Opus holds a variety of workshops, training, and presentations. Often these are focused on particular departments or campus offices, and tailored to address issues most relevant for staff at the time. Topics include items from Opus, from Recruit, from Deans' Offices, and events occasionally include guest speakers.


Upcoming Events



October 11, 2021

Opus Clinic

The Opus Clinic for September is Monday (Step 13), 2pm – 3pm.  Here’s the Zoom link:

https://ucla.zoom.us/j/95845562642?pwd=K0V5Ulo2QVRMRksyR2s1UmlIbk5mZz09

Meeting ID: 958 4556 2642
Passcode: 479602
Dial by your location
+1 213 338 8477 US (Los Angeles)
        +1 669 219 2599 US (San Jose)

 

Please send your suggestions for Clinic topics to opushelp@ucla.edu..



October 14, 2021

Training Class for New Users

Opus/Interfolio 101

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio or who haven't used Opus lately and need a review. October 14, 1pm - 3pm. Please email us to reserve a spot and get the Zoom link.  


November 4, 2021

Training Class for New Users

Opus/Interfolio 101

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio or who haven't used Opus lately and need a review. November 4, 10am - noon. Please email us to reserve a spot and get the Zoom link.  



Completed Events

September 13, 2021

Opus Clinic

The Opus Clinic for September is Monday (Step 13), 2pm – 3pm.  


See our archive of past Opus Clinic presentations at https://ucla.app.box.com/folder/142722094186?s=186zjw32606e8848ap9comdhh6avpnt5    



August 9, 2021

Opus Clinic

The Opus Clinic for August is this Monday (August 9), 2pm – 3pm.  Here’s the Zoom link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/98474961443?pwd=SFNzeUdaSGdQWW04YWFCV3Z5cEdqdz09

Meeting ID: 984 7496 1443, Passcode: 300111

Monday’s topics include:

  • Identifying incorrectly archived appointments;
  • Comparing Opus and Path data;
  • Changing an Opus case without affecting the Interfolio packet.

Please send your suggestions for Clinic topics to opushelp@ucla.edu..


April 29, 2021

Training Class for New Users

Opus/Interfolio 101

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio or who haven't used Opus lately and need a review.  April 29, 10am - 3pm. Please email us to reserve a spot and get the Zoom link.  


April 20, 2021

Training Class for New Users

Opus/Interfolio 101

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio or who haven't used Opus lately and need a review.  April 20, 1pm - 3pm. Please email us to reserve a spot and get the Zoom link.  




December 9, 2020

Zoom with Opus: Webinar on Opus 3.3 

Opus version 3.3 was released on Sunday, December 6.  The PowerPoint from the 3.3 demo is here: https://ucla.box.com/s/3is5s7xwrob8kphel29rwe6bj880i7rk


The recording of our demonstration is here: https://ucla.app.box.com/file/752051969888


These files and other Opus training materials are all available here in our Box folder.


December 8, 2020

Zoom with Opus: Troubleshooting Workshop 

The PowerPoint from the Troubleshooting workshop is here: https://ucla.box.com/s/31jwifl4mfx5j781my83137idljjhf27 



October 15, 2020

Training Class for New Users

Opus/Interfolio 101

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio or who haven't used Opus lately and need a review.  October 15, 10am - 12pm. Please email us to reserve a spot and get the Zoom link.  


October 1 and 2, 2020

Zoom with Opus: Webinar on Opus 3.2 

Opus version 3.2 was released on Saturday, September 26.  The PowerPoint from the 3.2 demo is here: https://ucla.box.com/s/v86wunokckfmwmgl1xgci6hncnwpgfox

A two-minute video on the Cases at My Office feature is here: https://ucla.box.com/s/wgkqxv9dyih3x6b459o18fgcsis322rx


These files and other Opus training materials are all available here in our Box folder.



September 10, 2020

Training Class for New Users

Opus and Interfolio for new Staff Users

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio or who haven't used Opus lately and need a review.  September 10, 2020. 




March, 16, 2020

Training Class for New Users

Opus and Interfolio for new Staff Users

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio or who haven't used Opus lately and need a review.  March 16, 1pm - 3pm in Murphy Hall. Please email us to reserve a spot.  



