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Technology Short Courses

Our Short Courses are just that-- one to three hour workshops to that focus on specific technologies, mainly software and web-based applications. These are hands-on training sessions, so registration is required and seating may be limited.

Summer 2017 Short Courses By Subject

ReggieNet Clickers About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff Camtasia Excel
Formstack InDesign OneDrive OneNote OUCampus
Photoshop Screencast-o-matic Pro SoftChalk Word  

Registration

Short Courses are open to full- and part-time faculty, A/P, and civil service staff members. Graduate students may be automatically put on a wait list. To see what courses you've already signed up for, log in to the My.IllinoisState.edu Event Registration System.


ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic

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Tuesday, August 1 • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Wednesday, August 2 • 11 a.m. to noon
Monday, August 7 • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, August 9 • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, August 11 • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Students and instructors will use a new Gradebook in ReggieNet starting in the fall of 2017. This tool offers new features and a new, more “spreadsheet-like” experience for instructors. Join us for this one-hour workshop, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of this updated resource through hands-on experience. You’ll leave prepared to use the new Gradebook on your first day of classes. No stipend is offered for this workshop. Registration is required.


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Clickers: Introduction

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Thursday, June 8 • 9 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, July 26 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, August 1 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Clickers are audience response devices which allow instructors to poll a face-to-face class in real time, displaying the results, and engaging students in their learning. Responses can be recorded and incorporated into grades in ReggieNet. You will explore the latest, cloud-based polling system from TurningPoint, the official vendor for campus. Discover how to integrate polls into your PowerPoint presentations to create interactive lectures and keep your students engaged in the course material. Registration is required.


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About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, June 13 • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 12 • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Monday, August 7 • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Showcase your teaching, research, and service using your own, customized University web pages. About.IllinoisState is a browser-based way to create web pages. No additional software is required. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only.


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Camtasia: Level 1

Thursday, June 15 • 9 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, August 2 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Do you want to add your voice to a PowerPoint presentation and make it available to your students online? Learn to use Camtasia, a screen-recording program that lets you narrate PowerPoint presentations, still images, or videos. You will also learn how to upload the final product so students can access it.


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Excel: Level 1

Thursday, July 13 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

An introduction to Microsoft Excel: Topics include basic features such as spreadsheet arrangement (rows, columns, and cells), entering, editing, and formatting data. Also learn about formulas and graph creation.


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Excel: Level 2

Thursday, July 20 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This course continues the basics of creating and modifying charts that began in Excel: Level 1. Also explore useful tools like filtering, which make viewing data accessible at a glance, and pivot tables to summarize values.


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Formstack for Beginners

Thursday, August 10 • 11 a.m. to noon

Discover how to build and update forms using Formstack, Illinois State’s primary, non-research form creation tool. You will learn how to download forms submissions data and set up notifications. Completing this training is a prerequisite for using Formstack.

(Please note: Qualtrics has replaced Select Survey for research. Log in to IllinoisState.Qualtrics.com to learn more.)


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 InDesign: Introduction

Tuesday, June 13 • 9 a.m. to noon

Get an introduction to this page layout editor, including a tour of basic tools. Learn to place and move graphics and text to create an aesthetically pleasing format for printing.


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OneDrive: Getting Started

Tuesday, July 18 • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Take your projects on the go using Microsoft Office apps for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices through OneDrive , Microsoft’s cloud-based storage, free for members of the campus community. Learn how to share documents through OneDrive and discuss how to use this service within the boundaries of Illinois State data security policies and FERPA. Bring your smartphone or tablet with you to get the most out of this workshop.


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OneNote: Introduction

Tuesday, June 20 • 9 a.m. to noon

Transform how you take and share notes with Microsoft OneNote. Unlike a word processor, OneNote allows you to easily include images, videos, and audio clips anywhere on the page. Organize information into virtual notebooks that can be shared across all your devices and with others. This workshop shows you the basics features of OneNote, how to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices.


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OneNote: Introduction (Online)

Tuesday, July 25 • 9 a.m. to noon

Transform how you take and share notes with Microsoft OneNote. Unlike a word processor, OneNote allows you to easily include images, videos, and audio clips anywhere on the page. Organize information into virtual notebooks that can be shared across all your devices and with others. This workshop shows you the basics features of OneNote, how to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices.

This workshop will be taught entirely online using Zoom, a new web-conferencing and learning platform at Illinois State. Participants will receive a link to the online learning space the day before the event. If you wish to participate but are not comfortable or experienced with online meetings, please contact jpgee@ilstu.edu to arrange a brief walk-through of the process.


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OUCampus

Thursday, August 10 • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Learn how to update your unit’s website using OUCampus, Illinois State’s primary content management system. You will be given access to your website(s) and trained to add, edit, and publish content, including links and PDFs. You’ll also learn how to request more complex website updates from the WEB staff, such as photo and layout changes.


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Photoshop: Introduction

Wednesday, June 7 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walkthrough of basic tools and concepts. Learn to work navigate around raster graphics, using the tools and commands available in Photoshop, as well as the various ways you can save your work for a website or for printing. This class finishes with a lesson on how to professionally color correct an image.


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Photoshop: 3 Ways to Change a Photo

Wednesday, June 14 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

When it comes down to it, there are only 3 ways to change a photo in Photoshop: general changes that affect the whole photo, changes via selection, and changes made using a brush-metaphor tool. We’ll be exploring all three. As far as brushes go, we’ll be spending a good amount of time learning how to use the Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tools. 


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Photoshop: Layers

Wednesday, June 21 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This workshop covers how to manipulate, re-order and merge layers. The session will also give you an overview of how to combine elements from different pictures to create a new composition.


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Photoshop: Selection

Wednesday, July 12 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Look at how to make harder selections using Photoshop's more advanced selection tools.


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Photoshop: Exploring Advanced Tools

Wednesday, July 19 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Get an overview of the workflow of creating a single complex (but not too complex!) image. See how a number of tools interact to create a single finished work.


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Screencast-O-Matic Pro

Thursday, June 22 • 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, July 25 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Screencast-O-Matic is inexpensive, web-based software that allows you to record and narrate videos from your desktop. This workshop explores how to use this service to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course.


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SoftChalk Create

Thursday, June 15 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Looking for a creative, new way to engage students? SoftChalk can help! This program lets you easily create engaging, interactive web lessons. You will learn to create interactive learning games such as customizable flashcards, image labeling, matching games, crosswords and more. SoftChalk lessons are easily imported into ReggieNet.


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Word: Creating Fillable Forms

Tuesday, June 20 • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn how to create simple digital forms in Microsoft Word. We’ll explore this functionality and briefly talk about its advantages and disadvantages, and explore other options (such as creating forms in Adobe Acrobat).


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If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in a CTLT event, please contact the front desk at (309) 438-2542.

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