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New Kid on the Block-Windows 10 Surface                 Friday, September 16, 2016 (for Surface tablet)

New Kid on the Block-Window 10 Desktop                 Friday, November 4, 2016 (for Dektop PC)

How Accessible Are You?                                              Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Get Secure!-Phishing                                                     Thursday, October 6, 2016

Get Secure! -Ransomware                                             Monday, November 7, 2016

    BTS Training Schedule

Microsoft Office 2016 - General 

A New Perspective: Office 2016 Overview

Explore the basics of Word, Excel, Power Point, & Outlook, including ribbons, drop down menus and the purpose of each. Includes some of the new features of Office 2016.
Includes:

  • Purpose & Function
  • Tabs & Drop down Menus
  • Ribbons
  • Special Features 

 

Accessibility - General

How Accessible Are You? Creating Accessible Materials

What the heck is Accessibility? Learn the what, why, and how of creating accessible materials- including the use of the Accessibility Checker tool in Microsoft Office- to meet ADA compliance for online documents.

Includes:

  • Need for accessibility
  • Creating accessible materials
  • Accessibility Checker use & function
  • Errors, Tips & Warnings
  • Accessibililty Best Practices

 Excel - Basic

Recipe for Success in Excel - Basic Ingredients

Start cooking up a tasty Excel dish with the basic ingredients. Includes:

  • Navigation & Terms
  • Entering & Editing Data
  • Multiple Worksheets
  • Ribbon
  • Finding & Replacing
  • Freezing Panes
  • Creating a Spreadsheet
  • Sorting & Filtering
  • Manipulating Cells   

Recipe for Success in Excel -Spicing It Up!

Every good chef knows that spices make the dish! Learn how to "spice up" your spreadsheets with formatting and styling. Includes:

  • Formatting Text & Numbers
  • Borders & Shading
  • Printing Prep
  • Format Painter
  • Merging Cells
  • Headers & Footers
  • Styles & Themes
  • Conditional Formatting Finding
  • Sorting & Hiding 

**At least one Basic Excel course is required prior to taking an Intermediate or Advanced Excel course*** 

Excel - Intermediate

Recipe for Success in Excel - Let Excel Do the Measuring!

A dish prepared without measuring ingredients can be a disaster! Let Excel do the measuring and get the results you want! Includes:

  • Creating, Copying & Editing Formulas
  • SUM, AVERAGE & MAX
  • Basic Statistical Functions
  • NETWORKDAYS, IF/THEN, Nested IF/THEN, VLOOKUP

 ***Prerequisite: a Basic Excel course***

Excel - Advanced

 Recipe for Success in Excel -Adding the Garnish!

Every dish needs some garnish to make it "pop"! Make your data visually dynamic & create greater impact by using charts & graphs. Includes:

  • Creating & Manipulating Charts 
  • Data Updating & Axes Formatting
  • Modifying Chart Titles
  • Adding Grid lines & Arrows
  • Moving & Formatting Elements
  • Using Illustrations
  • Changing Type & Organizing Source Data
  • Previewing & Printing

***Prerequisite: a Basic Excel course***

Recipe for Success in Excel -The Gourmet Chef

Organize & analyze your gourmet mix of complex data ingredients based on different variables by using Tables, PivotTables & PivotCharts. Includes:

  • Creating & Formatting a Table
  • Creating & Modifying a Pivot Table
  • Maintaining, Sorting & Filtering Data
  • Understanding Pivot Charts
  • Understanding Pivot Tables
  • Creating a Pivot Chart 

***Prerequisite: a Basic Excel course***

Outlook - Basic

Working With Outlook - Do It Your Way!

Make Outlook work the way you work! Discover best practices,options and tools to streamline and customize Outlook to function on your terms!Includes: 

  • Inbox Organization
  • Contacts & Groups
  • Message Customization
  • Folders
  • Signatures, Font Sizes, Delivery Receipts
  • Calendar & Tasks  

Outlook - Intermediate

Show Me Whatcha Got!-Sharing Calendars & Mailboxes in Outlook

Planning and coordinating with others is easy once you know how! Learn about sharing Calendars & Mailboxes to enhance communication with colleagues…and supervisors! Includes: 

  • Sharing Calendars
  • Viewing Shared Calendars
  • Using Calendar Groups
  • Sharing Mailboxes
  • Scheduling Meetings & Inviting Attendees 
  • Response Etiquette

 Keep It Clean-Manage Your Mailbox Mess in Outlook  

Reached your limit along with your mailbox?  Clean up your mailbox mess! Learn how to archive your messages, view the size of your messages, and clean up your mailbox. Includes:  

  • Reading Pane
  • Mailbox & Message Size
  • Clutter
  • Conversation View
  • Mailbox Cleanup
  • SPAM Filter  

Outlook - Advanced

 Organizing Your Outlook Closet

Use the features of Outlook to organize your mailbox closet and find Message, Task and Folder socks that match! Includes: 

  • Categories
  • Searching & Arranging
  • People Pane
  • Rules
  • Mailbox Cleanup Tools
  • Flagging
  • Folder Management 

Quick Steps to Saving Time in Outlook

Tired of turning in circles every time you want to send the same message? Learn some new dance steps and save time and energy; you've never been so light on your feet! Includes: 

  • Quick Parts
  • Quick Steps
  • Find
  • Favorites  

PowerPoint - Basic

 PowerPoint Fashion Design I- Foundation Garments!

