Workshop programme

Computing Services workshops are open to University of Liverpool staff and postgraduate students. Responsibility for the training of undergraduate students remains with their respective departments but places on the ECDL workshop can be booked by undergraduate students and many of our workshop materials can be downloaded on the MWS for self-study.

Participants MUST satisfy the pre-requisites listed;  anyone failing to satisfy these conditions may be asked to leave the workshop. In the event of insufficient numbers, we reserve the right to cancel the event.

To book a place (on a first come, first served basis) please submit your request by using the self-service portal at servicedesk.liverpool.ac.uk (navigate to Request (or Make a Request) > Book on an IT Workshop).

When you make a booking, you will receive a confirmation email from the Service Desk. One week prior to the event you will receive a second email to remind you of your booking. You may cancel your place if you can no longer attend. If you do not cancel your place and subsequently do not attend the workshop, Computing Services reserves the right to restrict your bookings on further workshops.

Current Workshops:

Date/Time

Course

Places Remaining

12 Jun

Slideshow Presentations in PowerPoint 2016 (Time: 10:00 - 12:00)

Description: This workshop is for experienced users of PowerPoint 2016 who wish to improve the quality and content of their presentations using some of the more advanced tools and techniques within PowerPoint 2016. This practical hands-on workshop will consist of a series of exercises covering topics including the use of: Templates; Master Slides; Charts; Diagrams. This workshop will also include practical advice in how to prepare your presentation so you can take some of the stress out of making your presentation at a conference or unfamiliar location.

6


13 Jun

Creating and Editing Web Intelligence Reports (Time: 13:00 - 16:00)

Description: This workshop is for staff who are required to create and modify web intelligence documents. It is recommended that staff should only book onto this course if they have permissions to create and edit web intelligence reports and have previously attended the Introduction to Business Objects Launchpad workshop.

Web Intelligence is a report writing tool accessed via the Business Objects Launchpad. This practical hands-on session will cover:

  • Creating new web intelligence documents
  • Working with query filters
  • Editing reports and queries
  • Formatting your report
  • Adding input controls
  • Working with breaks and sections
  • Using page view
  • Sorting report data
  • Adding basic calculations to your report

You must already have registered for a Business Objects account before attending this course. If you have not already done so, please complete and submit a Business Objects Registration Form at least one week prior to the course.


6


19 Jun

Banner 9 Study Paths (Programme Transfers) (Time: 10:00 - 11:30)

Description: Banner is the desktop application for the Student Record System (previously known as SPIDER). This hands on workshop will equip you with the skills to be able to process a programme transfer request since the introduction of Study Paths to Banner. This session will specifically focus on using the SFAREGS screen and not the full end to end transfer process. This course is only for current users of Banner (SPIDER) and not suitable for members of staff who have not done a programme transfer before. The course will include information on HESA Data Futures, explain what Study Paths is and how the process of Programme Transfers has changed (this will be taught in Banner 8). This practical hands on session will cover: - What HESA Data Futures is - What Study Paths is - Changes to the Programme Transfer process

9


19 Jun

Introduction to Process Mapping (Time: 10:00 - 12:00)

Description: Learn about the fundamentals and benefits of visually mapping processes in this interactive workshop. This half day workshop is aimed at members of staff who have an interest in understanding how processes work in order to improve them. The interactive workshop will cover: - Benefits - Types of process mapping - What symbols to use - Practical exercises The workshop will give you the tools and techniques to return to your department armed with the skills to start documenting your processes. As this is an interactive session, it is essential that you bring a mobile device: either a laptop or mobile phone.

-1


20 Jun

Banner 9 Study Paths (Programme Transfers) (Time: 10:00 - 11:30)

Description: Banner is the desktop application for the Student Record System (previously known as SPIDER). This hands on workshop will equip you with the skills to be able to process a programme transfer request since the introduction of Study Paths to Banner. This session will specifically focus on using the SFAREGS screen and not the full end to end transfer process. This course is only for current users of Banner (SPIDER) and not suitable for members of staff who have not done a programme transfer before. The course will include information on HESA Data Futures, explain what Study Paths is and how the process of Programme Transfers has changed (this will be taught in Banner 8). This practical hands on session will cover: - What HESA Data Futures is - What Study Paths is - Changes to the Programme Transfer process

