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Prerequisites: Faculty and Staff only. Must have a Banner account and basic Banner Student access. Pre-registration is required. *
The Banner Student Information System (SIS) is the software system used to administer student information. All other related Student Information System applications pull data from this system. It supports the full range of functions necessary for student administration including: creation of catalog information, scheduling of classes, recruitment, admissions, residential housing, registration, advising, academic history, degree audit reporting and accounts receivable. Almost all student information data entry is done in this system. Banner SIS consists of menus and forms (an online document where you can enter and look up information in the database). In Banner SIS, you can change a student's advisor and/or major; assign an advising plan to a student; print unofficial transcripts; view student information such as academic history, registration, demographic, and admission; view class rosters; view faculty schedules; view course enrollment, and more.
This course will introduce you to the Banner Student Information System (SIS). You will learn how to navigate through the Banner SIS forms, view a class roster, view a list of advisees or majors, view address information, view faculty and student schedules, and more.
Prerequisites: Faculty and Staff only. Must have a Banner account. Pre-registration is required. *
In this class you will learn how to run different Banner reports such as class roster reports, section tally reports, currently enrolled advisees reports and much more. You should have basic Banner skills before taking this class. Download class handout.
Banner Self Service for Faculty and Advisors
Prerequisites: Faculty only. Pre-registration is required. *
Banner Self Service for Faculty and Advisors (SISWeb) provides faculty with easy, secure, access (on campus or at home) to the Banner administrative data needed to manage instructor information and advise students. This class will teach participants how to access information such as a faculty member's schedule, a class list of students, a wait list of students, curriculum information about students, registration information, final grade entry and more. This class is restricted to faculty and advisors.
Banner Operational Data Store (ODS)
Prerequisites: Faculty and Staff only. Must have a Banner Student account. Pre-registration is required. *
Banner ODS Student contains a subset of data from the Banner Student Information System and combines it with a user friendly, graphical query/reporting tool (Cognos). This class will teach participants to perform queries and create reports on ODS Student. Resulting reports can be ran as web pages (html), Adobe PDF files and Excel spreadsheets (xls). Users will be able to get information such as how many students originate from each state, how many English majors graduated last year, list the students with priority registration, and more.
ODS Accounts Receivable
Prerequisites: Faculty and Staff only. Must have a Banner Student account. Pre-registration is required. *
The Banner Operational Data Store (ODS) Accounts Receivable contains accounts receivable data from Banner and combines it with a user friendly, graphical reporting tool (Cognos). This class focuses on the Accounts Receivable Business Concepts in Banner ODS which includes: Receivable Customer and Receivable Revenue. This class will teach participants to create reports on Banner ODS Accounts Receivable. Resulting reports can be ran as web pages (html), Adobe PDF files and Excel spreadsheets (xls). Users will be able to get information such as list the miscellaneous transactions during broken down by cashier, list all of the contract charges and payments for an academic period and create an application of payments report for a student.
Windows File Management
Learn to organize your files using Windows Explorer. We'll look at the features this important program provides including; Navigation, Libraries, Breadcrumb navigation, Search, Views and how to create folders. We'll also explore copying and moving files, the save-as dialog box and how to find files when you think they are lost. Download class handout.
Adobe Acrobat Pro
Acrobat Pro is now available to anyone on campus. Use this product in combination with Office or directly create your own pdf documents and edit them. We'll look at features and tips to make your use of this software easy and logical. Download class handout.
Qualtrics is a flexible software for designing surveys and replaces our previous software which was Survey Monkey. It goes beyond multiple-choice questions and includes many different kinds of prompts. There are also multiple ways for users to provide responses. It's all about versatility. In this class you'll learn the details of how to design, present and view reports of your surveys. Download class handout.
Take your knowledge a step farther and explore reports, analysis, and in-depth features of Qualtrics. Download class handout.
