IT4U is a regular series of 30- and 45-minute interactive webinars brought to you by Information & Technology Services (ITS). Learn and apply tips and techniques for working with ITS tools, products, and services. Topics include Google, Box, the U-M Data Warehouse, accessibility tips, safe computing, video conferencing, and more.
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|My LINC||IT4U73||IT4U73: My LINC Tips & Tricks||
My LINC offers a wealth of resources--from eLearning courses to step-by-step procedures and more. Jeanne Mackey (ITS) offers tips for streamlining navigation and searches and avoiding typical My LINC "gotcha's."
|Data Warehouse||IT4U72||Create a Shortcode Report in BusinessObjects||
Bill LaCroix (ITS) shows how to create a BusinessObjects report that lists a department's Shortcodes and associated chartfields. For Shortcodes with Project Grants, the report provides PG details, including contacts and current balance. Level: Introductory.
|Videoconferencing||IT4U71||Going Live with BlueJeans||
Todd Austin (LSA Instructional Support Services) provides a quick-start introduction to participating in, moderating, and setting up BlueJeans virtual connections. Learn how to create real-time video and/or audio links for teaching, research, meetings, and events. See what's changed since our last BlueJeans webinar.
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|IT4U70||What's New with Google Sites||
Google Sites has a new look and feel. Monica Hickson (ITS) shows how to create pages, add new stylish themes, drag and drop content, and collaborate in real time. Level: Intermediate.
|File Storage||IT4U69||Collaborate with Box and Google Shared Accounts||
Do you have files in your Google Drive or Box folders that really belong to your department or project team? MaryBeth Stuenkel (ITS) shows how to use shared accounts to manage your team’s data—from Box folders to Google email and calendars. Level: Intermediate.
|IT4U68||The New Inbox by Gmail||
Are you looking for a different way to manage your email so it acts more like a task list? Inbox by Gmail sorts, bundles and marks your email as complete. Monica Hickson (ITS) shows how to use the new features and get closer to INBOX ZERO--an inbox with no email in it! Level: Intermediate.
|Data Warehouse||IT4U67||HR Job Code Changes in the U-M Data Warehouse||
UHR has added 1700 dual job codes to the Human Resource data set as part of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulatory changes. Denise Stegall (UHR) demonstrates the impact of this change and how to modify your reports. If you use BusinessObjects or another tool to access the HR data set, this session is for you!
|Data Warehouse||IT4U66||Intro to the U-M Data Warehouse||
Mary Wise and Jeanne Mackey (ITS) provide an overview of some of the main data sets, how to access and use the data dictionaries, U-M Maintained reports, and training resources. Level: Introductory.
|System Access||IT4U64||Getting Access to U-M Administrative Data with OARS||
Kristen Jackson (ITS) demonstrates the new Online Access Request System (OARS), including how to request access, track the status of your request, and check what access you have.
|File Storage||IT4U65||Securing Your Data in M+Box||
MaryBeth Stuenkel (ITS) shows how to make M+Box work better for you, using the available security features. Your data is encrypted while stored in Box and also during uploads and downloads. But there's more! This cloud-based service offers additional options to ensure the privacy and security of your files.
|Data Warehouse||IT4U63||BusinessObjects Tips & Tricks||
Review of time-saving tips in BusinessObjects--from scheduling reports to creating grouped variables and simple charts. Level: Basic to intermediate.
|Safe Computing||IT4U62||Spear Phishing--Don't Get Hooked!||
Spear phishing is an e-mail spoofing fraud attempt to steal your confidential data. Data security analyst Louis Daher (ITS ) offers tips on how to identify and avoid common hooks and prepare for any future attacks.
|Data Warehouse||IT4U61||Using BusinessObjects with Financial Data||
Learn to modify a canned BusinessObjects query and build your own in the Financial data set. Level: Intermediate
|IT4U60||Organize Your Google Mail||
Is your Google Mail inbox out of control? Learn how to get and stay organized with shortcuts, filters, labs, and extensions. Presenter: Rick Sawoscinski (ITS) Level: Basic to intermediate.
|Data Warehouse||IT4U58||Report Filters and Tabs in BusinessObjects Reports||
Learn how to customize data display with filters, tabs, and more in BusinessObjects reports. Level: Introductory
|Digital Signage||IT4U56||Live Data on Digital Signs--Part 1||
Mandy Grabowski (ITS) shows how to update your digital sign’s content via a Google Sheet, using the Sheet-to-Sign connection. Level: Intermediate.
|Data Warehouse||IT4U55||Formulas & Variables in BusinessObjects||
Leverage the power of formulas and variables in BusinessObjects reports--including numeric, character, document, and logical functions. Level: Intermediate.
|IT4U54||What's New with Google Calendar||
Jennifer Mruk (ITS) shows how to customize your Google calendar. Learn how to add a Google Hangout, set notifications, time slots and your work hours, add an attachment to an invitation, use the mobile app, and more. Level: Introductory.
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|Data Warehouse||IT4U53||Merging Multiple Data Providers in BusinessObjects BI4||
Learn how to merge data from multiple datasets in BusinessObjects. Level: Intermediate.
|Data Warehouse||IT4U52||Creating Reports in BusinessObjects BI4||
Learn how to create and format BusinessObjects reports. Level: Beginning-intermediate.
|Data Warehouse||IT4U51||Sneak Peek at BusinessObjects BI4||
Learn what's new with BusinessObjects version BI4. Level: Beginning-intermediate.
|Accessibility||IT4U50||Accessibility Tips for Mac Users||
Jane Vincent, Assistive Technology Manager (ITS), reviews OS X Yosemite's features that make computing easier for people with disabilities--and possibly everyone else. Innovations include screen configuration options and improved speech recognition and text-to-speech.
|Canvas||IT4U49||Canvas at U-M||
Canvas is U-M's cloud-based learning management system. Dave Nassar (ITS) shows what the buzz is all about, including streamlined workflows and powerful tools like Speedgrader. Level: Introductory.
|File Storage||IT4U48||U-M File Storage Solutions||
Choosing the best online storage options for your files can be daunting. MaryBeth Stuenkel (ITS) offers an overview and best practices, with a focus on M+Box and Google Drive. Level: Introductory.
|Data Reporting||IT4U47||ITS Data Reporting Resources||
If you're just getting started with U-M administrative data reporting, this one's for you! Jeanne Mackey (ITS) provides a quick overview of resources, including data set descriptions, data dictionaries, the Report Library, training options, and more. Level: Introductory.
|Videoconferencing||IT4U46||Using Blue Jeans, Part 2||
Learn more about setting up, participating in, and moderating Blue Jeans virtual meetings. Presenter Mike Stork (ITS) covers typical "gotchas" and best practices. Level: Intermediate.
|Videoconferencing||IT4U45||Experience a Blue Jeans Virtual Meeting||
Mike Stork (ITS) demonstrates basic meeting management, screen-sharing, phone participation, and more. This webinar took place within a Blue Jeans meeting, with most participants interacting via web camera.
|IT4U43||Intro to Google Drive||
Martin Sager and Jen Mruk (ITS) give a quick tour of Google Drive with time-saving tips. Includes a comparison with Microsoft Office. Level: Introductory.
|Qualtrics||IT4U40||Streamlined Surveys with Qualtrics||
Britain Woodman (Library Operations) offers tips on creating surveys with Qualtrics.