CATalyst Training Options
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Are you new to CATalyst? Need some help understanding indexing or do you want to create a new include? Stenograph has many options for you to get familiar with CATalyst or understand a new feature. If you need additional help or guidance in choosing a training option, contact Cindi Lynch, Stenograph’s Training Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal, one-on-one instruction
Select a provider of customized-to-you, guided instruction on CATalyst Professional, Edit or Student, CATalyst VP or CATalyst BCS at www.stenograph.com/cat-training-agent-list. Click the Remote Training column heading to sort the list by those who provide Remote vs. in-person training. Each of the Stenograph-certified independent training agents is a court reporting industry professional who trains in addition to their primary roles as reporters, captioners, CART providers or scopists. They are not Stenograph employees; they set their own fees and schedules, and their availability will vary. To learn more about a specific Training Agent before you contact them, you can click on their name in the Bio column. Contact the agent of your choice, let them know what you want to accomplish and talk to them about an agenda and scheduling training services and they’ll be able to assist you.
Self-help/free training options
You can also take advantage of the training tools built into the CATalyst Help menu, which include:
Integrated Video Training - 40 video lessons on Essential Skills for Transcript production, and 35 additional productivity boosting video lessons
CATalyst Training User - exercises and practice files that coordinate with the Essential Skills Integrated Video Training.
Self-Study Guides - for those who prefer reading to video, 10 detailed self-study guides covering the most requested features of CATalyst. Click Help, Self-Study Guides and select the preferred guide.
Exceptional Extras - 5 guides and an extensive library of files to help you get started with automatic indexing, macros for editing on the computer keyboard or via the writer on-the-fly in realtime; keyboard shortcuts and a variety of finger-spelling alphabets to give you desired spelling results. Click Help, Exceptional Extras and select the Using Extras… guide for the feature you want to learn.
Ascend Training by Stenograph
If you’re comfortable with the basics and are seeking tips, tricks, improved translation accuracy, editing speed and other skills to enhance your efficiency, you will want to join Ascend Training by Stenograph – Stenograph’s online training community. The Ascend site features numerous pre-recorded training videos, a monthly webinar, a minimum of four live Q&A (office hours) sessions each month, the ability to post questions and get answers from experts and a polite, professional online community where CATalyst users can assist each other with information regarding real-world experience while learning from Stenograph professionals, as well as learning opportunities for other Stenograph products. To learn more about Ascend Training by Stenograph, visit https://www.stenograph.com/ascend. Ascend membership is open to all (no EDGE contract required), is free for the first month, and offers monthly or annual subscriptions that begin after your free trial.
If you just purchased CATalyst or have a current Edge plan, you have immediate access to the CATalyst Academy which is an online training recource with webinars covering a wide range of topics regarding Stenograph products including Luminex II and CaseViewNet, but most of the videos and articles are related to CATalyst (Pro, Edit, Student, VP, and BCS) features. For more information on CATalyst Academy, check out our articles here.