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Wed 27 Oct 2021 – Thu 18 Nov 2021

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Wednesday 27 October 2021

09:30

Are you migrating from Hermes to Exchange Online and are using Outlook 365 desktop as your client for the first time?

If so join us in this friendly, introductory session to learn how to get up and running with Outlook 365 Email and Calendar using the Desktop application for Windows, where we will take you through the basics of the Outlook 365.

This course does not cover the Hermes migration tool or in-depth technical questions regarding Outlook and Exchange. For this information please see the Further Information for IT staff webpages.

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

To fully participate in this course you will need to have the Microsoft Outlook 365 for Windows desktop application installed on your computer. Participants using Microsoft Outlook 365 for Mac or the online version via a web browser will find some of the functionality missing.

10:00
Word 365: for Complete Beginners (Live Online using MS Teams) (1 of 2) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 3

This is an online instructor-led course to help you get to grips with word processing basics using Microsoft Word. It will be taught in a small group and no previous knowledge is assumed. Following on, we offer further courses that build on these fundamentals to extend your skills including Skills for Document Layout.

For those who prefer to self-study there is an online course from LinkedIn Learning, the course can be accessed here for Mac and for Windows users. Sign in with your @cam.ac.uk email and Raven password.

Thursday 28 October 2021

09:30
Excel 365: Analysing & Summarising Data (Live Online using MS Teams) new Finished 09:30 - 12:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

To fully participate in this course you will need to have the Microsoft Excel 365 for Windows desktop application installed on your computer. Participants using Microsoft Excel 365 for Mac or the online version via a web browser will find some of the functionality missing.

10:00

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

Word 365: for Complete Beginners (Live Online using MS Teams) (2 of 2) Finished 10:00 - 12:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 3

This is an online instructor-led course to help you get to grips with word processing basics using Microsoft Word. It will be taught in a small group and no previous knowledge is assumed. Following on, we offer further courses that build on these fundamentals to extend your skills including Skills for Document Layout.

For those who prefer to self-study there is an online course from LinkedIn Learning, the course can be accessed here for Mac and for Windows users. Sign in with your @cam.ac.uk email and Raven password.

Friday 29 October 2021

10:00

Are you a Team Owner? This course teaches how to manage your team effectively and answers the many questions that you will have. Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

You will:

  • Learn how to create teams, channels and add members
  • Practice configuring settings for your team and its members
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions about team management

Tuesday 2 November 2021

09:30
Excel 365: Pivot Tables (Live Online using MS Teams) new CANCELLED 09:30 - 12:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1
  • This course offers an introduction to the power and time-saving value of PivotTables and will appeal to anyone who analyses data in Excel.

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

To fully participate in this course you will need to have the Microsoft Excel 365 for Windows desktop application installed on your computer. Participants using Microsoft Excel 365 for Mac or the online version via a web browser will find some of the functionality missing.

Wednesday 3 November 2021

09:30

Want to practice giving Teams Live Events? Then join us in this informal introductory session to manage and deliver a webinar. The course is not about presentation skills, it is to master the mechanics of managing the smooth transition between different presenters and content. The maximum number of participants for this course is limited to 2.

You must have the following items installed or available on your computer to participate:

1. The Teams desktop app installed on your computer.
2. The Teams Calendar available on the Teams interface. (You must be using Microsoft Exchange Online for your email to enable the Teams Calendar). Details on how to migrate from Hermes to Exchange can be found here.
3. The button on the Teams Calendar interface necessary to create a Teams Live Event. (To enable the button on your system you need to request the ability to create Live Events via the Self Service portal). Note! this can take up to 48 hours for the change to come into effect.

You will also need a working webcam, speakers (or headset) and mic.

You will:

  • Learn about Teams Live Events
  • Practice schedulling and delivering a Live Event. Please have a short PowerPoint and one other application ready to demonstrate, e.g a web site with video content

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

Word 365: Skills for Document Layout Finished 09:30 - 12:30 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4

This course is aimed at those who want to improve their skills when laying out Word documents. You will learn key topics that will enhance your work with the opportunity for hands on practice on the essential features of Microsoft Word relevant to producing well laid out reports.

