Category Archives: Training

New Coops: Stacey Gudoshnik and Myles Gosmon

We are pleased to welcome two new coops to the Department of Information Technology.

Anastasiya (Stacey) Gudoshnik began working in July and will be working full-time through out the fall semester.  Stacey is a candidate for a bachelor of science degree in information science and business from Northeastern University.

Stacey, HSPH coop

Stacey Gudoshnik, HSPH coop

Myles Gosmon began working in June and will be working 10-12 hours each week as part of his program at Roxbury Community College.  He is a candidate for an associate of science degree in information systems technology.  Myles is our fourth coop in the the HSPH-RCC partnership coordinated by the HSPH Office of Human Resources.

Myles

Myles Gosmon, HSPH coop

Both Stacey and Myles will be providing computer support to the community at the Helpdesk, as well as in the field, with support and training provided by our User Services team.

Please join us in welcoming Stacey and Myles to the Harvard School of Public Health.

Lynda.com Computer Training Now Available to HSPH community

We are pleased to announce that Lynda.com is back!  In 2011-2012, HSPH piloted Lynda.com online training in our main computer laboratory in Kresge LL19 providing 24-7 on-premise access to a library of training titles.

In 2013-2014, Harvard’s Center for Workplace Development (CWD) has licensed the product for use for faculty, staff, and students and from any location!

There are many titles available that will be immediately beneficial to the HSPH community including:

  • Mac OS and iOS training
  • ldc_corebanner_180x150_with-you-24-7Microsoft Outlook (PC and Mac)
  • Microsoft Office (PC and Mac)
  • WordPress
  • Social media training
  • Advanced web topics (Javascript, Jquery, SQL, responsive design)
  • Adobe Design suite products (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Video editing software (FinalCutPro)
  • Career development titles (LinkedIn, time management)

To browse the course listings, please see: http://lynda.harvard.edu

For more information on signing up for Lynda.com, please see Harvard’s CDW Announcement below.

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Harvard Announcement

Dear Colleague:

What would you like to learn today?

With the fast pace of change in the technology and tools that we use in our work, providing access to high-quality, web-based, on-demand training has never been more important.  I am pleased to let you know about a new online training resource that is being provided, without charge, to Harvard staff by the Harvard Center for Workplace Development: lyndaCampus at Harvard.

lyndaCampus provides unlimited access to the lynda.com library of video tutorials on topics that are specifically keyed to important skills and technology.  These include: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint; Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Dreamweaver; Drupal, CSS and SQL; Access and Filemaker; AutoCAD; programming languages, and much more, including web tools like Dropbox and WebEx.

The library contains more than computer training.  It includes business classes such as time management, project management, social media marketing, and terrific programs on topics of personal interest like photography, design, mobile apps and creative inspirations.

lynda.com has over 2,000 courses taught by expert instructors, with new content added weekly.  Each course is broken into short modules and has searchable transcripts so you can watch them in their entirety or jump directly to the parts you need.  Individual playlists help you keep track of what you would like to learn and share videos with other users.

To access this resource, you will need to set up your account from a Harvard networked computer by going to the lyndaCampus registration page.  Once you have followed the instructions there to establish your account, you can log onto lynda.com anywhere you have an internet connection — at work, at home, or from a smartphone or mobile device and have full access to the course library.

I hope you will take advantage of this valuable online learning and career resource. If you have any questions, please refer to the Harvard lyndaCampus portal or email lynda@harvard.edu.

Sincerely,

Marilyn Hausammann
Vice President for Human Resources

 

WordPress Training this Week!

The web team will host two WordPress workshops this week:

  • Introductory WordPress will be offered on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 10 am to 11 am in Kresge 213.
  • Advanced WordPress will be offered on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 10 am to 11 am in Kresge 213.

These sessions will help answer all of your questions about how to use WordPress to manage your HSPH site.  Come and meet the HSPH webteam!

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Practical Social Media Management

The Harvard Center for Workplace Development is offering a full-day course in Practical Social Media Management on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Practical Social Media Management

“Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Social Media or equivalent experience with social media tools.

This will be a hands-on interactive class in the computer lab.

twitter-bird-blue-on-whiteAre you looking to create a social media program for your department or take your existing one to the next level? Would you benefit from some
hands-on social media training that includes working on your social media profiles and pages and getting questions answered as you go?

This full-day workshop is …”

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

 

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.