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Workshops

Learning Opportunities

Training Workshops

Information & Technology Services staff offers a number of workshops for teaching and learning with technology on topics such as:


  • Blended Learning
  • Flipping the Classroom
  • Engaging Students
  • Sakai Learning Management System
     
  • Clickers
  • Google Apps
  • Microsoft Office
  • And more..!

Summer 2014 Workshops

For a complete listing of summer workshops and their descriptions, see the list below and don't forget to reserve your seat via the Workshop Registration page; you'll receive an email confirmation and the workshop will be added to your Google Calendar.

JULY WORKSHOPS

Tuesday, July 15, 1:00PM–2:30 PM
Six Sigma Data Analysis and Visualization WorkshopRegister
Layne Nordgren, Instructional Technologies and David Rebar, User Support
Learn to use Microsoft Excel 2010 and Google Draw for Six Sigma data analysis and visualization. Excel charts will include making histograms, run-time diagrams, control charts, pareto charts, and correlation scattergrams. Google Draw templates will include process flow charts, conflict clouds, cause-effect diagrams, and IO maps. Prerequisite: Six Sigma Green Belt.

Thursday, July 17, 11:00AM–12:00PM
Collaboration with Google Docs/DriveRegister
Layne Nordgren, Instructional Technologies
Learn to use Google Docs such as Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations for collaboration. Exercises will include collaborative activities using a variety of tools.

Wednesday, July 23, 12:00PM–1:00PM
The New Sakai Lessons ToolRegister
Sean Horner and Layne Nordgren, Instructional Technologies
The Sakai Lessons Tool allows instructors to present course content in a structured way to guide students through their learning tasks. Using the Lessons tool, you can organize resources, assessments, forums, and media into a topical (rather than tool) structure so that students don’t need to navigate to different tools.

Thursday, July 24, 9:00AM–10:30AM
Creating Dynamic Presentations with PowerPointRegister
Layne Nordgren, Instructional Technologies
Get a hands-on overview of creating dynamic presentations. Understand key elements of presentation planning and design. Learn to work with objects, images, layouts, and designs. Make your presentations dynamic with slide transitions and custom animations of text and objects.

Wednesday, July 30, 9:00AM–10:00AM
Easy Steps for Making Your Course Content AccessibleRegister
Layne Nordgren, Instructional Technologies
This workshop will explore several easy universal design strategies for making course content more accessible for assistive technologies and mobile devices. Hands-on activities will include improving accessibility of Word files, Powperpoint files, and YouTube videos.

Thursday, July 31, 2:00PM–3:00PM
Screencasting with CamtasiaRegister
Steve Sosa, Instructional Technologies
Screencasts capture actions on a computer screen over time, with included voice narration. This workshop provides a hands-on use of Camtasia Studio and available checkout equipment (such as headsets and webcams). Join us to record, edit, and export your very own screencast!

AUGUST WORKSHOPS

Tuesday, August 5, 2:00PM-3:00PM
Webconferencing - Communicate Live and Online!Register
Dana Bodewes, Instructional Technologies
Webconferencing provides faculty, staff, and students with opportunities to communicate and collaborate live and online. There are many uses for webconferencing both in and out of the classroom.  This workshop will provide a quick overview of two web conferencing tools (Google Hangouts and Fuze Meeting) along with best practices for making webconferences successful. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2:00PM–3:00PM
Screencasting with CamtasiaRegister
Steve Sosa, Instructional Technologies
Screencasts capture actions on a computer screen over time, with included voice narration. This workshop provides a hands-on use of Camtasia Studio and available checkout equipment (such as headsets and webcams). Join us to record, edit, and export your very own screencast!

Thursday, August 28, 9:00AM–10:00AM
Getting Started with SakaiRegister
Layne Nordgren and Sean Horner, Instructional Technologies
Use the Sakai learning management system to quickly setup a course web site. Hands-on activities will include developing a syllabus, adding announcements, creating discussion groups, and posting Office documents. Intended for faculty and staff.

Thursday, August 28, 10:30AM–11:30AM
Backups and Data Security at PLURegister
David Rebar and David Domask, User Support
Learn about backup solutions at PLU including Netstor and Google Drive and best practices for storing your sensitive data.  Topics will include data encryption options, appropriate use of cloud storage, and types of data that may need additional security.

SEPTEMBER WORKSHOPS

Tuesday, September 2, 9:00AM–10:00AM
What's New With Google Apps for Education?Register
Layne Nordgren, Instructional Technologies and David Rebar, User Support
Join us for an update/demo of some of the new features of Google Apps for Education including: Gmail Compose Window, Google Drive, Google +, and enhanced collaboration and research tools.

Tuesday, September 2, 11:00AM–12:00PM
Collaboration with Google Docs and DriveRegister
Layne Nordgren, Instructional Technologies and David Rebar, User Support
Learn to use Google Docs such as Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations for collaboration. Exercises will include collaborative activities using a variety of tools.

CALENDAR

Register for workshops at the online registration form.

Customized Workshops for Classes or Departments

Need a technology workshop for your class to support an assignment or class project? Or does your department want to learn more about a particular technology topic? Instructional Technologies staff are eager to assist by developing focused, customized workshops to meet your pedagogical and instructional technology needs. If you have a particular need for specialized and customized technology workshops for your class or department, contact Layne Nordgren (layne.nordgren@plu.edu, 253-535-7197) and we'll do our best to meet your specific needs.

Digital Technology Lab Assistance

Want to learn about a particular software program? Need help with a digital technology project? Instructional Technologies provides a digital technology lab with computers and software for digital editing projects... and expert staff and student workers to assist you with learning the technology. The Digital Design Lab is located on the first floor of the Library near the Help Desk.

One-on-One Consultations

Instructional Technologies staff are available for one-on-one consultation and assistance with your digital media projects. Based on user needs, we will help you identify resources, content, and work flows to assist in the production process. If you are considering integrating technology into a course, our staff are available to assist with the process and provide training in technologies. For more extensive projects we can develop a specialized project team to assist with meeting your goals. To schedule a consultation contact itech@plu.edu.