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Wednesday 20 October

10:00

New to online collaboration? This course aims to take the mystery out of managing your files online, syncing these to your computer and introduces a few useful functions that you may not have discovered.

Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

You will:

  • Learn various online file management techniques and understand SharePoint storage
  • Use the assistive technologies within Teams
  • Gain a few tips to speed your work

If you book:

  • Add the event to your calendar by following the link in your booking confirmation email and click Add to Calendar.
  • Install the Microsoft Teams app. (It is possible to join using Edge or Chrome but there is less functionality when using a browser).
  • Important: The instructor cannot troubleshoot access to Microsoft Teams on the day of the course. If you are in an institution that is managing their own Teams tenancy (CAMENT, JBS, medschl and some of the colleges) then you may not have access to the files or calendar used in the course. Please contact the instructor in advance to discuss this.
  • If you are using Hermes for your email you will not be able to access the Teams calendar used in the course.
  • It's advisable to make a test call in advance of the session.
  • The course will start promptly at the time shown but will be open up to 30 minutes beforehand should you wish to check your audio and visual setup or meet your instructor.
15:00

An online workshop on how to develop your first MATLAB code.

In this session, you will be introduced to the MATLAB environment and programming language. We will discuss the basic operations and core concepts that form the building blocks of any scientific programme.

Thursday 21 October

10:00

Breakout Rooms are released! Join us for this 1 hour workshop to learn how to get hands on creating and managing breakout rooms in your Teams meetings. Please note that to participate you must have Teams installed on your computer and ideally have access to the calendar to create a Teams Meeting ('Meet now' can be used otherwise).

If you book:

  • Add the event to your calendar by following the link in your booking confirmation email and click Add to Calendar.
  • Install the Microsoft Teams app. (It is possible to join using Edge or Chrome but there is less functionality when using a browser).
  • Important: The instructor cannot troubleshoot access to Microsoft Teams on the day of the course. If you are in an institution that is managing their own Teams tenancy (CAMENT, JBS, medschl and some of the colleges) then you may not have access to the files or calendar used in the course. Please contact the instructor in advance to discuss this.
  • If you are using Hermes for your email you will not be able to access the Teams calendar used in the course.
  • It's advisable to make a test call in advance of the session.
  • The course will start promptly at the time shown but will be open up to 30 minutes beforehand should you wish to check your audio and visual setup or meet your instructor.
EndNote: Introduction to a Reference Management Program (Live Online) [Places] 10:00 - 13:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1
  • An introduction to using the bibliography program EndNote to store references and notes and use them to achieve correct referencing in your documents without re-typing. This course covers EndNote Desktop which is available free to members of Cambridge University via the Academia website
  • The course will consist of a demonstration, followed by a practical session working through the course handout. If you are unable to install EndNote before the course then you will not be able to do the practical but you should still find the demonstration useful and can try the practical later in your own time.
  • Using EndNote will enable you to keep a note of references as you research online so that you will always be able to document your sources correctly. It can save you time as you should never need to retype references and you can alter their layout with a couple of mouse-clicks.

Monday 25 October

10:00
Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Fast Track (Live Online using MS Teams) [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4

Want an insight into Teams? Then join us in this friendly, fast-paced, session to learn how to get up and running. This course would suit people that are comfortable using computers and who would be confident referring to the course materials after the session to consolidate the detail.

However, if you would prefer a more in depth and slower paced course with more opportunity for practice then attend Teams Parts 1 - 5 instead (see Related courses below).

Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

You will:

  • Understand Teams, channels and gain an overview of what is possible in the application. In Teams you can:
  • video/audio chat or message colleagues one-to-one or in a group
  • arrange and attend meetings
  • collaborate in real time with colleagues - access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files
  • add applications that you need to work with e.g. OneNote, Planner, Forms/surveys.

If you book:

  • Add the event to your calendar by following the link in your booking confirmation email and click Add to Calendar.
  • Install the Microsoft Teams app. (It is possible to join using Edge or Chrome but there is less functionality when using a browser).
  • Important: The instructor cannot troubleshoot access to Microsoft Teams on the day of the course. If you are in an institution that is managing their own Teams tenancy (CAMENT, JBS, medschl and some of the colleges) then you may not have access to the files or calendar used in the course. Please contact the instructor in advance to discuss this.
  • If you are using Hermes for your email you will not be able to access the Teams calendar used in the course.
  • To make a test call in advance of the session, in Teams select your profile picture, then Manage account>Settings > Devices>Make a test call.
  • The course will start promptly at the time shown but will be open up to 15 minutes beforehand should you wish to check your audio and visual setup or meet your instructor.