12


25 Jun

Starting With Sharepoint (Time: 13:30 - 16:30)

Description: SharePoint provides a secure environment to edit, organise and share information with colleagues to support collaborative working across the University. SharePoint supersedes Public Folders and provides a powerful means with which to work together. SharePoint Online can be accessed via a web browser: we recommend using Internet Explorer. This session is for staff who are new to SharePoint Online – no prior experience is required. In the session, we will cover: • Logging in and navigating around SharePoint sites • Working with files and folders in SharePoint • Checking in and out documents • Adding Tasks • Working collaboratively • Working with Lists • Adding Web Parts to your site • Creating Contacts • The look and feel of your site • Understanding User, Groups and Permissions • Searching for content in your SharePoint site

0


26 Jun

ECDL Exam Session (Time: 10:00)

Description: This session is for staff and students who have already registered to complete the ECDL. The ECDL exam session provides an opportunity to sit an exam for a module which forms part of the 7-unit ECDL qualification. Each module test has a time limit of 45 minutes. If you fail a test you may not re-sit it on the same day. You must have purchased sufficient ECDL exam vouchers from the Online Store at http://payments.liv.ac.uk for the module exam(s) you wish to sit.

6


27 Jun

NVivo 12 - A Practical Workshop for Beginners (Time: 13:30 - 17:00)

Description: This is a half day course for STAFF and POST GRADUATE RESEARCH STUDENTS only. This course will give you practical experience within the working environment of NVivo 12 and will centre on an exercise booklet, demonstrations, and guidance from the course leader. NVivo 12 is a market leading piece of software providing a supported framework to analyse qualitative data. Note: This course is designed to show features of the tool and not to teach qualitative data analysis techniques.

The course is designed for beginner users (the software specific terminology is explained) and will cover subjects including (but not exclusively): Installation of NVivo 12, How to create a project, Importing and classifying Sources files, defining and creating nodes to categorise your data, create Queries, Matrixes, Graphs and Charts, Generate reports and exporting findings.


7


27 Jun

Introducing Formulas and Functions in Excel 2016 (Time: 10:00 - 12:00)

Description: Ever struggled to use formulas to do simple calculations in Excel? This self-study workshop will cover mathematical operators, understanding the use of brackets in calculations, using percentages and ranges and using the more commonly found functions, i.e. insert, count, maximum and minimum, round, if, countif and sumif. Need any of the above? Then this workshop is for you!

The format is a hands-on, self-study workshop with tutors available to assist you. Please note: this is NOT a taught course; attendees are expected to work through the self-study booklet at their own pace. The workshop assumes you have good basic computer skills, you are familiar with using spreadsheets, and that you are a registered user of the MWS. This is NOT a course for people who have only basic computer skills, nor will it teach you statistics of how to use Excel.


10


28 Jun

IT Coffee Morning for New Staff (Time: 10:00 - 11:30)

Description: This informal coffee morning is for new members of staff. We’ll introduce you to some of the IT services that can help to support your work, update you on the latest developments, signpost you to the support we provide, and run through some tips and tricks to help you to make the most of our services. We’ll then be on hand over a cup of tea or coffee to chat about and answer any questions you may have.

4


1 Jul

Banner 9 Study Paths (Module Changes and Secondary Curricula) (Time: 13:00 - 14:30)

Description: Banner 9 is the desktop application for the Student Record System (previously known as SPIDER). This hands on workshop will equip you with the skills to be able to add and delete modules on a student record as well as add or delete a secondary curricula to a student record since the introduction of Study Paths to Banner 9. This course is only for current users of Banner (SPIDER). It is advised that individuals attend a Navigation Training Session prior to attending this training if they have not used Banner 9 previously. The course will include information on HESA Data Futures, explain what Study Paths is and how the process of modules changes and secondary curricula has changed. This practical hands on session will cover: - What HESA Data Futures is - What Study Paths is - How to add/delete modules on a student record - How to add/delete secondary curricula on a student record

0


2 Jul

Banner 9 Study Paths (Programme Transfers) (Time: 13:30 - 14:30)

