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In collaboration with Employee & Organizational Development, Information Technology offer trainings to help employees effectively use the technologies available at VSU. Classes are free to VSU employees, including student employees and graduate assistants.

Three (3) participants minimum needed to conduct a training; otherwise, trainings may be canceled one day prior. Dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Sessions are conducted in-person or virtually via Microsoft Teams.

2024 Workshops

CASCADE PART 1 & CASCADE PART 2

Instructor: Roberto Leal, Graduate Assistant
Location: Odum 2633

Cascade Part 1 and Part 2 are required for those who edit their departmental website. Cascade account access is granted upon training completion.

Part 1 training topics include: creating and editing assets, inserting page components, publishing, and managing site.

Part 2 topics include: editing departmental _info page, department team directory, modules, and forms.

Date

Time

Class

Room Change

Jan. 16

Tue. 10am-12pm

Cascade Pt 1

 

Jan. 24

Wed. 2pm-4pm

Cascade Pt 1

 

Jan. 31

Wed. 2pm-4pm

Cascade Pt 2

 

Feb. 13

Tue. 10am-12pm

Cascade Pt 1

 

Feb. 27

Tue. 10am-12pm

Cascade Pt 2

 

Mar. 6

Wed. 2pm-4pm

Cascade Pt 1

 

Mar. 20

Wed. 2pm-4pm

Cascade Pt 2

 

April 9

Tue. 10am-12pm

Cascade Pt 1

 

April 23

Tue. 10am-12pm

Cascade Pt 2

Odum 3270

USE MICROSOFT WORD TO WRITE GREAT PAPERS

Format: Online (via Teams) and in person (at Odum 2633)
Date: Thursday, Feb 22
Time: 2–3:30pm

Go beyond the basics and learn editing features to use when composing articles, research papers, and other documents: Headers/Footers, Breaks, Table of Contents, Footnotes/Endnotes, and Citations/Bibliography.


USE MAIL MERGE FOR BULK EMAIL, LETTERS, LABELS, AND ENVELOPES

Format: Online (via Teams)
Date: Friday, Feb 23
Time: 10–11am

Mail merge lets you create a batch of documents that are personalized for each recipient. Learn how to create various main documents, a data source, and a merged document.


10+ OUTLOOK HACKS TO BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY

Format: Online (via Teams)
Date(s): Fridays, Jan. 26 | Mar. 8 | May 10 | June 5-9am - 10am
Time: 9:30–11am

Become more productive in your daily tasks by learning a few advanced Microsoft 365 Outlook (desktop) tips and tricks to help you organize your mailbox, answer repetitive emails, create rules, control your calendar, collaborate, and more.

Instructor: Sheila Hall

Learn how to manage your cloud storage, create, and share files using Microsoft OneDrive.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 17, 4pm - 5pm
  • Wednesday, Feb. 7, 10am - 11am

Microsoft Excel Series: Expand your Excel spreadsheet knowledge at whatever level you are at:

1. INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL

Format: Online (via Teams) and in person (at Odum 2633)

Learn time-saving and effective Excel data entry, navigation, formatting, and sorting functions.

  • Tuesday, January 30, 2–4pm
  • Friday, March 29, 9:30–11:30am

2. FORMULAS & FUNCTIONS

Format: Online (via Teams) and in person (at Odum 2633)

Create formulas and use built-in functions (ex: XLookup, VLookup, or IF statements) to perform calculations and solve problems.

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2–4pm
  • Friday, April 12, 9:30–11:30am

3. PIVOT TABLES & CHARTS

Format: Online (via Teams) and in person (at Odum 2633)

A Pivot Table is a powerful tool to calculate, summarize, and analyze data that lets you see comparisons, patterns, and trends in your data. Charts are a great way to add data visualizations to your data.

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2–4pm
  • Friday, April 26, 9:30–11:30am

CLASS TEAMS: ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADES

The Assignments and Grades features are unique to Microsoft Class Teams. Learn how to create assignments and track students’ grades and progress.

 


WORDPRESS

An optional web editor offered to VSU employees and official student organizations who wish to create individual, purpose-driven blogs/websites.

Teams is part of the Microsoft 365 suite that offers messaging, videoconferencing, file sharing, and application integration. In this series, learn to master some of the most common Teams communication features and collaboration functions. This workshop has no limit on the number of participants. 

1. CHANNELS, CHATS, POSTS, AND MANAGEMENT 

Manage Microsoft Team members, channels, and settings, and communicate effectively using chats, posts, and announcements.


2. MEETINGS AND BREAKOUT ROOMS

Learn to schedule and conduct virtual meetings using Microsoft Teams, including how to set up and use breakout rooms for group discussions and collaborations.


3. CHANNELS, CHATS, POSTS, AND MANAGEMENT

Manage Microsoft Team members, channels, and settings, and communicate using chats, posts, and announcements.


4. FILES AND APPS

Learn to access, upload, and share files within Microsoft Teams and how to use integrated applications like Forms and Tabs.