Technology Services Calendar

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    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues/Wed mornings
      2/25/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 6-hour course, you will import and export data into Excel 2016, work with conditional formatting, and learn about macros. Additional topics will include summarizing data using subtotals and data validation; and analyzing data using Goal Seek and Solver along with what if scenarios. Prerequisite: Completion of Excel 2016 Level 1 or equivalent knowledge

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      2/26/2020
    • Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

    Learning is not a spectator sport. Students must be cognitively, physically, and affectively engaged for deeper learning and retention to occur. But there are many distractions and the attention span of our students can be relatively short. We’ll explore several active learning strategies, beginning with those that can easily implemented and of low risk.

    • 5:30 - 6:45 pm
      2/26/2020
    • Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

    Wednesday, February 26, 5:30 to 6:45pm. With other workhops participants, practice completing sample EPIs; set goals for oral English improvement; learn about resources you can use to improve your English skills.

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am
      2/28/2020
    • Armory 172 (Innovation Studio)

    In this session we distill the magic that just might take your next presentation from bland to grand. See full description for more info.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      3/3/2020
    • Room 428 Armory Building (Southwest corner of the building)

    Learning communities are a powerful way for people to come together to achieve common learning goals. However, fostering conditions that promote an online community for shared learning and knowledge construction can be daunting to even the most experienced facilitators. Please join us as we discuss effective ways to establish and grow productive online learning communities

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      3/4/2020
    • Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

    Did you know that three-quarters of college students reported they have cheated during their UG years? Lang’s research found that students often cheat because “their learning environments give them ample incentives to try – and that strategies which make cheating less worthwhile also improve student learning.” Come explore key factors that impact students' behaviors.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Th morning
      3/5/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This two-hour short course will introduce you to Microsoft's latest version of its relational database application, Access 2016. Attendees will take a tour of the objects in an Access database, including tables, queries, forms, and reports and spend some time working in the most important of all the objects--tables.

    • 1:30 - 3:00 pm
      3/9/2020
    • Armory Building, Room 428

    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.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      3/11/2020
    • Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

    People learn more deeply from words and graphics than from words alone. This is called the multimedia principle. It is the basis for using multimedia instruction; i.e., information with words (such as text, or PowerPoint slides) and graphics (such as charts, photos, animation, or video). Come learn about multimedia best practices.

    • 1:00 - 2:30 pm
      3/12/2020
    • Armory building, room 428

    In this workshop, we will begin by discussing resources that are available to TAs who are dealing with difficult situations. We will then ask the TAs how they would deal with these difficult situations themselves and identify the pros and cons of these approaches.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
      3/17/2020
    • Room 428 Armory Building (Southwest corner of the building)

    Have you ever been part of a group learning experience and thought that it was very frustrating? When cooperative learning is well-designed it minimizes opportunities for students and instructors to experience frustrations. Join this interactive workshop to explore best practices that will enhance your students’ experiences as they learn cooperatively.

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   W/Th mornings
      3/18/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This 6-hour course covers work with transitions and animations; slide masters; and practice skills using audio and video files in their presentations.  Finally students will learn about more features and methods for delivery an effective presentation.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   M afternoon
      3/23/2020
    • 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.

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues/Thur mornings
      3/24/2020
    • 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.

    • 9:30 - 11:00 am
      3/24/2020
    • Armory Building, Room 428

    In this workshop, you will learn what rubrics are and why to use them, and you’ll get some practice creating a rubric.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   W morning
      3/25/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 2-hour short course you will learn how to comfortably move around in the Excel 2016 environment. Additional topics will include entering text and values in a worksheet, basic formatting, printing and using Help.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Th afternoon
      3/26/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    A properly designed database makes it easier to work with up-to-date, accurate information. Investing the time required to learn the principles of good relational database design ensures that you will end up with a database that meets your needs and can easily accommodate change. This new workshop provides guidelines for planning an Access database.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   F morning
      3/27/2020
    • 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.

    • 10:00 - 11:00 am
      3/30/2020
    • Armory 172 (Innovation Studio)

    In this session we distill the magic that just might take your next presentation from bland to grand. See full description for more info.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   M afternoon
      3/30/2020
    • 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.

    • 1:00 - 5:00 pm   TuTh afternoons
      3/31/2020
    • Illini Hall, room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    This 7-hour course introduces the basics of Adobe Illustrator. Topics will include design principles, elements, and graphics composition; creating documents containing basic shapes and customized paths. We will also learn how to insert text and typographical characters.

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   W morning
      4/1/2020
    • 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 InDesign documents, navigate the user interface, modify a document, import graphics, and manipulate basic text and text frames.

