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Word for Beginners (currently unavailable)

2.0 hours

This course is designed to help beginners to use Word in an effective and efficient manner.

Webinar recording - Canvas: Word Beginner/Introductory courses on LinkedIn Learning

This session will cover:

  • Creating and saving documents
  • Selecting text
  • Character formatting and format painter
  • Line spacing
  • Page setup (margins/orientation)
  • Document navigation
  • Inserting page breaks
  • Paragraph alignment
  • Cut, copy and paste
  • Inserting symbols
  • Simple tabs
  • Difference between Save and Save As...
  • Find and replace

Prior knowledge: Knowledge of using a PC

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Ten things to know about Microsoft Teams meetings

2.0 hours

Online workshop session looking and some of the more hidden Microsoft Teams meetings:.

This session will cover:

  • Polls
  • Meeting notes
  • Edit file simultaneous on a meeting
  • Add files to a meeting
  • Breakout rooms
  • Captions
  • Whiteboard
  • Share screen / take control
  • Files and chat
  • Locate recordings

Prior knowledge: Knowledge of using a PC

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

PowerPoint for Beginners (currently unavailable)

2 hours

This session aims to give you a grounding in the use of PowerPoint for the production of presentations for lectures or demonstrations.

This session will cover:

  • Creating a presentation (various layouts/re-order)
  • Add pictures
  • Add transitions
  • Add simple animations
  • Printing (slides and handouts)
  • Skills for running your presentation
  • Using the presentation elsewhere

Prior knowledge: Word for Beginners or equivalent knowledge

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

MindView 7 - Get Started with Mind Mapping

30 mins

This course will introduce to the basics of mind mapping and then show you how MindView can be used as your mind mapping tool of choice.

This session will cover:

  • The MindView Screen
  • Creating a MindMap (adding branches)
  • Choosing styles and layouts
  • Adding pictures, icons and comments
  • Attaching files and hyperlinks
  • Formatting, moving and styling branches
  • Timelines demo

Prior knowledge: You will need to be a confident PC user

Webinar recording - Canvas: Mindview v7 - Getting Started with Mind Mapping

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Excel for Beginners (currently unavailable - see Excel Beginners Webinar

2 hours

This course provides a basic introduction to Excel. You will learn how to create a simple worksheet and use it to carry out a range of basic operations.

Webinar recording - Canvas: Excel for Beginners/Introductory courses on LinkedIn Learning

This session will cover:

  • Backstage view
  • Creating and saving a simple spreadsheet
  • Inserting data - text, numbers and dates
  • Formatting
  • Selecting parts of a spreadsheet
  • Building simple formulas
  • Displaying formulas
  • Filling a series
  • Using the Sum function
  • Working with rows and columns
  • Moving and copying data
  • Sorting and filtering
  • Hiding and freezing
  • Headers and footers
  • Print preview and printing

Prior knowledge: Word for Beginners or equivalent knowledge

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Excel for Beginners - webinar

1 hours

This course provides a basic introduction to Excel. You will learn how to create a simple worksheet and use it to carry out a range of basic operations.

This session will cover:

  • Backstage view
  • Creating and saving a simple spreadsheet
  • Inserting data - text, numbers and dates
  • Selecting parts of a spreadsheet
  • Building simple formulas
  • Displaying formulas
  • Filling a series
  • Using the Sum function
  • Working with rows and columns
  • Print preview and printing

Prior knowledge: Word for Beginners or equivalent knowledge

Webinar recording - Canvas: Excel for Beginners Canvas pages. Webinar recording due soon

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Excel Working with data lists - webinar

45 mins

This course builds on your basic Excel knowledge. We will look at how you can use the power of Excel to Sort and manage large data lists

This session will cover:

  • Freeze panes
  • Remove duplicates
  • Conditional formatting
  • Excel tables
  • Using filters

Prior knowledge: Excel for Beginners or equivalent knowledge

Webinar recording - Canvas:Excel Working with data lists - webinar

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Excel Introduction to Functions - webinar

1 hour

This course builds on your basic Excel knowledge. You will learn how to harness the power of formulas to unlock the mathematical power of Excel.

This session will cover:

  • Absolute and relative referencing
  • Displaying formulas
  • Order of evaluation in formulas
  • Using COUNT, COUNTIF, SUM, SUMIF, IF,VLOOKUP

Prior knowledge: Excel for Beginners or equivalent knowledge

Webinar recording - Canvas: Excel Pivot tables - webinar

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Microsoft Teams Workshop - webinar

1 hour

Online workshop session covering the main Microsoft Teams features:

  • Product Overview
  • Channels
  • Chat
  • Roles
  • Meetings

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Excel - Charts (currently unavailable)

1.5 hours

This course will enable you to produce charts in Excel. You learn how to add and format charts of different types.

This session will cover:

  • Creating a bar and pie chart
  • Creating column, line, area and scatter charts
  • Customising a chart
  • Changing a chart type
  • Adding trendlines, error bars and data tables

Prior knowledge: Excel for Beginners or equivalent knowledge

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Excel - Pivot Tables - webinar

50 mins

This course builds on your basic Excel knowledge. You will be taken through the basics of creating a Pivot Table and some of the more advanced features will be demonstrated.

This session will cover:

  • Creating a pivot table
  • Switching fields
  • Slicers
  • Formatting
  • Calculated field
  • Sorting
  • Pivot charts
  • And Pivot tables, a tool which can automatically sort, count and total the data stored in one table or spreadsheet and create a summary of it.

