Library - Scholarly Commons

This calendar includes events sponsored by the Scholarly Commons as well as those by

our campus partners

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

    • 10:00 - 11:55 am   Wed morning

    Creating, storing, and updating organizational charts can be a time-consuming task. Using software that is designed for visualizing information aids the process. Visio can even generate a diagram that adds the shapes and connectors for you from data that is stored in an Excel workbook. In this workshop attendees will create simple org charts, and pull from excel.

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Monday, July 22, 2024

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm
    • San Francisco Labor Archives, 4th Floor of the J. Paul Leonard Library on the San Francisco State University, 1630 Holloway Ave

    Robert Cherny, author of "San Francisco Reds: Communists in the Bay Area, 1919-1958", will be signing books and speaking at the San Francisco Labor Archives about his new book.

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

    • All Day
    • 312 Pier View Wy, Oceanside, CA 92054

    Patrick Moser, author of "Waikiki Dreams: How California Appropriated Hawaiian Beach Culture," will be signing books and speaking at the California Surf Museum about his new book.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed morning

    In this 2-hour instructor led short course you will learn how to specific features and tips on managing email more efficiently from conversation view to rules to pre-sort messages and moving folders around.

Thursday, July 25, 2024

Friday, July 26, 2024

    • 10:00 - 10:55 am   Fri morning

    We have many options for scheduling online meetings these days. We will use Outlook for a central place to keep track of several kinds of online meetings and to make sure we have reminders. We will look at recommendations for scheduling with Zoom and Teams. We will go over helpful tips for each platform, including scheduling as a delegate. Prereq: Outlook Calendar workshop

    • 6:00 - 7:30 pm
    • 5928 Falls Road Baltimore, MD 21209

    Clifford Murphy, author of "Ink: The Indelible J. Mayo Williams", will be signing books and speaking at the Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore, MD about his new book.

Saturday, July 27, 2024

Monday, July 29, 2024

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Mon afternoon

    In this two-hour Illustrator session, we will go over recommended resources and tutorials, then participants will be introduced to the user interface while creating a vector graphic logo.

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    • 10:00 - 11:55 am   Wed morning

    In this 2-hour instructor-led workshop, participants will learn how to use Adobe Express (Adobe's online design tool) to create social media posts, customize photos, create a flyer and use the new Generative AI tools. No prior knowledge of Adobe Express is required. Pre-registration required.

Thursday, August 1, 2024

Sunday, August 4, 2024

Monday, August 5, 2024

Tuesday, August 6, 2024

Wednesday, August 7, 2024

Thursday, August 8, 2024

Friday, August 9, 2024

Thursday, August 15, 2024

Tuesday, August 20, 2024

Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Thursday, August 22, 2024

    • 10:00 - 11:55 am   Thur morning
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this two-hour live Photoshop session, we will cover working with selections in preparation to edit images. Participants can select online or in-person.  

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thur afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this two-hour live Photoshop session, we will cover working with layers and learn to edit in a non-destructive way. Participants can choose in-person or online.  

Monday, August 26, 2024

    • 1:00 - 2:30 pm   Mon afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    Join us in a hybrid session where we will discuss best practices for setting up a Teams online meeting as well as joining the meeting. We'll cover the capabilities of meetings in Teams in addition to requirements and planning considerations for Teams. This session is aimed for beginner users of Teams. Pre-registration required.

Wednesday, August 28, 2024

    • 10:00 - 11:55 am   Wed morning
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour instructor-led workshop, participants will learn how to use Adobe Express (Adobe's online design tool) to create social media posts, customize photos, create a flyer and use the new Generative AI tools. No prior knowledge of Adobe Express is required. Pre-registration required.

Thursday, August 29, 2024

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Thur morning
    • 330 Armory or online

    This 2-hour Outlook Calendar workshop, participants will learn to schedule & edit appointments; work with calendar labels and tasks displayed on the Calendar. We will schedule with the Scheduling Assistant, practice scheduling a conference room, and discuss scheduling Online Meetings, and discuss calendar permissions.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Thur afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this two-hour Illustrator session, we will go over recommended resources and tutorials, then participants will be introduced to the user interface while creating a vector graphic logo.

