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.  All training is currently being delivered via Zoom.

 

 

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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 19 September 10:00 - 12:00  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 delivered via zoom:

 

Monday 9 September 11:00 - 12:30 Click here to register

Tuesday 24 September  10:00 – 11:30am 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 delivered via zoom:

Monday 9 September 10:00 - 11:30 Click here to register

Tuesday 24 September  14:00 – 15:30pm Click here to register

 

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 delivered via zoom:

Monday 16 September 10:00 - 11:30  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

 

 

This training is an introduction to MS Project and will cover the creation of a basic Gantt Chart to monitor a project.  

In this session we will show include:

  • An introduction to Gantt Charts and their main components
  • Setting up a Gantt Chart in MS Project
  • Adding Tasks 
  • Auto - Scheduling Tasks
  • Creating Predecessor Tasks

You do not need any prior knowledge of MS Project to join this training.

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 offer is available on the  Staff IT MyPort Article.

Sessions delivered via zoom:

Monday 16 September 15:00 - 16:30  Click here to register

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 delivered via zoom:

Tuesday 17 September 14:00 - 15:30 Click here to register

 

Content

Moodle is the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used at the University.

This session will cover the basics of Moodle including:

  • Accessing Moodle
  • Finding and opening your Moodle Courses
  • Viewing resources on a Moodle Course
  • Completing a Moodle Quiz
  • Uploading an assignment to a Moodle Assignment Dropbox
  • Contributing to a Moodle Forum
  • How to get help with Moodle

 

Sessions delivered via zoom:

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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.

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.