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New Hire IT Orientation

Event Type
FAST3/Webstore Training Services
Urbana campus -- location to be announced
Nov 13, 2018   9:00 am - 4:00 pm   lunch on your own
fee waived for Urbana faculty/staff
Registration Form
Originating Calendar
FAST3 Training

Introduction to Campus Computing

This workshop helps a beginning computer user learn the basics.  Topics will include starting and logging onto a computer, navigating in Windows, and using a keyboard, mouse or touch screen for input.  File management basics will be discussed for efficient file storage and retrieval, including an overview of cloud computing. We will wrap up the session by exploring the internet, looking at different browsers and taking a tour of some helpful University web sites. Optional skill assessment for Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Windows will be available at the conclusion of the session.

Prerequisite: none
Instructor: Staff, Training Services
 30 minutes

Email / Calendaring with Outlook

In this two-hour workshop for beginners, we will explore the Microsoft Outlook interface.  We will learn how to compose, send, and receive email messages; how to save a draft message; print; and how to reply to and forward a message.  Signatures, Out of Office Assistant, and Outlook Web App will also be covered in the email portion of the workshop. Calendar topics will include scheduling and editing an appointment; scheduling a one-time and a recurring meeting; and how to respond to meeting invitations in email.

Prerequisite: none
Instructor: Staff, Training Services
2 hours

Online Learning with

This brief 15-minute overview will explore the Online Learning program offered at no cost to all faculty/staff/students on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.  Topics will include how to access from a browser; how to log in; and how to search for training.  We will learn how to work with practice files that are provided and also how to manage your playlists. Finally we will learn how to save your place to finish later.

Prerequisite: familiarity with browsers, UIUC faculty/staff/student with established netid.
Instructor: Staff, Training Services
15 minutes

Campus Communication using Skype for Business

Skype for Business provides a single interface on your computer that unites voice communications, instant messaging, and audio/video/web conferencing all at once. In this two-hour workshop, attendees will learn how to start and sign on to Skype for Business, how to navigate the Skype for Business program window, learn about presence (availability status); add contacts to a contact list, and find help resources. Next attendees will practice using the voice and video features of Skype for Business, including how to adjust audio settings, make and receive a phone call, a conference call, and a video call. Practice will also include putting calls on hold, transferring and forwarding calls and checking for missed calls and voicemail. Another form of communication is Instant Messaging. We will learn how to send an instant message, how to reply, and how to format text in the message. Finally, the integration between Microsoft Outlook and Skype for Business will be explored, including how easy it is to communicate with others from within an email message or calendar event.

Prerequisite:Familiarity with Windows and the mouse, along with an activated Skype for Business (Lync) account
Instructor:Staff, Training Services
Length: 2 hours


Computer Security

This thirty minute presentation provides an overview on computer security basics. Topics will include setting and the use of passwords; virus protection; VPN; identity theft; malware; and campus security policies.  Working with sensitive data and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policies will conclude the session.

Prerequisite: none
Instructor: Staff
30 minutes


Data Storage ( is the University of Illinois' cloud service storage solution which provides 60 gigabytes of secure file storage (including FERPA data). also supports secure file sharing within or outside of the U of I network, as well as mobile file access.  In this 30 minute overview, attendees will learn how to set up their box account; how to log in using Windows, OS X, or mobile devices; and how to upload, download, and view files.  We will also look at how to use the Email-to-Folder tool which allows you to email files as attachments directly to the Box folder of your choice from any email application. We will also see how easy it is to create (and edit/delete) content stored in a Box account.

Prerequisite: none
Instructor: Staff
30 minutes

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