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Short Courses

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

The Academic Computing Services (ACS) fall short courses are just about over for the semester. We will be offering similar courses next semester. There is still room in the LaTeX class offered on November 21. Please consult the Short Courses page to check out the classes offered this semester.

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.

Center for Distributed Learning

The Center for Distributed Learning offers courses especially for Faculty Members. A list of topics and further information can be found at http://www.unt.edu/cdl/training_events/index.htm The center also 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. 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 and information architecture in the past. For more information see http://www.library.unt.edu/media/services.htm#Distributed.

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.

UNT Mini-Courses

These are a variety of courses offered, for a fee, to UNT faculty, staff and students as well as the general public. For additional information surf over to http://www.unt.edu/ccecm/cont_ed/index.html .

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

December 1999's "List of the Month" offers links to free Microsoft Word and Excel information also.