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Online Training Library – Lynda.com

Posted in Uncategorized on October 26, 2012 by

Back by popular demand, FREE online software training videos are available for your use. Learn new software, creative techniques and business skills. Learn at your own pace, when and where you want. Complete the request form on the Online Training Library Channel on the PD & Training Tab, and within 48 hours, you will have access to the vast video library of Lynda.com for up to two weeks.
Accounts are assigned to users depending on availablity and may be requested as needed including requesting reactivation of your account if you require more training time. Your video history will remain (just be sure to remember your username).
This channel is available NOW in PAWS on the PD & Training Tab. Make use of this valuable resource.
For more information, contact:
training@usask.ca

FREE Online Training Videos – Coming SOON

Posted in Uncategorized on October 17, 2012 by

Back by popular demand, FREE online software training videos are available for your use. Learn new software, creative techniques and business skills. Learn at your own pace, when and where you want. Complete the request form on the Online Training Library Channel on the PD & Training Tab, and within 48 hours, you will have access to the vast video library of Lynda.com for up to a 2-week period. Accounts are distributed as they are made available depending on availablity and may be requested as needed. You may request a reactivation of your account as needed, and your training history will remain.
Look for the channel at the end of October. Make use of this valuable resource.

Date Shortcuts and Functions

Posted in Did you Know? on October 9, 2012 by

Have you ever wondered how to get the current date to change especially in a template? Here are just a few quick tips on Date functions and shortcuts in Microsoft Excel and Word…
To enter the current date and time into a worksheet cell type =NOW() which will display both the date and time based on the regional settings for your Windows environment. If you just want the date, type =TODAY() . These functions update every time Excel is opened or printed.
If you need to enter the current date so that it won’t change, press CTRL ; or : . Press CTRL SHIFT ; for the time. Using these shortcuts is the equivalent to typing a date or time. Remember to format a date with the preferred display rather than typing month names longhand.
The keyboard shortcut for inserting the current date into a Word Document is ALT SHIFT D. This date is updated every time you open the document.
To insert the current date as fixed text – press CTRL SHIFT F9 when the cursor is inside the date field added with the above shortcut. This is the equivalent of selecting the Date button in the Text panel on the Insert ribbon.

Training for U of S Course Tools / BBLearn

Posted in Uncategorized on October 1, 2012 by

For all those teaching using U of S Course Tools / BBlearn this year, you may want to attend training on this software. A fair number of inquiries we see have to do with simple tasks with Course Tools. This information is covered in a short, 1.5 hour training session. We show you how to post notes, create assignments, communicate with students, and access the Grade Book. We have identified the most common questions asked by instructors, and created FAQs on the help pages (accessible from within your Course Tools / BBLearn course). So, register for a Course Tools / BBLearn Introduction course, or request a private session for your group or self.
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you take a training session before you start using the software. Attending training will make using Course Tools / BBLearn much easier on yourself!
Contact us at training@usask.ca for more information.