Technology Workshops and Training

Technology and Design Help Workshops

Register for Webex and Microsoft classes:

  1. Complete the registration form indicating which class session you would like to attend
  2. Accept the meeting invitation that you are sent

All Technology workshops will be held online via Teams. Please use the registration form to indicate if you would prefer an in-person workshop.

For individual tech help make an appointment using this form.

Unless otherwise indicated, all Design Help workshops are held in the Design Help Lab

Technology Training

An introduction to Excel 365 which will focus on entering and manipulating data in spreadsheets, formatting your spreadsheets, and an introduction to creating formulas and using the built-in functions in Excel. We will also review many handy shortcuts for moving around in and working with Excel. 2 hrs.

Presently, all workshops are given online via Teams. Please indicate on the sign-up form whether you would prefer an in-person workshop (only available for Mon, Tues or Wed workshops).

  • January 25 - 10:00 AM
  • February 13 - 2:00 PM
  • March 6 - 11:00 AM
  • March 25 - 9:00 AM
  • April 18 - 1:00 PM
  • May 8 - 10:00 AM

If the above times are not convenient, please schedule a time for individual help at using this form.

Register for Excel - 1 - Introduction

This workshop will review formula creation, focusing on the logical  functions IF, AND, and OR and combinations of them.  We will also review other IF functions such as COUNTIFS,  SUMIFS and IFERROR.  Additionally we will look at keystrokes, shortcuts and other tips that will speed up your work in Excel 2019. Class time: 2 hrs

    Presently, all workshops are given online via Teams. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would prefer an in-person workshop (only available for Mon, Tues or Wed workshops).

    • January 30 - 10:30 AM
    • February 16 - 9:00 AM
    • March 14 - 1:00 PM
    • April 2 - 12:00 PM
    • April 24 - 10:00 AM
    • May 13 - 1:00 PM

    If the above times are not convenient, please schedule a time for individual help using this form.

    Register for Excel - 2 - Intermediate A

    This workshop will explore the creation and use of tables and data validation, including using formulas in data validation. Additionally we will review conditional formatting and learn how to use the VLOOKUP, XLOOKUP, INDEX, and MATCH functions in Excel 365. Class time: 2 hrs

    Presently, all workshops are given online via Teams. Please check indicate on the registration form whether you would prefer an in-person workshop (only available for Mon, Tues or Wed workshops).

    • February 21 - 11:00 AM
    • March 18 - 12:00 PM
    • April 12 - 10:00 AM
    • May 2 - 2:00 PM

    If the above time are not convenient, please use this form to schedule individual assistance

    Register for Excel - 3 - Intermediate B

    This workshop will work on managing, tracking and analyzing data, from creating databases and dynamic spreadsheets to sorting and categorizing your data for effective analysis. 2 hrs.

    Presently, all workshops are given online via Teams. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would prefer an in-person workshop (only available for Mon, Tues or Wed workshops).

    • February 26 - 11:00 AM
    • March 28 - 1:00 PM
    • April 15 - 10:00 AM
    • May 7 - 10:30 AM

    If none of these times are convenient, please use this form to schedule individual assistance

    Register for Excel - 4 - Managing, Tracking and Analyzing Data

    Office 365 is a software as a service solution that combines the traditional Microsoft Office desktop applications, Microsoft application services, and some new productivity services, all of which are enabled in the cloud. Office 365 contains the same core desktop applications as the traditional versions of Microsoft Office, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, as well as a suite of other apps and online services for cloud file storage, secure communication, and collaboration tools such as OneDrive, SharePoint, Forms, and Microsoft Teams. 2 hrs.

    Presently, all workshops are available online via Teams. Please check below to indicate whether you would prefer an in-person workshop - only available for Mon, Tues or Wed workshops.

    • February 7 - 11:30 AM
    • February 22 - 1:00 PM
    • March 5 - 9:00 AM
    • March 22 - 11:00 AM
    • April 8 - 12:00 PM
    • April 19 - 10:00 AM
    • April 30 - 2:00 PM

    If the times listed above are not convenient, please use this form to schedule a time that works for you.

    Register for Office 365 / OneDrive

    Learn how to make your pdfs accessible; how to check for accessibility and correct issues that are shown.

    • April 3 - 10:30 AM Sperry 
    • April 10 - 10:00 AM online
    • April 16 - 1:00 PM Sperry
    • April 25 - 11:00 AM online
    • May 3 - 10:oo AM online
    • May 14 - 12:30 PM Sperry

    If the above times are not convenient, please schedule a time for individual help at using this form.

    Register for PDF Accessibility

    Teams is a chat-based workspace that combines instant messaging, voice, video, calling, and file-sharing. It enables users to be more productive by using Office apps they're familiar with – like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint, and more – right within the platform. 2 hrs

    Presently, all workshops are given online via Teams. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would prefer an in-person workshop (only available for Mon, Tues or Wed workshops).

    • February 1 - 1:00 PM
    • February 20 - 11:00 AM
    • March 11 - 12:00 PM
    • April 4 - 10:00 AM
    • April 23 - 1:00 PM
    • May 10 - 10:30 AM

    If none of the times listed are convenient, please use this form to schedule a training session.

    Register for Teams

    You don't have to be on a team to hold a meeting using the Teams app. This workshop will show you how to schedule meetings in Teams, and the various features like backgrounds, breakout rooms, and sharing.  2 hrs

    Presently, all workshops are given online via Teams. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would prefer an in-person workshop (only available for Mon, Tues or Wed workshops).

    • February 5 - 10:30 AM
    • February 28 - 10:00 AM
    • March 21 - 9:00 AM
    • April 9 - 12:00 PM
    • April 29 - 11:30 AM

    If none of the times listed are convenient, please use this form to schedule a training session.

    Register for Teams - Meetings

    Instructional Design

    Covers the basic steps for creating modules, categories, assignments, quizzes, and surveys in Brightspace. Also walks through uploading documents, deleting, moving, hiding, reordering, bookmarking and renaming modules and grade items.

    Walk-in hours with an instructional designer.  

    11:00 am to 1:00 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

    No appointment necessary! 

    You can "drop-in" anytime during the scheduled Open Lab times.

    If these times do not match your schedule please contact your instructional designer:

    School of Professional Studies: Hailey Ruoff
    School of Education: Kristina Maricle
    School of Arts & Sciences: Jill Nobles

    Or email Design Help

    This workshop will go over the use of the Discussions tool in your course to encourage users to share thoughts on course material with their peers. You can set up forums and topics for users to ask questions, discuss course content and assignments.

    Review tools in the Brightspace Grade Book, starting with the Grades Setup Wizard.  A grade book is as individual as a course so this will be a basic overview of the grade book.  One on one meetings will be encouraged to fully set-up a grade book.  

    This workshop will provide a basic overview of: 

    • Choose a Grading System
    • Establish Final Grade Type and Release
    • Grade Calculations
    • Choose Default Grade Scheme
    • Managing View Display Options
    • Student View Display Options
    • Grades Setup Summary

    Register for Gradebook in Brightspace

    In this workshop, you learn to facilitate collaboration among students by setting up groups. We will identify the components and walk through the steps needed to create groups in Brightspace.  Group members can exchange documents, submit group assignments, send email to other group members, and distribute tasks to keep the group on track. 

    Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor

    This comprehensive training webinar given by Respondus is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use.

    Register for Respondus Training

    This workshop will go over what a rubric is and why you might want to use one. We will identify the components and layout of a rubric as well as walk through the steps needed to create a rubric in Brightspace. We will also share examples of rubrics and try to make one.