Tuesday 26 October

09:30
Excel 365: Managing Data & Lists (Live Online using MS Teams) new [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

To fully participate in this course you will need to have the Microsoft Excel 365 for Windows desktop application installed on your computer. Participants using Microsoft Excel 365 for Mac or the online version via a web browser will find some of the functionality missing.

Wednesday 27 October

09:30

Are you migrating from Hermes to Exchange Online and are using Outlook 365 desktop as your client for the first time?

If so join us in this friendly, introductory session to learn how to get up and running with Outlook 365 Email and Calendar using the Desktop application for Windows, where we will take you through the basics of the Outlook 365.

This course does not cover the Hermes migration tool or in-depth technical questions regarding Outlook and Exchange. For this information please see the Further Information for IT staff webpages.

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

To fully participate in this course you will need to have the Microsoft Outlook 365 for Windows desktop application installed on your computer. Participants using Microsoft Outlook 365 for Mac or the online version via a web browser will find some of the functionality missing.

10:00
Word 365: for Complete Beginners (Live Online using MS Teams) (1 of 2) [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 3

This is an online instructor-led course to help you get to grips with word processing basics using Microsoft Word. It will be taught in a small group and no previous knowledge is assumed. Following on, we offer further courses that build on these fundamentals to extend your skills including Skills for Document Layout.

For those who prefer to self-study there is an online course from LinkedIn Learning, the course can be accessed here for Mac and for Windows users. Sign in with your @cam.ac.uk email and Raven password.

Thursday 28 October

09:30
Excel 365: Analysing & Summarising Data (Live Online using MS Teams) new [Places] 09:30 - 12:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

To fully participate in this course you will need to have the Microsoft Excel 365 for Windows desktop application installed on your computer. Participants using Microsoft Excel 365 for Mac or the online version via a web browser will find some of the functionality missing.

10:00

This course will show you basic principles and processes for creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and PDFs.

Word 365: for Complete Beginners (Live Online using MS Teams) (2 of 2) [Places] 10:00 - 12:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 3

This is an online instructor-led course to help you get to grips with word processing basics using Microsoft Word. It will be taught in a small group and no previous knowledge is assumed. Following on, we offer further courses that build on these fundamentals to extend your skills including Skills for Document Layout.

For those who prefer to self-study there is an online course from LinkedIn Learning, the course can be accessed here for Mac and for Windows users. Sign in with your @cam.ac.uk email and Raven password.

Friday 29 October

10:00

Are you a Team Owner? This course teaches how to manage your team effectively and answers the many questions that you will have. Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

You will:

  • Learn how to create teams, channels and add members
  • Practice configuring settings for your team and its members
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions about team management

Tuesday 2 November

09:30
Excel 365: Pivot Tables (Live Online using MS Teams) new [Places] 09:30 - 12:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1
  • This course offers an introduction to the power and time-saving value of PivotTables and will appeal to anyone who analyses data in Excel.

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

To fully participate in this course you will need to have the Microsoft Excel 365 for Windows desktop application installed on your computer. Participants using Microsoft Excel 365 for Mac or the online version via a web browser will find some of the functionality missing.

Wednesday 3 November

09:30

Want to practice giving Teams Live Events? Then join us in this informal introductory session to manage and deliver a webinar. The course is not about presentation skills, it is to master the mechanics of managing the smooth transition between different presenters and content. The maximum number of participants for this course is limited to 2.

You must have the following items installed or available on your computer to participate:

1. The Teams desktop app installed on your computer.
2. The Teams Calendar available on the Teams interface. (You must be using Microsoft Exchange Online for your email to enable the Teams Calendar). Details on how to migrate from Hermes to Exchange can be found here.
3. The button on the Teams Calendar interface necessary to create a Teams Live Event. (To enable the button on your system you need to request the ability to create Live Events via the Self Service portal). Note! this can take up to 48 hours for the change to come into effect.

You will also need a working webcam, speakers (or headset) and mic.

You will:

  • Learn about Teams Live Events
  • Practice schedulling and delivering a Live Event. Please have a short PowerPoint and one other application ready to demonstrate, e.g a web site with video content

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

Word 365: Skills for Document Layout [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4

This course is aimed at those who want to improve their skills when laying out Word documents. You will learn key topics that will enhance your work with the opportunity for hands on practice on the essential features of Microsoft Word relevant to producing well laid out reports.

