FAST3 Training

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

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

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thurs 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.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues. 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.

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

    In this short course you will learn how to use some of the data analysis features and tools in Excel 2016. Topics will include learning the basics of PivotTables; using subtotals in a list of data; setting up data validation rules; using Goal Seek, Solver, Scenarios and more.

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Tues/Thurs 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.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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

    In this 3 hour course, participants will learn how to create and edit OneNote notebooks, search and export notes. We will enter data into OneNote from a variety of sources, from existing documents to webpages to images.

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Wed 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.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

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

    In this 2-hour course you will learn how to work in the People window to add a new contact; change views; use color categories to organize & search your contacts. We will also look at contact groups. The Tasks features of Outlook help you create lists of task-related items. We will look at the different views in the Task window; we will add tasks and assign tasks.

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Thurs afternoon
    • 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.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues/Thurs 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.

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

    • 1:00 - 4:30 pm   Tues/Thurs 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, October 2, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

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

    In this 3-hour class learn how to create and work with Access reports. Create a basic report and explore layout and design view. Use the report wizard to create reports. In design view add controls and set properties for those controls; learn about calculated controls, apply sort & group feature to report data, finish up with graphics (themes and conditional formatting).

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

    In this 2-hour short course you will learn how to comfortably move around in the Excel 2016 environment. Additional topics will include entering text and values in a worksheet, basic formatting, printing and using Help.

Friday, October 4, 2019

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Fri morning
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

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

    Have you been asked to put together a PowerPoint presentation, but you're not sure how to start? Take this short course and learn the basics, including how to use the new 2016 interface to create slides and put content on them; format and custom design the slides; and prepare speaker notes and handouts.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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

    In this 6-hour course, attendees will begin by exploring the PowerPoint 2016 interface. Next we will create and save a presentation; view and navigate, and edit text on slides; add and modify graphical objects in a presentation; work with tables and charts; and prepare to deliver a presentation.

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

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    • 8:30 - 9:00 am   sessions throughout the day, lunch on your own
    • Urbana campus -- location to be announced

    This program provides employees at the University of Illinois an overview of software applications and IT practices that are critical to success within the campus environment. All sessions are led by experienced trainers with handouts available. Attendees can register for one, two, or more of the monthly scheduled sessions. All sessions held in Suite 26 Illini Hall.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Wed morning
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed 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.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

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

    In this three-hour workshop attendees will learn how to create and work with Access tables. We will create a table using application parts and also from scratch. We will create a primary key and start entering data. Finally, we will work with fields in a table from adding, deleting, re-arranging to setting field properties and finally lookup fields and calculated fields.

Monday, October 21, 2019

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Mon 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, October 22, 2019

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

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

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

    In this 3 hour course, participants will learn how to create and edit OneNote notebooks, search and export notes. We will enter data into OneNote from a variety of sources, from existing documents to webpages to images.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Tues afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 2-hour short course you will learn how to comfortably move around in the Excel 2016 environment. Additional topics will include entering text and values in a worksheet, basic formatting, printing and using Help.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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

    In this 3 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.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    Have you been asked to put together a PowerPoint presentation, but you're not sure how to start? Take this short course and learn the basics, including how to use the new 2016 interface to create slides and put content on them; format and custom design the slides; and prepare speaker notes and handouts.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

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

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Thurs 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, October 29, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Thurs/Fri 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.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Thurs 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   Thurs 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.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thurs afternoon
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues/Thurs mornings
    • 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.

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Tues/Thurs 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.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • 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.

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

    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 Adobe Illustrator CC.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues/Thurs 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

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

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues afternoon
    • 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.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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

    In this 3-hour class learn how to create and work with Access reports. Create a basic report and explore layout and design view. Use the report wizard to create reports. In design view add controls and set properties for those controls; learn about calculated controls, apply sort & group feature to report data, finish up with graphics (themes and conditional formatting).

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

    Lightroom Level 2 is the second course in Lightroom, utilizing the Develop module, to concentrate on making image corrections in a non-destructive manner. Topics include: Develop module basics, Image adjustment basics, working with color, fixing common image problems like straightening and cropping, as well as more advanced topics like creating snapshots and panoramas.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed 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.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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

    In this 3 hour course, participants will learn how to create and edit OneNote notebooks, search and export notes. We will enter data into OneNote from a variety of sources, from existing documents to webpages to images.

Friday, November 15, 2019

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

Monday, November 18, 2019

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Mon/Tues afternoons
    • 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, November 20, 2019

    • 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   Wed aft
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    Attendees will 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, practice scheduling a conference room, and discuss scheduling Online Meetings for Skype for Business.  We will work with additional calendars, calendar groups, and calendar permissions.

Friday, November 22, 2019

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

    In this 3 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.

Monday, December 2, 2019

    • 1:00 - 4:30 pm   M/Tu 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.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tu/Th mornings
    • 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, December 4, 2019

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

    In this 6-hour course, attendees will begin by exploring the PowerPoint 2016 interface. Next we will create and save a presentation; view and navigate, and edit text on slides; add and modify graphical objects in a presentation; work with tables and charts; and prepare to deliver a presentation.

    • 1:00 - 4:30 pm   Wed/Thur 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.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Tue afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tu/Th mornings
    • 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.

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tu/Th afternoons
    • 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 - 3:00 pm   Tues afternoon
    • 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.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Wed 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 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.

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

    In this 2-hour course you will learn how to work in the People window to add a new contact; change views; use color categories to organize & search your contacts. We will also look at contact groups. The Tasks features of Outlook help you create lists of task-related items. We will look at the different views in the Task window; we will add tasks and assign tasks.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thur 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.