Technology Services Calendar

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    • 9:30 - 11:00 am
    • Armory building, room 428

    What is this thing you’re supposed to include in your application? Some institutions call it a teaching philosophy, some a teaching statement, others a teaching philosophy statement. Come to this workshop to begin the process of identifying your teaching philosophy, deciding which parts of it belong in your statement, and avoiding common mistakes.

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Tue/Wed aft
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    This 6 hour course will prepare you to use the most common basic features of Adobe Photoshop CC.

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Tu/Th afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 6-hour course, attendees will begin by exploring the PowerPoint 2016 interface. Next we will create and save a presentation; view and navigate, and edit text on slides; add and modify graphical objects in a presentation; work with tables and charts; and prepare to deliver a presentation.

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    Dr. Andrew Wilson, a teaching associate at the University of Illinois Laboratory High School, will demonstrate some of the approaches that he has developed in his own courses and discuss the practical application of Design and VR-inflected pedagogy in the humanities.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   ThF mornings
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Thur morning
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    Having one or more portfolios focused on learning can give students a huge advantage in understanding their learning style and retaining access to the evidence of their learning while at the University of Illinois. In this workshop we will introduce you to Digication, an ePortfolio tool provided free to all faculty, staff and students, and discuss some ways to think about

Friday, March 29, 2019

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • TechHub - Armory Room 151A

    CITL Innovation Spaces are hosting a variety of hands-on emerging technology topics for beginners. Workshops are open to everyone. (Note: This workshop counts towards the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching.)

Monday, April 1, 2019

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   M afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 3 hour course, participants will learn how to create and edit OneNote notebooks, search and export notes. We will enter data into OneNote from a variety of sources, from existing documents to webpages to images.

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   M/Tu afternoons
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This 6-hour course covers work with transitions and animations; slide masters; and practice skills using audio and video files in their presentations.  Finally students will learn about more features and methods for delivery an effective presentation.

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Armory 172 (Innovation Studio)

    In this session we distill the magic that just might take your next presentation from bland to grand. See full description for more info.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Tue morning
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    In this 2-hour 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.

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Tu afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 3 hour course, we will go beyond how the program works to include organizational strategies and tips to hyperlink to other notebooks and files, integrating with the rest of MS Office including linking to Outlook with Tasks to add reminders, Meeting notes that integrate with Skype for Business and other meetings, and other tips to boost the power of OneNote.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    • 9:00   Wed, 9-4, lunch on your own
    • Illini Hall, room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    InDesign is a desktop publishing program that combines incredible power and flexibility with a surprisingly easy-to-use interface -- for creating or editing everything from simple posters and brochures to multi-chapter books. We will do the basics in this 6 hour class.

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    Come learn the basics of soldering electrical components with the help of the Illini Gadget Garage. This quick, hands-on workshop will introduce you to common soldering tools and techniques while putting together your own small soldering project.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Mon morning
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   M and W afternoons
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    Extend your InDesign skills even further by learning to use InDesign's more advanced features effectively. We'll work more deeply with styles. You'll use clipping paths to reveal only part of an image, create type outlines, and create Bezier paths. We'll also import layered files, merge data into documents and create a book with table of contents and references.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tu and Th mornings
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 6-hour course, you will import and export data into Excel 2016, work with conditional formatting, and learn about macros. Additional topics will include summarizing data using subtotals and data validation; and analyzing data using Goal Seek and Solver along with what if scenarios. Prerequisite: Completion of Excel 2016 Level 1 or equivalent knowledge

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This two-hour short course will introduce you to Microsoft's latest version of its relational database application, Access 2016. Attendees will take a tour of the objects in an Access database, including tables, queries, forms, and reports and spend some time working in the most important of all the objects--tables.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tu afternoon
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Armory building, room 428

    In this workshop, we will discuss all the steps necessary for providing a fun, interactive learning experience to all the students in your laboratory class. Topics include: course planning, group work, providing effective demonstrations, experiment review and more.

Friday, April 12, 2019

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am
    • Armory building, room 428

    It’s actually pretty common to teach material that might be a bit of a stretch for you. Using ideas from Therese Huston’s excellent book Teaching What You Don’t Know, we’ll discover some strategies for comfortably and confidently teaching material that is not your specialty.

    • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Virginia Theater, Champaign IL

    CITL innovation spaces will be at Ebertfest this year with a tent hosting VR experiences on Friday, April 12th.

Monday, April 15, 2019

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Mon and Wed afternoons
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This 6-hour, hands-on course is an intro to web page design using Dreamweaver CC. Students will become familiar with the Dreamweaver environment, interface elements, layout customization, website creation and publishing. Activities will include creating a new site, laying out basic pages and text, using text styles and containers, inserting images, uploading a simple site.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   W morning
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this three-hour workshop attendees will learn how to create and work with Access tables. We will create a table using application parts and also from scratch. We will create a primary key and start entering data. Finally, we will work with fields in a table from adding, deleting, re-arranging to setting field properties and finally lookup fields and calculated fields.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Thur morning
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    A properly designed database makes it easier to work with up-to-date, accurate information. Investing the time required to learn the principles of good relational database design ensures that you will end up with a database that meets your needs and can easily accommodate change. This new workshop provides guidelines for planning an Access database.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Mon morning
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn how to adjust a photo’s color and brightness in Lightroom; crop, straighten, and fix perspective, brush over certain parts of a photo for local adjustments; and work with photos on multiple devices. No prior knowledge of Lightroom is required.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Mon afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 2-hour short course you will learn how to comfortably move around in the Excel 2016 environment. Additional topics will include entering text and values in a worksheet, basic formatting, printing and using Help.

