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IT Training

MICROSOFT IMAGINE ACADEMY

Would you like to enhance your IT skills? Do you use Microsoft Office products or are you interested in the technical side of using the computer?

De Montfort University subscribes to the Microsoft Imagine Academy programme (formally known as Microsoft IT Academy) which offers access to on-line training for both office professionals and those who are (or who would like to become) support technicians or systems administrators. The training is provided free of charge and can be accessed from outside the university.

On-line training courses include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project, plus courses for those interested in technical applications such as the Windows operating system and server software. To see a list of courses log into our web site at http://dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/professional-services/information-technology-and-media-services/it-training.aspx  (via DMU Student webpage > Student resources > IT and media > IT induction and training). A course list is also available on the training section of the ITMS intranet area. Note that when you login to our site for the first time using your single sign on username and password you may need to login twice, once to authenticate and again to see our site contents.

The courses are accessed through the internet and once you are enrolled and have started a course, you are allowed to use it for 150 days, giving you ample time to complete the course. We can enrol you for a maximum of three courses at any time.

When you have decided on the course or courses you wish to enrol on, make a note of the course ID number or numbers and send an email with the information to itskills@dmu.ac.uk we will then set up access to the training for you and contact you regarding how to gain access to it.


Please note you will need a Microsoft Account to access your training courses.

 

VISIT OUR IT TRAINING WEBPAGES

You can find all the information you need on our courses as well as useful help guides on various topics from printing to inserting a table of contents in a Word document.

You can use the following link to access the site from any web browser inside or outside the University. You will need to login to our site using your single sign on username & password.

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/professional-services/information-technology-and-media-services/it-training.aspx

Alternatively go to the DMU students home page, click on Student Resources, then IT and Media and you will see the IT induction and training link.

Introductory Level Microsoft Imagine Academy courses
 

Excel 2010 / 2013 Beginner Skills

We recommend the following Microsoft Imagine Academy courses for those who wish to learn the basics of Excel.

Course ID 10296 – Beginner Skills in Microsoft Excel 2010
Course ID 70148 – Microsoft Excel 2013 Essentials

Outlook 2010 / 2013 Beginner Skills

We recommend the following Microsoft Imagine Academy courses for those who wish to learn the basics of Outlook.

Course ID 10293 – Beginner Skills in Microsoft Outlook 2010
Course ID 70153 – Microsoft Outlook 2013 Essentials

Word 2010 / 2013 Beginner Skills

We recommend the following Microsoft Imagine Academy courses for those who wish to learn the basics of Word.

Course ID 10294 – Beginner Skills in Microsoft Word 2010
Course ID 70158 – Microsoft Word 2013 Essentials

PowerPoint 2010 / 2013 Beginner Skills

We recommend the following Microsoft Imagine Academy courses for those who wish to learn the basics of PowerPoint.

Course ID 10295 – Beginner Skills in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Course ID 70154 – Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Essentials

Project 2010/2013

We recommend the following Microsoft Imagine Academy courses for those who wish to learn the basics of Project.

Course ID 10378 – Setting up projects in Microsoft Project 2010
Course ID 10379 – Building a project schedule in Microsoft Project 201
Course ID 10380 – Tracking and managing projects in Microsoft Project 2010
Course ID 10381 – Customizing and sharing projects schedule in Microsoft Project 2010
Course ID 70155 – Microsoft Project 2013 Essentials

 

Advanced Level Microsoft Imagine Academy courses

Excel 2010 Advanced Skills

We recommend the following Microsoft Imagine Academy course for those who wish to learn the advanced features of Excel.

Course ID 10394 – Advanced Skills in Microsoft Excel 2010

Word 2010 Advanced Skills

We recommend the following Microsoft Imagine Academy course for those who wish to learn the advanced features of Word.

Course ID 10392 – Advanced Skills in Microsoft Word 2010

PowerPoint 2010 Advanced Skills

We recommend the following Microsoft Imagine Academy courses for those who wish to learn the advanced features of PowerPoint.

Course ID 10386 – Advanced Skills in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 

 

Self-Study Getting Started, Intermediate and Advanced Level Courses

User manuals and associated training files for the following intermediate and advanced courses are available to download from our IT Training web page for self-study. 

Access 2010 Getting Started

This course will demonstrate how to create a small relational database.  The course covers simple queries, forms, and reports.

Excel 2010 Formulas

It is recommended that you already have a basic knowledge Excel before taking this course. It will look at a variety of formulas in more detail and give you lots of practice using them. 

Excel 2010 Charts

Learn how to create a variety of chart types including pie and column charts. This course will show you how to add information to your charts to make them meaningful and it will demonstrate how to format your charts to create a visual aid for your data. 

