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Short Courses

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Editor

Spring Short Courses started February 4. There is still time up to sign up for classes in SAS Programming, Mapping Data Using SAS and Excel, SPSS Programming, Electronic Mail Using Simeon, Creating a Homepage with Netscape and Creating a Homepage with FrontPage. Follow this link for course descriptions and registration.

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, lynch@unt.edu).

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. The Center for Distributed Learning is offering 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 UNT Libraries' Multimedia Development Lab is also offering free training to all University of North Texas faculty and staff in the basics of FrontPage 98 and information architecture. Training will be held on Fridays from 1-4 p.m. through May 7 in the Willis Library Learning Center. For more information visit the Multimedia Development Lab's home page at http://www.library.unt.edu/mmdl .

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