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Short Courses

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

The Summer Short Courses are up and running. Surf over to the Short Courses page to see the course schedule and information about registration. There is still room in "Introduction to SAS," "Introduction to S-Plus Programming," "Introduction to LaTeX," "New Technologies for Survey Research," "Introduction to E-Views," "Beginning Fireworks MX," and "Integrating Fireworks MX and DreamWeaver MX."

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. Additionally, the Center for Continuing Education and Conference Management offers a variety of courses to both UNT and the general community, usually for a small fee.

EIS Student Records Level I Training

The Registrar's Office has announced that they will continue to offer EIS Student Records Level I Training throughout the summer months. Please review the training schedule below for available times and dates.

STUDENT RECORDS LEVEL I TRAINING: Level I Student Records Training is a hands-on training session that concentrates on basic view access in EIS. In addition to discussions on basic EIS academic structure the users will view student personal information, FERPA status, residency status, registration eligibility, study lists (schedules), grades, enrollment requests, programs/plans, service indicators (blocks) and print unofficial transcripts. Users will also learn how to search for classes and rooms, view class rosters and look up instructor schedules and view the student portal.

TO REGISTER: Email Carla Clark at  with your preferred training time. Please include your EUID, full email address and position at UNT. If you do not know your EUID please go to:





June 24, 2004 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. ESSC 152 Computer Lab
July 13, 2004 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. ESSC 152 Computer Lab
July 15, 2004 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. ESSC 152 Computer Lab
July 21, 2004 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. ESSC 152 Computer Lab
July 28, 2004 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. ESSC 152 Computer Lab

GroupWise Training

Information about GroupWise training can be found at the GroupWise course site.

If would like to have a Basic GroupWise seminar for your area, please contact Jason Gutierrez, Network Computing Services,

GroupWise SPAM class: A class on using GroupWise to Combat Unsolicited Email (a.k.a SPAM) was offered on March 25th, 2004. If you were unable to participate in this class, it will be offered again. Until then, the class materials are available online in PDF format (Acrobat) at

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

The center also offers a "Brown Bag" series which meets for lunch the first Thursday of each month at Noon in Chilton 245. 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.

Technical Training

Technical Training for campus network managers is available, from time to time, through the Network Computing Services (NCS) division of the Computing and Information Technology Center. Check the NCS site to see if and when they are offering any training.

UNT Mini-Courses

There 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

Alternate Forms of Training

Many of the General Access Labs around campus have tutorials installed on their computers. For example, the College of Education has 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. Computer Based Training (CBT) is one of the alternatives offered.

For further information on CBT at UNT, see Computer-Based Training Update: New Login Screens and the Addition of KnowledgeNet  in this issue of Benchmarks Online.