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  1. 1. Staff & Faculty Fall 2008 Computer Training Schedule Information and Technology Services The student employees in your department can earn certificates via the Student Technology Assistant Training Program. Check out the website for more information! The Basics Interactive Phone and Voicemail Session Wednesday, September 24 @ 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 25 @ 9:30 a.m. During a session we use the phone to change many settings, place, transfer, and park calls. We also demonstrate the new voice mail system. These sessions are for new staff and faculty as well as for those who would like a review. These sessions take place in the Technology and Teaching Center’s Seminar Room (ML94B). Macintosh Basics Thursday, September 18 @ 1:00 p.m. Do you have a new (or old) Macintosh and need to know more about it? Would you like to know how to connect to a printer? This session will demonstrate methods for accessing applications, give an overview of Entourage, show how to utilize system preferences, and provide you the tools necessary to become a more proficient Mac user. Introduction to Windows Vista Thursday, September 18 @ 9:00 a.m. Windows Vista is the newest operating system from Microsoft. During this session we will discuss features available in Vista as well as demonstrate how to navigate the new desktop and menus. Backing Up Your Files Tuesday, September 16 @ 9:00 a.m. How do I back up my files? Where do I back up my files? On a server? On a CD or DVD? What’s a jump drive? This class is designed to offer you an understanding of basic file management and utilizes MavDISK, the file server available to everyone on our campus. Protect Your Computer Wednesday, September 17 @ 1:30 p.m. Having problems with a slow computer? Wonder how to keep your machine running smoothly? This class will provide participants with the basic knowledge necessary to protect their Windows PCs from the most common security threats and resource thieves. Topics will include how to run Windows Updates, how to use malware removal utilities, and how to use and understand antivirus software. Word Processing Microsoft Word 2007 Part 1 – Wednesday, September 17 @ 9:00 a.m. Part 2 – Wednesday, September 24 @ 9:00 a.m. Some of the topics that are discussed in these classes are the features in Word 2007, creating new documents, editing, formatting, Format Painter, inserting objects, bulleting, numbering, page setup, printing and much more.
  2. 2. * Mail Merge in Word 2007 Wednesday, October 1 @ 9:00 a.m. Discussion of terminology and defining mail merge components begin our session as we create letters, envelopes, and labels using different types of data sources then merge them in various methods. Spreadsheets Microsoft Excel 2007 Part 1 – Thursday, October 2 @ 9:00 a.m. Part 2 – Thursday, October 9 @ 9:00 a.m. Part 1 of a 2 part series – Some of the topics that will be discussed are creating worksheets and workbooks, multi-sheet workbooks, entering, editing and formatting data, AutoFill, sorting, formulas, functions, page setup, print preview and printing. We also create PivotTable reports, use filters, freeze panes, apply subtotals, and link worksheets. * Creating Charts with Microsoft Excel 2007 Thursday, October 16 @ 9:00 a.m. Some of the topics in this session are embedded charts, chart sheets, and creating graphic objects. During class time we create many charts using different formats and chart types. Presentations Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Part 1 – Wednesday, October 8 @ 9:00 a.m. Part 2 – Wednesday, October 15 @ 9:00 a.m. Learn how to create a slide show using the tools in Microsoft PowerPoint. Creating slides, inserting text & objects, slide transitions, animations and running a slide show are just some of the topics covered in these workshops. Productivity Introducing Microsoft OneNote 2007 Thursday, November 20 @ 9:00 a.m. OneNote is digital notebook software that provides people one place to gather notes and information, a powerful search to find what you are looking for quickly, and easy-to-use shared notebooks so you can manage information. During this session we will cover some of the many features this software program has to offer. Getting Started with Microsoft Project 2007 Part 1 – Wednesday, November 19 @ 1:00 p.m. Part 2 – Wednesday, November 26 @ 1:00 p.m. Microsoft Office Project 2007 gives you project management tools so you can manage projects more efficiently and effectively. During our sessions we will look at how we can stay informed, control project work, schedules, and finances, keep project teams aligned, and be more productive through integration using familiar Microsoft Office programs. Database Microsoft Access 2007 – Terms and Tables Tuesday, September 23 @ 9:00 a.m. Topics of discussion include database terminology, relationships, database objects, table creation, table structure, field properties, and input masks.
