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Computing Services offers a variety of Instructor-led workshops to help you understand and use our collaboration tools (e-mail, calendar, contacts, IM, video conferencing) effectively. Each class is no more than 90 minutes in duration and whether the class is interactive, demo or discussion based, you are sure to get your questions answered and leave with some real gems that will be beneficial to you. The current course offerings are listed below. Be sure to check back from time to time for changes. If you'd like a course that does not appear on the list, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestion. Click here for class schedules and sign-up. If you have a laptop, please feel free to bring it to any session.
The "Anywhere Workshops" logo denotes a class that can be attended virtually as a webinar, complete with audio, handouts and a view of the instructor's presentation. by using Lync. Everyone with a Dartmouth account has access to Lync. Click here for information on installing and configuring Lync. If you plan to participate in a workshop using Lync, please be sure to have Lync installed and tested with your speakers and microphone, prior to logging in to the class as the instructor cannot troubleshoot your Lync installation during the workshop. For optimal results, you should consider using a headset with a built in microphone. For your convenience, these accessories are available at the Dartmouth Computer Store. The URL to connect to the "Anywhere Workshop" will be provided in the course schedule entry. Click here for class schedules and sign-up.
Blitz Web Access (BWA or OWA for on premises users) is the way to access your Blitz account via the web. From anywhere in the world that has Internet access, using just a browser (Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer), you can access your email, calendar, contacts and tasks. This workshop gives you a good overview of most of BWA's features and options including conversation view, signatures, personal groups, printing and more. A very good foundation for using the Blitz System. For Windows and Mac users
Designed for someone who has been using the Cloud or On-Premises system for a while and would now like to learn how to manage the Inbox more effectively. You will learn how to organize using folders, rules, categories, and how to search effectively and more. Be sure to register for the workshop that is specific to your platform (Outlook for Mac or Outlook for Windows)
Designed for someone who has been using the Cloud or On-Premises system for a while and would now like to learn how to manage calendars more effectively. In addition to covering some "best practices" of calendaring, you will learn about delegating, permissions, scheduling options and tools, managing reoccurring meetings, and other options within the calendaring program. Be sure to register for the workshop that is specific to your platform (Outlook for Mac or Outlook for Windows)
This time is dedicated to questions you may have. Please come by, ask us your questions, and we can also share shortcuts and answers to commonly asked questions which will help to make the Cloud or On-Premises system easier to use. Questions about using any component of the Blitz system and its methods of access including Outlook 2010 (Windows), Outlook 2011 (Mac), Apple Mail, Blitz Web Access (BWA) and Outlook Web Access (OWA) are welcome. Workshop registration is not required.
Lync is an instant messaging, desktop sharing, audio conferencing powerhouse that is an integral part of the Blitz system. It's available for both Cloud and On-Premises users. Whether you use Outlook or not, Lync is available for both Windows and Mac. Some have described it as "a most pleasant surprise!" This workshop is designed to introduce Windows and Mac users to Lync and all its' functionality. You will learn how to use Lync for instant messaging (IM), meetings, file sharing, desktop sharing and other features.
ListServ is a tool used for managing emailing lists. If your local contact groups in Outlook or BWA are not meeting your needs, if you need to email to a list of people for announcements or even group discussions, through email, this workshop is for you. This workshop will explain the basics of requesting, managing, owning and using a ListServ list for both Windows and Mac users.
Last Updated: 4/29/13