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On-Campus Software Workshops
ON-CAMPUS SOFTWARE WORKSHOPS

These workshops are offered to all District employees.  Faculty may use them for Flex credit. 

Click on a workshop title for more information. If you are interested in something that is not on the list, call to find out if we can help you with your needs. We try our best to accommodate every request.

Unless noted otherwise, all workshops are held in the Professional Development Center, Holt 121.  Please email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu or call 209-954-5866 to reserve your seat!

Software Workshops

 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

AUDIO FOR LEARNING: CREATING AUDIO FILES OR PODCASTS WITH AUDACITY

This hands-on workshop will cover creating and editing audio files that can be used for podcasts, or other purposes. The free audio editing app Audacity will be used. (This app is available for both Windows and Mac users, so come one and all!) While having a very rich set of features, Audacity is also quite easy to use for beginners doing basic audio editing.

During this workshop, participants will make a recording, edit it, and then add pre-recorded material, including music (copyrighted under a Creative Commons license).

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: When registering for this workshop, please specify whether you prefer to use the Windows or the Mac operating system.

SESSIONS:
Check back in the fall

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COGNOS REPORTS

View Available Balances in your Kuali accounts.  Look up the balance of a single account, including budget, encumbrance and actuals.  View transactions made under a particular account.  Pull up available balances by Organization Code.  See open encumbrances against an account.  Save, schedule and email reports automatically!

CLASS TIME: 1.5 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: Kuali Training

SESSIONS:
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CREATING ENGAGING SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT  New!

Studies show that generation Y and Z consider email and static websites a thing of the past.  With the shift toward social media, it's easy to make the mistake of using tools like Facebook and Twitter to broadcast information in "digital bulletin board" fashion.  Instead, this workshop will give you tips to create engaging content to connect with your audience and keep them coming back.

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: Participants will need to have a Facebook account and be familiar with basic usage, including how to create "pages".  Having a twitter account is optional.

SESSIONS:

Check back in the fall

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DOCUSHARE  On campus or online workshop!

Go green and use electronic documents instead of paper! This document management system lets you store, access, and share information in a secure environment. As long as you have access to the Web, you can access all of your documents, make changes, or share the document with others. DocuShare is also extremely secure. Users have the ability to control the viewing and editing of their material. DocuShare is exceedingly versatile, and works with most office applications.

CLASS TIME: 1 Hour

PREREQUISITES: It is advised that you have a Docushare account. If you do not have one, email compservhotline@deltacollege.edu and request an account prior to the training session.

SESSIONS:

This training is being offered as an open-entry, open-exit, fully online workshop. You can expect to spend at least 45 minutes covering the material. Online help is available from Jon Townsend. Please contact the Professional Development Center at 954-5866 or email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to reserve your space.


OR – Register for a traditional face-to-face workshop:

Check back in the fall

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EDITING VIDEO WITH MACINTOSH iMOVIE  

This workshop is similar to the Windows Movie Maker workshop, but utilizes the iMovie program on Mac. During this hands-on workshop, participants will create a short movie from video clips, photos, and sound files that are provided. (This workshop does not cover making the video clips; it covers what you do with them to create a finished product.) iMovie 11 is used. After the workshop, if you don’t have a Mac with this version, you are welcome to use a computer in the Professional Development Center. If you Do have this version, and it’s on a laptop, you are urged to bring it to the workshop. Please indicate if you can do so when you register.

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:
Check back in the fall

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EDITING VIDEO WITH WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER  

Introduction to creating a movie by editing video and photos with the free Windows Movie Maker program. During the workshop, participants will create a short movie from video clips, photos, and sound files that will be provided. This workshop does not cover making the video clips, it covers what you do with them to create a finished product. The version of Movie Maker used is 2012, which runs on Windows 7 or Windows 8. If you don't have a Windows 7 or 8 computer to work on your own project after the workshop, you are welcome to use a computer in the Professional Development Center.

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:
Wednesday, June 18, 2:00 - 4:00

Thursday, July 24, 10:00 - Noon

 

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ETUDES inTOUCH (the Etudes iPhone app) 

This workshop is for current Etudes users who are interested in learning about the new iPhone app called “InTouch.”  This is a free app that allows you to do everything you do in Etudes on your computer, but with your iPhone or iPad. To use this app you need to have an iPhone 3GS or newer.  (If your phone uses the Android operating system, an app will be developed later this year.)

Bring your iPhone or iPad to the workshop.  The first 30 minutes will be devoted to downloading and installing the app.  You need to have an App Store account to download InTouch, but it’s free.  If you don’t have an App Store account, setting one up will also be covered in the first 30 minutes.  You will need to supply a credit card number to the App Store.  If you already have InTouch installed, come just for the 1-hour workshop.

