Category Archives: Training

Strategic Social Media Management

The Harvard Center for Workplace Development is offering a half-day course in Strategic Social Media Management on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

Strategic Social Media Management

“Do you have a managerial role in your department’s social media presence?
Are you looking to make sure that everything you do in social media makes
sense from an organizational perspective and aligns with your department
goals?

twitter-bird-blue-on-whiteIt’s easy for organizations to get caught up in the tactical activities of posting content and responding quickly to fans and followers on their social media sites. But without maintaining a view of the bigger picture as
you create, manage and monitor your program, you run the risk of creating meaningless noise with your audiences.

This 3-hour class, …”

For the complete description and agenda and to register, please visit Social Media Management on the Center’s site on HARVIE.

Spring Computer Training

Brush up on your Microsoft Office skills this spring!

The Department of Information Technology is pleased to offer our spring computer training series for faculty, staff and researchers.

Spring 2013 classes include:

  • Microsoft Excel 2010 classes of all levels from Introductory to Advanced
    • Whether you are new to Microsoft Excel or an advanced user, these trainings will cover what you need to know to become an Excel power user.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010
    • Keep your projects on track, on time and within your budget by learning how to track all project management information in Microsoft Project.
  • *New* Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2010
    • Microsoft Publisher is an easy to use program that makes creating publications a breeze.  Whether you are new to Microsoft Publisher or looking to learn tips and tricks, this training will provide everything you need to produce stunning, professional publications.
  • Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
    • Learn how to create professional and captivating Microsoft PowerPoint presentations by presenting information in a concise and exciting format.
  • Intermediate Outlook 2010
    • Go beyond the basics of Microsoft Outlook e-mail and learn how to use Outlook’s powerful features to increase your personal productivity.

These courses are free of charge and are conveniently located in the Kresge computer labs.  Courses are taught by New Horizons, HSPH’s training partner, and include an excellent workbook that can be used as a reference after the training.

To sign up for courses and to view the course descriptions, please visit:

http://hsph.me/training

Sign up early to make sure to reserve your spot in one (or more) of these valuable trainings as classes have been consistently selling out.

If you have suggestions for future training courses, please contact Erin Provensal, Instructional Technologist, eprovens@hsph.harvard.edu, 617-432-2580

Thank you,
Department of Information Technology

MS Outlook Quick Start Guides Available

The Department of Information Technology has Microsoft Outlook 2010 quickstart guides available for the community at the Helpdesk.

These handy how-to guides provide 6 pages of information on common tasks such as:

  • managing mail,
  • using your calendar,
  • creating and assigning tasks,
  • creating and managing contacts

It also contains a panel of Outlook keyboard short-cuts.

Please stop by the Helpdesk, Kresge LL15, to grab one for you or a handful for your group!

Fall Computer Training

Brush up on your computer skills this fall!

The Department of Information Technology is pleased to offer our fall computer training series for faculty, staff, and researchers.

Fall 2012 courses include:

  • Introductory and Intermediate Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Introduction to MS Project 2010
  • Intermediate and Advanced Excel 2010
  • Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010 (2 days)

The courses are offered free of charge and are conveniently located in the Kresge 209 computer laboratory.  Courses are taught by New Horizons, HSPH’s training partner, and include an excellent workbook.

To sign up for courses and to view course descriptions, please visit:
https://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/internal/computer-training

Sign Up Early!  Classes have been consistently selling out.

If you have suggestions for future training courses, please contact Deane Eastwood, IT Director, 432-3613, deastwoo@hsph.harvard.edu.

Thank you,
Department of Information Technology

Spring Computer Training Schedule

Brush up on your computer skills this spring!

The Department of Information Technology is pleased to offer our spring computer training series for faculty, staff, and researchers.  Based on community input, we have expanded the MS Access training courses and are offering additional intermediate and advanced level MS Excel courses.

Spring 2012 courses include:

  • Introduction to MS Project 2010
  • Intermediate Excel 2010
  • Advanced Excel 2010
  • Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010 (2 days)
  • Intermediate Microsoft Access 2010
  • Advanced Microsoft Access 2010

The courses are offered free of charge and are conveniently located in the Kresge LL10 computer laboratory.  Courses are taught by New Horizons, HSPH’s training partner, and include an excellent workbook.

To sign up for courses and to view course descriptions, please visit:
https://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/internal/computer-training

Sign Up Early!  Classes have been consistently selling out.

If you have suggestions for future training courses, please contact Deane Eastwood, Assistant IT Director, 432-3613, deastwoo@hsph.harvard.edu.

