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Get to grips with IT

Improve your digital skills for free with free training courses on Google, Excel, Word and more

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.

Training courses

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

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

More information about the training and services the IT Training team provide is available on the  Student Training  Article.


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

Wednesday 26 October 1:30 - 3:00pm

Delivered via Zoom click on this link to register:

https://port-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuc-ivqTkvGdPa-BdYIB8ktLTlKIUnfaTM

Friday 25 November 9:30 -11:00am

Delivered via Zoom click on this link to register:

https://port-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlfuCppjksHdP6hoQ2rh1NwrAgPjDiDMrP

 

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

Wednesday 26 October 1:30 - 3:00pm

Delivered via Zoom click on this link to register:

https://port-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qf-CqqT8pG9QZFHbiYCNCzsokt5jfJ3FE

Wednesday 2 November 1:30 - 3:00pm

Delivered via Zoom click on this link to register: 

https://port-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcu6grjwoGdZ8IwSPm7KWArlBISlFQjLA

Friday 18 November 9:30 - 11:00am

Delivered via Zoom click on this link to register:

https://port-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpd-irqT8jH9yym6AJR0Y73IP8ZpvbEijf

 

More Information

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 on this link to register:

https://port-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ucOGuqj4jGN1jyZta3H_UDReNq5slt2I8

 

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


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

Click to see a full list of the training we provide. 

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.