Description: Banner is the desktop application for the Student Record System (previously known as SPIDER). This hands on workshop will equip you with the skills to be able to process a programme transfer request since the introduction of Study Paths to Banner. This session will specifically focus on using the SFAREGS screen and not the full end to end transfer process. This course is only for current users of Banner (SPIDER) and not suitable for members of staff who have not done a programme transfer before. The course will include information on HESA Data Futures, explain what Study Paths is and how the process of Programme Transfers has changed (this will be taught in Banner 8). This practical hands on session will cover: - What HESA Data Futures is - What Study Paths is - Changes to the Programme Transfer process

11


3 Jul

Using Pivot Tables in Excel 2016 (Time: 10:00 - 12:00)

Description: Scared of Pivot Tables? Stress no more.... This hands on workshop will introduce you to understanding and creating Pivot Tables in Excel 2016.

4


3 Jul

Introduction to Business Objects Launchpad (Time: 14:00 - 16:00)

Description: This workshop is for staff who use Business Objects to report and explore data held within central University business systems such as SPIDER, EXAMS and IRIS. The session will provide an overview of the Business Objects Launchpad which will enable you to access Web Intelligence, view data in your web browser and export it in other formats, and navigate through high-level information spaces using Explorer. This practical hands-on session will cover:
  • Navigation around the Launchpad
  • Search tools
  • Organising your documents and folders
  • Viewing, navigating, printing and saving documents
  • Refreshing documents to retrieve data
  • Sending documents to, and receiving them from, other users
This session does not cover the creation and editing of Web Intelligence reports or advanced functionality with Business Objects. These areas are covered in separate courses.

You must already have registered for a Business Objects account before attending this course: if you have not already done so, please complete and submit a Business Objects Registration Form which is available to download from http://www.liv.ac.uk/media/livacuk/computingservices/help/bissreg.pdf


9


4 Jul

Working with Charts in Excel 2016 (Time: 14:00 - 16:30)

Description: The format is a hands-on, self-study workshop with tutors available to assist you. Please note: this is NOT a taught course; attendees are expected to work through the self-study booklet at their own pace. The workshop assumes you have good basic computer skills, you are familiar with using spreadsheets, and that you are a registered user of the MWS. This is NOT a course for people who have only basic computer skills.

10


4 Jul

Introduction to Continuous Improvement (Time: 09:30 - 12:30)

Description: "This is a half day taster workshop that will help you to understand what continuous improvement is and approaches to it. After the workshop, you will also be able to apply a range of tools to help with continuous improvement activity. The tools we will cover include: - The 8 waste tool: how to spot waste in your processes - The cause and effect tool: help you to identify possible causes of a problem and support root cause analysis. You will also be provided with an overview of how continuous improvement is completed at the University and how we can help you."

0


4 Jul

Banner 9 Study Paths (Programme Transfers) (Time: 10:00 - 11:30)

Description: Banner is the desktop application for the Student Record System (previously known as SPIDER). This hands on workshop will equip you with the skills to be able to process a programme transfer request since the introduction of Study Paths to Banner. This session will specifically focus on using the SFAREGS screen and not the full end to end transfer process. This course is only for current users of Banner (SPIDER) and not suitable for members of staff who have not done a programme transfer before. The course will include information on HESA Data Futures, explain what Study Paths is and how the process of Programme Transfers has changed (this will be taught in Banner 8). This practical hands on session will cover: - What HESA Data Futures is - What Study Paths is - Changes to the Programme Transfer process

7


8 Jul

Introduction to Liberty (Serengeti) for Electronic Document Management (Time: 14:00 - 16:30)

Description: This course will highlight the most effective ways to use Liberty Electronic Document Management System (formally known as Serengeti). The session will cover: - Application terminology - Access rights - Navigating the workspace - Installing and using the Microsoft Add-in - Uploading documents - Searching documents - Document management - Bookmarking An additional section for ‘Super Users’ of the system will also be provided. Please note: to complete this training course you will be automatically enrolled onto the Liberty Training environment and access will be assigned to your University personal MWS account prior to the session.

0


9 Jul

Making Outlook Work for You (Time: 14:00 - 16:00)

Description: Do you struggle to keep on top of your inbox? Do you lose track of emails that you need to follow up? This course will show some of the techniques you can use to make Outlook work for you, including use of flags, categories, tasks, rules & managing calendars.

