Instructional Offerings – Winter 2016

Winter 2016 Instruction Schedule

Special Topics in Banner – Banner Overview and Navigation
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 – 10:00am to 11:00am – Ladd Library, RM 148
Thursday, February 11, 2016 – 1:30pm to 2:30pm – Ladd Library, RM 148
In this workshop the question “What is Banner?” will be answered. You will be provided with an overview about the Ellucian Banner Administrative System, how Banner interacts with other campus systems, how to access Banner, the components that make up the Banner Suite, Banner Forms. You will also learn how to efficiently navigate Banner through its menus, keyboard shortcuts, and Direct Access/Go To dialogue box. The basics of searching will also be covered.
Prerequisites: A Banner Account (Username and Password)
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Banner Overview Quick Reference Card
Banner Navigation Quick Reference Card
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Ask the Expert Series – Google Apps @ Bates Tips and Tricks
Friday, February 19, 2016 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Ladd Library, RM 148
During this open session, come and bring your questions about any of the the Google Apps used at Bates (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms). Have you wanted to learn how to share documents or maybe how to upload files and access them from another location – even from your iDevice or Android device? Maybe you want to know how to setup a vacation message in Bates Gmail or how to create an event in Google Calendar a bit more efficiently. Are you curious about or wanting to learn more about Google Labs? This is an opportunity for you to bring your questions and/or share your tips with an expert and your colleagues about the Google Apps you use at Bates.
Prerequisites: None
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Ask the Expert Series – New Technology Hands-On Showcase, iPhone 6s/iPad Pro
Friday, March 11, 2016 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Ladd Library, RM 148
Are you curious about some of the new technology Apple is introducing? Would you like an opportunity to see and try something new and cool? Then this is the new technology session for you! During this session there will be an iPhone 6s and iPad Pro with Apple Pencil that will be available for you to try hands-on and ask questions about. If you already have a newer generation iPhone or iPad that is running the current version of iOS, bring it along with you and learn some cool tips and tricks.
Prerequisites: None
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Special Topics in Google – Bates Gmail and Google Calendar for New Employees
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 – 10:00am to 11:00am – Ladd Library, RM 148
Thursday, March 17, 2016 – 1:30pm to 2:30pm – Ladd Library, RM 148
This hands-on introductory workshop will provide individuals who are new to using Bates Gmail and Google Calendar within a work/education environment. This session will provide users with a basic understanding of Bates Gmail and the Google Calendar user interface. During the workshop you will learn why Gmail is different, and how you can make using Gmail and Google Calendar more efficient and productive. You will also learn about message basics, how to create and manage labels, search for messages, create filters, schedule events, share calendars and create additional calendars.
Prerequisites: None
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Webinar Wednesday – Advanced Search in Bates Gmail
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 – 10:15am to 10:45am – Virtual Online Webinar
Trying to find a message in your Bates Gmail account and just can’t seem to find what you are looking for. Maybe your search is yielding too many results or not enough. With some of the advanced search options available to you, you can find “that” specific message or messages you are looking for. After completing this webinar, you will become much more efficient and effective with your Bates Gmail email searches!
Prerequisites: None
Workshop Handouts:
Bates Gmail Feature: Advanced Search
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Ask the Expert Series – TBD
Friday, April 8, 2016 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Ladd Library, RM 148
Topic To Be Determined
Prerequisites: None
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Special Topics in… – TBD
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – 10:00am to 11:00am – Ladd Library, RM 148
Thursday, April 21, 2016 – 1:30pm to 2:30pm – Ladd Library, RM 148
Topic To Be Determined
Prerequisites: None
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Webinar Wednesday – Creating and Sharing Google Calendars
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – 10:15am to 10:45am – Virtual Online Webinar
Do you have calendar events you would like to keep separate from your primary Google Calendar? Would you like to create a calendar to manage appointments or schedules that you don’t want to appear on your primary Google Calendar. During this webinar you will learn how to create and manage secondary calendars that are linked to your Google Calendar but remain separate from your primary Google Calendar. You will also learn how to share your primary and secondary calendars with others.
Prerequisites: None
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