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Online Technology Training Opportunities - December 2015

Technology Training Workshops from February 1–26

  

February is full of exiting workshops on Box, Microsoft Office, and videoconferencing as well as brand new town hall sessions for Canvas, Penn State’s new learning management system. Simply click the session titles below to register. If you have any questions, please contact itstraining@psu.edu.

 

Adobe Connect: An Introduction (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)

Monday, February 1 from 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. via web

 

University Collaboration Suite (UCS) Web Client: Organizing Your Email with Folders, Tags, Search Tools, and Filters (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)

Wednesday, February 3 from 8:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. via web

 

Word 2013: An Introduction (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)

Tuesday, February 9 from 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. via web

 

Canvas Town Hall (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)

Tuesday, February 9 from 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. via web

 

Canvas: Getting Started with Creating and Delivering Effective Content (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)

Wednesday, February 10 from 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. via web

 

Qualtrics: An Introduction (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)

Friday, February 12 from 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. via web

 

Box: An Introduction (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)

Monday, February 15 from 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. via web

  

Faculty Chat: Using Prezi to Enhance Your Teaching (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)

Monday, February 22 from 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. via web

 

iPad: An Introduction (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)

Monday, February 22 from 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. via web

 

Canvas: Using the Gradebook (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)

Tuesday, February 23 from 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. via web

 

Faculty Chat: Using Canvas to Enhance Your Teaching (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)

Thursday, February 25 from 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. via web

 

Canvas Town Hall (via Meeting@PennState powered by Adobe Connect)

Friday, February 26 from 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. via web  

 

Don't see the training you need? With the Learning Resource Network (LRN) you can easily search all upcoming training workshops to find the sessions that fit into your schedule. You can also request training for any group of 5 or more people, including students, at the training request page.

Free Canvas Training for Spring

Penn State’s transition from ANGEL to Canvas has begun. After two successful faculty pilots last year, the University-wide adaptation of Canvas at Penn State is ramping up this spring. 

To kick off this initial period, the Canvas Learning Center has been launched as a one-stop-shop for Penn State faculty and staff to learn how to use Canvas at their own pace. Hands-on training sessions, introductory town halls, and faculty chats are also available to aid in this transition. Visit the Free Canvas Training for Spring Announcement for the spring session schedule.

Registration is Open for Designing Assessment Series

ITS Training Services is pleased to announce the return of the popular Designing Assessments Series. Developed in collaboration with the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Educational Technology Services, and ITS Training Services, this series focuses on the best practices of creating and measuring the effectiveness of quizzes, exams, and assessments as well as other practical applications within Canvas. You can learn more and register for this four-part series at the Designing Assessment Series Registration Announcement.

 

Lynda.com Spotlight: Monday Productivity Pointers

 

You probably already know about the growing library of in-depth courses at Lynda.com, but did you know about the growing number of weekly series too? Monday Productivity Tips is a weekly series that highlights the latest tools that can help you run both your workday and your life more efficiently in convenient 10-minutes-or-less video tutorials released every Monday.

 

Monday Productivity Tips covers both emerging and well-tested techniques and online tools like Google Apps, Skype, Mint.com, and more on topics ranging from tips to record and publish videos to tracking your work mileage. Check out this weeks Monday Productivity Tips or share your own productivity tip with us at the ITS Training Services’ Facebook page or tweet us @psuITStraining.

 

With the wealth of great tutorials and features, Lynda.com is a powerful professional development and teaching tool that can help you manage your time, learn new technologies, and even help students in their hunt for a summer internship.

 

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