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Wednesday 4 December

09:30
Unix: Building, Installing and Running Software (1 of 3) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

It is common for a student or researcher to find a piece of software or to have one thrust upon them by a supervisor which they must then build, install and use. It is a myth that any of this requires system privilege. This course demonstrates the building, installation and use of typical software ranging from trivially easy examples (the "configure, make, install" scheme) through to the evils of badly written Makefiles. Common errors and what they mean will be covered and by the end of the course the student should be able to manage their own software without needing to pester their system administrator.

Access 2016: Further Use (2 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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.

Thursday 5 December

09:30
Unix: Building, Installing and Running Software (2 of 3) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

It is common for a student or researcher to find a piece of software or to have one thrust upon them by a supervisor which they must then build, install and use. It is a myth that any of this requires system privilege. This course demonstrates the building, installation and use of typical software ranging from trivially easy examples (the "configure, make, install" scheme) through to the evils of badly written Makefiles. Common errors and what they mean will be covered and by the end of the course the student should be able to manage their own software without needing to pester their system administrator.

Web Authoring (Level 3): CSS - Cascading Style Sheets Responsive Web Design 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.

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

10:00
LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing (1 of 2) Finished 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

LaTeX is a powerful document description language built on top of TeX. It is available on Unix, Windows and Macintoshes. It can be used for the presentation of plain text (including accented characters and letters outside the English alphabet), the typesetting of mathematics, the generation of tables, and producing simple diagrams. It is particularly suited for the writing of theses, papers and technical documents.

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

14:00
LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing (2 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

LaTeX is a powerful document description language built on top of TeX. It is available on Unix, Windows and Macintoshes. It can be used for the presentation of plain text (including accented characters and letters outside the English alphabet), the typesetting of mathematics, the generation of tables, and producing simple diagrams. It is particularly suited for the writing of theses, papers and technical documents.

Friday 6 December

09:30
Unix: Building, Installing and Running Software (3 of 3) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

It is common for a student or researcher to find a piece of software or to have one thrust upon them by a supervisor which they must then build, install and use. It is a myth that any of this requires system privilege. This course demonstrates the building, installation and use of typical software ranging from trivially easy examples (the "configure, make, install" scheme) through to the evils of badly written Makefiles. Common errors and what they mean will be covered and by the end of the course the student should be able to manage their own software without needing to pester their system administrator.

Excel 2016: Recorded Macros Finished 09:30 - 11:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course covers recording macros which provides automated steps to produce outcomes. This course does not teach VBA programming in full though you will gain an insight into what VBA is and how it relates to macros. if you want to learn VBA as a programming language 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.

Monday 9 December

09:00
IT Support Staff: University Data Network (UDN) & Troubleshooting Skills for First Line University IT Staff [Places] 09:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This introductory course will provide an understanding of the University Data network (UDN), how different university institution’s networks connect to it and the networking services that the University Information Services (UIS) provide centrally.

It will cover common troubleshooting issues and provides the opportunity to discuss best practice in a range of scenarios and to use operating system utilities to diagnose problems locally at institutions. It will identify the scenarios of when a networking issue would be escalated to UIS service desk and the information to provide.

The course is largely hands on using group work and will conclude with a group quiz (just for fun!).

14:30
UIS Staff: Diversity - Trans Awareness Workshop new [Places] 14:30 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium
  • An interactive workshop for those who would like to increase their understanding of trans people and transphobia.
  • The aim of the session is not only to enhance participants' confidence in speaking about trans issues but also to provide them with tools to reflect on their role in the transmission of transphobia, and to build their capacity to challenge transphobia.

Tuesday 10 December

09:00
UTBS: Training Provider Manager Training CANCELLED 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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
Visio 2016: Organisational, Gantt and Flowcharts [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is designed for users new to the software who need to create various types of chart including Organisational charts, Gantt charts and Flow charts. The skills and knowledge acquired in this course are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software at an efficient level and covers from beginners to intermediate skills. It is fast paced.

Adobe Illustrator CC: Introduction [Places] 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.

14:00
Webinars & Web Conferencing: Broadcast Your Talk & Collaborate in Meetings new [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This introduction to web conferencing and webinars will include an overview and test of some paid, freemium and free solutions for virtual meetings, seminars/webinars, streaming/web casting, interviews, presentations and instructor-led courses and training. These systems provide various options enabling organisers to create, deliver, manage, support and track discussions and courses, while supporting interactions that can replicate some or much of the in-person experience.

A review of systems will indicate differing features and selective options for additional collaboration via polls, quizzes, breakout rooms for larger and diverse groups, as well as flexible whiteboard and desktop sharing. While sharing some similarities with instant messaging systems, including wide support for mobile and other networked devices, web conferencing systems also can provide options for recordings and lecture capture, one-way talks and webinars, and a range of add-ons and programmability to customise for specialised requirements.

Wednesday 11 December

09:00
UTBS: Training Administrator Training [Places] 09:00 - 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.

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction [Standby] 10:30 - 13:00 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.

14:00
Python 3: Advanced Topics (Self-paced) [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix 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.

Thursday 12 December

09:00
Adobe Photoshop CC: Advanced (Level 2) [Places] 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Following on from the Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) course, this course covers some of the more advanced features of Adobe Photoshop CC, which is the latest version of the popular image manipulation and editing tool for graphics and design professionals and photographers. The course will explore some of the more advanced features of Photoshop. Techniques will be explained and demonstrated, and participants will then be given the opportunity to practice these for themselves.

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 [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

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

Monday 16 December

09:30
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new charged (1 of 6) [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

The UIS are hosting this 3rd party delivered course.

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

13:30
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new charged (2 of 6) [Places] 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

The UIS are hosting this 3rd party delivered course.

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

Tuesday 17 December

09:00
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new charged (3 of 6) [Places] 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

The UIS are hosting this 3rd party delivered course.

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

13:30
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new charged (4 of 6) [Places] 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

The UIS are hosting this 3rd party delivered course.

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.