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Monday 23 September

09:30
IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme: Mentees' coffee morning new Finished 09:30 - 11:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Huntingdon Room

An informal guidance session for members of the IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme. The session will provide the opportunity to meet with other mentees enrolled on the scheme. You’ll be able to talk openly as a group and share any successes or challenges while being a mentee. Please think of examples before coming along so we can discuss in the session and this will hopefully encourage confidence to help you gain the most out of your mentoring relationship and the scheme.

Wednesday 25 September

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction (Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology) Finished 10:30 - 12:30 Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, LT1

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

Friday 27 September

10:30
IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme: Mentors' coffee morning new Finished 10:30 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Huntingdon Room

An informal guidance session for members of the IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme. The session will provide the opportunity to meet with other mentors on the scheme. You’ll be able to talk openly as a group and share any successes or challenges while being a mentor. Please think of examples before coming along so we can discuss in the session and this will hopefully encourage confidence to help you gain the most out of your mentoring relationship and the scheme.

Tuesday 1 October

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction Finished 10:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

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

Wednesday 9 October

09:30
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new charged (1 of 6) Finished 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

The UIS are hosting this 3rd party delivered course.

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

13:30
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new charged (2 of 6) Finished 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

The UIS are hosting this 3rd party delivered course.

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

Thursday 10 October

09:00
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new charged (3 of 6) Finished 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

The UIS are hosting this 3rd party delivered course.

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

10:00
LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing (1 of 2) Finished 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

LaTeX is a powerful document description language built on top of TeX. It is available on Unix, Windows and Macintoshes. It can be used for the presentation of plain text (including accented characters and letters outside the English alphabet), the typesetting of mathematics, the generation of tables, and producing simple diagrams. It is particularly suited for the writing of theses, papers and technical documents.

12:30
UIS Staff: Wellbeing - Predictive Brains, Modelling Minds, Optimising Mental Functioning new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Huntingdon Room

World Mental Health Day is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of mental health issues and advocate against social stigma.

As part of the UIS Wellbeing initiative we are very pleased to invite Hisham Ziauddeen a Clinical Senior Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and the University’s Wellbeing and Disability Champion to deliver a talk on Optimising Brain Functioning. He is a consultant psychiatrist working in early intervention in psychosis.

He will talk about the contemporary neuroscience models of the brain as a modeller of its environment (including the debt owed to the cyberneticists Conant and Ashby) and how this helps us think about other minds and our own mental functioning and ways to improve it.

13:30
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new charged (4 of 6) Finished 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

The UIS are hosting this 3rd party delivered course.

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

14:00
LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing (2 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

LaTeX is a powerful document description language built on top of TeX. It is available on Unix, Windows and Macintoshes. It can be used for the presentation of plain text (including accented characters and letters outside the English alphabet), the typesetting of mathematics, the generation of tables, and producing simple diagrams. It is particularly suited for the writing of theses, papers and technical documents.

Friday 11 October

09:00
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new charged (5 of 6) Finished 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

The UIS are hosting this 3rd party delivered course.

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

13:30
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new charged (6 of 6) Finished 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

The UIS are hosting this 3rd party delivered course.

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

Tuesday 15 October

09:30
Unix: Introduction to the Command Line Interface (Self-paced) (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

The course is designed to take someone from having no knowledge of the Unix command line to being able to navigate around directories, and doing simple file manipulation. Then some of the more basic commands, will be introduced, including information on how to get more help from the system itself. Finally accessing remote computers by ssh and the most basic of shell scripts will be introduced.

Excel 2016: Introduction Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Microsoft Excel is the chosen spreadsheet package as it is a popular choice, both on Apple Mac and PC. This is an instructor-led course for absolute beginners. There is a self-paced Excel Beginners course for those who prefer to learn at their own pace.

