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1. Publisher Introduction

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/6/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Prerequisite: Word Introduction or equivalent experience. This course introduces the student to Microsoft's desktop publishing program. Publisher is used to create professional looking publications such as newsletters, booklets, and flyers. Typical topics to be covered in class may include: creating a publication using a wizard, making changes, inserting graphics, and using features such as sidebars and pull quotes. The successful student will possess word processing skills and be comfortable using windows programs. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

2. MS OneDrive

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/10/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 - 3:30

With an internet connection, and a Microsoft OneDrive account, you can use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher for free without installing Microsoft Office. In this class and/or slice, we will learn how to use OneDrive to create, save, and edit files; how to upload and download files; and how to share them with others. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

3. Access Introduction

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/11/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Prerequisites: Windows Introduction and one Word or Excel class or equivalent experience. This class is intended for individuals needing to learn about Access databases. Topics include: orientation to Access and database terminology; viewing, editing, and adding data; working with datasheets and design view; creating and using tables, queries, forms, and reports. The focus of the class is to understand how Access works and understanding tables. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

4. Excel Automating Spreadsheets "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/12/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00 - 10:00

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. In this session we will be using Excel tools, such as External Referencing, Vlookups, and Data Validation. You can automate your spreadsheet to make things quicker and easier. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

5. Excel Pivot Tables "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/12/2017

Meeting Times: 10:30 - 11:30

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Pivot Tables are tables in Excel that summarize data. They allow you to filter out selected data from a main table in order to show only the records you specify. Topics in this class and/or slice will include creating reports, modifying Pivot Tables, and creating Pivot charts. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

6. Word Introduction

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/12/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

This class will cover basic word processing skills including: creating, saving, and printing documents; editing techniques for selecting, copying, moving, and replacing text; basic character and paragraph formatting techniques; such as line spacing, indenting, and tabs. Using bullets and numbering lists will also be covered. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

7. Google Calendar Basics "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/13/2017

Meeting Times: 3:30 - 4:30

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Learn how to use Google Calendar and get the functionality that you have in other email programs. In this slice, we will schedule appointments, invite guests and reserve resources, do busy searches, see how to create recurring meetings, share calendars with others, and find out how to view other calendars that have been shared with us. Get what you need using Google Calendar! Prerequisite: Gmail Basics This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

8. Google Calendar Tasks & Reminders "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/13/2017

Meeting Times: 5:00 - 6:00

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Get Organized! Google Tasks help you to keep track of your to-do lists for work and home. Reminders let you set a specific date and time. Do you need a system to remember what to bring to that important meeting, who to make follow up phone calls to, attend the webinar, stop by the store, and get ready for evening class? Find out whether Tasks or Reminders is right for you and how to use them. Keep it all straight with Google Tasks and Reminders! Prerequisite: Experience with Gmail. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

9. PowerPoint Introduction

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/13/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Prerequisite: Windows Introduction or equivalent experience. Learn the basics of creating powerful presentations for colleagues and others. This class will cover creating slides, customizing slides, inserting graphics, creating notes and handouts, giving on-screen presentations, and printing options. Use of the templates and wizards will be discussed. Bring ideas to create your own presentation. Also, bring a disk so you can save your creation to take home with you. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

10. Access Intermediate

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/18/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Prerequisite: Access Introduction or equivalent experience. This class is intended for individuals needing to create Access databases. Topics include working with primary keys and understanding table field properties like text and number/date formats, input masks, and lookups. The class will also focus on database design considerations and creating table relationships. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

Conference

11. Office Professional Institute (OPI)

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/19/2017

This Institute is free to Technology Support Service and Office Automation Districts. All others must pay a $79 fee & in addition to registering in MLP must also register through our Ulster BOCES Adult Ed Office at 331-5050.. To check if your district is a TSS member district, please paste this link into your browser: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html.

8:30 - 9:00 - Sign-in & Refreshments 9:00 - 9:15 - Welcome & Session Information

This is a full day institute & participants must attend the Introduction/Welcome and stay all day to get credit of attendance. The focus will be on helping employees from all areas in the district to utilize technology tools and develop best practices that will help them perform their roles even more efficiently. Join your colleagues for a day of skill building, networking, and learning practical tools for professional development. Bring your notebook, tablet, or other device to enhance your learning experience.

