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Technology Training by Appointment (TBA)

These highly successful one-on-one, customized training sessions can be the answer to your training needs in your office or in the One-On-One Training Room, Room G20 of Redwood Hall located at 243 Panama Street (in the Jordan Quad area of campus).

Pick your own learning objectives, then register for a 1 1/2 hour or 3 hour training appointment. An expert in the areas described below will work with you on YOUR learning objectives.

Bring your own documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, or web pages to get the most from your session. You will set up to five learning objectives before meeting.

The better prepared you and your instructor are for your training session, the more profitable your training time will be.


Session Length
1 1/2 hours
3 hours
Start the Sign-Up Process

Upcoming TBA Dates and Topics

Below are the upcoming dates for TBAs and the topics that can be addressed on those dates. Appointments are at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm. Identify the best date for you and then complete and submit your learning objectives through a Training Session Plan (see How to Sign Up).

Date(s) Topics Instructor
  • 7/30 - 3-5pm
  • 8/2 - 11-12:30
  • 8/6 - 9-10:30
  • 8/6 - 11-12:30
  • 8/7 - 9-10:30
  • 8/7 - 11-12:30
  • 8/7 - 1:30-3;
  • 8/7 - 3:30-5
  • 8/13 - 9-10:30
  • 8/13 - 11-12:30
  • 8/14 - 1:30-3
  • 8/14 - 3:30-5
Email/Calendaring, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Web Skills (Drupal, HTML, Dreamweaver, CSS), PowerPoint, Access, FileMaker Pro, Windows/Macintosh File and Desktop Management, Audio and Video editing
Mark Branom
Brian Young
Aug 8, AM only MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Access) Shane Devenshire
Aug 10 MS Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Word) Debby Brown
Aug 14, AM only MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Access) Shane Devenshire
Aug 15 All MS Office Applications (Access, Excel, Outlook, Project, PowerPoint, Visio, Word), FileMaker Pro Rebekah Threewitt
Aug 20 MS Office (Access, Excel)
Casey Resh


How to Sign Up

To start the sign-up process, fill out a Training Session Plan. The fee is $295 for a 1 1/2 hour session, or $525 for a 3-hour session. Use STAP, department, or Hospital Tuition Assistance funds. You may also pay by personal funds (for an additional 8% service fee), billed directly to you by Stanford University.

If you have any questions, please contact Technology Training Services at 723-4391.


Cancellation Policy

You must cancel your Training By Appointment session at least five full business days prior to the training session in order to get your fee refunded.

Sample Learning Objectives

Expert Area Sample Learning Objectives
Using Your Computer in the Stanford Environment
  • determining current software needs, where to get it, and how to install it
  • keeping your computer up-to-date in the rapidly changing world of technology
  • keeping up with the latest virus protection software and other security issue
Email/Calendaring Applications (Stanford Calendar, Outlook, Mac OS X Mail, Thunderbird, Webmail)
  • organizing your address book
  • migrating from one email program to another
  • IMAP vs. POP
  • using the Stanford Calendar calendar effectively
  • acting as a designate -- taking care of someone else's calendar in Stanford Calendar
  • Installing Drupal using the Collaboration Tools Installer, including some basic configuration (approx. 90 minutes)
  • Backing-up a Drupal site (approx. 15-30 minutes)
  • Restoring a Drupal installation from backup (approx. 30-75 minutes)
  • Installing and configuring a Wysiwyg editor, including configuring input filters (approx. 30-60 minutes)
  • Installing a contributed module, including some basic configuration (approx. 15-90 minutes, depending on module)
  • Adding, editing, and using content types, including custom fields [CCK] (approx. 30-60 minutes)
Web Skills for the Stanford Environment
  • organizing files on the Stanford Web server
  • secure publishing
  • creating forms using Form Builder
  • AFS
  • WebAuth
MS Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Differences between 2003 and 2007
  • Excel -- pivot tables, macros, tables, graphs, linking worksheets, formulas, etc.
  • Word -- tables, collaboration with multiple users, automation, styles, mail merge, templates, clip art, etc.
  • PowerPoint -- formatting slide masters, applying action buttons and hyperlinks, importing clip art, animating objects, etc.
MS Access
  • how to embed a subform into a main form
  • how to integrate Excel and Access data
  • how to create subreports and charts
Microsoft Project
  • tips on outlining / starting a project
  • how to assign resources
  • entering project process
  • how to create a base calendar
  • how to enter tasks
FileMaker Pro
  • scripting techniques from basic to complex
  • understanding the Web companion for publishing your database to the Web
  • implementing password protection
  • creating good user interfaces
  • maintaining historical data while using relationships
Web Skills (HTML, Dreamweaver, CSS)
  • creating an image map
  • creating rollover images, buttons, and navigation bars
  • converting a Frontpage web site to Dreamweaver
  • making better use of Dreamweaver Templates
  • updating formats with Cascading Style Sheets
  • updating an inherited web site
  • organizing large sites
  • linking to PDF and other file formats
  • using JavaScript
Windows / Macintosh OS X File and Desktop Management
  • transitioning from Windows to OS X, or from OS X to Windows
  • how to create folders and desktop shortcuts
  • customizing settings in the Control Panel
  • configuring your OS for the way you use it
  • troubleshooting the OS
  • keyboard shortcuts
Adobe Acrobat (the full version)
  • creating a PDF
  • how to configure Acrobat Distiller
  • setting up forms in Acrobat
  • how to catalog documents and setup a search engine
  • troubleshooting
Adobe Photoshop
  • techniques for composite photos
  • special effects in Photoshop
  • preparing an image for print or Web
  • troubleshooting
  • tips and tricks from an expert
  • using a scanner
Internet Explorer/Firefox/Safari
  • organizing Favorites or Bookmarks
  • setting your options
  • browser differences
  • upgrading to new versions
  • Listing the contents of a directory
  • Navigating directories
  • Copying and moving files
  • Creating directories
  • Using curl and wget
  • Creating and uncompressing archives
  • Learn the UNIX commands you need to know for installing/updating Drupal using the command line

If you would like training on an application you don't see listed here, complete and submit the Training Session Plan and we'll do our best to accommodate your need.

How did we do?

After you've completed your Training by Appointment session, please fill in the online evaluation form.


Listen to what these folks had to say about their Training By Appointment experience:

"One session as a private student taught me as much as several lab classes would have."

"The instructor covered just what I needed to know. This was a very valuable and beneficial 90 minutes."

"Thank you! You made this so easy and simple to learn, unintimidating and straight forward."

"Terrific on all levels from beginning to end!"

"The instructor was very patient."

"This training was extremely helpful. I would do this again in the future if I need assistance in other programs."

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