Friday, August 30, 2024

    • 11:00 - 11:55 am   Fri morning

    We have many options for scheduling online meetings these days. We will use Outlook for a central place to keep track of several kinds of online meetings and to make sure we have reminders. We will look at recommendations for scheduling with Zoom and Teams. We will go over helpful tips for each platform, including scheduling as a delegate. Prereq: Outlook Calendar workshop

Tuesday, September 3, 2024

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Tue afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour instructor led InDesign workshop, participants will learn how to create and open InDesign documents, navigate the user interface, modify a document, import graphics, and manipulate basic text and text frames and create a postcard in the process. No prior knowledge of InDesign is required. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, September 4, 2024

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed morning
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour instructor led workshop we will explore the Visio interface and create graphics. Visio comes with diagram-specific shapes and tools that enable you to quickly create professional-looking flowcharts, organization charts, timelines, & more. We will learn how to create some basic shapes, and connect, distribute, and align them. Pre-registration required

    • 1:00 - 1:55 pm   Wed afternoon

    Join us in a one-hour online session to explore some advanced features of Zoom. Features covered will include breakout rooms, setting a virtual background, recording, and more. Link sent if registered by 8 am.

Thursday, September 5, 2024

Tuesday, September 10, 2024

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tue morning
    • 330 Armory Building or online

    In this 2-hour instructor led short course you will learn how to specific features and tips on managing email more efficiently from conversation view to rules to pre-sort messages and moving folders around.

Wednesday, September 11, 2024

    • 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

    A well-designed professional ePortfolio is a valuable way to demonstrate your achievements, goals, and beliefs to your prospective or current employer. It can also guide you as you seek out additional experiences to better prepare for your future career or career advancement.

Thursday, September 12, 2024

    • 10:00 - 11:55 am   Thur morning
    • 330 Armory

    Join us in an instructor-led session using OneNote where we will discuss the structure of notebooks and how OneNote notebooks work within MS Teams. Prereq: understand Teams and MS OneNote. Pre-registration required; no walk-ins please.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • 156 Armory Building

    Courses should be designed to present students with what are known as “wicked problems” because the skills of dealing with such knotty problems are what will best prepare students for life after college. This book takes readers through each step of the process, providing multiple examples at each stage, while encouraging instructors to apply these concepts to their design.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thur afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this 2-hour InDesign workshop, participants will learn how to create a two-page InDesign brochure from scratch, import graphics, and manipulate basic text and text frames. No prior knowledge of InDesign is required. Offered in-person or online. Pre-registration required

Tuesday, September 24, 2024

    • 5:00 - 6:15 pm

    Designing a new course or redesigning an existing one can seem like a long and winding journey. Principles of good course design can provide you with a roadmap to chart your course and know that you are on the right path. Join our interactive workshop where we will explore best practices in course design and perhaps spark your interest to explore these topics more deeply.

Thursday, September 26, 2024

Thursday, October 10, 2024

Wednesday, October 16, 2024

    • 3:00 - 4:15 pm

    When cooperative learning is well-designed it minimizes opportunities for students and instructors to experience frustrations. Join this interactive workshop to explore best practices that will enhance your students’ experiences as they learn cooperatively in groups.

Thursday, October 24, 2024

Wednesday, October 30, 2024

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    In MCOT we will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel. MCOT opens on Wednesday Oct 16, 2024, and our synchronous meetings occur at 11:30am-1:00pm on the following 4 Wednesdays - Oct 30 and Nov 6, 13, & 20.

Wednesday, November 6, 2024

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    In MCOT we will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel. MCOT opens on Wednesday Oct 16, 2024, and our synchronous meetings occur at 11:30am-1:00pm on the following 4 Wednesdays - Oct 30 and Nov 6, 13, & 20.

Wednesday, November 13, 2024

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    In MCOT we will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel. MCOT opens on Wednesday Oct 16, 2024, and our synchronous meetings occur at 11:30am-1:00pm on the following 4 Wednesdays - Oct 30 and Nov 6, 13, & 20.

Wednesday, November 20, 2024

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    In MCOT we will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel. MCOT opens on Wednesday Oct 16, 2024, and our synchronous meetings occur at 11:30am-1:00pm on the following 4 Wednesdays - Oct 30 and Nov 6, 13, & 20.

Wednesday, December 4, 2024

    • 9:00 - 10:15 am

    Being fully engaged 100% of the time is not a realistic expectation, but there are a variety of ways to promote student engagement so they can get the most out of their learning. This workshop will focus on concepts underlying student engagement and practical strategies to engage our students across diverse formats.