Technology Resource Center

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 Banner

NAVIGATION
Banner is EPCC's administrative information management system and is used to perform functions related to the student, finance, and human resources areas. The Navigation class provides an introduction to the system and how to navigate through it. Topics include how to log-on and log-off, how to access Banner forms, basic form layout, and executing queries. Hands-on practice exercises are included.

PURCHASE REQUISITION CREATION
At EPCC, purchase requisitions are processed online via the Banner system. This class is designed for those users whose job responsibilities include creating purchase requisitions. Through hands-on exercises, users are instructed on which forms to use to create, modify, and track purchase requisitions in the Banner Finance system.


 Clickers

CLICKERS: ADDING PIZZAZZ TO YOUR POWERPOINT
Find out how to add some of the TurningPoint bells and whistles to your clicker-enabled PowerPoint presentations. We will learn about special slides, ice breaker slides, countdown indicators, response counters and tables, correct answer and “answer now” indicators.

CLICKERS: ARE THEY FOR YOU?
Are you interested in the mechanics of creating and presenting clicker-enabled lectures in your classroom? This workshop will answer most of your questions and allow you to experience the TurningPoint XR Student Response System from both the student and the instructor perspectives. The session begins with plugging in the receiver and takes you through generating reports once the lecture is over.

CLICKERS: CREATING PARTICIPANT LISTS
If you wish to track your students’ progress, you will have to set up Participant Lists to use with TurningPoint. We will go through the steps to acquire this information from Banner and format it so you can match the student remote numbers with your students’ names and ID numbers.

CLICKERS: HOW TO USE YOUR SESSION RESULTS
Now that you’ve run some TurningPoint sessions in the classroom and saved the results of the student responses, what’s next? You can export your data or use the Reports program that comes with TurningPoint to keep track of how your students are doing. The data you gather during TurningPoint sessions can be used to create useful documents regarding questions and answers, participants, and responses gathered in your presentations.

CLICKERS: IN THE BEGINNING
Everyone has to start somewhere, and that includes our clicker faculty. What does it take to get started in preparing for your clicker-enabled presentations? We will discuss the first two steps in Turning Point’s Five Steps to Presentation Success: Create Presentation Slides and Set Up the Response Devices. We will also discover how easy it is to run a Presentation Session.


 Email (OWA)

OUTLOOK WEB ACCESS (OWA)
Every college employee has an Outlook account that can be accessed from any computer with Internet access using Outlook Web Access (OWA). OWA is the Web version of your Microsoft Outlook account. This workshop will demonstrate how to access and navigate OWA. You will learn how to send and receive email, attach and open files, maintain your calendar and manage your contacts. Topics will also include configuring OWA options, setting up rules to automatically process your e-mail, and using Tasks and Notes to help you organize and manage your time.

OUTLOOK WEB ACCESS (OWA) BASICS
Every college employee has an Outlook account that can be accessed from any computer with Internet access using Outlook Web Access (OWA). OWA is the Web version of your Microsoft Outlook account. This workshop will demonstrate how to access and navigate OWA. You will learn how to send and receive email, attach and open files, maintain your calendar and manage your contacts.

CREATING, MAINTAINING AND USING DISTRIBUTION LISTS IN OWA
Tired of selecting the same group of people over and over for an e-mail? Distribution lists can make this much easier. Participants must have an active OWA account to benefit from this workshop.

MANAGING YOUR E-MAIL USING RULES (OWA)
Use the Rules to let the computer help handle your e-mail. We will show you how to set up a rule to ensure your supervisory chain’s emails are easy to find. Other types of rules will be explored. Safe and blocked senders lists will also be discussed. Participants must have an active OWA account to benefit from this workshop.

SMART START NETWORK
The Smart Start Network is much more than just email. EPCC's Web portal provides faculty and students centralized access to its Web services. Use the Smart Start Network to connect to Banner to view your class list, submit final grades, and other faculty services. Extend your communication with students by using chat, message board, and uploading files like your syllabus and assignments. The Smart Start Network also includes a calendar feature to help you manage your class time. All this time, and more, is available to you when you login to your Smart Start Network. You must have a valid account to benefit from this workshop.


 Office 2010

OFFICE FUNDAMENTALS
This workshop identifies interface components and help features. The student will use the Office button to open, save, print and prepare documents in the various Office programs. You will customize programs using the options menus and perform universal tasks like opening, saving, previewing, and printing features. The student will perform basic tasks like cut, copy, paste, undo, find and replace and also use features like the Format Painter, the Thesaurus and apply font attributes.

SENDING CUSTOMIZED E-MAILS USING OFFICE
Learn how to create e-mails where each recipient receives a personally addressed email complete with specific information just for them. Participants who have basic knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook will benefit most from this workshop.


