Training and Awareness

Overview

Berkeley Lab provides a number of services to help you better understand and use our IT services, as well as improve your skills with computer applications.

Training

Calendar: Our IT calendar provides information on all scheduled training opportunities.

Offsite Computer Training: The Berkeley Lab Institute facilitates training with a number of local vendors.

Online Computer Training: BLI facilitates access to SkillSoft online learning courses.

Awareness

IT is happy to provide customized seminars or training sessions for your needs for virtually any sized group at LBL. Just drop us a line at it-communications@lbl.gov

Our flagship presentation is "IT Support for Science" a 45-minute overview of our service portfolio designed for research staff which includes interactive demos of the latest features in our collaboration apps.

We offer Google training to groups of any size, customized for various technical levels and interests (more administrative, more scientific collaboration oriented, etc).

Finally, we will customize training/awareness activities for virtually any purpose - just drop us a line at the email above.

Upcoming Training Schedule

The IT Division is offering a series of training opportunities over the next few months in computer programming and desktop training. There is no charge for these courses, which are supported as part of IT's commitment to help researchers and operations staff collaborate and compute more effectively.

The schedule and course descriptions are listed below:
 

Course Title

Course Description

Date

Time

Location

GOOGLE CLASSES

Intro to Google Docs

Google Docs is an essential cloud-based word processor app for your everyday work. Learn about how to get the most out of Google Docs. We will cover how to use Google Docs productively for letters, posters, important documents, and a Mail Merge (with Google Sheet). If you bring a laptop or smart device, you will create a few sample Google Docs in class.

*Please bring an optional laptop or smart device.

To register for the course:

https://sites.google.com/lbl.gov/ittrainingcs/

04/17/2017

1:00pm-2:30pm

50B-4205

Intro to Google Drive

Google Drive is an essential software app that we use at LBL. We use it as our suite of apps for all document types and for unlimited file storage. We will cover the basics of Google Drive and the more useful aspects of it here at the Lab. If we have time and if you bring a laptop/tablet/smartphone, everyone may create our own Google Drive documents.

*Please bring an optional laptop or smart device.

To register for the course:

https://sites.google.com/lbl.gov/ittrainingcs/

04/05/2017

2:00pm-3:00pm

 

50B-4205

Intro to Google Forms

Need an online form? Google Forms should be the solution that you consider. It's easy and fast for collecting input from colleagues. The responses are instantly collected in a Google Sheet, where data can be analyzed. In this class, you will learn how to set up a Google Form in minutes. If you bring a laptop or smart device, you will create your own Google Form in class.

*Please bring an optional laptop or smart device.

To register for the course:

https://sites.google.com/lbl.gov/ittrainingcs/

04/26/2017

2:00pm-3:00pm

50B-4205

Intro to Google Groups

Google Groups is a useful collaboration tool for sharing files, inviting people to meetings, and sharing ideas. We will cover the basics of setting up a Google Group and the more useful aspects of it here at the Lab. If we have time and if you bring a laptop/tablet/smartphone, each of you may create your own Google Group towards the end of class.

*Please bring an optional laptop or smart device.

To register for the course:

https://sites.google.com/lbl.gov/ittrainingcs/

04/12/2017

2:00pm-3:00pm

50B-4205

Intro to Google Sheets

Google Sheet is an essential cloud-based spreadsheet app for your everyday work. Learn about how to get the most out of Google Sheets including using common shortcuts and formulas. If you bring a laptop or smart device, you will create a Google Sheet using what we learned in class.

*Please bring an optional laptop or smart device.

To register for the course:

https://sites.google.com/lbl.gov/ittrainingcs/

04/13/2017

1:00pm-2:30pm

50B-4205

Intro to the New Google Sites

The new Google Sites is the easiest and quickest way to set up a website. If you can drag-and-drop web elements, you can create a website in minutes. Learn about the newly-released features that can make the best presentation of your project or scientific work. In this class, you will learn how to create a new website, insert web elements, change the look-and-feel, control who has access, edit concurrently, and publish the website. If you bring a laptop or smart device, you will create your own New Google Site in class.

*Please bring an optional laptop or smart device.

To register for the course:

https://sites.google.com/lbl.gov/ittrainingcs/

04/19/2017

2:00pm-3:00pm

50B-4205

 

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