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Training

Training

Faculty and Staff Resources

The Software Training and Technological Services unit provides specific training for administrative and academic software used University wide such as PeopleSoft and Springboard.

This group also provides training for widely used software programs.

To provide the support you need, Software Training and Technological Services staff provide a wide variety of training services to the university community, ranging from Microsoft Office Applications to PeopleSoft Software Training.

The staff is ready to help the University community use software technology more effectively.

Email: Sue McKibben

Phone:(330-972-6391)

Important Links for Faculty and Staff

ResourceDescription
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Online tutorial and seminar manuals. Learn how to:

  • Request campus space for your upcoming event
  • Manage your Event spaces 
  • Approve Event space requests
Curriculum Proposal System
CPS, or the Curriculum Proposal System, is an automated workflow system, based on 
the Oracle BPM Workflow Tool, which supports the academic approval process for 
curriculum proposals and performs many of the administrative steps in that process.
CPS, or the Curriculum Proposal System, is an automated workflow system, based on the Oracle BPM Workflow Tool, which supports the academic approval process for curriculum proposals and performs many of the administrative steps in that process.
Digital Signage - Four Winds Training Materials including:
  • Getting Started Manual
  • Getting Started Job Aid
ecrt Documentation and Tutorials NEW Effort Certification and Reporting Technology training and documentation.
  • Certifier's Documentation and Tutorials
  • Effort Coordinator's Documentation and Tutorials
Electronic Health Records

Documentation on electronic health records.  

Note:  This web page is restricted - a UANet ID and password is required to access this page.

Email Etiquette Tutorial and job aid on email etiquette
EmpCenter Time & Attendance and Absence Management 

Online Courses, job aids and tutorials for the EmpCenter software for all employee groups:

  • Entering time
  • Submitting Timesheets
  • Submitting Time Off Requests
  • Processes for Managers/Timekeepers
Faculty 180 Documentation Faculty 180 training and documentation:
  • Overview
  • Review/Update Data
  • Vita Settings
  • Vita Report
  • My Activities Report
GradesFirst These instructions are for Phase I of the GradesFirst implementation. During Phase I, the Advising Report and the Notes functionality will be used.
Microsoft Internet Explorer Basics Learn how to reset Internet Explorer to ensure compatibility with PeopleSoft. Learn how to troubleshoot common problems by clearing the browser history (cache, cookies, etc...), and configure the browser's pop-up blocker to work correctly in the UA environment.
Microsoft Office 2007 A significant upgrade from earlier versions and the newest Office version on campus. Preview new features and learn about the new Ribbon.
  • Office 2007 Overview
  • Outlook 2007
  • Word 2007
  • PowerPoint 2007
  • Excel 2007
  • Access 2007
Microsoft Office 2010 Training Materials for Microsoft Office 2010.
  • Excel Quick Reference
  • PowerPoint Quick Reference
  • Word Quick Reference
  • Screen Capture Tool in Office 2010
  • Compatibility Issues
Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac

Training Materials for Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac.

  • Excel Essentials
  • Excel Charts Introduction
  • Page Numbering in a Header or Footer
Microsoft Office 2013

Training Materials for Microsoft Office 2013:

