CalPact

Cal People and Computer Training (CalPact)

CalPact offers computer training to UCB staff to learn new skills, enhance productivity and career mobility on campus. 

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On-Site Classes

On-site computer classes are taught by AcademyX and are free to staff.

To Register for instructor lead training:

  • Go to blu
  • Authenticate using your Calnet ID
  • Select UC Learning Center in the Self Service section.
  • From there you can browse or search by topic or course code e.g. BECOE006* or “Excel 2010” to find the course or resource you seek.

Online Resources

  • CreativeSuiteLovers.com - the goal of this group is to help creative people work smarter & faster. At every meeting we try to cover some intro topics along with power user tips, tricks and powerful (yet under-utilized) tools in the Adobe the Creative Suite.
  • Learn.WordPress.com is a tutorial site with 12 detailed guides that are designed to get a new WordPress.com user up and running as quickly and easily as possible. The site is also useful for WordPress users who are looking to add features and upgrades to existing sites.
  • e-Learn offers interactive courses and books on a wide range of business and IT topics which are available 24/7. To access e-Learn, follow these steps:
    • Go to blu
    • Authenticate using your Calnet ID
    • Select "e-Learn" in the Self Service section
    • From there you can browse or search by topic or category
  • Safari Books Online is the premier on-demand digital library providing over 12,400 technology, digital media and business books and videos online, including a large assortment of O'Reilly Media books. To access Safari Books Online, follow these steps:
    • Go to blu
    • Authenticate using your Calnet ID
    • Select "UC Learning Center" in the Self Service section
    • Search for "Safari Books" then click "Start"
  • Free Downloadable Quick Reference Guides for Microsoft, Macintosh, Adobe Products, and a few more.
  • Follow up from Calpact 2010 workshops - links and resources.
  • Info-graphic covering the basics of online accessibility.

On-Campus Resources

  • Communities of Practice – Technology
    • AppNet: A platform-agnostic, community of practice welcome to anyone creating, deploying or managing web, desktop or mobile software for UC Berkeley.
    • BDUG - Berkeley Drupal Users Group: Monthly meetings open to anyone interested in learning, teaching or networking about Drupal. Learn about Berkeley IST Drupal Cloud Hosting service initiatives.
    • UCD - Campus User-Centered Design Group: User-centered design is a design philosophy and a process in which the needs, wants, and limitations of the users of a product are given attention at each stage of the design process. UCD is dedicated to improving the usefulness, usability, and user experience of campus projects by teaching, training and providing expertise about user-centered design.
    • DataNet: A voluntary community of practice for UC Berkeley affiliates interested in database- and data-related topics, such as: database design and maintenance, data security, databases and business process analysis, heritage databases, and Excel as a data management tool.
    • Micronet: A professional organization of employees who support users of microcomputers and workstations in campus departments.
    • Social Media User Group (SMUG): This group has a bSpace site with useful resources. Contact Christina Sponselli (sponselli@berkeley.edu) to be added to the site.
    • WebAccess: Weekly meetings to help web developers make their sites more accessible, review the latest advances in web technology, advocate for more accessible information, and share our expertise with the campus and the larger community. See also: Campus WebDesign Templates.
    • Webnet: A voluntary organization for affiliates of UC Berkeley to discuss World-Wide Web related issues.
  • Haas Computing Services hosts workshops in MS Office 2010, and staff are welcome as space permits.
  • Educational Technology Services offers hands-on multimedia training workshops for UCB Faculty and staff.
  • Business Systems Training for on-campus computer systems.
  • BFS (Berkeley Financial System) keyboard shortcuts.
  • Adobe Education Exchange - As part of the campus Adobe Agreement we have a year of free access to project based curriculum guides.
    • Visual Design: Foundations of Design and Print Production
    • Digital Design: Foundations of Web Design
    • Digital Video: Foundations of Video Design and Production

Fee-based Training

For further assistance contact calpact@berkeley.edu or call 3-0451.