Illinois Remote Calendar

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Thurs. morning
    • 329 Armory / online

    In this 2-hour class, explore the interface while we type text on a page, fix spelling errors, change spacing, page margins, and save our work. Practice selecting text to make revisions; and move text by cutting & pasting. Format text including the use of Format Painter; and finish up with bulleted and numbered lists.

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    • 1:00 - 2:30 pm   Thurs afternoon
    • 329/330 Armory Building

    This 1 & 1/2 hour in person session will begin by logging in to Teams training accounts. Next we will explore the Teams call interface, including contacts, contact groups, and Voicemail. We will take a look at call settings and then spend the rest of the time practicing making and receiving calls, transferring calls, placing calls on hold, and merging calls.

    • 3:00 - 4:55 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, February 23, 2024

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Fri. morning
    • 329 Armory / online

    In this 2-hour hybrid workshop we will explore features for managing information in tables. These features make typical tabular manipulations—sorting, filtering, analyzing, and formatting, easier than ever. Topics will also include removing duplicate data; and applying professional-looking formatting.

Monday, February 26, 2024

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm   Mon. afternoon
    • 329 Armory / online

    In this 1 hour hybrid workshop, learn about Excel Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts. Topics include learning how to create a Pivot Table; rearrange and then format the data; set filters with Slicers and Timelines; and finally creating a Pivot Chart of the data in the Pivot Table. This workshop is aimed at beginner users of Pivot Tables.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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

    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.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues. morning
    • 329 Armory / online

    In this 2-hour hybrid workshop, we will explore the mail merge features in Microsoft Word including working with various data sources such as Excel and Access; working with rules; and creating and printing labels. We will also learn about email merge.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed 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.

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed. morning

    In this one-hour online workshop, you will learn about conditional formatting of data using Microsoft Excel. Topics will also include applying special formatting to numbers.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Room 182, Armory Building (east side of the building)

    The main job of our students is to learn; however, research tells us a major intellectual challenge they face is managing their own learning. Many don’t know about or employ effective learning behaviors and strategies. We need to help them know not just what to learn, but how to learn. Join this interactive session for strategies to help students learn how to learn better

    • 1:00 - 2:55 pm   Wed afternoon
    • 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.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

    • 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
    • Illini Union

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

    In this 2-hour InDesign workshop, participants will learn the basics of adding interactivity to your Adobe InDesign documents, including adding links, buttons, animation, and sharing your interactive document. Basic knowledge of InDesign is required. Pre-registration required.  

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

    In this 2-hour InDesign workshop, participants will learn the basics of adding interactivity to your Adobe InDesign documents, including adding links, buttons, page transitions, and sharing your interactive document. Basic knowledge of InDesign is required.  

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

    This 2-hour online workshop introduces the Access 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, and action queries.

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

    Learn how to create and edit OneNote notebooks, search and export notes. We will explore the use and management of sections and pages including section groups and subpages. We will enter data into OneNote from a variety of sources, from existing documents to webpages. We will discuss merits of embedding spreadsheets or linking.

Friday, March 1, 2024

    • 1:30 - 3:00 pm
    • Room 182, Armory Building (east side of the building)

    Do you want to learn more about using Generative AI pedagogically? Are you interested in getting a better understanding of how these tools and platforms might help with classroom engagement and practice? Here is an interactive, engaging workshop for you.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues 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 - 3:00 pm   Tues afternoon

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

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

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

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

    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 Illustrator. Pre-registration required.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Room 182, Armory Building (east side of the building)

    How well are you measuring student learning? Assessment is one of the most complex and stressful responsibilities of an instructor. Is your assessment fair? Valid? What would your students say? Come learn best practices for constructing a test.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed. afternoon

    In this 2-hour online course you will learn how to use some of the data analysis features and tools using Excel. Topics will include learning how to subtotal a list of data; set up data validation rules; use Goal Seek, Solver, and Scenarios and basic data tables.

    • 1:00 - 1:55 pm   Wed afternoon

    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

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • 330 Armory

    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.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

  • MCOT cover image of hands prsesnting an MCOT badge around digital icons
    • 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 March 6, 2024, and our synchronous meetings occur at 11:30am - 1:00pm on the following four Wednesdays - March 20 & 27 and April 3 & 10.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Friday, March 22, 2024

    • 10:00 - 11:30 am
    • Armory Building, Room 182

    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 - 2:00 pm
    • Armory Building Room 182

    Calling all faculty and teaching assistants who are currently using or are interested in using alternative methods for grading (i.e. Labor based grading, Ungrading) in their courses. Join faculty members Kary Zarate (Education) and Clara Bosak-Schroeder (Classics) for an informal discussion about their assessment practices.

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Monday, April 1, 2024

    • 5:00 - 6:15 pm
    • Remote workshop via Zoom

    Teaching presence strongly impacts the way students build their knowledge in your course. In this session, you will learn how to strategically apply your teaching presence to the critical roles you have as a Teaching Assistant and gain insights from outstanding faculty here at Illinois.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Thursday, April 11, 2024

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    • 7:00 - 8:00 pm
    • Remote workshop via Zoom

    In this workshop, we'll investigate a model of motivation that can help you identify the kinds of things that might motivate your students. Once you are familiar with the model, you'll zoom in to your individual situation and identify more specific things you can do to get and keep your students motivated.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

    • 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
    • Remote workshop via Zoom

    Digital literacy is the ability to apply IT and digital technology to find, understand, evaluate, communicate, and create information. Digital literacy skills are just as important as self-regulated learning behaviors. In this workshop you will develop strategies to promote digital literacy among your students for their learning in your course and beyond.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Thursday, May 16, 2024