Technology Services Calendar

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed/Thurs mornings
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    • 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    • This is an online event. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants 2 days before the workshop.

    Disruptive student behaviors can present serious challenges to a positive learning environment. These challenging situations can occur in both face-to-face and online learning contexts. In this workshop you will learn effective strategies to deal with challenging situations and maintain the focus of your classroom on productive learning.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thurs afternoon
    • 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.

Friday, January 24, 2020

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

    Attendees will learn how to schedule and edit an appointment; work with calendar labels and tasks displayed on the Calendar. We will schedule meetings with the Scheduling Assistant, practice scheduling a conference room, and discuss scheduling Online Meetings for Skype for Business.  We will work with additional calendars, calendar groups, and calendar permissions.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    • 8:30 - 9:00 am   Tues/Thur 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.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Wed morning
    • 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.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Wed 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.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

    • 1:00 - 5:00 pm   MTh afternoons
    • Illini Hall, room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    This 7-hour course introduces the basics of Adobe Illustrator. Topics will include design principles, elements, and graphics composition; creating documents containing basic shapes and customized paths. We will also learn how to insert text and typographical characters.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Tue afternoon
    • 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.

    • 5:30 - 6:45 pm
    • Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

    Topics include how the EPI is structured; strategies for defining terms; practice with other workshop participants.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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

    InDesign is a desktop publishing program by Adobe. In this 6-hour workshop, we start with the basics, we progress to creating multi-column threaded text, formatting type and paragraph styles, working with colors, images, and finish by packaging for distribution.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Thur 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.

    • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Room 428 Armory Building (Southwest corner of the building)

    Most teachers get evaluated by their students at the end of the course by implementing ICES. But by then, it is too late to make changes that will make a difference for your current students. Come to this workshop to learn how to design, implement, and interpret Informal Early Feedback (IEF) to improve the class experience for everyone.

Monday, February 10, 2020

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

    • 1:30 - 3:00 pm
    • Armory building, room 428

    Most teachers get evaluated by their students at the end of the course by implementing ICES.  But by then, it is too late to make changes that will make a difference for your current students. Come to this workshop to learn how to design, implement, and interpret Informal Early Feedback (IEF) to improve the class experience for everyone.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Armory building, room 428

    Research suggests that international teaching assistants face unique challenges from classroom management to instructional, linguistic, cultural as well as social expectations. Come discuss similarities and differences between the U.S. and other international educational systems, and review effective strategies and resources available across campus.

Monday, February 17, 2020

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Mon 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 InDesign documents, navigate the user interface, modify a document, import graphics, and manipulate basic text and text frames.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    • 8:30 - 9:00 am   sessions throughout the day, lunch on your own
    • Urbana campus -- location to be announced

    This program provides employees at the University of Illinois an overview of software applications and IT practices that are critical to success within the campus environment. All sessions are led by experienced trainers with handouts available. Attendees can register for one, two, or more of the monthly scheduled sessions. All sessions held in Suite 26 Illini Hall.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Room 428 Armory Building (Southwest corner of the building)

    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. Bring your laptop or other device to this interactive workshop.

    • 5:30 - 6:45 pm
    • Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

    Learn strategies for answering open-ended questions in teaching and everyday contexts.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Armory Building, Room 428

    Students enter college with vastly different learning strategies and abilities. This workshop will explore how instructors can aid students in developing more effective learning strategies early in their college careers.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues/Wed 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

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Room 428 Armory Building (Southwest corner of the building)

    Learning communities are a powerful way for people to come together to achieve common learning goals. However, fostering conditions that promote an online community for shared learning and knowledge construction can be daunting to even the most experienced facilitators. Please join us as we discuss effective ways to establish and grow productive online learning communities

Thursday, March 5, 2020

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Th morning
    • 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.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Room 428 Armory Building (Southwest corner of the building)

    Have you ever been part of a group learning experience and thought that it was very frustrating? 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.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020