HCPSS Microsoft Office PD

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During the 2010 school year, the Technology Department will be updating Microsoft Office on all computers. Computers running OS X (Apple's operating system) will be updated to Office 2008 and computers running Windows will be updated to Office 2007. The Office of Instructional Technology is providing a variety of methods for employees to learn about the new Microsoft Office products.
  • Online "Office" Hours are a great choice for learners who are comfortable with technology but still need some tips and tricks.
  • Employees who learn best in hands-on environments where they can interact with classmates and the instructor will enjoy the After School Workshops.
  • Self motivated learners who need "just-in-time" opportunities due to limited time will find the Documentation/Tutorials helpful.
Please review the below professional development opportunities and select one that meets your needs. Be sure to revisit this site for additional opportunities.
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Online "Office" Hours | After School Workshops | Documentation/Tutorials
During the 2010 school year, the Technology Department will be updating Microsoft Office on all computers. Computers running OS X (Apple's operating system) will be updated to Office 2008 and computers running Windows will be updated to Office 2007. The Office of Instructional Technology is providing a variety of methods for employees to learn about the new Microsoft Office products.
  • Online "Office" Hours are a great choice for learners who are comfortable with technology but still need some tips and tricks.
  • Employees who learn best in hands-on environments where they can interact with classmates and the instructor will enjoy the After School Workshops.
  • Self motivated learners who need "just-in-time" opportunities due to limited time will find the Documentation/Tutorials helpful.
Please review the below professional development opportunities and select one that meets your needs. Be sure to revisit this site for additional opportunities.

MS WORD Office Formatting Tutorials




Online "Office" HoursUsing a web conferencing tool (Elluminate), participants will receive quick 45 minute tips on the following topics. These sessions will be held online so that participants can join from their own locations. The format will focus on the topic of the week followed by 15 minutes of open Q & A. Each session will cover the topic using both versions of Microsoft Office, Office 2008 - OS X and Office 2007 - Windows.
Before the session: Elluminate Participant Quick Reference Guide | Elluminate Orientation | Elluminate Startup
Virtual session link -
https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?password=M.8B9B432F186D726142E903053B4F4F&sid=2007084

|| Date/Time* || Topic || Resources (if available) || Recorded Session Link ||
October 12, Tuesday, 2:30pm
MS Office Conversion Tool
MS Office Conversion PPT slides
https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2010-10-12.1217.M.AC1A49AB713CE23F30640A400C6EF7.vcr&sid=2007084
November 11, Thursday, 4:00pm
Using the Toolbars/Toolbox in Office 2008 (Mac)
Office2008Toolbox.ppt
https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2010-11-11.1308.M.3A76AB8DD92BF9D8806A31F082E53F.vcr&sid=2007084
November 16,Tuesday, 2:30pm
Using the Ribbon Toolbars in Office 2007 (Windows)
elluminate.ppt
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2010-11-16.1147.M.0F74C5B2BFAAB98AFD8F4365B8ED24.vcr&sid=2007084
December 2, Thursday, 4:00pm
What happen to the Chart Wizard?
chartwizard.pptx
https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2010-12-02.1342.M.0F74C5B2BFAAB98AFD8F4365B8ED24.vcr&sid=2007084
December 7,Tuesday, 2:30pm
Basic formulas in Excel
ExcelFormulas.ppt
https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2010-12-07.1221.M.0F74C5B2BFAAB98AFD8F4365B8ED24.vcr&sid=2007084
January 6,Thursday, 4:00pm
Creating Tables
WordTables.ppt
https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2011-01-06.1345.M.0F74C5B2BFAAB98AFD8F4365B8ED24.vcr&sid=2007084
January 18,Tuesday, 2:30pm
Sorting and Filtering in Excel


February 3,Thursday, 4:00pm
Best Practices in Presentation Design


February 15, Tuesday, 2:30pm
Backgrounds and templates in Powerpoint


March 10, Thursday, 4:00pm
Online clip art in MS office


March 15, Tuesday, 2:30pm
Adding transitions and animations


March 31, Thursday, 4:00pm
Saving in multiple formats


* Participants who have never used Elluminate before are encouraged to log in 15 minutes earlier than the scheduled start time.



After School WorkshopsFor each after school workshop attended, participants earn 1.5 workshop hours. Participants can collect the workshop hours and turn them into CPD credits (15 workshop hours = 1 CPD credit). See below for details. Interested participants can sign up by emailing Edee Mauer, Office of Instructional Technology @ the ARL. (Each workshop will be limited to 30 participants.) In the email please list the name(s)/dates(s) of the workshop(s) selected.

|| Office 2008 - OS X
What's New in Word 2008 for OS XOctober 18, 2010; 4:30 – 6pm; Harper’s Choice MiddleMac users meet Office 2008. This course will show you the new and improved Word program. You are encouraged to attend regardless of whether you have received the upgrade or not, however, bringing your updated laptop will enhance your training experience.

What's New in PowerPoint 2008 for OS XOctober 25, 2010; 4:30 – 6pm; Harper’s Choice MiddleMac users meet Office 2008. This course will show you the new and improved PowerPoint program. You are encouraged to attend regardless of whether you have received the upgrade or not, however, bringing your updated laptop will enhance your training experience.

