Employee Technology Training

We offer training sessions to help you effectively use the technologies available at VSU. Classes are free to VSU employees, including student employees.

Web Editing   |   Campus Initiatives    |  Microsoft/Office 365  

2017-2018 Workshops:

Web Editing

Cascade BasicMandatory for those who will be editing their departmental website and will focus on features such as creating/editing pages, hyperlinks, and image uploads while using the university’s online web editor. 

Mon, Aug 21, 8:30am-11am | Odum 2633
Wed, July 19, 9:30a-Noon | Odum Library 3270
Tues, June 27, 1pm-4pm
| Odum Library 3270

Cascade Intermediate: Option training that focuses on web editing functions such as tables, embedded video, and anchors. Required prerequisite: Cascade Basic Training.

Cascade Open Lab: Open to VSU employees, including student/graduate assistants, who have already attended a Cascade Basic training who seek individualized assistance in editing department website.

WordPress Intro: Not intended to replace MyPages for personal sites, WordPress is an alternate solution for faculty, staff, departments and student organizations who wish to create an independent blog or site. This training will cover how to request a site, basic WordPress functionality and features, and limitations.  

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Campus Initiatives

Success Portal: Designed for use by faculty, advisors, and student support staff, the Portal is VSU’s powerful tool that provides messaging tools, interactive dashboards, and student profiles to assess student performance and risk indicators.

Phishing AwarenessLearn what the term “phishing” means and ways you can identify it in emails, websites, and even phone calls. You’ll also learn how to protect your personal information and computer files from malicious intentions.

ePro Technology Special Request

Smart Classroom (Online Tutorial): View this online tutorial if you need help using the technologies in our Smart classrooms--enabling projector privacy, hooking up your laptop or iPad, turning on the document camera and more. 
Hands-on training offered by request 

VoIP Phone: Designed to help you become familiar with the features of the new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone, this hands-on workshop will demonstrate tasks such as transferring calls and call forwarding; as well as introduce you to the instant messenger application called Jabber that integrates many of the phone features such as voicemail, conference chats/calls, and call history. Training offered by request

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Microsoft/Office 365

OneDrive Intro: Learn how to access, manage, store and share documents via OneDrive.

Excel 2013 Intro: Designed for those with little to no experience with Excel, participants will learn how to create and format worksheets, and calculate basic formulas.

Excel Formulas:
This class will focus on basic formula structure, commonly used formulas, relative and absolute cell references, and few other tips. A basic understanding of Excel is required.

Excel Charts: Learn how to make sense of your data by creating PivotTables—manually and automatically. This class is for advanced users of Excel.

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