Technology Training

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Technology Training

The Department of Information Technology provides a variety of technology training opportunities for NJCU faculty and staff. All training topics are designed from beginners to advanced through a comfortable and interactive learning environment. Each of the training sessions provide all of the necessary skills and knowledge to improve your effective use of technology tools in the workplace, as well as in the classroom.

Available training classes include Basic Computer Skills, Microsoft Office Tools, Lecture Capture (Panopto), Interactive Displays (BrightLink), Zoom (Video Conferencing), Qualtrics (Online Survey and Form System), as well as other topics upon request. Please register now!

Technology Training

Our training sessions will help improve your use and implementation of technology.

In order to provide our faculty and staff with the opportunity to improve their knowledge, use and implementation of technology, we have designed our training sessions to meet the needs of the University community. The technology training offered by the Department of Information Technology can be provided in group sessions (both small or large), as well as one-on-one (for individual assistance).

Displayed below are the available technology training topics:

(Click on any of the titles below to view additional details for each.)

 

BrightLink Interactive Projectors for Education are available in most classrooms. Interactive Projectors can be used to display and interact with images, documents, browser sessions including Blackboard and GothicNet, PowerPoint files, etc.

The training topics include:

  • Discover how to operate and teach effectively with Epson BrightLink Projector
  • Learn how to use the Interactive Projector as a whiteboard and how to save and distribute lecture notes to students
  • Learn how to use the interactive pen to control the application from the whiteboard 
  • How to easily access, manipulate, and display teaching materials on the large interactive whiteboard
  • And much more

The training is designed for beginners as an introduction to using the overhead BrightLink Interactive Projectors.

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Panopto is a flexible and easy-to-use lecture capturing platform. It allows faculty and presenters to capture, edit, share, and archive recordings of classroom lectures and presentations. Lecture capture at NJCU is an effective means to record live classroom presentations that can easily be shared with students for later review and also included as part of online courses.

The training topics include:

  • Understanding the process of lecture capturing using Panopto
  • How to use the Panopto Recorder
  • How Panopto directly integrates with Blackboard
  • And much more

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An easy-to-learn workshop that will provide a useful introduction on how to get the most out of using your computer.

The training topics include:

  • Organizing files and folders
  • How to create and manage keyboard shortcuts
  • Setting up and customizing toolbars and favorites
  • Clearing cached files and cookies on all browsers
  • Customize the Windows settings, including fonts, colors, backgrounds, etc.
  • Creating and managing desktop shortcuts
  • About the start menu, search (Cortana) and taskbar 
  • How to use task view and multiple desktops
  • How to pin frequently used programs for quick access
  • The notification area and usage
  • Time and date settings
  • Using the action center
  • How to show/hide desktop
  • Using Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox and other browsers
  • Installing and removing applications
  • And much more

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Microsoft Word is an advanced word-processing program designed to help you easily create professional-quality documents. You'll learn how to organize and structure your documents more efficiently. During the training, we will go through the basic steps to get you started so you can create, edit, save, and print a professional-looking document.

The training topics include:

  • How to do a mail merge
  • Setting up labels
  • Tracking changes from one version to another
  • Creating and using keyboard shortcuts
  • And much more

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You will learn how to swipe and tap your way through easily creating professional-looking presentations. PowerPoint has a wide selection of high-quality themes for all types of projects to make it quick and easy to get started. You'll learn how to create professional-looking presentations that will represent your ideas effectively while delivering your ideas to the audience using basic animation, transitions, and other editing tools.

The training topics include:

  • Using Word Art in presentations
  • Basic animations and transitions
  • Setting up slides (including master slides)
  • Adding video and audio into presentations
  • Working with other special effects
  • And much more

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Excel is an incredibly powerful spreadsheet tool when working with data. While it is a powerful tool, it can also be used for simple calculations. We will start with the basic steps and slowly expand from there. You'll learn how to enter and organize data into rows and columns, allowing you to add up your data, sort and filter it, create tables, and by the end, you'll learn how to build great-looking charts.

The training topics include:

  • Understanding why Excel uses cells, rows, and columns
  • How to import and export data
  • How to create various types of graphs and charts from your data
  • Setting up and using simple formulas and calculations
  • And much more

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Microsoft Outlook is one of the most popular and powerful email and calendar applications available. The training includes easy-to-follow and step-by-step instructions. Learn how to use Outlook to help improve and manage daily tasks, organize emails, create meetings, appointments and reminders, and much more.

The training topics include:

  • How to search through emails and find things quickly
  • Setting up reminders for appointments, meetings, to-dos, etc.
  • Sending calendar invitations for meetings and appointments
  • Setting up email auto-replies and signatures
  • Using one or multiple calendars
  • How to attach files and insert illustrations within messages
  • Customization features such as color-coding messages from different people, etc.
  • Use flags, categories, and folders to organize messages
  • Setting up and working with contacts
  • How to create and use tasks and notes
  • And much more

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Zoom Video Conferencing is easy to use and is a reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing that works across mobile devices, desktop and laptop computers, as well as telephones. Zoom can be used to collaborate with up to 300 attendees during a meeting, separate attendees into individual break out rooms, take quick and useful polls and more.

The training topics include:

  • Creating an account
  • Setting up meetings
  • Sending out invitations to attendees
  • Recording a meeting
  • Accessing and use of the chat functionality
  • How to create and launch polls
  • Customizing the available settings
  • Starting and ending meetings
  • Monitoring people as they join a meeting
  • Mute meeting attendees
  • And much more

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Qualtrics is a web-based application that can be used to create surveys, forms and generate reports without having any programming knowledge or experience. Qualtrics is easy to use and easy to learn. The features in Qualtrics allow surveys and forms to include things such as required fields, signatures, uploadable files, workflows, and more. 

The training topics include:

  • Creating surveys
  • Creating forms
  • Setting up required fields
  • Adding a signature field to a form
  • Adding questions or sections to a survey or form
  • Copying and reusing form parts
  • Changing the order of the form parts
  • Using and creating reports
  • Downloading data from submitted surveys and forms
  • Working with folders to organize the surveys and forms
  • And much more

Schedule your training today!