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Instructional Offerings – Summer/Fall 2012

Summer/Fall 2012 Instruction Schedule

Ask the Expert Series – Using Canned Responses
October 3, 2012 – 10:00am to 11:00am – Ladd Library
Do you have a lot of emails to respond to on a daily basis and just don’t have enough time to do so in your day or are you tired of sending out the same email response over and over again? Google Labs (additional features/functionality that can be added to your Bates Gmail account) has created the ability to create “canned responses” to help you cut down on how long it takes to respond to emails. Canned Responses allows you to create, manage and use pre-written responses/templates while drafting or responding to your emails.
Seminar Handouts: Using Canned Responses in Gmail

Ask the Expert Series – What’s New in iOS 6 
November 9, 2012 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Ladd Library
During this one-hour seminar participants will have the opportunity to see some of the newest features available in Apple’s newest iOS. If you have upgraded your iDevice (iPhone, iPad, iTouch) to iOS6, bring it along and try out some of the new features during the session.

Special Topics in Gmail – Just the Basics
November 14, 2012 – 10:00am to 11:00am – Ladd Library
November 15, 2012 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Ladd Library
This hands-on advanced workshop will provide Gmail users with a basic understanding of Gmail and its user interface. During the workshop you will learn why Gmail is different and how keyboard shortcuts can make using Gmail more efficient and productive. You will also learn and practice sending, replying, forwarding messages, and how to include, view, and download attachments. A basic understanding of labels, searching for messages, and creating filters will also be provided.
Workshop Handouts:
Bates Gmail – What’s Different: Conversations, Labels, Archiving and Searching
Bates Gmail – Sending, Replying, Attachments and Printing (Conversations)
Bates Gmail – Sending, Replying, Attachments and Printing (No Conversations)
Bates Gmail – Labels, Filters, and Signatures

Special Topics in Google Calendar – Just the Basics
November 14, 2012 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm – Ladd Library
November 15, 2012 – 10:00am to 11:00am – Ladd Library
This hands-on workshop is designed for individuals who are new to Google Calendar. During this workshop participants will be introduced to the Google Calendar user interface, provided with the basics of creating events, inviting guests, responding to event requests, sharing and creating calendars, and managing notifications. This workshop is similar to the Welcome to Google Calendar – Making the Transition, but does not include the references/similarities to Meeting Maker.
Workshop Handouts:
Bates Calendar – Scheduling, Invitations, and Scheduling
Bates Calendar – Setup Reminders, Sharing, and More
Bates Calendar – Event Icons
Bates Calendar – Quick Add

Webinar Wednesday’s – Customizing the Ribbon in MS Office 2010
November 28, 2012 – 10:00am to 11:00am – Virtual
During this Webinar you will learn how to customize the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar in Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint). Find out how to: Show/Hide the Ribbon; Create New Ribbon Groups and Tabs; Remove and Reorder Ribbon Tabs; and Add Buttons/Commands to Ribbon Groups. You will also learn how to: Move the Quick Access Toolbar; and Add, Remove, and Reorder Quick Access Toolbar Buttons/Commands.
Webinar Video: Customizing the MS Office 2010 Ribbon


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