Using Groups, Playlists and Reporting at lynda.com

Here is a video tutorial showing you how you can use the Groups, Playlists and Reporting features offered at lynda.com to assign different tutorials to students in a class, student workers under your supervision or full-time Colby staff under your supervision. This can be a great way to: Gain back valuable classroom time Ensure student...

Mac OS X – Scrolling Tips

Have you ever been frustrated recently with how your Mac doesn’t scroll like it used to?  If so, I hope you find the tips in the video below helpful.

Microsoft Word: Insert Table of Contents

Have you ever wanted to insert a table of contents in your Word document, but aren’t sure how?  The video below will show you how to do just that on both a Windows and Mac computer.

Using Colby Apps: Search your e-mail

When most people think of searching the web, they think of Google.  Google has revolutionized the way we find web pages by using a very complicated (and secretive) set of algorithms to take the words we give it and find what usually turns out to be a very helpful list of web pages. Colby Apps e-mail’s...
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Creating a PDF

Portable Document Format (PDF) files are great because they act as electronic versions of printed pages but with several benefits over traditional paper copies: They are a much greeneroption No paper required No need to power on a printer or heat up a fuser No need for toner No reprinting pages that have mistakes As...

Self-paced Training

Colby subscribes to an online service called VTC that provides self-paced training opportunities on a wide variety of software applications. These software titles range from Office applications like Word and Excel, to database programs like FileMaker, to programming languages like HTML, to operating systems like Windows and Mac OS X.

Extracting Data by Cell Values in Excel

 Let’s say you have a large workbook of names and addresses and you need to find only those folks listed with area codes of 207 and 613. You could sort the data by area code and copy and paste after each section – or you could use the FILTER function. Here’s how: Select the entire...