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Top-notch tech classes are free at UCOP

Update and refine your technology skills with free professional development software classes from UCOP Learning and Development. Keep your team on track, bring your projects to life and learn best practices for data visualization, website administration, presentations and more.


Cascade Fundamentals

Thursday, June 20 | 9 a.m.-11 a.m. | Franklin | Register

Offered just once each quarter, this course provides essential knowledge for maintaining UCOP department websites. Learn the basics of navigating Cascade, including resources, page types and key tasks.


Excel Advanced

Tuesday, June 18 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Franklin | Register

Wednesday, June 19 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Online | Register

Experienced Excel users can build on key concepts covered in beginning and intermediate courses to apply advanced functions (logical, financial, statistical and database), use data tables, implement data validation, utilize pivot tables, use XML files and more.

Excel for Power Users

Thursday, June 27 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Online | Register

Created for those with extensive Excel knowledge, this course offers practical experience using the application’s most powerful features and data analysis techniques. Topics include advanced formulas, customizable dashboards, multi-purpose VBA macros and enhanced user experience.


UCOP SharePoint Fundamentals

Wednesday, June 26 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Online | Register

Don’t miss the first 2019 iteration of this popular daylong SharePoint class! From an overview of the SharePoint environment to navigation, document and information management, views and libraries, this course provides a thorough introduction to a fantastic collaborative platform.

SharePoint Intermediate: Site Administration

Thursday, June 13 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Franklin and Online | Register

Learn how to administer your team’s SharePoint site in this two-hour, hands-on workshop. You’ll walk away with the necessary skills for basic site administration, including permissions, site and list creation, page editing and navigation.

SharePoint Intermediate: List Management

Thursday, July 11 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Franklin and Online | Register

Are you still using Excel to manage list data for events, action items, tasks, issues and projects? Kick limitations to the curb by moving these lists to SharePoint. This course will cover templates, best practices, features, custom alerts and reminders, benefits, imports and more.

SharePoint Intermediate: Document Management

Thursday, August 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Franklin and Online | Register

SharePoint is a powerful tool to manage your team’s documents and files through secure, web-based libraries. Learn how to use SharePoint — uploading files, checking documents in and out, tagging and categorization, permission, alerts and more — as well as common pitfalls to avoid.


UCOP Tableau Workshop: Desktop 101 and Prep

Wednesday, June 19 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Online | Register

Wednesday, July 24 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Online | Register

If data visualization is useful in your position, this workshop will be invaluable. See demos of Tableau visualizations; learn key skills for building data connections, hierarchies, charts, and maps; and develop and utilize forecasting analytics.

UCOP Tableau Workshop: Desktop Intermediate/Advanced

Tuesday, June 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Franklin | Register

Wednesday, August 28 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Franklin | Register

Once you’ve mastered the basics of Tableau Desktop, this hands-on workshop helps you gain even more functionality with a focus on calculations — logical, REGEX, table and level of detail. Plus learn about the order of operations, bump chart and set actions.

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