12. Google Docs

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/24/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 11:30

Google Docs lets you create documents and organize them, and to collaborate with others using shared documents. You can also upload existing Word documents, or save a Google Doc as a Word document. All of your word processing needs, in free storage, from any device with internet access. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

13. Google Sheets

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/24/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 - 3:30

Google Sheets lets you create spreadsheets and organize them, and to collaborate with others using shared spreadsheets. You can also upload existing Excel documents, or save a Google Sheet as an Excel document. All of your spreadsheet needs, in free storage, from any device with internet access. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

14. Access Forms

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/25/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-11:30

Prerequisite: Access Intermediate or equivalent experience. This half-day class assumes participants understand how to create a basic form. Time will be spent modifying forms and form controls; working with form properties and settings; creating calculated controls; and creating and modifying subforms. We will also learn to apply formatting techniques to forms. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

15. Word Long Documents, Manuals, & Handbooks

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/26/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00 - 12:00

This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

16. Excel Introduction

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/27/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Microsoft Excel makes using a spreadsheet easy. This class will cover basic spreadsheet skills including: creating, saving, and printing workbooks; basic skills used in building and editing worksheets; techniques used in selecting, copying, moving, and replacing cell contents; basic formatting features such as alignment, fonts, and column widths; using basic formulas and functions; including relative and absolute cell referencing. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

17. Google Docs "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/28/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00 - 10:00

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Google Docs lets you create documents and organize them, and to collaborate with others using shared documents. You can also upload existing Word documents, or save a Google Doc as a Word document. All of your word processing needs, in free storage, from any device with internet access. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

18. Google Sheets "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/28/2017

Meeting Times: 10:30 - 11:30

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Google Sheets lets you create spreadsheets and organize them, and to collaborate with others using shared spreadsheets. You can also upload existing Excel documents, or save a Google Sheet as an Excel document. All of your spreadsheet needs, in free storage, from any device with internet access. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

19. Specialty Projects Workshop

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 7/31/2017

Meeting Times: 2 hour block of time will be assigned.

Is there something you need help with? This workshop is what you've been asking for. We can help with any software product listed on our classes' page. Bring your special project, problem, or anything that you need help with and we will help you to work it out. We will have two-hour blocks throughout the day for individualized help. When you sign up for this workshop, you will be asked to tell us what you need help with and also sign up for a specific time slot. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

20. Access Queries

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/1/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-11:30

Prerequisite: Access Intermediate or equivalent experience. This half-day class assumes participants understand basic query concepts. We will cover more advanced topics such as creating calculated fields, working with the expression builder, and summarizing groups of records. Additionally, we will examine various query types including parameter queries, crosstab queries, and action queries. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

21. Google Forms "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/1/2017

Meeting Times: 2:00 - 3:00

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. With Google Forms, you can quickly create a form or survey, send it to students, parents, teachers, or staff, and keep track of the answers in one spreadsheet. Responses are collected and displayed immediately in a corresponding Google Drive spreadsheet which allows you to sort, analyze, and visualize the information. You can send forms to anyone or link them on a published web site. Forms also generate an automatic summary with charts, graphs, and statistics about your form responses and can notify you when new responses are submitted. In this class and/or slice, we will create a Google Form and see how the data is reported. Prerequisite: Gmail account. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

22. Google Sheets "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/1/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 - 1:30

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Google Sheets lets you create spreadsheets and organize them, and to collaborate with others using shared spreadsheets. You can also upload existing Excel documents, or save a Google Sheet as an Excel document. All of your spreadsheet needs, in free storage, from any device with internet access. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

23. Frontline IEP NEW User Training - SESSION I

Program: Testing & Special Services

Dates: 8/2/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00 - 3:00

The Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center (MHRIC) is offering Frontline IEP Training for new users. This Training is intended for NEW special education office staff and both sessions I and II should be attended. Topics to be covered in SESSION I include: Complete Overview of Frontline IEP Navigation Understanding the "My Student" Screen Understanding the "Student Details" Screen and Entering Data Adding New Students and Creating drafts Scheduling Meetings and processing Letters/Reports Lunch will NOT be provided. Attendees will be given time to get something on their own. You are eligible to attend this training if your district belongs to our Frontline IEP Support Service CO-SER 605.

24. Word Intermediate

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/2/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Prerequisite: Word Introduction or equivalent experience. If you have mastered the basic word processing techniques of Word, you are ready to move on to some of the more advanced features of this program. Topics will include: working with tables; basic page formatting features such as margins, headers, and footers; and mail merge. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

25. Chromebook Overview "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/3/2017

Meeting Times: 10:30 - 11:30

A Chromebook is a tablet that boots up in about eight seconds, and is optimized for internet use. In this session, we will see how to open, save, and delete files that are saved to the device, as well as saved to Google Drive, and how to pin and unpin apps and web pages to the Shelf. We will familiarize ourselves with the differences on the Chromebook keyboard, and learn some handy keyboard shortcuts. We will also see how to set up different accounts to share the same device among different individuals. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

26. Create Print Publications using Lucidpress"Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/3/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00 - 10:00

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Get Organized! This class and/or slice introduces the student to a free online print production program. Lucidpress is used to create professional looking publications such as newsletters, booklets, and flyers. Typical topics to be covered may include: creating a publication using templates, making changes, inserting graphics. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

27. Frontline IEP NEW User Training - SESSION II

Program: Testing & Special Services

Dates: 8/3/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00 - 3:00

Prerequisite: Attendance at Session One The Mid-Hudson Regional Information Center (MHRIC) is offering Frontline IEP Training for new users. This Training is intended for NEW special education office staff and both sessions I and II should be attended. Topics to be covered in SESSION II include: Properly Exiting, Declassifying, and Transitioning Students State Reporting Information Creating/Processing Listings Review Maintenance Screen Frontline IEP Best Practices Lunch will NOT be provided. Attendees will be given time to get something on their own. You are eligible to attend this training if your district belongs to our Frontline IEP Support Service CO-SER 605.

