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; and are held at Pine Hall Lab 107 unless stated otherwise.

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Spring 2017 Workshops:

OneDrive Intro: Learn how to access, manage, store and share documents via OneDrive.
Thurs, Jan 5, 1pm-2:30pm | Fri, Mar 24, 9am-11:30am

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. 
Thurs, Jan 12, 8:30am-11:30am Wed, Feb 1, 1pm-4pm | Fri, Mar 3, 8:30am-11:30am |
Tues, Apr 11, 1pm-4pm

Cascade Intermediate (Web Editor): Option training that focuses on web editing functions such as tables, embedded video, and anchors. Required prerequistite: Cascade Basic Training.
Thurs, Jan 12, 1pm-3pm | Wed, Feb 1, 9am-11am | Mon, Mar 27, 2pm-4pm

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.  
Fri, Feb 3, 9am-11am | Tues, Mar 21, 1pm-3pm | Thurs, Apr 13, 9am-11am

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.
Wed, Jan 18, 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm | Thurs, Feb 16, 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm  Wed, Mar 1, 9am-11am

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.
Wed, Feb 8, 10am-11am | Mon, Apr 3, 10:30am-11:30am

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.
Wed, Jan 25, 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm | Thurs, Mar 9, 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm

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.
Thurs, Jan 26, 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm | Wed, Mar 29, 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm

Excel Charts: Learn how to make sense of your data by creating PivotTables—manually and automatically. This class is for advanced users of Excel.
Wed, Feb 8, 1pm-3pm | Thurs, Apr 20, 1pm-3pm

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 

  • Additional training may be offered throughout the semester.
  • Register for training at www.valdosta.edu/training.
  • Dates, times, location subject to change.
  • For questions, call 333-7395.

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