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   WF afternoons
      4/1/2020
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    This 6-hour course introduces the basics of Adobe Lightroom. Participants will work on the organization and management of photos, learning the Lightroom environment, managing images and workflow, reviewing images, sorting and organizing images as well as managing an image catalog.

    • All Day
      4/2/2020 - 4/4/2020
    • Spurlock Museum, Armory Building, CU FabLab

    A three-day celebration of games and gaming at the University of Illinois.

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   F morning
      4/3/2020
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   MW afternoons
      4/6/2020
    • Illini Hall, room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    InDesign is a desktop publishing program by Adobe. In this 6-hour workshop, we start with the basics, we progress to creating multi-column threaded text, formatting type and paragraph styles, working with colors, images, and finish by packaging for distribution.

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Tue afternoon
      4/7/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 3-hour course learn how to create and work with Access forms. Create a new form using the form wizard and explore layout and design view. Add and modify form controls including a calculated control and lookup control. Learn about control properties, form properties and setting tab order.  Create a subform and learn about switchboard and navigation forms.

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   W/Th mornings
      4/8/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This six-hour course covers topics in Word 2016 such as templates, styles, working with columns and tables, sections and graphics. We will also learn how to do mail merges (form letters, labels, etc.) and explore document collaboration.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   W afternoon
      4/8/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 2-hour short course you will learn how to add, divide, multiply, and subtract by entering formulas into Excel 2016 worksheets. Other topics will include an exploration of just a few of the hundreds of functions available in Excel. We will learn how to find a specific function, as well as how to get help while entering arguments.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   M afternoon
      4/13/2020
    • 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.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tu afternoon
      4/14/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Tu/Th afternoons
      4/14/2020
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    Extend your InDesign skills even further by learning to use InDesign's more advanced features effectively. We'll work more deeply with styles. You'll use clipping paths to reveal only part of an image, create type outlines, and create Bezier paths. We'll also import layered files, merge data into documents and create a book with table of contents and references.

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed. morning
      4/15/2020
    • 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.

    • 10:00 am - 12:10 pm   Th morning
      4/16/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Th afternoon
      4/16/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 2-hour 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.

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   MW afternoons
      4/20/2020
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    Photoshop Level 2 workshop builds on techniques learned in Level 1.  This 6-hour course covers:brushes, gradients, and tool presets to create raster images; vector paths, shape drawing tools, type, and type special effects; advanced layer techniques with masks, filters, layers, and smart objects.

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Thurs morning
      4/23/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    • 1:00 - 4:30 pm   MW afternoons
      4/27/2020
    • Illini Hall, Room 27 (lower level; NW corner of John & Wright Streets, Champaign)

    Discover some of Illustrator’s more advanced capabilities in this 7-hour Level 2 course. We’ll create custom shapes, compound paths, and work with colors, swatches, Pantone libraries, and color groups, create custom brushes, and use Illustrator's Live Paint feature, as well as painting objects with fills, strokes, and gradients, as well as advanced type formats.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Th afternoon
      4/30/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm   Friday (lunch on your own)
      5/1/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    Microsoft Publisher 2016 is a desktop publishing application capable of producing cards, certificates, newsletters, and other material. Topics covered in this 6-hour course include the interface and creating a basic publication; adding text, text frames and picture placeholders; formatting text, including styles and connecting text frames; editing text and graphics frames.

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tue/Thurs mornings
      5/5/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This 6-hour course is designed for those who desire to gain skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel 2016 workbooks.  Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will be able to:  create a basic worksheet using Excel 2016; perform basic calculations in an Excel worksheet; modify and format an  Excel worksheet; & manage an Excel workbook.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tue afternoon
      5/5/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 2 hour course, we will go beyond how the program works to include organizational strategies and tips to hyperlink to other notebooks and files, integrating with the rest of MS Office including linking to Outlook with Tasks to add reminders, Meeting notes that integrate with Skype for Business and other meetings, and other tips to boost the power of OneNote.

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed/Thur mornings
      5/13/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 6-hour Excel 2016 Level 2 course, you will create advanced formulas; analyze data with logical and lookup functions; organize worksheet data with tables; visualize data by using charts; and analyze data with PivotTables, slicers, and PivotCharts.  This course is about one simple idea: asking your data questions and using Excel 2016 to find the answers.

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tu/Th mornings
      5/19/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This 6-hour course covers work with transitions and animations; slide masters; and practice skills using audio and video files in their presentations.  Finally students will learn about more features and methods for delivery an effective presentation.

    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm   Tues/Thur afternoons
      5/19/2020
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    In this 6-hour course, you will import and export data into Excel 2016, work with conditional formatting, and learn about macros. Additional topics will include summarizing data using subtotals and data validation; and analyzing data using Goal Seek and Solver along with what if scenarios. Prerequisite: Completion of Excel 2016 Level 1 or equivalent knowledge