February 21, 2018 - 2:00 PM
February 21, 2018 - 3:00 PM
Back to (Tech Comm) School! Use Software And Be Better, Faster, Stronger
By using features most people don’t even think about, you can take a set of tools (for example, FrameMaker, Excel, and PowerPoint) and create materials that let you track metrics, build reports, and track content in ways that the tool vendors never planned. There are a dozen easy shortcuts (or more) that you can use with any toolset to simplify the work you do every day.
Those who attend will be better positioned to use their tools to make life (at least in the world of documentation) easier. It’s not pretty, it’s not all that future friendly, or XML-based, or taking the newest tips in HTML5 to heart. But it’s useful. And useable. These are the tips that the experts in the field use to bypass so much of the manual time and effort that steals away your day. A dozen (or more) tips and tricks to get you humming as you get handed the next daunting task.
Frequently Asked Questions
When do education events take place?
Webinars are held every Wednesday afternoon from 2-3 PM EDT/EST (GMT-4/5).
A majority of online courses are held Tuesdays-Thursdays between 10:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT/EST (GMT-4/5), as to not conflict with webinar times.
When will I receive the GoTo Webinar instructions for an event?
Registered attendees will receive the GoTo Webinar instructions three (3) hours before the webinar begins, approximately at 11:00 AM EDT/EST.
Registered attendees will receive the GoTo Webinar instructions one (1) day before the online course begins.
To participate in a webinar and an online course, you must be able to access GoTo Webinar, STC’s online meeting space. GoTo Webinar is a standard web seminar tool (no separate download required) and all you need is a reliable Internet connection and phone line, or a computer with VoIP capabilities.
I registered for an online course, what are my next steps?
Once you register for an online course, you will receive a confirmation receipt that day. A majority of our online courses uses Moodle, STC’s course management site, which attendees will receive the login instructions two (2) days before the course begins.
If you cannot access Adobe Connect and/or Moodle (as needed), then you will not be able to successfully complete an online course.
I registered for a webinar, but will be unable to attend. Will a recording be available?
If a registered attendee is unable to attend a webinar that day, they will receive an email with a link to the recording, and an evaluation link along with the PDF of the presentation.
I registered for a webinar and/or an online course, but cannot attend at that time. Will I receive a refund?
If a registered attendee is unable to attend a webinar and/or an online course, the cost is transferable to a future event, but is not refundable. Online registration closes one-two business days before the education event begins.
I want to take a specific course that isn't listed online. Will it be offered in the future?
STC rotates its courses every year as we try to offer the most popular ones within the first half of the year. Online courses are subject to change or are offered more than once per quarter. If a course is not listed, STC will offer it again in the following year.
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