March 10, 2020

Zoom with Opus: Webinar on Opus 2.15 

Opus version 2.15 was released on Sunday, March 8.  Please join us at 3pm on Tuesday, March 10 for a demonstration of the new features and changes.  


The PowerPoint from the presentation is here in our Box folder.



December 4, 2019

All-Staff Event: Review of 2019 Changes and Look Ahead to 2020.

The Academic Personnel Office is hosting this town hall meeting to review the upgrades that have happened in Opus and Interfolio over the past year.  We'll also do a preview of our new online training courses and Faculty 180, the Interfolio module that will gather faculty activity data to create Data Summaries for review cases.  


Join us, 9am - 10am on Wednesday, December 4, 1314 Law Building.


November 18, 2019

Zoom with Opus: Opus 2.14

This webinar covers the fixes and features that go live in Opus on Sunday, November 17.  

A few things we'll look at:

  • repair candidate names that come in wrong from a Recruit Exemption or Waiver; 
  • display the Empl ID from UC PATH on our tables; 
  • Export to Excel files automatically named for the Opus tables they were downloaded from.

Join us at 1:00pm on November 18: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/3487592132  

Or, dial by your location

        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 348 759 2132


October 10, 2019

Training Class for New Users

Opus and Interfolio for new Staff Users

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio.  September 10, 9am - 11am in Murphy Hall. Please email us to reserve a spot.  


September 23, 2019

Zoom with Opus: Salaries, Scales, and Off-Scale Reports in Opus 2.12

This webinar covers the new Off-Scale report and discusses where to see what the effective date of the Salary Scale that Opus is using (is it the 7/1/2018 Scale?  The 10/1/2019 Scale?) The recording of the session and the PowerPoint are posted on ucla.box.com


September 6, 2019

Training Class for New Users

Opus and Interfolio for new Staff Users

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio.  September 6, 1pm - 3pm in Murphy Hall. Please email us to reserve a spot.  


August 19, 2019

Zoom with Opus: Committees

This webinar covers how to view, create, and edit committees.  Who sees a case and when?  How to recuse a candidate from voting on their own case? These questions and more are addressed!  A recording of the session is posted here on ucla.box.com.



July 10, 2019

Training Class for New Users

Opus and Interfolio for new Staff Users

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio.  July 10, 1pm - 3pm in Murphy Hall. Please email us to reserve a spot.  


July 8, 2019

Zoom with Opus: Inactive Appointments

Here's the presentation we did on Inactive Appointments and what to do if they shouldn't have gone inactive when their End Date passed on 6/30/2019: https://ucla.box.com/s/9zi59hdndpls6vsxlht9yumyinh4bxsk


June 20, 2019

External Letters

Here's the presentation we did on external letters (asking for letters through Interfolio, and uploading, redacting, and labeling the letters): https://ucla.app.box.com/file/488811701939



June 10, 2019

Zoom with Opus: New Features in Opus 2.11

Zoom with Opus is a series of instructional teleconferences led by staff from Academic Personnel and the Opus project. Join us at 10am on June 10 to look at what's new in Opus.


Ongoing, as requested

Office Hours

Assistance with Opus and Interfolio

Staff from Academic Personnel and the Opus project are available to assist Opus users with cases or to answer any questions they may have about Opus or Interfolio. Please email us to set up a time when we can meet at APO.  We can log in and go through any specific case questions you have.


April 15, 2019

Zoom with Opus: Opus 2.10

Zoom with Opus is a series of instructional teleconferences led by staff from Academic Personnel and the Opus project. Join us at 1pm on April 15 to look at what's new in Opus.  Part 1 is a video of the Powerpoint presentation: https://ucla.box.com/s/qurwgf4jzbrne422f74p1zabnjw222vv Part 2 is a video of the Opus screenshots: https://ucla.box.com/s/560pf749c6kb0uem4p7160jtv6v7iz37


January 31, 2019

Zoom with Opus: The New Interfolio Interface

Zoom with Opus is a series of instructional teleconferences led by staff from Academic Personnel and the Opus project. Join us at 3pm on January 31 to look at what's new in Interfolio and how to handle cases that had their files migrated during the software upgrade: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/3487592132


January 9, 2019

Training Class

Opus and Interfolio for Staff

This session is for staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio (or who need a refresher).  January 9, 10am - 12pm in Murphy Hall. Please email us to reserve a spot.  