You've heard all the excitement about Windows 10 or maybe you already have a new device with Windows 10 at home. Well it is here and if you are on this year's replacement plan you'll be getting Windows 10 at work. That means now is a good time to see what all the features are about.
I'll go over the new Start Menu, action center, settings, virtual desktops and so much more. We'll look at the security, office integration and the difference between tablet and desktop modes. We'll also look at Microsoft Edge (the new browser) and how to use reading mode, annotations and get rid of ads.
It's faster, more fun, and with lots of new features. Bring your Windows 10 laptop, tablet or phone and we'll cover it all. Download class handout.
Mac OS Essentials
This is an introductory class to the Mac OS operating system. We'll be covering elements of the user interface (dock, menu, menulets, notification center, gestures, spotlight, and Finder windows), making adjustments to your system (System Preferences), and a bit of the file system (or how to find your stuff). Download class handout. Download class slides.
Mac Operating System File Management
Learn to organize your files. Among the things we'll explore are: Navigation, Drives, Search, Views, and creating folders. We'll also learn easy ways to copy and move files, file extensions, and how to find them when you think they are lost. Download class slides.
Using "Clicker" Technology
Engage your audience with interactive "clicker" technology. This program and the associated devices, allow you to gather "real-time" responses to your questions. Everyone participates and interest goes up. Use it for humor or use it anonymously, to get reactions to controversial subjects. You must know PowerPoint to use this technology. Participation in this class is required before you may check out "clickers" from the Media Services/ Help Desk. Download class handout.
Internet Safety (Part 1)
In this two-part class, you will learn how to protect yourself, your computer, and your data from prying eyes, cyber crooks, and malware. Topics covered in the first part of this two-part class include: phishing scams, software updates, data backups, USB security, ransomware, and remediation tools. The class is designed to be relevant to people of all technological skill levels regardless of what kind of computer you use. Online safety begins with awareness. Come learn what you need to know today. Download class handout.
Internet Safety (Part 2)
In this two-part class, you will learn how to protect yourself, your computer, and your data from prying eyes, cyber crooks, and malware. Topics covered in the second part of this two-part class include: online encryption, password management, two-factor authentication, Wi-Fi security, identity theft remediation, credit card/passport skimming, and the big-business nature of cyber crime. The class is designed to be relevant to people of all technological skill levels regardless of what kind of computer you use, and knowledge of the topics covered in the first class is not required. Online safety begins with awareness. Come learn what you need to know today. Download class handout.
In this class, you will learn about the LastPass password management system, which is available for free, and why password management is more important than ever. LastPass enables you to store all of your passwords in one secure location that is accessible from any Internet-connected computer or mobile device, which frees you to use lengthy, complex, and different passwords for every website that you visit. This class is designed to be relevant and accessible to all people regardless of technical background. Come learn what you need to know to secure your online accounts today! Download class handout.
Duo Multi-factor Authentication
The campus now offers a more secure way for you to connect to your data and it's called DUO. This multi-factor authentication will soon be required for all SOU employees, and students can opt-in. In this class you'll learn how Duo works and why it is preferred over just a password. If you decide it's for you, we can set it up while you're here. Join us for this important security class! Download class handout.
Zoom Online Conferencing
Bring HD video and audio to your meetings with support for up to 1000 video participants and 49 videos on screen. Record your meetings locally or to the cloud, with searchable transcripts. Multiple participants can share their screens simultaneously and co-annotate for a more interactive meeting. End-to-end encryption for all meetings, role-based user security, password protection, waiting rooms, and place attendee on hold. Join us to learn all about Zoom! Download class handout.
Mail and Calendar
In this class you will learn how to read, reply, forward, attach files, and search for messages. Learn to organize documents with labels and use the sent items folder. Explore adding graphics. You will also be introduced to the Address Book, Google docs, the calendar and sites. We'll look at the latest changes and how to manage them. There are a lot of exciting features in Google Apps; you don't want to miss this class!
