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Fall 2019 Technology Workshops

Posted by: / August 26, 2019

by Layne Nordgren



Check out the schedule of Fall 2019 technology workshops at https://www.plu.edu/itech/workshops/ along with full workshop descriptions and registration information. Eighteeen workshops are offered on a diversity of topics, such as:

  • What’s New in Sakai?
  • Easy Video Editing with iMovie
  • Intermediate Excel
  • Tips for Taming Your Gmail Inbox
  • Instructional Videos with the Lightboard
  • Trello Basics: Managing Tasks & Projects
  • Adding Interactivity to Videos with Edpuzzle
  • Easy Steps for Making Your Course Content Accessible
  • Creating Posters & Flyers with InDesign
  • Web Conferencing with Zoom
  • The Growing Importance of Cybersecurity
  • Podcasting with Audacity

For a complete listing of workshops and their full descriptions, see the workshop listings page. Here you can register for the workshops. You’ll receive an email confirmation and the workshop will be added to your Google Calendar.

Online Cybersecurity Awareness Training

The Cybersecurity Awareness Training curriculum is intended to provide PLU Employees with the skills needed to be compliant with overall security awareness standards. Ten short, interactive video modules portray realistic, memorable scenarios that are transferable to everyday tasks. By completing the ten core training modules, learners “build their shield” to protect themselves, their families, and PLU. This optional online training includes the following recommended topics.

  • You are the Shield
  • Social Engineering
  • Email, Phishing, and Messaging
  • Browsing Safely
  • Social Networks
  • Mobile Device Security
  • Passwords
  • Data Security
  • Hacked
  • Conclusion

Detailed descriptions and login instructions are available in the linked document, or you can login to the online training at https://access.sans.org/go/plu using your PLU ePass. We encourage you to complete one or more of the modules as you have time.

Customized Workshops

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. Instructional Technologies provides a Design Lab with computers and software for digital editing projects. The Digital Design Lab is located on the first floor of the Library near the Help Desk.


Need one-on-one assistance with technology? Contact itech@plu.edu to schedule a consultation. We’ll find the right staff to assist you with your technology project.