Thank you,
Department of Information Technology

Harvard Apple Workshops

Harvard’s Technology Products and Services and its partner vendors collaborate to bring you informative workshops. Topics cover the latest hardware gadgets to productive software for Mac and Windows PC users. Harvard students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend these free workshops. Pizza will be provided at the workshops.

WORKSHOP LOCATION AND TIME

Where: The Campus Computer Store located at the Science Center, Room B11 (One Oxford Street, Cambridge).

Time: 1:00 pm

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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

IPHOTO – February 1st

Apple Computers all come with the iLife suite of software which includes iPhoto ’11. iPhoto helps you organize your photos using special features like faces and also helps you make that special card, slideshow or book that you always dreamed of doing. This presentation will start withshowing how to input your photos, edit them, and create books, cards or slideshows that you can share.

WELCOME TO MAC – February 9th, May 10th

A general introduction to Mac OS X Lion covering new features including Multi-Touch Gestures, LaunchPad, Mission Control, and AirDrop as well as basic features such as navigating and organizing your files with Finder.

IPAD AND BEYOND – February 14th

Go beyond the basics with your iPad during this workshop. Learn about multitasking, copy/paste, and how to pair Bluetooth devices. Discover some great apps for iOS like iBooks, GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork. Digital workflows showing how to move your data from your computer to the iPad then back will also be discussed.

BACK TO THE FUTURE! TIME MACHINE – February 23rd, May 31st

Discover how easy it is to back up your Mac computer using Time Machine! This seminar will cover back-ups, recovery, and more. Learn how to restore files, and recover files from different points in time. This session will also cover “Versions” a function of OS X that allows easy recovery of previous program states.

IMOVIE – March 6th, June 5th

Apple computers all come with the iLife suite of software which includes iMovie ’11. If you have not had a chance to try out iMovie and move your digital movie content to your computer and put together a short movie, then you should attend this workshop. In a presentation format, you will see from start to finish how to download digital content onto your computer from your iPhone and/or camera then edit clips into one of the many Apple themes.

ITUNES – March 8th, June 14th

Discover how to import and organize music in iTunes. Learn about syncing devices, home sharing, and downloading new content from the iTunes Store!

IPAD AND ME WITH IOS 5 – March 22nd, June 28th

Come and learn about the revolutionary iPad! Learn how to set-up the basic features of your iPad including syncing and backing up your data. Discover the Apps Store and see how easy it is to download iPad applications from the iTunes Store. We’ll introduce you to iOS 5, the newest addition to iPad with over 200 new features!

GARAGEBAND – April 10th

Apple computers all come with the iLife suite of software which includes GarageBand ‘11. This presentation will lead you through a tour of Magic GarageBand Jam. You will learn how to choose agenre, audition musicians, select your own instrument, record a simple part and finally open and save the finished song in GarageBand. These are all basic features of GarageBand.

TV AS IT SHOULD BE: APPLE TV – April 12th

An introduction to Apple TV. This session will cover streaming content from laptops, iOS devices, and the internet to your TV! Learn about Home Sharing, AirPlay, and the Apple Remote! Discover how easy it is to share your digital content with Apple TV.

APPLE OR DELL: WHICH ONE IS FOR ME? – April 26th

Ever wonder which Dell is comparable to the MacBook Air? Which MacBook Pro is similar to the Latitude? These questions and more will be answered in this comparative seminar between the two brands offered at Technology Products and Services.

IPAD AND THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – May 8th

How is digital content being transformed by the iPad? This session will explore the changes seen in textbooks with products like iBooks, Inkling and Kno. A demonstration on how to make your own digital book using Pages will also be demonstrated.

Seating is limited, please register by sending an email to Andree Mendes at andree_mendes@harvard.edu.

 

Computer Training Update

The Department of Information Technology would like to thank the community for their support of the IT computer training program.

In the fall, we offered 3 levels of MS Excel 2010, MS Access 2010, MS Visio 2010, and MS Project 2010.  We also had an introductory technical session for MS Outlook 2010, preparing IT professionals for our email migration.  In total, nearly 100 staff members took part in training, and we filled 88% of the available seats.

We are currently working on a spring training schedule.  We will offer a significant amount of half day Microsoft Outlook 2010 quick start classes. They will be scheduled around departmental migrations to the new email platform.  As a result of community suggestions we also plan on offering Level 4 of Microsoft Excel, which includes training in Visual Basic to create custom macros.

If you have suggestions for courses please contact Deane Eastwood, Assistant IT Director at 432-3613, deastwoo@hsph.harvard.edu by January 20, 2011.

We also encourage the community to explore our new Lynda.com work stations in the Instructional Computing Facility.  These work stations provide full access to thousands of self-paced training videos on a variety of computer topics from Microsoft titles to social media websites such as LinkedIN, Twitter, Facebook, and many of Google’s offerings.

