Training News

Computer Centre is pleased to announce a series of courses given between May and Aug., 2000 to assist staff and students in using the Centre's facilities. The courses will cover the following areas:
 
  • Internet Browsing and Webpage Authoring
  • Chinese Information Handling
  • Spreadsheet
  • Unix System and Application Software
  • PC Network and Services
  • Word Processing 
  • Web Course Tools
  • Parallel Programming
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Statistical Analysis

Most courses are open to all staff and students free of charge.  A fee is charged for courses provided by a course vendor. Some courses require pre-requisites.  Click on the course number to see the description of each course.

Users can apply on-line for these courses through the "CC Course Registration" icon in HKUWIN or click the "Staff Registration" or "Student Registration" links below.

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Staff Registration   or   Student Registration



Course Schedule from February to April, 2000

Courses on Parallel Programming
 
 
C1113599 SP2 Parallel Programming with workshop Apr 28, 2000 
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-101
C0413799 High Performance FORTRAN  May 8, 9, 10, 2000 
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-101
C1213599 SP2 Parallel Programming with workshop May 25, 2000 
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-101
C1313599 SP2 Parallel Programming with workshop Jun 21, 2000 
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-101
C0513799 High Performance FORTRAN  Jul 12, 13, 14, 2000 
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-101
C1413599 SP2 Parallel Programming with workshop Jul 20, 2000 
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-101
C1513599 SP2 Parallel Programming with workshop Aug 24, 2000
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-101

Staff Registration   or   Student Registration
 

Courses on Web Browsing and Webpage Editing
 
 
C0814099 Getting started with Internet Services and WWW Apr 27, 2000 
2:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-201
C0215099 Introduction to WebCT  May 8, 2000 
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135
C0815199 Basic HTML Editing May 16, 2000 
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135
C0215299 WebCT Course Designer's Basic Workshop May 18, 2000 
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135
C0215399 WebCT Course Designer's Advanced Workshop May 29, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135
C0914099 Getting started with Internet Services and WWW Jun 5, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135
C0715899 Advanced HTML Editing : Imagemap, CGI and Frames Jun 8, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135
C0915199 Basic HTML Editing Jul 11, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135
C0815899 Advanced HTML Editing : Imagemap, CGI and Frames Aug 8, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135

Staff Registration   or   Student Registration

Courses on Microsoft Office and Other Topics
 
 
W0480799 MS Excel 97 for Win95
(Staff Only)
May 15, 16, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
May 17, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-201
W0380599 Adobe Photoshop 4.0 
(Staff Only)
May 18, 19, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-201
W0181399 MS Visual FoxPro 6.0
(Staff Only)
Jun 1, 2, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135
W0580999 MS Access 97 
(Staff Only)
Jun 12, , 13, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Old Library Building,
LBO-135
W0381099 Webpage Creation Using 
Dreamweaver 2 
(Students Only)
Jun 19, 20, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135
W0680999 MS Access 97 
(Student Only)
Jun 22, 23, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-101
W0781299 MS Powerpoint
(Staff Only)
Jun 26, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135
W0181499 Corel Draw 8
(Staff Only)
Jun 29, 30, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135
W0580899 Chinese Inputing Method 
(Student Only)
Jul 10, 11, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Jul 12, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-101
W0480899 Chinese Inputing Method 
(Staff Only)
Jul 19, 20, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Jul 21, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135
W0480599 Adobe Photoshop 4.0 
(Student Only)
Jul 26, 27, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-101
W0480699 MS Word 97 
(Staff Only)
Aug 9, 10, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Aug 11, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-201
W0580799 MS Excel 97 for Win95 Aug 21, 22, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Aug 23, 2000
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-201

Staff Registration   or   Student Registration
 

 Course Descriptions:

Courses on Internet Browsing and Webpage Authoring

Getting Started with Internet Services and WWW

This is a 3-hour introductory course. Course contents include
    Introduction to Internet
    Using The Netscape Communicator 4 Browser
    Reading Chinese on WWW Browser
    Tour on the HKU Intranet
    Tour on the Global Internet

Basic HTML Editing

This 3-hour course workshop on HTML editing using the Netscape Communicator 4 Editor.  In the workshop, students would be doing the following exercises:
    Exercise 1 - Create a document, try colors, fonts, bullets lists etc.
    Exercise 2 - Create targets and hyperlinks
    Exercise 3 - Create a table
    Exercise 4 - Using image files in your document
    Exercise 5 - Uploading your document to the server

Advanced HTML Editing

This is a 3-hour course on advanced techniques for HTML editing using the FrontPage Editor.  Contents include:
    Creating frames in a webpage
    Using image maps in a webpage.
    Downloading and imbedding "cgi programs" in a webpage
Pre-requisite: Basic HTML Editing.
 

WebCT (Web Course Tool) Training Courses

Introduction to WebCT

This 2-hour course will discuss the basic functionalities provided by WebCT from a student's point of view to give participants some feelings on what WebCT can do for their course. e.g. browsing course materials, attempting on-line quizzes, using bulletin boards.

