FAST3 Training

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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

    This two-hour online session will introduce you to Access, Microsoft's relational database application. Attendees will take a tour of the objects in an Access database, including tables, queries, forms, and reports.

    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm   Tues afternoon
    • online, link will be sent if registered by 8am

    Register for this 2-hour Outlook session to learn about specific features and tips for using Outlook more productively. Zoom link sent after registration.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Wed morning
    • UIUC -- online

    Microsoft Teams is a communications tool available through MS Office 365. During this two-hour online workshop, we will learn how to navigate the Teams environment and communicate with others in Teams. We will practice participating in online Teams meetings, and discuss sharing screens and files during meetings. We will create a team and channels.

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm   Wed. afternoon
    • online

    Join us in a one-hour online session to learn about the basic features of Zoom. This session is aimed for first time or beginner users.

    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This 2 hour Outlook Calendar live 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.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Thurs. morning
    • online

    In this 2-hour online workshop we will explore the Word interface while we type text on a page, fix spelling errors, change spacing and page margins, and save our work. We will practice navigating the document; select text to make revisions; and move text by cutting and pasting. Formatting tools will be next, where we will learn how to emphasize text.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thurs. afternoon
    • online

    In this 2-hour workshop we will explore the mail merge features in Word including working with various data sources such as Excel and Access; working with rules; and creating and printing labels. Email merge will also be explored.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Tues morning
    • online

    In this 2-hour short online course, you will become familiar with the Excel's interface. Topics will also include entering, editing, and formatting data in a worksheet, performing basic formulas, printing and using Help.

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm   Tue afternoon
    • online

    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 Skype for Business, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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

    In this 2 hr online workshop, participants 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. We will work with fields in a table from adding, deleting, re-arranging to setting field properties. Finish up using lookup fields and calculated fields

    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • online

    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.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Thurs morning
    • online

    In this 2-hour short 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.

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm   Thurs afternoon
    • online

    Learn the basics of Skype for Business to get started including navigating the interface, learning about availability or presence status, adding contacts to a contact list, and more. We will explore voice and video features, settings, and messaging. 

    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm   Thur afternoon
    • online, link will be sent if registered by 8 am

    In this 2-hour online workshop, participants will learn how to create a two-page InDesign brochure from scratch, import graphics, and manipulate basic text and text frames. No prior knowledge of InDesign is required. Link sent after registration.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues. morning
    • 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 online workshop provides guidelines for planning an Access database.

    • 3:00 - 5:15 pm   Tue afternoon
    • online (register by noon to be sent the link)

    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.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

    • 10:00 - 11:55 am   Wed morning
    • UIUC -- online

    Microsoft Teams is a communications tool available through MS Office 365. During this two-hour online workshop, we will learn how to navigate the Teams environment and communicate with others in Teams. We will practice participating in online Teams meetings, and discuss sharing screens and files during meetings. We will create a team and channels.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed. afternoon
    • online

    In this 2-hour online workshop, you will learn how to select data in an Excel worksheet and work with Chart tools to customize the chart type, chart layout, and chart style that best represents the selected data. Once the chart is exactly the way you want it, we will learn how to save it as a template to use again.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

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

    In this 2-hour online 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.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm   Tues. afternoon
    • online

    Join us in a one-hour online session to learn about the basic features of Zoom. This session is aimed for first time or beginner users.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Tue afternoon
    • online, link will be sent if registered by noon

    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.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   W morning
    • online -- link will be sent if registered by 8am

    During this two hour-long session, we will go over the basics of the Photoshop interface and some resources on how to continue learning features. Instructor will point out her favorite beginner tutorials and resources. Q & A to follow

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed morning
    • to be held online

    Have you been asked to put together a PowerPoint presentation, but you're not sure how to start? Participate in this short online course and learn the basics, including how to create slides and put content in them. We will also learn how to format and custom design the slides.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • online

    In this 2-hour online workshop we will explore the whole set of features for managing information in Excel tables. These features make all the typical tabular manipulations—sorting, filtering, analyzing, and formatting, easier than ever.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Thur morning
    • online

    In this two-hour live Photoshop session, we will start working through some curriculum, work with layers and learn to edit in a non-destructive way. Register by 8 am to get meeting link sent.

