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OCTOBER 1, 2013

Tuesday
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      • 10:00 am – noon
      • Introduction to CommonSpot
      • Anderson OIT Training Lab
      • VSPACER
      • The Introduction to CommonSpot course is for American University staff who will serve as departmental contributors to CommonSpot, American University's Content Management System.

        This first class in a series will introduce you to CommonSpot access, user roles, page types, and image requirements. You will learn to log on to the system, and create News and Success Stories based on AU Content ...more

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        Host: Office of Information Technology

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      • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      • Advanced MS Powerpoint 2010
      • Anderson OIT Training Lab
      • VSPACER
      • Take your basic PowerPoint presentations to the next level. Build upon the presentation skills learned in the introductory course. Learn how to link to a file from a slide, embed document content on a slide, add narration to a presentation, create a new Slide Master, enhance slide layouts, and add movies to slides.

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        Host: Office of Information Technology

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      • 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
      • Connect with Your Students and Blog about It
      • Hurst Social Science Research Classroom 202
      • VSPACER
      • Blogging can help engage students, facilitate discussions out of the classroom, and grow interest in your subject well after the semester is over. Exciting examples & tools will be provided. Blog about it today!

        If you are interested in learning other instructional tools or software, please visit the Technology in the Classroom Series website for a full listing of workshops at http://www....more

        Type: Training Session
        Host: Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

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AFTER OCTOBER 1

      • Thu 10/03/13
        9:00 am – noon
      • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010
      • Anderson OIT Training Lab
      • The Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 course will demonstrate to users the functionality of a spreadsheet and the ease of use in storing, manipulating, analyzing, and visualizing data. You will learn the basic benefits of working with Excel and how to create and format an Excel worksheet. You will also learn how to navigate the Microsoft Excel 2010 environment, customize the Quick Access ...more

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        Host: Office of Information Technology

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      • Thu 10/03/13
        1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
      • PIAZZA: Collaboration in a Wiki-Discussion Forum
      • Hurst Social Science Research Classroom 202
      • Encourage questions, discussion and student collaboration through Piazza's wiki-like forum, where topics and questions can be searched for and edited. Piazza lets you answer once, encourages students to answer for you, allows handouts and homework to be posted and gives you the ability to track student participation.

        If you are interested in learning other instructional tools or software, please ...more

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        Host: Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

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      • Tue 10/08/13
        10:00 am – noon
      • Introduction to BI Reporting
      • Anderson OIT Training Lab
      • American University uses the MicroStrategy BI tool to analyze trends, perform forecasting, create scorecards and dashboards, and proactively deliver timely information to users both within and outside the organization.

        In this course, you will use interactive reports or key performance indicator dashboards without changing the report structure or content, and tailor interactive reports by ...more

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        Host: Office of Information Technology

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      • Tue 10/08/13
        10:30 am – 11:30 am
      • CTRL - Making the most of your Gmail and Google Drive
      • Hurst Social Science Research Classroom 202
      • Google Drive allows instructors to easily access and edit documents from any device, share assignments, review student progress and collaboration, and streamline the grading process.

        If you are interested in learning other instructional tools or software, please visit the Technology in the Classroom Series website for a full listing of workshops at http://www.american....more

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      • Tue 10/08/13
        2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      • Intermediate CommonSpot
      • Anderson OIT Training Lab
      • Do you want to further enhance the skills learned in the introductory CommonSpot course? Create a basic page from a News story template and a custom page based on a Layout template. Learn how to a upload photo and .PDF files, utilize custom elements on a page, including a Tout with a Call to Action, filtered elements, a textbox with photo and a Hero filmstrip.

        (Prerequisite: A valid CommonSpot ...more

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        Host: Office of Information Technology

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