Monitoring, Configuring & Optimizing in macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina    |    Intermediate
  • 10 videos | 38m 6s
  • Includes Assessment
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You can configure a number of settings to make your Mac your own. Discover how to configure the energy consumption of your devices and to schedule specific times to start up or shut down. In this course you will also learn how to set up different devices as a mouse or keyboard, for example, to use shortcuts or insert text. You will also see how to make these devices accessibility friendly.


  • Discover the key concepts in the mac os catalina monitoring, configuring & optimizing course.
    Analyze and monitor your device activity
    Configure energy usage options
    Configure and adjust your sound settings
    Access and configure external devices
  • Configure keyboard settings and input sources
    Insert text using text shortcuts
    Use your voice to insert text
    Use voiceover to improve the accessibility requirements
    Configure your keyboard's accessibility settings


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    This video outlines the key content covered in the Course Overview: Monitoring, Configuring & Optimizing course, including setting up various keyboard options, using VoiceOver and optimizing your Mac's energy usage. FREE ACCESS
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    If your Mac seems slower than normal you can use the Activity Monitor to view the apps that may be causing this issue. See how to access and analyze your Mac's activity within macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Optimizing the energy usage in macOS Catalina
    4m 6s
    Optimize your energy consumption by customizing the energy usage settings on macOS Catalina. You will also see how to schedule a different time to start or shut down your device. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Adjusting the sound on your Mac in macOS Catalina
    3m 15s
    The sound on your Mac can be adjusted and managed via the sound preferences. See how to change your sound volume, add an adjustable sound icon to your menu bar as well as how to manage your input and output sound settings on macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Configuring your devices in macOS Catalina
    2m 52s
    You can connect a mouse, trackpad or other devices to your Mac via the Bluetooth settings. Learn how to set up Bluetooth connections and to configure your mouse on macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Configuring a keyboard in macOS Catalina
    3m 14s
    If you work with multiple languages, you may need to configure different input sources to match your keyboard language. Learn how to add and manage input sources on macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Inserting text automatically in macOS Catalina
    4m 34s
    Keyboard shortcuts can save you time and make using your Mac easier. In this video, learn how to create shortcuts to insert text quickly. Also learn how to use, edit and restore your keyboard shortcuts to default on macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Using voice dictation in macOS Catalina
    3m 36s
    Voice dictation allows you to insert text while speaking rather than using your keyboard. See how to activate and use voice dictation on macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Using Voice Over in macOS Catalina
    5m 15s
    If you need additional services for visual accessibility you can use VoiceOver. VoiceOver can read the text, menus and the location of your mouse cursor out loud. There is also the possibility to read within the caption box to help follow along and find keyboard shortcuts to perform tasks on macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Adapting the accessibility of your keyboard in macOS Catalina
    5m 38s
    In order to add sticky keys to aid motor accessibility needs you can use the accessibility menu within macOS Catalina. See how to add sticky and slow keys as well as how to define the duration for repeat keystrokes. FREE ACCESS


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