Excel 2010 Advanced

Understand how to make your spreadsheets work for you. Learn about filtering data, workbook security, pivot tables, lookup functions, macros and much more. This course is recommended for anyone who deals with large amounts of data in a spreadsheet and who already has a good understanding of Excel.

PowerPoint Intermediate

The manual and associated training files for this course will show you how to create an onscreen presentation, including adding visual and sound effects to text and objects.

Word 2010 Advanced

Learn how to manage a large document, including creating an index and a table of contents. Other options such as forms, cross-references and auto text are also covered.

This course is recommended for anyone who deals with the manipulation of large Word documents.

 

Manuals and training files for many more Microsoft Office applications are available to download from our web page.

 

Class Room Based Microsoft Training

 

Microsoft Project 2010 Beginner Skills

This course is an e-learning version of our introductory level Microsoft Project 2010 course. Learn how to create and manage a new Project, including adding Project information and setting basic Project options. Other options such as creating tasks, linking tasks and importing Excel data into Project are also covered.If you are interested in this training please email us and we will arrange a suitable session

On Line e-learning Business Systems Training 

The following courses are available as e-learning and can be accessed via Blackboard. Please contact IT Training via itskills@dmu.ac.uk for more information.

QLS Introduction

An introduction to the student database system, aimed at administrative staff. The course covers the most frequently used QLs screens and tasks such as navigating around the system and changing addresses. The e –learning course aims to provide staff with an overview of the software and give staff the confidence to perform key administrative tasks.

This course is completed online via Blackboard, contact itskills@dmu.ac.uk for details

QLS Admissions

You should have already completed the QLs introduction course and be familiar with the fundamentals of using the QLs system.

This course will cover the process of direct applicant admissions.

This course is completed online via Blackboard, contact itskills@dmu.ac.uk for details

QLS Enrolment

You should have already completed the QLs introduction course and be familiar with the fundamentals of using the QLs system.

This course will look at the process of the manual enrolment of students onto a programme of study at DMU and works on the assumption that you will be using the “phased” system.

This course is completed online via Blackboard, contact itskills@dmu.ac.uk for details

QLS Assessment Part 1

You should have already completed the QLs introduction course and be familiar with the fundamentals of using the QLs system. This course will cover the process of entering student marks.

This course is completed online via Blackboard, contact itskills@dmu.ac.uk for details

QLS Assessment Part 2

You should have already completed the QLs introduction course and be familiar with the fundamentals of using the QLs system. This course will cover further processes associated with entering student marks.

This course is completed online via Blackboard, contact itskills@dmu.ac.uk for details

BI Launch Pad Reporting

This is the new reporting system that replaces iCapella.

The e-learning course covers the basic functions of scheduling, viewing and emailing reports using examples. Before attending the course all applicants are asked to ascertain approval from their line manager. Designing new reports is outside the scope of this course.

This course is completed online via Blackboard, contact itskills@dmu.ac.uk for details.

ADS Introduction

An introduction to the curriculum database, aimed at administrative staff. The e-learning course aims to provide staff with an overview of the software and how it fits in with university processes and will enable staff to perform key tasks using the database, such as: creating and amending curriculum templates; the workflow; printing templates; searching the database. A comprehensive user manual is supplied to accompany the e-learning.

This course is completed online via Blackboard, contact itskills@dmu.ac.uk for details.

SAP Finance

An introduction to the Sap Finance system, aimed at staff with purchasing responsibility. The e-learning course aims to provide staff with an overview of the software and how it fits in with university processes and will enable staff to perform key tasks such as navigating around the system, requisitioning and receipting.This course is completed online via Blackboard, contact itskills@dmu.ac.uk for details.

On Line e-learning Microsoft Project Training

 

Microsoft Project 2010 Beginner Skills

This course is an e-learning version of our introductory level Microsoft Project 2010 course. Learn how to create and manage a new Project, including adding Project information and setting basic Project options. Other options such as creating tasks, linking tasks and importing Excel data into Project are also covered.

This course is completed online via Blackboard, contact itskills@dmu.ac.uk for details.

 

Tutor Lead Class Room Sessions for Business Systems

 

QL-e Introduction

An introduction to QL-e, an enquiry system for the student and curriculum databases, which is aimed at both academic and administrative staff. The course will cover basic search enquiries on students, curriculum and assessment and how to view, sort and export data.

If you are interested in this training please email us itskills@dmu.ac.uk and we will arrange a suitable session.

SharePoint Intranet

This training course is aimed at members of staff who will be responsible for creating and editing content on Faculty/Departmental Intranet pages.

A course booking form needs to be completed prior to attending this course.

