo library
  • Working with iCloud drive
  • Sharing your files and media with others
  • Using DropBox, Google Drive and OneDrive
  • Week 3 Quizz

Section 4 : Working with Photos and videos on your Apple devices.


  • Basics of Photos on Mac and iPhone
  • Organizing and editing your Photos and videos on Mac
  • Creating albums and projects in Photos
  • Photos on iPhone and iPad
  • Using other Photography apps
  • Sharing your Photos and Videos with others
  • Week 4 Quizz

Section 5 : Backing up and Mac security.


  • Using Time Machine for your Mac
  • Backing up files and media to the cloud
  • Gatekeeper and internet security
  • Password Management
  • Backing up your iDevices
  • Managing your Apple ID & 2 Factor authentication
  • Week 5 Quizz

Section 6 : Music, iTunes, and Podcasts.


  • Listening to and organizing your Music
  • Using Spotify, Apple Music and other services
  • Syncing Music across all your devices
  • Listening to and organizing Podcasts
  • Buying and organizing your apps on Mac and iPhone
  • iTunes tips and tricks
  • Week 6 Quizz

About Your Instructor

Ian Van Slyke

Ian Van Slyke

Apple certified Pro

Ian has been providing training and tech support for Apple products for over 10 years. He worked for Apple as a product trainer from 2008 to 2012, and has been running his own consulting business in Atlanta since 2014. He teaches a wide variety of students the basics of using Apple products, as well as other software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop software.

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