Technology Services Calendar

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Tuesday, August 4, 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 emerging technologies, other educational tech on campus, how you can access our spaces, and anything else of interest!

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am   Tues morning
    • online

    Join us in a one-hour online session to learn about the basic features of Zoom. This session is aimed for first time or beginner users.

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • Zoom

    Rubrics are scoring tools that help students better understand your expectations while enhancing the consistency and fairness of your grading. They can also increase student motivation and grading efficiency.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Zoom

    In the Compass Grade Center, you can determine what columns appear and how they are ordered. You can also program columns so grades calculate automatically and quickly generate student performance reports.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • to be held online

    Have you been asked to put together a PowerPoint presentation, but you're not sure how to start? Participate in this short online course and learn the basics, including how to create slides and put content in them. We will also learn how to format and custom design the slides.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

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

    In this 2-hour online 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.

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Zoom

    While teaching a large-enrollment course face-to-face can be challenging enough, the prospect of moving that class online can seem daunting. This workshop will discuss several easy-to-apply strategies instructors can use to better design and deliver engaging, high quality large-enrollment courses online.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Tu morning
    • online, link will be sent if registered by 8am

    Register for this session to learn about specific features and tips for using Outlook more productively, followed by Q&A of specific scenarios. 

    • 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 emerging technologies, other educational tech on campus, how you can access our spaces, and anything else of interest!

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Zoom

    Please see the event details for a video you should watch prior to the session. We will start with a brief walk-through of general video production tools. Then, you will have a chance to ask questions or get 1-1 help with a member of the media team. This is an “office hours” style session, so feel free to join any time during the hour.

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • Zoom

    Now that you’ve copied the content of last semester’s Compass site into your new one, it’s time to change the due dates, remove old discussion posts, and update a bunch of other things. Doing this thoroughly and efficiently doesn’t have to be tedious! Here you’ll learn what to do, how to do it, and why it matters.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Thursday, August 13, 2020

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Zoom

    Learn about some of the key features available in Zoom. You will also have a chance to ask questions about how to use Zoom effectively for your course.

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • Zoom

    Please see the event details for resources you should view prior to the session. We will start with a brief walk-through of Illinois Media Space and other video production tips. Then, you will have a chance to ask questions or get 1-1 help with a member of the media team. This is an “office hours” style session, so feel free to join any time during the hour.

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

    Register for this session to learn about InDesign and make a brochure from scratch. Link sent after registration.

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Zoom

    Please see the event details for resources you should view prior to the session. We will start with a brief walk-through of video editing tools and tips. Then, you will have a chance to ask questions or get 1-1 help with a member of the media team. This is an “office hours” style session, so feel free to join any time during the hour.

Tuesday, August 18, 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 emerging technologies, other educational tech on campus, how you can access our spaces, and anything else of interest!

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • Zoom

    Rubrics are scoring tools that help students better understand your expectations while enhancing the consistency and fairness of your grading. They can also increase student motivation and grading efficiency.

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

    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

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Zoom

    In the Compass Grade Center, you can determine what columns appear and how they are ordered. You can also program columns so grades calculate automatically and quickly generate student performance reports.

    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm   W afternoon
    • online

    Let's meet online to talk about Photoshop. In this two-hour session, we will start working through some curriculum, work with layers and learn to edit in a non-destructive way. Register by noon to get meeting link sent.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm   Th 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.  

Tuesday, August 25, 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 emerging technologies, other educational tech on campus, how you can access our spaces, and anything else of interest!

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Zoom

    Please see the event details for resources you should view prior to the session. After a quick walk-through introduction to Digication, the campus ePortfolio platform, we'll lead you through the creation of a custom ePortfolio template to use in your course.

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • Zoom

    Now that you’ve copied the content of last semester’s Compass site into your new one, it’s time to change the due dates, remove old discussion posts, and update a bunch of other things. Doing this thoroughly and efficiently doesn’t have to be tedious! Here you’ll learn what to do, how to do it, and why it matters.

    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm   Tu afternoon
    • online (register by noon 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.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Thursday, August 27, 2020

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Th morning
    • online

    Join us in an online session using OneNote 2016 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. Register by 8 am to get link sent.