8


9 Jul

Advanced Functions in Excel 2016 (Time: 10:00 - 12:00)

Description: A look at the more advanced functions within Excel 2016 including logical functions, date and time functions, vlookup and hlookup, statistical functions, maths and trig functions, text, database and financial functions. The format is a hands-on, self-study workshop with tutors available to assist you. Please note: this is NOT a taught course; attendees are expected to work through the self-study booklet at their own pace. The workshop assumes you have good basic computer skills, you are familiar with using spreadsheets, and that you are a registered user of the MWS. This is NOT a course for people who have only basic computer skills, nor will it teach you statistics of how to use Excel.

12


10 Jul

Purchase Orders & Invoices in Agresso (Time: 09:30 - 16:30)

Description: This workshop is for Staff only. It is a requirement that you attend Agresso training before you are provided with access to the system. Training, and access, must be authorised by your School Manager or Head of Department before the course.

The workshop will show you how to:
  • Input/amend purchase orders in Agresso.
  • Register the receipt of goods or services.
  • Post purchase invoices ready for payment.
  • Run enquires for purchase orders to see all outstanding orders.
  • Run enquiries to see if invoices have been paid.
To book, please complete the Agresso Training Request form and submit this to the Service Desk.


9


11 Jul

ECDL Practice Session (Time: 10:00)

Description: This sesion is for staff and students who have already registered to complete the ECDL. The ECDL practice session provides an opportunity to sit a mock, diagnostic, test in an exam environment with assistance if required. Practice tests are a useful way of preparing for an ECDL module exam because they use the same test system and present similar tasks for you to complete. There is no time limit for a practice test, unlike an ECDL module exam. Please ensure that you have your BCS registration number and your staff/student ID number to hand when you attend for the practice test .

9


16 Jul

Creating and Editing Web Intelligence Reports (Time: 09:00 - 12:00)

Description: This workshop is for staff who are required to create and modify web intelligence documents. It is recommended that staff should only book onto this course if they have permissions to create and edit web intelligence reports and have previously attended the Introduction to Business Objects Launchpad workshop.

Web Intelligence is a report writing tool accessed via the Business Objects Launchpad. This practical hands-on session will cover:

  • Creating new web intelligence documents
  • Working with query filters
  • Editing reports and queries
  • Formatting your report
  • Adding input controls
  • Working with breaks and sections
  • Using page view
  • Sorting report data
  • Adding basic calculations to your report

You must already have registered for a Business Objects account before attending this course. If you have not already done so, please complete and submit a Business Objects Registration Form at least one week prior to the course.


8


16 Jul

Starting With Sharepoint (Time: 13:30 - 16:30)

Description: SharePoint provides a secure environment to edit, organise and share information with colleagues to support collaborative working across the University. SharePoint supersedes Public Folders and provides a powerful means with which to work together. SharePoint Online can be accessed via a web browser: we recommend using Internet Explorer. This session is for staff who are new to SharePoint Online – no prior experience is required. In the session, we will cover: • Logging in and navigating around SharePoint sites • Working with files and folders in SharePoint • Checking in and out documents • Adding Tasks • Working collaboratively • Working with Lists • Adding Web Parts to your site • Creating Contacts • The look and feel of your site • Understanding User, Groups and Permissions • Searching for content in your SharePoint site

4


17 Jul

Creating Sales Invoices in Agresso (Time: 10:00 - 12:30)

Description: This workshop is for staff only. It is a requirement that you attend Agresso training before you are provided with access to the system. Training, and access, must be authorised by your School Manager or Head of Department before the course.

This workshop will show you how to:
  • Create/amend Sales Invoices in Agresso.
  • Create Sales Credit Notes.
  • Run enquiries to view sales invoice transactions.
To book, please complete the Agresso Training Request form and submit this to the Service Desk.


8


18 Jul

Online Store - Conferences & Events Module (Time: 10:00 - 12:00)

Description: This course is aimed at members of Staff who want to regularly use the University’s Online Store to take bookings and/or payments for conferences and events via credit or debit card and would find it beneficial to be able to personally input and manage these events.

The session will show you how to:
- Set up an event.
- Add chargeable and/or bookable extras to your event.
- Add attendee categories to your event.
- Set up a waiting list
- Run detailed reports on your event.

