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IT160 Creating Accessible Materials in Microsoft Office (CAMMO) - Discuss the most common stumbling blocks that are created when content is not created with Universal Design. Learn how to use Microsofts built-in Accessibility Checker to search your material for accessibility prior to finalizing it. This class is offered during Disability Awareness Week.

IT200 Computing at JMU - Get hands-on experience with the JMU sites that are a resource to all new and existing employees. Learn about the Information Technology Department and its part in your success. Understand the difference between an eID and and EmplID (#). See how to access your email, shared folders, IS Applications (HRMS, Finance, SA, UA, AiM et.al.). Learn about Computing Forms and when to use them. See and practice using the automated tools for technical assistance and training. See how to schedule training through MyMadison and add the calendar item provided. Use the IsItReal? Module I to increase your skill in identifying phishing. This 3 hour training is recommended for all new employees and any employee who wants to improve their understanding of IT at JMU. Back to course listings

IT209 Leveraging the Web - Learn how to leverage the web to your advantage. What is your online footprint and how can you protect it?  How does a webpage get from a server to your computer? What is a cookie and why does it matter? What are some shortcuts that you can use online? All of this and more is covered in this session. This course satisfies the module 5.8 qualification for the Administrative Assistant Certification Program (AACP). Back to course listings

IT204 JMU RUNSAFE - Learn how to protect your computer from attacks. If you use e-mail or download files from the web, you're vulnerable! What you don't know is already affecting your computer. Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program Module 5.17. Back to course listings

IT207 Windows 7 - Use Windows 7 to easily and quickly access files, windows, information, and accessories. Review the Start Menu and how to change it. Learn shortcuts for doing routine tasks. Use the snipping tool to do a screen capture. Practice searching for a file or folder and learn how to personalize your desktop with color, sounds, and pictures. This 90 minute training satisfies AACP module 5.18. Back to course listings

IT272 Outlook 2016 Email Basic - Outlook 2016 Email provides an overview of the Mail function in Outlook desktop (PC) with an emphasis on the functionality resident in 2016. See and understand the parts of the email window and the view pane. Practice conditional formatting to increase the visibility of messages that meet a criteria. Create new folders and a signature. Check spelling and grammar in a message. Review sending messages, working with messages, and practice an automatic reply Out of Office. See how to use Categories to group items. This 90 minute training is required for AACP module 5.1 and as a prerequisite for IT273 Outlook QuickR and also IT279 Outlook Tasks. Back to course listings

IT273 Outlook Email QuickR - Outlook QuickR focuses on the desktop Outlook application. It reviews 7 tools that get you through your InBox efficiently. In order to streamline your desk, we cover all 7 tools so that you can choose what will work for you. Learn which tools 'follow' your e-ID to a different machine, which tools are machine specific, and which tool crosses Microsoft applications. You will use your eID and configure the machine to access your own InBox to use these tools: 1) Rules, 2) Conditional Formatting; 3) AutoCorrect; 4) QuickParts; 5) AutoText; 6) Templates; 7) QuickSteps. This 2 hour training has a prerequisite of Outlook Email (IT271 or IT272), but if you have not met the prerequisite and are a regular Outlook desktop user, contact ittraining@jmu.edu to see if you are eligible. Back to course listings 

IT277 Outlook 2016 Calendar Basic - Outlook 2016 Calendar covers the basics of Outlook 2016 desktop (PC) and highlights the new look and functionality in 2016. Review of the Ribbon, with focus on the View Tab, prepares attendees to practice. Create a one-time appointment, change and appointment, create a recurring appointment, create a meeting, use the scheduling assistant to schedule a meeting with any staff on campus, respond to a meeting request, put an event on your calendar, see how to share a calendar by email or through the share a calendar function. This hands-on class fills gaps that many will have by being self-taught or trained in an earlier version of Outlook. This 90 minute training is required for AACP module 5.2. Back to course listings

IT278 Outlook EMPTY - Eliminate Messages Prior To Year-end (EMPTY) and have an Outlook mailbox that is efficient and uncluttered. In under an hour, this eLearning covers the 5 steps meant to quickly reduce your mailbox to a size that can be reviewed, moved, and deleted in a timely manner. The steps can be used on a regular basis following training to keep a mailbox more efficient. The goal is to look only at what you have to rather than looking at every message in every folder. Use this eLearning training to know how: prerequisite for IT278 course is Outlook Email ( IT271 or IT272). Go directly to the EMPTY eLearning, OR Email ittraining@jmu.edu to request access; complete the survey to have it appear on your training record. Back to course listings

