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Short Courses

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Editor

Summer Short Courses are over. Fall courses should be scheduled and announced by September 1. Check the Short Courses page to see if the new schedule has been posted yet.

Especially for New Students

This fall, Academic Computing Services will be offering a course for people -- especially students -- who are new to UNT. The course, titled "Introduction to Computing Services at UNT," will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Following are the dates and times for this course:

Three two-hour sessions, held in the SLIS Computer Classroom (ISB 203):

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2-4 p.m.

  • Wednesday, August 25, 2-4 p.m.

  • Thursday, August 26, 2-4 p.m.

Three two-hour sessions, held in the Eagle Student Services Lab (ESS 152):

  • Monday, August 30, 2-4 p.m.

  • Tuesday, August 31, 2-4 p.m.

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2-4 p.m.

Customized Short Courses

Faculty members can request customized short courses from ACS, geared to their class needs. Other groups can request special courses also. Contact ACS for more information (ISB 119, 565-4068,

Especially for Faculty and Staff Members

In addition to the ACS Short Courses, which are available to students, faculty and staff, staff and faculty members can take courses offered through the Human Resources Department, the Center for Distributed Learning, and the UNT Libraries' Multimedia Development Lab.

Center for Distributed Learning

The Center for Distributed Learning offers courses especially for Faculty Members. Topics include Windows 95, PowerPoint, Video Conferencing, and a series of classes concerning putting course materials on the World Wide Web using WebCT®.

The center offers a "Brown Bag" series which meets for lunch the first Thursday of each month at Noon in ISB 204. The purpose of this group is to bring faculty members together to share their experiences with distributed learning. One demonstration will be made at each meeting by a faculty member with experience in distributed learning. Each meeting is followed, for those interested in using WebCT®, by a one hour orientation for beginners in ISB 203. More information on these activities can be found at the Center for Distributed Learning Web site.

UNT Libraries'

The UNT Libraries' Multimedia Development Lab has also offered free training to all University of North Texas faculty and staff in the basics of FrontPage 98 and information architecture in the past. For more information visit the Multimedia Development Lab's home page at .

Technical Training

Technical Training for campus network managers is available through the Campus-Wide Networks division of the Computing Center. Some of the seminars, such as one on disaster recovery/business continuity planning techniques, may be of interest to others on campus as well.

Alternate Forms of Training

The Training Web site has all sorts of information about alternate forms of training. Training tapes, Computer Based Training (CBT) and Web-based training are some of the alternatives offered.There are also handouts for computer training (Microsoft Office 97 and Windows 95) on the following topics:

  • GroupWise 5.2 -- Handout for Win95/NT
  • FAQ for GroupWise 5.2
  • Info on GroupWise for Win3.1
  • Computers - Back to the Basics
  • Introduction to Windows 95
  • Introduction to Word 97
  • Advanced Word 97 - MailMerge It Together
  • Introduction to Excel 97
  • Introduction to PowerPoint 97
  • Introduction to Remedy (THE Call-Tracking Program)
  • Using Netscape Communicator and the UNT Home Page