Howdo you begin building a great outfit? Why, from the bottom up, of course! Build your PowerPoint presentation the same way...with the proper foundation! Includes:

  • Tips For Effective Presentations
  • Text Boxes & Backgrounds
  • Ribbon
  • Views, Display & Notes
  • Templates & Themes
  • Saving & Printing 

PowerPoint - Intermediate

 PowerPoint Fashion Design II-Dressing For Success

Style is everything...provided it's appropriate, of course! Learn to create a stylish PowerPoint presentation with just the right panache! Includes:

  • Transitions, Animations & Timing Effects
  • Saving & Printing
  • Inserting Photos
  • Videos & Spreadsheets

PowerPoint - Advanced

PowerPoint Fashion Design III-Accessorizing!

What's an outfit without the right accessories? Make your presentation runway-ready with PowerPoint's special design tools. Includes:

  • Add-ins
  • Comments
  • Audio (narration)
  • Screen Recording

Word - Basic 

What’s the Word? The In(sert)s & (Lay)outs of Document Creation in Word

Word has LOTS of options and capabilities! Explore the Word toolbar and function of each tab as used in the creation of a Word document.
Includes: 

  • Home
  • Page Layout
  • Data View
  • Insert Formulas
  • Review Templates 

 Filling In the Blanks-Creating Forms in Word

Creating professional forms for data-gathering is easy in Word! Learn to develop forms for surveys, checklists, waivers, etc. that are easily modifiable to meet changing demand.
Includes: 

  • Document Setup
  • Content Control-adding, setting, changing properties
  • Templates
  • Instructional Text
  • Converting Text to Tables
  • Document Protection  

Word - Intermediate

Organizing Content in Word: When Bullets, Tabs & Numbering Go Astray!

Using bullets and numbering emphasizes important information, but what happens when things get out of whack? Learn to customize and corral document features to enhance readability.
Includes:

  • Creating a List
  • Indenting
  • Tabs
  • Customizing Toolbar

 
Picture This: Tables, Charts & Graphs in Word

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so stop talking and start showing! Using tables, charts and graphs in your documents will spice up your info and enhance reader understanding.
Includes:

  • Inserting Tables
  • Page Orientation
  • Columns
  • Illustrations & Graphics
  • Charts & Graphs  

Word - Advanced

Be Vewy, Vewy Quiet-We’re Tracking Document Changes

Tired of hunting down colleagues to discuss changes to a collaborative document? Using the Track Changes function in Word will streamline the process faster than Elmer Fudd can say,"Shhhh…we're hunting wabbits!!"
Includes: 

  • Finding Track Changes
  • Restricting Editing
  • Controlling Track Changes
  • Document Comparison
  • Reviewing, Accepting & Rejecting Changes
  • Document Recovery

 Communication Traffic Control-Mail Merge Can Increase Your Speed Limit!

Tired of creating individual letters and address labels? Learn to utilize distribution lists to create letters & labels for mass mailings by snail mail or mass email messages.
Includes: 

  • Mailings Tab & Functions
  • Mail Merge Wizard
  • Mail Merge Process 

Technology Security - General

  Get Secure! -Phishing    Cy Bersecure

Everyone's a target, but don't be a victim! Learn to protect yourself, your devices and sensitive data from cyber-criminals.
Includes: 

  • Identity & Personal Info Protection
  • Computer & Device Protection
  • Email Phishing
  • Social Media
  • Security Tips  

Get Secure! -Malware & Ransomware   

  • Defintion
  • Computer & Device Protection
  • Recognizing an attack
  • Recovery
  • Security Tips  

Mac - General

Biting Into the Apple- Office 2016 for Mac

Office 2016 is coming soon to a Mac near you! Join us for this overview of the Office 2016 transition on campus Macs and a preview of the new features in Office 2016. Includes: 

  • Deployment Plan Strategy
  • What's New in Office 2016

 

Windows 10

New Kid on the Block- Windows 10 for Surface 

  • Screen navigation
  • Desktop navigation
  • Settings
  • Shutting down/away from computer

New Kid on the Block-Windows 10 for Desktop PC (under construction)