By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor
There are still some Short Courses available for the spring semester. Please consult the Short Courses page to see the schedule. We have added two ColdFusion classes in April. Please note also the other training opportunities listed below.
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, email@example.com).
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. Additionally, the Center for Continuing Education and Conference Management has a new program for interdepartmental training in business computer literacy. These classes are offered for a fee but discounts are given to those associated with UNT, and Inter-departmental Orders are accepted.
If would like to have a Basic GroupWise seminar for your area, please contact Jason Gutierrez, Campus Wide Networks, firstname.lastname@example.org . Seminar Topics: Basic GroupWise, HTML Messages, FAQ. Next classes:
ProDirections Instructor-led Training
UNT has formed a partnership with ProDirections to offer instructor-led computer training on Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Classes are $135.00 per person, book included.
To register, send E-mail to Bhavna Vaswani at email@example.com or call Human Resources at x4246. Payments can be made by either a check request or with a Purchasing Card and should go directly to ProDirections. Cancellations must be done 2 days prior to the workshop date to receive a refund.
For a description of each class please go to http://www.prodirections.com/ and click on "Corporate Workshops"
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 Website.
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 for campus network managers is available, from time to time, through the Campus-Wide Networks division of the Computing Center. Check the CWN site to see if and when they are offering any training.
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/Minicourse/Courses/UNT_Minicourse_Page.htm .
Alternate Forms of Training
Many of the General Access Labs around campus have tutorials installed on their computers. For example, the College of Education recently acquired some Macromedia Tutorials for Dreamweaver 4.0, Flash 5.0 and Fireworks 4.0.
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. Of particular interest are courses available via SmartForce (formerly CBT Systems). See http://www.unt.edu/smartforce/ for more information.
There are also handouts for computer training on the following topics:
Adobe Acrobat Reader Format only for the following:
Use the Internet to search for answers to Microsoft Office problems. See http://www.zdnet.com/zdhelp/filters/office/ December 1999's "List of the Month" offers links to free Microsoft Word and Excel information also.