Events in the Next 60 Days

Using Google Mail and Calendar

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM, RML250

Wondering how to get the best out of Google mail and calendar? In this workshop, you will learn best practices for managing your mail and using your Google calendar. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers, as well as staff available to provide individual assistance.

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Excel Basics

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM, RML250

Are you using Excel but not really sure what you are doing? Do you maintain spreadsheets (inherited from a former co-worker, right?) but are not really sure how they work? We'll take mystery out of Excel in this introductory workshop. You'll learn how to navigate Excel, write simple formulas, and format a nice looking spreadsheet.


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WordPress: Creating Fill-able Forms, Adding Videos, and Getting Help

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM, RML250

Learn how to create fill-able online forms to collect information from your students, colleagues, or visitors. We'll show you how to create the form, add it to your site, and how to make use of the information gathered. This workshop will also touch on adding videos to your site, either using the Broadcast Media plugin or from sources like YouTube and Vimeo. There will be time for other questions and to get help with your site.

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Intermediate Excel

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM, RML250

Do you have lists of information you are managing in Excel? Need to summarize or analyze data? Attend the Intermediate Excel workshop and learn how to use Excel to filter, sort, subtotal, summarize, slice and dice data. We'll even take the mystery out of creating pivot tables.


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Video Production Basics

Wednesday, March 04, 2015, 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM, RML250

An introduction to creating video projects.

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Google Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets and Forms

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM, RML250

Would you like to harness the power of Google to collaborate using shared documents and presentations? In this workshop you will learn how to create, organize, and share Google documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and forms.  You will also see a variety of examples of how departments, committees, administrative offices, professors, and students use Google Docs in their day-to-day work, meetings, study, and research.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 3:30 AM to 4:45 PM, RML250

Interested in creating brief screencasts to provide lecture material to students or to give online training to student workers or colleagues? This hands-on workshop will introduce you to creating screencasts using Camtasia. In addition to learning how to plan and record screencasts, you will learn to edit the screencast and share it with others via Google Drive, Moodle, or WordPress.

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Wordpress for individual & Course Projects

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 3:15 AM to 4:10 AM, RML250

St. Olaf has two installations of WordPress, the first for official college websites and the second for course projects and individual sites for faculty, staff, and students. This workshop will introduce you to WordPress for course projects and individual sites with a focus on creating the structure and design for your own site. After viewing examples of different types of academic sites, you will learn to create pages and posts, add images and videos, choose a theme, and create the menu for your site.

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