WebCT Course Designer's Basic Workshop

This 4-hour course will cover steps for course designers (staff members who actually prepare courses on WebCT) to post lecture materials on WebCT, and to perform customization on course homepages.
Pre-requisites: Introduction to WebCT, Basic HTML Editing.

WebCT Course Designer's Advanced Workshop

This 2-hour course will cover more advanced features for course designers, e.g. preparing on-line quizzes, checking statistical data, managing student records.
Pre-requisites: WebCT Course Designer's Basic Workshop

Courses on Parallel Programming

SP2 Parallel Programming with Workshop

This is a 3-hour seminar and workshop for people interested in parallel programming using the IBM SP2 Supercomputer. It covers the methodology of writing parallel programs using the message passing interface (MPI). Students should have programming experience in C or Fortran but experience in parallel programming is not needed. Sample programs will be given to users in the hands-on workshop.

High Performance FORTRAN

This 3-hour seminar on High Performance FORTRAN provides an easy way to write data parallel programs in MIMD computers such as the IBM SP2. The High Performance FORTRAN is an extension of the FORTRAN 90 in several areas, including:

Introduction to FORTRAN 90 Programming

This 9-hour course provides and introduction to the structure and syntax of the FORTRAN 90 language for FORTRAN 77
programmers. After taking this course, users will be able to write FORTRAN 90 programs using arrays and write reusable and
readable codes using the data encapsulation feature of FORTRAN 90.

Courses on Unix System and Application Software

Introduction to UNIX

This is a 3-hour introductory course for users with little or no Unix experience. The course will cover the Unix computing environment, the Unix file system, the editor, email, disk quota and mail quota allocations and commonly used Unix commands.

Seminar on MAPLE V

This is a 2-hour introduction course on the use of MAPLE V for mathematical computations.  The course covers:
    Maple Objects,
    Syntax of Maple V commands
    Some Common Operations
    Numerical Operations
    Graphics
    I/O
    Programming in Maple V

Seminar on MATLAB

MATLAB is an integrated computing environment for numeric computation and visualization. This 2-hour seminar will give an
introduction on using MATLAB in numerical analysis, matrix computation and graphics etc.

Seminar on Mathematica

Mathematica is a general computer software system and language intended for mathematical and other applications. In this 2-hour
seminar, examples of using Mathematica in numerical calculations, graphics, algebra and calculus, solving equations etc, will be
shown.

Seminar on SAS

The SAS package is an integrated system for data analysis. In this 2-hour seminar, users will learn how to create a SAS
data set, to retrieve data from the data set and to perform some commonly used statistical procedures. Users are expected to have
some statistics background.

Connecting to the HKU Network (PPP, ACEnet and Hall Network)

This is a 3-hour seminar on the HKU network with an introduction to the network topology, network services, and the software for accessing the HKU network.  The HKU network can be accessed from the following venues:
    PPP - for dialing in from home
    Hallnet - for student residing in residence halls
    ACEnet - for accessing everywhere from any network point
 

Courses on Microsoft Office and Other Topics

MS Word 97 for Windows 95 ($360)

This is a 2 1/2 day course especially designed for users who want to learn how to navigate through and work with documents; manipulate text; change formatting and page layout; and preview and print a document.

Course Outline :

  • Word 97 processing concepts
  • Using dialog boxes and icons
  • Documents editing
  • Files save/retrieve and Management
  • Files conversion and import/export filters
  • Selecting fonts and using special text and symbols
  • Auto formatting and style options
  • Using thesaurus and hyphenation, spelling and grammar check
  • Creating multiple columns and table
  • Positioning text and graphics with frames
  • Assembling documents with mail merge
  • Working with long documents
  • Printing master documents, envelopes and labels
  • Data linking and embedding

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    PowerPoint 97 ($200)

    This is a 6-hour course on making a professional presentation slide show using PowerPoint97.  Contents include:
        Creating and editing a slide show presentation
        Entering data in a presentation
        Adding clip art and charts to a slide
        Creating speaker notes
        Adding transition effects
        Saving and printing a presentation

    ACCESS 97 for Windows 95 ($360)

    Access is a powerful database software allowing users to create
    database and database applications without any programming work.
    Access 97 is part of the Microsoft Office 97 system which operates in
    the Window 95 or Window 98 environment and is Y2K compliant.
    This is a 2 day course.