This course is for staff only - bookings and access to the Online Store must be authorised by your School Manager before the course.

The course is aimed at members of staff that want to take payments for conferences and events. For short courses, (e.g CPD courses), please look out for "Online Store - Short Courses Module" sessions.


10


23 Jul

Banner 9 Study Paths (Programme Transfers) (Time: 14:00 - 15:30)

Description: Banner is the desktop application for the Student Record System (previously known as SPIDER). This hands on workshop will equip you with the skills to be able to process a programme transfer request since the introduction of Study Paths to Banner. This session will specifically focus on using the SFAREGS screen and not the full end to end transfer process. This course is only for current users of Banner (SPIDER) and not suitable for members of staff who have not done a programme transfer before. The course will include information on HESA Data Futures, explain what Study Paths is and how the process of Programme Transfers has changed (this will be taught in Banner 8). This practical hands on session will cover: - What HESA Data Futures is - What Study Paths is - Changes to the Programme Transfer process

12


23 Jul

ECDL Exam Session (Time: 10:00)

Description: This session is for staff and students who have already registered to complete the ECDL. The ECDL exam session provides an opportunity to sit an exam for a module which forms part of the 7-unit ECDL qualification. Each module test has a time limit of 45 minutes. If you fail a test you may not re-sit it on the same day. You must have purchased sufficient ECDL exam vouchers from the Online Store at http://payments.liv.ac.uk for the module exam(s) you wish to sit.

10


25 Jul

Agresso: A Practical Workshop for Beginners (Time: 09:30 - 12:30)

Description: This course is aimed at those members of staff who are new users of Agresso or for those requiring a refresher. The course will provide a practical experience of using Agresso to perform journal transfers and extract financial management information.

It is a requirement that you attend Agresso training before you are provided with access to the system. Training, and access, must be authorised by your School Manager or Head of Department before the course.

By the end of the session you will be able to:
  • Navigate around the system to become familiar with the Agresso environment
  • Examine and apply the Organisational Structure using Account codes and Cost Centres
  • View the General Ledger table to view financial transactions
  • Drill down to view detailed information on the General Ledger table
  • Build and edit Browser enquiries to extract financial information from Agresso
  • Create a Journal entry to correct mis-posted transactions
  • Create Accrual entries to move transactions from one financial period to another
  • Use Balance tables to examine information on budgets, actual spend and commitments
  • Use tools to analyse and present financial data.
To book, please complete the Agresso Training Request form and submit this to the Service Desk.


5


30 Jul

Making Outlook Work for You (Time: 14:00 - 16:00)

Description: Do you struggle to keep on top of your inbox? Do you lose track of emails that you need to follow up? This course will show some of the techniques you can use to make Outlook work for you, including use of flags, categories, tasks, rules & managing calendars.

15


1 Aug

Starting With Sharepoint (Time: 13:30 - 16:30)

Description: SharePoint provides a secure environment to edit, organise and share information with colleagues to support collaborative working across the University. SharePoint supersedes Public Folders and provides a powerful means with which to work together. SharePoint Online can be accessed via a web browser: we recommend using Internet Explorer. This session is for staff who are new to SharePoint Online – no prior experience is required. In the session, we will cover: • Logging in and navigating around SharePoint sites • Working with files and folders in SharePoint • Checking in and out documents • Adding Tasks • Working collaboratively • Working with Lists • Adding Web Parts to your site • Creating Contacts • The look and feel of your site • Understanding User, Groups and Permissions • Searching for content in your SharePoint site

9


7 Aug

Introducing Formulas and Functions in Excel 2016 (Time: 10:00 - 12:00)

Description: Ever struggled to use formulas to do simple calculations in Excel? This self-study workshop will cover mathematical operators, understanding the use of brackets in calculations, using percentages and ranges and using the more commonly found functions, i.e. insert, count, maximum and minimum, round, if, countif and sumif. Need any of the above? Then this workshop is for you!

The format is a hands-on, self-study workshop with tutors available to assist you. Please note: this is NOT a taught course; attendees are expected to work through the self-study booklet at their own pace. The workshop assumes you have good basic computer skills, you are familiar with using spreadsheets, and that you are a registered user of the MWS. This is NOT a course for people who have only basic computer skills, nor will it teach you statistics of how to use Excel.


