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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.

Fall 2018 Short Courses By Subject

ReggieNet Clickers Adobe Creative Cloud Camtasia Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState
Excel Formstack Illustrator InDesign Microsoft Forms
OneDrive OneNote OUCampus Photoshop PowerPoint
Screencast-o-matic Pro SoftChalk Create      

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
  • Clickers
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Camtasia
  • Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState
  • Excel
  • Formstack
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Microsoft Forms
  • OneDrive
  • OneNote
  • OUCampus
  • Photoshop
  • PowerPoint
  • Screencast-o-matic Pro
  • SoftChalk Create

CTLT's ReggieNet team has updated and expanded short courses for 2018. Browse options on the ReggieNet Support site.

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Get to Know Clickers

Wednesday, September 26 • 11:00 a.m. to noon
Monday, October 22 • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Clickers are audience response devices which allow instructors to poll an audience in real time. This special one-hour session puts a clicker in your hand, so you can experience this technology’s potential from a student’s perspective. This brief session is designed to help you decide if you want to use clickers in your course. Those who decide to adopt clickers can then take the more comprehensive Clickers: Introduction workshop. Registration is required.


Clickers: Introduction

Wednesday, November 14 • 9:00 a.m. to noon

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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Get to Know Adobe Creative Cloud

Wednesday, September 5 • 11:00 a.m. to noon

Faculty, staff, and graduate students with assistantships will have access to the complete suite of Adobe software starting in the 2018-2019 academy year. This one-hour session provides an introduction, especially of those apps most beneficial to teaching and student learning. This event can help you decide if you should commit to more in-depth Adobe workshops offered by CTLT. Registration is required.

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Camtasia: Level 1

Thursday, September 6 • 9:00 a.m. to noon
Monday, November 5 • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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. Registration is required.

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Creating Articles for News.IllinoisState

Wednesday, August 29 • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 2 • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, November 6 • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Alumni Center 117

Learn how to use the News.IllinoisState.edu content management system, powered by WordPress, to add news articles, tag them to feed to multiple locations (including your website), insert images, photo galleries, and more. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. Registration is required.

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Excel: Level 1

Wednesday, October 17 • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 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. Registration is required.


Excel: Level 2

Wednesday, October 24 • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 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. Registration is required.

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Formstack for Beginners

Wednesday, August 29 • 11:00 a.m. to noon
Thursday, August 30 • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, September 11 • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 17 • 11:00 a.m. to noon
Thursday, November 8 • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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. Registration is required.

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


Formstack Advanced

Wednesday, October 24 • 11:00 a.m. to noon

Learn how to build and manage advanced Formstack features. You will learn more about logic features and form/field security and authentication. Completion of basic Formstack training is recommended. Registration is required.

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Illustrator: Making a Flyer

Monday, September 24 • 9:00 a.m. to noon

Adobe’s vector graphics editor is a companion to Photoshop. In this workshop, you’ll learn basic features by creating a flyer for an event. Learn how to manipulate text and images to create stunning handouts or posters for print or digital distribution. Registration is required.

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InDesign: Introduction

Thursday, September 27 • 9:00 a.m. to noon
Monday, November 12 • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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. Registration is required.

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Microsoft Forms: Getting Started

Tuesday, September 18 • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Microsoft Forms is a quick, easy, mobile-friendly way to create sign-up forms, polls, and surveys. As part of Office 365, it is open to faculty, staff, and students. This one-hour workshop will get you started using forms, show you how to design questionnaires, export data, and use this powerful tool as a real-time way to poll an audience. Registration is required.


Microsoft Forms: Getting Started (Online)

Wednesday, October 10 • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Microsoft Forms is a quick, easy, mobile-friendly way to create sign-up forms, polls, and surveys. As part of Office 365, it is open to faculty, staff, and students. This one-hour workshop will get you started using forms, show you how to design questionnaires, export data, and use this powerful tool as a real-time way to poll an audience. Registration is required.

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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OneDrive: Getting Started

Tuesday, September 18 • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.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. Registration is required.


OneDrive: Getting Started (Online)

Tuesday, October 9 • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.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. Registration is required.

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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OneNote: Introduction

Tuesday, September 25 • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 7 • 9:00 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 basic features of OneNote, how to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices. Registration is required.


OneNote: Introduction (Online)

Wednesday, October 10 • 10:00 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 basic features of OneNote, how to navigate the interface, and how to synchronize OneNote across mobile devices. Registration is required.

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

Wednesday, August 29 • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 30 • 11:00 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, September 11 • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 27 • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday, October 22 • 1:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 8 • 11:00 a.m. to noon

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. Registration is required.

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Photoshop: Getting Started

Monday, September 17 • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 9 • 9:00 a.m. to noon

Get an overview of the digital image editing program, including a walkthrough of basic tools and concepts. Learn to works with 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. Registration is required.


Photoshop: 3 Ways to Change a Photo

Tuesday, October 16 • 9:00 a.m. to noon

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. Registration is required.


Photoshop: Adjustment Layers

Tuesday, November 6 • 9:00 a.m. to noon

This session will give you an overview of the use of powerful Adjustment Layers in Photoshop, a relatively easy-to-learn tool used to create powerful effects. Half of this session will be spent colorizing a black-and-white photo, and the rest looking at techniques used by professional photo editors. Registration is required.


Photoshop: Exploring Advanced Tools

Tuesday, November 13 • 9:00 a.m. to noon

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. Registration is required.


Photoshop: Layers

Tuesday, October 23 • 9:00 a.m. to noon

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. Registration is required.


Photoshop: Selections

Tuesday, October 30 • 9:00 a.m. to noon

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

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PowerPoint

Monday, October 29 • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Get an overview on this presentation software's basic tools and functions. You will learn to work with text, images, slide layouts, backgrounds, slide transitions and more. This class is suitable for those who are entirely new to PowerPoint or for those who would like a refresher. Registration is required.

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Screencast-o-matic Pro

Monday, September 10 • 9:00 a.m. to noon
Thursday, November 8 • 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Screencast-O-Matic is an 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. Registration is required.

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SoftChalk Create

Monday, November 5 • 9:00 a.m. to noon

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. Registration is required.

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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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