Employee Technology Training

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

Register for workshops at: www.valdosta.edu/training

15 participants max; 3 participants minimum to conduct training; otherwise canceled one day prior.
Dates, times, and location subject to change.
Additional training may be offered throughout the semester.
Sessions can be in-person or via Teams, particularly if no room is available or conditions warrant.


Fall 2022 Workshops:

Cascade Part 1 (Basic)

The Cascade Basic class is required for those who are assigned to edit their departmental web site. This training can also serve as a 'refresher' for those who already have access. Training topics include:

Login, Dashboard, Sites, Asset Tree
Create, Edit, Publish, Live, Unpublish, Delete
Assets: Pages, Images, Files, Folders
My Content: Recent, Drafts, Locks, Workflows

  • August 2, 9:30am-11:30am 

  • August 16, 1:30pm-3:30pm 

  • September 7, 9:30am-11:30am

Location: Odum 2633


 

Cascade Part 2 (Optional) – Wednesdays/Thurs - F2F

(via Teams if room is not available)

This optional training picks up where Cascade Basic left off and introduces web editing features such as: embedded video, _info page, modules, forms, and more. The training is intended for those who already have rights to edit their college or departmental website. Prerequisite: Cascade Basic.

  • August 17,1:30-3:30 
  • September 8, 9:30-11:30 

 

WordPress

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

  • September 14, 1:30-3:30
  • October 19, 10:00 -12:00

Location: Odum 2633

Microsoft Teams Series

(virtual via Teams Only)

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.

1. Channels, Chats, Posts, and Management 

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

-Thursday August 11, 9:30am-11:00am

2. Meetings and Breakout Rooms

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

-Thursday, August 11, 1:30pm-3pm

3. 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.

-Friday, August 19, 10am-11:30

4. Meetings and Breakout Rooms

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

-Wednesday, August 24, 9:30am-11am

5. Channels, Chats, Posts, and Management

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

-Wednesday, August 24, 2:00pm-3:30pm

6. Files and Apps

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

-Friday, September 2, 10am-11:30am

Microsoft OneDrive

Virtual via Teams Only

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

1. Tuesday, September 27, 2:00-3:30pm

2. Tuesday, November 8, 10:00-11:30am

Microsoft Excel Series

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

1.Introduction to Excel

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

-September 23, 9:30-11:30am 

-October 28, 9:30-11:30am

Location: Odum 2633

2. Formulas & Functions

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

-September 30, 9:30-11:30am 

-November 4, 9:30-11:30am

Location: Odum 2633

3. PivotTables & Charts

A PivotTable 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.

-October 14, 9:30-11:30am

-November 18, 9:30-11:30am

Location: Odum 2633

Microsoft Outlook/365 Tips

Mondays - Virtual via Teams; No limit on # of participants

Become more productive in your daily tasks: organize your mailbox, create shortcuts, collaborate and more.

1. September 19, 1:30-3:00pm

2. October 24, 10:30-11:30am

3. December 12, 1:30-3:00pm

Use Microsoft Word to Write Great Papers - F2F

(via Teams if room is not available)

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

1. Tuesday, October 4, 1:30pm-3:30pm

2. Wednesday, October 5, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Location: Odum 2633