FAST3 Training

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Monday, May 20, 2019

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Mon & Wed afternoons
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This 6-hour, hands-on course is an intro to web page design using Dreamweaver CC. Students will become familiar with the Dreamweaver environment, interface elements, layout customization, website creation and publishing. Activities will include creating a new site, laying out basic pages and text, using text styles and containers, inserting images, uploading a simple site.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Th 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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   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 - 4:00 pm   W 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.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Thur 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   Th 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 InDesign documents, navigate the user interface, modify a document, import graphics, and manipulate basic text and text frames.

Monday, June 3, 2019

    • 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 that combines incredible power and flexibility with a surprisingly easy-to-use interface -- for creating or editing everything from simple posters and brochures to multi-chapter books. We will do the basics in this 6 hour class.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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

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

    In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn how to adjust a photo’s color and brightness in Lightroom; crop, straighten, and fix perspective, brush over certain parts of a photo for local adjustments; and work with photos on multiple devices. No prior knowledge of Lightroom is required.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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

    • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm   Tues (lunch on your own)
    • 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, June 12, 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

    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.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed 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.

Friday, June 14, 2019

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Fri 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.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm   sessions throughout the day, lunch on your own
    • Urbana campus -- location to be announced

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Tues 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.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm   Wednesday (lunch on your own)
    • Illini Hall, room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    This 6-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.

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   W/F 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.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

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

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thur 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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   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.

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

    • 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 will prepare you to use the most common basic features of Adobe Photoshop CC.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

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

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

Friday, June 28, 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues 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.

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

    This 6-hour, hands-on course is an intro to web page design using Dreamweaver CC. Students will become familiar with the Dreamweaver environment, interface elements, layout customization, website creation and publishing. Activities will include creating a new site, laying out basic pages and text, using text styles and containers, inserting images, uploading a simple site.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues 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.