Prior knowledge: Excel for Beginners or equivalent knowledge

Webinar recording - Canvas: Excel Pivot tables - webinar

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

PowerPoint Further Skills (currently unavailable)

2 hours

This session is for people who want to learn more about and aims to continue from the : Introduction course. If possible, please bring your own headphones.

This session will cover:

  • Adding video and sound
  • Inserting Excel data
  • Using organisational charts (SmartArt)
  • Linking to external web pages
  • Using slide masters
  • Custom animation
  • Automating slide shows
  • Using your presentation elsewhere

Prior knowledge: for Beginners or equivalent knowledge

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Take control of your Presentations

1.0 hours

This session is for people who want tips on how to run a smooth presentation using .

This session will cover:

  • Linking to external web pages
  • Automating slide shows
  • Tips on how to move around your presentation
  • Using your presentation elsewhere (screen width/fonts)
  • Producing Notes

Prior knowledge: for Beginners or equivalent knowledge

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Publisher - Posters and Flyers

1.5 hours

An Introduction to using Publisher for basic desktop publishing to work with text and pictures to create posters and flyers.

Prior knowledge: Word for Beginners or equivalent knowledge

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Mindview 7 - Get Started with Mind Mapping

1 hour 15 mins

This course will introduce to the basics of mind mapping and then show you how MindView can be used as your mind mapping tool of choice.

This session will cover:

  • What is mind mapping
  • 8 steps to successful mind mapping
  • The MindView screen
  • Adding branches
  • Choosing styles and layouts
  • Adding pictures, icons and comments
  • Attaching files and hyperlinks
  • Formatting, moving and styling branches
  • Printing
  • Citations
  • Timelines

Prior knowledge: You will need to be a confident PC user

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Outlook – Managing email and calendars

This course is run for staff on request. Please contact us for more information.

This session will look at the following topics in the Outlook email and calendaring system.

This session will cover:

  • Choosing an alternative signature
  • Change text case in email text
  • Have Outlook automatically close a message after replying or forwarding
  • Have Outlook spellcheck an email before sending
  • Attachments
  • Inserting a Screenshot in an Outlook 2010 message
  • Resend an email message
  • Keyboard shortcuts for Outlook 2010
  • Quick Steps
  • Calendar Invitations
  • Viewing various day spans in the calendar
  • View non-consecutive dates

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Word – Long documents – Thesis and Dissertation (currently unavailable)

2.5 hours

This session is for people who want to utilise word for long documents such as a thesis or dissertation.

This session will cover:

  • Working with paragraphs
  • Page breaks and numbering
  • Tables
  • Section orientation
  • Header and footer techniques
  • Inserting pictures/tables
  • Style techniques
  • Table of contents
  • Captions
  • Auto correct
  • Tracking changes
  • Working collaboratively

Prior knowledge: Word for beginners or equivalent knowledge

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Word - Using Automatic Table of contents & Footnotes for your Thesis and Dissertation - webinar

40 mins

This session is for people who want to utilise word for long documents such as a thesis or dissertation.

This session will cover:

  • Applying and modifyting Styles
  • Create automatic Table of contents
  • Inserting Footnotes

Prior knowledge: Word for beginners or equivalent knowledge

Webinar recording - Canvas: Word Table of Contents & Footnotes webinar

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Word - Complex page numbering for your Thesis and Dissertation - webinar

1 hr

This session is for people who want to utilise word for long documents such as a thesis or dissertation.

This session will cover:

  • Header and footer techniques (using multiple headers and footers within a document)
  • Page numbering (restarting numbering at various points in the document)
  • Adding Section breaks
  • Page breaks

Prior knowledge: Word for beginners or equivalent knowledge

Webinar recording - Canvas: Word Word - Complex page numbering for your Thesis and Dissertation - webinar

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Excel - Functions (currently unavailable)

2 hours

This course builds on your basic Excel knowledge. You will learn how to harness the power of formulas to unlock the mathematical power of Excel.

This session will cover:

  • Conditional formatting
  • Absolute and relative referencing
  • Defined names
  • Displaying formulas
  • Using the fill handle
  • Order of evaluation in formulas
  • Functions (Statistical, logical, lookup, maths, text, date)
  • Using IF statements
  • Using VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP

Prior knowledge: Excel for beginners or equivalent knowledge

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

Mindview 7 – for project management (currently unavailable)

1 hour

This course will show you how to use MindView for project management. It will be assumed that you know how to use MindView.

This session will cover:

  • Work breakdown structure
  • Task and project management
  • Adding information to tasks
  • Project calendars
  • Task predecessors
  • Working with resources
  • Gantt view
  • Editing information in the Gantt view
  • Reporting
  • Exporting to Microsoft Project and Outlook

Prior knowledge: Mindview 7 - get started with mind mapping

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

OneNote - Getting Started (currently unavailable)

1 hour 20 minutes

OneNote is a digital notebook (wiki) which can be used to gather and organise notes, to-do lists, screen clippings etc. It provides easy searching, can be shared with others and accessed from multiple devices. This course provides a brief introduction to the main features.

There are no courses planned at present but you can

sign up to the waiting list in Sussex Direct

(click on the link to be informed when a place is available)

The courses currently provided by IT Services are listed on this page. Please see the descriptions for details of how to reserve a place.

Please address any queries about courses to its-training@sussex.ac.uk.

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