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Taught courses

The IT Baseline

4 x 2 hours

The IT Baseline provides students and staff with the essential IT skills necessary to progress in their studies or workplace. This introductory level course consists of two-hour taught sessions delivered over four consecutive weeks.

No prerequisite IT skills or knowledge is required for this course but if you have any questions please contact us  for further details before you apply.

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Word processing

Taught courses

Introduction to Word

Two half days

An introduction to the functions and key features of MS Word 2016, using a variety of practical exercises and taught examples. Previous knowledge of Windows environment is advised.

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Using Word to Prepare a Short Dissertation

2x2 Hours

Intended mainly for undergraduate students submitting short dissertations as part of their degree course work. Using styles and formatting features in MS Word, delegates will learn how to produce a dissertation that adheres to the university guidelines.
Please Note:
Postgraduate students seeking training on a doctoral thesis document layout should apply on the Using Word to prepare your thesis course listed below.

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Using Word to Prepare your Thesis or Dissertation

Two half days

This course is designed for all of those that need to prepare lengthy, complex documents such as a thesis or dissertation. The course covers in depth the tools within Word 2016 that automate the creation of high quality documents. Delegates will learn how to set up and use templates based on university guidelines, create automatic tables (such as tables of contents/figures/tables) and create and apply styles.

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Word: Mail Merge

Half a day

Learn how to merge and print letters, reports and labels using the Mail Merge feature in MS Word 2016. A working knowledge of Word required.

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Word: Tables

Half a day

Create and use tables in Word 2016. Learn how to edit cells, rows, columns and apply various formatting features. A sound working knowledge of Word required.

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Word: Templates and Styles

Two half days

Create, edit and use a varierty of templates and styles available in MS Word 2016. A sound working knowledge of Word required.

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Word: Leaflets, Posters and Forms

2x2 Hours

This course is intended to show how MS Word can be used in the process of creating documents for special purposes, such as leaflets, posters or forms (both printed and interactive). A working knowledge of Word is required.

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Workshops

Thesis and Dissertation Workshop

Afternoon drop in.

This is a half day drop in workshop to help those who may be having difficulty with complex documents such as dissertations or thesis. During the workshop our instructor will be available to look at documents that you may be having problems with and advise on how to resolve them. Please bring your word document and any other resources that you will be including in your document on a USB flash drive.

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Dissertation Layout Word 2010 (Moodle)

Online

This course will demonstrate how MS Word 2010 can be used to help in the process of laying out and producing a short dissertation. (Most of this also applicable to Word 2007).

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Introduction to Word 2010 (Moodle)

Online

This course provides a brief introduction to (or an opportunity to revise) word processing skills using Word 2010. (Most of this also applicable to Word 2007). There is an enrolment key: Wordkey

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Creating Forms in Word 2010 (Moodle)

Online

This course provides an introduction to creating forms (e.g. for questionnaires) using Word 2010. The course covers simple printed forms as well as interactive forms.

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Spreadsheets, databases & statistics

Taught courses

Introduction to Excel

2 half days

Learn how to use spreadsheets and manipulate spreadsheet data, build and revise formulae, sort and print data and much more using Microsoft Excel 2016. A thorough familiarity of Windows environment required.

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Excel: Datalists, PivotTables and more

2 half days

Find out how to use data lists and Pivot tables to extract, manipulate and analyse information in Excel 2016. Familiarity with Windows and a working knowledge of Excel, as found in the Introduction to Excel course, is required.

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Excel: Introduction to Graphs & Charts

1 Half day

This session provides an introduction to creating and editing a range of Graph and Chart types using Excel 2016. Basic knowledge of Excel is advised.

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Excel: Filters, Functions and more

2 x 2 hours

Add to your knowledge of Excel in this 2x2 hour course. Use filter and search techniques, define cell formats, Goal seek and Scenarios, use a spreadsheet as a simple database. A working knowledge of Excel, as found in the Introduction to Excel course, is required.

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Introduction to Access

Full day

In this one day session delegates will find out about tables and table relationships in Access 2016, use forms and reports, Access Wizards and Query-By-Example to retrieve data. Familiarity with computing and the Windows environment required.

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Introduction to Excel 2010 (Moodle)

Online

This guide to Excel 2010 will take you through the basics of entering and editing data, performing calculations on data, using functions and creating charts. It will also demonstrate the importance of cell reference when performing calculations and using functions.

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Excel: Filters, Functions and more (Moodle)

Online

Material most suited to Arts Faculty and Social Science students but can also be of benefit to students from other faculties: Functions, Charts, GoalSeek and Scenarios, Pivot tables, Data Handling.

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Presentations publications & graphics

Taught courses

Introduction to PowerPoint

2 x 2hours

This course provides an introduction to PowerPoint 2016, delivered over 2 sessions of 2 hours. Some knowledge of computing and Windows environment required.

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PowerPoint: Effective Presentations 

Half a day

Following on from Introduction to PowerPoint, this session will show you how to create an effective presentation using many of the new features available in PowerPoint 2016. Presentation tips and information on producing speakers notes and audience handouts will also be covered on this course. Some knowledge of computing and Windows environment required.

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PowerPoint: Multimedia and Special effects

Half a day

In this half day session delegates will learn how to use sound and video clips in PowerPoint 2016 presentations, as well as publishing slides for viewing on the web. Familiarity with PowerPoint, as in the Introduction to PowerPoint course is required.

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PowerPoint: Advanced Features

Half a day

Apply some of the advanced features available in PowerPoint 2016 to your presentation, including Themes, Slide Masters, Hyperlinks, Action Buttons and more. Information on file size, compression and general good practice are also covered. Previous experience, such as obtained in the Introduction to PowerPoint course is required.