An in-depth look at the calendar in which you will learn about adding, removing, editing and sharing calendars. We’ll look at using the “find a time” feature to setup appointments and meetings by looking at other people’s available times.
Excel - Essentials
Learn about the features and capabilities of Excel. You will experience hands-on creation of a new spreadsheet and learn about auto-fill, formulas, functions, formatting and charts. This powerful program is easy to use and easy to learn. Click here for online course materials. Download class handout.
Excel Tips and Tricks
We’ll work with several different worksheets as we explore tips and tricks to make your work in Excel more productive and efficient. We’ll include a look at: how to freeze the top row/column; relative and absolute cells; adding comments; printing tips; formatting and outlines. Click here for online course materials. Download class handout.
Excel - Formulas / Functions
Explore the formula tab of Excel. Hands-on work with spreadsheets to explain the difference between relative and absolute cells. Learn about IF, VLOOKUP, and other common functions and how to use 3-d formulas. Learn also, how to protect your formulas from being changed by adding cell protection. Click here for online course materials. Download class handout.
Excel - Data Analysis and Pivot Tables
When analyzing huge amounts of data in a spreadsheet you will use these tools; Formatting, Sorting, Grouping and Sub-Totals. The one tool you'll find most helpful is the pivot table. With it you'll find correlations, relationships and even graph them out. Pivot tables are like the Swiss army knife of data analysis. They are scary at first; but once understood they are easy to use. We'll explore it all in this session. Click here for online course materials. Download class handout.
Excel Pivot Charts, Slicers, and Creating Dashboards
Move farther into pivot tables using pivot charts. Then learn about slicers and how we can use these features of Excel to create interactive Dashboards with visual charts and selectable lists. Very interesting, impressive, and powerful parts of Excel.
OneNote is a little known gem within the Office suite. It is an organizational tool that synchronizes with all your devices, allows sharing with others and eliminates "forgetting those important things" . Similar to an electronic filing cabinet; it helps you to organize everything. It also makes it searchable. This works with PCs, Macs, cell phones and tablets (and it's free) You'll LOVE OneNote! Download class handout.
PowerPoint - Introduction
PowerPoint is a great tool to enhance your presentations. Learn effective ways to engage your audience and how to avoid classic errors. We'll also cover 6 x 6 design, animation, backgrounds, and how to set up with a laptop. See how easily you can add audio and video to your PowerPoint. This is a suggested prerequisite for the "Using Clicker Technology" class. Click here for online course materials. Download class handout.
Word - Essentials
Learn how to make Microsoft Word work for you. This class covers basic features and customization, including formatting, copy/paste and page layout. Also learn about styles and effective use of the ruler. One of the most reported frustrations by users is outlines. In this course you'll learn how to effectively make lists, bullets and outlines. Download class handout.
Word - Tips and Tricks
Explore little known but effective ways to make quick work of your Word documents. Learn the best way to develop a document. This includes modifying styles, creating a table of contents, in-depth creation of tables, and quick fixes for default settings. You’ll be amazed at how much more productive you can be! Download class handout.
Styles are probably the most overlooked but functional part of Word. Document creation, navigation and modification become easier and more efficient. Many of Words other features depend on Styles such as tables of contents, the navigation pane, the Design Tab, and the triangles used for expanding and collapsing sections of the document. We'll explore all this and how to create and modify your own styles in this class. Click here for online course materials. Download class handout.
In this class you’ll learn how to control graphics and use word wrap to create layered documents for newsletters, brochures, flyers or articles. You’ll learn how styles extend to graphics, clipart and pictures. We’ll also explore how to crop and compress pictures, create borders and add shapes. Click here for online course materials. Download class handout.
Word - Track Changes and MailMerge
Use Word's Track Changes feature to collaborate with others. Learn how to accept and remove changes, see the document in different modes, view changes by person and much more. Learn to use Mailmerge for labels, envelopes and documents. Click here for online course materials. Download class handout.