Training Opportunities

To sign up for a class, email or call (414) 288-7305. For more details on classes, visit the Grow with Marquette website.

Twitter Essentials
Start a conversation, 140 characters at a time. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you’ll set one up and learn the lingo. In this hands-on session, you will follow others, send tweets and direct messages, retweet, reply, mention users, favorite tweets and use hashtags.

Tuesday, 2/3/2015, 10 to 11 a.m.
Presented by: Tim Cigelske

Getting Office 365 for Home and Using OneDrive for Business
Want to access your work files securely from anywhere? Need Microsoft Office on a personally owned computer or mobile device? Learn how to download and install Office 365 on up to five computers and up to five mobile devices. Then securely store and access your work files on Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business from anywhere.

Thursday, 2/5/2015, 10 to 11 a.m.
Presented by: Pam Lewis
, IT Services

Excel 2013 Essentials
Whether you are new to Excel or would like a refresher, this session will give you hands-on experience with editing spreadsheets. You'll change formatting and use formulas. Apply Quick Analysis and Flash Fill to improve efficiency. Sort and filter data and add charts or sparklines. Freeze panes so headings stay visible while you scroll and explore print options.

Thursday, 2/12/2015, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Presented by: Pam Lewis
, IT Services

Pivot Tables in Excel 2013
Turn large columns of data into meaningful information with PivotTables in Excel 2013. This Excel feature can help you analyze data to see trends and offer summaries. Learn how to create a Pivot Table, sort and filter results, count totals and give averages.

Tuesday, 2/17/2015, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Presented by: Greg Nelson

SharePoint 2013 for Site Users
SharePoint is how faculty and staff collaborate online at Marquette. Upload documents, edit them with Office Web Apps and save changes. Set alerts and send links to other users. Open a document library with Windows Explorer to easily move, copy or delete files. Link to a shared folder from your desktop or the My Documents folder. Use a shared calendar or a contact list and connect it to Outlook.

Wednesday, 2/18/2015, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, 3/26/2015, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Presented by: Pam Lewis
, IT Services

SharePoint 2013 for Site Administrators
Pre-requisite: SharePoint for Site Users or experience using SharePoint
This hands-on class is for the administrators of SharePoint sites. Learn how to create new subsites, document libraries, calendars and contacts. Organize a document library by adding columns, folders and versioning. Manage permissions for all site contents. Make your site easy to navigate by changing the link bars and modifying Web Parts.

Thursday, 2/19/2015, 1 to 3 p.m.
Friday, 3/27/2015, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

Digital Photography Essentials
Make the most of your digital camera or smartphone by learning the techniques to take better pictures. You’ll consider why you’re “making” the picture, use the rule of thirds, learn to focus and frame, shoot for a story, and look for composition, depth of field, pattern and details. Be sure to bring your camera or smartphone to experiment.

Friday, 2/27/2015, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Presented by: Dan Johnson, IMC

Windows 8.1 Essentials
Microsoft introduced a new look and feel with Windows 8, and version 8.1 adds improvements. Learn about the revised desktop, start screen and charms bar. Customize your Windows settings and use Windows Explorer to search for files in this hands-on session.

Thursday, 3/12/2015, 10 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday, 4/23/2015, 10 to 11 a.m.
Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services

OneNote 2013 Essentials
Use OneNote to type, handwrite or sketch your notes all in one place. Collect and annotate information from the Web and other places on your computer. Organize notes into sections or new notebooks. Flag important notes with tags and search all of your notes to find specific or related items.

Monday, 3/16/2015, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Presented by: Pam Lewis
, IT Services

OneNote 2013 Advanced Features
Take OneNote to the next level. Embed files from different applications, including spreadsheets, making them editable and searchable in OneNote. Link notes to meetings, and share your notebook with others. Access notes on multiple computers and mobile devices and track changes by multiple authors, syncing them to OneDrive for Business.

Wednesday, 3/18/2015, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Presented by: Pam Lewis
, IT Services

PowerPoint 2013 Essentials
Learn how to create and fine-tune a presentation in PowerPoint 2013. During this hands-on session, you’ll apply a theme for a consistent design and compose slides by inserting text, images, shapes and SmartArt. Rearrange slides, add transitions and organize slides into sections. Explore Presenter view and using speaker notes.

Friday, 3/20/2015, 1 to 3 p.m.
Presented by: Pam Lewis
, IT Services

Safe Computing: Keep Your Computer Updated and Secure
Know the dos and don’ts of safe computing. Identify the risks of sharing data and personal information and take steps to guard your privacy. Minimize online threats and protect your computer and data.

Thursday, 4/2/2015, 10 to 11 a.m.
Presented by: Jeremy Edson
, IT Services

Video Conferencing with Lync 2013
Use Lync for full web conferencing at no additional cost to you. Set up an online meeting with audio and video. Share information, presentations, whiteboard, polls and Q&A. Also, learn how to record the meeting for later viewing.

Thursday, 4/9/2015, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Presented by: Dan Smith
, IT Services

Adobe Contribute Essentials
Receive hands-on training with Adobe Contribute to format, edit and publish pages to a Marquette website. Discover how to edit text, add links, insert images and tables, upload documents or roll back to a previous version of a page.

Monday, 4/13/2015, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Presented by: Jeremy Saperstein, IT Services

Content Management and Quality Assurance for Web Pages
Do you manage a department web page at Marquette? Learn about content management and web quality assurance and bring questions about maintaining your site.

Thursday, 4/16/2015, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Presented by: Jan Harwig, OMC

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 platforms 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.

Tuesday, 4/21/2015, 10 to 11 a.m.
Presented by: Tim Cigelske, OMC

Photoshop Elements Essentials
Enhance your digital images in Photoshop Elements. Learn about cropping techniques, straightening images, adjusting levels, color corrections, blemish retouches and more.

Thursday, 4/30/2015, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Presented by: Dan Johnson, IMC

Word 2013 Advanced Features
Master advanced features of Microsoft Word 2013. Work efficiently with long documents and apply styles. Organize your document with headings and a hierarchical structure. Use links and bookmarks, edit headers and footers and compile a table of contents. Use Word to compare and combine documents.

Wednesday, 5/13/2015, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Presented by: Pam Lewis
, IT Services

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