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The class calendar, registration, and course descriptions are all available below. All classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will be sent a calendar invitation confirming your registration.

Classes-by-request are also available for groups of 6 or more. Please contact train@bc.edu with a summary of your training needs, and someone from the ITS Communications and Training team will get back to you.

PLEASE NOTE:  Please fill out this form to request Adobe Experience Manager training.   We will track registrations and contact you when we have enough to hold a class.

To register:

  1. Select the "Register" tab below to access the May registration form. For best results, please use Chrome as the browser.
  2. Complete the form.
  3. You will be sent a calendar invitation confirming access. If a class is full, you'll receive a wait-list notification.

NOTE: Simply adding a class from the calendar below to your Google calendar does not register you for training.

 

Please fill out this form to request Adobe Experience Manager training.   We will track registrations and contact you when we have enough to hold a class.

Course Description: Only register for this class if you manage BC web content with AEM and have permission from your website manager to do so. All registrations will be verified with the Web Technology group. Please register for class at least 3 business days before the day of the class.

This class is for people who currently manage web content in Adobe Experience Manager, BC’s web Content Management System.

This session will cover:

  • The layout of Adobe Experience Manager and how to access content.
  • Using the Sidekick.
  • Editing existing pages in AEM.
  • Creating new pages in AEM.
  • Adding text and image components to a page.
  • Activating a page.
  • Accessibilty and AEM.
  • Tips, tricks, and things to consider when using AEM.

NOTE: Intro to Adobe Experience Manager or equivalent experience is a prerequisite for this class.

Learn how to do more than simply work with text and pictures in Adobe CQ to help take your BC website to the next level. This session will give you hands-on practice:

  • Inserting a Slide Show.
  • Using Widgets - Accordian, Tabs, Social Media List.
  • Adding YouTube videos.
  • Embedding a Google Calendar on a BC web page.
  • Q&A

Prerequisite: Intro to Excel 1 and 2 or equivalent experience.

This hands-on session covers introduces functions and formulas  to help make your Excel spreadsheets more efficient and easy-to-use. Objectives include:

  • Using Functions to create formulas easily.

  • Calculating functions using AutoSum

  • Manipulating formulas within the Excel worksheet.

Prerequisites: Participants should have a working knowledge of Excel, including how to enter data, work with cells and ranges, and navigate a worksheet. They should also be familiar with general Windows OS desktop navigation and using menus, scrollbars, and dialog boxes.


This class is designed for people who are comfortable with the basics of Google Docs (accessing, creating new docs, working with text, and sharing) and are ready to take the next steps.

Topics include:

  • Inserting images and pictures

  • Adding a Table of Contents

  • Using templates

  • Converting Docs to/from Microsoft Word

  • Using the Revision History

  • Using Google Docs to complete a Mail Merge

Google Forms, part of Google Drive, is a great way to create forms to gather data.

This hands-on training class will cover:

  • Creating a form.

  • Different form templates.

  • Types of questions.

  • Accessing and sharing your form.

  • Gathering data from your form.

  • Embedding your form in a BC web page.

Google Drive is a great tool to create, store, and share files of all types.. This session is designed to introduce you to Drive and its capabilities, and help you decide how you may be able to use it at BC.

This hands-on training class will cover:

  • What is Drive?

  • How to access.

  • File types/storage of Google files, including Docs, Sheets, and Forms

  • Sharing files using Drive

  • Real time collaboration

  • Plenty of time for your questions

Google Calendar helps you keep track of meetings, appointments, and events, all in one place. Calendars can be shared school-wide or with select colleagues. You can overlay multiple calendars to see when people are available.

This hands-on training class will cover:

  • Changing your Settings

  • Adding Appointment and Events

  • All Day Events

  • Inviting People

  • Creating new calendars

  • Viewing multiple calendars

  • Responding to requests

  • Sharing calendars

  • Brief overview of Delegation

  • Plenty of time for your questions

 

BC went Google a while ago, and you've grown used to the basics. Are you ready to learn more?

With so many options, tools, labs, and extensions, deciding what to use can be challenging. This session presents an overview of many easy-to-install, easy-to-use features that can help your productivity and collaboration with your colleagues at work.

Additionally, the recently added Google Consumer apps that were added to your BC Google account in 2015 will be covered.

Take an hour to learn more about Google, and chances are you'll find at least a few tips that will help you.