December 15, 2010

COS Free User Training Webinars available!

RefWorks-COS recently launched COS User Training. These sessions are open to faculty, students, and staff at Ball State University. Sign up for a live broadcast when they become available in January to submit your questions to the presenter or watch a pre-recorded tutorial on your own time. Sessions range from brief product overviews (18-20 minutes) to full tutorials.

COS User Training is conducted via WebEx, an online meeting service that combines video, audio, and other features to deliver a very effective training experience.

The COS subscription is provided by the Sponsored Programs Office at Ball State University for the BSU community. To access the database off-campus, you will need to first sign up for a free account from a computer connected to the BSU network.

Brief Product Overviews

COS Funding Opportunities and Funding Alert Overview
New enhancements to COS Funding Opportunities and Funding Alert
COS Expertise and Workbench Overview

Full Product Training Sessions
COS Funding Opportunities and Funding Alert
COS Funding Opportunities Advanced Features
COS Expertise and Workbench

Here are some useful tips:
  • Register early, and block out that time slot.
  • Save registration and/or confirmation emails so you have the log-on and teleconference information.
  • If possible, gather with colleagues for a group COS User Training session.
  • Log on 15 minutes in advance of training time so that you can be set-up before the session begins.
  • Audio streaming will begin automatically when you log into the WebEx session.
  • In the US and Canada, you can also use the dial-in teleconference service (numbers provided in your confirmation and reminder emails).

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