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction [Places] 10:30 - 12:30 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 2

This course will cover the most essential features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.

11:30

Want to practice giving Teams Live Events? Then join us in this informal introductory session to manage and deliver a webinar. The course is not about presentation skills, it is to master the mechanics of managing the smooth transition between different presenters and content. The maximum number of participants for this course is limited to 2.

You must have the following items installed or available on your computer to participate:

1. The Teams desktop app installed on your computer.
2. The Teams Calendar available on the Teams interface. (You must be using Microsoft Exchange Online for your email to enable the Teams Calendar). Details on how to migrate from Hermes to Exchange can be found here.
3. The button on the Teams Calendar interface necessary to create a Teams Live Event. (To enable the button on your system you need to request the ability to create Live Events via the Self Service portal). Note! this can take up to 48 hours for the change to come into effect.

You will also need a working webcam, speakers (or headset) and mic.

You will:

  • Learn about Teams Live Events
  • Practice schedulling and delivering a Live Event. Please have a short PowerPoint and one other application ready to demonstrate, e.g a web site with video content

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

Thursday 4 November

09:30
Excel 365: Functions (Live Online using MS Teams) new [Places] 09:30 - 12:30 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

To fully participate in this course you will need to have the Microsoft Excel 365 for Windows desktop application installed on your computer. Participants using Microsoft Excel 365 for Mac or the online version via a web browser will find some of the functionality missing.

14:00
Zotero: Introduction to a Reference Management Program (Live Online) [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4

This course is an introduction to reference management using the free, open-source program, Zotero. Zotero is a free, open-source program which allows you to collect and store references from online sources; add your own annotations and finally use your stored references to insert correct citations into a Word, Libre/Open Office, or LaTeX document.

Zotero is essentially a helper; it will enable you to collect references as you review online databases in a web browser and then interact with Word, Libre/Open Office or LaTeX to cite your references as you write your document.

Friday 5 November

10:00
Office 365: Word Top Tips - Bitesize Learning (Live Online using MS Teams) new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4

This one-hour instructor-led course is for people who want to keep up to date with newer or the lesser-known features of Microsoft Word. It is a quick fire succession of topics at a fast pace and aimed at those who are comfortable using computers.

The link to join the course is sent in the booking and reminder emails.

Wednesday 10 November

10:00
Office 365: Collaborating Online - Bitesize Learning (Live Online using MS Teams) new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4

Do you keep hearing the term collaborating online and are wondering if you and your co-workers should be doing it, or if you are doing it correctly? If so, this one-hour instructor-led course is for you. The session will blast through the jargon of OneDrive and SharePoint to explain how working online together can improve productivity, and it will give you hands on practice collaborating in real time using Word and Excel. By the end of the session your questions will be answered and you'll be working online with confidence.

The link to join the course is sent in the booking and reminder emails.

Thursday 11 November

10:00

This course will show you basic principles and processes for creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and PDFs.

Office 365: Teams Top Tips - Bitesize Learning (Live Online using MS Teams) new [Places] 10:00 - 11:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4

This one-hour instructor-led course is for people who want to keep up to date with newer or the lesser-known features of Microsoft Teams. It is a quick fire succession of topics at a fast pace and aimed at those who are comfortable using computers.

The link to join the course is sent in the booking and reminder emails.

Tuesday 16 November

09:30
Excel 365: Managing Data & Lists (Live Online using MS Teams) new [Places] 09:30 - 11:30 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 1

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

To fully participate in this course you will need to have the Microsoft Excel 365 for Windows desktop application installed on your computer. Participants using Microsoft Excel 365 for Mac or the online version via a web browser will find some of the functionality missing.

Wednesday 17 November

09:30

Are you migrating from Hermes to Exchange Online and are using Outlook 365 desktop as your client for the first time?

If so join us in this friendly, introductory session to learn how to get up and running with Outlook 365 Email and Calendar using the Desktop application for Windows, where we will take you through the basics of the Outlook 365.

This course does not cover the Hermes migration tool or in-depth technical questions regarding Outlook and Exchange. For this information please see the Further Information for IT staff webpages.

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

To fully participate in this course you will need to have the Microsoft Outlook 365 for Windows desktop application installed on your computer. Participants using Microsoft Outlook 365 for Mac or the online version via a web browser will find some of the functionality missing.

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction [Places] 10:30 - 12:30 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 2

This course will cover the most essential features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.