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Microsoft 365 Offerings from User Education & IT Advocacy

Federal Employees: Press CTRL and click the eLMS course number to register for the session of your choice in eLMS.

Federal Employees and Contractors: Select the course in the course description below to register in MS Bookings.

Weekly Schedule (excluding holidays)
Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10am ET Software Mentoring Software Mentoring Software Mentoring Software Mentoring Software Mentoring
11am ET FAA30070097: Introducing the Virtual Office FAA30070103: Posts vs. Chat FAA30070105: Manage Shared Files in the Cloud
12pm ET Software Mentoring Software Mentoring Software Mentoring Software Mentoring FAA30070113: Creating Reports with Power BI*^
Software Mentoring
1pm ET FAA30070115: Power Automate*
1:30pm ET FAA30070099: Teams 101 FAA30070102: Collaborate Using M365 Apps FAA30070104: Organize and Facilitate a Teams Meeting
2:00pm ET FAA30070120: Brainstorm with M365 Tools: Whiteboard, PowerPoint, & Word*
2:30pm ET Software Mentoring Software Mentoring Software Mentoring Software Mentoring Software Mentoring
3pm ET FAA30070101: Use Channels to Manage Your Workflow FAA30070119: MS Forms and Polls* FAA30070114: M365 - Getting Familiar with M365

*These courses occur bi-weekly.

^This course is two hours.

Course Descriptions:

Click the session you want to attend and complete your registration through Microsoft Bookings (alternative to registering in eLMS above).


Software Mentoring: The User Education & IT Advocacy Branch provides one-on-one AND tailored group software mentoring sessions for you and your Team! Schedule a session today to get answers to specific software questions. You can also invite us to your staff meeting! We can recommend how Microsoft 365 apps, with Teams as the hub, can support your unique business practices.

App-Specific Courses
M365 - Power Automate: Repetitive tasks taking up too much of your time? Let Power Automate do the heavy lifting. Initiate approval processes, send email reminders/notifications, create, update and share files. With a wide range of connectors, Power Automate can help streamline your manual processes to save you time and stress.

M365 - Creating Reports in Power BI: This session is designed for users who want to use their data to build stunning visualizations and reports in Power BI. Power BI Desktop puts visual analytics at your fingertips. Learn how to connect to data sources, manipulate and transform data, and build an interactive report to make data-driven business decisions.

M365 - Getting Familiar with M365: The FAA is upgrading Office 2016 to Microsoft Office 365 (M365). This session highlights many new features of the M365 suite. This course focuses on the upgrades that help us work together no matter where we are.

M365 – Brainstorm with Whiteboard, PowerPoint, & Word: Whiteboards, flip charts, and sticky notes helped us resolve challenges together in face-to-face meetings. We'll explore how to visually gather and share information, images, and ideas in a Teams Meeting using Whiteboard, Word & PowerPoint. This hands-on course provides guided exploration to help you decide which tools can best help your team resolve challenges.

M365 – MS Forms/Polls: Gather information, guide processes, and take quick polls using Microsoft Forms. This session demonstrates how to use Polls in Teams meetings, Chats, and Posts; how to create, edit, collaborate on, and share forms; and how to view charts and generate.

Fundamentals
MS365 - Introducing the Virtual Office: The M365 Virtual Office is today's workspace for communicating, collaborating, meeting, and working. We explore many M365 functions that support teamwork, whether working remotely or in the physical office.

MS365 - Teams 101: Take a tour of the Teams interface. We'll show you how to personalize your settings, make your notifications work for you, and navigate the apps integrated into Teams.

Communication
MS365 - Posts vs. Chat: When should I use posts or chats? We'll give tips on formatting options, different communication strategies, and why to use one vs. the other.

MS365 - Organize and Facilitate a Teams Meeting: This session covers scheduling a meeting, sharing your screen, managing your participants, and other organizer responsibilities.

Collaboration
MS365 - Collaborate Using M365 Apps: This session shares ways to collaborate in the virtual office. We'll share tips on using comments, conversations, task assignments, and versioning to get your workgroup collaborating like pros.

MS365 - Use Channels to Manage Your Workflow: This session goes into the features and functions of public and private Channels. We'll share some tips to give you some ideas on how Teams can improve your workflow.

MS365 - Manage Shared Files in the Cloud: Explore OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint Online file storage and collaboration capabilities. We'll share the characteristics of each so you can decide how each option benefits your workgroup.

Additional Information
  • • The User Education & IT Advocacy Branch offers each session weekly (unless otherwise notated as bi-weekly), and you can register up to 60 days before the scheduled session.
  • • We conduct all sessions in Microsoft Teams.
  • • Federal employees can register via eLMS or MS Bookings and will receive credit in eLMS. Contractors can register via MS Bookings only.
  • • Federal employees will receive a confirmation email from eLMS. Click the .ics file with the name of your session to add it to your calendar.
  • • If you register in Microsoft Bookings, you will receive a confirmation email from Bookings. The session automatically populates your calendar, and you will receive a reminder one day before your scheduled session.
  • • Supervisors can assign eLMS training to their staff.
  • • Upon completion, please complete the eLMS survey so we can improve future experiences.
For additional assistance, please contact: David P-CTR Williams or Kimberly CTR Cooper in Microsoft Teams OR email: User Education & IT Advocacy at 9-FAA-IT-Training-Services@faa.gov.

What is an Individual Development Plan?

An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a tool to assist employees in career and personal development. Its primary purpose is to help employees reach short and long-term career goals, as well as improve current job performance. An IDP is not a performance evaluation tool or a one-time activity. It should be looked at like a partnership between the employee and the supervisor. It involves preparation and continuous feedback.

How do I create an IDP?

There is a job aid on the Resource Center that walks you through the entire process of how to upload your IDP into eLMS.

Steps to the Career Planning Tool (CPT) supporting your Individual Development Plan (IDP) - This Job Aid leads the user through the thought processes, actions, and active hyperlinks to create an IDP, using the CPT resources and tools.

Can I download the IDP form without logging into eLMS?

Yes, you can download the form for general FAA use here.

If you work for ATO, their Line of Business (LOB) specific forms are located here and here.

For the ATO Sys Ops IDP form, it is located here.

Where is the item in eLMS that will store my IDP?

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