IT279 Outlook Tasks -  Creating Tasks within Outlook can provide you with an automated to-do list and allow tracking to monitor progress. Outlook tasks can be one time, recur on a predetermined schedule, regenerate, or be assigned to someone's eID. Training includes practice on all task types, task details, plus review of categories and use of templates for tasks that happen irregularly but require close attention. Training is 2 hours and prerequisites include both Outlook Email and Outlook Calendar (either 2010 or 2013). Call 8-8046 if needed to resolve prerequisites. Back to course listings

IT325 SharePoint Overview - This training will cover basic screen features and navigation, and include adding a document or folder, creating a library, connecting your calendar, editing and proofing documents, setting alerts ad following sites or documents, and links. Back to course listings

IT370 Excel for Finance - This 2 hour training is for regular users of Excel and output of the Finance System and covers: maintaining source data; customizing output, layout, and view; number and conditional formatting; using comments, tracers, and track changes; and adjusting page breaks and scaling for printing. Back to course listings

IT376 Excel 2016 Basic - Practice the fundamentals of using Excel on a PC in this 7.5-hour training (3 days; 2.5 hours/day).  Training starts with terminology and navigating within Excel.  Entering and editing data, modifying a worksheet, using functions to create formulas, formatting data, hyperlinks, and printing a basic worksheet are covered in this course.  Those who are self-taught will benefit from this course that builds a clear foundation and serves as a prerequisite for Excel Intermediate.  A 1-hour assessment is available to meet the prerequisite and satisfy AACP module 5.15 if passed with a score of 80% or better.  View FAQ on the IT Training website or Email ittraining@jmu.edu to schedule a convenient time. Back to course listings

IT377 Excel 2016 Intermediate - Build on what was learned in Excel Basic to increase speed and ease of accuracy in this 7.5-hour training (3 days; 2.5 hours/day).  Learn special logic functions, outlining and subtotals, how to create and use names, and advanced sorting and filtering.  Finish this Excel training by learning how to create PivotTables and use them to analyze and present data (using PivotCharts).  To take Excel 2016 Intermediate, you must have taken the Excel Basic assessment or attended the Excel Basic training (IT376). Back to course listings

IT378 Excel 2016 Advanced - Become more efficient and creative in this 9 hour training (3 days, 3 hours/day).  Start by learning how to work with multiple worksheets and workbooks.  Go on to understand lookups, data tables, and validation of cell entries.  Use Analytical tools Goal Seek and scenarios.  Understand accessibility considerations and internationalization.  To take Excel 2016 Advanced, you must have taken both Excel Basic and Excel Intermediate (2013 or 2016). Back to course listings

IT426 PowerPoint 2016 Basic - Throughout the 7.5-hour training (3 days; 2.5 hours/day), learn: fundamentals of a creating presentations; editing slide content; working with shapes, graphics, tables and charts; and how to make the presentation ready for use and printing.  Apply what you learn to develop a simple PowerPoint for a topic you choose.  This course that provides a foundation and serves as a prerequisite for PowerPoint Advanced.  A 1-hour assessment is available to meet the prerequisite and satisfy AACP module 5.16; contact ittraining@jmu.edu to schedule a convenient time. Back to course listings

IT427 PowerPoint 2016 Advanced - Step up your PowerPoints to include skills learned in this 9-hour training (3 days, 3 hours/day).  Create slide masters to use for "branding" your presentations.  Customize transitions and animations to increase the visibility of key facts.  Learn to customize slide elements with SmartArt graphics, charts, tables, and action buttons.  Set custom settings to personalize your interaction with the software.  Prerequisite for this training is PowerPoint Basic (2013 or 2016). Back to course listings

IT467 Word 2016 Basic - This course enables participants to use basic Word 2016 functionality to: create, edit, and save documents; an intro look at tables, graphics, and page layout; as well as proofing options.  A 1-hour assessment is available to meet the prerequisite and satisfy AACP module 5.15 if passed with a score of 80% or better.  View FAQ on the IT Training website or Email ittraining@jmu.edu to schedule a convenient time. Back to course listings

IT468 Word 2016 Intermediate - This course enables participants to use improved Word 2016 functionality to: apply styles, create outlines, use section breaks, format illustrations, apply and modify table formatting, splitting tables, and mail merges.  Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of AACP module 5.14. Back to course listings

IT469 Word 2016 Advanced - This course enables participants to use Word 2016 functionality to: create and edit mail merges and work with large documents.  Emphasis is placed on style headings, table of contents, and outline view.  Learners will practice creating mail merges for letters, envelopes, and nametags.  To take Word 2016 Advanced, you must have taken both Word Basic and Word Intermediate (2013 or 2016). Back to course listings

IT502 eVA Overview - Learn how to complete the basic steps used to process orders through the online procurement tool for Virginia (eVA). Everyone who uses eVA needs to take this workshop. This course will cover how to enter order from different types of vendors and what the best practices are for choosing a vendor in eVA. The Request for eVA Access and the eVA Acceptable Use Acknowledgement Forms must be submitted prior to access being granted.  Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program (AACP) Module 5.12. Back to course listings

