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Short Courses

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

The fall Short Courses are just about over. Surf over to the Short Courses page to see the classes that remain and information about registration. We plan to offer similar classes next 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,

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 Training

Electronic Procurement (ePro) Training Classes

The following dates have been set for training. Note there are two classes given on each date - an Approver's class and an ePro Coordinator's class. Please e-mail Tina Koenig,, indicating the date you plan to attend and for which class.  We'll attempt to hold classes every Tuesday, unless otherwise advised.

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM,
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM,
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Note: If you have not submitted an ePro DeptID Holder Information Form or an ePro Coordinators Information Form, please print out the forms attached and bring the applicable form with you to the training class or fill the form out on-line and attach it to your email requesting registration. This is necessary in order to establish security for your use of the system.

Timekeeper Training

All Timekeeper Training sessions are held in ESSC 152 from 9:00am-Noon. You can register online ( or by calling (940) 565-4246.

Timekeeper Session Dates

  •  Wednesday, Dec 1

Purchasing and Payment Services 3 - Part Training

Presented by the PPS Team, these sessions will lead participants through the Policies and Laws effecting Procurement including Contracts, Bid Requirements, Independent Contractors and the utilization of HUB vendors. Sessions also include information concerning Travel, Check Requests, Tracking Inventory and use of the Purchasing Card.

Our new and improved training is beneficial to all UNT employees who do purchasing, inventory, process travel, or utilize a purchasing card. All classes will be held in Marquis Hall, Room 118:

  • Thursday, Nov 18, 2004 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Contact for registration.

Student Records Level I Training

The Registrar's Office has announced EIS Student Records Level I Training for the fall. 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 Sara Akers 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:

Dates for Level I training in ESSC 152 lab:

  • Dec 8, 8:30-11 a.m.

 Faculty Grading in EIS

Training sessions concerning how to assign grades via the EIS Grade Roster are now available. To Register contact Sara Akers at She must have the following information: NAME, EUID, Email Address, Registration Date and Time.

Grade Roster Training Description: The Grade Roster Training Session will offer an overview of the entire grade reporting process in EIS. Items discussed will include logging into for the purpose of assigning grades on the faculty grade roster, how to assign all grades in EIS and recording notes for "I's" (incomplete). The session will also explain how to complete the grading process for all courses through approval of the final roster and the grade posting process.

Detailed training documentation is available at  for instructors who would prefer to review procedures via this method. If you have any questions contact Ben Dearman, Assistant Registrar. The schedule is as follows:

November 17

9:00 am 11:00am

ESSC 152 Computer Lab


12:30 pm 2:30pm

ESSC 152 Computer Lab


3:00 pm. 5:00pm

ESSC 152 Computer Lab


November 18

12:30pm 2:30pm

ESSC 152 Computer Lab


3:00pm 5:00pm

ESSC 152 Computer Lab


November 19

9:00 am 11:00am

ESSC 152 Computer Lab


12:30 pm 2:30pm

ESSC 152 Computer Lab


3:00 pm. 5:00pm

ESSC 152 Computer Lab


November 22

9:00 am 11:00 am

ESSC 152 Computer Lab


12:30 pm 2:30pm

ESSC 152 Computer Lab


3:00 pm. 5:00pm

ESSC 152 Computer Lab

GroupWise Training

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

If you missed the class, the handout for the GroupWise 6.5 JunkMail Class is online at

Basic GroupWise 6.5 Class 3

This class shows you how to use the GroupWise client to check other email accounts you might have (i.e. aol, charter, eaglemail, etc.) using POP3 and IMAP protocols. GroupWise can now be your one stop place for all your email accounts. Also covered is saving your email messages as MS Word documents, and setting the default fonts in GroupWise.

In Chapter 12 we cover setting up multi-user calendars, where you have visual side-by-side access to yours and others GroupWise calendars. In addition we will cover busy searches, and auto-dating appointments.

Questions on any GroupWise topic will also be entertained. If there is something that you missed or would like to go over from the fist two classes, please come.
You may signup online at OR you may call Melanie Betterson in Human Resources at x4246.This class is offered on:

November 16th or 18th, 2004
10:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. (There is a 10 minute break at 10:50.)

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

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,  Check Out the CBT Website for all Your Online Training Needs  in the July issue of Benchmarks Online.

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