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Information Technology

Information Technology

IT Lunch and Learn

2017-2018

How to Avoid a Blackboard Meltdown

This session will feature Blackboard tips and tricks aimed at making your use of the Blackboard system more productive and efficient, and most importantly – avoiding disaster. We’ll discuss best practices for submitting work and tests, Blackboard course design, tracking features and the easiest way to get support for common Blackboard issues. Additionally, this session will also feature an extensive Q&A session where you can ask questions about issues that affect your use of Blackboard, and get solutions to your issues.

Date Time Topic Location Lead Audience
Oct 6, 2017 12:30-1:30 pm How to Avoid a Blackboard Meltdown CCS 307 Ian Thomson All Audiences

Windows 10 - What You Need to Know

This hands-on lunch and learn session will introduce you to some of the key features of the Windows 10 operating system. Topics will include the Start Menu, pinning, settings, navigating the desktop, using multiple desktops, searching for programs and files, OneDrive.

Date Time Topic Location Lead Audience
November 3, 2017 12:30-1:30 pm Windows 10 - What You Need to Know BH 126 Ian Thomson All Audiences

IT Town Hall

This session is intended to provide the Trent Community with an update on the current state of IT at Trent and provide an opportunity for the community to ask questions of the Associate Vice-President, IT regarding the direction of IT at Trent.

Date Time Topic Location Lead Audience
December 4, 2017 12:30-1:30 pm IT Town Hall SC 137 Tariq Al-Idrissi All Audiences

​IT Security. Its Everyone’s Job!

Information security is becoming an all too common news item with terms like phishing, hackers and ransomware frequently coming up in daily events. In the changing world of information technology, where and how to stay secure is often a moving target, it’s hard to know how to keep your data safe online. This session will talk about the growing trends in information security and provide real-world insight and tools to help you manage your information security needs effectively..

Date Time Topic Location Lead Audience
January 12, 2018 12:30-1:30 pm IT Security: It's Everyone's Job CCS 307 Ian Thomson All Audiences

​The myTrent Forms System: Automating Forms Submission

With the advent of the digital age and the growing pressure to conserve our natural resources and protect the environment, we conduct more and more of our business online. To this end, Trent has developed an electronic form system within the myTrent Portal, which can be used to streamline your internal processes, automate the collection of data to targeted audiences within the Trent community, and massively reduce the amount of paper you use. This course will introduce staff to the form builder system, walk them through the creation of a test form, and give them the access to create forms of their own.

Date Time Topic Location Lead Audience
February 2, 2018 12:30-1:30 pm The myTrent Forms System: Automating Forms Submission BH 126 Matt Keefer Staff & Faculty

​From IT Novice to IT Expert: The IT Badging System

This hands-on lunch and learn session will introduce you to the Badging system in the IT Training Portal. The Badging system provides training modules on a variety of IT topics such as Office 365, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Windows 10 and Blackboard to name a few.

Date Time Topic Location Lead Audience
March 9, 2018 12:30-1:30 pm From Novice to IT Expert: The IT Badging System BH 126 Chris Los Staff and Faculty

Virtual Reality in Education: What is on the Horizon?

The utilization of Virtual Reality (VR) for educational purposes is on the rise. VR is changing from technical curiosity to a useful tool and perhaps even a productive enhancement to human interaction. VR has moved from being the purview of the military and aviation to the mainstream of professional development, as managers, instructors, coaches and therapists have claimed increasing benefit from immersive experiences. Many companies are springing up that show steady growth in the VR educational market (including zSpace, Alchemy VR and Immersive VR Education). Come to this session and discover what is on the VR horizon and how Trent is preparing for this VR world.

Date Time Topic Location Lead Audience
TBA 12:30-1:30 pm Virtual Reality in Education: What is on the Horizon? TBA Tariq Al-Idrissi All Audiences

Tracking With Request Tracker

Does your department receive a large amount of email? Do you wish there was a better way of keeping track of the who, what, when, where, and why? Do you wish there was a way of automating responses and notifications? Do you wish there was a way to quickly search through correspondences for trends or past issues? Request Tracker may be the answer! Come out and see what the new Request Tracker can do for you!

Date Time Topic Location Lead Audience
May 4, 2018 12:30-1:30 pm Tracking with Request Tracker BH 126 Mark Newell Staff and Faculty