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Workshops

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

  • Tips for Taming Your Gmail Inbox
  • Screencasting
  • Trello Basics: Managing Tasks & Projects
  • Podcasting Basics
  • Instructional Videos with the Lightboard
  • What’s New in Sakai

  • Creating Posters & Flyers with InDesign
  • Photoshop Basics: Photo Editing
  • Backups and Data Security at PLU
  • InDesign Basics
  • Web Conferencing with Zoom
  • and more… !

Online Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Home Internet Security Course

The Home Internet Security Course provides basic cybersecurity training for PLU students, faculty, and staff. Eight short interactive modules cover key cybersecurity topics for staying safe online. Topics of the modules are listed below.

To access the training, go to the knowledgebase document Cybersecurity Training for Students where you can get the link, username, and password to access the course. You’ll need your PLU ePass username and password to access this page.

Curriculum Modules

Module 1: Passwords
Learn 10 important rules about creating and using passwords. Identify what works, what doesn’t work, and what hackers don’t want you to know.

Module 2: Online Banking Security
Learn about the risks of online banking and what you need to do to remain safe when banking online. Because online banking carries greater risks than many other types of internet activities, identify methods to minimize your risk and keep your accounts safe.

Module 3: Keeping Your Identity Safe
Identify identity thieves. When internet thieves steal your identity, they steal your time, your money, and your good reputation. Learn the tips for protecting your identity online.

Module 4: Avoiding Malware
Identify the threats your computer is exposed to and how to go about protecting against them.

Module 5: Keeping Personal Information Confidential
Learn the keys to keeping your personal information… well… personal! Criminals can use your personal information against you. Whether it’s stealing your money, your identity, your credit, or all of the above. Identify the keys to keeping your information confidential.

Module 6: Protecting Children Online
Learn about the risks involved when children go online. Identify the vulnerabilities that exist, and master the tips for keeping children safe online.

Module 7: Securing Your Home Network
Secure your devices. Secure your network. At work or school, you know someone is in charge of keeping your computer and network secure. At home, it’s your job. Learn the tips for keeping your systems secure.

Module 8: Email & Attachments Safety
Learn the types of attacks that are spread via email and message attachments and identify the red flags to look for.

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 software or hardware? Instructional Technologies staff develop focused, customized workshops to meet your pedagogical and technological needs. If you want a specialized and customized technology workshop for your class or department, contact iTech (itech@plu.edu) and we’ll set up a consultation to investigate and address your needs.

One-on-One Consultations

Recording a lecture? Want to launch a podcast? Instructional Technologies staff are available for one-on-one consultation and assistance for your digital media projects. 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.