CLASS TIME: 1 Hour, with optional 30-minute "how to" session before the workshop on app installation.

PREREQUISITIES: Etudes Training

MATERIALS: Your iPhone or iPad

SESSIONS:
One-on-One; please contact the Professional Development Center at 954-5866 or email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to set up an appointment.

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ETUDES ONLINE COURSE SYSTEM

Etudes is the online course system supported by the college for fully online, hybrid, and Web-enhanced courses. This training is open to all faculty, staff and managers interested in online instruction. If you wish to use Etudes in your course you must successfully complete the assigned work and attend all four sessions in one track of this training. The training is offered in hybrid format. You will have work to do online in addition to the in-class time listed below. (A fee-based fully online training option is also available from Etudes, Inc. http://etudesproject.org/training.htm)

If you have already completed Etudes training, you are welcome to attend any portion of
this training as a refresher. NEW USERS Must attend all four sessions in a single track. If you wish to attend as a refresher course, contact Jon Townsend or Jenn Azzaro to find out the best day(s) for you to attend.

CLASS TIME: 8 hours total (2 hours each week), plus homework.

PREREQUISITIES: None

Wednesdays, 3:00 - 5:00, July 9, 16, 23, & 30

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ETUDES TOOL REVIEW: ASSIGNMENTS, TESTS & SURVEYS (AT&S)

This workshop is for current Etudes users wishing to brush up on the AT&S tool.

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: Etudes Training

SESSIONS:

Check back in the fall

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ETUDES TOOL REVIEW: COURSE MAP AND ACTIVITY METER

This workshop is for current Etudes users wishing to review the Course Map and Activity Meter tools.

CLASS TIME: 1.5 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: Etudes Training

SESSIONS:

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ETUDES TOOL REVIEW: DISCUSSION AND PRIVATE MESSAGES

This workshop is for current Etudes users wishing to review setup and grading of class discussions.

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: Etudes Training

SESSIONS:
One-on-One; please contact the Professional Development Center at 954-5866 or email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to set up an appointment.

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G00GLE DRIVE (THE HOME OF GOOGLE DOCS) Online workshop!

Google Drive is the home of Google Docs, which among other things, includes free online programs that are similar to Word, Excel and PowerPoint. These apps store your files in the “cloud,” plus, you can also access files from your tablet or smartphone.

Google Docs is great for collaborative work!  Students can work together to create a single document online, with simultaneous editing, or they can do peer review of writing making comments on each other's essays.

CLASS TIME: 2-3 hours, self-paced

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:

This is a fully online workshop. You can expect to spend from two to three hours covering the material. Online help is available from Jon Townsend.

Please contact the Professional Development Center at 954-5866 or email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to reserve your space.

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INCORPORATING YOUTUBE AND OTHER FREE ONLINE VIDEO INTO ETUDES

Take a look at ways short video clips can be used to help explain concepts, demonstrate a process, or show a place, object, or person.   During the workshop you will be given a list of many online sites containing free video content.  You will also have a chance to add a video to one of your courses in Discussions or Modules.

CLASS TIME: 1 Hour

PREREQUISITIES: Etudes Training

SESSIONS:

Check back in the fall

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KUALI FINANCIAL SYSTEM INTRO

This workshop offers a foundation for those who have not previously attended Kuali training. Introductory topics to be covered include: Understanding e-document layout; Searching for e-documents, vendors and accounts; Roles and responsibilities of Fiscal Officers v. Fiscal Staff; Understanding what your Action List can tell you; Finding out where your transactions are in the routing process.

CLASS TIME: 1 Hour

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:
Check back in the fall

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MAC OS X REFRESHER

Review efficient ways of working on a Macintosh. Bring your questions!

CLASS TIME: 1 Hour

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:
One-on-One; please contact the Professional Development Center at 954-5866 or email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to set up an appointment.

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MICROGRADE

Manage the unmanageable -GRADES- Here is a gradebook program that helps you enter and update student and class information easily. With Micrograde, you can calculate grades, create reports, find student information, and even analyze class performance.

CLASS TIME: 1 Hour

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:
To be scheduled

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MICROSOFT WORD 2010 FOR WINDOWS, INTRO

This workshop offers an overview of commonly used features in Word 2010, including formatting text and paragraphs, using styles, tables, graphical elements, headers & footers, and cover pages.  You will also learn how to work with AutoFormat, proof your document and use Track Changes.

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:

Check back in the fall  

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MICROSOFT WORD 2010 FOR WINDOWS, ADVANCED TOOLS

This workshop focuses on advanced features in Word 2010.  You should be comfortable using the basic features of Word before attending this training.

CLASS TIME: 1.5 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: Microsoft Word 2010 for Windows, Intro -or- already be familiar with the basic operation of Word 2007 or 2010.

SESSIONS:
One-on-One; please contact the Professional Development Center at 954-5866 or email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to set up an appointment.

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MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010 FOR WINDOWS, INTRO On campus or online workshop!

This workshop will offer an overview of commonly used features in Excel 2010, including: Preparing lists (contacts, grades, etc.); Performing basic calculations (addition, multiplication, sales tax calculation); Formatting of columns (width, headings, sorting, cell borders); Adding headers and footers for printing.

CLASS TIME: 2-3 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:

This training is now offered as an open-entry, open-exit, fully online workshop. You can expect to spend approximately 2 to 3 hours to cover the material. Online help is available from Jon Townsend. Please contact the Professional Development Center at 954-5866 or email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to reserve your space.


OR – Register for a traditional face-to-face workshop:

Thursday, June 26, 2:30 – 4:30

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MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010 FOR WINDOWS, INTERMEDIATE

This workshop is a follow-up to the Intro class and focuses on intermediate features in Excel 2010. You should be comfortable using the basic features of Excel before attending this training.

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: Microsoft Excel 2010 for Windows, Intro -or- already be familiar with the basic operation of Excel 2007 or 2010.

SESSIONS:

Tuesday, July 29, 2:30 - 4:30


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MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010 FOR WINDOWS, ADVANCED TOOLS

This workshop focuses on advanced features in Excel 2010. You should be comfortable using the basic features of Excel before attending this training. Topics include: Basic Statistics; Creating Charts from Data Tables; IF Function (IF, Then); Pivot Tables (and Pivot Charts); VLOOKUP (Vertical Lookup); HLOOKUP (Horizontal Lookup).

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: Microsoft Excel 2010 for Windows, Intro -or- already be familiar with the basic operation of Excel 2007 or 2010.

SESSIONS:

Check back in the fall

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MICROSOFT EXCEL 2011 FOR MACINTOSH, INTRO

This workshop will offer an overview of commonly used features in Excel 2010, including: Preparing lists (contacts, grades, etc.); Performing basic calculations (addition, multiplication, sales tax calculation); Formatting of columns (width, headings, sorting, cell borders); Adding headers and footers for printing.

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:
One-on-One or Small Group; please contact the Professional Development Center at 954-5866 or email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to set up an appointment.

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MICROSOFT EXCEL 2011 FOR MACINTOSH, INTERMEDIATE

This workshop is a follow-up to the Intro class and focuses on intermediate features in Excel 2011. You should be comfortable using the basic features of Excel before attending this training.

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: Microsoft Excel 2011 for Macintosh, Intro -or- already be familiar with the basic operation of Excel 2008 or 2011.

SESSIONS:
One-on-One or Small Group; please contact the Professional Development Center at 954-5866 or email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to set up an appointment.

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MICROSOFT EXCEL 2011 FOR MACINTOSH, ADVANCED TOOLS

This workshop focuses on advanced features in Excel 2011. You should be comfortable using the basic features of Excel before attending this training.

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: Microsoft Excel 2011 for Macintosh, Intro -or- already be familiar with the basic operation of Excel 2008 or 2011.

SESSIONS:
One-on-One or Small Group; please contact the Professional Development Center at 954-5866 or email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to set up an appointment.

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MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2010 FOR WINDOWS, INTRO

Creating a multi-media presentation has never been so easy! PowerPoint helps you create and organize presentations with numerous outlines and slide layouts. Using the templates you can create presentations for lectures, handouts, agendas, and much more! Once you can create a basic PowerPoint file, you are ready for Advanced PowerPoint.

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:

Monday, June 30, 2:30 - 4:30

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MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2010 FOR WINDOWS, ADVANCED

Learn the finer points of PowerPoint and give your presentation that added zip!  This workshop focues on importing multi-media into a presentation by using graphics, text, movies, and sounds.  You should be comfortable using the basic features of PowerPoint, including Themes, before attending this training.

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 for Windows, Intro -or- already be familiar with the basic operation of PowerPoint 2010, including how to make a slideshow using Themes.

SESSIONS:

Check back in the fall

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MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2011 FOR MACINTOSH, INTRO

Creating a multi-media presentation has never been so easy! PowerPoint helps you create and organize presentations with numerous outlines and slide layouts. Using the templates you can create presentations for lectures, handouts, agendas, and much more! Once you can create a basic PowerPoint file, you are ready for Advanced PowerPoint.

