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Training and Tutorials

Welcome to Instructional Technology's training opportunities.

To see our course offerings, click on the month. Face-to-face and online training sessions are available. Registration is easy. Just click the link at the conclusion of the course description. Events are year-round and coincide with the academic calendar.

Each session includes an overview of a specific application along with time for hands-on interaction. Sessions last one hour and are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

There are sessions for full- and part-time faculty as well as administrative and hourly staff. Select the offering that applies to your group.

Fall Training Schedule

Tuesday, September 4, AD310, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Office Lens

Office Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards readable. Use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word or PowerPoint files. Save images to OneNote or OneDrive. Office Lens is like having a scanner in your pocket.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2vetDn4

Thursday, September 6, AD310, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Canva

Canva is an all-in-one graphic design app that allows you to produce eye-catching graphics on the go. Canva is available online so you can make, edit and share your designs anywhere, anytime. Register here: http://bit.ly/2uW0mOr

Wednesday, September 12, AD312, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Planner

Office 365 Planner offers a simple and highly visual way to organize teamwork. Planner makes it easy to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you're working on, and get updates on progress.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2uVDyyq

Friday, September 14, LIBR230, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Kaltura Quizzes

Increase the effectiveness of education and training by including questions and solutions in the video experience. Online video quizzing increases active viewing, enables measurement, provides a new way to improve learning outcomes, and offers a way to make any video more engaging and accountable.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2Lu7U5u

Wednesday, September 19, AD310, noon - 1:00 p.m.

OneNote

OneNote is your digital notebook for capturing and organizing everything across your devices. Jot down your ideas, keep track of classroom and meeting notes, save clips from the web, or make a to-do list, as well as draw and sketch your ideas.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2LYzP9W

Thursday, September 20, Online, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Groups and Forms

This session will focus on two of Microsoft's newest collaborative applications; Groups and Forms. Build a work group and share documents, folders, or a calendar. Use Forms to create surveys, collaborative activities or engaging student polls.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2OocoYX

Monday, September 25, AD212, noon - 1:00 p.m. (NEW DATE)

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere transforms one-sided presentations into two-way conversations with the audience. This web-based audience response system lets you embed interactive activities directly into your presentation. The audience responds on the web or via SMS texting on their phones. Please bring your personal laptop or mobile device.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2NPNH6N

Thursday, September 27, Online, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Edpuzzle

Make any video your lesson. Pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students' understanding.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2K2MQxf

Friday, September 28, LIBR230, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Meet the Blackboard Gurus

During the summer break, the Department of Instructional Technology trained its sixth class of Blackboard Gurus. Stop by the Mabee Library and meet our newest Gurus.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2LGMl0S

Tuesday, October 2, AD310, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Kaltura Quizzes

Increase the effectiveness of education and training by including questions and solutions in the video experience. Online video quizzing increases active viewing, enables measurement, provides a new way to improve learning outcomes, and offers a way to make any video more engaging and accountable.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2Lu7U5u

Wednesday, October 3, AD312, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Adobe Sign

Adobe Sign makes it easy to sign any document electronically and collect legal electronic signatures from others.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2JXiPPr

Wednesday, October 10, AD310, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere transforms one-sided presentations into two-way conversations with the audience. This web-based, audience-response system lets you embed interactive content directly into your presentation. The audience responds on the web or via SMS texting on their phones.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2NPNH6N

Thursday, October 11, Online, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Canva

Canva is an all-in-one graphic design app that allows you to produce eye-catching graphics on the go. Canva is available online so you can make, edit and share your designs anywhere, anytime.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2uW0mOr

Friday, October 12, LIBR230, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Blackboard Mobile Assessment

Blackboard now makes it possible for students to take assessments on their iPhones, Androids, iPads, other tablet devices, and their desktop or laptop computers. These mobile-compatible tests are interfaced with Blackboard Mobile learn.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2uUuo5i

Tuesday, October 23, Online, 2:00-3;00 p.m.

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere transforms one-sided presentations into two-way conversations with the audience. This web-based, audience-response system lets you embed interactive content directly into your presentation. The audience responds on the web or via SMS texting on their phones.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2NPNH6N

Wednesday, October 24, AD312, 5:00 -6:00 p.m.