9


8 Aug

IT Coffee Morning for New Staff (Time: 10:00 - 11:30)

Description: This informal coffee morning is for new members of staff. We’ll introduce you to some of the IT services that can help to support your work, update you on the latest developments, signpost you to the support we provide, and run through some tips and tricks to help you to make the most of our services. We’ll then be on hand over a cup of tea or coffee to chat about and answer any questions you may have.

15


12 Aug

Online Store - Short Courses Module (Time: 14:00 - 16:00)

Description: This course is aimed at members of Staff that want to regularly use the University's Online Store to take bookings and/or payments for short courses via credit or debit card and would find it beneficial to be able to personally input and manage these courses within the system.

The session will show you how to:
  • Set up a course.
  • Add occurrences to your course.
  • Add chargeable extras to your course.
  • Set up a waiting list.
  • Run detailed reports on your course.
This course is for Staff only - to book, please complete the On-line Store Training Request form and submit this to the Service Desk.

The course is aimed at members of staff that want to take payments for short courses. For conferences and events, please look out for "Online Store - Conferences and Events Module" sessions.


11


15 Aug

Introduction to Business Objects Launchpad (Time: 14:00 - 16:00)

Description: This workshop is for staff who use Business Objects to report and explore data held within central University business systems such as SPIDER, EXAMS and IRIS. The session will provide an overview of the Business Objects Launchpad which will enable you to access Web Intelligence, view data in your web browser and export it in other formats, and navigate through high-level information spaces using Explorer. This practical hands-on session will cover:
  • Navigation around the Launchpad
  • Search tools
  • Organising your documents and folders
  • Viewing, navigating, printing and saving documents
  • Refreshing documents to retrieve data
  • Sending documents to, and receiving them from, other users
This session does not cover the creation and editing of Web Intelligence reports or advanced functionality with Business Objects. These areas are covered in separate courses.

You must already have registered for a Business Objects account before attending this course: if you have not already done so, please complete and submit a Business Objects Registration Form which is available to download from http://www.liv.ac.uk/media/livacuk/computingservices/help/bissreg.pdf


9


20 Aug

Creating and Editing Web Intelligence Reports (Time: 09:30 - 12:30)

Description: This workshop is for staff who are required to create and modify web intelligence documents. It is recommended that staff should only book onto this course if they have permissions to create and edit web intelligence reports and have previously attended the Introduction to Business Objects Launchpad workshop.

Web Intelligence is a report writing tool accessed via the Business Objects Launchpad. This practical hands-on session will cover:

  • Creating new web intelligence documents
  • Working with query filters
  • Editing reports and queries
  • Formatting your report
  • Adding input controls
  • Working with breaks and sections
  • Using page view
  • Sorting report data
  • Adding basic calculations to your report

You must already have registered for a Business Objects account before attending this course. If you have not already done so, please complete and submit a Business Objects Registration Form at least one week prior to the course.


9


21 Aug

Starting With Sharepoint (Time: 13:30 - 16:30)

Description: SharePoint provides a secure environment to edit, organise and share information with colleagues to support collaborative working across the University. SharePoint supersedes Public Folders and provides a powerful means with which to work together. SharePoint Online can be accessed via a web browser: we recommend using Internet Explorer. This session is for staff who are new to SharePoint Online – no prior experience is required. In the session, we will cover: • Logging in and navigating around SharePoint sites • Working with files and folders in SharePoint • Checking in and out documents • Adding Tasks • Working collaboratively • Working with Lists • Adding Web Parts to your site • Creating Contacts • The look and feel of your site • Understanding User, Groups and Permissions • Searching for content in your SharePoint site

15


21 Aug

Using Pivot Tables in Excel 2016 (Time: 10:00 - 12:00)

Description: Scared of Pivot Tables? Stress no more.... This hands on workshop will introduce you to understanding and creating Pivot Tables in Excel 2016.

11


22 Aug

Purchase Orders & Invoices in Agresso (Time: 09:30 - 16:30)

Description: This workshop is for Staff only. It is a requirement that you attend Agresso training before you are provided with access to the system. Training, and access, must be authorised by your School Manager or Head of Department before the course.