28. Google Sites

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/3/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 - 3:30

Thinking of creating a website? Google Sites is a free and easy way to create and share webpages. You can use Sites to plan club meetings and activities, share info on a secure company intranet, collaborate on a team project, or stay connected with family members. In this class and/or slice, we will create a site and customize it, and then learn how to edit pages and set permissions for editing and viewing. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

29. Excel Shortcuts, Tips, and Tricks

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/4/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-11:30

Prerequisite: Excel Introduction or equivalent experience. This half-day class is designed for people who currently use Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Office has many hidden options, unknown features, and shortcuts. We will show you formatting tips, keyboard shortcuts, and other tricks to customize Excel to work the way you want. You will be able to apply many of the same techniques in Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access. Take this class to learn how to make Microsoft Office more powerful, more productive, and even easier for you to use. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

30. Google Forms

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/7/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 - 3:30

With Google Forms, you can quickly create a form or survey, send it to students, parents, teachers, or staff, and keep track of the answers in one spreadsheet. Responses are collected and displayed immediately in a corresponding Google Drive spreadsheet which allows you to sort, analyze, and visualize the information. You can send forms to anyone or link them on a published web site. Forms also generate an automatic summary with charts, graphs, and statistics about your form responses and can notify you when new responses are submitted. In this class and/or slice, we will create a Google Form and see how the data is reported. Prerequisite: Gmail account. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

31. Google Sheets

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/7/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 11:30

Google Sheets lets you create spreadsheets and organize them, and to collaborate with others using shared spreadsheets. You can also upload existing Excel documents, or save a Google Sheet as an Excel document. All of your spreadsheet needs, in free storage, from any device with internet access. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

32. Access Reports

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/8/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-11:30

Prerequisite: Access Intermediate or equivalent experience. This half-day class assumes participants understand how to create a basic report. Time will be spent using, creating, and modifying reports in design view. We will look at report sections, grouping, sorting, and inserting formulas. Additionally, we will learn to modify report and control properties and use report formatting techniques. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

33. Google Drive Basics

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/8/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 - 3:30

In this class and/or slice, we will learn how to use Google Drive. We will demonstrate how to create documents and organize them. We will also see how to collaborate with others using shared documents. With Google Drive you can store your Google documents and your other files all online, and all for free. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

34. Excel Functions & Formulas

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/9/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Do you need to know more of the basics on how to work with functions and formulas in Excel? We will use some of Excel's built-in functions like: If, Proper, Vlookup, Max, Min, PMT, Average, DCount, count, countA, as well as build some of our own specialized formulas like weighted averages. In this class and/or slice we will include a review of Order of Operations and Relative and Absolute Cell Referencing. Prerequisite: Excel Introduction or equivalent experience. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

35. Excel Intermediate

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/10/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Prerequisite: Excel Introduction or equivalent experience. If you have mastered the basics of Excel you are ready to move on to this class. Topics will include: working with and managing larger worksheets and workbooks, printing worksheets, creating lists, using the data form, sorting, filtering, creating Subtotals, and more for data analysis. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

36. Word Shortcuts, Tips, and Tricks Class

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/11/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-11:30

Prerequisite: Word Introduction or equivalent experience. This three-hour class is designed for people who currently use Microsoft Word. Microsoft Office has many hidden options, unknown features, and shortcuts. We will show you formatting tips, keyboard shortcuts and other tricks to customize Word to work the way you want. You will be able to apply many of the same techniques in Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access. Take this class to learn how to make Microsoft Office more powerful, more productive, and even easier for you to use. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

37. Gmail Basics

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/14/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-11:30

Make the transition to Gmail! Learn how to organize your email using conversations, labels, stars, and super stars. We will also look at how to manage contacts, use filters, search, use the vacation responder, and more. Discover how easy it is to accomplish your everyday tasks in Gmail. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

38. Google Calendar Basics

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/14/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30-3:30

Learn how to use Google Calendar and get the functionality that you have in other email programs. In this class and/or slice, we will schedule appointments, invite guests and reserve resources, do busy searches, see how to create recurring meetings, share calendars with others, and find out how to view other calendars that have been shared with us. Get what you need using Google Calendar! Prerequisite: Gmail Basics This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

