FSDP: Instructor-Led Technology Workshops

Computer Security

Presenter: Chris Seiders, Senior Security Analyst
Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD)
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

Computing Services and Systems Development has put in place a robust array of security measures and centralized security controls to protect the University of Pittsburgh’s network and its data. But we also need your help. Everyone affiliated with Pitt shares in the responsibility of protecting the University’s computing environment. The goal of this session is to provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to protect yourself---and the University---from cyber threats.

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Microsoft Excel 2016 Quick Start: Charts & Pivot Tables (Level One)

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer
Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD)
Date 1: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Date 2: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

The goal of this quick start session is to familiarize University faculty and staff with the Microsoft Excel Charts and PivotTables 2016 features. The workshop will cover how to manage and summarize large amounts of data, in a concise format for easy reporting and analysis.

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Microsoft Excel 2016 Quick Start: Pivot Tables (Level Two)

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer
Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD)
Date 1: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Date 2: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

The goal of this quick start session is to familiarize University faculty and staff with additional Microsoft Excel PivotTables features. The workshop will cover the following topics: managing Subtotals and Grand Totals, grouping data, conditional formatting for data subsets, and creating macros.

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Microsoft Excel 2016 Fundamentals

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer  
Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD)

Date 1: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Date 2: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - noon
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

Microsoft Excel 2016 is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program designed to visualize data in a spreadsheet, perform calculations, and analyze information. This is a hands-on workshop to help University faculty and staff become more proficient with the Excel application in organizing data and to perform a wide variety of tasks. Topics will include building spreadsheets, worksheet fundamentals, working with basic formulas, and creating charts.

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Microsoft Office 2016 Quick Start: Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer  
Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD)

Date 1: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Date 2: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – noon
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

The goal of this Quick Start session is to provide a brief, one-stop-shop session to familiarize University faculty and staff with the fundamental features of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2016. The topics covered include:

  • Create, format, and edit a Word document
  • Create a spreadsheet, format and work with basic formulas in Excel
  • Create slides, format slides, add transition and animation in PowerPoint

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Microsoft Outlook 2016 Fundamentals

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer  
Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD)

Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

Microsoft Outlook 2016 is a powerful communications tool to which all University faculty and staff have access. This is a hands-on workshop to cover the basics of what Outlook can do as well as to provide tips and tricks to help participants take full advantage of this tool. Topics will include window options, email formatting, keeping email organized, managing contact information, scheduling individual appointments and group meetings, and tracking personal and group tasks. Discussion will also cover email etiquette along with help to those who are upgrading to Outlook 2016 from previous versions.

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Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Fundamentals

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer  
Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD)

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – noon
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 is a presentation application that enables an individual from any technical level to create a dynamic and professional-looking presentation. This is a hands-on workshop to help University faculty and staff learn the fundamental features of PowerPoint.  Participants learn how to develop a slide presentation that will engage and inform an audience. Topics include:

  • Learn about the new Ribbon interface in PowerPoint 2016
  • Learn how to create slides, use themes and, apply color schemes
  • Learn how to format text, colors and, bullets
  • Create maximum impact slides by inserting and editing pictures
  • Learn how to include transition and animation effects
  • Organization and manage slides using view options

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Microsoft Word 2016 Fundamentals

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer  
Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD)

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – noon
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

Microsoft Word 2016 is a powerful word processing application. This is a hands-on workshop to help University faculty and staff become more proficient with Microsoft Word in creating and editing documents. Topics covered include:

  • Working with the Ribbon
  • Accessing available templates
  • Document formatting
  • Grammar checking
  • Inserting and formatting graphic images
  • Working with page layouts
  • Using track changes
  • Creating and formatting tables
  • Printing a document
  • Mail Merge

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Microsoft Word 2016 Quick Start: Mail Merge, Graphics Illustration

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer  
Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD)

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

The goal of this Quick Start is to familiarize University faculty and staff with the Microsoft Word Mail Merge and Graphics Illustration 2016 features. The workshop will cover how to create a personalized Mail Merge for multiple recipients and will demonstrate the Illustration features in Word that will make a more creative document.

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My Pitt Video Quick Start

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer  
Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD)

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

This quick start workshop is an introductory overview for staff who are interested in learning how to use the My Pitt Video service.  This is a video capture service that enables faculty and staff to record lectures, meetings, and department training sessions. Participants will learn My Pitt Video’s recording features along with how to upload and share your video captures.

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Using Lynda.com for Professional Development

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer  
Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD)

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

This workshop provides an overview of Lynda.com, an online training tool to help faculty and staff become proficient at business and computer applications that support their academic and job productivity. With over 3,000 training videos, Lynda.com is an effective tool for professional development. Participants will learn how to navigate Lynda.com to search for desired course videos, create and share playlists, bookmark favorite courses, and earn certificates of completion.

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Tech Training Online

Learn Web design, photography, video, programming, animation and more.  Made available by Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD), lynda.pitt.edu is available 24/7 and offers free unlimited access to an online library of technology courses and other professional topics. Visit www.lynda.pitt.edu.