Technology Services Calendar

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues morning
    • online

    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 online workshop provides guidelines for planning an Access database.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tu morning
    • online

    Join us in a live, online session using OneNote 365 where we will discuss the structure of notebooks, practice putting data into them, and explore the interconnectivity of Microsoft applications with OneNote. This session is aimed for beginner users of OneNote.

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am
    • Virtual

    Join us for virtual office hours every Tuesday from 10am to 11am on Zoom. Jamie and Megan will be there to answer your questions about the CITL Innovation Spaces, emerging technologies, educational tech on campus, and anything else of interest!

    • 12:00 - 3:00 pm
    • TechHub, Rm 151A, Armory Building

    Visit the TechHub during open hours! Held twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12pm - 3pm. Experience 3D printing, Virtual Reality, Laser Cutting and more. Activities are free!  Please wear a mask and note that only 3 visitors are allowed in the space at a time. 

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Online via Zoom - register to receive the Zoom link

    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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   W morning
    • online

    In this 2-hour short online course, you will become familiar with the Excel 2016 interface. Topics will also include entering, editing, and formatting data in a worksheet, performing basic formulas, printing and using Help.

    • 12:00 - 3:00 pm
    • TechHub, Rm 151A, Armory Building

    Visit the TechHub during open hours! Held twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12pm - 3pm. Experience 3D printing, Virtual Reality, Laser Cutting and more. Activities are free!  Please wear a mask and note that only 3 visitors are allowed in the space at a time. 

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm   W afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    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 Skype for Business, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Onlinve via Zoom - register to receive Zoom link

    Still struggling to adapt to talking to a blank sea of black rectangles? Trying to engage your faceless students and failing? Confused about how to display and spread your enthusiasm about the subject? Join us for a discussion on how to make the most of your TA appointment, when it might seem that all you’re doing is talking to a screen.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Thur morning
    • online

    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.

    • 10:00 am - 12:55 pm   Th morning
    • online (register by 8 am to be sent the link)

    Let's meet online to talk about Illustrator. In this two-hour session, I'll share resources and tutorials, plus spend time answering questions. We will work through a tutorial together to create our own vector graphic logo.

    • 1:00 pm
    • online: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/86857280383?pwd=VWpZWTk1ZElWa0w1ckF1SDRtQzBHdz09

    In this session you will learn how to build a survey, how to launch it, and how to glean actionable data from the results.

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm   Thur afternoon
    • online

    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.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am
    • Virtual

    Join us for virtual office hours every Tuesday from 10am to 11am on Zoom. Jamie and Megan will be there to answer your questions about the CITL Innovation Spaces, emerging technologies, educational tech on campus, and anything else of interest!

    • 12:00 - 3:00 pm
    • TechHub, Rm 151A, Armory Building

    Visit the TechHub during open hours! Held twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12pm - 3pm. Experience 3D printing, Virtual Reality, Laser Cutting and more. Activities are free!  Please wear a mask and note that only 3 visitors are allowed in the space at a time. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

    • 12:00 - 3:00 pm
    • TechHub, Rm 151A, Armory Building

    Visit the TechHub during open hours! Held twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12pm - 3pm. Experience 3D printing, Virtual Reality, Laser Cutting and more. Activities are free!  Please wear a mask and note that only 3 visitors are allowed in the space at a time. 

    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm   W afternoon
    • online, link will be sent if registered by noon

    In this 2-hour online 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 using layers, including how to create, edit, and organize content. We will also learn the basics of transforming and editing artwork in Adobe Illustrator.

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Online via Zoom - register to receive the Zoom link

    Connect online and share your ideas at this fun and informal Happy Hour hosted by the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning. Fast-paced forum features topics of interest to Graduate Instructors and Teaching Assistants.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Friday, November 6, 2020

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   F morning
    • online -- link will be sent if registered by 8am

    During this two hour-long session, we will go over the basics of the Photoshop interface and some resources on how to continue learning features. Instructor will point out her favorite beginner tutorials and resources. Q & A to follow

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Zoom - register to be sent a link before the workshop

    This interactive session will provide tools to create a virtual or in-person classroom that is conducive to accessibility and inclusivity. This session will delve into strategies and perspectives to create the right conditions to make your course a learning community and welcoming environment.