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction Finished 10:30 - 12:30 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 2

This course will cover the most essential features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.

Thursday 4 November 2021

09:30
Excel 365: Functions (Live Online using MS Teams) new Finished 09:30 - 12:30 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

To fully participate in this course you will need to have the Microsoft Excel 365 for Windows desktop application installed on your computer. Participants using Microsoft Excel 365 for Mac or the online version via a web browser will find some of the functionality missing.

10:00

Need to get up to speed with Teams? Then join us in this friendly, slow-paced, introductory session to learn how to get up and running. This is Part 1 of 4 courses that provide you the opportunity to get a hands on and in-depth insight into Teams. If you prefer a quick overview of Teams then consider joining the Fast Track course instead. Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

You will:

  • Understand Teams, Channels and an overview of what is possible in the application
  • Chat in a group or one-to-one
  • Collaborate with colleagues. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time

If you book:

  • Add the event to your calendar by following the link in your booking confirmation email and click Add to Calendar.
  • Install the Microsoft Teams app. (It is possible to join using Edge or Chrome but there is less functionality when using a browser).
  • Important: The instructor cannot troubleshoot access to Microsoft Teams on the day of the course. If you are in an institution that is managing their own Teams tenancy (CAMENT, JBS, medschl and some of the colleges) then you may not have access to the files or calendar used in the course. Please contact the instructor in advance to discuss this.
  • If you are using Hermes for your email you will not be able to access the Teams calendar used in the course.
  • It's advisable to make a test call in advance of the session.
  • The course will start promptly at the time shown but will be open up to 30 minutes beforehand should you wish to check your audio and visual setup or meet your instructor.
14:00
Zotero: Introduction to a Reference Management Program (Live Online) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4

This course is an introduction to reference management using the free, open-source program, Zotero. Zotero is a free, open-source program 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, Libre/Open Office, or LaTeX document.

Zotero is essentially a helper; it will enable you to collect references as you review online databases in a web browser and then interact with Word, Libre/Open Office or LaTeX to cite your references as you write your document.

Friday 5 November 2021

10:00
Office 365: Word Top Tips - Bitesize Learning (Live Online using MS Teams) new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4

This one-hour instructor-led course is for people who want to keep up to date with newer or the lesser-known features of Microsoft Word. It is a quick fire succession of topics at a fast pace and aimed at those who are comfortable using computers.

The link to join the course is sent in the booking and reminder emails.

Wednesday 10 November 2021

10:00

Do you keep hearing the term collaborating online and are wondering if you and your co-workers should be doing it, or if you are doing it correctly? If so, this one-hour instructor-led course is for you. The session will blast through the jargon of OneDrive and SharePoint to explain how working online together can improve productivity, and it will give you hands on practice collaborating in real time using Word and Excel. By the end of the session your questions will be answered and you'll be working online with confidence.

The link to join the course is sent in the booking and reminder emails.

Thursday 11 November 2021

10:00

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

Office 365: Teams Top Tips - Bitesize Learning (Live Online using MS Teams) new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4

This one-hour instructor-led course is for people who want to keep up to date with newer or the lesser-known features of Microsoft Teams. It is a quick fire succession of topics at a fast pace and aimed at those who are comfortable using computers.

The link to join the course is sent in the booking and reminder emails.

Friday 12 November 2021

10:00

Need to present meetings or teach using Teams? Then join us in this friendly hand on session to learn how to get up and running. You will have the opportunity to practice managing a meeting.

The course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate. If you are not using Outlook or Exchange Online for your email, please contact the instructor to discuss the implications for this course.

You will:

  • Understand the various ways of meeting with colleagues
  • Create a meeting for yourself or on behalf of others
  • Give and take control of participants' desktops
  • Practice managing your content when leading a meeting or teaching online

If you book:

  • Add the event to your calendar by following the link in your booking confirmation email and click Add to Calendar.
  • Install the Microsoft Teams app. (It is possible to join using Edge or Chrome but there is less functionality when using a browser).
  • Important: The instructor cannot troubleshoot access to Microsoft Teams on the day of the course. If you are in an institution that is managing their own Teams tenancy (CAMENT, JBS, medschl and some of the colleges) then you may not have access to the files or calendar used in the course. Please contact the instructor in advance to discuss this.
  • If you are using Hermes for your email you will not be able to access the Teams calendar used in the course.
  • It's advisable to make a test call in advance of the session.
  • The course will start promptly at the time shown but will be open up to 30 minutes beforehand should you wish to check your audio and visual setup or meet your instructor.

