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UIS IT Skills Training 2018-2019

Programme of events provided by University Information Services - Digital Literacy Skills
(Mon 10 Sep 2018 - Thu 29 Aug 2019)

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Thu 20 Jun 2019 – Wed 17 Jul 2019

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Thursday 20 June 2019

09:30
Python 3: Introduction for Those with Programming Experience (3 of 3) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This full-day course introduces the Python programming language to those who are already familiar with another high level programing language such as C/C++, Fortran, Java, Perl or Visual Basic. The aim of this course is to give such programmers sufficient familiarity with Python that they can attend any of the more advanced Python courses organised by the Computing service and easily follow any of the widely available Python tutorials on the more complex aspects of the language.

This course covers all the material contained in the "Programming: Python for Absolute Beginners" course, but in a more abbreviated fashion suitable for those who already have significant programming experience. This course does NOT cover the more complex aspects of the language (for such topics see the other Computing Service Python courses), nor is there much explicit discussion of the object oriented features of Python.

If you are an accomplished and experienced programmer you may find this course too slow, you may prefer to self-teach the course rather than attend in person, the full set of notes can be downloaded.

Video Production: Shoot, Edit and Upload (Workshop) (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 Judge Business School, Keynes House (KH107)

A practical workshop covering the workflow of producing a piece of edited video for upload to the web. The workshop will give participants a better understanding of video cameras, microphones and lighting; effective use of a video camera including shot composition and technical considerations. Basic editing techniques will be taught and participants will have the opportunity to edit a short video, encode and upload to the web.

Excel 2016: Analysing and Summarising Data Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This hands-on course is a follow up from the Excel: Introduction course.

High Performance Computing: An Introduction (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

The course aims to give an introductory overview of High Performance Computing (HPC) in general, and of the facilities of the High Performance Computing Service (HPCS) in particular.

Practical examples of using the HPCS clusters will be used throughout, although it is hoped that much of the content will have applicability to systems elsewhere.

13:30
High Performance Computing: An Introduction (2 of 2) Finished 13:30 - 16:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

The course aims to give an introductory overview of High Performance Computing (HPC) in general, and of the facilities of the High Performance Computing Service (HPCS) in particular.

Practical examples of using the HPCS clusters will be used throughout, although it is hoped that much of the content will have applicability to systems elsewhere.

14:00
Video Production: Shoot, Edit and Upload (Workshop) (2 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 16:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

A practical workshop covering the workflow of producing a piece of edited video for upload to the web. The workshop will give participants a better understanding of video cameras, microphones and lighting; effective use of a video camera including shot composition and technical considerations. Basic editing techniques will be taught and participants will have the opportunity to edit a short video, encode and upload to the web.

Friday 21 June 2019

09:30
Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (2 of 5) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

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 25 June 2019

10:00
Save Time and Increase Your Productivity with Dragon NaturallySpeaking CANCELLED 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Countless busy professionals are now turning to speech recognition to speed up creating documents and streamlining their workflow.

This course will focus on how to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking for education to improve accuracy and will show you how to customise the software for your writing style.

The aim of this course is to teach you how to achieve 99% accuracy with Dragon NaturallySpeaking so that you spend less time correcting mis-recognitions and more time dictating text at speeds of up to 140 words per minute!

With Dragon you are only limited to the speed you can think - come and learn how get Dragon working for you!

See success stories of how Dragon is being used by education.

Wednesday 26 June 2019

09:30
Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (3 of 5) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

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.

Thursday 27 June 2019

09:30
Excel 2016: Functions Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course covers some of the more challenging functions such as IF, SUMIFS and VLOOKUP. Not all chapters will be taught in full due to time constraints but are included for self-study.

Friday 28 June 2019

09:30
Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (4 of 5) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

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.

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction Finished 10:30 - 12:30 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.

Tuesday 2 July 2019

09:30
Python 3: Advanced Topics (Self-paced) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series and is suitable for people who have Python experience equivalent to either of the introductory courses: Introduction for Absolute Beginners or Introduction for Programmers

These sessions consist of a selection of self-paced mini-courses, each taking at most a half-day. Python expert(s) from the UCS will be present to answer questions or address difficulties with these. Attendees can select from the available topics to most closely meet their individual needs. Attendees are welcome to attend more than one session to work through multiple topics. If an attendee finishes a topic with time to spare they may select another, and so on.

UTBS: Training Administrator Training Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

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.

Wednesday 3 July 2019

09:30
NVivo: An Introduction for Qualitative Research Finished 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course will introduce NVivo a Computer Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) which supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It provides a means to collect, organise and analyse content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys and audio.

Thursday 4 July 2019

09:30
Access 2016: Further Use (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is intended for those already using Microsoft Access 2016 who wish to explore more advanced queries and forms. Those who have attended the Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database course will find this follows on seamlessly from where that course left off - but be prepared for a harder challenge. Part of the course explores relational database design concepts for simple databases. The remainder focuses on more advanced queries and forms. The second session is optional for you to either work through and consolidate the course material, or to receive support on your own project.

Excel 2016: Recorded Macros Finished 09:30 - 11:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course covers recording macros which provides automated steps to produce outcomes. This course does not teach VBA programming, if you want to learn VBA then please see the self-taught course Programming in VBA - Using Microsoft Excel 2013. Not all chapters will be taught in full due to time constraints but are included for self-study.

Research Computing: Infrastructure as a Service new (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, 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.

13:30
Research Computing: Infrastructure as a Service new (2 of 2) Finished 13:30 - 16:30 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, 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.

Friday 5 July 2019

09:30
Access 2016: Further Use (2 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is intended for those already using Microsoft Access 2016 who wish to explore more advanced queries and forms. Those who have attended the Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database course will find this follows on seamlessly from where that course left off - but be prepared for a harder challenge. Part of the course explores relational database design concepts for simple databases. The remainder focuses on more advanced queries and forms. The second session is optional for you to either work through and consolidate the course material, or to receive support on your own project.

Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (5 of 5) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

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 9 July 2019

09:30
Excel 2016: Introduction Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

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.

Wednesday 10 July 2019

09:30
Adobe InDesign CC: Introduction to Desktop Publishing Finished 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.

Thursday 11 July 2019

09:30
Web Authoring (Level 3): CSS - Cascading Style Sheets Responsive Web Design new Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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.

Wednesday 17 July 2019

10:30
Falcon on Drupal: Migration from Falcon On Plone - An Introduction Finished 10:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course has been designed for web editors of institutions that are migrating from the Falcon on Plone content management system to the new Falcon on Drupal Content Management Service.