Whether it's for e-mail, organizing meetings or updating spreadsheets, Northwestern employees are almost always near a computer. Keep up-to-date with the latest software and tips for mastering your machine by attending the following workshops.
Meet Cynthia Manika, one of our computer workshop facilitators . In addition to the hands-on workshops, Cynthia is available for individual and custom group coaching. To learn more, please contact Learning & Organization Development at 847-467-5081 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Jessica Jacobs, our computer workshop facilitator specializing in computer applications for visual communication design . To learn more, please contact Learning & Organization Development at 847-467-5081 or email@example.com.
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Please note that not all courses are offered year-round. To find the next session for your desired course, click on the "Find Upcoming Sessions" link at the end of the description. You can also view a schedule of upcoming classes in our current catalog or our online calendar in PlanIt Purple.
This workshop is designed for those who need to use an existing database to enter and find data. Please note that this course does not cover how to create a database.
This full-day workshop is ideal for self-taught users of Microsoft Excel who would like to fill in the gaps in their know-how as well as learn time-saving tips and tricks. Techniques to produce reliable Excel workbooks are covered, including how to display, format, edit existing worksheets and develop new ones plus how to make the most of Excel by creating formulas to analyze data quickly.
This workshop provides the techniques to turn ideas into professional presentations. Learn the foundations and technical aspects of Microsoft PowerPoint to create effective electronic slideshows. You will create two different presentations in class.
You will also learn about design fundamentals including composition, typography and color theory in order to create dynamic presentations. Branding and data visualization will be addressed.
This course will explore advanced features and functions of Photoshop and picks up where the HRD366 course ended. PowerPoint can be used for much more than functioning as visual documents for stand-up presentations. You will learn how best to convey your messages depending on the audience and location, focusing on streamlining messages for impact without losing important information. You will also learn how to take a presentation and create audience handouts and instructor manual.
This course also builds on the design fundamentals covered in HRD466.
You will learn strategies for choosing and modifying typography, working with images, and creating visual hierarchies.
Prerequisite: HRD368:Creating Effective Presentations in PowerPoint or equivalent experience/skills. If you have not completed HRD368:Creating Effective Presentations in PowerPoint please contact the Learning & Organization Development team to verify equivalent experience/skills.
This class is designed for those new to SharePoint. In this workshop, participants will explore basic navigation and learn how to add new information to SharePoint in a training environment (not live, departmental sites).