University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

UKAg Training Hub for the College

Trainings

Training is available for Extension, College Departments and Units.
Check what's available under the categories below.
For Extension-related training in Information Technology, contact Monica Willett or send a training request to her mailbox.
For other requests, contact the person associated with the topic below.

Help Desk


Watch the New CATPAWS Instructions Feature:  Logging in

Adobe Connect


Adobe Dreamweaver Software

 

Create a professional blog:

The College offers one blogging platform right now: https://citc.ca.uky.edu/users/. From here you could create a blog, and you'd need to look into the documentation on that site to see how multiple users would access it, how you can customize the design, etc. Alternatively, you could try an externally hosted blogging platform such as wordpress.com, blogger.com, or tumblr.com.

We are planning to include blogging in the next major version of the website software we will be using to create sites for the College. Blogs follow the same guidelines as social media and web standards.

 


KERS
KERS Basic Agent Training
All you need to know in one session.
 

Conferencing

 


Drupal Software (College Departments/Units):

Resources:
e-Training: This is a free software training site (previously called executrain). It has Dreamweaver and all kinds of software training for UK users. The link gets you to the main site, and you will need to request a course library.
Lynda.com - Software training by subscription, some even free.
http://www.learnbythedrop.com: Free Drupal tutorials

 


Drupal Basics for Extension:
  • Here's a Drupal Training Wiki for supporting our Extension Counties throughout the state. The instructions are customized to demonstrate how to use Drupal with the current Drupal theme.
  • Screencasts for Drupal users.
  • Drupal Cheat Sheet with general instructions for the toolbars

 


What Digital Files to Use

Here's a great resource on the different type of digital files commonly used in publishing.

 


Google
Learn about Google Documents, Using the Forms templates, presentation and more...
 

 


Lync Training
  • Watch videos on Lync
  • Best for internal use(University employees)
  • Small meetings(5 or less). However, as Microsoft showed last week(meeting I attended had over 100 attendees) and Dr. Palmer has used it successfully for large meetings(10 or more)
  • Usually the Lync client is used for attending meetings. If the browser is used when attending a meeting Internet Explorer is the best browser to use(we've seen issues with Chrome)
  • Recordings of Lync meetings are saved on the person who setup the recordings local PC

 


Mailing/Distribution
  • Postage Management:
    Recording and tracking the money you spend on postage is easy with the Postage Management System. This session will show you how.
  • Satori/MailRoom Tookit:
    Learn the basics of using this software for processing standard mail. Topics include zip+4, CASS, and setting up your template.
Contact: Rhesa King

 


Marketing
Marketing Resources: URL
Learn about the college graphic standards, download official logos for the college/Extension, get templates, order business cards, badges etc.

Contact: Becky Simmermacher

 

 


Microsoft
  • Microsoft Office 2010 UK e-training
    provides self-paced online lessons in Microsoft Office 2010.  Online resources such as the Microsoft Office 2010 Visual QuickStart Guide and Microsoft Office Professional 2010 Step by Step are also available for your use. see UK site

 


News and Media
  • Working with the News Media and Writing for Print:
    Learn the professional approach to contact and work with the news media whether they are calling on you as a news source to comment on a story or assist them with a news contact. Also learn how and whom to contact in the news media if you are requesting coverage of your news event. Learn news writing tips and skills for crafting an effective news release or help with writing your weekly newspaper column.

Contact: Jeff Franklin

  • Media Training
    This session will provide tips on working with media and understanding your role in reaching your clients through print, radio and television. The program will include:
  • General overview of media relations tips
  • Dos and Don't
  • Knowing the players
  • Understanding your role
  • Interviewing
Contact: Laura Skillman
 
 

 


Photography
  • Importing Photographic Images from Photoshop, Lightroom and Picasa to Gallery:
    This workshop will provide basic information and procedures for transferring photo images to the Gallery photo library program used by the College of Agriculture to store photographs.
  • Using Lightroom to Improve the Photographic Image:This workshop will take students through a step-by-step procedure designed to enhance and improve the photographic image using the tools available. This training is intended for serious photographers and not the casual user.

Contact: Matt Barton or
Steve Patton

Publications

  • Finding Publications on the Web:
    There are several ways to find the numbered publications you're looking for on the college's website. Take this quick tour to learn more.

Contact: Dennis Duross

 


Podcasts

 


Social Media
Marketing Resources site for more information
 

 


Video

Information on doing a video

Video Project Request Form
Use this form for long-term, video production assistance.
 
Our video training (58 min.)
Contact: Dave Stalion
  • Video Editing Software
    Windows:

    Windows Movie Maker (Compatible with Microsoft Me, XP, Vista. Windows Movie Maker 2.6 for Vista is compatible with Windows 7 and recommended by video editors). It features effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, and timeline narration.
  • Windows Live Movie Maker (Compatible with versions of Microsoft Vista and newer, within the Microsoft Windows Live). Windows Live Movie Maker allows users to publish videos to  Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr, as well creating HD videos.
Mac:
  • iMovie (Mac OS X in the iLife suite)iMovie is a proprietary video editing software application which allows Mac, iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad users to edit their own home movies.
    http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/ 
Getting Started:
Tutorials: http://www.apple.com/support/imovie/
 

 


VideoCenter
Tech Support tutorials on how to post your video to the UKAgVideo Center (need log in)

 


Web

 

 


Other How-Tos
How to clear your computer cache: