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Acrobat Basic – (2 hr.)
This class shows you the basics of using Adobe Acrobat. With this program you can:

  • Quickly create pdfs from documents, scanned images and multimedia files
  • Add, delete, and rearrange pages from a pdf document
  • Create portfolios combining just about any format
  • Create forms (online and hard-copy) overview
  • See why pdfs are a great collaboration tool
  • Download results into LMS systems (such as WebCT/CE6)

You will be given an opportunity to work on projects and use the materials demonstrated.
Class prerequisite: basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows and/or Mac.


Acrobat Advanced – (2 hr.)
This class is a continuation of the Acrobat Basic class. This class will focus on 2 areas:

  • Forms – create from scratch or taking existing form documents, editing of forms and distributing the forms electronically.
  • Manipulating documents – combining and editing pdfs, including making changes to pdf documents without possessing the original document.

You will be given an opportunity to work on projects and use the materials demonstrated.
Class prerequisite: basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows and/or Mac.

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Class Capturing – (2 hr.)
This class explores the various options available to you to capture a class lecture, either audio/video or just audio. Why?

You could give them access to those sessions as a means of catching up. Utilizing the Panopto Coursecast system, you can learn how to easily capture a class via using a camcorder or webcam, along with a microphone. Don't want any video? No problem. We'll just capture what is on a screen with your voice. The end result? Something that can easily be shared with your students to use as a tool for reinforcing what is taught.
You will be given an opportunity to use the materials demonstrated.
Class prerequisite: basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows.

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Collaboration - (1½ hr.)
This class serves as an introduction to using collaboration tools available to enagage students in order to start discussions, make comments and to foster collaboration. Add these free or inexpensive tools shown to your website, online classes and blogs to start students talking and working together.
You will be given an opportunity to use the materials demonstrated.
Class prerequisite: basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows.

Flash Basic – (1½ hr.)
This class serves as an introduction to using Adobe Flash for websites, including simple animation and integrating video applications using Flash into a website. While this short class cannot show everything, it will give you a nice overview and some simple tools for using Flash.
Class prerequisite: basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Adobe Dreamweaver.

Flash Advanced – (2½ hr.)
Ready for more? We dive right onto Flash, showing you the following:

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Dreamweaver Basic - (2½ hr.)
This class introduces Adobe Dreamweaver for use in creating and editing a website. During this short class, participants will be introduced to the following:

  • Setting up a website from a style standpoint.
  • Setting up an organized website with information placed in a logical fashion.
  • Using css (cascading style sheets) to create a website.
  • Understanding html and the different components within a website and web pages.

You will be given an opportunity to work on projects and use the materials demonstrated.
Class prerequisite: basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows.

Dreamweaver Intensive – (4 hr.)
This class will walk you through the entire process of setting up a website using Dreamweaver. During this class you will cover the Dreamweaver Basic class materials, but in a more complete and intensive class. Participants will focus on actual creation and practice using Dreamweaver.
You will be given an opportunity to work on projects and use the materials demonstrated.
Class prerequisite: basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows and have participated in the Dreamweaver Basic class.

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Multimedia on the Cheap – (1½ hr.)
Here’s a fun class that will help you start or refine using multimedia in the classroom without spending a lot of money. We’ll start with the easy stuff:

  • Adding sound and video into PowerPoint.
  • Capturing audio easily with equipment supplied by CITI or equipment that you might have, including a cell phone, PDA, etc.
  • Capturing video (with a camcorder, flip video or cell phone)

Then we’ll start doing things a bit more complex:

  • Using Audacity to edit audio.
  • Using cheap or free, online editing programs for video and audio.
  • Creating stories with still images and audio.
  • Putting it all together

Finally, since no one has $$ to spend, we’ll explore editing pictures and video with free, online resources.
You will be given an opportunity to work on projects and use the materials demonstrated.
Class prerequisite: basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows and PowerPoint.