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

    This 2-hour online class introduces the Access 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, and action queries.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

    • 8:30 - 9:00 am   Th afternoon
    • UIUC -- online

    Microsoft Teams is a communications tool available through MS Office 365. During this two-hour online workshop, we will learn how to navigate the Teams environment and communicate with others in Teams. We will practice participating in online Teams meetings, and discuss sharing screens and files during meetings. We will create a team and channels.

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Wed morning
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This 2 hour Outlook Calendar live 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   W afternoon
    • UIUC -- online

    Microsoft Teams is a communications tool available through MS Office 365. During this two-hour online workshop, we will learn how to navigate the Teams environment and communicate with others in Teams. We will practice participating in online Teams meetings, and discuss sharing screens and files during meetings. We will create a team and channels.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

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

    In this 2-hour online class, learn how to create a basic Access report, and explore layout and design view.  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).

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

    • 9:00 - 10:00 am   Tue morning
    • online

    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 Skype for Business, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tue afternoon
    • online

    Join us in a live, online session using OneNote 365 where we will discuss the structure of notebooks, practice putting data into them, and explore the interconnectivity of Microsoft applications with OneNote. This session is aimed for beginner users of OneNote.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Tues. morning
    • online

    In this 2-hour online workshop we will explore the Word interface while we type text on a page, fix spelling errors, change spacing and page margins, and save our work. We will practice navigating the document; select text to make revisions; and move text by cutting and pasting. Formatting tools will be next, where we will learn how to emphasize text.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tue afternoon
    • UIUC -- online

    Microsoft Teams is a communications tool available through MS Office 365. During this two-hour online workshop, we will learn how to navigate the Teams environment and communicate with others in Teams. We will practice participating in online Teams meetings, and discuss sharing screens and files during meetings. We will create a team and channels.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Wed morning
    • online

    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 - 3:00 pm   Wed. afternoon
    • online

    In this 2-hour workshop we will explore the mail merge features in Word including working with various data sources such as Excel and Access; working with rules; and creating and printing labels.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Thur morning
    • online (register by noon to be sent the link)

    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.

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

    In this 2-hour online session, we will work with graphics in Microsoft Word. Topics covered will include learning how to add pictures and online images in a Word document; work with shapes; format, resize, move and crop images, and finish with creating and modifying an organization chart.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Tues morning
    • to be held online

    Have you been asked to put together a PowerPoint presentation, but you're not sure how to start? Participate in this short online course and learn the basics, including how to create slides and put content in them. We will also learn how to format and custom design the slides.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tue afternoon
    • online -- link will be sent if registered by 8am

    During this two hour-long session, we will go over the basics of the Photoshop interface and some resources on how to continue learning features. Instructor will point out her favorite beginner tutorials and resources. Q & A to follow

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Wed morning
    • online, link will be sent if registered by 8 am

    In this 2-hour online workshop, participants will learn how to create a two-page InDesign brochure from scratch, import graphics, and manipulate basic text and text frames. No prior knowledge of InDesign is required. Link sent after registration.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • online, link will be sent if registered by 8am

    Register for this 2-hour Outlook session to learn about specific features and tips for using Outlook more productively. Zoom link sent after registration.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Thur morning
    • online, link will be sent if registered by 8 am

    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.

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm   Thurs. afternoon
    • online

    Join us in a one-hour online session to learn about the basic features of Zoom. This session is aimed for first time or beginner users.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Tues morning
    • online

    In this 2-hour online course, you will become familiar with the Excel's interface. Topics will also include entering, editing, and formatting data in a worksheet, performing basic formulas, printing and using Help.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

    • 9:00 - 10:00 am   W morning
    • online

    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 Skype for Business, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Thurs. morning
    • online

    In this 2-hour short 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.

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm   Thurs. afternoon
    • online

    Join us in a one-hour online session to explore some advanced features of Zoom. Features covered will include breakout rooms, setting a virtual background, recording, and more.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm   Tue afternoon
    • online

    In this two-hour live Photoshop session, we will start working through some curriculum, work with layers and learn to edit in a non-destructive way. Register by 8 am to get meeting link sent.