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Presentation Basics (How to Create PowerPoint Designs from Scratch)

Want to learn how to create professional and visually appealing presentations? Want to learn some design tips and tricks? Come to our hands-on PowerPoint session!

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Presentation Basics (How to Create PowerPoint Designs from Scratch)

WhenRescheduled for Thursday, October 29, 12:30 – 2:00

Where: Library Lab 1015B

Presenter: John Sicat

In this workshop, we’ll explore PowerPoint presentations and beyond. While we’ll mainly focus on how to create presentations, there will also be a focus in composing postcards, flyers, and logos for an appealing presentation. You will realize the full value of presentation software and you will know your options in terms of software that’s available out there.

You do not need to have any familiarity of the software. Please contact the presenter ahead of time if you wish to cover a certain facet of the software more so over the other. If you also have a presentation you’re not fully satisfied with that you’d like to be reviewed, you may forward it to the presenter ahead of the workshop.

To register, or see a full list of workshops, visit: http://purchase.libguides.com/workshops

Advance registration is encouraged but walk-ins are always welcome.

Moodle Open Studio, Monday, Aug. 24

Join us for a day-long Moodle Open Studio and Moodle Mini Workshops in Library Labs 1004C and 1004D on Monday, August 24, 2015. Drop in at any time from 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4pm for individualized assistance with Moodle. No registration is necessary so stop by anytime!

Moodle Open Studio: librarians and TLTC staff will be available in the Library Lab 1004D from 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4pm, to provide individualized, hands-on support in all aspects of Moodle. Instructors are invited attend the Open Studio to get assistance with Moodle and to work on their Moodle courses, locate resources, and generally get ready for the start of the semester.

A variety of short, focused instructional technology workshops will be offered in Library Lab 1004C on the following topics:

  • 10:30am – Moodle multimedia.  Options for including media in your Moodle courses, including embedding web video, using the YouTube Anywhere tool in the Moodle editor, VoiceThread, etc.
  • 11:00am – Moodle gradebook.  Options for setting up categories and weights in your Moodle gradebook to match your grading schema, Moodle activities that integrate with the gradebook, entering and importing scores and feedback.
  • 11:30am – Blackboard Collaborate.  This is a new service that we’ve integrated with Moodle, that will allow you to set up on-demand web conferencing and live online classrooms.  Useful for snow days, bringing in guest speakers, online courses, and running your class when you’re away from campus.
  • 12:00pm – TurnItIn.  Setting up TurnItIn assignments in your Moodle courses, for originality checking and providing GradeMark feedback on student papers.
  •  break for lunch
  • 1:30pm – Moodle quizzes.  How to set up online quizzes in Moodle, a good tool for providing students formative feedback and ensuring student preparedness for class.
  • 2:00pm – Moodle gradebook.  Repeat of the morning session.
  • 2:30pm – Discovery Search Reading List.  The EBSCO Discovery Search Reading List is a new Library service integrated into Moodle.  This external tool allows you to search the library databases from within Moodle and set up reading lists for your courses.
  • 3:00pm – Writing assignments in Moodle.  Moodle has a number of tools that support development and revision of drafts, peer review of papers, rubrics, etc.
  • 3:30pm – ePortfolios for course assignments.  ePortfolios allow students to collect their work and reflect on it, and can be done in Moodle or Mahara (our ePortfolio system).

Faculty / Staff Workshops: All About Mobile Electronics (Hands-On and Informal Discussion), Friday, May 1 @ 12:30

Join us for this informal discussion about all things mobile in this ever expanding tech-centric world. Bring your devices and your questions!

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All About Mobile Electronics (Hands-On and Informal Discussion)

When: Friday, May 1, 12:30 – 2:00pm

Where: Library DMZ Lab 1015C

PresenterJohn Sicat

Got that nagging question about your smartphone/tablet/laptop? Confused about the differences between Android, Apple, Blackberry and Windows? Curious about upgrading and what to look for in a device? Have questions about wearable technology (Smart watches/bracelets, smart glasses, virtual reality goggles)? Join us for this informal discussion about all things mobile in this ever expanding tech-centric world. There will be a *very brief* presentation that will be followed by hands on and troubleshooting sessions/Q&A.

Faculty / Staff Workshops: Presentation Philosophy (PowerPoint as a Tool, Not as the Presenter), Tuesday, April 14 @ 12:30

If you’d like to take your presentation skills to the next level or simply wish to get ideas on how to improve your existing presentation, this workshop is for you!

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Presentation Philosophy (PowerPoint as a Tool, Not as the Presenter)

When: Tuesday, April 14, 12:30 – 2:00pm

Where: Library Lab 1004D

PresenterJohn Sicat

This workshop is focused more on the science and art of presenting to an audience. If you’d like to take your presentation skills to the next level or simply wish to get ideas on how to improve your existing presentation, this workshop is for you! The presenter will cover a wide range of topics from presentation aesthetics to relaxation techniques to body language.

To register, or see a full list of workshops, visit: http://purchase.libguides.com/workshops

Advance registration is encouraged but walk-ins are always welcome.

Faculty / Staff Workshops: Presentation Basics (How to Create PowerPoint Designs from Scratch), Thursday, March 19 @ 12:30pm

Want to learn how to create professional and visually appealing presentations? Want to learn some design tips and tricks? Come to our hands-on PowerPoint session!

