Instructional Offerings – Winter/Spring 2013

Winter/Spring 2013 Instruction Schedule

Special Topics in Gmail – Working with Labels
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 – 10am to 11am – Ladd Library, RM 148
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 – 2pm to 3pm – Ladd Library, RM 148
In this hands-on workshop participants will learn how labels in Bates Gmail is different from traditional email folders. Participants will learn how to create, manage, and use labels.
Workshop Handouts:
Bates Email – Labels, Filters, and Signatures
Workshop Video:
Part 1 | Part 2

Ask the Expert Series – Bates Gmail Tips and Tricks
>> Rescheduled to Friday, June 21, 2013 <<
During this open forum you will have the opportunity to “Ask the Expert” any questions you may have about Bates Gmail. Want to know how to create a filter to automatically move your Staff messages to a Label and bypass your Inbox? Want to learn how to add some color or additional features to your Bates Gmail account? Or maybe you want to know the trick on how to login to another Gmail account without having to logout from your Bates Gmail account. Best of all you will learn some tips and tricks along the way!

Special Topics in Google Docs – Introduction/The Power of Sharing
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 – 10am to 11am – Ladd Library, RM 148
Thursday, February 21, 2013 – 2pm to 3pm – Ladd Library, RM 148
What is Google Docs/Google Drive? In this hands-on introductory workshop participants will have an opportunity to learn and sample all of the components of Google Docs/Google Drive. You will be exposed to Document, Presentation, Spreadsheet, Form, Drawing and how to save files to your Google Drive account.
Workshop Handouts:
Google Drive: Access and organize files
Google Docs: Share and collaborate
Google Docs: Access, create, edit, and print
Google Docs: Spreadsheet basics
Google Docs: Presentation basics
Workshop Video:
Part 1 | Part 2

Webinar Wednesday’s – Working with Gmail Filters
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 – 10:15am to 10:45am – Virtual Online Webinar
With the use of filters within your Bates Gmail account, you can easily and automatically manage the flow of incoming messages. With the use of filters you can label, archive, delete, star, and mark messages as SPAM as they arrive to your Inbox. During this webinar you will learn how to create basic filters; edit and delete filters; and learn the difference between Labels and Move To. You will also learn about all the options that are available to you when creating filters and how to share the filters you have created.
Web Resource:
Using Filters (Gmail Help)
Webinar Video:
Working with Gmail Filters

Ask the Expert Series – Creating a Google Form
Friday, March 8, 2013 – 1pm to 2pm – Ladd Library, Lobby Area
During this one-hour seminar you will learn the basics for creating and sharing a Google Form.
Web Resource:
Create a Google Form
Seminar Video
Part 1 | Part 2

Special Topics in Windows 7 – Making the Transition (Just the Basics)
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 – 10am to 11am – Hedge Hall, RM G18
Thursday, March 14, 2013 – 2pm to 3pm – Hedge Hall, RM G18
This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview (“Just the Basics”) of the most talked about new features and changes with Microsoft Windows 7.

Come see the refreshed look and feel of Microsoft Windows 7 and learn about:

  • The redesigned Start Menu, Taskbar, and Notifications area
  • Navigating your computer, how to find documents and applications
  • Windows Aero (Peek, Shake, and Snap)
  • The differences between Folders and Libraries
  • Working with Compressed Folders.
  • Plus Tips, Tricks, and Surprises!

Prerequisites: Familiar with Microsoft Windows XP.
Workshop Handouts:
Windows 7 Quick Reference Card
Microsoft Windows 7 Workbook

Webinar Wednesday’s – Using Styles in Microsoft Office
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 – 10:15am to 10:45am – Virtual Online Webinar
In Microsoft Word, a style is a collection of formatting characteristics – such as font name, size, color, paragraph alignment and spacing. Some styles even include borders and shading. Styles save you time and make your document look good and consistent throughout. Instead of using separate formatting options, use styles to format your document so you can quickly and easily apply a set of formatting choices to your document.
Webinar Video:
Using Styles in Microsoft Word 2010

Ask the Expert Series – Google Calendar Tips and Tricks
Friday, April 12, 2013 – 1pm to 2pm – Ladd Library, Lobby Area
During this open forum you will have the opportunity to “Ask the Expert” any questions you may have about Google Calendar. Want to know how to create and share additional calendars? How about setting up your Google Calendar to automatically send you an email of your day’s upcoming activities every morning at 5am? Best of all you will learn some tips and tricks along the way!

Special Topics in Excel – PivotTables
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 – 2pm to 3pm – Hedge Hall, RM G18
Thursday, April 18, 2013 – 10am to 11am – Hedge Hall, RM G18
With Microsoft ExcelPivot Tables you can easily summarize, analyze, explore, and present your spreadsheet data. During this hands-on introductory workshop you will learn the basics of using this powerful tool for analyzing and manipulating the data in your spreadsheet, including:

  • Creating PivotTables
  • Selecting PivotTable Data
  • Filtering and Sorting
  • How to format and layout your PivotTable
  • Updating your PivotTable

Prerequisites: Familiar with Microsoft Excel 2007/2010, Navigating Workbooks and Spreadsheets, Formatting, and use of Basic Functions.
Workshop Handouts:
Contact Lee Desiderio to request a copy of the workshop materials, including a Quick Reference Card, Practice Files, and Workbook.
Workshop Video:
Part 1 | Part 2

Webinar Wednesday’s - Adding Video to your Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Presentation
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 – 10:15am to 10:45am – Virtual Online Webinar
Adding a video to a Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 presentation can be a bit confusing. There are several ways to add video to a slide – You can add a video that is located on your hard drive or your can link to one from YouTube or other video hosting websites. This webinar will provide you with the knowledge of how to add a video to your presentation along with some tips and tricks. During the 30 minute webinar you will learn how to:

  • Embed/Insert a Video from a File
  • Insert a Video from the Web (YouTube)
  • Editing a Video in PowerPoint
  • Insert and Use Video Bookmarks
  • Compressing Media

Webinar Video:
Adding a Video to your Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Presentation
Webinar Video Addendum – Add a Web Video to your Presentation

Ask the Expert Series – iPhone/iPad Tips and Tricks
Friday, May 10, 2013 – 1pm to 2pm – Ladd Library, Lobby Area
During this open forum you will have the opportunity to “Ask the Expert” any questions you may have about the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPhone. Want to know how to access your Bates Gmail or Google Calendar from your device? How about learning how to efficiently cut, copy, and paste? Or maybe you want to learn about some cool features you would have never considered using. Best of all you will learn some tips and tricks along the way! *Due to the volume and variety of Apps available we will not be able to answer specific questions about Apps, but we encourage the group to share some of their favorite Apps.*
Seminar Video: 
iPhone/iPad Tips and Tricks

Ask the Expert Series – Bates Gmail Tips and Tricks
Friday, June 21, 2013 – 1pm to 2pm – Ladd Library, Lobby Area
During this open forum you will have the opportunity to “Ask the Expert” any questions you may have about Bates Gmail. Want to know how to create a filter to automatically move your Staff messages to a Label and bypass your Inbox? Want to learn how to add some color or additional features to your Bates Gmail account? Or maybe you want to know the trick on how to login to another Gmail account without having to logout from your Bates Gmail account. Best of all you will learn some tips and tricks along the way!