FSDP: Instructor-Led Technology

COVID-19: Professional Development Summer Series

Join Organization Development for a Professional Development Summer Series, created to provide support and guidance for our new working lifestyle due to COVID-19. Sessions scheduled for virtual presentation will be added to the OHR Announcements page.

(Virtual) DocuSign Basics: Gather eSignatures and Manage Document Workflow

Presenter: Mark Mercier
   Pitt Information Technology

Date 1: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 1–2:30 p.m. – CANCELLED
Date 2: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 10–11:30 a.m. – VIRTUAL
Location: Virtual – This workshop will be presented remotely using Zoom. Specific login information will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date - please use the link below to register.

Attend this hands-on introductory session to learn how to electronically send, sign, and manage documents using the University's eSignature Service (DocuSign).

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(Cancelled) IT Security: Protecting Yourself and the University from Cyber Threats

Presenter: Joel Garmon
   Pitt Information Technology

Date 1: Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 1–2:00 p.m.
Date 2: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 2–3:00 p.m.
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

Pitt Information Technology has a robust array of security measures and centralized security controls to protect the University’s network and 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 cyberthreats.

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(Cancelled) LinkedIn Learning: Professional Development on Demand

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer
   Pitt Information Technology

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Time: 10–11:00 a.m.
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

Make the most of a fantastic professional development resource—LinkedIn Learning. Learn how to search thousands of courses in business, technology, and creative skills. Create and share playlists, bookmark your favorite courses, and earn certificates of completion.

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(Virtual) Microsoft Excel 2019: Unleash the Power of Pivot Tables

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer
   Pitt Information Technology

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Time: 1–2:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual – This workshop will be presented remotely using Zoom. Specific login information will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date - please use the link below to register.

Explore how to use Microsoft Excel Charts and the PivotTables 2019 feature to concisely summarize and manage large amounts of data for easy reporting and analysis. Manage subtotals and grand totals, group data, apply conditional formatting for data subsets, and create macros.

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(Cancelled) Microsoft Excel 2019: Worksheet, Formula, and Chart Fundamentals

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer
   Pitt Information Technology

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Time: 10–11:30 a.m.
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

We will cover building spreadsheets, worksheet fundamentals, working with basic formulas, and creating charts.

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(Virtual) Microsoft Office 2019: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Quick Start

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer
   Pitt Information Technology

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time: 9 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual – This workshop will be presented remotely using Zoom. Specific login information will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date - please use the link below to register.

Three essential tools; one helpful class. Create, format, and edit Word documents. Format Excel spreadsheets and work with basic formulas. Craft dynamic PowerPoint slides with transitions and animation. You’ll find it all here.

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(Cancelled) Microsoft Outlook 2019: Organize Your Inbox

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer
   Pitt Information Technology

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
Time: 10–11:00 a.m.
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

Take advantage of quick tips to manage and organize your email. We'll also cover shortcuts that make it easier to navigate and perform common commands.

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Microsoft PowerPoint: Punch Up Your Presentation

Presenter: Vernon Franklin, Technical Trainer
   Pitt Information Technology

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020
Time: 9–10:30 a.m.
Location: 302 Bellefield Hall

A dynamic presentation begins with sound fundamentals. Learn how to format slides, use themes, insert and edit pictures, apply transitions, add animation, and more.

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(Virtual) (New) Microsoft Teams: Communicate and Collaborate Like Never Before

Presenter: Mark Mercier
   Pitt Information Technology

Date 1: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 9–11:00 a.m.
Date 2: Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 9–11:00 a.m.
Location: Virtual – These workshops will be presented remotely using Zoom. Specific login information will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above dates - please use the link below to register.

This introductory session demonstrates how you and your students, staff, or colleagues can improve communication and collaboration using Microsoft Teams. Discover ways to leverage chat, meetings, video conferencing, file storage, collaboration tools, and third-party plugins through this powerful app integrated with Microsoft Office.

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(Virtual) Qualtrics Basics: Create Your Own Online Surveys

Presenter: Mark Mercier
   Pitt Information Technology

Date 1: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from  9–10:30 a.m. – CANCELLED
Date 2: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 2:30–4 p.m. – VIRTUAL
Location: Virtual – This workshop will be presented remotely using Zoom. Specific login information will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date - please use the registration link below.

Pitt’s Online Survey System (Qualtrics) allows you to easily create and distribute surveys, collect data, analyze responses, and present results using professional-quality graphs. Learn how to create a customer satisfaction survey in this hands-on workshop designed for those with little to no experience. Topics include question types, blocks, distribution options, reporting, and more.

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(Virtual) (New) Qualtrics Next Steps: Do More with Online Surveys

Presenter: Mark Mercier
   Pitt Information Technology

Date 1: Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 9:30–11:00 a.m. – CANCELLED
Date 2: Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 2:30–4 p.m. – VIRTUAL
Location: Virtual – This workshop will be presented remotely using Zoom. Specific login information will be sent to registrants via email two days before the above date - please use the registration link below.

This workshop is for staff who are interested in taking their skills using Pitt’s Online Survey System (Qualtrics) to the next level. Participants in this hands-on session will use Qualtrics to create a meeting registration survey. Topics include question validation, display logic, email triggers, contact list triggers, quotas, survey flow, and more.

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Tech Training Online

Learn Web design, photography, video, programming, animation and more.  Made available by Pitt Information Technology, LinkedIn Learning is available 24/7 and offers free unlimited access to an online library of technology courses and other professional topics. Visit linkedin.com/learning to get started.