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Presentation Basics (How to Create PowerPoint Designs from Scratch)

When: Thursday, March 19, 12:30 – 2:00pm

Where: Library Lab 1004D

Presenter: John Sicat

In this workshop, we’ll explore PowerPoint presentations and beyond. While we’ll mainly focus on how to create presentations, there will also be a focus in composing postcards, flyers, and logos for an appealing presentation. You will realize the full value of presentation software and you will know your options in terms of software that’s available out there.

You do not need to have any familiarity of the software. Please contact the presenter ahead of time if you wish to cover a certain facet of the software more so over the other. If you also have a presentation you’re not fully satisfied with that you’d like to be reviewed, you may forward it to the presenter ahead of the workshop.

To register, or see a full list of workshops, visit: http://purchase.libguides.com/workshops

Advance registration is encouraged but walk-ins are always welcome.

How to Make the Most of Moodle Student Project Spaces: Faculty/Staff Workshop, Thurs. March 12th

Student Project Spaces in Moodle are more than just a vehicle for submitting senior projects, capstones, and master’s theses to the Library’s online archive! Learn more about them in this hands-on workshop.

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When: Thursday, March 12, 12:00 – 1:00pm

Where: Library DMZ Lab 1015B

Presenters: Darcy Gervasio and Marie Sciangula

Student Project submission doesn’t have to be a one-way street. In fact, these Moodle Spaces were designed to encourage students and faculty readers to take the wheel by using the spaces to communicate and share resources throughout the research and writing process. In this workshop, we’ll cover the basics of the submission process and also go beyond, demonstrating how to make the most of your Student Project Spaces. We’ll save time for Q&A, so bring any questions you have about the submission process.

To register, or see a full list of workshops, visit: http://purchase.libguides.com/workshops

Advance registration is encouraged but walk-ins are always welcome. Note: this workshop was rescheduled due to the snow day on March 5th.

Faculty / Staff Workshop – Excel: Formulas and Functions, Tuesday, March 10 @ 12:30pm

Want to learn more advanced features and functions of Microsoft Excel? Need to use formulas, process data, and create spreadsheets for your job? Come to our hands-on session!

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Excel: Formulas and Functions

PresenterKeith Landa

This workshop will walk you through the steps to effectively use formulas and functions to process data and calculate results. Common functions and categories of functions will be reviewed.  We will cover practical examples of interest to the workshop participants. Prerequisite: a basic proficiency with Excel.

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 10, 12:30-2:00

Location: Library 1004D

To register, or see a full list of workshops, visit: http://purchase.libguides.com/workshops

Advance registration is encouraged but walk-ins are always welcome.

RESCHEDULED: Faculty / Staff Workshops: Making the Most of Moodle Student Project Spaces, Thurs. March 12th

Due to the campus’s early closure and the winter storm, this workshop has been postponed. The workshop will be held Thursday March 12th.

Student Project Spaces in Moodle are more than just a vehicle for submitting senior projects, capstones, and master’s theses to the Library’s online archive! Learn more about them in this workshop.

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When: Thursday, March 12, 12:00 – 1:00pm

Where: Library DMZ Lab 1015B

Presenters: Darcy Gervasio and Marie Sciangula

Student Project submission doesn’t have to be a one-way street. In fact, these Moodle Spaces were designed to encourage students and faculty readers to take the wheel by using the spaces to communicate and share resources throughout the research and writing process. In this workshop, we’ll cover the basics of the submission process and also go beyond, demonstrating how to make the most of your Student Project Spaces. We’ll save time for Q&A, so bring any questions you have about the submission process.

To register, or see a full list of workshops, visit: http://purchase.libguides.com/workshops

Advance registration is encouraged but walk-ins are always welcome.

Faculty / Staff Workshop : Excel Basics, Thursday, February 26 @ 12:30pm

Want to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel? Do you need to use spreadsheets, manipulate data, perform calculations, and create graphs for your job? Are you interested in refreshing your skills or learning new tricks or shortcuts in Excel? Come to our hands-on session!

To register or see a full list of Spring 2015 workshops for faculty/staff, visit: http://purchase.libguides.com/workshops. Advance registration is encouraged but walk-ins are always welcome.

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Excel Basics: Tips and Tricks for the Average Joe (or Jane)

Presenters: Leah Massar and Susanne Markgren

Excel can simplify your life, if you know how to use it. This hands-on class will provide you with specific tricks and tips and shortcuts for performing calculations and creating charts and graphs. Most people don’t like keeping statistics or crunching numbers, but we will show you that it isn’t as scary or as complicated as you might think it is. This class is geared toward beginners.

Date/Time: Thursday, February 26, 12:30-2:00

Location: Library 1004D
To register, or see a full list of workshops, visit: http://purchase.libguides.com/workshops

Teaching & Learning Day 2014: Faculty & Staff Workshops on Tues. Aug. 19

Welcome back, Faculty & Staff! It’s great to see you back on campus, just in time for Teaching & Learning Day, a day of workshops from the Teaching, Learning, & Technology Center (TLTC) and the Library taking place Tuesday, August 19th.

Now is the perfect time to put the finishing touches on your classes, and the Library & TLTC are here to help.  Every semester, the TLTC and Library sponsor workshops taught by and to faculty & staff on topics related to pedagogy, instructional design, and technology in the classroom. This year’s workshops include topics such as: Moodle tools, myHeliotrope, academic integrity, universal design, collaborating with course librarians, teaching with tablets, using Zotero to manage citations, and more!

Join us for a welcome session at 9:15am following by workshops held in various classrooms in the Library throughout the day.

Click here to sign up for Teaching & Learning Day workshops.

Teaching & Learning Day Schedule. See full schedule here: https://drupalsites.purchase.edu/tltc/index.php?q=node/282