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June 2020

Mon 1

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
Tue 2
UTBS: Training Administrator Training (Live Online using Microsoft Teams) [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1

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.

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
Wed 3
Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Meetings (Live Online using MS Teams) new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1

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
Thu 4

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.
Fri 5
Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Fast Track (Live Online using MS Teams) new [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1

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.
Mon 8

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
Tue 9

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.
Wed 10

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

July 2020

Wed 1
UTBS: Training Provider Manager Training Not bookable 09:00 - 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.

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

Excel 2016: Recorded Macros Not bookable 09:30 - 11:00 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 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.

Adobe InDesign CC: Introduction to Desktop Publishing Not bookable 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.

Tue 7
Python 3: Advanced Topics (Self-paced) Not bookable 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan 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.

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series and is suitable for people who have Python experience equivalent to either of the introductory courses: Introduction for Absolute Beginners or Introduction for Programmers

These sessions consist of a selection of self-paced mini-courses, each taking at most a half-day. Python expert(s) from the UCS will be present to answer questions or address difficulties with these. Attendees can select from the available topics to most closely meet their individual needs. Attendees are welcome to attend more than one session to work through multiple topics. If an attendee finishes a topic with time to spare they may select another, and so on.

UTBS: Training Administrator Training Not bookable 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.

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.

Wed 8
NVivo: An Introduction for Qualitative Research Not bookable 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Titan 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.

This course will introduce NVivo a Computer Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) which supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It provides a means to collect, organise and analyse content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys and audio.

Thu 9
Research Computing: Infrastructure as a Service (1 of 2) Not bookable 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Titan 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 Research Computing Infrastructure as a Service (RCIS) provides instant high performance compute, storage, network resources and other functionality. It helps avoid the expense and complexity of buying and managing your own physical servers and other data centre infrastructure. It enables IT practitioners and research groups to build their own scalable platforms that fit their exact needs and requirements. Departmental IT or Research Groups are able to submit an application here to rent a portion of the available cloud resources, on which to build their own research computing platforms without needing to first provision physical hardware in their home department.

Please register your interest in the course and we will be in touch when we have finalised dates.

Research Computing: Infrastructure as a Service (2 of 2) Not bookable 13:30 - 16:30 University Information Services, Titan 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 Research Computing Infrastructure as a Service (RCIS) provides instant high performance compute, storage, network resources and other functionality. It helps avoid the expense and complexity of buying and managing your own physical servers and other data centre infrastructure. It enables IT practitioners and research groups to build their own scalable platforms that fit their exact needs and requirements. Departmental IT or Research Groups are able to submit an application here to rent a portion of the available cloud resources, on which to build their own research computing platforms without needing to first provision physical hardware in their home department.

Please register your interest in the course and we will be in touch when we have finalised dates.

Tue 14
Drupal: An Introduction Not bookable 10:30 - 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 will cover the most essential features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.