Tuesday 16 November 2021

09:30
Excel 365: Managing Data & Lists (Live Online using MS Teams) new Finished 09:30 - 11:30 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

To fully participate in this course you will need to have the Microsoft Excel 365 for Windows desktop application installed on your computer. Participants using Microsoft Excel 365 for Mac or the online version via a web browser will find some of the functionality missing.

The course files and slides can be downloaded here

Wednesday 17 November 2021

09:30

Are you migrating from Hermes to Exchange Online and are using Outlook 365 desktop as your client for the first time?

If so join us in this friendly, introductory session to learn how to get up and running with Outlook 365 Email and Calendar using the Desktop application for Windows, where we will take you through the basics of the Outlook 365.

This course does not cover the Hermes migration tool or in-depth technical questions regarding Outlook and Exchange. For this information please see the Further Information for IT staff webpages.

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

To fully participate in this course you will need to have the Microsoft Outlook 365 for Windows desktop application installed on your computer. Participants using Microsoft Outlook 365 for Mac or the online version via a web browser will find some of the functionality missing.

10:00

Want to extend your knowledge of Teams? Then join us to learn how to use applications to record notes, create a Wiki, manage a small project and create online forms or surveys. This is Part 3 of 4 courses that provide you the opportunity to get a hands on and in-depth insight into Teams.

Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

You will:

  • Know how to add documents and apps in a tab and when you might benefit from using them.
  • Practice using applications that you need to work with i.e. Connectors, OneNote, Wiki, Planner, Forms and Lists.

If you book:

  • Add the event to your calendar by following the link in your booking confirmation email and click Add to Calendar.
  • Install the Microsoft Teams app. (It is possible to join using Edge or Chrome but there is less functionality when using a browser).
  • Important: The instructor cannot troubleshoot access to Microsoft Teams on the day of the course. If you are in an institution that is managing their own Teams tenancy (CAMENT, JBS, medschl and some of the colleges) then you may not have access to the files or calendar used in the course. Please contact the instructor in advance to discuss this.
  • If you are using Hermes for your email you will not be able to access the Teams calendar used in the course.
  • It's advisable to make a test call in advance of the session.
  • The course will start promptly at the time shown but will be open up to 30 minutes beforehand should you wish to check your audio and visual setup or meet your instructor.
10:30
Drupal: An Introduction Finished 10:30 - 12:30 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 2

This course will cover the most essential features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.

Thursday 18 November 2021

09:30
Excel 365: Analysing & Summarising Data (Live Online using MS Teams) new Finished 09:30 - 12:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

To fully participate in this course you will need to have the Microsoft Excel 365 for Windows desktop application installed on your computer. Participants using Microsoft Excel 365 for Mac or the online version via a web browser will find some of the functionality missing.

The course files and slides can be downloaded here

10:00
Office 365: Top Tips - Bitesize Learning (Live Online using MS Teams) new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4

This one-hour instructor-led course is for people who want to keep up to date with newer or the lesser-known features of Microsoft Office, these tips are generally available across the Office suite of applications. It is a quick fire succession of topics at a fast pace and aimed at those who are comfortable using computers. The course will be taught using Windows, Mac users will find small differences. You should install Office 365 before the course.

The link to join the course is sent in the booking and reminder emails.

14:00
Mendeley: Introduction to a Reference Management Program (Live Online) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1

Mendeley is a free reference management program. It was originally developed 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 to get you started 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

14:10
  • A live online event covering our final project update about the migration of University websites and the future of content management systems.
  • Dr Nick Mattin, Head of Service Development at UIS, will present a summary about the Falcon-on-Drupal migration project and the development roadmap for Drupal.
  • Barney Brown will provide an update on the Digital Presence Programme and the future for University websites and resources for site owners and editors.