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Power Automate

Microsoft Power Automate

Power Automate (formerly called Flow) is a flexible tool to help with productivity by automating many of your business processes and repetive tasks. While Power Automate works with many apps in Office 365, one of its most common uses is to create flows (workflows) in SharePoint. [More on Power Automate]

Virtual Classes: Our Power Automate class is now available virtually (online) with an instructor present for the entire course. You will be able to log in and use our Office 365 accounts and SharePoint sites during class. You will see the instructor's screen throughout the class and you can share your screen if you need individual help from the instructor. You will have time to practice, ask questions, and receive hands-on training.

In-person classes are also available at our West County facility with limited enrollments to promote social distancing. When you register, choose your class section based on how you want to attend the class: virtual or in-person.

  • Choose "West County In-Person" if you want to attend a class at our West County location.
  • Select "Live Online" if you want to attend virtually from your workplace or home.

For more information, email info@cetc.umsl.edu.

Introduction to Power Automate

(Prerequisite: Experience with Windows. If you have no experience with SharePoint, it is recommended that you take the Introduction to SharePoint Online Course). Learn to use Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) and understand the benefits of automation and workflows for your business processes. Understand how to navigate Flow, use templates, and work with the Flow management page. Learn to build your workflow by adding, editing, and removing actions. Understand how to define your logic and core paths, add conditions, and add switches. Discover the power of using loops in your workflows. Understand how to add a scope and use forms with Flow. Topics include publishing and triggering flows, managing flows, and using connectors.
Fee: $279

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E1285 Thurs., Nov. 5Virtual/WCAllan Crean
E1435 Fri., Mar. 5Virtual/WCAllan Crean

Intermediate Applications of Power Automate

(Prerequisite: Introduction to Power Automate.) Take your skills to the next level and develop more sophisticated workflows. Understand how to use forms to gather information for processing. Learn how to set up approvals for one or for several people. Discover how to effectively bring in data from a list using odata filters. Learn to automate document approvals, process requests, extract information from other sources, and work with email attachments. Discover the power of using loops in your workflows to consolidate information for reports or other actions. Learn how to store your settings in a list to give your automated routines more flexibility and avoid hard-coded text. Additional topics include switches, effective flow design, and adding error-trapping to your flows.
Fee: $279

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E1286 Thurs., Nov. 12Virtual/WCAllan Crean
E1436 Fri., Mar. 12Virtual/WCAllan Crean

If you would like to register for a course, call (314) 984-9000 or register online.

Classes are also available in SharePoint Online and other Office 365 apps.