IT Services Training Webinars dates published

IT Services webinars are free and available to all students and staff. The sessions give you a kickstart on subjects such as Excel, Word and Microsoft Teams. January sessions are now taking bookings, visit our webpage for more information Or why not checkout the previous recordings on our Canvas site

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Great New features in Microsoft Teams!

Microsoft have been busy and have delivered some great new features.

New look when you join a meeting – When you join a Teams meeting you’ll be greeted with a new look to your audio and video settings. 

Put a Pin in it – Make it easy for you and teammates to access an important post in a channel by pinning it.

Do not disturb – You can now set a duration for your status in Teams.

For more information use the Teams Help button and take a look in What’s New!

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Career Cake: amazing (and free) career development courses

“Learn with the UK’s best employability platform, offering early career learning videos from the job search to that first promotion”

Career Cake is an online platform for planning your career, preparing for interviews and taking all the right steps towards success in the workplace.

Loads of their videos are free for all members of Sussex, through LinkedIn Learning!

Some of their courses include…

Interview Master Class

CV Success Master Class

How to Develop your Career Plan

What to do in the first 90 days of your new job

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IT Services webinars

IT Services have been running webinars which are available to watch on-demand via the IT Services Canvas page. Why not visit and watch our many recordings such as how to add a Word Table of Contents, use Excel Pivot tables to summarise your data or watch an overview of MindView and how to create mind maps and timelines.

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Microsoft AI Business School master class – Free training from Microsoft

“The era of artificial intelligence is upon us and it is impacting every industry. Whether you’re aiming to be a farmer or a pharmacist, a business leader or a banker, you’ll find our free AI Business School master class series, in partnership with leading global business school INSEAD, will build your CV and help you get ahead in the age of AI. You don’t need a business or technical background to get value from the course – just curiosity…. Microsoft’s free AI Business School master class series will build your CV and help you get ahead in the age of AI.”

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Microsoft Teams New Feature – Breakout Rooms

Microsoft have released breakout rooms allowing the meeting organiser to place the attendees into smaller groups. “Currently, the Breakout Room Preview is only supported for private meetings in Teams. Breakout Rooms are not currently supported for meetings in channels” so make sure you start the meeting from the Calendar. More information

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Want to jump direct to a slide during your PowerPoint presentation?

Fed up with ploughing past slides to get back to a particular slide? Did you know that when you are presenting a PowerPoint presentation you can type a slide number and press Return to jump direct to that slide or use the minus key to see all slides. Want to Zoom in on part of a slide? Use the plus and minus keys to zoom in or out.

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The Skills Companies are Hiring For (and how to learn them with LinkedIn Learning)

This article appeared on the LinkedIn Learning blog

A growing number of professionals are facing the tough task of finding their next opportunity in the midst of a global pandemic. For many, finding the next job opportunity might feel like the hardest job yet—especially now. 

The good news is that June showed hiring increases in many countries across the globe though those gains seem to slow in July.

To help job seekers stand out for their next job, we looked at the most sought after skills in job postings since June. 83% of job postings on LinkedIn in June – July, 2020 require at least one of the below top 10 skills. These are the skills that can help you stand out for the top remote jobs right now, like Software Engineer, Account Manager, Project Manager, and Sales Development Representative—and beyond.

Check out the top 10 skills companies are hiring for right now and courses to help you learn them. After you learn, consider adding these skills to your profile to help you stand out to recruiters! All of these courses are free through August 31st, 2020. 

1. Communication

Recommended courses: Communicating With Transparency*, Digital Body LanguageEffective Listening

2. Business Management

Recommended courses: Business Development: Strategic Planning*, Strategic Planning FoundationsHow to Innovate and Stay Relevant in Times of Change

3. Problem Solving

Recommended courses: Problem Solving Techniques*, Critical Thinking for Better Judgement and Decision Making

4. Data Science

Recommended courses: Data Science Foundations: Fundamentals*, Power BI Essential TrainingData Fluency: Exploring and Describing Data 

5. Data Storage Technologies

Recommended courses: AWS: Storage and Data Management*, Programming Foundations: DatabasesCert Prep: Storage and Peripherals

6. Technical Support

Recommended courses: IT Help Desk For Beginners*, Cert Prep: Understanding NetworksCert Prep: The World of TCP/IP

7. Leadership

Recommended courses: Leadership Mindsets*, Why Trust MattersTransformational Change

8. Project Management

Recommended courses: Cert Prep: Scrum Master*, Project Management FoundationsProject Management Foundations: Communication 

9. Digital Literacy 

Recommended courses: Microsoft Collaboration: SharePoint, Teams, and Groups*, Google Drive Essential TrainingLearning Excel Online (Office 365)

10. Employee Learning & Development

Recommended courses:Creating a Culture of Learning*, Rolling Out a DIBs Training Program in Your Company

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