39. Gmail Filters "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/15/2017

Meeting Times: 5:00 - 6:00

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Get Organized! Get control of your email! Use Gmail Filters to help you automatically route your multitudes of email messages so they don't pile up in your inbox. We will briefly review Gmail Labels, introduce Gmail Filters, then take a more in-depth look at how to work with and manage Filters. You can keep your mail organized and out of the way, but still accessible for when you need to find something. Prerequisite: Experience with Gmail. Experience with Gmail Labels helpful. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

40. Gmail Labels "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/15/2017

Meeting Times: 3:30 - 4:30

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Get Organized! Use Gmail Labels to help you categorize the multitudes of email messages that pile up every day. We will introduce Gmail Labels, then take a more in-depth look at how to work with and manage them. You can keep your mail organized and out of the way, but still accessible for when you need to find something. Prerequisite: Experience with Gmail. This class is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

41. Mail Merge with Google Docs using autoCrat

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/15/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00 - 12:00

autoCrat is a mail merge tool. It is a free add-on for Google Sheets. In this class and/or slice, we will use autoCrat to create customized letters from a document template in Google Docs, and a data source from Google Sheets. These customized letters can then be shared, emailed, and/or printed from your Google account. autoCrat can be used in combination with Google Forms to automate customized emails triggered by a Form entry. In the three-hour class, we will quickly review how to create Google Forms. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

42. InDesign - Getting Started "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/17/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 9:30

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. InDesign is the program to work with for document layout and print production. Work with text, colors, and graphics, to create flyers, brochures, magazines, and books. Since InDesign uses many of the same tools, panels, and onscreen elements as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, knowing InDesign makes it easy to become familiar with the other programs in Adobe's Creative Suite. We will look at the basics for getting started with InDesign. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

43. InDesign - Working with Text "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/17/2017

Meeting Times: 10:00 - 11:00

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. One of the first ways to get started on your InDesign documents is to layout where the text will be placed. In this slice, we will create text frames and work with line and character spacing, paragraph formatting, how to import text from a Word document, and see how to link text frames. As an extra topic, we will use the Type on a Path tool which positions text along the path of a drawn object such as a curve, a spiral, or a wavy line. Fun! This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

44. InDesign: Working with Images "Slice"

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/17/2017

Meeting Times: 11:30 - 12:30

Our "slices" will offer 45 minutes of online application training content followed by 15 minutes of group discussion. For more information, go to www.mhric.org/slices. Adobe InDesign includes an application called Bridge. Bridge allows you to look for any file on your computer, and import that file into your document. We will place images into our document using Bridge. We will learn about image frames, and how to create custom frames. Using the Pen Tool, we will see how to cut the background away from an image, and use text wrapping to have text wrap around an image shape. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact Kathi Jones at 845-255-1450 X1270 or email kjones@mhric.org for more information.

45. WebSMARTT Annual User Group Meeting

Program: Application Training Department

Dates: 8/22/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00-12:00

Please join us for our annual meeting. Sign-in and refreshments will begin at 8:30. One of our Heartland School Solutions Account Representatives will be joining us to discuss the upgrades to WebSMARTT and any other questions you have. We encourage Food Service Directors and support staff to join us in learning about WebSMARTT's newest features, and reviewing current capabilities for your food service reporting requirements for New York State, and to ensure a smooth process for Start of Year. Tentative topics to be covered at the meeting include:





• Upcoming software enhancements/upgrades





• Start of Year Processing





• DC matching updates





• Verification Processing





• Reports Information





• Mosaic Sneak Peek Please plan to attend this important meeting! Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, August 22! This meeting is for those districts who participate in our WebSMARTT service. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Nocito at 845-255-1450 X1423 or nnocito@mhric.org.

46. Gmail Contact Groups vs. Google Groups

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/23/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00 - 12:00

Contact Groups and Google Groups both contain email lists, yet they are very different. Contact Groups are groups that you can create in your "My Contacts", these groups are available only to you. However, in Google Groups you can create email lists that can be used by more than one person. For example, if my co-workers and I need to contact the same group of people, we need to use Google Groups. We will be creating one of each type of group. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.

47. Excel Charts

Program: Technology Support Service

Dates: 8/24/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00 - 12:00

Prerequisites: Excel Introduction or equivalent experience and knowledge of spreadsheets. Illustrate your data with great looking charts! During this class you will learn to create, edit, and format charts, and work with different types. This class and/or slice is free to districts who belong to the Technology Support Service (TSS) CoSer. Check to see if your district is a participating member by clicking on this link: http://www.mhric.org/tssclasses/tssmembers.html. If your district is not a TSS member & you wish to attend, please contact either Barbara Heiles (bheiles@mhric.org) or Pascale Martel (pmartel@mhric.org) for more information.