Lynda.com online training library available in Kresge LL19

The Department of Information Technology is pleased to announce a new training option for the community.  The Instructional Computing Facility has added two Lynda.com stations to the computer laboratory in Kresge LL19.

Lynda.com offers thousands of high-quality training courses on hundreds of software packages.  The training libraries are organized so users can take entire courses (e.g., Excel for Mac 2011 Essential Training) or can search by topic (e.g., pivot tables in Microsoft Excel).  Topics range from beginner to advanced in complexity.  They also range from common software titles to more technical topics.

There are more than 200 titles for the Mac, a growing area of training need at HSPH.

Headphones are available for check out from ICF staff members from 9 am to 5 pm.  We encourage people to bring their own headphones or ear buds.  The laboratory is open 24-7.

Additional Information

Example Courses

Business Productivity

  • Windows 7
  • Microsoft Office 2010 titles including dozens of titles on MS Excel
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Filemaker Pro
  • Google/Gmail

Mac

  • LionOS
  • Microsoft Office 2011 titles
  • IMovie
  • Keynote

Web

  • CSS
  • AJAX
  • JQuery
  • HTML5
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Adobe ColdFusion

Creative/Video

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Final Cut Pro
  • IMovie
  • Youtube

Social Media

  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

Space remains in Monday’s training courses

Space remains in Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010 and Introduction to Microsoft Visio 2010.

These two courses begin on Monday, October 31, 2011 with half day sessions.  The sample class outline may be found on the training site.

Sign up today!

Thank you to the community for signing up for other fall computer courses.  The rest of the offerings are sold out.

Mac Training Offered by Harvard's Tech Products and Services Group

Harvard’s Technology Products and Services and its partner vendors collaborate to bring you free and informative workshops. Topics cover the latest hardware gadgets to productive software for Mac and Windows PC users.

Harvard students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Pizza will be provided at the workshops. Seating is limited, please register by sending an email to Andree Mendes at andree_mendes@harvard.edu.

Workshop Location: Campus Computer Store located at the Science Center, Room B11

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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Oct. 26th, 12pm-1pm: iPad and Beyond
Go beyond the basics with your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch in this workshop. Learn about multitasking, push notifications, copy/paste, and how to pair Bluetooth devices. Discover some great apps for iOS like iBooks, GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork. And we’ll show you how easy it is to print from your device with AirPrint and stream media using AirPlay–wirelessly.

Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 12pm-1pm: OS X Lion
OS X Lion is an even more powerful and refined version of the world’s most advanced operating system which is faster, more reliable, and even easier to use. It offers hundreds of enhancements, out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Exchange, and new core technologies that take advantage of the powerful hardware in a Mac. In this workshop we’ll show you the new and refined features that make OS X Lion better than ever. Learn about LaunchPad and Mission Control and how to set these up on your Mac.

Thursday, Nov. 17th, 1pm-2pm: Welcome to Mac
A general introduction to Mac OS X Lion covering new and basic features such as navigating and organizing your files with Finder. Learn how to download new apps with the Mac App Store, and how to migrate files from another Mac or Windows PC and keep them backed up.

Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, 12pm-1pm: iPhoto-Managing and Distributing your own Digital Content
Find out how easy it is to organize, enhance, and share your entire digital photo collection using iPhoto. You¹ll learn new ways to make your photos look their best with professional-quality image adjustment tools. We’ll also show you how to create impressive prints, photo books, calendars, and cards – all with your own photos.

Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 12pm-1pm: iMovie
iMovie lets you make a great movie. We¹ll show you how to give your movie a professional look in seconds with Apple-designed themes. And you’ll learn how to use the new Precision Editor to refine every shot. iMovie offers new ways to organize and browse your videos.

Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 1pm-2pm: Apple for the Holidays
Confused on which Apple product to purchase this holiday? This presentation will provide an overview of Apple’s mobile and desktop products. Learn about the differences between content viewing and content creation. Products reviewed will include iPod nanos, iPod touch, iPhones, iPads, Apple Laptops, iMacs, Mac Mini and Apple TV!

Thursday, Dec. 15th, 1pm-2pm: Computer Safety and Security
How to prevent the worst from happening to your computer. This workshop will cover data recovery and loss prevention. Find out how secure are your passwords and a review of safe computing practices.

Thursday, Jan. 19th, 1pm-2pm: iPad and Me
Come and learn about the revolutionary iPad! Learn how to set-up the basic features of your iPad including syncing and backing up your data. Discover the App Store and see how easy it is to download iPad applications from the iTunes Store.

Seating is limited, please register by sending an email to Andree Mendes at
andree_mendes@harvard.edu.