Monday, November 9, 2020

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   M afternoon
    • online

    Photoshop Level 2 workshop builds on techniques learned in Level 1.  This 6-hour course covers:brushes, gradients, and tool presets to create raster images; vector paths, shape drawing tools, type, and type special effects; advanced layer techniques with masks, filters, layers, and smart objects.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tu morning
    • online

    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.

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am
    • Virtual

    Join us for virtual office hours every Tuesday from 10am to 11am on Zoom. Jamie and Megan will be there to answer your questions about the CITL Innovation Spaces, emerging technologies, educational tech on campus, and anything else of interest!

    • 12:00 - 3:00 pm
    • TechHub, Rm 151A, Armory Building

    Visit the TechHub during open hours! Held twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12pm - 3pm. Experience 3D printing, Virtual Reality, Laser Cutting and more. Activities are free!  Please wear a mask and note that only 3 visitors are allowed in the space at a time. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    • 12:00 - 3:00 pm
    • TechHub, Rm 151A, Armory Building

    Visit the TechHub during open hours! Held twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12pm - 3pm. Experience 3D printing, Virtual Reality, Laser Cutting and more. Activities are free!  Please wear a mask and note that only 3 visitors are allowed in the space at a time. 

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   W afternoon
    • online, link will be sent if registered by noon

    In this 2-hour online course, we will spend time adjusting images in Photoshop, using Adjustment Layers, and explore several kinds of image adjustments. We will also explore image editing in a non-destructive method. Register by noon to have link sent.  

Thursday, November 12, 2020

    • 1:00 pm
    • https://illinois.zoom.us/j/86836875963?pwd=alZHcVNMaGJGVEt2andpZ21MM2tnUT09

    In this session, you will learn what to do – and what NOT to do – to create a successful testing experience that consistently works.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am
    • Virtual

    Join us for virtual office hours every Tuesday from 10am to 11am on Zoom. Jamie and Megan will be there to answer your questions about the CITL Innovation Spaces, emerging technologies, educational tech on campus, and anything else of interest!

    • 12:00 - 3:00 pm
    • TechHub, Rm 151A, Armory Building

    Visit the TechHub during open hours! Held twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12pm - 3pm. Experience 3D printing, Virtual Reality, Laser Cutting and more. Activities are free!  Please wear a mask and note that only 3 visitors are allowed in the space at a time. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

    • 9:00 - 10:00 am   W morning
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    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 Skype for Business, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

    • 12:00 - 3:00 pm
    • TechHub, Rm 151A, Armory Building

    Visit the TechHub during open hours! Held twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12pm - 3pm. Experience 3D printing, Virtual Reality, Laser Cutting and more. Activities are free!  Please wear a mask and note that only 3 visitors are allowed in the space at a time. 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

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

    Join us in a live, online session using OneNote 365 where we will discuss the structure of notebooks, practice putting data into them, and explore the interconnectivity of Microsoft applications with OneNote. This session is aimed for beginner users of OneNote.

    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm   Th afternoon
    • online (register by noon to be sent the link)

    Let's meet online to talk about Illustrator. In this two-hour live session, we will go over recommended resources and tutorials, then work through a tutorial together to create our own vector graphic logo.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am
    • Virtual

    Join us for virtual office hours every Tuesday from 10am to 11am on Zoom. Jamie and Megan will be there to answer your questions about the CITL Innovation Spaces, emerging technologies, educational tech on campus, and anything else of interest!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am
    • Virtual

    Join us for virtual office hours every Tuesday from 10am to 11am on Zoom. Jamie and Megan will be there to answer your questions about the CITL Innovation Spaces, emerging technologies, educational tech on campus, and anything else of interest!

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Online via Zoom - register to receive the Zoom link

    Connect online and share your ideas at this fun and informal Happy Hour hosted by the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning. Fast-paced forum features topics of interest to Graduate Instructors and Teaching Assistants.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

    • 1:00 pm
    • https://illinois.zoom.us/j/84475009290?pwd=VnF0V0hLU3RkejRaa211QXg2Wks2Zz09

    In this session, you will learn best practices for using this commonly misunderstood tool.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am
    • Virtual

    Join us for virtual office hours every Tuesday from 10am to 11am on Zoom. Jamie and Megan will be there to answer your questions about the CITL Innovation Spaces, emerging technologies, educational tech on campus, and anything else of interest!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am
    • Virtual

    Join us for virtual office hours every Tuesday from 10am to 11am on Zoom. Jamie and Megan will be there to answer your questions about the CITL Innovation Spaces, emerging technologies, educational tech on campus, and anything else of interest!