The Camden Educational Series provides seminars and workshops on various technology-related topics. The instructors are staff members from the RU-Camden Information Technology team. Workshops are limited to a maximum of 15 people per session unless otherwise noted.


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Computer Access

All seminars that make use of computer lab software require an active NetID. For information on creating an account and activating a NetID, visit

Fall 2018 EdSeries Listings

Rutgers Connect | What’s New in Office 2016? | Intro to Word 2016 | Intro to PowerPoint 2016 | Intro to Excel 2016 | Intermediate Excel 2016 | Advanced Excel 2016 | Scanmark | Enhanced Classroom Demo

Rutgers Connect (Faculty and Staff Only)
Instructor: Ronald Thornton  and Lisa Saal
Location: Armitage 101
When: 9:30am-12:30pm Friday, October 5, 2018

Rutgers Connect, based on the Office 365 suite by Microsoft, is the new central email, calendar and cloud services system for faculty and staff. This workshop will go over the basic functions of using Rutgers Connect. This workshop will demonstrate how to navigate the email interface, how to create calendar entries, how to share your calendar, how to share office 365 documents with other users and how to access other useful functions in Rutgers Connect. Attendees should make sure they know their current NetID and password so they can log in and follow along as features are demonstrated.

What’s New in Office 2016?
Instructor: Ken Morris
Location: Armitage 101
When: 9:30am-12:30pm Friday, October 12, 2018

Did you know that Word 2016 can open and edit PDFs? Or that you can get the current weather from Outlook? You can also record video tutorials with PowerPoint in order to share instructions with your colleagues. This training class will demonstrate the new features of Office 2016 to maximize the advantages of the upgrade from Office 2010. Brief introduction to OneNote and OneDrive.

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016
Instructor: Ronald Thornton
Location: Armitage 101
When: 9:30am-11:30am Friday, September 28, 2018

This hands-on workshop will demonstrate using the ribbon interface in Word 2016 to perform basic tasks done in menus in previous versions of Word. Information will be presented about the .docx naming convention and setting the line spacing. We will also demonstrate methods for sharing the document. Attendees should bring a sample document to work on.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Instructor: Ronald Thornton
Location: Armitage 101
When: 1:30pm-3:30pm Friday, September 28, 2018

PowerPoint is often used at conferences or in the classroom to bring a visual component to a presentation. This workshop will introduce those who have not used PowerPoint 2016 to elements such as the ribbon menu; themes, which have replaced the autocontent wizard design templates; and the new location of slide transitions under Animations. The attendee will be able to create a basic presentation.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016
Instructor: Ken Morris
Location: Armitage 101
When: 9:30am-12:30pm Friday, October 19, 2018

In this Introduction to Microsoft Excel training class, participants will create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks. This course is designed for those who want to learn skills needed to create, edit, format and print basic Microsoft Excel worksheets.

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016
Instructor: Ken Morris
Location: Armitage 101
When: 9:30am-12:30pm Friday, October 26, 2018

This Intermediate Microsoft Excel training class is for participants who want to advance their skill set by learning to work with formulas, lists and illustrations. The class will also work with charts and advanced formatting, including styles.

Advanced Microsoft Excel 2016
Instructor: Ken Morris
Location: Armitage 101
When: 9:30am-12:30pm Friday, November 2, 2018  Cancelled

This Advanced Microsoft Excel training class is meant for participants who are already knowledgeable of Excel. The class will cover such topics as macros, VLOOKUP and pivot tables.

Instructor: Help Desk staff
Location: Robeson Library Computer Lab
When: By appointment

The Scanmark test scanner has the ability to scan multiple-choice tests and receive immediate results. In addition, a program called ParSCORE enables faculty to manage student records and data from their offices. This workshop will cover how to use QuickSCOREII and ParSCORE. Enrollment is limited to six people per session and will be scheduled by emailing

Enhanced Classroom Demonstrations (Faculty Only)
Instructor: Enhanced classroom support staff
Location: TBD
When: By appointment

The demonstration will cover the fundamentals of using the upgraded standard enhanced classroom equipment. The recent upgrades have included new HD projectors, replacement of the Control Panels with ones that can be controlled over the network, a camera in the room for recording classes, a LCD display at each room’s door listing classes and events taking place in the room and an AppleTV for wireless sending presentations and video from an iPad.

Individual appointments may be made by calling the Help Desk at (856) 225-6274 or filling out the form on the HR registration site. Enhanced classroom demonstrations are available by individual appointment throughout the entire semester.