Patricia Theyerl, the campuswide technical training specialist for CIT, is promoting instruction in “MS Excel: Advanced Formatting Techniques (for Intermediate and Advanced Excel Users.” Even an advanced Excel user occasionally has trouble manipulating the data within their spreadsheets, she says. (Examples? retaining leading zeros, parsing data in cells, combining data from multiple cells, drawing attention to and finding data without constant sorting of the data.) Theyrl has an upcoming workshop with hands-on opportunity to learn and practice the following skills:
— Applying Conditional Formatting
— Applying Fraction and Scientific Formatting
— Applying Special Number Formats
— Creating Custom Number Formats
— Wrapping Text and Shrinking Text to Fit within Cells
— Using Text Functions: Upper, Lower, Proper, Substitute, Right, Left, Mid, and Trim
— Filtering a Worksheet Using a Custom AutoFilter
— Filtering and Sorting Data Using Conditional Formatting or Cell Attributes
— Importing TXT and CSV files correctly (in order to retain leading zeros).
Dates and registration for one of these upcoming workshops are found at CIT Or, contact Patricia Theyerl at with any questions.
Follow the link below to see a list of CIT’s November workshops. Workshops have been scheduled for the new Cloud Technology: One Drive for Business and SharePoint. Cloud Technologies allow users to access files from any computer, on or off campus. CIT’s Technical Trainer reminds everyone that GBShare is a discontinued application and sharing documents with non-UWGB individuals can now be accomplished with One Drive for Business. Register for an upcoming workshop or contact Patricia Theyerl with questions.
Two more workshops have been scheduled for the new Cloud Technology: One Drive for Business. Cloud Technologies allow users to access files from any computer, on or off campus. CIT’s Technical Trainer reminds everyone that GBShare is a discontinued application and sharing documents with non-UWGB individuals can now be accomplished with One Drive for Business. Contact Patricia Theyerl with any questions.
UW-Green Bay uses Microsoft’s Cloud Technologies: “Office 365 and One Drive for Business.” Participants in CIT’s workshop will have hands-on opportunity to explore One Drive for Business. User will create folders, upload files, and share those files with people on and off campus. (OneDrive for Business and SharePoint will eventually replace GBShare.) The workshop will be repeated several times in the coming days. To register. Email Pat Theyerl with questions.
Several workshops have been scheduled for the new Cloud Technology: One Drive for Business. Cloud Technologies allow users to access files from any computer, on or off campus. CIT’s Technical Trainer reminds everyone that GBShare is a discontinued application and sharing documents with non-UWGB individuals can now be accomplished with One Drive for Business. For a list of CIT’s upcoming workshops. Contact Patricia Theyerl with any questions.
Here’s a reminder for all faculty, staff, and students about the workshop being offered Thursday morning (April 23) regarding “Skype for Business.” Skype for Business is a software update to Lync, our campus collaboration and messaging application. The workshop is in IS 1004 at 11 a.m. Please contact Pat Theyrl if you are interested in attending.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette, in a thoroughly reported story by Patti Zarling, made the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program at UW-Green Bay its lead news item over the weekend, both online and in the Sunday, April 12, print edition. Included are quotes from Prof. Steve Meyer, interim director of computing services David Kieper, and Chancellor Gary L. Miller. “What I am hearing from staff is that unless they are close to retirement age, they aren’t interested,” Meyer, age 56 and a 14-year employee, told the newspaper. “(Personally), no way I am going to take them up on their offer. I am too far away from retirement to take it.” Kieper repeated his concern that the loss of senior faculty and staff could impact the university’s ability to meet students’ needs. “We’re a small campus, it’s not like there’s four or five people doing one thing and you can get rid of one of them. Lots of time there’s one person doing a job.” The Chancellor wouldn’t hazard a guess on how many separation requests will be submitted, or approved. He said the program is just one part of a larger budget strategy that will look at “every aspect of the university, from how we’re spending money, administrative support, how we set up programs, how we are organized, how we perform academic services… it’s all on the table.” The full story.
Clarification on makeup of those invited to consider separation
In Sunday’s Press-Gazette report there appeared to be a typo or transposed number in the information attributed to University spokesperson Christopher Sampson regarding the 158 people offered separation packages and the employee categories they represent. The correct breakdown is 54 faculty, 49 classified staff, 41 academic staff (including 14 who are primarily classroom instructors) and 14 “limited” appointments.
The University of Wisconsin System’s Service Center, which provides payroll and benefits support to employees statewide, reminds consumers to be vigilant regarding instances of identity theft. The issue is in the news nationally and locally this spring with a number of widely publicized instances of data-security breaches, and an increasing number of reports involving variations on the fraudulent-tax-return-and-stealing-your-refund scam. The Service Center encourages UW employees (and any citizens, for that matter) who have concerns their information might be compromised to visit the the IRS website. Information on federal tax return fraud can also be accessed on UW-Green Bay’s Information Security page at the CIT website — along with valuable tips on a variety of related topics.
In the past three months, UW-Green Bay students, faculty, and staff have accessed more than 200 different video tutorial courses offered on Lynda.com. Technology training coordinator Patricia Theyerl of CIT says courses being explored are varied, including Camtasia Studio 8, Body Language for Leaders, Budgeting Video Projects, Creating a Responsive Web Design, Designing a Digital Magazine, Foundations of Programming: Data Structures, iPad for Business, and many more. She encourages members of the campus community to take advantage of the University’s license to access the courses: “Log into lynda.com and get started with your area of interest today.”
Learn how to use Office 365, create folders, upload files, and share those files with people on and off campus. Pat Theyerl’s next “OneDrive for Business” workshop is from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 3 in Lab E, IS 1129. If you’re interested in attending, e-mail Pat Theyerl. OneDrive for Business documentation is available from numerous Help Desk KB articles.