Student Skills Development

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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.

    • 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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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

    In this 2-hour instructor-led workshop, participants will learn how to use Adobe Express (Adobe's online design tool) to create social media posts, customize photos, create a flyer and use the new Generative AI tools. No prior knowledge of Adobe Express is required. Pre-registration required.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed 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.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

    • 9:00 am - 4:15 pm   Tuesday

    This program provides new employees at the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois an overview of IT services that are critical to success on campus. Attendees can register for one, two, or more of the scheduled sessions. Offered at no cost to faculty/staff/students of the University of Illinois. New and current employees are invited to attend.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

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

    In this 2-hour 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 manner.  

Monday, March 25, 2024

    • 3:00 - 4:30 pm   Mon afternoon
    • 329/330 Armory

    Join us in a hybrid session where we will discuss best practices for setting up a Teams online meeting as well as joining the meeting. We'll cover the capabilities of meetings in Teams in addition to requirements and planning considerations for Teams. This session is aimed for beginner users of Teams. Pre-registration required.

Tuesday, March 26, 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

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • 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. (Participants can choose between online or in-person after registration)  

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

    • 1:00 - 2:55 pm   Tues afternoon
    • 330 Armory or online

    In this two-hour live Photoshop session, we will cover working with selections in preparation to edit images. Participants can select online or in-person.  

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

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

    In this two-hour live Photoshop session, we will cover working with layers and learn to edit in a non-destructive way. Participants can choose in-person or online.  

Thursday, April 4, 2024

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