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April 3, 2020

IT Training is now being delivered remotely

Filed under: Elearning, IT Training — sgswaine @ 10:38 pm

We’re using virtual classrooms for IT Training

In response to COVID-19, all of our classroom training will now be delivered remotely to comply with social distancing and self-isolating recommendations.

Training for Staff

Box: an introduction to file storage 14 Apr, 15 Apr, 23 Apr, 6 May, 21 May, 9 Jun Book via HR Org
Outlook: managing a busy inbox 22 Apr, 7 May, 1 Jun Book via HR Org
Trello: for managing tasks 23 Apr, 6 May, 1 Jun Book via HR Org
Excel: conditional formatting 24 Apr, 14 May, 11 Jun Book via HR Org
Excel: further functions 28 Apr, 12 May, 18 Jun Book via HR Org
Excel: pivottables 30 Apr, 20 May, 12 Jun Book via HR Org

Training for Researchers

EndNote: for reference management 29 Apr, 22 May, 29 Aug, 30 Oct, 24 Nov, 11 Dec Book via Proficio
NVivo: for organising your research 27-28 Apr, 16-17 Jun, 14-15 Oct, 9-10 Dec Book via Proficio
Using Word to build your thesis 30 Apr, 19 May, 24 Jun, 16 Sep, 28 Oct, 27 Nov Book via Proficio
Excel: functions and shortcuts 1 May, 25 Jun, 15 Sep, 26 Oct, 25 Nov Book via Proficio

Training for Creatives

Photoshop for image manipulation 4-5 May, 2-3 Jun, 1-2 Sep, 30 Nov – 1 Dec Book via Proficio
InDesign for beautiful documents 20-21 Apr, 4-5 Jun, 3-4 Sep, 14-15 Dec Book via Proficio
Photshop, InDesign & Illustrator 8-10 Jun, 7-9 Sep, 2-4 Dec Book via Proficio

Preparing for a virtual classroom session

Please make sure you install Zoom prior to the training session. Visit the Zoom web page for instructions. It is a good idea to be somewhere quiet, where you won’t be disturbed and will have no interruptions.

For Zoom webinars a microphone and video camera is not essential but will improve your learning experience if you have them. All participants can also ask questions via chat or Q&A.

For Zoom meetings (for Adobe training) and GoToMeetings (for NVivo training), you will need to have a desktop or laptop with the Adobe or NVivo software installed to get the full benefit of the session. Instructions for accessing the software and for joining the session will be provided to participants.

If you have any technical issues setting up Zoom on your device, please email webinars@essex.ac.uk.

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March 19, 2020

IT Training is being delivered by webinar

Filed under: Audio Visual, Elearning, IT Training, Uncategorized — sgswaine @ 9:46 am

We’re moving to webinars for IT Training

In response to COVID-19, all classroom training will now be delivered remotely to comply with social distancing and self-isolating recommendations.

Webinar schedule

To register for a webinar simply click on the Register to join link in the schedule below.

11:00-13:00 Friday, 20 March Excel: conditional formatting Register to join
10:00-12:00 Tuesday, 24 March Excel: pivottables Register to join
13:30-14:30 Tuesday, 24 March Box: an introduction to file storage Register to join
09:30-12:30 Thursday, 26 March EndNote: for reference management Register to join
11:00-12:00 Friday, 27 March Box: an introduction to file storage Register to join
12:30-14:30 Friday, 27 March Excel: pivottables Register to join
10:00-12:00 Wednesday, 22 April Outlook: managing a busy inbox Register to join
11:00-12:00 Thursday, 23 April Box: an introduction to file storage Register to join
13:00-14:00 Thursday, 23 April Trello: for managing tasks Register to join
12:00-14:00 Friday, 24 April Excel: conditional formatting Register to join
12:30-14:30 Tuesday, 28 April Excel: further functions Register to join
09:30-12:30 Wednesday, 29 April EndNote: for reference management Register to join
12:30-14:30 Thursday, 30 April Excel: pivottables Register to join

Preparing for a webinar

Please make sure you install Zoom prior to the training session. Visit the Zoom web page for instructions. It is a good idea to be somewhere quiet, where you won’t be disturbed and will have no interruptions.

A microphone and video camera is not essential but can improve your learning experience if you have them. If you don’t have a microphone or video, you can still join the session and will be able to see and hear me, and you can type questions via chat or Q&A.

If you have any technical issues setting up Zoom on your device, please email webinars@essex.ac.uk.

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March 11, 2020

Issues with FASER

Filed under: Elearning, FASER, [Resolved], [Service Alert] — John Maydew @ 8:28 am

There were issues with FASER this morning between 05:40am and 08:24am which would have prevented some users from accessing the site.

We’ve implemented a fix and you should be able to log back in again. If you’re still having trouble connecting to FASER, get in touch with the helpdesk.

Thank you for your patience while we worked on this.

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March 2, 2020

[Service alert] [Resolved] Moodle Unavailable

Filed under: Elearning, Moodle, [Resolved], [Service Alert] — Samantha Thornton @ 8:26 am

Moodle (moodle.essex.ac.uk) was unavailable from Sunday 1st March 8:50pm – Monday 2nd March 8:10am.

After resolving a problem with one of Moodle’s database servers, Moodle has returned to service.

Sorry for the disruption caused during this period.

If you’re still having trouble logging in please let the IT Helpdesk know.

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February 10, 2020

[Service Alert] [Resolved] Issues with Moodle

Filed under: Elearning, Moodle, [Resolved], [Service Alert] — Samantha Thornton @ 2:39 pm

Resolved, 15:40

Moodle has now returned to service and all staff and students should be able to log in again.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

If you’re still having trouble logging in please let the IT Helpdesk know.

Update, 15:16:

Moodle is currently not accepting logins.

We are urgently investigating the cause. We are sorry for the trouble caused and we will update you within the next 30 minutes.

Update, 14:47:

Moodle and other Moodle-related sites were returned to service at 14:15.

Moodle was unavailable between approximately 14:30 and 14:45. Sorry for the disruption caused during this period.

We are still investigating the cause, but believe it to be a problem with one of Moodle’s database servers.

Investigating, 14:39:

We are aware that some people are having problems logging in to the following Moodle sites:

  • moodle.essex.ac.uk
  • moodlex.essex.ac.uk
  • moodlearchive.essex.ac.uk

We’re looking into it urgently and we will update you in 30 minutes with the latest information.

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