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Mon/Tue afternoons
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    This 6-hour course introduces the basics of Adobe Lightroom. Participants will work on the organization and management of photos, learning the Lightroom environment, managing images and workflow, reviewing images, sorting and organizing images as well as managing an image catalog.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues. morning
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 3-hour course learn how to create and work with Access forms. Create a new form using the form wizard and explore layout and design view. Add and modify form controls including a calculated control and lookup control. Learn about control properties, form properties and setting tab order.  Create a subform and learn about switchboard and navigation forms.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed & Thurs mornings
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    Lightroom Level 2 is the second course in Lightroom, utilizing the Develop module, to concentrate on making image corrections in a non-destructive manner. Topics include: Develop module basics, Image adjustment basics, working with color, fixing common image problems like straightening and cropping, as well as more advanced topics like creating snapshots and panoramas.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed morning
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 2-hour short course you will learn how to add, divide, multiply, and subtract by entering formulas into Excel 2016 worksheets. Other topics will include an exploration of just a few of the hundreds of functions available in Excel. We will learn how to find a specific function, as well as how to get help while entering arguments.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Thurs afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This 3-hour class introduces the query object.  Topics include working in design view; creating a simple query by adding and removing fields and adding criterion. We will create multi-table queries; calculated fields and set field properties; explore a totals query, parameter query, action queries, find duplicates query, unmatched records query and basic SQL query.

Friday, April 26, 2019

    • 1:30 - 6:00 pm
    • Business Instructional Facility, Deloitte Auditorium 515 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign IL 61820

    The purpose of this summit is to highlight educational and research opportunities around e-sports, and to explore opportunities for making esports a varsity sport on our campus.

    • 3:00 - 5:30 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    The Illini Gadget Garage is a collaborative repair center that assists consumers with troubleshooting and minor repairs for personally-owned electronics and small appliances. Join us to learn how to fix your own devices during this free Pop-In Repair Clinic offered in CITL’s Innovation Studio (Armory 172).

Monday, April 29, 2019

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Mon afternoon
    • UIUC -- 27 Illini Hall

    In this 2-hour workshop, participants will access, organize, and share creative assets for use in your Adobe desktop and mobile apps. We will practice using Adobe’s CC Libraries in applications as well as using the Web interface to load frequently used assets, such as logos, wordmarks and colors. We will explore sharing and collaborating with colleagues.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues. morning
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues. morning
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Tu afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 3-hour class learn how to create and work with Access reports. Create a basic report and explore layout and design view. Use the report wizard to create reports. In design view add controls and set properties for those controls; learn about calculated controls, apply sort & group feature to report data, finish up with graphics (themes and conditional formatting).

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Tues afternoon
    • Illini Hall, room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn how to create and open Illustrator documents, navigate the user interface, use vector shapes to create a logo that looks good on screen and in print. No prior knowledge of Illustrator is required.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed morning
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    Wish you had a smarter, more efficient way to arrange your Outlook 2016 email and more? In this two-hour workshop, you will learn how to use the conversation view; how to insert a screenshot into a message; sorting messages; advanced searching techniques, including filters; working with folders; using flags, color categories, and rules.

    • 1:00 - 5:00 pm   5:00pm
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

Thursday, May 2, 2019

    • 1:00 - 5:00 pm   5:00pm
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Th morning
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 2-hour workshop we will explore the whole set of features for managing information in tables in Excel 2016. These features make all the typical tabular manipulations—sorting, filtering, analyzing, and formatting, easier than ever.

Friday, May 3, 2019

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Fri morning
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    In this 2-hour workshop participants will learn how to use Photoshop to do basic photo correction, use selection tools, manipulate, save, and store images. No prior knowledge of Photoshop is required.

Monday, May 6, 2019

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Mon & Tues afternoons
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    This 6 hour course will prepare you to use the most common basic features of Adobe Photoshop CC.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Mon afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    Have you been asked to put together a PowerPoint presentation, but you're not sure how to start? Take this short course and learn the basics, including how to use the new 2016 interface to create slides and put content on them; format and custom design the slides; and prepare speaker notes and handouts.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tu/Th mornings
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 6-hour course, attendees will begin by exploring the PowerPoint 2016 interface. Next we will create and save a presentation; view and navigate, and edit text on slides; add and modify graphical objects in a presentation; work with tables and charts; and prepare to deliver a presentation.

Monday, May 20, 2019

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Mon & Wed afternoons
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This 6-hour, hands-on course is an intro to web page design using Dreamweaver CC. Students will become familiar with the Dreamweaver environment, interface elements, layout customization, website creation and publishing. Activities will include creating a new site, laying out basic pages and text, using text styles and containers, inserting images, uploading a simple site.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thurs morning
    • Illini Hall, room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn the basics of using the drawing tools in Adobe Illustrator CC, including how to use the Pencil and Curvature tools, how to edit paths. Then we will look at layers, including how to create, edit, and organize content. We will also learn the basics of transforming and editing artwork in Adobe Illustrator CC.