November 29, 2018

Training Class 

Opus and Interfolio for Staff

This session is for staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio (or who need a refresher).  November 29, 10am - 12pm in Murphy Hall. Please email us to reserve a spot.  


October 25, 2018

Training Class for New Users

Opus and Interfolio for new Staff Users

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio.  October 25, 1pm - 3pm in Murphy Hall. Please email us to reserve a spot.  


October 11, 2018

Training Class for New Users

Opus and Interfolio for new Staff Users

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio.  October 11, 10am - 12pm in Murphy Hall. Please email us to reserve a spot.  


October 5, 2018

Zoom with Opus, Session 8: Configuring Cases for Your Faculty Candidates

Virtual Training Session and Application Demo of staff tasks required before a faculty candidate can certify their case.

Zoom with Opus is a series of instructional teleconferences led by staff from Academic Personnel and the Opus project. For those who were unable to attend, or for those who want a refresher, we've posted a recording of the session. 


September 18, 2018

Town Hall

What's New, What's in the Pipeline for 2018-19

This meeting will review current practices and functionality in Opus and Interfolio.  We'll also look at upcoming improvements in assembling faculty data from existing sources such as the campus Registrar, the Graduate Division, Contracts and Grants, and external publication management systems.  Academic personnel staff, CAOs, local IT staff are all welcome to attend.  Tuesday, September 18, 10am – 11am in Dodd 161. We've also posted the slides from the presentation on UCLA's Box.com site.


September 14, 2018

Training Class for New Users

Opus and Interfolio for new Staff Users

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio.  September 14, 1pm - 3pm in Murphy Hall. Please email us to reserve a spot.  


September 11, 2018

Zoom with Opus, Session 7: Profile Data is Key

Virtual Training Session and Application Demo providing an overview of Opus data structures and their relation to tools and reports.

Zoom with Opus is a series of instructional teleconferences led by staff from Academic Personnel and the Opus project. Staff who plan to attend should sign up to receive the invite on the Zoom with Opus: Signup Sheet. For those who were unable to attend, or for those who want a refresher, we've posted a recording of the session. For those who would like to view the information in a condensed format, we've also posted the slides from the presentation as a standalone deck.


August 3, 2018

Training Class for New Users

Opus and Interfolio for new Staff Users

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio.  August 3, 1pm - 3pm in Murphy Hall.  Please email us to reserve a spot.  


July 13, 2018

Training Class for New Users

Opus and Interfolio for new Staff Users

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio.  July 13, 10am - noon in Murphy Hall.  Please email us to reserve a spot.  


June 15, 2018

Training Class for New Users

Opus and Interfolio for new Staff Users

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio.  Friday, June 15, 10am - noon in Murphy Hall.  Please email us to reserve a spot. 



 May 31, 2018, 11:00 am

Zoom with Opus, Session 5: Bulk Case Creation

Virtual Training Session and Application Demo on a New Opus Feature Allowing Bulk Creation of Multiple Renewal or Reappointment Cases.

Zoom with Opus is a series of instructional teleconferences led by staff from Academic Personnel and the Opus project. Staff who plan to attend should sign up to receive the invite on the Zoom with Opus: Signup Sheet. If you attended this event and need a refresher, or if you didn't attend and would like to look at the "notes," we've posted a recording of the session.


May 24, 2018

Hands-On Training 

Creating Dossiers, Configuring Candidate Certifications, and Routing Cases in Interfolio

For current Opus users who need instruction on managing cases in Interfolio.  Thursday, May 24, 1pm - 3pm in the Biomedical Library.  Please email us to reserve a spot.


May 17, 2018

Training Class for New Users

Opus and Interfolio for new Staff Users

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio.  Thursday, May 17, 1pm - 3pm in Murphy Hall.  Please email us to reserve a spot.  


May 11, 2018

Training Class for New Users

Opus and Interfolio for new Staff Users

This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio.  Friday, May 11, 10am - noon in Murphy Hall.  Please email us to reserve a spot.  


May 1, 2018

Training Class for School of Medicine

Opus and Interfolio for Med School Staff Users


This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio and need to expand on what was covered in our initial roll-out of Interfolio training back in September 2017.  1pm - 3pm in the Biomedical Library's TLC classroom.


