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Join us in this getting started session where you will learn how to get up and running with Microsoft Teams to collobaorate with other team members.

  • Chat in a group or one-to-one
  • Meet instantly go from group chat to video conference with the touch of a button
  • Collaborate never do that frantic, searching-for-files thing ever again. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time
  • Use Channel Tabs and Apps to collaborate
  • Be seen and heard Anywhere on Any device

Join us in this getting started session where you will learn how to get up and running with Microsoft Teams to collobaorate with other team members.

  • Chat in a group or one-to-one
  • Meet instantly go from group chat to video conference with the touch of a button
  • Collaborate never do that frantic, searching-for-files thing ever again. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time
  • Use Channel Tabs and Apps to collaborate
  • Be seen and heard Anywhere on Any device

Join us in this getting started session where you will learn how to get up and running with Microsoft Teams to collobaorate with other team members.

  • Chat in a group or one-to-one
  • Meet instantly go from group chat to video conference with the touch of a button
  • Collaborate never do that frantic, searching-for-files thing ever again. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time
  • Use Channel Tabs and Apps to collaborate
  • Be seen and heard Anywhere on Any device

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.

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Tue 3 Nov 2020 12:00 [Full]

Need to get up to speed with Teams? Then join us in this friendly, slow-paced, introductory session to learn how to get up and running. This is Part 1 of 4 courses that provide you the opportunity to get a hands on and in-depth insight into Teams. If you prefer a quick overview of Teams then consider joining the Fast Track course instead. 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 an overview of what is possible in the application
  • Chat in a group or one-to-one
  • Collaborate with colleagues. In Teams you can access, share, and edit Word docs, PowerPoint, and Excel files in real time

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 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 manage this.
  • If you are using Hermes for your email this will prevent you access to the course Teams calendar.
  • 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.

Need to present meetings or teach using Teams? Then join us in this friendly hand on session to learn how to get up and running. You will have the opportunity to practice managing a meeting.

The course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate. If you are not using Outlook or Exchange Online for your email, please contact the instructor to discuss the implications for this course.

You will:

  • Understand the various ways of meeting with colleagues
  • Create a meeting for yourself or on behalf of others
  • Give and take control of participants' desktops
  • Practice managing your content when leading a meeting or teaching online

Want to extend your knowledge of Teams? Then join us to learn how to use applications to record notes, create a Wiki, manage a small project and create online forms or surveys. This is Part 3 of 4 courses that provide you the opportunity to get a hands on and in-depth insight into Teams.

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

You will:

  • Gain an insight into what is possible through tabs
  • Practice using applications that you need to work with i.e. OneNote, Wiki, Planner, Forms.

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.

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:

  • Get to grips with various online file management techniques
  • Use the assistive technologies within Teams
  • Gain a few tips to speed your work

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.

This training is for UIS Microsoft Teams Champions. This is a practical course taking a deep dive into the product functionality and how it interlates with other office 365 products.

  • Do you use APIs in your work and want to know what others are using? Join this Technology Community of Practice session to understand what some UIS members of the community are working on and discuss what application interfaces are available.
  • This session will include short presentations and demos from UIS DevOps, Development Services and the Research Computing Service followed by an open discussion to share best practices and approaches to creating APIs for a service.
C++: Programming in Modern C++ Wed 4 Jan 2017   09:30 Finished

This is an introduction to programming in modern C++, based on the book "'Programming: Principles and Practice using C++"' (2nd ed.) by Bjarne Stroustrup. The aim is to teach participants how to write non trivial, practical programs that are comprehensible and portable. Participants should also be able to understand and modify most well-written C++ applications, though not necessarily every aspect of them.

C++ is a large and complicated language, which is reflected in the length of this course. The creator of C++, Prof. Stroustrup, estimates that newcomers to programming will have to devote in excess of 200 hours' of work to learn how to program in C++ properly. Please bear that in mind if signing up for the course. It would also be of help (though not essential) if attendees have some prior programming experience in another language, e.g. Python.

