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UIS f2f Digital Literacy Training 2019-2020

Programme of events provided by University Information Services - Digital Literacy Skills
(Fri 13 Sep 2019 - Thu 27 Aug 2020)

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Tue 12 May – Wed 27 May

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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.

10:30
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.

Thursday 14 May

09:30
Excel 2016: Analysing and Summarising Data CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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

14:00
Zotero: Introduction to a Reference Management Program (Self-paced) CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course is an introduction to reference management using the free, open-source program, Zotero. Zotero is a free plug-in for the Firefox web browser which allows you to collect and store references from online sources; add your own annotations and finally use your stored references to insert correct citations into a Word, Open Office, or LaTeX document.

Tuesday 19 May

09:30
Unix: Introduction to the Command Line Interface (Self-paced) (1 of 4) CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

The course is designed to take someone from having no knowledge of the Unix command line to being able to navigate around directories, and doing simple file manipulation. Then some of the more basic commands, will be introduced, including information on how to get more help from the system itself. Finally accessing remote computers by ssh and the most basic of shell scripts will be introduced.

Unix: Introduction to the Command Line Interface (Self-paced) (2 of 4) CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

The course is designed to take someone from having no knowledge of the Unix command line to being able to navigate around directories, and doing simple file manipulation. Then some of the more basic commands, will be introduced, including information on how to get more help from the system itself. Finally accessing remote computers by ssh and the most basic of shell scripts will be introduced.

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

Adobe Illustrator CC is a the industry leading professional illustration and drawing program for the creation of vector based graphics and artwork.

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.

10:00
Accessibility: How to Produce Accessible Documents - An Introduction (Workshop) new CANCELLED 10:00 - 12:00 University Information Services, 17 Mill Lane Training Room

This course will show you basic principles and processes for creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and PDFs.

13:30
Unix: Introduction to the Command Line Interface (Self-paced) (3 of 4) CANCELLED 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

The course is designed to take someone from having no knowledge of the Unix command line to being able to navigate around directories, and doing simple file manipulation. Then some of the more basic commands, will be introduced, including information on how to get more help from the system itself. Finally accessing remote computers by ssh and the most basic of shell scripts will be introduced.

Unix: Introduction to the Command Line Interface (Self-paced) (4 of 4) CANCELLED 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

The course is designed to take someone from having no knowledge of the Unix command line to being able to navigate around directories, and doing simple file manipulation. Then some of the more basic commands, will be introduced, including information on how to get more help from the system itself. Finally accessing remote computers by ssh and the most basic of shell scripts will be introduced.

14:00
Mendeley: Introduction to a Reference Management Program (Self-paced) CANCELLED 14:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, 17 Mill Lane Training Room

Mendeley is a free, open source reference management program. It was originally primarily intended as a way to manage collections of PDF documents and this is still its main strength in comparison with other tools such as EndNote and Zotero.

Mendeley can be used to insert reference citations and a bibliography of cited references into Word and Open Office documents and may be of interest to anyone wanting a free reference management program which will create BibTeX citation keys and paste them into a LaTeX document.

This is a basic introductory course and probably will not be very useful to those who are already using the program and who have specific queries about the way it works.

Users who need help with more advanced features can request individual help via the UIS service desk email: service-desk@uis.cam.ac.uk

Wednesday 20 May

09:00
UTBS: Training Provider Manager Training CANCELLED 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course is designed for the Training Manager(s) of a new provider on the University Training Booking System. (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to manage their training programme on the UTBS

09:30
NVivo: An Introduction for Qualitative Research CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, 17 Mill Lane Training Room

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.

Excel 2016: Functions CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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.

Thursday 21 May

09:30
Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) (1 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

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.

14:00
Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) (2 of 2) CANCELLED 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

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.

Tuesday 26 May

09:30
Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database (1 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This is an introduction to the popular database package Microsoft Access. The course is aimed at those who have never used the package before or have just started using it. There is an Access Fast Track course that is a shortened version of this course for those who learn at a faster pace.

Wednesday 27 May

09:30
Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database (2 of 2) CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This is an introduction to the popular database package Microsoft Access. The course is aimed at those who have never used the package before or have just started using it. There is an Access Fast Track course that is a shortened version of this course for those who learn at a faster pace.