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Presented by: Michelle Shipp and Shelly Lee -Murphy Part I: Treading Water in a Rising Tide – Automating for Free: Excel, Word and Outlook Part II: Jeffs Database – Access as a Life Preserver Part III: Workshop – discussions, demonstrations, etc.
Part I: Treading Water in a Rising Tide Automating for free: Excel, Word and Outlook Michelle Shipp Assistant Director, Technology Solutions Center Columbia College of Missouri
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Step one: Relax your body so you dont wear out Your natural buoyancy does a lot more than you think. Use Excel to keep you afloat. Database for student and exam data Reporting Make the data work for you
Repository of student data for specific exams Some examples and tricks… Database of Online Students for Bulk Exams at multiple times and locations. TRICK: Use formulas to determine room capacity! Database of ADA Students with specific needs, instructor and exam data.. TRICK: Concatenate fields to bulk schedule in Outlook!
Treading water. Good swimming technique for keeping your head above water. Bad lifestyle choice. Davidseger.tumblr.com Reporting with excel making your case to be rescued
Step two: Moving your arms and legs Using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook will help keep your head above water. Think of them as your arms and legs. Microsoft Word - ARMS Generic document templates Email merge documents Word forms Microsoft Outlook - LEGS Email forms Categorizing Appointment importing Bulk scheduling http://www.swimminglesson.com.my/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/treadwater2-300x203.jpg
Generic Document templates Using generic document templates in Word can eliminate the need for typing the same message over and over again. By using a standard template along with the original email, we were able to streamline our Online Exam confirmation process.