Technology Services Calendar

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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.

    • 3:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Illinois Conference Center (Heritage Hall)

    The Research Park Career Fair is an opportunity for University of Illinois students to connect with Research Park employers and learn about on-campus internships and full-time job opportunities in tech.

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    • 5:00 - 6:00 pm
    • 4100 Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Bldg.

    Hear from advisers and current ILEE students, ask questions, and learn how ILEE can help you gain a competitive edge in the job market.

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

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    In this Advanced REDCap Training session, Assistant Research Biostatistician Fatima Ahmed will discuss Longitudinal Data Collection.

    • 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.

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm

    Have questions about Illinois REDCap? Join us for virtual office hours to discuss general REDCap matters or items related to a specific REDCap project with a REDCap Application Specialist.

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 - 2:00 pm

    • 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.

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    • 3:30 - 4:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign

    Want to learn more about entrepreneurship opportunities throughout EnterpriseWorks? Starting promptly at 3:30 PM, join us for tours through the EnterpriseWorks incubator to gain an understanding of the different resources EnterpriseWorks has to offer.

Friday, March 1, 2024

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    • All Day

    New option for graduate students! The Graduate Concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is now available to graduate students in almost every Grainger Engineering program. Learn to tackle the business facets of industry-relevant problems and have these skills officially recognized on your transcript.

    • 9:00 - 10:00 am
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Startup companies and their employees who work within the EnterpriseWorks building are invited to join us for networking and breakfast from 9 to 10 AM on the first Friday of every month. 

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Join the Data Science User Group on Friday, March 1 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. The user group aims to build a community of interest around data science to foster learning, collaboration, and networking.

    • 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.

Monday, March 4, 2024

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

    • All Day
    • Illinois Conference Center, 1900 S First St, Champaign, IL

    One of the premier AgTech hubs in the nation, Champaign-Urbana is uniquely positioned to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and industry for learning, networking and advancing this sector. 

    • 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

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm

    Have questions about Illinois REDCap? Join us for virtual office hours to discuss general REDCap matters or items related to a specific REDCap project with a REDCap Application Specialist.

    • 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

Friday, March 8, 2024

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

Friday, March 15, 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.

    • 1:00 - 1:50 pm

    Learn the basics of Illinois REDCap and how it can be used for the collection of research data, including how to create projects, instruments, and surveys and how to start collecting research data.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

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    • 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.

    • 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.  

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm

    Have questions about Illinois REDCap? Join us for virtual office hours to discuss general REDCap matters or items related to a specific REDCap project with a REDCap Application Specialist.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Friday, March 22, 2024

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

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive

    Join us on Wednesday, March 27, from 11:30 to 1:00 PM for a Women in Tech Luncheon featuring University of Illinois Chief Information Officer Mairead Martin.

    • 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)  

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm

    Have questions about Illinois REDCap? Join us for virtual office hours to discuss general REDCap matters or items related to a specific REDCap project with a REDCap Application Specialist.

Thursday, March 28, 2024