 MS Excel

EXCEL BASICS
What can a spreadsheet do for you? You can create, calculate, tabulate and present information in just about any format you can imagine. This workshop will explain how to navigate and enter data into a spreadsheet. You’ll also learn how to insert and delete rows and columns; how to copy, paste, move and use Auto fill; and how to format worksheets.

EXCEL BASICS 4 GRADESHEETS
This workshop introduces Excel. The user will learn to enter data in cells and navigate the spreadsheet, open existing workbooks, use save and save-as, insert and delete rows and columns, and create and copy formulas. Topics will also include how to apply font attributes, number formats and insert custom headers and footers.

EXCEL 4 GRADES
Create a gradesheet to manage your grades. Insert student data, and learn to insert or delete rows and columns to meet your needs. We will cover how to enter formulas for weighted grades, enter course information, and print a hard copy for the Registrar’s Office.

EXCEL: IMPORTING YOUR DATA 4 GRADESHEETS
This workshop demonstrates how to access the Banner Summary Class List and then copy and paste the information into Excel. The user will learn how to remove unnecessary information, remove hyperlinks, separate the last and first names and format the worksheet.

MORE ABOUT EXCEL
Now that you know what a spreadsheet can do for you, fine tune your data presentation. Learn to calculate and chart results, filter, total, and sort your data, and use functions like VLOOKUP, IF and DATE. You will also have a chance to review relative versus absolute cell addresses and insert some basic statistical functions.


 MS Powerpoint

POWERPOINT BASICS
This workshop introduces PowerPoint. Users will create a new presentation, add slides, modify text and layout, reorder slides, apply a theme, and view and save the presentation to different locations.

POWERPOINT DEVELOPMENT
Insert tables and graphics, apply animation and transition, add slides and reuse slides from other presentations.

POWERPOINT POINTERS: WHAT YOUR MOTHER NEVER TOLD YOU
You’re pretty good with PowerPoint now, but you know there must be an easier way to create the presentations you take into the classroom or administrative meetings. PowerPoint Pointers will cover some of the less commonly used tools: insert tables and graphics, apply animation and transition, add slides and reuse slides from other presentations, reorder slides, and apply and modify Design Themes.

MORE ABOUT POWERPOINT
Sure, your presentations wow your audience, but what else should you know about PowerPoint that will enable you to develop presentations that much faster? Topics in this course include using and modifying templates, all Outline features that can be used when creating, modifying, printing and importing slide data, adding existing content to presentations, inserting headers and footers, and applying and modifying Design Themes.


 MS Word

WORD BASICS
Get familiar with the way you perform everyday tasks in Word. Topics include using the Mini Toolbar, inserting page and section breaks, page layout, spelling and grammar checking, and print options. The user will learn to open, modify, and save documents, create an Auto Entry, Insert AutoText, change document views, set page margins and orientation, insert page and section breaks, insert headers and footers, and use find and replace. Additionally, we will cover how to perform spelling and grammar checks, run the Document Inspector and compatibility checks. Finally, we will discuss the Options features.

WORD EDITING AND FORMATTING
Change text attributes, insert nonbreaking spaces and hyphens, use the Format Painter, set tabs, specify line spacing, change text alignment, indent text, create columns, apply style properties, and preview and print completed documents.

MORE ABOUT WORD
Once you’ve mastered Word basics, build on those skills with this intermediate course. Topics will include using the Font dialog box, highlighting text, controlling word wrapping, widow/orphan protection, using the Format Painter, creating tables of content and indices for your documents, and setting off paragraphs with alignment, indentation, and spacing options.

SETTING OPTIONS IN WORD
Customizing your Microsoft Word 2007 can make all the difference in working comfortably with the software. If you find yourself fighting with Word, this might help.


 Web 2.0

INTRO TO PODCASTING
Learn the ins and outs of podcasts - what they are, how to find them, and how to subscribe to them.

WEB 2.0—SOCIAL BOOKMARKING
Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages with the help of metadata. If you store your bookmarks on a social bookmarking site, you always have access to them, no matter which PC you are using. You can share your bookmarks with others and see what other Internet users have bookmarked. This sharing environment allows you to view bookmarks chronologically, by category or tags, or via a search engine.

SOCIAL NETWORKING
Why are they so popular? Why do some people prefer one over the other? We will discuss some of the features of social networking websites such as Facebook, Delicious, YouTube, Flickr and Wikipedia.

WIKI MADE EASY
Collaborative learning-Web 2.0 style. We will visit various wikis and learn how to join the collaborations that are already going on without us. It is amazingly easy. What is a wiki? What types of wikis are out there to use? How can I use a wiki?


 Windows XP/7

WINDOWS XP/7

This workshop is an introduction to Windows. The student will perform basic maintenance like Disk Cleanup, Disk Defragmenter, how to backup files and how to check the hard disk for errors. You will learn how to create, rename, delete and move folders and files. The student will also customize the desktop, create shortcuts, search for files, use the control panel, and add shortcuts to the Quick Launch Toolbar.