Training Calendar

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Monday, December 11, 2023

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Mon. afternoon
    • 329 Armory / online

    In this 2-hour online course you will learn how to add, divide, multiply, and subtract by entering formulas into Excel 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.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

    • 11:00 - 11:55 am   Tues morning

    We have many options for scheduling online meetings these days. We will use Outlook for a central place to keep track of several kinds of online meetings and to make sure we have reminders. We will look at recommendations for scheduling with Zoom and Teams. We will go over helpful tips for each platform, including scheduling as a delegate. Prereq: Outlook Calendar workshop

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues. afternoon
    • 329 Armory / online

    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 workshop provides guidelines for planning an Access database.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Tues afternoon

    In this two-hour live Photoshop session, we will cover working with selections in preparation to edit images. Participants can select online or in-person.  

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed. morning

    In this two-hour class, learn how to create and work with Access reports. Create a basic report and explore the layout and design view. In design view we will add controls and set the properties for those controls; learn about calculated controls, apply the sort & group feature to the data in the report, and finish up with graphics (themes and conditional formatting).

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour instructor led workshop we will explore the Visio interface and create graphics. Visio comes with diagram-specific shapes and tools that enable you to quickly create professional-looking flowcharts, organization charts, timelines, & more. We will learn how to create some basic shapes, and connect, distribute, and align them with Auto-connect.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

    • 10:00 - 11:55 am   Thur morning
    • 330 Armory

    In this 2-hour instructor led InDesign 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 and create a postcard in the process. No prior knowledge of InDesign is required. Pre-registration is required.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thur afternoon
    • 330 Armory Building or online

    In this two-hour live Photoshop session, we will cover working with layers and learn to edit in a non-destructive way. Participants can choose in-person or online.  

Monday, December 18, 2023

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Mon. afternoon
    • 329 Armory / online

    In this 2-hour hybrid workshop we will explore features for managing information in tables. These features make typical tabular manipulations—sorting, filtering, analyzing, and formatting, easier than ever. Topics will also include removing duplicate data; and applying professional-looking formatting.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Mon afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this two-hour Illustrator session, we will go over recommended resources and tutorials, then participants will be introduced to the user interface while creating a vector graphic logo.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

    • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm   Tuesday

    This program provides new employees at the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois an overview of IT services that are critical to success on campus. Attendees can register for one, two, or more of the scheduled sessions. Offered at no cost to faculty/staff/students of the University of Illinois. New and current employees are invited to attend.

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues morning
    • 330 Armory Building or online

    In this 2-hour instructor led short course you will learn how to specific features and tips on managing email more efficiently from conversation view to rules to pre-sort messages and moving folders around.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    During this two-hour session, we will go over the basics of the Photoshop interface and some resources on how to continue learning features. Instructor will work through a beginner tutorial, editing a photo and share resources. Q & A to follow.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed morning
    • 330 Armory or online

    This 2-hour Outlook Calendar workshop, participants will learn to schedule & edit appointments; work with calendar labels and tasks displayed on the Calendar. We will schedule with the Scheduling Assistant, practice scheduling a conference room, and discuss scheduling Online Meetings, and discuss calendar permissions.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour course, we will spend time adjusting images in Photoshop, using Adjustment Layers, and explore several kinds of image adjustments. We will also explore image editing in a non-destructive manner.  

Thursday, January 11, 2024

    • 9:00 - 9:55 am   Thur morning

    We have many options for scheduling online meetings these days. We will use Outlook for a central place to keep track of several kinds of online meetings and to make sure we have reminders. We will look at recommendations for scheduling with Zoom and Teams. We will go over helpful tips for each platform, including scheduling as a delegate. Prereq: Outlook Calendar workshop

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thur afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    Learn how to create and edit OneNote notebooks, search and export notes. We will explore the use and management of sections and pages including section groups and subpages. We will enter data into OneNote from a variety of sources, from existing documents to webpages. We will discuss merits of embedding spreadsheets or linking.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour instructor led workshop we will explore the Visio interface and create graphics. Visio comes with diagram-specific shapes and tools that enable you to quickly create professional-looking flowcharts, organization charts, timelines, & more. We will learn how to create some basic shapes, and connect, distribute, and align them. Pre-registration required

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

    • 10:00 - 11:55 am   W morning
    • 330 Armory

    In this 2-hour instructor led InDesign 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 and create a postcard in the process. No prior knowledge of InDesign is required. Pre-registration is required.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   W afternoon

    In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn the basics of using the drawing tools in Adobe Illustrator CC, including how to use the Pencil and Curvature tools, how to edit paths. Then we will look at layers, including how to create, edit, and organize content. We will also learn the basics of transforming and editing artwork in Illustrator. Pre-registration required.