CLASS TIME: 1.5 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:
One-on-One or Small Group; please contact the Professional Development Center at 954-5866 or email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to set up an appointment.

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MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2011 FOR MACINTOSH, ADVANCED

Learn the finer points of PowerPoint and give your presentation that added zip!  This workshop focues on importing multi-media into a presentation by using graphics, text, movies, and sounds.  You should be comfortable using the basic features of PowerPoint, including Themes, before attending this training.

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 for Macintosh, Intro -or- already be familiar with the basic operation of PowerPoint 2011, including how to make a slideshow using Themes.

SESSIONS:
One-on-One or Small Group; please contact the Professional Development Center at 954-5866 or email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to set up an appointment.

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ORIENTATION TO VIDEO PRODUCTION

Introduction to terminology and techniques, and an overview of what goes into planning, shooting, editing and publishing an instructional video.  A short video will be created and uploaded to YouTube during the workshop.  The free YouTube Video Editor will be demonstrated, but this is not a workshop on using the editor, the focus is on the entire process of designing, shooting, editing and publishing an instructional video.

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:

Tuesday, June 24, 3:00 - 5:00

Thursday, July 10, 3:00 - 5:00

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PowerPoint + Narration + YouTube = Online Video On campus or online workshop!

Publish your PowerPoint slides with narration (lecture/voiceover) on YouTube as self-running video slide shows. Record your lectures live, or narrate the slide show at your desk. YouTube allows your students (or other audience) to view and hear your presentation without the need of extra software. (No need for Microsoft Office.) YouTube also helps caption your videos (captioning is an accessibility requirement under both State and Federal law). Narration is supported in both PowerPoint for Windows and Mac. When registering for this workshop, please specify which type of computer you want to use. Note: You must have copyright permission to post any PowerPoint slide shows online that are created by others

CLASS TIME: 2-3 Hours

PREREQUISITES: None

SESSIONS:

This training is now being offered as an open-entry, open-exit, fully online workshop. You can expect to spend approximately 2 to 3 hours to cover the material. Online help is available from Jon Townsend.   Please contact the Professional Development Center at 954-5866 or email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to reserve your space.


OR – Register for a traditional face-to-face workshop:

Tuesday, June 17, 3:00 - 5:00

Monday, July 14, 2:00 - 4:00

 

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SYSTEM 2020 LITE / ROSTER SYSTEM

Learn how to access your rosters online.

CLASS TIME: Varies

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:
One-on-One; please contact the Professional Development Center at 954-5866 or email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to set up an appointment.

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TOPICS IN DISTANCE EDUCATION - BROWN BAG LUNCH 

Current topics in Distance Education are shared and discussed.

CLASS TIME: 1 Hour

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:
To be scheduled

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TURNITIN.COM PLAGIARISM DETECTION

Learn how to use the Turnitin.com plagiarism detection service.

CLASS TIME: 1 Hour

PREREQUISITIES: You will need a Turnitin.com account.  Contact the Professional Development Center at prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to request instructions on how to set this up.  Please include the division you work in and the subject you teach in your message.

SESSIONS:
To be scheduled

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WE'VE GOT TO STOP MEETING LIKE THIS! 

This workshop is designed to help you become a more effective leader of a professional meeting. Tips are also given that can help you be a more productive participant in a meeting.  Designed for anyone who may currently be chairing committees or leading any type of meeting, as well as those who are interested in doing so. The contents of the workshop are based on published and proven training materials.

CLASS TIME: 2 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:

If your work group or employee organization is interested in this training, please contact Jon Townsend at jtownsend@deltacollege.edu to schedule a date and time.

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WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM REFRESHER

Review efficient ways of working on a Windows computer. Bring your questions!

CLASS TIME: 1 Hour

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:
One-on-One; please contact the Professional Development Center at 954-5866 or email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to set up an appointment.

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ZIMBRA CALENDAR

This workshop provides a thorough overview of the Zimbra Calendar. You will learn how to: Send and accept meeting proposals; Auto-pick the next available meeting time; View "next best" times when most or some attendees are available; Track who is and is not attending your meeting; Create multiple calendars; Share calendars with other users; Reserve rooms; Create "banner" events; Print your schedule.

CLASS TIME: 1.5 Hours

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:

Check back in the fall


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ZIMBRA EMAIL

Review how to use Zimbra email, address books, contact lists and other useful features such as tasks and briefcase. 

CLASS TIME: 1 Hour

PREREQUISITIES: None

SESSIONS:
One-on-One; please contact the Professional Development Center at 954-5866 or email prodevcenter@deltacollege.edu to set up an appointment.

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