LMU Faculty and Staff: Learn More About Box Edit

Box Edit is a feature that allows you to edit or create files directly on Box. Designed for all file types, browsers, and platforms, Box Edit uses the default application installed on your computer to edit or create simple and centralized content: DOCX files open in Microsoft Word, PPTX files open in Microsoft PowerPoint, XLSX files open in Excel, and so forth.

You can download Box Edit here.

The Box Edit installer package is available for both the Mac (DMG format) and Windows (MSI format).

1. Click the Get Box Edit button and download the Box Edit installer.
2. Run the Box Edit installer and follow instructions to install or update Box Edit on your computer.
3. After the install is complete, you must restart your browser to activate the new Box Edit version. Once you restart your browser, the latest version of Box Edit is activated and will automatically receive all future updates.

Once you download and install Box Edit, it will be available on any browser on your computer. Box Edit supports all browsers supported by the Box web application such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome. However, it currently does not work on mobile browsers.

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Tech Training Tuesday: Top 5 YouTube Tips

top 5 YouTube Tips

Learn the top 5 ways you can market your brand and earn revenue from your videos on YouTube, in this short course with Anson Alexander. Learn how to create a consistent brand experience across your YouTube channel and your website, use SEO and other video optimization techniques, get visitors to watch multiple videos, and scout out what’s working for other channels.

HOW TO LOGIN:

  1. Go to mylmu.edu and log in using your LMU credentials.
  2. Click on the “Systems Login” menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on “lynda.com (online training library)”
  4. Click on the “Start Now” button and you will be redirected to lynda.com.
  5. Once you are logged in to lynda.com, click the screenshot at the top of this post and you will be redirected to the YouTube Tips video!

Tech Training Tuesday: Online Portfolio

online portfolio

Have ever wanted to start an online portfolio on your work? Or maybe you already have one, but want to improve it. Learn how to build an advanced portfolio site that showcases various types of content using the free open-source application WordPress. Author Morten Rand-Hendriksen demonstrates creating custom post types, differentiating and classifying content with custom taxonomies, and working with custom post templates. The course also shows how to embed YouTube videos, build index pages, display the latest posts from different custom post types, and hook custom post types into separate themes. Exercise files accompany with the course.

Topics include:

  • Exploring online portfolios
  • Creating the site architecture
  • Incorporating advanced custom post type functionalities
  • Hooking a custom taxonomy to a post type
  • Understanding how hierarchy relates to taxonomies
  • Populating content into custom post types
  • Handling multiple post type templates
  • Displaying a list of links to the latest custom post type posts
  • Building static pages for the front and the blog
  • Creating a contact page with a contact form

HOW TO LOGIN:

  1. Go to mylmu.edu and log in using your LMU credentials.
  2. Click on the “Systems Login” menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on “lynda.com (online training library)”
  4. Click on the “Start Now” button and you will be redirected to lynda.com.
  5. Once you are logged in to lynda.com, click the screenshot at the    top of this post and you will be redirected to the Online Portfolio course!

Tech Training Tuesday: Prezi

up and running with Prezi

Do you want to know how you can create a dynamic presentation via a web browser on your computer? In this Lynida.com course, author and sought-after presenter Lisa Larson-Kelley introduces Prezi. Discover how to add layers of meaning to static presentations with multimedia, spatial relationships, and movement.

Topics include:

  •       What makes a good presentation?
  •       Creating an account
  •       Understanding the Transformation Tool
  •       Moving, scaling, and rotating
  •       Using the theme wizard
  •       Importing slides from PowerPoint
  •       Adding text, shapes, and web links
  •       Layering elements
  •       Inserting images, video, and audio
  •       Adding animation
  •       Presenting remotely
  •       Publishing your presentation

HOW TO LOGIN:

  1.  Go to mylmu.edu and log in using your LMU credentials.
  2.  Click on the “Systems Login” menu.
  3.  Scroll down and click on “lynda.com (online training library)”
  4.  Click on the “Start Now” button and you will be redirected to        lynda.com.
  5.  Once you are logged in to lynda.com, click the screenshot at the top of this post and you will be redirected to the Prezi course!

Tech Training Tuesday: Evernote

Evernote

Harness the power of Evernote for Mac and Windows, a popular cloud note-taking and note-sharing tool that surpasses paper notepads in every way, shape, and form. Learn how Evernote can help you note and track important items and collect them in notebooks for sharing. Author David Rivers also shows how to take and store photos, screenshots, and even video and audio in notebooks. Plus, explore the powerful tagging and search features to help keep your notes organized and accessible—even enabling you to find text in images. The course also covers the notebook sharing and protection features, so your privacy is maintained at all times.

TOPICS INCLUDED:

  • What is Evernote?
  • Creating a new notebook
  • Creating and formatting text notes
  • Adding screenshots to a note
  • Creating a multimedia note
  • Clipping web content to a note
  • Merging notes
  • Finding notes and content
  • Tagging notes
  • Sharing notes
  • Protecting content with encryption

HOW TO LOGIN:

  1.    Go to mylmu.edu and log in using your LMU credentials.
  2.    Click on the “Systems Login” menu.
  3.    Scroll down and click on “lynda.com (online training library)”
  4.    Click on the “Start Now” button and you will be redirected to lynda.com.
  5.  Once you are logged in to lynda.com, click the link below that corresponds with your operating system and you will be redirected to the Evernote course!

Evernote for Mac:
http://www.lynda.com/Evernote-tutorials/Up-Running-Evernote-Mac/157839-2.html

Evernote forWindows: http://www.lynda.com/Evernote-tutorials/Up-Running-Evernote-Windows/157838-2.html

For more hands-on training Faculty and Staff can attend one of our ITS workshop:

Tech Training Tuesday: Excel

Excel Essential Training

Ever wanted to learn the various levels of how to work Microsoft Excel?  Whether you’re a novice or an expert wanting to refresh your skillset with Microsoft Excel, this Lynda.com course covers all the basics you need to start entering your data and building organized workbooks. Author Dennis Taylor teaches you how to enter and organize data, perform calculations with simple functions, work with multiple worksheets, format the appearance of your data, and build charts and PivotTables.

TOPICS INCLUDED:

  • What is Excel and what is it used for?
  • Using the menus
  • Working with dates and times
  • Creating simple formulas
  • Formatting fonts, row and column sizes, borders, and more
  • Inserting shapes, arrows, and other graphics
  • Adding and deleting rows and columns
  • Hiding data
  • Moving, copying, and pasting
  • Sorting and filtering data
  • Printing your worksheet
  • Securing your workbooks
  • Tracking changes

HOW TO LOGIN:

  1. Go to mylmu.edu and log in using your LMU credentials.
  2. Click on the “Systems Login” menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on “lynda.com (online training library)”
  4. Click on the “Start Now” button and you will be redirected to lynda.com.
  5. Once you are logged in to lynda.com, click the screenshot at the top of this post and you will be redirected to the Excel course!
For more hands-on training Faculty and Staff can attend one of our ITS workshop: