2014 Training Opportunities

The Office of Information Technology and Division of Outreach and Continuing Education provide workshops on important technology topics in a variety of areas to improve the skills of our faculty and staff. Because seating is limited, please register early to secure a spot.

Requests for specialized training sessions are considered when the requested course content is not available through our current instructor-led workshops. To submit a workshop request for consideration, send email to ittraining@olemiss.edu including the workshop topic and potential number of attendees.

IT Training

07/30 Photoshop: In this session, participants will learn the basics of editing images in Adobe Photoshop. Topics to be covered include: basic image manipulation,changing the size and resolution of an image, cropping and rotating an image, applying color correction, using filters such as blur and sharpen, cleaning up old photographs, selection techniques, and using layers.
9:00 - 10:30, Weir 107, PENNY A RICE
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07/30 Web Browsers I: In this session, participants will learn the basics of the four main Web browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer). Topics to be covered include workflow, setup, and security. Workflow will cover tabbed browsing and browser integrated search options. Setup will cover setting up favorites, clearing cached data, installing and uninstalling plugins, extensions, toolbars, and setting home-page and search preferences. Security will cover privacy settings, dangers in storing passwords, and identifying fraudulent links.
10:30 - 11:30, Weir 107, JAMES CHRISTOPHER HARDY
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07/30 Using Blackboard to Create SafeAssignments to Detect Plagiarism: Participants in this workshop will learn to create and manage Assignments and SafeAssignments in Blackboard to allow students to submit papers/essays electronically. Any paper submitted as a SafeAssignment will automatically be checked for plagiarism, and a detailed plagiarism report will be returned to the instructor.
1:30 - 2:30, Weir 107, PENNY A RICE
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07/30 Mobile Devices: This seminar will cover setting up UM Mail and UM Gmail on IOS and Android devices, configuring WiFi on mobile devices, exploring Office for iPad and iPhone and much more.
3:00 - 3:30, Weir 107, CHRISTOPHER BARNES
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07/31 PowerPoint: In this session, participants will learn to create custom backgrounds and slide layouts, insert movie and sound files, create custom animations, and more.
9:00 - 10:00, Weir 107, KELSEY BRYN HARDY
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07/31 UM Box: This training session will introduce UM Box for cloud storage and collaboration. Attendees will learn how to login to Box, navigate the Box web site and share folders and files. The BoxEdit, Box for Office and BoxSync applications will also be covered.
10:00 - 10:30, Weir 107, TERESA MCCARVER
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07/31 Excel II: Prerequisite skills: Completion of Excel I or equivalent knowledge. Topics for this seminar include managing data, creating formulas, sorting data, linking data to multiple sheets, and importing/exporting data.
2:00 - 3:00, Weir 107, TERESA MCCARVER
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There are no current workshops scheduled.