IT523 AiM Work Orders Plus - AiM Work Orders Plus satisfies the training requirement for access to the IS Application. Practice entry of a work order in the AiM system and online, then use functions in the IS Applications AiM to edit or print a saved customer request, search for an existing request, and create a query for your use. This training satisfies AACP module 5.5 (only one AiM course is required, not both). Prior to attending or at the completion of the 90 minute training, submit your  IS Access request (Computing/Forms). Please note that training for Work Orders is separate from Motor Pool. Back to course listings

IT524 AiM Motor Pool - AiM Motor Pool satisfies the training requirement for access to the IS Application. Practice creation of requests in the AiM system and online, then use functions in the IS Applications AiM to search for an existing request and to create a query for your use. In the AiM Application you can copy a request done in the past and simply add rates and user defined details. This training satisfies AACP module 5.5 (only one AiM course is required, not both). Prior to attending or at the completion of the 90 minute training, submit your request for access to AiM Motor Pool (training and access request are separate from AiM Work Orders). Back to course listings

IT560/561 Managing Listservs - See how to request a ListServ list, and actually create your password to access ListServ. Learn how to add and delete subscribers singly, in bulk, and through Subscriber Reports. Search your list for a specific user by name. See how to set renewal options. Go directly to the ListServ online course (also 1 hour) or contact ittraining@jmu.edu. Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of AACP Module 5.3 and is a requirement prior to receiving access to a ListServ list. If you want to see a 4 minute video about ListServ, click this ListServ Overview link. Back to course listings

IT571 Web  Manager 2 - is being replaced by Cascade. Training for those still in the process of converting is scheduled on an as needed basis. Contact IT Training by email (ittraining@jmu.edu) or call 8-8046. Back to course listings

IT579 Cascade Overview - This class is required to gain access to Cascade. It is an overview of the the Cascade system and a basic technical training for Cascade that will train users to enter content via content types into Cascade and expose them to the basic fundamentals of using Cascade to publish their website. Back to course listings

IT578 Cascade Open Lab - This course is an Open Lab, for those that have been through Cascade Phase II Training, it is hosted by members of the web development team dealing with questions regarding your specific site in Cascade. Back to course listings

IT581 Cascade Responsive Design - This course is currently invitation only. To register for this class please contact University Marketing. Back to course listings

IT604 Intro to Finance An overview of the finance process at James Madison University created primarily for AACP participants. This class will provide a background of finance systems (eVA, Finance Reports, Credit Card Reconciliation) but will not meet requirements for access to the systems. Completion of this training fulfills the requirements of AACP module 5.9 and module 5.12. Back to course listings

IT610 Finance Overview - An overview of the Finance system. Topics include locating vendor and chartfield information. Generating the Monthly Detail, Summary Financial Report and nVision reports. The IIS Access Request form and training must be completed before access to the system is granted.  Current users will need to complete training before being granted access. Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program (AACP) Module 5.90. Back to course listings

IT611 Finance Credit Card Reconciliation - Understand how to reconcile purchases made by your small purchase credit card though the finance system. Participants will have the opportunity to reconcile a credit card purchase and generate a report. Credit card reconcilers are required to take this class prior to reconciling their credit card. Back to course listings

IT612 Finance Reading Reports - This workshop will assist with reading and understanding the reports generated in the Finance system and discuss the steps to running queries. This workshop is designed to follow the Finance Overview class.  Learners must be able to run reports with little assistance prior to coming to this class.  Access to the live system (production) is required. Back to course listings

IT645 HMRS Employee Info - This class is now available online. Learn how to review employee profiles including job data and leave information and run a personnel expenditures report. This system is used primarily by those needing to track PAR forms and leave information. Budget authority and supervisor's signature required for access. The IS Access Control Form should be completed and submitted before training. Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program Module 5.10. Back to course listings

IT643 HMRS JMU Time Entry - JMU Time Entry requires departmental staff to enter payroll data for wage and student employees in the Human Resources Management System (HRMS).  Training required for employees who serve as enterers only and employees who serve as enterers and approvers. Back to course listings

IT644 ePAR - The ePAR system replaced the paper PAR form and PAW form. This class will provide an overview of what the ePAR is and how to complete an ePAR. We will also discuss the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on hiring 1500 hour employees. Back to course listings

IT663 SA Overview - Employees needing to have access to the Student Administration (SA) will need to take this class as part of the requirement for access to the Student Records.  Topics covered: Search & View students information; Generating and printing students schedules (reports); Completion of this workshop fulfills the requirements of the Adm Asst Program Module 5.11. Back to course listings

IT664 SA Course Management - Instructions on entering course schedule and managing the classroom enrollment.  Generating class rosters.  Granting access to classes using permission numbers. Back to course listings

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