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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title Data + Mail Merge = Magic! 
Workshop description

Communicating with learners is more important than ever. New reporting requirements do not necessarily mean more work for teachers and administrators. Use Microsoft Word ®, mail merge and built in templates to provide quick personalized messages, certificates and email messages to your learners. Beyond communicating with learners, teachers and administrators can create learner folders with critical information visible at a glance. Reward achievement with elegant certificates of achievement or other recognition. Participants will achieve a basic understanding of how to integrate learner data with mail merge to meet any number of specific needs for communication or administrative needs. Sample files will be provided.

Prerequisites: Presentation will be using MS Word® 2013. Participants should be comfortable with basic formatting and file management.

Session length 1.5 hours 
Format Workshops: Synchronous online trainings, or series of trainings, in which facilitator and participants interact by voice or chat. 

To find out more about any of these workshops, including dates and times offered, please check the California Adult Education Professional Development Web site. This site has information on OTAN offered training, as well as training offered by CALPRO and CASAS.

Minimum System Requirements for Participating in Online Workshops:

  • Broadband Internet connection (DSL, Cable modem or faster, no dial-up).
  • Computer with speakers or headphones (some classes require microphones too).
  • Active e-mail account through registration for the course as an OTAN member.
  • Some workshops have other special requirements, please read the workshop descriptions carefully.