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Recorded demonstrations

The following is a descriptive list of the online workshops offered by the CWU Professional Development team. These short, focused sessions cover specific topics and are done via online sessions with Blackboard Collaborate. If available, a link to the recording of the previous class is in the last column of the table. Instructions for logging onto the live sessions will be provided upon registration.

A note on the recordings: Clicking on the links for the videos will open a recorded session with Blackboard Collaborate which requires Java. This should download automatically or prompt you for the okay to download. Follow all default prompts to do so. The recording may take a minute or two to load. For Mac users, the meeting file will be put in the Downloads folder or you can click the icon in the upper right of the browser window to locate the same file.

Title/LinkDescriptionLevelDate
Customizing GroupWiseMake GroupWise your own by changing the Subject line of incoming messages, adding notes and categories. Also, you can change how your email is displayed and sorted in the Mailbox pane with group labels and message preview. Separate sessions will be provided for Mac and PC users.Intermediate

Customize GroupWise on a PC 06/14/13

Customize GroupWise on a Mac 06/14/13

Excel Tips & TricksExcel has many features that can sometimes be overwhelming. You may be wondering if there's a better way to do the things you do in Excel such as customization options, worksheet design and formula tricks. Separate sessions will be provided for Mac and PC users using the latest version of Excel for each.Intermediate

Excel 2011 (Mac) 11/09/2012

Excel 2010 (PC) 11/16/2012

GroupWise Address BooksThis demonstration will cover creating/sharing address books, adding/editing contacts and adding/editing groups. Both the PC and Mac client versions (not the web version) will be covered at the same time.IntermediateComing soon.
GroupWise RulesRules in GroupWise can help you automate many tasks such as replying to your incoming messages while you are away, direct incoming messages to certain folders and also color code those messages for easier sorting. Separate sessions will be provided for Mac, PC, and Web users.IntermediateGroupWise Rules on the PC
10/05/12
GroupWise Tips & TricksWorking with folders: sharing, editing, and what that Sent Items folder is for. Contact management: streamline your frequent contacts, quick create and share groups. Personalize GroupWise: color-coding (categorizing) isn't just to make things pretty, you can filter by category for faster searching. And more. Both PC and Mac clients will be covered.Intermediate

GroupWise Tips &Tricks on the PC 07/12/13

GW Tips & Tricks Mac on 07/19/13

GWM 201: Archiving GroupWise on a MacWant your email saved? CWU has an email retention policy of 1 year, meaning if you want to keep mail longer than a year and don't get it off of the GroupWise server, it's gone. This includes calendar items too.
To keep your email and calendar items you need to archive them which moves them off the GroupWise server to a location you choose (i.e. your local drive) where you can keep them as long as you want.

This demonstration covers creating a local file folder, pointing GroupWise to that folder, how to archive items manually, and how to setup automatic archiving.

Intermediate12/20/13
GWP 201: Archiving GroupWise on a PCWant your email saved? CWU has an email retention policy of 1 year, meaning if you want to keep mail longer than a year and don't get it off of the GroupWise server, it's gone. This includes calendar items too.
To keep your email and calendar items you need to archive them which moves them off the GroupWise server to a location you choose (i.e. your local drive) where you can keep them as long as you want.

This demonstration covers creating a local file folder, pointing GroupWise to that folder, how to archive items manually, and how to setup automatic archiving.

Intermediate 12/20/13
GWS 101: Spare me the SPAM!Precise Mail is a web-based program which allows faculty and staff to interact with mail at the gateway that is blocked and did not go to their GroupWise e-mail accounts. This demonstration covers how to view quarantined and discarded e-mail, add/remove contacts from allow and block lists, create rules for additional spam filtering, and adjust your specific preferences.Beginner03/11/14
Mac 102: Navigating NovellConnecting to the CWU network is a different process for Mac and PC users. The advantage though is a common location to share files. This demonstration covers how to access network locations from on and off campus, what you can save, etc.Beginner02/08/13
Mac 103: CWU Computing on a MacDesigned for new hires, covers the basics of the CWU network: what is your CWU login; what and where are the network drives; where you can store stuff; what programs are available on CWU tagged computers, etc.  Also, a brief overview of GroupWise, as well as the computing resources on campus.Beginner02/06/14
Mac 201: Maintaining your MacKeep your Mac running smooth by performing basic maintenance such as organizing files, emptying the trash (and the downloads folder), updating all the software and running the maintenance scripts.IntermediateComing soon
Mysteries of Mail MergeWith Microsoft Word, you can merge a list of names with a form letter to create personalized letters. You can also create mailing labels and envelopes. This Byte Break demonstration shows some tips for successful merges, as well as using data or lists from sources other than Word. Separate sessions will be provided for Mac and PC users using the latest version of Word for each.Intermediate03/15/13
PC MaintenanceThis demonstration covers how to run maintenance on PCs running Windows 7 such as defragging the hard drive, running a scan disk, cleaning up temporary files and options for spyware removal.BeginnerComing soon.
Proxy Access in GroupWiseWith proxy access, you can view another person's GroupWise account (or have them view yours). This is especially helpful in situations such as an assistant managing a supervisor's calendar. This session covers how to give and retrieve proxy access using GroupWise web or the client (Mac and PC).Intermediate02/22/13
Using Wildcat Password Self ServiceFor security reasons, faculty and staff passwords expire every 90 days (students 180 days). Forgetting your password or not changing it in time are common occurrencesand result in a call to the HelpDesk. With the WPSS, you can change your own password, even if you don't remember it, without that call.BeginnerComing soon.
Win 102: Navigate Novell on a PCConnecting to the CWU network is a different process for Mac and PC users. The advantage though is a common location to share files. This demonstration covers how to access network locations from on and off campus, what you can save, etc.Beginner12/06/13
Win 103: CWU Computing on a PCDesigned for new hires, covers the basics of the CWU network: what is your CWU login; what and where are the network drives; where you can store stuff; what programs are available on CWU tagged computers, etc.  Also, a brief overview of GroupWise, as well as the computing resources on campus.Beginner03/07/14
Win 202: Tips & TricksWondering if there's a more efficient way to work with Windows? This webinar will demonstrate ways to work with windows, the Start menu, the Taskbar and also provide some basic maintenance tips to keep your PC running smoothly.Intermediate 12/12/13
Win 301: What's up with Windows 8?Microsoft has come up with a whole new way to work with Windows. Going for a similar look between desktops, smartphones and tablets, they've designed a Start page to replace the Start menu with customizable tiles to access apps, a sidebar with "Charms" to access your most common activities, and full functionality with touch screens.Intermediate12/10/13
Word Drawing ToolsMicrosoft Word has many drawing features including shapes, smart art, charts, clip art and pictures. The drawing toolbar on a Mac can help you add basic shapes, lines, arrows and other graphics to your documents. Using Word 2010 on a PC there is an Illustrations group on the Insert tab that allows you to add these graphics. Learn the features available in either program, including grouping, ungrouping, enhancing clip art, sizing, etc. This class will be taught in the latest versions of Word (2010 on the PC and 2011 for the Mac)Intermediate06/15/12
Word StylesWord has built in styles such as Normal and Headings to format both characters and paragraphs.  You can create your own styles, add them to templates, and even use them to create a table of contents. Separate sessions will be provided for Mac and PC users using the latest version of Word for each.IntermediateComing soon.
Word Tips & TricksThis demonstration will go over such features as the Format Painter, turning on non-printing symbols, using tables and other page layout options. Separate sessions will be provided for Mac and PC users using the latest version of Word for each.Intermediate02/01/13

 

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