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View and Sign-up for Spring 2017 Quick Learn Sessions

These webinars focus on a specific topic and are presented via Skype for Business. (You do not need to have Skype for Business to attend.) You can also view past recorded sessions below.

Creating icons for web using Illustrator

11:00 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, February 8

Using Illustrator, you can quickly convert found images to icons for the web. In this hour-long webinar, we'll show you tips for finding images and how to use Illustrator's Image Trace to convert raster images into vector art. We'll show you the basic tools you can use to modify shapes and paths. Finally, we'll give you some tips on exporting your files for web, including creating SVG files.
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Using Outlook to design HTML emails

11:00 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, February 22

Emails created in Outlook don't have to be boring! Join us for this presentation where we show you how to use Outlook's built-in tools to create a formatted HTML email. We'll show you tips like using a table for formatting and inserting images and text. Finally, we discuss possible pitfalls and other considerations when using Outlook to design and send emails.
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Top 5 CMS questions and solutions

11:00 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 8

We cover the answers to the top five questions we receive about KU's content management system (CMS) in this Quick Learn webinar. We'll show you how to add people to person profile pages and slide images to slideshows. We'll also show you how to set up a basic webform. Finally, we'll talk about managing permissions and using accordions and tabs on your website.
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Mail Merge basics for Word and Outlook

11:00 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 5

With Microsoft's Mail Merge, you can create personalized letters, emails, envelopes, and labels. In this online webinar, we'll walk you through the various data sources that can be used for Mail Merge. And, we'll show you how to set up a document and an email using the data source to fill in personal fields. If you've ever wanted a basic intro to Mail Merge, this webinar is for you.
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Basic setup of a myCommunity Team Site

11:00 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 19

myCommunity Team Sites provide many new tools to promote team collaboration, including a OneNote digital notebook, document library, webpages, newsfeed, and more. In this Quick Learn, we'll demonstrate some of the most basic steps you will want to take to set up your team site. This will include tips and tricks, such as adding a list of site owners to your home page and adding visual clues to help your staff understand what site they are on.
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Excel project step-by-step: Creating a fillable financial form

11:00 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, May 3

Through our one-on-one appointments, we've seen some great Excel forms. In this webinar, we'll walk you through how to set up a fillable financial worksheet in Excel. We'll use data validation to ensure consistency in responses and set up conditional formatting to highlight specific fields based on other cell entries. Using INDEX and MATCH functions, we'll show you how to lookup a value from another worksheet. Finally, we'll show you how you can lock certain cells, making them
un-editable.
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Past Recorded Sessions

The following topic-based videos from recorded sessions of the Quick Learn Series.

Pivot Tables in Excel 2013

Note: The session starts approximately three minutes into the video.

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Adobe Acrobat Pro - Essentials

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Outlook 2013 - Email & Time Management Tips & Tricks

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Getting Started with Microsoft OneNote

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OneDrive for Business & Office 365

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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Basics

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Task Management using Outlook 2013

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myCommunity Document Library Deep Dive

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Word 2013 - Advanced Tips & Tricks

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Interactive PDFs with Word, PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign, and Acrobat Pro DC

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Excel 2013 - Tips and Tricks

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Excel Tips and Tricks Handout

 

Using Excel to Help Analyze Your Gradebook

 

Word 2013: Advanced Topics for Academic and Research Papers

 

Excel 2013: Advanced Functions and Operations

 

Overview of Survey, Polling, and Forms Tools

 

PowerPoint Tips & Tricks

Photoshop Basics for Web

Creating icons for web using Illustrator


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