Thursday 11 May 9:30am to 12pm
Wednesday 7 June 9:30am to 12pm
Thursday 13 July 9:30am to 12pm

If you are interested in this training please email us itskills@dmu.ac.uk

 

Online Store

Online Store is De Montfort University’s online ecommerce solution, designed to supply a range of products and services to students, staff, businesses and the general public. This course covers creating and managing products that will be hosted within the online store product catalogue module.

A course booking form needs to be completed prior to attending this course.

Thursday 22 June 9:30am to 12pm

If you are interested in this training please email us itskills@dmu.ac.uk 

 


 

 

Learning and Development 

Managers' Toolkit

The Managers’ Toolkit is an online resource available to all DMU staff (not just “managers!).  The site has over 3,000 resources including video and audio clips, case studies, “how to guides”, self-assessments, templates, top tips etc – and many can be downloaded onto your desktop or mobile device.  

Managers’ Toolkit 

 

Academic Resources

Outstanding Teaching and Exceptional Learning in Different Contexts

i Learning and Teaching

Cultural Inclusivity: a guide for DMU staff

 

Equality and diversity e-learning resources

Diversity Learning Zone

The Diversity Challenge

Equality and Leadership Podcast

Understanding Bias

Equality & Diversity Essentials e-Learning Course

 

Safeguarding e-learning

Safeguarding Essentials

 

MyAppraisal resources

Senior Staff (MAX) Appraisal Resources

MyAppraisal Resources

 

Online workshops

Presentation Skills

Communication Skills (Questioning and Listening)

Committee Servicing Training Resource

Developing Leadership Skills

Challenging conversations and how to manage them

Freedom Of Information

Information Management

Bullying and Harassment

Information Security Awareness

Essentials of Budgeting

 

Distance Learning Qualifications

Leicester College have a wide range of free/low cost qualifications available to DMU staff.  

Many of the courses are now run on-line but those who prefer a paper option can also participate (there is usually a small charge for the paper option).  The courses are very flexible to complete – you work at your own pace so they can be a good fit with work:life balance and fluctuating job demands.  Some of these may directly support your work and or your development.  Others might be of a more personal interest.  By the end of 2015 over 100 staff have gained qualifications through this route.  Popular choices are Team Leading, Customer Service and Equality & Diversity.

Click here to see the full range available.

 


Useful Guides (PDF Resource)

A Useful Guide to Assertiveness

A Useful Guide to Appraisals

A Useful Guide to Being Influential

A Useful Guide to Business Cases

A Useful Guide to Career Development

A Useful Guide to Communicating Effectively

A Useful Guide to Customer Service

A Useful Guide to Dealing with Difficult Behaviour

A Useful Guide to Delegating

A Useful Guide to Delivering Training

A Useful Guide to Diversity

A Useful Guide to Effective Change

A Useful Guide to Feedback

A Useful Guide to Goal Setting

A Useful Guide to Interview Success

A Useful Guide to Interviewing

A Useful Guide to Managing Conduct

A Useful Guide to Managing Email

A Useful Guide to Managing Meetings

A Useful Guide to Managing People

A Useful Guide to Managing Performance

A Useful Guide to Managing Projects

A Useful Guide to Managing Sickness Absence

A Useful Guide to Managing Teams

A Useful Guide to Mentoring

A Useful Guide to Minute Taking

A Useful Guide to Motivating

A Useful Guide to Networking

A Useful Guide to Performance Coaching

A Useful Guide to Prince2

A Useful Guide to Problem Solving

A Useful Guide to Process Mapping

A Useful Guide to Public Speaking

A Useful Guide to Report Writing

A Useful Guide to Resolving Conflict

A Useful Guide to Self Management

A Useful Guide to SWOT Analysis

A Useful Guide to Time Management

A Useful Guide to Training Needs Analysis

A Useful Guide to Work Life Balance

 

Video Resources

Managing Performance

Managing Long-term Absence

Managing Unacceptable Behaviour

Communicating Change

 


 

Health and Safety

 

Human Focus

Back care in offices

Bomb and terrorists threats

Display screen work

Laptop work

Health and safety in offices

Managing contractors

Manual handling in offices

Coping with stress in offices

Violence and aggression at work

Coping with violence

Asbestos safety

 


 

Research Development 

Qualitative Inquiry

Undertaking a Viva – An insight into the viva process and experience

 


 

Centre for Enhancing Learning Through Technologies

Staff Support Hub for Enhancing Learning through Technology

A few examples of what can be found on the Staff Support Hub:

Blackboard Quick Guides

DMU Core Learning Technologies

ELT Threshold

ELT Key documentation & Policies

Support - Faculty Project Officers

 
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Intranet

Single Sign-On allows you to access multiple IT resources with only one log in.

Events calendar
Events calendar

At DMU there is always something to do or see, check out our events for yourself.

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Staff portal

Check your email, view your payslips and access all our systems including Blackboard.