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Desktop Application Instructor-led Workshops

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 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.

Intro to Blitz/Outlook Web Access (BWA/OWA) 

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

Take Control of your Inbox 

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)

Take Control of your Calendar 

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)

Presenting and Meeting on the Web 

Discover how to present, meet and communicate over the web using a conferencing powerhouse that is an integral part of the Blitz system known as Lync. It's available for on Premise users as well. Whether you use Outlook or not, Lync is available for both Windows and Mac.  This Workshop is designed to introduce Windows and Mac users to Lync and all its' functionality. You will learn how to use Lync for meetings, instant messaging (IM), presenting, file sharing, desktop sharing and more

Email Merge for Admins & Supervisors

eMAIL MERGE for ADMINS and SUPERVISORS - designed specifically for people with Admin and supervisory responsibilities, learn how to use Microsoft Office to create general and personalized emailings to lists of people.

Care & Feeding of your Computer

Just like your pets, your computer needs to be properly cared for.  Come and find out what you should and shouldn't be doing to keep you computer in tip-top condition.  You treat your computer well, it will return the favor!

Beyond the Basic PDF w/Acrobat

Acrobat is a tool for doing much more than creating a basic PDF. During this 90-minute, lecture-style session you will see how to:

Convert a basic PDF into a tool that includes search-ability, built-in navigation, internal links, and external document types for a more complete experience; Turn paper into a searchable PDF and convert that into a source file such as a Word document or PPT file; Edit a PDF without the need to convert back to an original authoring type; Secure a PDF file against unwanted changes; Create a comment an markup workflow that will save time and money; Build an Action to record the steps you take frequently and apply them to multiple documents

Manipulating Photos with Photoshop

Photoshop is a rich, powerful application for working with images. However, there are some basic, simple tasks that will get you started. This 90-minute,lecture style presentation will show you how to:

Import your photos from your camera, cell-phone, or any photography device; Manage them with Photoshop's companion application, Bridge; Address issues like camera shake; Isolate objects for compositing work; Remove unwanted objects in a photo; Build a layered file and add effects for a more dramatic result

Last Updated: 10/1/13