modes collections management

understanding collections

Course details

Scheduled courses

The courses listed below are all available at scheduled times at our Derby office. Please see the scheduled courses page for more details.

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Modes Compact - essentials

A one-day course in how to use Modes Compact.  The course starts with getting familiar with the system, and proceeds to searching, printing and sharing information.  The second half of the day focuses on data input; making new records and attaching digital images.  This well paced training day puts you in the driving seat with using Modes Compact and gives a great understanding of the Modes can support you and your documentation.

This course is for all levels of users including novices.

Modes Complete - essentials

This one-day course will teach you how to record museum objects using Modes Complete. It covers the basic skills of creating, editing, browsing, selecting, searching, and printing records. Suitable for refreshing your skills, or for training a new member of your team. Recommended for everyone who uses Modes Complete.

Modes Complete - advanced

The course focuses on more advanced use of the Modes client program – designing templates, designing grids, global editing and tidying up data.  The course will also cover essential Modes Admin tasks such as setting up and managing user accounts, setting up media controls and setting up new termlists and indexes. 

This one-day course is suitable for users who manage the system. Users attending this course should previously have attended Modes Complete - essentials.

Modes Complete - banish the backlog

This course is about using Modes to make inventory standard records which meet basic Spectrum standards and Arts Council England Accreditation requirements. Quick recording in Modes using the latest Inventory template, modifying existing grids of an inventory overview, creating element groups for global updates to data – exporting data as Excel file and Importing data from Excel files. Techniques and tips for quick and consistent data entry, management of locations and producing reports.

This is an intermediate level course for people with some experience of using Modes Complete.

On-site courses

These courses are run by request on-site.

Getting started with Modes Complete - Client

A one-day course covering the Modes Complete Client program. It will teach you how to record museum objects with Modes Complete. It covers the basic skills of creating, editing, browsing, selecting, searching, and printing records. This course does not include advanced uses of the program. Suitable for refreshing your skills, or for training new members of your team. Recommended for everyone who uses Modes Complete.

Getting started with Modes Complete - Client and Admin

A  one-and-a-half-day course covering the Modes Complete Client program on the first day. It will teach you how to record museum objects with Modes Complete. It covers the basic skills of creating, editing, browsing, selecting, searching, and printing records. This course does not include advanced uses of the program.  On the second day learn the essential uses of the Admin program - how to set up and manage user profiles; how to set up data files; and how to set up multimedia resources.  Suitable for new users and organisations who want to get started using Modes Complete for the first time.

Modes Compact

A  one-day course covering the Modes Compact program. It will teach you how to record museum objects with Modes Compact. It covers the basic skills of creating, editing, browsing, selecting, searching, and printing records. This course does not include advanced uses of the program. Suitable for refreshing your skills, or for training new members of your team. Recommended for everyone who uses Modes Compact.

Modes Complete - Client and Admin

A two-day training course covering the Modes Complete Client and Admin programs. Learn in detail about the Client program, including global editing and other advanced uses, and also learn the essential uses of the Admin program. Suitable for new users and organisations who want to get started using Modes Complete for the first time.

This one-day course will give you an overview of the Modes Complete Admin program, covering the essential features you will need to use set up and use Modes Complete: how to set up and manage user profiles; how to set up data files; how to set up multimedia resources; indexes, termlists and validation rules; import and export of data. The course will also refer to 'poweruser' functions in Modes Complete Client program, including global editing. Suitable for users who are responsible for managing the system.

Modes Complete - Admin

This one-day course will give you an overview of the Modes Complete Admin program, covering the essential features you will need to use set up and use Modes Complete: how to set up and manage user profiles; how to set up data files; how to set up multimedia resources; indexes, termlists and validation rules; import and export of data. The course will also refer to 'poweruser' functions in Modes Complete Client program, including global editing. Suitable for users who are responsible for managing the system.