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Tech Tuesdays

At UM, you have a plethora of IT tools and resources right at your fingertips! We’re going to show you how to use them! Join us for IS&T’s Tech Tuesday series brought to you by your IS&T team. These sessions are for Faculty and Staff only. You will learn about the technology available to you as a UM employee. Check back often for new offerings.


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July 30th | Pamela Smith | Humanities 108

Excel Budget

Are you responsible for managing and tracking a departmental budget? Would you like to improve how you manage your personal finances? Join us for a session where we’ll guide you through creating an Excel workbook budget tracking tool. This tool will automatically summarize expenditures, anticipated expenses, and remaining balances. Basic knowledge of Excel functionality will enhance your experience in this session. We’ll also review current UM accounting, purchasing and travel procedures as outlined by the respective departments. This is a hands-on session; you are welcome to bring your laptop.

Register Now! – Excel Budget Tech Tuesday

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August 27th | Jerome Dean | Humanities 108


Your solution for surveys is here! This introductory session will teach you the power of Qualtrics. Qualtrics is a versatile tool for conducting surveys, suitable for various purposes such as academic research, data collection, polling, and measuring satisfaction. Bring your laptop to the session for a hands-on experience. This will allow you to follow along and practice creating surveys and exploring the features of Qualtrics.
Before the course, take a moment and login to your account – Select ‘University of Montevallo Login’, follow the Duo Single Sign-on using your UM credentials. Lastly, click ‘No, I do not have a Qualtrics account.’ Your account will be automatically created. You’re in!

Register Now! – Qualtrics Tech Tuesday

September 17th | Pamela Smith | Humanities 108

Dynamic Forms

Are you an admin with Dynamic Form access? This is the perfect opportunity to learn how to develop a form using Dynamic Forms. You will learn about table layouts, date picker, choice lists, check boxes, radio buttons and more! This session will be in a computer lab, you are welcome to bring your own device. We will build a simple form, review the results and analyze the data produced.

Register Now! – Dynamic Forms Tech Tuesday

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October 1st | Hiedi Hughes | Morgan 202

Email Security Essentials: How to Identify and Report Phishing Attempts

Our upcoming training session combines comprehensive phishing awareness education with practical guidance on identifying and reporting suspicious emails. Participants will learn how to utilize the new ‘Barracuda Email Protection add-in’ via Microsoft Outlook to effectively report potential phishing threats.

Register Now! – Email Security Essentials Tech Tuesday

Prior Tech Tuesday Offerings

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May 21st | Justin Goldsmith | Morgan 202

One Drive/Box

Storing documents and files can be cumbersome. Join this Tech Tuesday session to understand how Box and One Drive work, learn what information can be stored using Box and One Drive and how to access your files throughout MS 365.

Register Now! – One Drive/Box

April 30th | Gabriel Martires | Morgan 202

Dynamic Forms

Are you a Dynamic Form’s Admin? This session is for you! This is the perfect opportunity to learn how to develop better templates and discuss workflows! You will learn about table layouts, date picker, choice lists, checkboxes, radio buttons, and more! This session will be in a computer lab, you are welcome to bring your own device.

Register Now! – Dynamic Forms

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April 23th | Tomeka Jones/Pamela Smith | Virtual Meeting

Teams Tech Tuesday

Are you new to Teams Meetings? If so, this session is perfect for you! It’s an opportunity to join a Teams meeting and try out all the available tools and chat features. We will cover various features such as breakout rooms, screen sharing, recordings, participants, the toolbar, etc. Play around with fun features like recording, sharing emoji reactions, raising your hand, clapping, waving, asking, and responding. The session will end with a Q&A, and you are encouraged to join the conversation and have a good time. A link to this virtual meeting will be shared with all the registrants the day before the meeting.

Teams Meetings

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April 16 | Kaley Martin | Morgan 202

Intro to Canva

This session will introduce you to Canva, an online graphic design tool, and the features and functionality it offers. Q&A is encouraged. This will be in a computer lab, but you are welcome to bring your own device.

Tech Tuesday Session(PDF)
UM Branding Guidelines(PDF)

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April 9th | Maggie Jo Benson | Morgan 202

UM Social Media Guidelines

Do you manage a UM-affiliated social media account? Do you plan to open a UM-affiliated social media account? This session is for you! You will receive training and guidelines for managing and hosting a professional and insightful UM-affiliated social media account. If you were unable to attend the April 9th Tech Tuesday about Social Media guidelines, attached is the presentation. This is valuable information for anyone managing a UM Affiliated social media account.

Building Success(PDF)

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The 4/2 Tech Tuesday session for Bookings has been rescheduled to THURSDAY April 11 at 3pm in Humanities 108. You may still register online!

April 2 | Paul Barnes | Humanities 108

Microsoft 365 Booking App Dive

Join your colleagues and learn more about the Microsoft 365 Bookings App and how it integrates into other Microsoft 365 Apps. If there is a specific feature or topic you’d like to cover, please be sure to tell us when you register for this session

Carmichael Library back entrance

March 19th | Co-Hosted: Sheila Brandt & Amanda Melcher

Carmichael Library tools and resources

Carmichael Library offers an abundance of tools for our Faculty and Staff. This session will be offered in person and virtually. Please register below.

Did you miss the Tech Tuesdays – Carmichael resources session on 3/19? You’re in luck! Below is a link to the Zoom meeting and a link to the website. Be sure to watch the Zoom meeting to learn about how to access the New York Times for free and what ‘things’ you can check out from the library!

Library Tools and Resources: Zoom RecordingLibrary Tools and Resources: Accompanying Guide (or website)

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March 19th | Justin Goldsmith

Microsoft 365 overview

(Reschedule from January 16th) – Microsoft 365 includes tools such as Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and more. You will use your UM credentials to log into Microsoft 365.

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March 5th | Malone Center | Morgan 202

LinkedIn Learning

Find out where to find the UM access link and how to log in from your personal LinkedIn account, how to search/browse the many, many offerings, “pathways to learning” versus individual courses and the benefits of each for employee professional development documentation, and some companion AI notetaking tools for reference and retention of the material. The sessions is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Feb 27th | Pamela Smith | Morgan 202

Excel Tables, Charts, and Pivot tables (Two sessions)

In this session, we will dive into tables, charts, and pivot tables along with other tips/tricks commonly used in Excel. A basic understanding of Excel is necessary to fully enjoy this session. This session will be held in a computer lab, you are welcome to bring your own laptop. You may join the 1pm – 2pm or the 4pm – 5pm session.

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February 20th | Pamela Smith

Excel Overview (Beginner)

In this beginner session, you will learn how to work with worksheets, cells, columns, and rows. You will be introduced to conditional formatting, charts, and pivot tables along with other tips/tricks commonly used in Excel.

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February 6th | Justin Goldsmith

Microsoft 365 Application Deep Dive

In this session, you will explore the Apps within Microsoft 356 and how they can enhance and ease your productivity. In addition to basic knowledge of MS Office, you may discover tools that will help you manage your calendar (Calendar), your task list (To Do & Lists), file sharing (SharePoint), scheduling (Bookings), and powerful creative tools idea sharing and collaboration (Whiteboard & Loop).