WebStore & FAST3 Training Events

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues/Wed mornings
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 6-hour course, you will import and export data into Excel 2016, work with conditional formatting, and learn about macros. Additional topics will include summarizing data using subtotals and data validation; and analyzing data using Goal Seek and Solver along with what if scenarios. Prerequisite: Completion of Excel 2016 Level 1 or equivalent knowledge

    • 5:30 pm
    • G7

    SPSS I: Getting Started with SPSS

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Th morning
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This two-hour short course will introduce you to Microsoft's latest version of its relational database application, Access 2016. Attendees will take a tour of the objects in an Access database, including tables, queries, forms, and reports and spend some time working in the most important of all the objects--tables.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   W/Th mornings
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This 6-hour course covers work with transitions and animations; slide masters; and practice skills using audio and video files in their presentations.  Finally students will learn about more features and methods for delivery an effective presentation.

Monday, March 23, 2020

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   M afternoon
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    In this 2-hour workshop participants will learn how to use Photoshop to do basic photo correction, use selection tools, manipulate, save, and store images. No prior knowledge of Photoshop is required.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues/Thur mornings
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    This 6 hour course will prepare you to use the most common basic features of Adobe Photoshop CC.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Th afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    A properly designed database makes it easier to work with up-to-date, accurate information. Investing the time required to learn the principles of good relational database design ensures that you will end up with a database that meets your needs and can easily accommodate change. This new workshop provides guidelines for planning an Access database.

Friday, March 27, 2020

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   F morning
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    Attendees will become familiar with the Outlook 2016 calendar interface (including the enhanced Ribbon tools). You will also learn how to schedule and edit an appointment; work with calendar labels and tasks displayed on the Calendar. We will schedule meetings with the Scheduling Assistant and practice scheduling a conference room.

Monday, March 30, 2020

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   M afternoon
    • Illini Hall, room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn how to create and open Illustrator documents, navigate the user interface, use vector shapes to create a logo that looks good on screen and in print. No prior knowledge of Illustrator is required.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    • 1:00 - 5:00 pm   TuTh afternoons
    • Illini Hall, room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    This 7-hour course introduces the basics of Adobe Illustrator. Topics will include design principles, elements, and graphics composition; creating documents containing basic shapes and customized paths. We will also learn how to insert text and typographical characters.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   W morning
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn how to create and open InDesign documents, navigate the user interface, modify a document, import graphics, and manipulate basic text and text frames.

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   WF afternoons
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    This 6-hour course introduces the basics of Adobe Lightroom. Participants will work on the organization and management of photos, learning the Lightroom environment, managing images and workflow, reviewing images, sorting and organizing images as well as managing an image catalog.

    • 5:30 pm
    • G7

    R II: Inferential Statistics with R

Friday, April 3, 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   MW afternoons
    • Illini Hall, room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    InDesign is a desktop publishing program by Adobe. In this 6-hour workshop, we start with the basics, we progress to creating multi-column threaded text, formatting type and paragraph styles, working with colors, images, and finish by packaging for distribution.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Tue afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 3-hour course learn how to create and work with Access forms. Create a new form using the form wizard and explore layout and design view. Add and modify form controls including a calculated control and lookup control. Learn about control properties, form properties and setting tab order.  Create a subform and learn about switchboard and navigation forms.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   W/Th mornings
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This six-hour course covers topics in Word 2016 such as templates, styles, working with columns and tables, sections and graphics. We will also learn how to do mail merges (form letters, labels, etc.) and explore document collaboration.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   W afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 2-hour short course you will learn how to add, divide, multiply, and subtract by entering formulas into Excel 2016 worksheets. Other topics will include an exploration of just a few of the hundreds of functions available in Excel. We will learn how to find a specific function, as well as how to get help while entering arguments.

Monday, April 13, 2020

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   M afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    Wish you had a smarter, more efficient way to arrange your Outlook 2016 email and more? In this two-hour workshop, you will learn how to use the conversation view; how to insert a screenshot into a message; sorting messages; advanced searching techniques, including filters; working with folders; using flags, color categories, and rules.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tu afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Tu/Th afternoons
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    Extend your InDesign skills even further by learning to use InDesign's more advanced features effectively. We'll work more deeply with styles. You'll use clipping paths to reveal only part of an image, create type outlines, and create Bezier paths. We'll also import layered files, merge data into documents and create a book with table of contents and references.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed. morning
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This 3-hour class introduces the query object.  Topics include working in design view; creating a simple query by adding and removing fields and adding criterion. We will create multi-table queries; calculated fields and set field properties; explore a totals query, parameter query, action queries, find duplicates query, unmatched records query and basic SQL query.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Monday, April 20, 2020

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   MW afternoons
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    Photoshop Level 2 workshop builds on techniques learned in Level 1.  This 6-hour course covers:brushes, gradients, and tool presets to create raster images; vector paths, shape drawing tools, type, and type special effects; advanced layer techniques with masks, filters, layers, and smart objects.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

    • 1:00 - 4:30 pm   MW afternoons
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    Discover some of Illustrator’s more advanced capabilities in this 7-hour Level 2 course. We’ll create custom shapes, compound paths, and work with colors, swatches, Pantone libraries, and color groups, create custom brushes, and use Illustrator's Live Paint feature, as well as painting objects with fills, strokes, and gradients, as well as advanced type formats.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020

    • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm   Friday (lunch on your own)
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    Microsoft Publisher 2016 is a desktop publishing application capable of producing cards, certificates, newsletters, and other material. Topics covered in this 6-hour course include the interface and creating a basic publication; adding text, text frames and picture placeholders; formatting text, including styles and connecting text frames; editing text and graphics frames.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tue/Thurs mornings
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This 6-hour course is designed for those who desire to gain skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel 2016 workbooks.  Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will be able to:  create a basic worksheet using Excel 2016; perform basic calculations in an Excel worksheet; modify and format an  Excel worksheet; & manage an Excel workbook.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tue afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 2 hour course, we will go beyond how the program works to include organizational strategies and tips to hyperlink to other notebooks and files, integrating with the rest of MS Office including linking to Outlook with Tasks to add reminders, Meeting notes that integrate with Skype for Business and other meetings, and other tips to boost the power of OneNote.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed/Thur mornings
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 6-hour Excel 2016 Level 2 course, you will create advanced formulas; analyze data with logical and lookup functions; organize worksheet data with tables; visualize data by using charts; and analyze data with PivotTables, slicers, and PivotCharts.  This course is about one simple idea: asking your data questions and using Excel 2016 to find the answers.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tu/Th mornings
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This 6-hour course covers work with transitions and animations; slide masters; and practice skills using audio and video files in their presentations.  Finally students will learn about more features and methods for delivery an effective presentation.

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Tues/Thur afternoons
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 6-hour course, you will import and export data into Excel 2016, work with conditional formatting, and learn about macros. Additional topics will include summarizing data using subtotals and data validation; and analyzing data using Goal Seek and Solver along with what if scenarios. Prerequisite: Completion of Excel 2016 Level 1 or equivalent knowledge