13:30
Unix: Introduction to the Command Line Interface (Self-paced) (2 of 2) Finished 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

The course is designed to take someone from having no knowledge of the Unix command line to being able to navigate around directories, and doing simple file manipulation. Then some of the more basic commands, will be introduced, including information on how to get more help from the system itself. Finally accessing remote computers by ssh and the most basic of shell scripts will be introduced.

Wednesday 16 October

09:30
Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction Finished 10:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

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

14:00
Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) (2 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

Thursday 17 October

09:00
Relational Database Design Finished 09:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course gives a simple introduction to organizing your data in a relational database. It aims to explain the arranging of your data. It does not deal with specific relational databases systems such as Access, Oracle or SQL Server, or the technical tools that you would or could use to set up your database. The course aims to provide you with enough information to sit down and design your database, regardless of the database product that you intend to use. Exercises will be done on paper, without using computers.

Friday 18 October

09:30
Adobe Illustrator CC: Introduction Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Adobe Illustrator CC is a the industry leading professional illustration and drawing program for the creation of vector based graphics and artwork.

Please note: This course requires that you use your CRSid and Raven password to log into Adobe Creative Cloud. If you currently log in to use Microsoft Office, then the same login details are used, and you do not need to do anything except to know your Raven password.

Otherwise, if you do not know your password, or have not changed your Raven password in the last three years, you must do so before attending the course, please go here: https://password.csx.cam.ac.uk/ you can set the same password.

Please arrive to START THE COURSE PROMPTLY in order to set up the Adobe environment, if you don’t then you may find it more difficult to follow the instructor.

Monday 21 October

09:30
Falcon: An Introduction for Content and Site Managers (Part 1 and Part 2) (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course will cover the use of Falcon Content Management Service by content and site managers.

Please note: Falcon on Plone will be migrating to Falcon-on-Drupal over the the 2019-2020 academic year. If you are new to Falcon on Plone and have a requirement to learn the Falcon system, this course is for you. If your department plans to migrate soon (please ask your departmental IT Officer) there is a Falcon on Drupal: Migration from Falcon On Plone - An Introduction course. If you are new to Drupal there is a Drupal: An introduction course.

10:00
Accessibility: How to Produce Accessible Documents - An Introduction (Workshop) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

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

14:00
Falcon: An Introduction for Content and Site Managers (Part 1 and Part 2) (2 of 2) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course will cover the use of Falcon Content Management Service by content and site managers.

Please note: Falcon on Plone will be migrating to Falcon-on-Drupal over the the 2019-2020 academic year. If you are new to Falcon on Plone and have a requirement to learn the Falcon system, this course is for you. If your department plans to migrate soon (please ask your departmental IT Officer) there is a Falcon on Drupal: Migration from Falcon On Plone - An Introduction course. If you are new to Drupal there is a Drupal: An introduction course.

Tuesday 22 October

09:30
Excel 2016: Managing Data & Lists Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site
NVivo: An Introduction for Qualitative Research Finished 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course will introduce NVivo a Computer Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) which supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It provides a means to collect, organise and analyse content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys and audio.

IT Supporters: Training for the New Password App POSTPONED 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

A course for Computer Officers on the UIS password application and the skills they will need to use it. Major topics covered include:

  • Computing Service policies regarding UIS accounts
  • Privacy briefing covering the legal status of UIS accounts and your obligations to users
  • Assertiveness training to assist you in dealing with problematic requests
  • Demonstration of the new password application
  • Online test

This course includes descriptions of the circumstances under which you may, and more importantly, may not give out account details (including password reset tokens). The examples and scenarios used are based on actual requests and incidents, and includes some content that could be distressing. This material is specifically included to ensure that Computer Officers are aware of the social engineering techniques that have been used in attempts to gain access to accounts, often under difficult and stressful circumstances. This is intended to assist you in developing the skills to deal appropriately with such situations if they occur within your own institution and forms an essential part of the course.

Successful completion of this course and the online exam is mandatory for Computer Officers wishing to have password resetting authority using the UIS password application for a range of University wide services including Hermes, Raven and the MCS.