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Classes and Workshops

  • Pre-registration is required for all classes. See individual listings for the date that registration opens for that particular class.
  • All classes listed below take place in downtown Oakland.
  • Log into UC Learning Center (UCLC) to pre-register and see full class description and location. (See instructions at bottom of this page.)
  • For general information about learning and development opportunities at UCOP, visit the Local Human Resources webpage.


Cascade Fundamentals

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 5
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Registration opens: Open now

This course is designed to teach UCOP Content Editors / Content Managers how to maintain their department websites. Topics covered include:

  • What is Cascade
  • Signing in / changing password
  • Navigating within Cascade
  • Resources
  • Page Types, and
  • Key Tasks

Excel Pivot Tables

Date: Thursday, Dec. 7
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration opens: Open now

The pivot table in Excel is arguably the most powerful tool in the entire Microsoft Office suite. When the success of the organization relies on the ability of its employees to analyze complex data efficiently and quickly, it is essential that you master pivot tables. A pivot table is a data summarization tool that can automatically sort, group, count, filter, report, and summate data with simple dragging and dropping. UCOPs pivot tables training will enhance your ability to manipulate, analyze, and interpret large quantities of data and empower you to make effective, data-driven solutions. Through hands-on lessons in our computer lab, accompanied by the pivot tables training curriculum, you will learn to:

  • Import and prepare large datasets into Excel
  • Setup data and create a pivot table
  • Understand source data considerations
  • Respond to changes in source data
  • Work with Report Layout options
  • Group PivotTable data and create Calculated Fields
  • Sort and filter data
  • Create data subsets and extract detail from a pivot table
  • Create a Pivot Chart
  • and much more

SharePoint – Site Administration

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 13
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Registration opens: Open now

SharePoint is a powerful tool that provides collaboration team sites for workgroups to share documents, calendars, project information to name a few. For SharePoint to be effective, the day-to-day team site administration needs to be in the hands of the teams rather than a central authority. Therefore individuals in the business units need the knowledge to administer team sites. This workshop focuses on the primary skills necessary for site administration such as permissions, site and list creation, page editing and navigation. Topics:

  • Permissions overview
  • Permissions Best Practices
  • Site Management
  • Lists and Libraries
  • Navigation
  • Web pages and Web Parts



To register for any of these classes, go to the UC Learning Center:

  • Log in using your UCOP login and password
  • Using the Search box on the left, type in the name of the class you want
  • Click the session you want, then click on the Register box and Submit

If you enroll in a class and are unable to attend, please be sure to cancel your registration so that your slot can be made available to others interested in the class. Cancel through the UC Learning Center 48 hours before the scheduled class time, or contact John Blake in Learning & Development at 510-587-6258 or