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Training Schedule for the Week of March 24th

Posted in Uncategorized on March 22, 2008 by

Windows Vista: What’s New! Seminar, Physics 165
March 26, 2008 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Dreamweaver – Introduction Course, Arts 110A
March 26, 2008 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and
March 27, 2008 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Access Importing and Exporting Data – Advanced Course, Physics 129
March 27, 2008 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Word – Footnotes, Figures, & Master Documents Workshop, Arts 110A
March 28, 2008 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
For EMAP course offerings, please visit ITS Training website.

Quick E-mails

Posted in Did you Know? on March 22, 2008 by

Send out a quick e-mail without launching Microsoft Outlook:

  1. Right-click an empty area on your desktop and select New > Shortcut.
  2. Type mailto: in the Shortcut wizard.
  3. Name your shortcut.

Now you can just double-click the shortcut to open a blank e-mail message.

New PAWS Channels

Posted in Did you Know? on March 22, 2008 by

The Student Retail Credit channel in PAWS will make it easier for students to check the balance of their student retail credit. This $25 campus retail credit was offered to all U of S students who were registered at any time during the strike.
This channel appears by default for all students in the Home tab, just above the CPAS channel. In it, students will immediately see whether they are listed as eligible for the retail credit and, if they are, their remaining balance. To check a transaction, simply click on “Details” to review a complete list of purchases.
The University Learning Centre Channel is designed to keep you informed about upcoming workshops at the University. This new channel now appears by default for all students in the Academics tab — and for U of S staff and faculty in the PD & Training tab.
The channel presents brief descriptions of the next workshops in each of the following University Learning Centre series: Study Skills Clinics; Writing Clinics; Math & Stats Help Sessions; and Writing Clinics for Grad Students.
Check out the new University Learning Centre Channel today to see the wide range of upcoming ULC workshops!

Training Schedule for the Week of March 17th

Posted in Uncategorized on March 16, 2008 by

SEEQ Online Evaluation System – Workshop, Arts 110A
March 17, 2008 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
SEEQ Online Evaluation System – Workshop, Arts 110A
March 18, 2008 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Access – Intermediate Course, AGRIC 1E80
March 18, 2008 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and
March 20, 2008 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Excel 2003 – Intermediate Course, Arts 110A
March 19, 2008 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm and
March 26, 2008 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Photoshop Elements 4.0 Workshop, Arts 110A
March 20, 2008 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
For EMAP course offerings, please visit ITS Training website.

Internet Time Machine

Posted in Did you Know? on March 16, 2008 by


Here’s something to think about, where do old Internet pages go? Mostly they disappear forever, into the ether, never to be seen again but some of them are being saved for posterity in the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. More than 55 billion pages have been stored, the earliest of them dating back to 1966 (the Google page above dates from 1997-98, a Google prototype) and all you have to do to browse the archive is tap in the web address, or use the search engine to locate pages by date or name match. The site also features collections of websites devoted to special events, like 911, the US Electron of 2000 and Web Pioneers, and visitors with websites are encouraged to submit their own site archives.

Keeping Vista Healthy

Posted in Did you Know? on March 16, 2008 by

Vista has to be the most health conscious version of Windows to date and in amongst the many diagnostic tools there’s a very useful facility to generate a comprehensive Health Report.
To fire it up go to System and Maintenance in Control Panel then Performance and Information, click the Advanced Tools link then select Generate a System Health Report and the process begins. After a minute or two it will create a list detailing the status of all of your PC’s critical components and if it detects a problem, it suggests some possible solutions. It’s well worth seeing what it comes up with, even if your PC is currently behaving itself.

Training Schedule for the Week of March 10th

Posted in Uncategorized on March 9, 2008 by

Adobe Acrobat 8.0 (Professional) Introduction Course, Arts 110A
March 10, 2008 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm and
March 12, 2008 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
PowerPoint – Introduction Course, Arts 110A
March 11, 2008 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm and
March 13, 2008 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
MS Office 2007 – “What’s New” Seminar, AGRIC 1E80
March 12, 2008 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
HTML Basics Workshop, iMac Lab Agriculture 3D85
March 13, 2008 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Word – Styles, Outlining & TOC’s Workshop, Arts 110A
March 14, 2008 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
For EMAP course offerings, please visit ITS Training website.

Vista – Where’s the Menu Bar Gone?

Posted in Did you Know? on March 9, 2008 by

On most Vista dialogue boxes the familiar Menu (File Edit View Tools Help etc.) bar is not displayed. Don’t worry, it’s still there, simply press the Alt key to toggle it on or off.

Accents and Special Characters in Word

Posted in Did you Know? on March 9, 2008 by

Word has a built-in facility for producing accented characters. For example, to insert an acute accent over a, e, i, o, u or d press and hold Ctrl then press the apostrophe key, release both then tap the letter you want and you get á é í ó ú, and ð. There’s lots more, here’s a more or less complete list:

  • à, è, ì, ò, ù – Ctrl + ` (grave) + letter
  • á, é, í, ó, ú, ý – Ctrl + ‘ (apostrophe) + letter
  • â, ê, î, ô, û – Ctrl + Shift + ^ (caret) + letter
  • ã, ñ, õ – Ctrl + Shift + ~ (tilde) + letter
  • ä, ë, ï, ö, ü, ÿ – Ctrl + Shift + : (colon) + letter
  • å, Å – Ctrl + Shift + @, a or A
  • æ, Æ – Ctrl + Shift + &, a or A
  • œ, Œ – Ctrl + Shift + &, o or O
  • ç, Ç – Ctrl + , (comma), c or C
  • ð, Ð – Ctrl + ‘ (apostrophe), d or D
  • ø, Ø – Ctrl + /, o or O
  • ¿ – Alt + Ctrl + Shift + ?
  • ¡ – Alt + Ctrl + Shift + !
  • ß – Ctrl + Shift + &, s

Training Schedule for the Week of March 3rd

Posted in Uncategorized on March 3, 2008 by

Access – Introduction Course, Thorvaldson 126
March 3, 2008 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm and
March 5, 2008 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Teaching with Clickers – The Student Response System, Arts 110A
March 7, 2008 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
For EMAP course offerings, please visit ITS Training website.