The IT Training Team provides lots of free training sessions, available throughout the year, to help you get to grips with different software.

This page contains information about the courses we currently offer. Simply find a course that interests you, check the calendar to see when it is being delivered and email IT Training to book your place. all training is currently being delivered via zoom.

 

Student IT training

Training courses

University IT Induction

The student IT Induction provides you with an awareness of the University's IT facilities, and guidance on how to access IT support.
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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos.
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Digital Capabilities

Discover your digital capabilities. The Discovery Tool helps you to reflect on your digital expertise and confidence.
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Featured Training

The training will include:

Using Google Keep

  • Setting up a note

  • Creating a list

  • Adding people to collaborate with

  • Synch with Keep on a smartphone

Setting Pinned Tabs in Chrome

  • Set up Group tabs in Chrome

  • Colour coded tabs and moving them around

Features in MS Word

  • Tour of the MS Word Ribbon

  • Selection techniques

  • Show/hide button

  • Set up a document in Outline View and defined a master page

  • Open and use the Navigation Pane

  • Add and customise Heading styles

  • Insert captions

  • Apply bookmarks and cross-references to text

  • Add footnotes and endnotes

  • Discuss techniques for adding citations

  • Creating an index, table of images and a table of contents

  • Adding headers, footers, and page numbering using page and section breaks

 

Sessions

Thursday 24 November 10:00 - 1:00pm

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

If you need to cancel or reschedule this training please email ittraining@port.ac.uk

 

Content

This session will help you use Microsoft Word to create your assignments.  The training will include:

  • Setting up the formatting for a document

  • Adding headers and page numbering

  • Adding a Cover Page

  • Using Styles

  • Creating a Table of Contents

  • Using the spelling and grammar check

  • Track Changes

  • Adding an appendix with different page numbering

  • An opportunity to as questions

  • Many more Microsoft Tips to help you use Microsoft Word to create an assignment

 

Sessions

 

Friday 25 November 9:30 -11:00am

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

Friday 5 December 2:00 -3:30pm

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

Friday 16 December 9:30 - 11:00am

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

Friday 13 January 10:00 -11:30am

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

Thursday 19 January 10:00 -11:30am

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

Wednesday 25 January 2:00 -3:30pm

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

More Information

This article explains how you can get a copy of Microsoft Office which includes Microsoft Word

If you need to cancel or reschedule this training please email ittraining@port.ac.uk

Content

This session will help you use MS Excel to present and analyse data.  The training will include:

  • Entering data into a spreadsheet

  • Creating basic formulas

  • Using Functions to analyse data (mean, median, mode, standard deviation)

  • Creating charts

  • Sorting data

  • Opportunity to ask questions

 

Sessions

 

Friday 18 November 9:30 - 11:00am

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

Friday 23 November 10:00 - 11:30am

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

Friday 30 November 2:00 -3:30pm

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

Monday 12 December  1:30 -3:00pm

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

Wednesday 11 January  2:00 -3:30pm

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

Friday 20 January  10:00 - 11:30am

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

Thursday 26 January  20:00 - 3:30pm

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

This article explains how you can get a copy of Microsoft Office which includes Microsoft Excel

If you need to cancel or reschedule this training please email ittraining@port.ac.uk

 

Content

This session will help you use MS PowerPoint to create a presentation.  The training will include:

  • Structure of presentations

  • Creating a presentation

  • Adding and Formatting Slides

  • Using themes

  • Adding images and videos

  • Presenter view

  • Animation and transitions

  • Printing/pdf your assignment for submission

  • Presenting tips

  • Opportunity to ask questions

 

Sessions

 

Wednesday 16 November 1:30 - 3:00pm

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

Friday 2 December 9:30 - 11:00am

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

Monday 16  January 2:00 - 3:30pm

Delivered via Zoom click here to register

 

More Information

This article explains how you can get a copy of Microsoft Office which includes Microsoft PowerPoint

If you need to cancel or reschedule this training please email ittraining@port.ac.uk

 

 

Content

This session will help you use MS Visio for creating flowcharts and diagrams. The training will include:

  • An overview of Microsoft Visio and typical uses
  • Creating a Flowchart
  • Creating a Timeline
  • Creating a Diagram
  • Adding flowcharts and diagrams to Word or PowerPoint

Please see this article which will explain how you can get a copy of Microsoft Office which includes Microsoft Visio If you require advice on courses please email ittraining@port.ac.uk

 

Sessions

Monday 14 November 10:00 - 11:30 Click here to register  

Tuesday 22 November 9:00 - 10:30  Click here to register

How to book a training session

Click above to expand the course profile and see if it's the right fit for you. Underneath each course date will be a registration link to enrol onto the course.

If there is no registration link, please email the details of the session you wish to attend to ittraining@port.ac.uk.

More training

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IT Training and digital skills consultations

IT Training also offer personalised 1-1 coaching to assist with developing IT and digital skills.

For further information please contact ittraining@port.ac.uk.