Microsoft Office Lens

Office Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards readable. Use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word or PowerPoint files. Save images to OneNote or OneDrive. Office Lens is like having a scanner in your pocket.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2vetDn4

Friday, October 26, LIBR230, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Blackboard Achievements

The Achievements tool allows instructors and course designers to designate criteria for issuing rewards to students in the form of both badges and certificates. Students can see which rewards they've earned and what is required of them to receive additional rewards, providing insight into learning progression toward defined competencies.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2NUMOK4

Wednesday October 31, AD310, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Yammer

Yammer is essentially a social network that's entirely focused on a school or business. In our case, UIW. In order to join UIW's Yammer network, you must have a working UIW email address. You can also create external networks to allow non-employees to communicate with UIW.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2NSdefM

Thursday, November 1, AD310, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Groups and Forms

This session will focus on two of Microsoft's newest collaborative applications; Groups and Forms. Build a work group and share documents, folders, or a calendar. Use Forms to create surveys, collaborative activities or engaging student polls.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2OocoYX

Friday, November 2, LIBR230, noon - 1:00 p.m.

YouTube and Podcasts

Add links from your YouTube account or your favorite podcasts to your Blackboard course. Don’t have a favorite podcast? We will have a list of podcasts suitable for many disciplines.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2M36uLl

Wednesday, November 7, AD312, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Excel

Explore how to use Microsoft Excel at a higher level. This will include linking worksheets, using complex formulas, and workbook management options. This is an advanced course, not suitable for novice users.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2LTqPGl

Thursday, November 8, Online, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

OneNote

OneNote is your digital notebook for capturing and organizing everything across your devices. Jot down your ideas, keep track of classroom and meeting notes, save clips from the web, or make a to-do list, as well as draw and sketch your ideas.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2LYzP9W

Tuesday, November 13, AD310, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Planner

Office 365 Planner offers a simple and highly visual way to organize teamwork. Planner makes it easy to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you're working on, and get updates on progress.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2uVDyyq

Wednesday, November 14, AD310, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere transforms one-sided presentations into two-way conversations with the audience. This web-based audience response system lets you embed interactive activities directly into your presentation. The audience responds on the web or via SMS texting on their phones.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2NPNH6N

Friday, November 16, LIBR230, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Course Archive

This session will get your course ready for the end of the semester. Instructional Technology staff will be on hand to explain how to download the Grade Center and archive your course to include enrollments and course content.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2M1gW5U

Tuesday, November 27, Online, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Yammer

Yammer is essentially a social network that's entirely focused on a school or business. In our case, UIW. In order to join UIW's Yammer network, you must have a working UIW email address. You can also create external networks to allow non-employees to communicate with UIW.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2NSdefM

Wednesday, November 28, AD310, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Blackboard Mobile Assessment

Blackboard now makes it possible for students to take assessments on their iPhones, Androids, iPads, other tablet devices, and their desktop or laptop computers. These mobile-compatible tests are interfaced with Blackboard Mobile learn.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2uUuo5i

Friday, November 30, LIBR230, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Add images to your course content

This session will explain how to add an image to the narrative of the content area or folder. This will enhance the topic and make the content more engaging.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2AyZc0P

Wednesday, December 5, AD312, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere transforms one-sided presentations into two-way conversations with the audience. This web-based, audience-response system lets you embed interactive content directly into your presentation. The audience responds on the web or via SMS texting on their phones.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2NPNH6N

Thursday, December 6, AD310, Noon 1:00 p.m.

Adobe Sign

Adobe Sign makes it easy to sign any document electronically and collect legal electronic signatures from others.

Register here: http://bit.ly/2JXiPPr

Technology training sessions are scheduled throughout the year. A schedule of current sessions appears in The Word Today. You may also request custom training through our Training Request Form. In addition. the links on the left provide access to a wide variety of video tutorials and handouts. Feel free to download, print and share any of the training resources. Contact Terry Peak, Training Coordinator @ 210.829.3920 with questions or comments.