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it2go E-Newsletter - February 2016

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Webinars this month!


This is a busy month for IT Training. Not only are there are traditional Microsoft, Adobe, and Web Design and Web Programming workshops, but we are also offering many brand new topics in webinar format. These are shorter sessions that will still give you the opportunity to submit questions through chat.

Below are just a few examples of sessions happening soon:

  • Tue(s)., Feb. 9, & 23 1:30—3:30pm, ONLINE:
    • Outlook 2013: Calendar essentials – Explore calendaring features in Outlook. This workshop will cover the basics of the Outlook calendar and progress into more complex tasks such as organizing group meetings.
    • Outlook 2013: Managing your email – Learn to use the advanced features of Outlook to better manage and organize your email.
  • Fri., Feb. 12, 10am—Noon, ONLINE & IUPUI
    • Web accessibility evaluation - Learn about tools and techniques that allow anyone, with a little time and effort, to validate and verify the accessibility of web-based content.
  • Wed., Feb. 24, 10am—Noon, ONLINE & IUPUI
    • Introductory web accessibility – Learn what it means to be accessible, the laws and standards that govern web accessibility, and how to easily address some of the most common concerns preventing individuals with disabilities from efficiently navigating web content.
  • Wed., Feb. 24, 1:30—2:30pm, ONLINE:
    • Using LinkedIn for hiring – Do you have an open position in the university? Learn how to set up your LinkedIn profile to take advantage of the available tools to make your profile as effective as possible. Learn to use keywords to find the candidates that have the skills you are looking for!

Throughout the semester and at varying times, ONLINE:

  • Canvas – Learn the many useful features of Canvas, the university’s new learning management system, replacing Oncourse.

Learn SQL and get paid


Attend a workshop on how to use SQL for data retrieval and earn a $25 gift card when you participate in an upcoming UITS study designed to evaluate IT Training instructional events.

Join us Thursday, March 24th, 2016 Choose one of the following sessions:

Register for 8am - Noon

or

Register for 1 – 5pm

In this workshop, you will learn more efficient ways to retrieve data from a database. If your plan to participate, you should already know how to work with relational databases, attend Access 2013: The basics in Bloomington on March 23rd, or review Access 2013: The basics (PDF).

Contact IT Training to learn more details:

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New HTML workshops


Be the first to attend these new HTML workshops:

HTML5 & CSS: Structuring pages
Expand your HTML5 & CSS knowledge by learning how to fully structure your pages. Create CSS buttons, internal-page hyperlinks, tables, useful navigation, useful footers, and learn how to properly format dates and addresses.

HTML5 & CSS: Creating style for the web
To round-out your HTML5 & CSS knowledge, learn more techniques for creating style for a web page, refining table structure, embedding video, using non-standard fonts, positioning elements on a page, and more!

For more information, contact our office or see:

For more information and to register>>

Video workshops in Canvas: Pilot


This pilot evaluates a unique new way to offer technology training: lynda.com-style video content, created by UITS IT Training instructors, and organized in a Canvas course. The pilot course is based on content from "Photoshop: The Basics" and will be active Feb. 5 - Mar. 31, 2016. It should take participants 35 - 45 minutes to complete the course and a survey. Participants will receive a discount at tisbookiu.edu (details in course).

Enroll in: Video Workshops in Canvas: Pilot>>

Learn desktop publishing on Saturday mornings!


Join us for a series of workshops leading to a certificate in Desktop Publishing!

Workshops can be taken online, face-to-face and self-study.

This Saturday, February 6th, begin learning desktop publishing skills by logging on to your computer from wherever you are to the URL you receive when you register. Relax at home or at the office, or anywhere that there is an internet connection, and learn the following topics:

For more information and to register>>

Skillsoft self-paced training


IT Training is partnering with SkillSoft, a leading eLearning provider, to offer the broadest range of resources and coverage, and the best value on a cost-per-resource basis. By combining online books by Books24x7, interactive courseware, hands-on simulations, live mentoring support, Express Guide™ Manuals, TestPrep Exams and a multitude of other resources, our solution offers maximum support for formal training and day-to-day informal learning needs. You also have flexibility in what you purchase, allowing you to save money by purchasing access to only the content you are interested in.

There is a small fee for this service.

For more information and to register>>

February 2016

In this issue


IT Training Tips


Here are the IT Training Tips blog latest articles:

  1. Want to travel to Australia, Kenta, Chile? Here’s your chance!
  2. Don’t wait in the cold – Use DoubleMap
  3. Best apps for taking notes

To read more, go to: http://ittrainingtips.iu.edu

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Printed Schedule


Get a printable schedule of this semesters workshops offered at IU Bloomington, IUPUI, and Online.

Questions? Contact Us!

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Email: ittraining@iu.edu
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