What's New in Excel 2008 for OS XNovember 1, 2010; 4:30 – 6pm; Harper’s Choice MiddleMac users meet Office 2008. This course will show you the new and improved Excel program. You are encouraged to attend regardless of whether you have received the upgrade or not, however, bringing your updated laptop will enhance your training experience. || Office 2007 - Windows
What's New in Word 2007 for WindowsThursday, November 4, 2010; 4:30 – 6pm; WLMSWindows users meet Word 2007. This course will show you the changes and incredible new features in the first major office update since 2003! You are encouraged to attend regardless of whether you have received the upgrade or not, however, bringing your updated laptop will enhance your training experience.
What's New in PowerPoint 2007 for WindowsThursday, November 11, 2010; 4:30 – 6pm; WLMSWindows users meet PowerPoint 2007. This course will show you the changes and incredible new features in the first major office update since 2003! You are encouraged to attend regardless of whether you have received the upgrade or not, however, bringing your updated laptop will enhance your training experience.
What's New in Excel 2007 for WindowsThursday, November18, 2010; 4:30 – 6pm; WLMSWindows users meet Excel 2007. This course will show you the changes and incredible new features in the first major office update since 2003! You are encouraged to attend regardless of whether you have received the upgrade or not, however, bringing your updated laptop will enhance your training experience. ||


* How to turn your CPD Workshop Hours into 1 CPD credit:Attend 15 hours of after-school workshops listed in the Professional Development Catalog and request a certificate from the workshop instructor at the time of each workshop. Submit workshop certificates of 15 hours or more with a CPD credit form to: Pat Thomey,c/o Howard County Public Schools for 1 CPD credit. Each participant is responsible for maintaining his/her own workshop records. Workshops for which participants receive workshop wages cannot be used for credit.



Documentation/Tutorials
Microsoft Office Website
OS XQuick Reference Cards
Office 2008 Quick Reference Cardhttp://doc.hcpss.org:8080/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-133077/Office%202008%20-%20What%20Is%20New%20QRC.pdf
Word 2008: Quick Reference Cardhttp://doc.hcpss.org:8080/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-133063/word-quick-reference-2008.pdf
Excel 2008: Quick Reference Cardhttp://doc.hcpss.org:8080/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-133059/excel-quick-reference-2008.pdf
PowerPoint 2008: Quick Reference Cardhttp://doc.hcpss.org:8080/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-133061/powerpoint-quick-reference-2008.pdf

Video TutorialsOffice 2008 – NewFeatures
Understanding the user interfacehttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=33606
Using the Elements Galleryhttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=33607
Working with SmartArt graphicshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=33608

Word 2008Starting Wordhttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=34203
Understanding the interfacehttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=34204
Navigating techniqueshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=34205
Using the Publishing and Notebook layoutshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=34206
Creating new blank documentshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=34207

Excel 2008Starting Excelhttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=35711
The User Interfacehttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=35712
Customizing the user interfacehttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=35713
Creating and opening workbookshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=35714
Importing workbookshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=35715
Saving workbookshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=35716
Using Undo and Redohttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=35717
Sheets vs. pages http://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=35718
Adding and removing sheetshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=35719
Introducing PivotTable reportshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=56975
Formatting data for use in a PivotTable reporthttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=56976
PowerPoint 2008Starting PowerPointhttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=34957
Understanding the interfacehttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=34958
Opening and closing presentationshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=34959
Navigating presentationshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=34960
reating new presentationshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=34961

dding and removing slideshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=34962
Rearranging slideshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=34963
Saving presentationshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=34964

Tutorials in PowerPointppt 2008.ppt.zip
word2008Mac.pptx0.zip
excel 2008 Mac.pptx.zip
Quick Reference Cards
Office 2007 Quick Reference Cardhttp://doc.hcpss.org:8080/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-133072/office-quick-reference-2007.pdf
Word 2007: Quick Reference Cardhttp://doc.hcpss.org:8080/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-133062/word-quick-reference-2007.pdf
Excel 2007: Quick Reference Cardhttp://doc.hcpss.org:8080/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-133058/excel-quick-reference-2007.pdf
PowerPoint 2007: Quick Reference Cardhttp://doc.hcpss.org:8080/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-133060/powerpoint-quick-reference-2007.pdf

WindowsDemoWindows - MS Word 2007Windows - MS Excel 2007Windows - MS Powerpoint 2007
Help and How-toWindows - MS Word 2007Windows - MS Excel 2007Windows - MS Powerpoint 2007Windows - MS Publisher 2007
Online CoursesWindows - MS Word 2007WIndows - MS Excel 2007Windows - MS Powerpoint 2007
Video Tutorials
Word 2007Getting started with Wordhttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24808
Understanding the interface http://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24809
Navigating the interfacehttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24810
Navigating documentshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24811
Creating new documentshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24812
Importing documentshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24813
Saving documentshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24814
Excel 2007
Why use a spreadsheet? http://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24962
What's changed in Excel 2007? http://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24963
The Ribbon http://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24964
The Microsoft Office Button http://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24965
What's on the Ribbon? http://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24966
Making your way around the Ribbonhttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24967
Customizing the Ribbonhttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24968
Customizing the Microsoft Office Buttonhttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24969
Opening old worksheetshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24970
Adding and deleting worksheetshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=24971
PowerPoint 2007Starting PowerPointhttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=25047
Opening and closing presentationshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=25048
Understanding the interfacehttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=25049
Navigating the interfacehttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=25050
Navigating a presentationhttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=25051
Creating new presentationshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=25052
Adding and removing slideshttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=25053
Rearranging slides http://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=25054
Saving presentations http://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=25055
Opening other files in PowerPointhttp://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=25056

Tutorials in PowerPointppt 2008 PC.pptx.zip
word 2007 for PC Users.pptx0.zip

excel 2007 PC.pptx.zip