  • Word 2013 Quick Reference
  • Excel 2013 Quick Reference
Microsoft Office Communicator Learn to install and use UA chat software used on campus.
  • Install Office Communicator
  • Use Instant Messaging
  • Working with an Attached File
  • Use Video in a Conversation
  • Use Office Communicator Web Access
  • Install Messenger for the Mac
  • Use Instant Messaging on the Mac
Microsoft Project 2010 Learn to use Microsoft Project Server for time entry, timesheet processing, and reporting task status.   
Microsoft Security Essentials Viruses and worms are malicious programs that are designed to damage your computer or destroy the data which resides on your computer. Learn what you can do to avoid computer viruses.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials Software Documentation
Nolij - Documentation Learn how to use Nolij software.
  • Nolij Web Version 6.7 Upgrade tutorials
  • Upgrade to Version 6.7 Quick Reference
  • Scanning in Version 6.7 Quick Reference
  • Editing Office Documents instructions in Version 6.7
PeopleSoft: Advising Manuals, job aids, and a tutorial on using the Advising feature in PeopleSoft.
PeopleSoft: Faculty Self Service - Version 9 Faculty Self-Service documentation:
  • Enter Grades
  • Change Grades
  • View Class Rosters
  • View your teaching schedule
  • View your exam schedule
  • Submit Athletic Academic Advising Progress Reports
  • Search for classes
  • Browse the course catalog
  • Conduct a faculty search
PeopleSoft: Financials Training PeopleSoft is the enterprise software used by The University of Akron. Learn the basics as you get an introduction to the Financials module, Requisitions, Financial Inquiry & Budgets.
  • Introduction to PeopleSoft Financials
  • Basic Navigation and Favorites
  • Requisition V8.9 Upgrade
  • Requisitions
  • Financial Inquiry/Budgets
PeopleSoft: HR and Payroll Self Service Documentation:
  • Manuals/ Job Aids
  • eProfile: How Do I...?
    • View/Update My Personal Information Summary?
    • View/Update My Emergency Contacts?
    • View/Update My Marital Status?
    • View/Update My Name?
    • View/Update My Education?
    • View/Update My Phone Number?
    • View/Update My Home/Mailing Address?
    • View/Update My Email Address?
    • View/Update My UA Directory Information?
  • View My Payroll Information
PeopleSoft: Query Manager Manuals from the Query Manager instructor-led training.
PeopleSoft: SA/HR - Version 9 Prepare for the upgrade to PeopleSoft 9 and learn common tasks. Documentation:
  • Prepare for the Upgrade
  • Common Tasks
  • Manuals
PeopleSoft: Student Center Self Service - Version 9  How do I ?
  • Add Classes?
  • Drop Classes?
  • Search for Classes?
  • View my Enrollment Appointment Date?
  • View My Schedule?
  • View my weekly schedule?
  • View my exam schedule?
  • View my grades?
  • View my advisers?
  • View my transfer credit?
  • View my holds?
  • View/update my personal information (name, address, phone number, emergency contacts, email address, and FERPA restrictions)
  • View my course history?
PeopleSoft: Student Accounts Documentation and Tutorial for Student Accounts.  Tutorial is REQUIRED for the granting of security access. 
PeopleSoft: Term Academic Activity Reporting (TAARS) Documentation and tutorials on the TAARs process.
Phishing Tutorial What is phishing? Am I a victim? Learn all about the newest form of email scamming and how to protect yourself.
  • Phishing: Definition
  • Phishing Tutorials
PicPick PicPick is a screen capture tool.  Documentation includes installation and quick guide.
Proofpoint Spam Filtering Proofpoint is an email security solution that processes all incoming UA email. Get the job aid.
Physical Facilities - Work Order Requests How to add a work order request and enter/view work order request.
Purchasing: Procurement Documentation and tutorials on:
  • Procurement Card Policies and Procedures
  • Quick Reference Guide & Tutorials for Cardholders
  • Quick Reference Guide & Tutorials for Approvers
  • Glossary of Restricted/Prohibited Purchases & Activities
Qualtrics Survey Tool Complete training materials for sending out your first survey. Training documents include:
  • Overview
  • Getting Started
  • Qualtrics Online University
Recruiting Solutions Documentation Documentation and tutorials:
  • Hiring Process Manager Manual
  • Job Approval Training
    • Approve a Job Opening
    • Approve a Job Offer
    • Budget/Controller Approval Process
  • Search Committee Training Documents
    • Quick Guide to View Job Opening & Applicants
    • View Job Openings & Applicants
Seminar View/Register Register for Training Services seminars. View available training seminars
SharePoint Documentation Documentation:
  • FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
  • SharePoint 2010 Manual
  • Sharepoint 2003/2007 Manual
  • Job Aid for using Office 2007 with Sharepoint
Smart Phone Information Smart phone support for Faculty and Staff.
Springboard! Self-Help Guides, videos, and user manuals to help answer your frequently asked questions. 
Spyware and Adware Prevention Learn the difference between spyware and adware, and then learn how to protect your computer from both.
  • Spyware/Adware Prevention Tutorial
  • Anti-Adware Documentation
Term Academic Activity Reporting (TAARs) Quick Guides and tutorials for reports, teaching activity, other activities, and a PDF TAARs Manual.
Telephone Billing Reports Documentation:
  • Telephone Billing Guide
  • Run and View Telephone Billing Report
UA Planning Calendar Documentation:
  • Planning Calendar Manual
  • Export Calendar Data Tutorial
Windows 7 Basics Documentation:
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Overview Tutorial
Zipspace: Setting-up and Using Documentation:
  • Setup and General Use
  • Setup for Macintosh Clients
  • Web Drive Install Guide
  • Tutorials:
    • Setting-up and Using Internet Explorer
    • Setting -up and Using Network Wizard
    • Using ZipSpace with Word

