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Thursday 28 May

09:30
Excel 2016: Recorded Macros CANCELLED 09:30 - 11:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course covers recording macros which provides automated steps to produce outcomes. This course does not teach VBA programming in full though you will gain an insight into what VBA is and how it relates to macros. if you want to learn VBA as a programming language then please see the self-taught course Programming in VBA - Using Microsoft Excel 2013. Not all chapters will be taught in full due to time constraints but are included for self-study.

10:00

Want to extend your knowledge of Teams? Then join us for this moderately paced course to learn how to use applications to record notes, create a Wiki, management a project and create online forms or surveys.

Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

You will:

  • Gain an insight into what is possible through tabs
  • Practice using applications that you need to work with i.e. OneNote, Wiki, Planner, Forms.

Please read

  • The course will start promptly at the time shown below, but your instructor will be online 30 minutes beforehand so you can check your computer set up.
  • You can do this ahead of the session from within Teams by clicking your user account image, Settings, Devices.
  • Using a webcam is optional but using one will give you a better learning experience

Monday 1 June

10:00

Need to get up to speed with Teams? Then join us in this friendly, slow-paced, introductory session to learn how to get up and running. Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

You will:

  • Understand Teams, Channels and an overview of what is possible in the application
  • Chat in a group or one-to-one
  • Collaborate with colleagues. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time

Places are limited to a maximum of 4, and it would benefit your learning experience to attend at the same time with the colleagues that you intend to work with online.

  • The course will start promptly at the time shown below but please attend up to 30 minutes beforehand to check your computer set up.
  • You can do this ahead of the session from within Teams by clicking your user account image, Settings, Devices.
  • Using a webcam is optional but using one will give you a better learning experience.

Tuesday 2 June

09:30
UTBS: Training Administrator Training CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course is designed for Training Administrators of a new provider on the University Training Booking System (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to administer their training programme on the UTBS.

UTBS: Training Administrator Training Online [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 Online

This course is designed for Training Administrators of a new provider on the University Training Booking System (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to administer their training programme on the UTBS. The course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

  • The course will start promptly at the time shown below but please attend up to 30 minutes beforehand to check your computer set up.
  • You can do this ahead of the session from within Teams by clicking your user account image, Settings, Devices.
  • Using a webcam is optional but using one will give you a better learning experience.

Wednesday 3 June

09:30
Adobe InDesign CC: Introduction to Desktop Publishing CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

Adobe InDesign CC is the industry leading page design and layout application. You will build up a publication from ready-prepared text, images and graphics in the same way as QuarkXpress and PageMaker.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

10:00

Need to arrange meetings using Teams? Then join us in this friendly, introductory session to learn how to get up and running. The course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate. If you are not using Outlook or Exchange Online for your email, please contact the instructor to discuss the implications of this for this course.

You will:

  • Understand the various ways of meeting with colleagues
  • Create a meeting for yourself or on behalf of others
  • Experience attending a meeting in Teams
  • Practice managing your content when leading a meeting

Places are limited to a maximum of 4, and it would benefit your learning experience to attend at the same time with the colleagues that you intend to work with online.

  • The course will start promptly at the time shown below but please attend up to 30 minutes beforehand to check your computer set up.
  • You can do this ahead of the session from within Teams by clicking your user account image, Settings, Devices.
  • Using a webcam is optional but using one will give you a better learning experience.
10:30
Drupal: An Introduction CANCELLED 10:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, 17 Mill Lane Training Room

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

This course will cover the most essential features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.

Thursday 4 June

09:30
UTBS: Training Administrator Training CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

This course is designed for Training Administrators of a new provider on the University Training Booking System (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to administer their training programme on the UTBS.

Office 2016: Excel, Word and PowerPoint Top Ten Tips (1 of 3) CANCELLED 09:30 - 10:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

Haven't had the time to fully explore all that Excel, Word and PowerPoint has to offer? If so, now's your chance to pick up a few handy tips that you may not have discovered yet. You can save a lot of time and effort working with Excel, Word and PowerPoint if you know a few tricks and shortcuts.

10:00
LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing (1 of 2) CANCELLED 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

LaTeX is a powerful document description language built on top of TeX. It is available on Unix, Windows and Macintoshes. It can be used for the presentation of plain text (including accented characters and letters outside the English alphabet), the typesetting of mathematics, the generation of tables, and producing simple diagrams. It is particularly suited for the writing of theses, papers and technical documents.

Want to practice giving Teams Live Events? Then join us in this informal introductory session to manage and deliver a webinar. The maximum number of participants for this course is limited to 4. You must have Teams installed on your computer to participate. You will need a working webcam, speakers (or headset) and mic.

You will:

  • Learn about Teams Live Events
  • Practice delivering a Live Event, please have a short PowerPoint and one other application ready to demonstrate.

Please note

  • The course will start promptly at the time shown below but please attend up to 30 minutes beforehand to check your computer set up.
  • You can do this ahead of the session from within Teams by clicking your user account image, Settings, Devices.
10:30
Office 2016: Excel, Word and PowerPoint Top Ten Tips (2 of 3) CANCELLED 10:30 - 11:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

Haven't had the time to fully explore all that Excel, Word and PowerPoint has to offer? If so, now's your chance to pick up a few handy tips that you may not have discovered yet. You can save a lot of time and effort working with Excel, Word and PowerPoint if you know a few tricks and shortcuts.

