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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 email.

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.

To register:

  1. Select the "Register" tab below to access the registration form.
  2. Complete the form.
    PLEASE NOTE:
    Intro to AEM is not on the form - to register, please fill out an AEM web access request online.
  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.

 

The next Intro to AEM (formerly Adobe CQ) sessions will be held on Thursday, January 21, from 9:00 - 11:30, and Thursday, February 18, from 1:30 - 4:00.

To register, please fill out an AEM web access request online.

Course Description:

PLEASE NOTE: 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

This two-part hands-on class is designed for those individuals who have little or no prior experience with Excel.

Upon successful completion of Part I, participants will have learned how to: 

  • Navigate the Excel Workbook.
  • Create a basic worksheet by entering text and values.
  • Work with cells and cell data by using a variety of moving and copying techniques.
  • Perform basic calculations on data.

Upon successful completion of Part II, participants will be able to:

  • Change the appearance of worksheet data by using a variety of formatting techniques.
  • Understand sorting techniques.
  • Prepare their document for printing.

Prerequisites:

Participants should have a working knowledge of Excel 2007 or 2010, 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.

Course Description:
This hands-on session covers introduces functions and formulas in Excel 2007 to help make your  spreadsheets more efficient and easy-to-use. Objectives include:

  • Using Functions to create formulas easily.
  • Calculating functions using AutoSum
  • Working with the Functions Library
  • Writing your own formulas
  • Manipulating formulas within the Excel worksheet.

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.

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
 
 
 
 

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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

Google Slides is a Google app that is very similary to PowerPoint, allowing you to create slide show presentations. This course covers the basics of using Google Slides, including:

  • Creating a presentation.
  • Adding themes.
  • Adding transistions.
  • Adding animation.
  • Adding videos, tables, and objects.
  • Sharing a presentation.
  • Tips and time-saving features.

2016 is here, and there's no better time to keep your resolution of cleaning out your Gmail Inbox.

Is your Inbox overflowing with messages—some you need, and some you don’t? Do you feel like you spend as much time searching for e-mails as you do responding to them? Do you have that sinking feeling in your stomach every morning when you first log in to e-mail?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this could be the course for you. Learn a few simple, effective strategies to help you manage and work more efficiently with your e-mail to free up more time for everything else. This session can be your first step towards using e-mail to help you be more productive, rather than delay your completing other tasks.

Throughout the session, you'll have the opportunity to use Gmail and start organizing your emails based on the tips covered during the session.