Office of Information Technology Newsletter

Eight New Technology Training Courses Available

The Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce several exciting, new training courses are available to the AU community. Register for any of these courses online via the appropriate link.

In Person Training



25 Live

25Live is the web-based application used to schedule space for campus events and publicize on the master calendar. This course will teach pre-approved Sub-Schedulers (space assigners) how to process requests, assign spaces, create new events, run space utilization reports, and much more.

 

Introduction to SharePoint

Managing your content pages on the new MyAU portal is easy, if you have the basic SharePoint knowledge you need. Learn about the fundamentals of SharePoint, the technology on which the portal was built. Participants in this course will also develop content pages, add webparts to their pages, and manage existing content.

 

SharePoint Advanced Contributors Training

This course will build upon skills learned in the prerequisite Introduction to SharePoint 2010 course. You will learn how to customize standard list templates, such as the Discussion Board and Calendar templates, and how to create a custom list. You will also learn how to customize SharePoint libraries, and how to create Slide and Wiki libraries. Security and permissions will be discussed in detail, including how to set permissions on a list, library, and document.

 

SharePoint Team Site Administration

SharePoint team sites are a new way to collaborate at American University! In this course, explore the various templates that are available and find out how to request a team site. Learn how to administer your team site, control access and invite new members, manage documents and other content, and customize the site to best meet your needs. 

 

CommonSpot New Features

This training course will introduce you to the time-saving new features of CommonSpot 6.2. You will learn about the ribbon-like user interface, easier to find pages and uploaded documents, the improved Rich Text Editor, and more.

 

Microsoft Excel 2010 Advanced Topics - Part 1

This workshop covers the following topics in greater detail: cell formatting (fractions, shading rows, date and time, scrollable area, criteria-based custom formats); time-saving tips (fill handle, fill series, dealing with blank cells, cell values in formulas, adv. formatting, more formulas); advanced filters; naming/applying dynamic named ranges; and creating a Gantt chart. 

 

Microsoft Excel 2010 Advanced Topics - Part 2

This workshop covers the following topics in greater detail: lookups, how to use error formulas to return data, nested conditional functions, using the Slicer tool with a pivot table, macros, introduction to Visual Basic for Applications, and assigning program code to a button.

 

Online Training



CommonSpot New Features

This video will introduce you to the time-saving new features of CommonSpot 6.2. You will learn about the ribbon-like user interface, easier to find pages and uploaded documents, the improved Rich Text Editor, and more. Access the course online at http://w.american.edu/training/CMS6NewFeaturesVideo/NewFeaturesCMS6.htm

 

Using XGAR and GLBA in Colleague

This video walks you through the steps to run the XGAR detailed activity report and GLBA budget to actual report in the Datatel Colleague financial system. Both reports are useful in ensuring that revenue and expenses have posted correctly. Access the course online at http://w.american.edu/training/XGAR_GLBA/XGAR_GLBA.htm

 

For additional information, please contact the IT Help Desk at 202-885-2550, e-mail helpdesk@american.edu, or instant messenger at AskAmericanUHelp.


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