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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.
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.
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.
An introduction to the basic use of the iClicker and an introduction to how to incorporate the iClicker into the pedagogy of a course -- it's much more than just an attendance tracking tool!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you been asked to put together a PowerPoint presentation, but you're not sure how to start? Take this short course and learn the basics, including how to use the new 2016 interface to create slides and put content on them; format and custom design the slides; and prepare speaker notes and handouts.
Using copyrighted materials in class? Using copyrighted materials in research? If the answer to one or both of these questions is “yes” then this workshop is for you. Come and discuss how to use materials in your courses and research in a lawful manner.
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.
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!!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 6 hour course will prepare you to use the most common basic features of Adobe Photoshop CC.
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.
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.
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
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.)