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PowerPoint Basics aka PowerPoint in 1 hour (for Microsoft Office 2007) – (1½ hr.)
Need to learn PowerPoint 2007, but don’t have the time? Seem to be rusty or just can’t get started using PowerPoint?
Come to the fast-paced class and learn PowerPoint in 1 hour. This class will cover the basics of PowerPoint 2007, show you the differences and new features in PowerPoint 2007 and show you how to quickly create a nice looking presentation. Additional help will be available.
You will be given an opportunity to work on projects and use the materials demonstrated.
Class prerequisite: basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows Office2007.

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PowerPoint Advanced (for Microsoft Office 2007) – (1½ hr.)
Go beyond just using bullet points when presenting by participating in this class which will go beyond the simple PowerPoint presentations by giving you more to work with using PowerPoint 2007, a newer and different version of PowerPoint. In this class, you will be shown and learn about:

  • Breaking out of the bullet points mode
  • Simple animation that can liven up your presentation
  • Embedding video and audio into your presentation
  • Using layouts and design tips to your benefit

Besides seeing what you can do, you’ll get practice time doing all that is shown to you, making sure that you leave the class with some new tools.
You will be given an opportunity to work on projects and use the materials demonstrated.
Class prerequisite: basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows Office2007.

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Polling Your Class; Using Clickers and Online Polling in Class – (1½ hr.)
This class will explore the many different options and advantages when using a “clicker” (also known as a student response system) in the classroom. By letting your students use a clicker, you can ascertain where the direction of a class is going, do pre- and post-testing, allow simple voting anonymously and gather some interesting demographic data. This class will also explore some online polling sites where students can participate using their cell phone or computer. This is a fascinating exploration of a tool that can be used in multiple settings.
You will be given an opportunity to use the materials demonstrated.
Class prerequisite: basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows and PowerPoint.

Premiere Elements (Video Editing) – (2 hr.)
This class will explore and show you how easy it is to edit video using Adobe Premiere Elements. Though a smaller program than Premiere Pro, it actually has a lot of the same capabilities that much more expensive editors possess.
With it, you can collect video, still images and audio from multiple sources (other computer, portable camcorders, cell phone, digital recorder, etc.), take out portions of any of the material and package it for viewing on the internet, cell phone, media player, other computer, email or even professionally package and burn it to a DVD. Effects can be added into the edited video
Class prerequisite: basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows.

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Photoshop Elements (Photo Editing) – (2 hr.)
This class will show you how you can edit and correct digital images (jpg, RAW, etc.) from digital cameras and using it to correct and restore images scanned in from a scanner. While not as full-featured as Photoshop, Elements can handle about 90% of tasks you need to have done, without the expense.
You’ll learn things form simple acquisition to editing and applying special effects to images, transforming simple images into something that you can use in multiple applications.
Class prerequisite: basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows and basic knowledge of digital cameras.

Screen Capturing Explained – (1½ hr.)
This class is designed for those people that want to capture the computer screen when using some software or going to a particular website. By capturing the screen you can show students exactly what they should be seeing or demonstrate a particular procedure. After you capture something, we’ll also show you where to go and show you an end result. You explore Camtasia and other screen capturing programs, including some that available for free.
Class prerequisite: basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows.

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SMART Board Basics– (1 hr.)
This session is a requirement for all faculty using a classroom with a SMART Board. During this class you will learn about the SMART Board, an interactive whiteboard. You will also learn about:

  • Proper setup and orientation of the board
  • Using the SMART Board with PowerPoint, controlling the presentation and annotating slides.
  • Using the SMART Notebook to capture screens from any application running under Windows, including the internet.
  • Using the SMART Board with any computer (including Macs) and what applications can be controlled, how to maneuver around, plus some other tips.

Faculty who complete this class will have a key for podium access assigned to them.
You will be given an opportunity to work on projects and use the materials demonstrated.
Class prerequisite: basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac.

SMART Sympodium Training – (1 hr.)
This session is a requirement for all faculty using classrooms that are equipped with the SMART Sympodium. While essentially the same class as the SMART Board Basics class, it also goes into the particulars of the Sympodium, a stylus-controlled display that doubles as your screen, meaning that you don’t have to turn away from the class while delivering a lecture using the PC.
Faculty who complete this class will have a key for podium access in the K Building assigned to them.
You will be given an opportunity to work on projects and use the materials demonstrated.
Class prerequisite: basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac.

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