    Contents of this course include:

    1. Introduction to Access 97
        - Basic concepts of Access 97
        - Starting the application
        - To quit Access 97
        - To open a database in Access 97
        - How to read from and write to standard text files

    2. Creating tables
        - Data type
        - Creating tables
        - Saving table
        - Data entry table

    3. Finding data
        - Sorting data
        - Filtering by selecting data
        - Filtering by form

    4. Query
        - Creating a query
        - Creating multi-table query and calculated field

    5. Creating a form
        - Creating a form with form wizard
        - changing design of form
        - preview designed form
        - formatting toolbar

    6. Creating reports
        - creating reports
        - creating mailing labels

    Ms Excel 97 for Windows 95  ($360)

    The course outline of this 2 1/2-day workshop include :

  • Spreadsheet concepts, basic movement
  • data entry techniques & create formulas
  • using special functions formatting
  • cells formatting, data & formulas cell reference
  • workbook save & retrieve
  • using dialog box commands, icons & toolbars
  • creating an embedded chart on worksheets
  • creating graphical objects on worksheets
  • worksheets printing techniques
  • database query and table handling auto filter
  • worksheet and workbook linking
  • useful built-in & functions, PMT, vlookup, (if, sumif)
  • add-in program, auto save
  • graph and picture handling and slide show
  • goal seeking and scenario manager
  • view manager

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    Adobe Photoshop 4.0  ($360)

    This is a 2-day course on using the Adobe Photoshop, a software for photo retouching, image editing and color painting.
    Adobe Photoshop 4.0 has many new and enhanced features in auto-updating of formats, multiple layers control, digital watermarks for copyright, effects filters, and other enhancements for control of quality etc.
    Course outline :
        Photoshop Basic
        Selections, Mask and Channel Operation
        Enhancing Photo
        Montage and Collage
        Using Filters
        Painting
        Combining Photoshop and PostScript
        Special Effects
        3D/4D Adding Depth and Motion

    Adobe Illustrator 8  ($500)

    This is a 2-day course on using the Adobe Illustrator 8, a popular illustration software that can create graphically rich artwork for print or the Web.
    Course Outline :
        1. Basic concepts on computer graphic design
        2. Using various drawing tools
        3. Grid and guides
        4. Text editing, path type and area type and use of different fonts
        5. Rotating and resizing objects
        6. Mask effect, transforming objects from 2D to 3D
        7. Inserting graphic images

    Web Creation Using Dreamweaver 2  ($500)

    This 2 days course is designed for users who want to learn how to use Macromedia Dreamweaver 2, a powerful & professional visual editor for creating and managing web pages. With Dreamweaver, it's easy to create cross-platform, cross-browser pages.  Course outline :
        1. Dreamweaver Work Space
        2. Site Planning & Site Management
        3. Understanding Hyper Link
        4. Using Images & Animations
        5. Using Cascding Sytle Sheet
        6. Creating Forms & Frames
        7. Creating Interactive Homepage
    Pre-requisite: Basic HTML Editing, Advanced HTML Editing
     

    Chinese Inputting Method & Chinese Word 97* ($360)

    This is a 2 1/2-day course especially designed for users who are familiar with the English microcomputer working environment but with little experience on Chinese microcomputer operation. The course will cover :
     

  • Basic principle Changjei Chinese character input method.
  • Basic operation of Microsoft Word 6.0 under the Chinese Windows 3.1 working environment.
  • Techniques and common practices in preparing Chinese document.

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    Visual FoxPro 6.0* ($500)

    This 2-day course provides an introduction to Visual FoxPro, a fast relational database management system in Windows.  It is a 32 bit Xbase database engine, the application can be used in Windows 95/98/NT environments.  It can also support Microsoft SQL Server/Client Server.

    Course Outline:
        1. Starting Visual FoxPro
        2. Organizing with Project Manager
        3. Explore a database
            - Creating: new table, Query, view of local data, One-to-many form
        4. Ordering data using indexes
        5. Collecting tables into a database
        6. Finding information
            - Querying data, Updating data with views, Updating multiple tables
        7. Displaying information
            - Designing reports and labels, Displaying data in forms
        8. Visual FoxPro with other Application - Sharing information with other programs.

    Graphic Design Using CorelDraw 8* ($500)

    This 2-day course is designed for students who want to learn how to use Corel DRAW, the most popular vector-based drawing program that makes it easy to create professional artwork - from simple company logos to intricate technical illustrations.

    Course Outline:
    1. Basic concepts on computer graphic design
    2. Using various drawing tools
    3. Style and color of line
    4. Text editing, Fit text to path, Uses of different fonts
    5. Rotate, skew and resize objects, Group and combine objects
    6. Mask effect, transform 2D objects to 3D using Extrude function
    7. Inserting graphic images
     

    1. Since workshops on Microsoft Office97 and other programs for Windows are organised in conjunction with a course vendor, the Whiz Company, there is a nominal charge on the course.

    For courses requiring a fee, please send payment to Computer Centre together with your registration form, or as soon as you have registered on the web, otherwise your registration is considered invalid and will be replaced by another applicant.  Payment can be made in cheque (payable to the University of Hong Kong), or through departmental requisition (for applicants supported by departments).   Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail or telephone at least one week before the commencement of the workshop. Once accepted, the fee is not refundable. However, substitution of participant is possible by written notification to the Centre.

    2. The workshops on Chinese Word 97  will be conducted in Cantonese.

    3. Enrolment for some courses may be for staff only while others are for students only.  Where it is not specified, the courses are open to all staff and students of the University.

    * The maximum number of participants for workshops held in Room 135, Old Library Building is 25; Room 201, Run Run Shaw Building is 22; and Room 101, Run Run Shaw Building is 20.




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