  3. 3. Microsoft Access 2007 – Queries Tuesday, September 30 @ 9:00 a.m. Topics of discussion include creating and running queries, criteria, expressions, and parameter queries. Microsoft Access 2007 Part 3 – Forms Tuesday, October 7 @ 9:00 a.m. Topics of discussion include form creation, form design, views, using the wizard, using AutoForms, and subforms. Microsoft Access 2007 Part 4 – Reports Tuesday, October 14 @ 9:00 a.m. Topics of discussion include report creation, report design, AutoReports, tabular and columnar reports, and expressions. * Optimizing Your Microsoft Access Database Tuesday, October 21 @ 9:00 a.m. This class covers more features of Microsoft Access. Topics include converting, compacting, repairing, creating macros, switchboards, action queries, importing and exporting. Using FileMaker Pro Part 1 – Thursday, October 9 @ 1:00 p.m. Part 2 – Thursday, October 16 @ 1:00 p.m. Creating, editing, and entering information into a database, using layouts, and changing views are just some of the topics that we will address during these sessions. E-mail & Calendar Using MavMAIL Thursday, October 2 @ 1:00 p.m. MavMAIL, Minnesota State Mankato’s web-based e-mail, offers you access to your e-mail, calendar, and contacts from any computer that has an Internet connection and compliant browser. Microsoft Outlook 2007 – Part 1 Wednesday, November 5 @ 9:00 a.m. We cover accessing Minnesota State, Mankato news, views, e-mail, address books, contacts, distribution lists, signatures, hyperlinks, and attachments. Microsoft Outlook 2007 – Part 2 Wednesday, November 12 @ 9:00 a.m. We cover calendar features, appointments, meetings, events, recurrences, group schedules, sharing, permissions, delegation, and Out of Office. Microsoft Outlook 2007 – Part 3 Wednesday, November 19 @ 9:00 a.m. We cover rules, junk e-mail, folders, tasks, notes, options, preferences, and a preview of MavMAIL. Microsoft Outlook 2007 Tips & Tricks Wednesday, November 26 @ 9:00 a.m. This fast paced class will show you many shortcuts using Microsoft Outlook. We will look at how to archive, drag and drop items, insert hyperlinks, attachments, keyboard shortcuts and much more. Web Pages
  4. 4. Editing Your Web Pages @ Minnesota State Mankato Wednesday, September 24 @ 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 22 @ 9:00 a.m. This class is intended for individuals who maintain existing web pages at Minnesota State, Mankato. Basic Web Page Creation using Nvu Part 1 – Tuesday, November 11 @ 1:00 p.m. Part 2 – Tuesday, November 18 @ 1:00 p.m. These classes introduce basic web page creation using Nvu, a web authoring system compatible with Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Macintosh. During these sessions we address topics such as inserting text, hyperlinks, and objects. We also discuss and demonstrate methods to publish your personal web page. Multimedia Adobe Acrobat Connect Meeting Wednesday, October 1 @ 1:00 p.m. This class will cover Adobe Acrobat Connect formerly known as Macromedia Breeze Meeting. Getting an account through MetNet, meeting generation, using the whiteboard, voice, video, file sharing will all be covered during this 60 minute session. Basics of Editing Images & Photos Part 1 – Tuesday, November 11 @ 9:00 a.m. Part 2 – Tuesday, November 18 @ 9:00 a.m. Ever want to take the red eye out of a photo? Can you crop an image? During these sessions we use basic software to demonstrate how to edit images and photos. Using Picture Manager in Part 1, we insert, flip, rotate, and crop images, as well as use Auto Correct and Red Eye Removal. In Part 2 we use Photo Story to build stories with photos, add music, and save them as movies. Microsoft Publisher 2007 Part 1 – Wednesday, November 5 @ 1:00 p.m. Part 2 – Wednesday, November 12 @ 1:00 p.m. Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing program used to create newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, business cards, certificates, signs, and much more. During class time different publications will be created and a variety of topics will be presented including creating text boxes, formatting, inserting clip art, format painter, AutoShapes, WordArt, using guides, inserting page numbers and more. Creating PDFs with Adobe Acrobat Professional Thursday, November 6 @ 1:00 p.m. During this session we will use Adobe Acrobat 9 to convert files to reliable Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. We will convert several formats and types of files. Creating Forms with Adobe Designer Thursday, November 13 @ 1:00 p.m. Adobe LiveCycle Designer is used to create forms. These forms are fillable, saved as PDFs, and used widely across diverse platforms. We will explore various ways to create forms as well as discuss the different return methods used in collecting information from forms. Introduction to Camtasia Thursday, November 20 @ 1:00 p.m. Camtasia Studio, along with SnagIt is MS Windows-based software used for recording and editing high-quality videos, presentations, and screencasts (or screen captures) to share on the Web, CD-ROM and portable media
  5. 5. devices, including MP3 players. Learn to create your own PodCasts, VodCasts, streaming videos and much more. Digital Video Production for Windows Wednesday, October 29 @ 9:00 a.m. In this course we explore the following:  Discuss common features of video editing with Windows MovieMaker  Demonstrate importing video to the PC  Developing titles & scene transitions  Exporting your finished project to DV tape, CD, DVD, and Streaming Servers  Resources available for future reference Digital Video Production for Macintosh Tuesday, October 28 @ 9:00 a.m. These sessions are one-on-one, hands-on sessions with explanations on how to import and edit video using the Macintosh iMovie video editing program. An overview is given on various options on which the software can accomplish. You are encouraged to bring your Mini DV digital camera with video on tape to import to the editor program. The camera must have a fire wire connection for exporting your video. Bring your camera and questions for an informal sit down experience and learn how to import your video as well as the basics of using the iMovie editing program! Sessions will be added when necessary. Online Teaching and Learning Zoomerang Tuesday, October 14 @ 1:00 p.m. In this 60 minute class, you will learn how to create, deploy, and export results from a survey using Zoomerang. All available question types will be covered along with all deployment options. Turnitin Tuesday, October 21 @ 1:00 p.m. During this 60 minute class, you will learn how to create courses within Turnitin for the purpose of checking submitted work for plagiarism. In addition, instruction will include manual submission or files along with managing originality reports of student’s work. Desire2Learn (D2L) Desire2Learn is currently the supported Instructional Management System (IMS) approved by MnSCU and the Office of the Chancellor. Information & Technology Services at Minnesota State, Mankato offers scheduled Desire2Learn workshops as well as many customized sessions throughout the year. D2L1: Introduction and Basic Course Setup Tuesday, September 16 @ 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 8 @ 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 23 @ 9:00 a.m. After you register for this class, a D2L course is created for you. From this session, you learn how to add news items as well as course content. We discuss some of the basic functionality of D2L and learn how to modify personal settings. D2L2: Ongoing Course Administration and Communication Tuesday, September 23 @ 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 15 @ 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 30 @ 9:00 a.m.
  6. 6. In this class, you will learn how to use the communication tools in D2L. Posting to discussion groups, emailing your students, using the pager, and holding online chats will be discussed. PREREQUISITE: You must have completed the “D2L1: Introduction and Basic Course Setup” session before registering for this session. D2L3: Gradebook and Assignments Tuesday, September 30 @ 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 22 @ 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 6 @ 9:00 a.m. In this class, you will learn how to set up your gradebook and grading scheme. Creating assignments, grading assignments, and posting grades and feedback will also be covered. PREREQUISITE: You must have completed the “D2L1: Introduction and Basic Course Setup” session before registering for this session. D2L4: Quizzing Tuesday, October 7 @ 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 29 @ 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13 @ 9:00 a.m. In this class, you will learn how to use the quizzing tool in D2L. You will create quiz questions in the question library and learn how to export those questions into quizzes. You will also learn how to apply restrictions to your quiz, create timed quizzes, and some tips on discouraging cheating. PREREQUISITE: You must have completed the “D2L1: Introduction and Basic Course Setup” session before registering for this session. * Experience using the software is required in order to attend class. GENERAL CLASS INFORMATION: Training is offered to ALL Minnesota State, Mankato staff, faculty, and student workers. Unless otherwise noted, all training covers introductory information. Windows, installed on Dell computers, is the operating system generally used during classes. Each class is approximately two hours in length. Additional training information is available at the computer training web site: LOCATION: All sessions are held in the Technology and Teaching Center in Memorial Library room 94 located in the lower level unless otherwise specified. REGISTRATION: Registrations are limited. Register at the computer training web site or contact Shannon Jeffries. Minimum of five registrations required for a session to be held. Register with your Tech ID and PIN at . FOR MORE INFORMATION: Information and Technology Services Shannon Jeffries Technical Training Coordinator
  7. 7. (507) 389-3205 Also offering the Student Technology Assistant Training Program ADA INFORMATION…