CSC Tutorials Team and Channels

Oct. 16, 2022

Staff in the Computational Science Center host multiple tutorials and workshops on various computational science topics throughout the year, such as Visualization, Cloud, HPC, and others. 

In Microsoft Teams, a “Computational Sciences Tutorials” public team was just created to be the hub for all such tutorials and workshops.  Benefits to using the the team include the following:

If you want to receive notifications, seek out new or upcoming tutorials, see past slide decks, repo links, past recordings, join the team by either clicking the link in this email or:

  • Receive outlook invites to upcoming tutorials
  • Presentations are recorded and posted after the event. You can find recordings under the Recordings Tab at the top.  If you are an external person (non-NREL), and you want access to a recording, please contact Emily Harrell.
  • If you want someone added or you want to be removed from the Computational Sciences Tutorials team, please contact Mo Nelson.
  • If you have questions about the Computational Sciences Tutorials team, including how to access/use features within Teams, contact Jennifer Southerland.

CSC Tutorials Team - Internal Users (NREL)

We update our members annually from the project team listed.  Unfortunately, this may mean being added to the team even after you left.  We do not have a way to cross-reference, but we will start a running list this year of people who ask to be removed.   You can always hide the team and turn off notifications as alternative to leaving the team.  For internal users (NREL), please follow these instructions if we missed you and you would like to join:

  1. In Teams click on the “Teams” icon in far left nav
  2. Click “Join or create a team” in lower left corner
  3. In in the “Search teams” field in the upper far right, type “Computational” and hit return
  4. Click Join

CSC Tutorials Team - External Users (non-NREL)

As an external user, you will be able to view discussion board posts, resource files, our SharePoint Calendar, and related repo links (all tabs at the top under General). Unfortunately, you will not be able to access recordings or the survey.  The SharePoint Calendar provides a month view for upcoming tutorials, their descriptions, and links to join. If you miss the monthly announcements in our newsletters, you can access calendar events and find meeting information to join the tutorials in the Teams channel.

Should you decide to join the public team, there a few steps you will need to take.  First, you need go through the steps to register a free Office365 account (or login if you already have an account). Next, you will need to download Microsoft Authenticator or another authenticator application.  The process is straightforward, and you will be prompted during each step of the process.  If you do not accept the invite or do not wish to go through the process of joining the public team, you can rely on the monthly newsletters or visit the website for meeting information. 

If you have received an invite from the team.

  • You will receive a welcome email from the team owner with information about the team.  Click on accept.
  • If you have never created a MS Office 365 account, you will prompted to create one. If you already have a MS Office 365 account, login.
  • The first time you log in, you will be prompted to set up Microsoft Authenticator or other authenticator app.
    • From your mobile device, Download and install the app from the Apple Store (for iOS) or the Google Play Store (for Android) and Open the app.
    • On your mobile device, you will be prompted to allow notifications. Select Allow.
    • On your mobile device, click OK on the screen for what information Microsoft gathers.
    • Click Skip on the "Add personal account" page.
    • Click Skip on the "Add non-Microsoft account" page.
    • Click Add Work Account on the "Add work account" page.
    • Click OK to allow access to the camera.
    • Going forward, anytime you login, you will get a prompt on your phone to authenticate.