Technology Services Calendar

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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

    This 6-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.

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

Thursday, January 24, 2019

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    Virtual field trips can help bring students to far flung places while still in the classroom, and can even help improve your traditional field trips by augmenting them with virtual reality. Come learn how to quickly, easily, and cheaply put together a quality virtual field trip you can use with your classes! Registration required, bring your own device.

Friday, January 25, 2019

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   F 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.

Monday, January 28, 2019

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   M 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.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tu morning
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Tu/Th afternoons
    • 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 - 4:00 pm   Tue/Thu 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.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

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

    • 2:00 - 3:30 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. You should check in with your students before it is too late. Come to this workshop to learn how to design, implement, and interpret Informal Early Feedback (IEF).

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

    • 2:00 - 3:30 pm
    • Armory building, room 428

    This two-part series offers tips on what you can do to increase your confidence as a teacher. In Part 1, topics include creating a comfortable teaching and learning environment, making the material your own, and tips on using your voice effectively. You will be asked to create a 1-2 minute lesson to present during the workshop.

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    Tech Services representatives will lead this hands-on exploration of the development process to create a simple Alexa Skill and deploy it to a Echo device.

Friday, February 8, 2019

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    A gentle introduction to the University's new cPanel web hosting platform, including basic orientation to the various tools and resources it provides, and an opportunity to gain some hands-on experience building a simple personal website. No previous knowledge of web programming necessary, bring your own device.

Monday, February 11, 2019

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    This workshop will introduce you to the basics of 3D modeling with SketchUp. You'll learn how to use this affordable software to mockup and render a floor plan, import existing 3D assets, and create a simple flythrough of your space.

    • 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, February 12, 2019

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Tue/Thur 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, February 13, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Armory building, room 428

    Learn to respond to student writing in ways that are efficient, consistent, and valuable to students. You will consider goals and how your response can be a part of your teaching method. A toolkit of strategies will help you tackle a daunting pile of term papers, essays, lab reports, etc.

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

    A remix is a piece of media (songs; photographs; videos) which has been altered from its original state by adding, combing, and/or redefining portions of the original. This workshop will explore how to develop remix assignments to challenge your students to not only consume popular media, but to contribute to our cultural landscape. . .

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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

    This presentation will discuss how to create multimedia projects that have cinematic imagery and engaging stories. This workshop will take you through the entire media production process: from initial concept to final professional product, highlighting the technical and instructional resources available at the Media Commons @ the UGL.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

    • 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.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    • 10:00 - 11:30 am
    • Armory building, room 428

    Many of us rely heavily on visual documents and exercises in the classroom. How can we be sure our classes are both engaging and accessible for students with visual disabilities? In this interactive workshop we will explore the benefits of universal design on the student experience, and work in groups to create course materials and activities that are accessible for all.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 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, March 6, 2019

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

    This 6-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.

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Armory building, room 428

    The use of humor is effective in motivating students, relieving anxiety, and building rapport. It is also awesome. We’ll talk about why you should bring humor into your class, the types of humor available to you, the types of humor to avoid, and more! Absolutely no giraffes or harmonicas permitted!!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

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

    Spark is a suite of free, cloud-based applications that allow you to easily incorporate multimodal assignments within your course. Whether you want students to work with text and imagery, build their own webpages or create a simple video, Adobe Spark removes the learning curve and tech support typically required. Registration required, bring your own device.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   MW afternoons
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

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

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Armory building, room 428

    Using copyrighted materials in class? Using copyrighted materials in research? If the answer to one or both of these questions is “yes” then this workshop is for you. Come and discuss how to use materials in your courses and research in a lawful manner.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    • 5:00 - 7:30 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).

Thursday, March 14, 2019

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Thur 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.

Monday, March 25, 2019

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   M 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.

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)

    • 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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    Dexter is a free chatbot platform that uses the RiveScript, an easy to learn AI scripting language. It allows users to quickly create chatbots for multiple uses, including both web and hand-held interfaces as well as Alexa apps.

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 - 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.

Friday, April 26, 2019

    • 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).