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Briefings, Drop-in Centres and Training


In order to give staff as much opportunity to prepare for the switch to Google Apps and to familiarise themselves with the service, the Project Team will be running a series of Briefings and Drop-in Centres in December 2012.

All Briefings and the Drop-in Centres are not bookable and staff will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. As a result, please be aware that it may not be possible to find a space at your preferred time.

The Briefing sessions are designed to give members of staff enough information to user the Google Apps service, and covers sending and receiving email, organising emails, booking appointments, and managing other people's accounts.

If you would like a more hands-on learning experience, the IT Training team run two courses - Mail Essentials and Calendar Essentials. Details of dates and times can be found at www.port.ac.uk/ittraining.


Briefings


Google Apps Br
iefings last for approximately 45 minutes, and are designed to give staff a demonstration of some of the most essential functions within Google Apps Mail, Contacts, and Calendar. Briefings also cover the reasons for moving to Google Apps, and what to expect on G-Day.

Briefing Times & Locations

Date Start Time Location
 Wednesday 28th November
13:30
 Park Building, room 1.23
 Wednesday 28th November
15:30
 Park Building, room 1.23
 Friday 30th November
14:30
 St. Michael's Building, room 1.01
 Tuesday 4th December
09:30
 Park Building, room 1.23
 Wednesday 5th December
13:30
 Park Building, room 1.23
 Wednesday 5th December
15:30
 Park Building, room 1.23
 Friday 7th December
11:00
 St. Michael's Building, room 1.01
 Tuesday 11th December
09:30
 Park Building, room 1.23
 Wednesday 12th December
13:30
 Park Building, room 1.23
 Wednesday 12th December
15:30
 Park Building, room 1.23
 Wednesday 9th January 2013
15:15  Park Building, room 2.23
 Wednesday 16th January 2013
15:15  Portland Building, room 1.53


Drop-in Centres

Drop-in Centres are designed to give staff an opportunity to try out the Google Apps interface and functionality before G-Day. Staff will be able to login to a training environment and test out all of the processes that they would normally have to perform during their daily work. Members of  the Project Team will be on-hand to answer questions and provide assistance.

Drop-in Centre Times & Locations


Date  Hours
 Location
 Monday 3rd December
10:00 - 15:00
 Dennis Sciama Building, The Hub (staff area)
 Thursday 6th December
10:00 - 15:00
 Student Union, Room 2
 Monday 10th December
10:00 - 15:00
 Dennis Sciama Building, The Hub (staff area)
 Thursday 13th December
10:00 - 15:00
 Student Union, Room 1

Service Desk:

On campus:
ext. 7777
Off campus:
02392 84 7777
Email:
servicedesk@port.ac.uk

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