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Thursday 30 April

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

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.

Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Champions - IT Community - Pilot new (1 of 3) CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Join us in this practical course where you will learn how to get up and running with Microsoft Teams to collobaorate with other team members taking a deep dive into the product functionality and how it is interoperable with other Microsoft Office 365 products.

  • 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
  • Interoperability with OneDrive, SharePoint Teams Sites, Office 365 Groups
  • Create, manage MS Teams and Channels

Friday 1 May

09:30
Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Champions - IT Community - Pilot new (2 of 3) CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Join us in this practical course where you will learn how to get up and running with Microsoft Teams to collobaorate with other team members taking a deep dive into the product functionality and how it is interoperable with other Microsoft Office 365 products.

  • 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
  • Interoperability with OneDrive, SharePoint Teams Sites, Office 365 Groups
  • Create, manage MS Teams and Channels
13:30
Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Champions - IT Community - Pilot new (3 of 3) CANCELLED 13:30 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Join us in this practical course where you will learn how to get up and running with Microsoft Teams to collobaorate with other team members taking a deep dive into the product functionality and how it is interoperable with other Microsoft Office 365 products.

  • 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
  • Interoperability with OneDrive, SharePoint Teams Sites, Office 365 Groups
  • Create, manage MS Teams and Channels

Tuesday 5 May

09:00
Relational Database Design CANCELLED 09:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course gives a simple introduction to organizing your data in a relational database. It aims to explain the arranging of your data. It does not deal with specific relational databases systems such as Access, Oracle or SQL Server, or the technical tools that you would or could use to set up your database. The course aims to provide you with enough information to sit down and design your database, regardless of the database product that you intend to use. Exercises will be done on paper, without using computers.

Wednesday 6 May

09:00
Access 2016: Fast Track Introduction CANCELLED 09:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This is a fast paced and shortened version of the 2-session Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database course and thus is more suitable for those who are quick learners. This course will be taught using Access 2016 on PCs (Windows 7).

09:30
Programming Concepts: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (1 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 New Museums Site, Hopkinson Lecture Theatre

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming, or who have never been formally taught the principles and basic concepts of programming. It provides an introduction to the basic concepts common to most high level languages (including Python, Java, Fortran, C, C++, Visual Basic). The aim of the course is to equip attendees with the background knowledge and confidence necessary to tackle many on-line and printed programming tutorials. It may also help attendees in deciding which programming language is suitable for their programming task.

Knowledge of the concepts presented in this course is a pre-requisite for many of the other courses in the Scientific Computing series of courses (although not for the "Python for Absolute Beginners" course).

10:00
EndNote: Introduction to a Reference Management Program (Self-paced) CANCELLED 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

An introduction to using the bibliography program EndNote to store references and notes and use them to achieve correct referencing in your documents without re-typing. This course covers both EndNote Desktop and the free, browser based, "lite" version, EndNote Online.

Using EndNote will enable you to keep a note of references as you research online so that you will always be able to document your sources correctly. It can save you time as you should never need to retype references and you can alter their layout with a couple of mouse-clicks.

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. This is Part 1 of 4 courses that provide you the opportunity to get a hands on and in-depth insight into Teams. If you prefer a quick overview of Teams then consider joining the Fast Track course instead. 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

Thursday 7 May

09:30
Programming Concepts: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (2 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 New Museums Site, Hopkinson Lecture Theatre

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming, or who have never been formally taught the principles and basic concepts of programming. It provides an introduction to the basic concepts common to most high level languages (including Python, Java, Fortran, C, C++, Visual Basic). The aim of the course is to equip attendees with the background knowledge and confidence necessary to tackle many on-line and printed programming tutorials. It may also help attendees in deciding which programming language is suitable for their programming task.

Knowledge of the concepts presented in this course is a pre-requisite for many of the other courses in the Scientific Computing series of courses (although not for the "Python for Absolute Beginners" course).

Excel 2016: Introduction (1 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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.

Excel 2016: Introduction (2 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

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.

10:00

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.

Monday 11 May

14:00
Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (1 of 8) CANCELLED 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (2 of 8) CANCELLED 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

Tuesday 12 May

09:30
Excel 2016: Managing Data & Lists CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, 17 Mill Lane Training Room
Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (3 of 8) CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (4 of 8) CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

14:00
Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (5 of 8) CANCELLED 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (6 of 8) CANCELLED 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

Wednesday 13 May

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

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

Need to present meetings or teach using Teams? Then join us in this friendly hand on session to learn how to get up and running. You will have the opportunity to practice managing a meeting.

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 for this course.

You will:

  • Understand the various ways of meeting with colleagues
  • Create a meeting for yourself or on behalf of others
  • Give and take control of participants' desktops
  • Practice managing your content when leading a meeting or teaching online
10:30
Drupal: An Introduction CANCELLED 10:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, 17 Mill Lane Training Room

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

14:00
Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (7 of 8) CANCELLED 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (8 of 8) CANCELLED 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.