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Free Sway Training is Available on February 1 or February 23

Looking for a creative way to develop compelling presentations? Meet Microsoft’s Sway – the brand new presentation tool that joins Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote all in one. Sway helps you easily create and share an interactive web-based canvas of your ideas. Learn how to transform your photos, video, charts, tweets, and more into a polished presentation design.

Interested? This course is offered on Wednesday, February 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Gables One Tower, 1320 South Dixie Highway, Room 1100J, in Coral Gables, or Thursday, February 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Miller School of Medicine campus, Dominion Tower, Room 1003A. Sign up for this free two-hour instructor-led training offered by University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) in ULearn by searching for the keyword “Sway.”

Additional courses are currently available featuring a number of applications. To view the entire course catalog, please visit the UMIT training website.

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Learn about New ‘TALK for Success’ Performance Evaluations Effective February 1

The performance management process is changing February 1. TALK for Success focuses on ongoing conversations between supervisors and their direct reports. To learn more, sign up for a webinar or read frequently asked questions at www.miami.edu/talk.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Performance evaluations will be conducted in Workday from February 1 through March 31, 2017.
  • The Workday process includes brief questions that allow managers and their direct reports to effectively evaluate employee performance as related to the University of Miami’s DIRECCT values and service standards.
  • Beginning in FY18, performance feedback discussions will take place at least three times per fiscal year (June through May).
  • For the Miller School of Medicine, clinical competencies will not be tied to the performance review process and can be evaluated in Halogen at any time throughout the year.
  • Performance assessments will directly affect merit increase planning. Documented performance at the Performance Expectations Met/Meets Standards level or above is required for merit increase eligibility.
  • Employees may review past performance appraisals through March 13 here.

 

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Learn to Use Box at January 26 Webinar

box_syncWant to learn how to share files and collaborate easily? Learn how to use Box, a cloud-based data storage and collaboration solution, by participating in a webinar on Thursday, January 26 from 10 to 11 a.m. With Box, you can securely access and share your files from any device: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. You can also invite others to view and/or edit shared files in a secure online environment. Interested? Sign up today in ULearn and search for the keyword “Box.”

 

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Sign Up for Free OneNote Training at the Miller School on January 26

OneNoteIf you jot down a lot of notes, or attend multiple meetings during the workweek, then Microsoft’s OneNote is a great solution for you. Consider taking this free, two-hour, instructor-led training offered by University of Miami Information Technology on Thursday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Miller School of Medicine (Dominion Tower, room 1003A). OneNote makes note-taking simpler and more enjoyable by converting typed or hand-written notes to digital files, saving audio recordings and searches for quick reference, and integrating the notes with the rest of the Microsoft Office suite.

Interested? Sign up today in ULearn and search for the keyword “OneNote.”

Additional courses are currently available featuring a number of applications, including PowerPoint, Skype for Business, and more. To view the entire course catalog, please visit the UMIT training website.

 

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Learn How to Use Box at January 12 or 26 Webinar

Want to learn how to share files and collaborate easily? Learn how to use Box, a cloud-based data storage and collaboration solution, by participating in a webinar on Thursday, January 12 or Thursday, January 26 from 10 to 11 a.m. With Box, you can securely access and share your files from any device: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. You can also invite others to view and/or edit shared files in a secure online environment. Interested? Sign up today in ULearn and search for the keyword “Box.”

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