Training Calendar


Monday, December 4, 2023

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Illinois Orientation for New Employees is a dynamic program that introduces new staff to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. New staff will become familiar with the history, culture, mission, and future direction of the university.

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

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

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Discover what the Civil Transfer list is and how it can be used in the hiring process; become aware of what’s required for employee promotions and other types of position changes; learn about the review and approval of salaries; and understand why pay equity is important and how it is evaluated.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues. morning
    • 329 Armory / online

    In this 2-hour hybrid 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.

    • 10:00 am

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

    Join us in an instructor-led session using OneNote where we will discuss the structure of notebooks and how OneNote notebooks work within MS Teams. Prereq: understand Teams and MS OneNote. Pre-registration required; no walk-ins please.

    • 1:00 - 2:30 pm   Tue afternoon
    • 329/330 Armory

    Join us in a hybrid session where we will discuss best practices for setting up a Teams online meeting as well as joining the meeting. We'll cover the capabilities of meetings in Teams in addition to requirements and planning considerations for Teams. This session is aimed for beginner users of Teams. Pre-registration required.

    • 2:00 pm

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Tues afternoon
    • 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.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

    • 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

    In this two-hour workshop, learn how to create and work with Access tables. We will create a table using application parts and from scratch. We will create a primary key and start entering data. We will work with fields in a table (adding, deleting, re-arranging and setting field properties). We will finish up by using lookup fields and calculated fields in a table.

    • 2:30 - 4:30 pm   Wed afternoon
    • 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.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

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

    In this two hour online workshop attendees will learn how to create and work with Access forms. We will create a new form using the form wizard and explore the layout view and the design view. We will learn how to modify the controls in the form as well as add new controls, including a calculated control and lookup control.

    • 10:00 am

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

    This 2-hour online workshop 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.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Thur 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 Adobe Illustrator.