This course contains material relevant to ECDL Advanced Module 6

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Introduction to Image Editing with Photoshop

Half a day

In this half day session delegates will examine the Photoshop CS6 interface and use various editing tools to enhance their image files. Familiarity with the Windows environment is required.

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Presentations with Prezi

2.5 hours

Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software tool that has some similarities to Microsoft PowerPoint. In this two and a half hour course, you will learn how to create a Prezi educational user account, examine the main features of the Prezi interface and create a Prezi presentation.

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Office 365

OneDrive

Introduction

2 hours

All students and staff at The University of Glasgow receive access to the OneDrive for Business online storage. This course aims to provide an introduction to the OneDrive for Business service and how to use it’s most useful features.

The course will be delivered in an instructor led environment using your University Office 365 account.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the main benefits to using OneDrive for Business storage
  • Identify what data should and should not be stored on your OneDrive for Business drive
  • Enable auditing tools for your OneDrive for Business account
  • Create new documents on your OneDrive for Business drive
  • Upload files and folders to your OneDrive for Business drive
  • Share folders with collaborators and colleagues
  • Collaborate in real time when creating documents on OneDrive for Buisiness
  • Manage your files and folders using OneDrive for Business
  • Retrieve previously saved versions and deleted files

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OneNote

This Moodle is composed short introductory guides which give a quick start to using OneNote and an insight into the full range of features within the application.

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Web publishing

Taught courses

Web Search Skills

2 x 2 hours

In this course delegates are shown the techniques required to search the web effectively. Find information resources, search online databases, use specific search criteria, Subject Gateways and evaluate web pages. An understanding of the Windows environment is required.

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Web Publishing using t4

t4 is the University's web Content Management System [CMS], and is fully supported by the Web team and IT Services. It is a web publishing tool that offers the easiest way to create and manage web pages.

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Learn HTML with Expression Web 4

2 x 2 hours

Using HTML code you will be shown how you can create several web pages and link them together as the basis for a web site. You will also be shown how to create lists and tables, add images and links and format them using Styles. Advice on good layout is included. Expression Web 4 will be used as the web page editor on this course. Familiarity with Windows required.

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Introduction to e-Publishing

2 x 2 hours

This course will show you how to use HTML to publish an e-book. You will learn how to author professional pages and how to produce images suitable for e-publishing. It aims to make you familiar with Kindle Direct Publishing as well as marketing options for your e-book and alternative approaches to e-publishing.

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Web Search Skills (Moodle)

Online

Find online information resources, search online databases, use specific search criteria, Subject Gateways and evaluate web pages.

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Library & bibliography

Taught courses

Introduction to EndNote

Half a day

Using EndNote X7, learn how to create a Library, insert references, manage references and produce a bibliography.

Basic computing skills and a knowledge of Word required

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Introduction to NVivo

2 Half days

Learn how to use this qualitative data analysis (QDA) computer software package. The software allows users to classify, sort and arrange thousands of pieces of information; examine complex relationships in the data; and combine subtle analysis with linking, shaping, searching and modeling.

Familiarity with computing and the Windows environment.

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Operating Systems & Programming

Taught courses

Primer in Software Development Methodology

Full day - 09:30-16:15

The aims of this course are to:

  • introduce some of the techniques used in modern software engineering and how they can provide benefits on projects of any size
  • empower programmers to make more informed decisions about their software and to use web resources to help develop their skills and solve their programming problems more effectively
  • cover the software development life cycle in scientific programming and introduce modern programming languages and their supporting tools
  • cover version control using CVS/SVN, unit testing and database

This course is NOT a basic programming course, but a skills course for existing programmers. Examples will be presented in Python - don't worry if you haven't programmed in Python before, but it is preferable that you have experience in a similar (imperative) language such as Perl, Java, C/C++, Fortran or Visual Basic.
If all your programming experience is in a package such as Matlab, Mathematica or R you may still benefit from the course, but it will be more hard work!


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Introduction to MATLAB

6x2hours

On successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand best practice concepts for computer programming
  • Develop a basic understanding of MATLAB fundamentals.
  • Transition from mathematical models to computer code.
  • Gain an appreciation of computer-based mathematics and analysis.
  • Gain an improved understanding of programming mathematical models.
  • Gain hands-on experience in problem solving using MATLAB .

No previous knowledge of MATLAB is required. A working familiarity with basic linear algebra is expected. Knowledge of general programming would be an advantage.


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Introduction to Gnu/Linux using Debian distribution

Full Day

On successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Run a GNU/Linux operating system using the Debian "Live" CD.
  • Understand and explore the GNU/Linux file system including directories, paths and file permissions.
  • Use the bash shell (command line) for basic file management tasks.
  • Use Gimp for basic graphics work.
  • Use Open Office programs to create and read documents and spreadsheets (including for MS Office).
  • Follow up an appendix of links and references relating to the Open source movement.
  • Familiarity with basic computing required

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Introduction to PERL programming

3x3 hours

The course is designed to be an introduction to simple programming in Perl for non-programmers.

  • It is not a complete Perl programming course.
  • It is intended as a course which will enable you to write simple programmes to manipulate and analyse data.

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Visual Basic Programming in Excel

3 hours

This introduction to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming in Excel aims to provide a brief introduction that will let you automate repetitive tasks in Excel, saving you time and improving accuracy.

  • This half day course is suited to anyone who needs to deal with data in Excel and is based on addressing real problems frequently faced by students.

A basic level of Excel knowledge (i.e. Introduction to Excel or Standard IT course) is essential.


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