Training Opportunities

To sign up for a class, email or call (414) 288-7305. For more information on classes, visit the Grow with Marquette website.

Snapchat is an online image messaging tool for sharing pictures and short videos that has grown so dramatically and has become the key platform for engaging Millennials and Gen Z. Explore the Snapchat culture and develop skills to use on your own Snapchat accounts.
Presented by: Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication
Tuesday, June 14 / 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Digital Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements
Enhance your digital images in Photoshop Elements. Learn about cropping techniques, straightening images, adjusting levels, color corrections, blemish retouches and more.
Presented by: Dan Johnson, Instructional Media Center
Wednesday, June 22 / 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
**Note: this class will be held in Raynor 330B

Ask a Tech
Buying a new personally owned computer or a new phone? Having problems with pop ups on your computer? Is your computer at home slow? Do you have a question about using Office software? If you are looking for some advice on technology, this class is for you! IT Services will have a tech available to answer your questions. Bring your questions and concerns and we will do what we can to help.
Presented by: Terrance Slaughter, IT Services
Friday, June 24 / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Friday, July 22 / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Skype for Business Essentials
Learn to use Skype for Business to make and transfer calls, forward all calls and access your voice mail. View the availability of others, send instant messages and turn an instant message into a call. Share your desktop remotely with others. Invite others to join a current conversation or set up a conference in advance.
Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services
Tuesday, June 28 / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Talking Tablets
Learn the essentials of your tablet, including general setup and usage, app settings, hardware features and optional accessories.
Presented by: John Mohammad, IT Services

OneNote Essentials
Take notes, prepare for meetings, do research, and collaborate with others using OneNote. Collect and ideas, photos, information from the web and from files on your computer in one place, organize them visually and add comments. Search and organize information you store in OneNote and make checklists.
Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services
Friday, July 8 / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

For Site Owners: Do More with SharePoint
Change the look and feel of your site. Customize your site for better navigation and improve how you manage permissions. Make full use of document library features, by adding information about each file to the list of documents, including links to further information, or to thumbnails in a picture library. Explore the use of online lists or spreadsheets to collect input from site users and easily upload data to SharePoint lists.
Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services
Monday, July 11 / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Safe Computing
Know the do’s and don’ts of safe computing. Identify the risks of sharing data and personal information and take steps to guard your privacy. Minimize online threats and protect your computer and data.
Presented by: Jeremy Edson, IT Services
Thursday, July 14 / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Digital Photography Essentials
Make the most of your digital camera or smart phone by learning the techniques to take better pictures. You’ll consider why you’re “making” the picture, use the rule of thirds, learn to focus and frame, shoot for a story, and look for composition, depth of field, pattern and details. Be sure to bring your camera or smart phone to experiment.
Presented by: Dan Johnson, Instructional Media Center
Tuesday, July 19 / 9 a.m. to Noon

What’s New in Office 2016
Microsoft has added new features and tools to the latest version of Office. There are minor changes to the interface with new colorful themes, new Save As and Open options, and a new Sharing task pane. The Tell Me Assistant helps you find How-To Answers fast. Smart Lookup offers definitions, wiki articles and top related searches from the web. Explore new Send As options, improved collaboration, coauthoring in real time, and encryption of files.
Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services
Monday, July 25 / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Online Tools for Photos and Videos
Generate creative social media content by always collecting ideas, photos and video clips. Explore tools for organizing and editing this content, including Evernote, Google Photos, Canvas, Pablo, Animoto and, Magisto.
Presented by: Tim Cigelske, Office of Marketing and Communication
Friday, July 29 / 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Skype for Business: Online Meetings and Video
Use Skype for Business for full web conferencing with audio and video, at no additional cost to you. Make one-click online meeting invitations and streamline communications and share information. Learn how to make presentations, use the presenter controls, whiteboard, polls and Q&A, and how to record meetings for later viewing.
Presented by: Dan Smith, IT Services
Tuesday, August 2 / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Excel 2016: Beyond the Basics
Customize the quick access toolbar to fast-track data-entry using forms. Use data validation with drop-down lists to check and limit entries. Match data across multiple lists using Vlookup and lock select cells in a workbook. Clean up a list, finding blanks and duplicates across columns. Organize data using sort, conditional formatting and custom filters.
Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services
Thursday, August 4 / 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

AxisTV for Content Creators and Content Approvers
Make images to communicate with your audience with PowerPoint slides. Review dimensions for different screen sizes, and select font, size and amount of text. Import, resize, align and layer graphics, and use white space. Upload images to the AxisTV portal, manage and schedule content. Share slides across campus.
Presented by: Steve Groom, AMU and Pam Lewis, IT Services
Tuesday, August 9 / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Using a SharePoint Site
Learn how to explore your team’s SharePoint site. Upload and edit documents in the document library and stay informed about changes.
Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services
Thursday, August 11 / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Creating Accessible PDFs
Find out what makes a document accessible. Start with an accessible Word document. Save it as a PDF. Use Adobe Acrobat DC to check the document and improve its accessibility.
Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services
Monday, August 15 / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Getting Started as a SharePoint Site Owner
Explore best practices for making and managing team sites. Start designing your team site. Add your logo, learn how to set up a new site and how to share content with Marquette users. Make a sub-site with a confidential document library so that only a select group of the users of your SharePoint site can access it.
Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services
Friday, August 19 / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

What's New in Windows 10
Customize your Windows 10 settings in this hands-on session. In addition to the Start menu and Metro view, there is a digital assistant, Cortana, and Microsoft Edge, a new browser. Get tips for navigating and searching, using File Explorer and learn some useful keyboard shortcuts.
Presented by: Pam Lewis, IT Services
Monday, August 22 / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Making Infographics or Academic Posters Using PowerPoint
Learn to present complex data in a simple and direct way using graphic visual representations. 90% of the information that comes to our brains is visual. People are 30 times more likely to read an infographic than text. Learn basic design principles including use of color and type to create layouts that effectively communicate data visually. Make an infographic or a mind map that helps your data tell a story using PowerPoint and Excel. Learn more about the Power of Infographics prior to the workshop at

Presented by: Linda Menck, Diederich College of Communication and
Pam Lewis, IT Services
Friday, August 26 / 9 a.m. - Noon

Customized Training
Do you have a need for technology training in your department? Contact the IT Services Help Desk at to let us know what you need help with. We will work with you to customize training to meet your needs.


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