MicroSession Topics

Topics Covered

The below list identifies the main learning outcomes for each MicroSession.

Introduction to Office365 & OneDrive

  • Identify key aspects of the O365 and OneDrive interfaces
  • Understand the difference between client vs online applications
  • Upload Files/Files, Share and Revoke Access
  • Sync files between OneDrive online and OneDrive desktop

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Office365 Forms

  • How to create a form
  • Set question options and change form settings
  • Invite others to respond 
  • See real-time results, use built-in analytics to evaluate responses
  • Export results to Excel for additional analysis

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Introduction to Microsoft Teams

  • Overview of Teams desktop client application
  • Create Teams/Channels, add and remove members
  • Schedule a meeting in calendar and invite attendees
  • Key features of meetings vs live events
  • Helpful tips and tricks

Please note this is an introductory session aimed at new or inexperienced Teams users - it is not intended for experienced users, hands-on training, or troubleshooting queries.

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Excel Basics

  • Editing Cells
  • Using Autofill
  • Calculations using basic Formula & Functions
  • Creating and Modifying Charts

 

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Excel Page Layout & Formatting

  • Page Setup: Margins, Orientation, Scaling, Headers & Footers, Print Titles
  • Freezing Panes
  • Formatting Rows & Columns

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Excel Data & Text Features

  • Data Validation
  • Text to Columns
  • Remove Duplicates
  • Text Functions e.g. concatenate, upper, lower, proper, len

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Excel Extra Functions and Features

  • Cell Referencing (relative & absolute)
  • Working with more than one worksheet
  • Paste Special
  • Protecting Cells in a Worksheet

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Excel Pivot Tables

A Pivot Table is an interactive table that contains summarised data. Once a pivot table has been created, you can manipulate it to analyse your data in different ways. This session will cover

  • Creating Pivot Tables – learning the basics
  • Changing layout and field settings
  • Creating Pivot Charts
  • Using the Slicer feature

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Excel Sort & Filter

  • Sorting
  • Filtering
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Sparklines

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Word Essential Formatting

  • What are Word Styles and why would you use them
  • Generating a hierarchy of headings in your document
  • Watermarks
  • Inserting and removing hyperlinks
  • Inserting graphics and changing how text wraps around them
  • Basic Page Numbers

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Word Advanced - Create Long Documents

  • Understand what a break is, and identify the different breaks - page breaks vs section breaks 
  • Know how to add, view, and delete breaks
  • Identify various formatting options for individual sections, e.g. vertical alignment, orientation, margins
  • Understand how to apply different page numbering formats using section breaks
  • Generate a table of contents
  • Add referencing

Please note this is an advanced session. Attendees will be expected to have an understanding of the basic Word functions covered in Word Essential Formatting.

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Introduction to PowerPoint

  • Create/Edit slides, Reuse Past Slides, Insert Pictures, text, video, audio
  • Manipulating Smart Art/Charts, Screenshots
  • Grouping and Arranging Objects
  • Design Tab and Design Ideas

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Pixlr Image Editing

  • Image sourcing and copyright
  • Accessing Pixlr Image Editor
  • Creating a canvas with required dimensions for the web
  • Placing, cropping and resizing an image
  • Saving the image for use on the web

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Pixlr Advanced Features

  • Making adjustments to photos including:
    • Healing/Removing elements
    • Cloning elements
    • Working with multiple layers
    • Brightness/Saturation/Contrast
    • Gradients for adding text

This is an advanced training session. Attendees are expected to have an understanding of basic image editing with Pixlr as covered in Pixlr Image Editing

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Teams for Teaching

  • Creating a Team
  • How to add a list of student names to a team 
  • Chat within a Team
  • Meetings – inviting students and Meeting options
  • Meeting options – recording meeting, record attendees, End for all participants. Also, background, share screen, raise hand.
  • Breakout rooms
  • Meeting Chat & Meeting Notes
  • How students can use teams 

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Teams for Collaboration

  • Creating a Team
  • Adding/removing members
  • Creating Channels
  • Add a Tab in a Channel
  • Share and Collaborate on Files
  • Online v Client 

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Teams Breakout Rooms

With breakout rooms, you can have people break out into smaller groups to work on projects or brainstorm

 

  • Overview of breakout rooms
  • How to create break out rooms
  • Re-joining the larger group again

Some existing knowledge of Teams is required before attending this session. Click here to view recordings of other Teams microsessions.

Note:  If there is a delay with the release of this feature we may need to reschedule this MicroSession.

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