The workshop will show you how to:
  • Input/amend purchase orders in Agresso.
  • Register the receipt of goods or services.
  • Post purchase invoices ready for payment.
  • Run enquires for purchase orders to see all outstanding orders.
  • Run enquiries to see if invoices have been paid.
To book, please complete the Agresso Training Request form and submit this to the Service Desk.


11


27 Aug

Agresso: A Practical Workshop for Beginners (Time: 09:30 - 12:30)

Description: This course is aimed at those members of staff who are new users of Agresso or for those requiring a refresher. The course will provide a practical experience of using Agresso to perform journal transfers and extract financial management information.

It is a requirement that you attend Agresso training before you are provided with access to the system. Training, and access, must be authorised by your School Manager or Head of Department before the course.

By the end of the session you will be able to:
  • Navigate around the system to become familiar with the Agresso environment
  • Examine and apply the Organisational Structure using Account codes and Cost Centres
  • View the General Ledger table to view financial transactions
  • Drill down to view detailed information on the General Ledger table
  • Build and edit Browser enquiries to extract financial information from Agresso
  • Create a Journal entry to correct mis-posted transactions
  • Create Accrual entries to move transactions from one financial period to another
  • Use Balance tables to examine information on budgets, actual spend and commitments
  • Use tools to analyse and present financial data.
To book, please complete the Agresso Training Request form and submit this to the Service Desk.


13


28 Aug

Making Outlook Work for You (Time: 14:00 - 16:00)

Description: Do you struggle to keep on top of your inbox? Do you lose track of emails that you need to follow up? This course will show some of the techniques you can use to make Outlook work for you, including use of flags, categories, tasks, rules & managing calendars.

13


28 Aug

Advanced Functions in Excel 2016 (Time: 10:00 - 12:00)

Description: A look at the more advanced functions within Excel 2016 including logical functions, date and time functions, vlookup and hlookup, statistical functions, maths and trig functions, text, database and financial functions. The format is a hands-on, self-study workshop with tutors available to assist you. Please note: this is NOT a taught course; attendees are expected to work through the self-study booklet at their own pace. The workshop assumes you have good basic computer skills, you are familiar with using spreadsheets, and that you are a registered user of the MWS. This is NOT a course for people who have only basic computer skills, nor will it teach you statistics of how to use Excel.

12


10 Sep

Online Store - Conferences & Events Module (Time: 10:00 - 12:00)

Description: This course is aimed at members of Staff who want to regularly use the University’s Online Store to take bookings and/or payments for conferences and events via credit or debit card and would find it beneficial to be able to personally input and manage these events.

The session will show you how to:
- Set up an event.
- Add chargeable and/or bookable extras to your event.
- Add attendee categories to your event.
- Set up a waiting list
- Run detailed reports on your event.

This course is for staff only - bookings and access to the Online Store must be authorised by your School Manager before the course.

The course is aimed at members of staff that want to take payments for conferences and events. For short courses, (e.g CPD courses), please look out for "Online Store - Short Courses Module" sessions.


15


11 Sep

Introduction to Business Objects Launchpad (Time: 10:00 - 12:00)

Description: This workshop is for staff who use Business Objects to report and explore data held within central University business systems such as SPIDER, EXAMS and IRIS. The session will provide an overview of the Business Objects Launchpad which will enable you to access Web Intelligence, view data in your web browser and export it in other formats, and navigate through high-level information spaces using Explorer. This practical hands-on session will cover:
  • Navigation around the Launchpad
  • Search tools
  • Organising your documents and folders
  • Viewing, navigating, printing and saving documents
  • Refreshing documents to retrieve data
  • Sending documents to, and receiving them from, other users
This session does not cover the creation and editing of Web Intelligence reports or advanced functionality with Business Objects. These areas are covered in separate courses.

You must already have registered for a Business Objects account before attending this course: if you have not already done so, please complete and submit a Business Objects Registration Form which is available to download from http://www.liv.ac.uk/media/livacuk/computingservices/help/bissreg.pdf


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12 Sep

Purchase Orders & Invoices in Agresso (Time: 09:30 - 16:30)

Description: This workshop is for Staff only. It is a requirement that you attend Agresso training before you are provided with access to the system. Training, and access, must be authorised by your School Manager or Head of Department before the course.

