Training Opportunities

Register for an upcoming training session for Spring 2014 through the GROW program

New features of Office 2013
Explore the new time-saving features that make the upgrade worthwhile in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, which make the upgrade worthwhile. Watch the demonstration or follow along hands-on.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services
February 11, March 28, April 22, May 16, 2014

Organizing and analyzing data in Excel 2013, part 1
Turn rows of data into a table with drop down lists so that you can sort and filter to show only data that meets specific criteria. Use Quick Analysis and Flash Fill to improve efficiency and use a form to input data. Use search, data icons, and conditional formatting. Use VLookup to find a value in another worksheet. Format numbers to show zeros at the head of the number. Print headings and a header/footer on every page.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services
Friday, February 14, 2014

Microsoft OneNote 2013 basics
Use Microsoft OneNote for taking meeting notes and collecting information from the Web. Jot down notes in meetings and collect information from the Web and other places on your computer. Insert printouts or attach Word and Excel documents and access your notes on SharePoint.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Safe Computing
Learn the dos and don’ts of safe computing. Identify the risks of sharing data and personal information. Take steps to limit your audience, protect your privacy, and avoid being victimized by the myriad of online threats. Use third-party applications appropriately and take steps to minimize threats and protect your computer and operating system.

February 21, 2014
Presented by: Justin Webb, IT Services

Tips and tricks for taking and editing digital photographs
L earn from Marquette’s Chief Photographer about how to take good photos. Bring along your camera and experiment with suggested settings. Use Photoshop to edit your photographs.

Friday, February 21, 2014
Presented by: Dan Johnson, Instructional Media Center

Organizing and analyzing data in Excel 2013, part 2
Set up a pivot table with subtotals and pivot charts. Group and ungroup data, sort and filter and create a calculated field. Filter Pivot table data using slicers.

Presented by: Greg Nelson, IT Services
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Edit a department web page using Adobe Contribute
Receive hands-on training on Adobe Contribute for formatting, editing and publishing a web page.

Presented by: Jeremy Saperstein, IT Services
Friday, February 28, 2014

Use Lync to Communicate
Pay attention to Presence in Outlook and use it to start communicating. Start with an IM and escalate to a phone call or video call. Invite others to join a current conversation, or set up an online conference in advance. Experiment hands-on in the lab as we use Instant messaging, desktop sharing and online, phone and video conferencing.

Presented by: Cliff Brown, IT Services
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Content management and quality assurance of web pages
This class is for people who manage department web pages. Learn about content management and quality assurance.

Presented by: Jan Harwig, Office of Marketing and Communication
Friday, March 7, 2014

SharePoint for site users: Using Lists and Libraries
Find sites you have access to. Edit SharePoint documents and organize them in folders. Share links to a document with others and get alerts when changes are made. Use SharePoint lists where you enter data, manage contacts, share a calendar, and manage your faxes. Open lists in list or datasheet view and add or edit an item, add an attachment, download a copy of the list.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services
Tuesday, March 11 and Friday, April 4, 2014

SharePoint for site owners: managing permissions, creating sub sites, and managing lists and libraries
If you are the new administrator of a SharePoint sub site to manage, then this class is for you. Make a new sub site and manage permissions for document libraries and lists like Contacts. Improve navigation and add, modify and delete web parts. Set up a document library with folders and allow email to be sent to the library. Set up a data list with customized columns.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services
Friday, March 14 and Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What's new in Windows 8
The upgrade to Windows 8 presents a new interface, removing the Start menu. Get some help figuring out the features and learn where items you were familiar with in an older version of Windows are located. Explore the touchscreen interface for use on a tablet PC and the Applications that are available for Windows 8.

Presented by: Cliff Brown, IT Services
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Social Media Analytics
Social media provides a marketing tool to engage users and share information. Use and interpret metrics to gauge the impact of using social media sites like Twitter, FaceBook, Google, Instagram and blogs. Capitalize on the data generated on these sites to get detailed performance reports and extract meaning from the data collected.

Presented by: Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication
Friday, March 21, 2014

PowerPoint Tips and Tricks
Create a sample interactive slide show. Insert images, hyperlinks, some animation and transitions and then use a USB microphone to record the narration in PowerPoint.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tips and Tricks for Writing and Collaborating with Word 2013
Collaborate with other authors using simple markup as you track changes and make and reply to comments on documents. Copy and paste between documents and remove bothersome formatting, as you compare or combine text, and work efficiently with long documents. Organize your document with headings and a hierarchical structure and collapse and expand parts of the document. Use hyperlinks, bookmarks, headers and footers and a table of content.

Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pinterest is the third most popular social networking site in the US. It lets you create a virtual pin board to organize and share things you find on the web or images you pin to your profile. You can browse pin boards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Presented by: Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication

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