11:30
Office 2016: Excel, Word and PowerPoint Top Ten Tips (3 of 3) CANCELLED 11:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

Haven't had the time to fully explore all that Excel, Word and PowerPoint has to offer? If so, now's your chance to pick up a few handy tips that you may not have discovered yet. You can save a lot of time and effort working with Excel, Word and PowerPoint if you know a few tricks and shortcuts.

14:00
LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing (2 of 2) CANCELLED 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

LaTeX is a powerful document description language built on top of TeX. It is available on Unix, Windows and Macintoshes. It can be used for the presentation of plain text (including accented characters and letters outside the English alphabet), the typesetting of mathematics, the generation of tables, and producing simple diagrams. It is particularly suited for the writing of theses, papers and technical documents.

Friday 5 June

10:00

Need to get up to speed quickly with Teams? Then join us in this friendly, fast-paced, introductory session to learn how to get up and running. Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

You will:

  • Understand Teams, channels and gain an overview of what is possible in the application. In Teams you can:
    • video/audio chat or message colleagues one-to-one or in a group
    • arrange and attend meetings
    • collaborate in real time with colleagues - access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files
    • Add applications that you need to work with e.g. OneNote, Planner, Forms/surveys.

Please read

  • The course will start promptly at the time shown below, but your instructor will be online 30 minutes beforehand so you can check your computer set up.
  • You can do this ahead of the session from within Teams by clicking your user account image, Settings, Devices.
  • Using a webcam is optional but using one will give you a better learning experience
  • We cover the same content at a slower pace in a series of 2 hour courses.

Monday 8 June

10:00

New to online collaboration? This course aims to take the mystery out of managing your files online, syncing these to your computer and introduces a few useful functions that you may not have discovered.

Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

You will:

  • Get to grips with various online file management techniques
  • Use the assistive technologies within Teams
  • Gain a few tips to speed your work

Please read

  • The course will start promptly at the time shown below, but your instructor will be online 30 minutes beforehand so you can check your computer set up.
  • You can do this ahead of the session from within Teams by clicking your user account image, Settings, Devices.
  • Using a webcam is optional but using one will give you a better learning experience

Tuesday 9 June

09:30
Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) (1 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

10:00

Want to extend your knowledge of Teams? Then join us for this moderately paced course to learn how to use applications to record notes, create a Wiki, management a project and create online forms or surveys.

Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

You will:

  • Gain an insight into what is possible through tabs
  • Practice using applications that you need to work with i.e. OneNote, Wiki, Planner, Forms.

Please read

  • The course will start promptly at the time shown below, but your instructor will be online 30 minutes beforehand so you can check your computer set up.
  • You can do this ahead of the session from within Teams by clicking your user account image, Settings, Devices.
  • Using a webcam is optional but using one will give you a better learning experience
14:00
Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) (2 of 2) CANCELLED 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

Wednesday 10 June

09:30
Excel 2016: Introduction CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, 17 Mill Lane Training Room

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

Microsoft Excel is the chosen spreadsheet package as it is a popular choice, both on Apple Mac and PC. This is an instructor-led course for absolute beginners. There is a self-paced Excel Beginners course for those who prefer to learn at their own pace.

High Performance Computing: An Introduction (1 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

The course aims to give an introductory overview of High Performance Computing (HPC) in general, and of the facilities of the High Performance Computing Service (HPCS) in particular.

Practical examples of using the HPCS clusters will be used throughout, although it is hoped that much of the content will have applicability to systems elsewhere.

Web Authoring (Level 1): HTML - For Beginners CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

In this the first of three courses, this practical-based course is for people new to writing Web pages. Only the basics of HTML (hypertext mark-up language) will be covered. The course teaches how to write HTML from scratch using a basic Text Editor and focuses on content and structure as opposed to style. By the end of the course participants will have created four personal linked web pages. For those wishing to extend their knowledge the second course in this series Web Authoring (Level 2): CSS - Cascading Style Sheets for Beginners introduces CSS styling elements which will add colour and styling to the HTML web site created in this course. The third course in this series Web Authoring (Level 3): CSS - Cascading Style Sheets Responsive Web Design introduces Media Queries to make the web site responsive for use on both large screen and mobile phones.

10:00

Are you a Team Owner? This course teaches how to manage your team effectively including external guest members. Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

You will:

  • Learn how to create teams, channels and add members
  • Configure settings for members
  • Gain practice and have the opportunity to ask questions about team management

Please read

  • The course will start promptly at the time shown below, but your instructor will be online 30 minutes beforehand so you can check your computer set up.
  • You can do this ahead of the session from within Teams by clicking your user account image, Settings, Devices.
  • Using a webcam is optional but using one will give you a better learning experience
13:30
High Performance Computing: An Introduction (2 of 2) CANCELLED 13:30 - 16:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

The course aims to give an introductory overview of High Performance Computing (HPC) in general, and of the facilities of the High Performance Computing Service (HPCS) in particular.

Practical examples of using the HPCS clusters will be used throughout, although it is hoped that much of the content will have applicability to systems elsewhere.