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Tech Briefings

Timely Info for Power Users and Stanford's Technology Community

Next Tech Briefing - Nov 20
Microsoft Office 365 Update


Tech Briefings are free, informal, and interactive seminars led by knowledgeable IT Services staff or other IT professionals on computer-related topics of interest to the Stanford community.

Tech Briefings are monthly events, held Fridays from 3:00 to 4:30 PM in
Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111). No registration is required.

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Upcoming Tech Briefings

Date / Time Topic Presenter(s)
November 20
3 - 4:30 PM

Microsoft Office 365 OneDrive and Online Docs are here

On November 19, 2015 current users of Office 365 will get access to OneDrive and Online Docs (online versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote).  At this session, you will learn how to use OneDrive to share and collaborate (edit in real-time) with other Stanford Office 365 users.  

For more information, visit: OneDrive and Online Docs

Office 365 Resources - via OneDrive

PowerPoint Presentation - via OneDrive

December 4
3 - 4:30 PM

Transitioning from CourseWork to Canvas

Learn about Stanford’s move to our new learning management system, Canvas. The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) Canvas team will provide information, tips and resources to help you and your faculty get up to speed quickly with Canvas.

Our presentation will include the following:

  • Canvas Transition Overview
  • Live Canvas Demo (mobile apps)
  • Canvas Resources
  • Most Frequently Asked Faculty Questions (+ Answers)
  • Where to Get Help
  • Canvas Cheat Sheets & Quick Tips

Moving from Zimbra to Office 365

Video of Session (1:25:18)  |  Presentation
More info:

Jo-Ann Cuevas and Rachel Manongdo
University IT Communications

Email Campaigns at Stanford

Video of Session (1:21:22)
Presentation -- Email Campaigns / MailChimp
Presentation -- MailChimp List Management with Workgroup Manager
Presentation -- Email Newsletter Tips / Mailman Overview
Presentation -- Introduction to Emma


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Last modified November 20, 2015