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Monday 16 March

09:30
Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Getting Started with Chat, Meetings, Files and Apps (UIS Staff) new (1 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

Join us in this getting started session where you will learn how to get up and running with Microsoft Teams to collobaorate with other team members.

  • Chat in a group or one-to-one
  • Meet instantly go from group chat to video conference with the touch of a button
  • Collaborate never do that frantic, searching-for-files thing ever again. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time
  • Use Channel Tabs and Apps to collaborate
  • Be seen and heard Anywhere on Any device
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

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.

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction CANCELLED 10:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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

13:30
Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Getting Started with Chat, Meetings, Files and Apps (UIS Staff) new (2 of 2) CANCELLED 13:30 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

Join us in this getting started session where you will learn how to get up and running with Microsoft Teams to collobaorate with other team members.

  • Chat in a group or one-to-one
  • Meet instantly go from group chat to video conference with the touch of a button
  • Collaborate never do that frantic, searching-for-files thing ever again. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time
  • Use Channel Tabs and Apps to collaborate
  • Be seen and heard Anywhere on Any device
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

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.

Tuesday 17 March

09:30
Web Authoring (Level 3): CSS - Cascading Style Sheets Responsive Web Design CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This is a practical-based course for anyone with a basic understanding of HTML and CSS and follows on from the Web Authoring (Level 1): HTML For Beginners and Web Authoring (Level 2): CSS - Cascading Style Sheets for Beginners courses. The course shows how to implement a Responsive Web Design using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and basic JavaScript. The course teaches how to write CSS Media Queries from scratch using a basic Text Editor. By the end of the course participants will have adapted a small website consisting of four pages so that it is styled using a single Cascading Style Sheet and JavaScript to make it responsive on both computer screens and mobile devices. Course participants will have the opportunity to publish their web pages using DS-Web.

Mobile App Building and Augmented Reality: An Introduction new (1 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This introduction to building mobile apps explores the basic elements and options for an app, from the simpler menu-driven and webpage rendering approaches, to some of the possibilities involved in orientation and location-sensitive data inputs and augmented reality techniques. The course will include a review of some existing apps which help demonstrate many of the options available for apps, and provide the opportunity to design a basic app incorporating some of those elements. There will also be an overview of important security considerations, and ways to share and distribute a more polished app, either independently or via existing app repositories and stores.

VMware vSphere 6.x: An Update Course new charged (1 of 6) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This instructor-led fee based course has been commissioned by the UIS through a third party company.

This is a VMware 6.7 upgrade course.

Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - An Insight (HR, EM, Student Services) - Pilot new CANCELLED 09:30 - 10:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

Join us in this quick presentation where you'll discover that Microsoft Teams is a hub for teamwork and collaboration in Office 365 where you can:

  • Chat in a group or one-to-one
  • Meet instantly go from group chat to video conference with the touch of a button
  • Collaborate never do that frantic, searching-for-files thing ever again. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time
  • Use Channel Tabs and Apps to collaborate
  • Be seen and heard Anywhere on Any device
14:00
VMware vSphere 6.x: An Update Course new charged (2 of 6) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This instructor-led fee based course has been commissioned by the UIS through a third party company.

This is a VMware 6.7 upgrade course.

Wednesday 18 March

09:00
UTBS: Training Provider Manager Training CANCELLED 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

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

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

Adobe Illustrator CC is a the industry leading professional illustration and drawing program for the creation of vector based graphics and artwork.

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.

Mobile App Building and Augmented Reality: An Introduction new (2 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This introduction to building mobile apps explores the basic elements and options for an app, from the simpler menu-driven and webpage rendering approaches, to some of the possibilities involved in orientation and location-sensitive data inputs and augmented reality techniques. The course will include a review of some existing apps which help demonstrate many of the options available for apps, and provide the opportunity to design a basic app incorporating some of those elements. There will also be an overview of important security considerations, and ways to share and distribute a more polished app, either independently or via existing app repositories and stores.

VMware vSphere 6.x: An Update Course new charged (3 of 6) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This instructor-led fee based course has been commissioned by the UIS through a third party company.

This is a VMware 6.7 upgrade course.

14:00
VMware vSphere 6.x: An Update Course new charged (4 of 6) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This instructor-led fee based course has been commissioned by the UIS through a third party company.

This is a VMware 6.7 upgrade course.

Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - An Insight (HR, EM, Student Services) - Pilot new CANCELLED 14:00 - 15:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

Join us in this quick presentation where you'll discover that Microsoft Teams is a hub for teamwork and collaboration in Office 365 where you can:

  • Chat in a group or one-to-one
  • Meet instantly go from group chat to video conference with the touch of a button
  • Collaborate never do that frantic, searching-for-files thing ever again. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time
  • Use Channel Tabs and Apps to collaborate
  • Be seen and heard Anywhere on Any device

Thursday 19 March

09:30
Research Computing: Infrastructure as a Service (1 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

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.

VMware vSphere 6.x: An Update Course new charged (5 of 6) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This instructor-led fee based course has been commissioned by the UIS through a third party company.

This is a VMware 6.7 upgrade course.

10:00
IT Support Staff: University Data Network (UDN) & Troubleshooting Skills for First Line University IT Staff (1 of 2) CANCELLED 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This introductory course will provide an understanding of the University Data network (UDN), how different university institution’s networks connect to it and the networking services that the University Information Services (UIS) provide centrally.

It will cover common troubleshooting issues and provides the opportunity to discuss best practice in a range of scenarios and to use operating system utilities to diagnose problems locally at institutions. It will identify the scenarios of when a networking issue would be escalated to UIS service desk and the information to provide.

The course is largely hands on using group work and will conclude with a group quiz (just for fun!).

13:30
Research Computing: Infrastructure as a Service (2 of 2) CANCELLED 13:30 - 16:30 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

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.

14:00
IT Support Staff: University Data Network (UDN) & Troubleshooting Skills for First Line University IT Staff (2 of 2) CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This introductory course will provide an understanding of the University Data network (UDN), how different university institution’s networks connect to it and the networking services that the University Information Services (UIS) provide centrally.

It will cover common troubleshooting issues and provides the opportunity to discuss best practice in a range of scenarios and to use operating system utilities to diagnose problems locally at institutions. It will identify the scenarios of when a networking issue would be escalated to UIS service desk and the information to provide.

The course is largely hands on using group work and will conclude with a group quiz (just for fun!).

VMware vSphere 6.x: An Update Course new charged (6 of 6) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This instructor-led fee based course has been commissioned by the UIS through a third party company.

This is a VMware 6.7 upgrade course.

Friday 20 March

09:30
Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Getting Started with Chat, Meetings, Files and Apps (UIS Staff) new (1 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

Join us in this getting started session where you will learn how to get up and running with Microsoft Teams to collobaorate with other team members.

  • Chat in a group or one-to-one
  • Meet instantly go from group chat to video conference with the touch of a button
  • Collaborate never do that frantic, searching-for-files thing ever again. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time
  • Use Channel Tabs and Apps to collaborate
  • Be seen and heard Anywhere on Any device
13:30
Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Getting Started with Chat, Meetings, Files and Apps (UIS Staff) new (2 of 2) CANCELLED 13:30 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

Join us in this getting started session where you will learn how to get up and running with Microsoft Teams to collobaorate with other team members.

  • Chat in a group or one-to-one
  • Meet instantly go from group chat to video conference with the touch of a button
  • Collaborate never do that frantic, searching-for-files thing ever again. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time
  • Use Channel Tabs and Apps to collaborate
  • Be seen and heard Anywhere on Any device

Monday 23 March

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

Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Getting Started with Chat, Meetings, Files and Apps (HR) - Pilot new (1 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

Join us in this getting started session where you will learn how to get up and running with Microsoft Teams to collobaorate with other team members.

  • Chat in a group or one-to-one
  • Meet instantly go from group chat to video conference with the touch of a button
  • Collaborate never do that frantic, searching-for-files thing ever again. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time
  • Use Channel Tabs and Apps to collaborate
  • Be seen and heard Anywhere on Any device
13:30
Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Getting Started with Chat, Meetings, Files and Apps (HR) - Pilot new (2 of 2) CANCELLED 13:30 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

Join us in this getting started session where you will learn how to get up and running with Microsoft Teams to collobaorate with other team members.

  • Chat in a group or one-to-one
  • Meet instantly go from group chat to video conference with the touch of a button
  • Collaborate never do that frantic, searching-for-files thing ever again. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time
  • Use Channel Tabs and Apps to collaborate
  • Be seen and heard Anywhere on Any device