Technology Services Calendar

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues. morning
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This 3-hour class introduces the 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, action queries, find duplicates query, unmatched records query and basic SQL query.

    • 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

Friday, March 1, 2019

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

    In this short course you will learn how to use some of the data analysis features and tools in Excel 2016. Topics will include learning the basics of PivotTables; using subtotals in a list of data; setting up data validation rules; using Goal Seek, Solver, Scenarios and more.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   TuTh mornings
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

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

    Most of us rely on visual content and resources in the classroom and online, but how can we be sure our classes are engaging and accessible for students with visual disabilities? In this fun and interactive workshop we’ll explore the benefits of universal design to improve student learning, and work in groups to modify common course materials and make them more accessible.

    • 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

Thursday, March 7, 2019

    • 1:00 - 5:00 pm
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    • 1:00 - 2:30 pm
    • Armory building, room 428

    In this workshop, participants will be review active learning and it's benefits. Participants will then explore a number of active learning techniques. Finally, participants will plan how to incorporate these techniques into their teaching.

    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm   Th afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    Attendees will become familiar with the Outlook 2016 calendar interface (including the enhanced Ribbon tools). You will also 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 and practice scheduling a conference room.

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

    With the rise of Virtual/Augmented reality experiences and 360 cameras many consumer level tools are becoming available to work with audio in an immersive, object-based context. The most accessible and widely adapted of these tools is Ambisonic Audio.

Friday, March 8, 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

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    • 1:00 - 5:00 pm   5:00pm
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Wed 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.

    • 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!!

    • 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

    • 1:00 - 5:00 pm   5:00pm
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    • 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.

    • 3:00 - 8:00 pm
    • Armory Room 172 - Innovation Studio

    Five-person teams will get a crash course in Adobe XD, a user experience design application, to help you quickly and easily create simple interactive prototypes! Teams will use Adobe XD to be victorious in the tournament, advance career opportunities, and put some gift card cred in their pocket.

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)

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

    • 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

Friday, March 29, 2019

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • TechHub - Armory Room 151A

    CITL Innovation Spaces are hosting a variety of hands-on emerging technology topics for beginners. Workshops are open to everyone. (Note: This workshop counts towards the Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Teaching.)