Important Links for Students

Resource

Description

EmpCenter Time & Attendance 

Online courses, job aids and tutorials for the EmpCenter software.  Includes information on:

  • Entering time
  • Submitting Timesheets
  • Processes for Managers/Timekeepers
Microsoft Security Essentials Viruses and worms are malicious programs that are designed to damage your computer or destroy the data which resides on your computer. Learn what you can do to avoid computer viruses.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials Software Documentation
Microsoft Internet Explorer/Portal Basics Learn how to reset Internet Explorer to ensure compatibility with PeopleSoft. Learn how to troubleshoot common problems by clearing the browser history (cache, cookies, etc...), and configure the browser's pop-up blocker to work correctly in the UA environment. Learn how to use ZipLine, UA's portal.
  • Internet Explorer Settings
  • Using Web Mail
  • ZipLine Basics
Microsoft Office 2013 Documentation

Training Materials for Microsoft Office 2013:

  • Word 2013 Quick Reference
  • Excel 2013 Quick Reference
Microsoft Office 2010 Documentation Training Materials for Microsoft office 2010:
  • Excel Quick Reference Guide
  • PowerPoint Quick Refernce Guide
  • Word Quick Reference Guide
  • Screen Shot tool in Office 2010
  • Compatibility Issues
Microsoft Office 2007 Documentation A significant upgrade from earlier versions and the newest Office version on campus. Preview new features and learn about the new Ribbon.
  • Office 2007 Overview
  • Outlook 2007
  • Word 2007
  • PowerPoint 2007
  • Excel 2007
  • Access 2007
My Akron Experience Video tutorial for users of the new University of Akron student and employee web portal.
Smart Phone Information Smart phone information for students.
Springboard! Self-Help Guides, videos, and user manuals to help answer your frequently asked questions. 
Spyware and Adware Tutorial Learn the difference between spyware and adware, and then learn how to protect your computer from both.
  • Spyware/Adware Prevention Tutorial
  • Anti-Adware Documentation
Student Center Self Service - Version 9  How do I  ?
  • Add Classes?
  • Drop Classes?
  • Search for Classes?
  • View my Enrollment Appointment Date?
  • View My Schedule?
  • View my weekly schedule?
  • View my exam schedule?
  • View my grades?
  • View my advisers?
  • View my transfer credit?
  • View my holds?
  • View/update my personal information (name, address, phone number, emergency contacts, email address, and FERPA restrictions)
  • View my course history?
ZipSpace: Setting-up and using Documentation:
  • Setup and General Use
  • Setup for Macintosh Clients
  • Web Drive Install Guide
  • Tutorials:
    • Setting-up and Using Internet Explorer
    • Setting -up and Using Network Wizard
    • Using ZipSpace with Word



 

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