Computer Training Classes Available
Computer training in a selection of software titles, commonly used by staff and faculty on campus, is now available. All training is offered by IT Services. Training sessions usually run 50 minutes per class. In most cases, 3 sessions per title are needed to complete the material. All training is done in the IT Services Training Lab in Hyland Hall, room #402.
To register for any of these classes, contact Jack Williams, IT Training Specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to our training calendar page.
- Microsoft Office 2012:
1. WORD – two levels
2. EXCEL – two levels
3. PowerPoint – two levels
4. Outlook 2010 and Outlook Live
5. Project 2010
6. Live@edu Calendar/Email
- Using RoyalDrive
- Acrobat 9
- CMS – webpage editing
- Identity Finder
- Using Windows 7
- Basic Computer Use
- SANS Security Awareness
- Photoshop CS5 / Dreamweaver CS5
(If interested in software titles not on the list above, suggestions will be accepted.)
Course Content: (All classes are designed to address common university use of the software. Each session is customized for the needs of the attendees present.)
WORD (level 1): includes learning the Ribbon; Line spacing and Document setup; File options to customize your documents; Formatting and Font use; Using Tabs, Bullets and Numbering; Footnotes and Endnotes.
WORD (level 2): Advanced Formatting; Headers/Footers and PageNumbers; Sections, Page Breaks and Columns; Using Tables; Inserting Graphics;Text Boxes; Charts; Themes and Styles; and Mail Merge.
EXCEL (level 1): Identifying Spreadsheet items; Using the Ribbon and Tabs; Intro to Formulas; Labels, Values, and AutoSum; Working with Functions and Formulas; Formatting Cells; and Using Charts.
EXCEL (level 2): Summing Data Ranges; Consolidating Data; Logical Formulas and IF/AND Functions; Protecting/Securing Workbooks; Using Formulas, Summarizing and Filtering in Tables; Subtotals; Macros in Excel; What-If Analysis; and Using Pivot Tables.
PowerPoint (Level 1): Includes Learning the Ribbon; Creating a Presentation; Modifying Text/Images; Inserting Objects; Adding Themes; Saving Presentations; Adding/Deleting Slides; and Formatting Slides.
PowerPoint (Level 2): Working with Charts; Using Designs and Styles, and Animating Charts; Embedding and Linking to Excel Worksheets; Tables; Using SmartArt; Using Sound and Animation; Macros; Adding Action Buttons and Hyperlinks; Using Templates; Slide Show Options; and Packaging Presentations.
Outlook 2010 and Outlook Live: includes details of both programs, including Email, Shared mailboxes, Calendar, Group calendars, Contacts, Tasks and more. Differences between the two programs will be covered in detail.
Project 2010: Working with Project Client (2010) and Project Server as outlined by the Project Management Office; Creating Projects; adding Tasks; adding Resources; creating Milestones;working with Deadlines; tracking Projects; accessing Reports.
Live@edu: Review information for our on-line email program. Discuss shared mailboxes; Sharing Permissions; Create Folders; Work with Groups; On-line Calendar differences with Outlook 2010 client; Revisit SkyDrive and Web Apps.
Banner: Logging-in; Accessing and using Banner; Banner For New Users; Banner For Current Users; Banner Contacts; Define Banner Systems: for Student, Financial Aid, Advancement, Finance, Human Resources, Auxiliary Systems, Workflow Systems; Where to get Help; Data Standards; Banner Bookshelf and much more.
Using RoyalDrive: Logging-in; Accessing and Using RoyalDrive; Saving, Copying, Moving, and Printing Files; Create Folders; Sharing files;working with Tickets; using the Document Manager; Searching files and folders;working with Tags; Bookmarks; and more.
Acrobat 9: Create PDFs from files; Set Permissions and Security; Multiple-page PDFs; Creating PDF Interactive Web Forms; Edit and Print PDFs.
CMS Web Editing: Access and Edit in our university-wide website. Adding text and images; Changing and updating Data; Using Tables; Linking to other pages/sites; Adding Video; Learning File Management.
Identity Finder: Campus-wide security program that searches our individual computer for PII (Personally Identifiable Information) and other sensitive information; Manage suspect files; Working with Reports; Securing Data; and Scheduling scans.
Using Windows 7: As Windows 7 is now being deployed to university computers throughout campus, this class highlights differences between Windows7 and Windows XP. Features, Improvements, Shortcuts, and efficiencies will allow for easier and quicker workflow.
Basic Computer Use: For those staff who are new to computers, or who need a refresher, this class will address all the basics of common computer use, as needed on campus. Featured will be how to use my.scranton.edu, to access personal information such as pay info, leave balances, create files and folders, learn about email, and much more.
SANS Security Awareness: A program for staff, consisting of a few short videos to help illustrate the many dangers we face using our computers, especially on-line. Learn howto help prevent identity theft, theft of university and personal information,computer virus infections and other malicious threats.
Photoshop CS5 and Dreamweaver CS5: For those personnel needing these programs to enhance their websites, learn basic CSS, and HTML, image manipulation and enhancement, quality issues, and advanced image editing techniques.