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Special Interest Groups

The Faculty Center for Learning Development (FCLD) offers ongoing seminars and instruction on a variety of instructional technology, including Blackboard, the University's learning management system (LMS).   FCLD will be offering the following seminars during the fall semester.  Unless otherwise indicated, all seminars are held in the Woods Classroom in Mortensen Library.   Faculty interested in attending should register by emailing fcld@hartford.edu or calling (860) 768-4661. 

Excel SIG: Date and Time Functions

Lee Townsend, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, Technology & Architecture
Thursday, September 28, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Prerequisites: This session is for intermediate to advanced users of Excel

In this continuing professional development series, Dr. Lee Townsend, Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture will be presenting and guiding us in an interactive session on Excel’s date and time functions. We will examine how to use the built-in date and time functions in Microsoft Excel to perform complex date and time calculations. Excel stores all dates as integers and all times as decimal fractions. With this system, Excel can add, subtract, or compare dates and times just like any other numbers, and all dates are manipulated by using this system. This session is open to both PC and Mac users; however, Mac users will need to bring their laptops, as we do not have Macs on hand for participants to use. Faculty and Staff are invited to join us for this Excel SIG session in the Woods Classroom, in Harrison Libraries.  Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible to fcld@hartford.edu.

These informal gatherings are open to all instructors and staff, and are designed to provide a forum for sharing ideas and effective techniques for using Excel in the classroom or in our daily university work.  They typically include a brief (15-20 minute) presentation by a faculty member on his or her use of Excel, followed by a hands-on activity and an informal – and lively – conversation.

Excel SIG: Formatting Text and Numbers

Lee Townsend, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, Technology & Architecture
Thursday, November 30, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Prerequisites: This session is for intermediate to advanced users of Excel

In this continuing professional development series, Dr. Lee Townsend, Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture will be presenting and guiding us in an interactive session in Excel.  One of the most powerful tools in Excel is the ability to apply specific formatting for text and numbers. Instead of displaying all cell content in exactly the same way, you can use formatting to change the appearance of dates, times, decimals, percentages (%), currency ($), and much more. This session is open to both PC and Mac users; however, Mac users will need to bring their laptops as we do not have Macs on hand for participants to use. Faculty and Staff are invited to join us for this Excel SIG session in the Woods Classroom, Mortensen Library.  Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible to fcld@hartford.edu.

These informal gatherings are open to all instructors and staff, and are designed to provide a forum for sharing ideas and effective techniques for using Excel in the classroom or in our daily university work.  They typically include a brief (15-20 minute) presentation by a faculty member on his or her use of Excel, followed by a hands-on activity and an informal – and lively – conversation.