Computer Workshops (January 2011)

20. December 2010
Author: zeigler

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Computer Workshop survey. Based on the results of the survey, prior to the start of the Spring semester, IT Services will be presenting a series of 1 – 2 hour mini-workshops in Lynch 189. This will give you the flexibility to decide what topics are most relevant for you.

Below is a schedule of days, times and topics. Choose to attend as many or as few as your schedule will permit. (Snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the day compliments of Human Resources.)

Tuesday 1/11

Application

Topics

Level

9:00 – 9:45

Outlook

How to Manage Your Email boxes in Outlook

Intro to Intermediate

Learn how to use folders to organize messages; archive email; reduce the size of your email box; search email to find messages; set reminders

10:00 – 11:15

Outlook

Get Organized with Outlook

Learn how to: schedule meetings; check free/busy time on calendars; schedule rooms; work with Distribution Lists; attach a Calendar to an e-mail message; work with Outlook’s workflow features and assign categories and set reminders/”ticklers.”

Intro to Intermediate

Wednesday 1/12

Application

Topics

Level

9:00 – 10:00

Word

10 Things You Should Know about Word 2010’s Mail Merge Tools

Learn how to: merge information to create documents, e.g., letters, labels, envelopes, e-mails, etc. with data in an Excel spreadsheet.

Intermediate

10:15 – 11:15

Word

Forget Tabs; Tables are Your Friend in Word 2010

Learn how to: work with Word Tables. Create, format text and cells, e.g., shading, and modifying tables.

Intro to Intermediate

1:00 – 2:00

Word

Using Styles and Formatting Tricks in Word 2010

Learn how to: format text and work with lists, bulleted and numbered lists, tabs and indent. Using Styles and Format Painter to do the formatting for you.

Intro to Intermediate

2:15 – 3:15

Word

The Snipping Tool can Help Make Creating Documentation a Snap

Learn how to: create documentation using screen captures and the Windows Snipping Tool.

Intermediate

Thursday 1/13

Application

Topics

Level

1:00 – 2:15

Excel

Excel Basics

Learn how to: work with Formulas, Built-in Functions, Create and Revise Charts

Intro to Intermediate

2:30 – 4:00

Excel

Excel Data Analysis

Learn how to: work with Pivot Tables to analyze large amounts of data; work with Lists; work with Data Tables and “What If” tools. Demonstration of advanced formulas using logical and search functions.

Intermediate to Advanced

Friday 1/14

Application

Topics

Level

8:30 – 9:30

Blackboard

Blackboard 9.1 – New Features

Learn about the new features/tools in Version 9.1; Web 2.0 tools (e.g., Wikis, MashUps, NBC News Archives); organizing and adding content,

Intro to Intermediate

9:45 – 10:45

Blackboard

Blackboard 9.1 – Grade Center

Grade Center. SmartViews

Intro to Intermediate

11:00 – 11:30

Blackboard

Turnitin Made Easy

Learn how to: use TurnItIn to check the originality of students’ work. Using Assignments and TurnItIn assignments.

Intermediate

1:30 - ??

Computer Tips

(aka, Tulli’s Tips)

Come meet the experts (Donna, Todd and Nate) to ask any computer-related questions you may have in this open forum. What is malware? What malware scanner should I use? How do I organize my files? How do I set up my mobile device for LVC wireless and mail? And more!

Intro to Intermediate

The workshops will be conducted in Lynch 189. Please drop Donna Brickley (Brickley@lvc.edu) an email message listing the workshops you would like to attend.

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10 Easy Steps to Creating Your Online Course

23. February 2009
Author: zeigler

Getting Started with the Grade Center

23. February 2009
Author: zeigler

The spreadsheet in the center of the Grade Center page is where grades are entered and calculated. Each student in the class has a unique row and every Grade Center item has its own column. Grade Columns represent gradable items such as tests and papers. You can use Calculated Columns to summarize several columns/assignments, or Weight grades by adding a Weighted Grade Column. You can select some or all of the other columns to include in the weighting calculation.

 

Getting_Started_With_the_Grade_Center.pdf (427.60 kb)

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Microsoft E-Learning

23. February 2009
Author: zeigler

Microsoft E-Learning Is Now Updated and Online at Microsoft.com

You are eligible to access E-Learning courses online at Microsoft.com. These courses are meant to help you keep up-to-date with the latest major software releases.

To gain initial access to the Microsoft® E-Learning courses, please follow the steps below:

1. Go to: https://business.microsoftelearning.com/activate/.
2. Input the LVC access code: (Request code from the IT Services Help Desk by calling 6072 or emailing helpdesk@lvc.edu.) (The code is case-sensitive.) *
3. You are prompted to sign in using a valid Windows Live™ ID. (This is the user name and password you use to access the site each time you log on.) If you already have a profile on microsoft.com, use that Windows Live ID. If not, please create a Windows Live ID by clicking on the Sign In button and then click the Sign up now button to create a new Windows Live ID.
4. You will receive an e-mail confirming your registration.
5. From the confirmation e-mail, click the link to complete the e-mail confirmation and activate your courses.
6. You are prompted to sign in using a valid Windows Live ID, once again.
7. A confirmation page appears indicating that the access code has been accepted (or you may receive an error message if the code was not accepted).
8. Click the My Learning link to see list of available courses. (You may have to change the language to English.)
9. Click a course title to launch the offering. You have 12 months from the time of launch to finish that course.

To access your course at any time, please follow these steps:

1. Go to: https://business.microsoftelearning.com/.
2. Click the "Sign In" button in the upper right corner of the page.
3. Sign in to Windows Live using your Windows Live ID and password.
4. Click the My Learning Catalog link on the left side of the page under Customer Login.
5. Begin your E-Learning course.

If you experience any problems with your E-Learning training, please contact the Help Desk at ext. 6072. We trust you will enjoy this benefit and look forward to your participation. We would also be interested in any feedback you have regarding this training opportunity.

* Please note that the access code we have received from Microsoft can accommodate a limited number of users from our organization. Do not share the code with unauthorized users. This is not permitted under our license agreement with Microsoft.   

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