The workshop will show you how to:
  • Input/amend purchase orders in Agresso.
  • Register the receipt of goods or services.
  • Post purchase invoices ready for payment.
  • Run enquires for purchase orders to see all outstanding orders.
  • Run enquiries to see if invoices have been paid.
To book, please complete the Agresso Training Request form and submit this to the Service Desk.


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23 Sep

Agresso: A Practical Workshop for Beginners (Time: 09:30 - 12:30)

Description: This course is aimed at those members of staff who are new users of Agresso or for those requiring a refresher. The course will provide a practical experience of using Agresso to perform journal transfers and extract financial management information.

It is a requirement that you attend Agresso training before you are provided with access to the system. Training, and access, must be authorised by your School Manager or Head of Department before the course.

By the end of the session you will be able to:
  • Navigate around the system to become familiar with the Agresso environment
  • Examine and apply the Organisational Structure using Account codes and Cost Centres
  • View the General Ledger table to view financial transactions
  • Drill down to view detailed information on the General Ledger table
  • Build and edit Browser enquiries to extract financial information from Agresso
  • Create a Journal entry to correct mis-posted transactions
  • Create Accrual entries to move transactions from one financial period to another
  • Use Balance tables to examine information on budgets, actual spend and commitments
  • Use tools to analyse and present financial data.
To book, please complete the Agresso Training Request form and submit this to the Service Desk.


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24 Sep

Creating Sales Invoices in Agresso (Time: 10:00 - 12:30)

Description: This workshop is for staff only. It is a requirement that you attend Agresso training before you are provided with access to the system. Training, and access, must be authorised by your School Manager or Head of Department before the course.

This workshop will show you how to:
  • Create/amend Sales Invoices in Agresso.
  • Create Sales Credit Notes.
  • Run enquiries to view sales invoice transactions.
To book, please complete the Agresso Training Request form and submit this to the Service Desk.


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30 Sep

Creating and Editing Web Intelligence Reports (Time: 13:00 - 16:00)

Description: This workshop is for staff who are required to create and modify web intelligence documents. It is recommended that staff should only book onto this course if they have permissions to create and edit web intelligence reports and have previously attended the Introduction to Business Objects Launchpad workshop.

Web Intelligence is a report writing tool accessed via the Business Objects Launchpad. This practical hands-on session will cover:

  • Creating new web intelligence documents
  • Working with query filters
  • Editing reports and queries
  • Formatting your report
  • Adding input controls
  • Working with breaks and sections
  • Using page view
  • Sorting report data
  • Adding basic calculations to your report

You must already have registered for a Business Objects account before attending this course. If you have not already done so, please complete and submit a Business Objects Registration Form at least one week prior to the course.


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3 Oct

IT Coffee Morning for New Staff (Time: 10:00 - 11:30)

Description: This informal coffee morning is for new members of staff. We’ll introduce you to some of the IT services that can help to support your work, update you on the latest developments, signpost you to the support we provide, and run through some tips and tricks to help you to make the most of our services. We’ll then be on hand over a cup of tea or coffee to chat about and answer any questions you may have.

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10 Oct

Introduction to Liberty (Serengeti) for Electronic Document Management (Time: 14:00 - 16:30)

Description: This course will highlight the most effective ways to use Liberty Electronic Document Management System (formally known as Serengeti). The session will cover: - Application terminology - Access rights - Navigating the workspace - Installing and using the Microsoft Add-in - Uploading documents - Searching documents - Document management - Bookmarking An additional section for ‘Super Users’ of the system will also be provided. Please note: to complete this training course you will be automatically enrolled onto the Liberty Training environment and access will be assigned to your University personal MWS account prior to the session.

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22 Jan

Introduction to Liberty (Serengeti) for Electronic Document Management (Time: 14:00 - 16:30)

Description: This course will highlight the most effective ways to use Liberty Electronic Document Management System (formally known as Serengeti). The session will cover: - Application terminology - Access rights - Navigating the workspace - Installing and using the Microsoft Add-in - Uploading documents - Searching documents - Document management - Bookmarking An additional section for ‘Super Users’ of the system will also be provided. Please note: to complete this training course you will be automatically enrolled onto the Liberty Training environment and access will be assigned to your University personal MWS account prior to the session.

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