April 27, 2018

Training Class for School of Medicine

Opus and Interfolio for Med School Staff Users


This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio and need to expand on what was covered in our initial roll-out of Interfolio training back in September 2017.  1pm - 3pm in the Biomedical Library's TLC classroom.  Class is now full--please see May 1 class added below.


April 26, 2018

Training Class

Opus and Interfolio for Staff Users


New staff (or staff who want a refreshes on how to process cases) are invited to attend a training class.  Our final one this month is Thursday, April 26, 10am – 12pm in Murphy Hall.  Please email us to reserve a spot.


April 24, 2018

Training Class for School of Medicine

Opus and Interfolio for Med School Staff Users


This session is geared toward staff who are starting to process cases in Opus/Interfolio and need to expand on what was covered in our initial roll-out of Interfolio training back in September 2017.  1pm - 3pm in the Biomedical Library's TLC classroom.  Class is now full--please see May 1 class added below.


April 20, 2018

Training Class

Opus and Interfolio for Staff Users


New staff (or staff who want a refreshes on how to process cases) are invited to attend a training class.  Our next one is Friday, April 20, 1pm – 3pm in Murphy Hall.  Please email us to reserve a spot.


April 2nd, 2018

Zoom with Opus, Session 4: Interfoio 101

Virtual Training Session and Application Demo on Interfolio Concepts and the New Interface

Zoom with Opus is a series of instructional teleconferences where staff from Academic Personnel and the Opus project explain topics inspired by recent Opus support tickets. Users who plan to attend should sign up to receive the invite on the Zoom with Opus: Signup Sheet. If you attended this event and need a refresher, or if you didn't attend and would like to look at the "notes," we've posted a recording of the session.


March 2nd, 2018, 11:00 am

Zoom with Opus, Session 3: Privileges and Roles in Interfolio

Virtual Training Session and Application Demo on Managing Staff Permissions and Roles in Interfolio

Zoom with Opus is a series of instructional teleconferences where staff from Academic Personnel and the Opus project explain topics inspired by recent Opus support tickets. Users who plan to attend should sign up to receive the invite on the Zoom with Opus: Signup Sheet. If you attended this event and need a refresher, or if you didn't attend and would like to look at the "notes," we've posted a recording of the session.


February 9th, 2018, 11:00 am

Zoom with Opus, Session 2: Multi-Department Review

Virtual Training Session and Application Demo on Collaborating with Other Departments in Opus/Interfolio

Zoom with Opus is a series of instructional teleconferences where staff from Academic Personnel and the Opus project explain topics inspired by recent Opus support tickets. Users who plan to attend should sign up to receive the invite on the Zoom with Opus: Signup Sheet. If you attended this event and need a refresher, or if you didn't attend and would like to look at the "notes," we've posted a recording of the session.


January 19th, 2018, 11:00 am

Zoom with Opus, Session 1: Sharing Documents and Candidate Certification

Virtual Training Session and Application Demo on the Interfolio User Experience for Admins and Candidates

Zoom with Opus is a series of instructional teleconferences where staff from Academic Personnel and the Opus project explain topics inspired by recent Opus support tickets. Users who plan to attend should sign up to receive the invite on the Zoom with Opus: Signup Sheet. If you attended this event and need a refresher, or if you didn't attend and would like to look at the "notes," we've posted a recording of the session.


June 26th, 2017

Fix-It Kit Opies Town Hall

Awarding the prizes for the Fix-It Kit campaign participants!

Ten hard-working (and lucky!) people will go home with some pretty great prizes: five Amazon Kindle Fires, and five Amazon Echo Dots.


February 8th, 2017

School of Medicine Lunch and Learn

Opus 1.5 Demo and Training Sign-Up

Demonstration of features in our upcoming application deployment, including the new Opus Data Tables, the Profiles page, and the new Case workflow.


January 26th, 2017

Open House

Timeline For The Next 6 Months of Opus

Discussion of the approaching completion of the Academic History Data Cleanup initiative. Overview of Opus 1.5. Introduction to Opus 2.0. Discussion of Exemptions in Recruit.


January 12th, 2017

School of Medicine Lunch and Learn

Timeline For The Next 6 Months of Opus

Discussion of the approaching completion of the Academic History Data Cleanup initiative. Overview of Opus 1.5. Introduction to Opus 2.0. Discussion of Exemptions in Recruit.