Cyber17: The Emerging Threat Landscape new Wed 13 Dec 2017   09:30 Finished
  • A cyber security awareness event, sponsored by the University Information Services, IT Community Development Project and the Cyber Security Programme.
  • An informative conference, featuring presentations from high-profile and international security experts.
  • There will be interactive workshops focusing on various information security issues, a panel discussion and the opportunity to network with IT professionals from across the University.
  • The full agenda, speakers and workshop topics can be found on the event website.
Cyber Security: Stay Safe Online new Self-taught Booking not required

The Cyber Security - Stay Safe Online course is an interactive tutorial relating the current cyber security threats and advice on how to avoid them.

Think you won’t get caught in a phishing scam? Think again, below is the same email address written twice, how quickly can you spot the one containing the error?

joe_bloggs@therealcompanywebsite.com

joe_bloggs@therealcompanywebslte.com

It is hard to see the difference, especially when you have a heavy schedule of work and many distractions. The scam address is the bottom one with an 'l' instead of an 'i'. Imagine if you had transferred money or sent some sensitive data to the wrong email address . . . This interactive tutorial aims to raise your awareness of the most common techniques, not only email, that criminals use to gain access to your personal data, University sensitive information and networks. It will take between 30 to 40 minutes to work through and is based on real life scenarios that you may encounter in your day to day work

The course can be accessed on Moodle

An informative and social event to celebrate the launch of a new University Developer Hub.

University Information Services with support from developers across the University has been working on customising a University Developer Hub. The Hub is hosted using a GitLab application, with the aim to provide a valuable collaboration resource for developers and code users.

There will be short presentations from the alpha testers who will share their experience and involvement in testing the Hub. You’ll have the opportunity to ask informal questions about the service and meet with like-minded professionals involved with developing.

To celebrate the launch of the University Developer Hub, all attendees are welcome to stay for drinks and light refreshments served after the presentation.

Digital Presence Programme: virtual town hall new Thu 12 Nov 2020   14:00 [Places]

On World Usability Day, Kate Livingstone and Barney Brown will present an update on the University's Digital Presence Programme. Find out about the vision, activity this year so far and next steps.

Drupal: An Introduction Mon 29 Jun 2020   10:30 CANCELLED

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

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

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 both EndNote Desktop and the free, browser based, "lite" version, EndNote Online.

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.

Endnote: Train The Trainer new Wed 14 Dec 2016   10:00 Finished

The course is a train the trainer session including an introduction to EndNote 8, plus an opportunity to discuss supporting EndNote in a Research University environment, use of EndNote for Systematic Reviews and Q&A session.

The aim of this talk is to introduce UIS plans to manage the University-wide Active Directory - Blue with Active Directory Management System (ADMS) which would receive all updates to the AD and provide more detailed access controls than is possible with the native Active Directory tools.

Excel 2016: Analysing and Summarising Data Thu 14 May 2020   09:30 CANCELLED

This hands-on course is a follow on from the Excel: Introduction course.

Excel 2016: Functions Tue 30 Jun 2020   09:30 CANCELLED

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

This course covers some of the more challenging functions such as IF, SUMIFS and VLOOKUP. Not all chapters will be taught in full due to time constraints but are included for self-study.

Excel 2016: Introduction Wed 10 Jun 2020   09:30 CANCELLED

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

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.

Excel 2016: Introduction (Self-paced) Tue 16 Jun 2020   09:30 CANCELLED

Bookings for this course are placed on hold in response to the rapidly changing events due to COVID-19. The status of these courses will be reviewed towards the end of April 2020. See the University's COVID-19 page for up to date information.

Microsoft Excel is the chosen spreadsheet package as it is a popular choice, both on Macintosh and PC. This is a self-paced Excel Beginners course for those who prefer to learn at their own pace, there is an instructor present to support you if you have questions. The same course is taught as instructor-led for those who prefer this approach to learning Excel Introduction .

Excel 2016: Managing Data & Lists Tue 12 May 2020   09:30 CANCELLED
Excel 2016: Recorded Macros Thu 28 May 2020   09:30 CANCELLED

This course covers recording macros which provides automated steps to produce outcomes. This course does not teach VBA programming in full though you will gain an insight into what VBA is and how it relates to macros. if you want to learn VBA as a programming language then please see the self-taught course Programming in VBA - Using Microsoft Excel 2013. Not all chapters will be taught in full due to time constraints but are included for self-study.

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