Question of the week of 7/4/11 – Mac training

Question: I just changed departments and will be working on a Mac.  It’s brand new and is supposed to be set up this Tuesday.  I haven’t used one regularly for a very long time.  Do you have any training available for the basics and/or advanced Mac info?

Answer: We don’t offer hands-on training on Macs since we don’t have Macs in our training room, however there are several self-study resources available:

Question of the week of 4/25/11 – Quick tips to improve my PC skills

Question: I don’t have time during the semester to attend 3 hr classes. Do you ever offer short sessions at the end of the semester?

Answer: We certainly do! In fact this May we are offering a marathon of 30-minute mini-sessions on a variety of topics. They will be 30 minute sessions followed with Questions and Answers. You can bring in questions unrelated to the topic too, if time allows. We are offering these sessions so that faculty and students, in particular, can enhance their basic PC skills. See the schedule and register online at this link. In addition, we’ll show how to access additional resources for those who want more in depth training and assistance.

Many of these sessions are scheduled throughout the year, but we’re trying this min-marathon this semester and depending on how it goes, will offer at the end of the fall semester.

Question of the week of 2/28/11 – Scientific Posters

Question: I need to create a scientific poster for an upcoming conference. Can you tell me how to get started?

Answer: There are a number of resources available.

UNMC Branding Resources

Printing Services Poster Center and William Wassom’s recorded session on scientific posters and PowerPoint handout

Don’t forget to search Google and YouTube for a number of other Poster resources too!