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Descriptions of non-credit technology workshops offered by ITS

Educational Technology, Operating Systems
Web Design, Phone System, InfoMaker

MS Office Software

Workshops are open to Elizabethtown College employees and students. Workshops open to the public are marked with an *. For those the public is charged a course fee, the college community is charged a book fee.

Technology Workshops      
Course Description  
Blackboard - Turnitin Plagiarism Checker Built into Blackboard is an assignment tool called Turnitin that allows students to submit their written work and have it checked for issues with plagiarism.  This tool does more than enforce academic integrity, however.  With Turnitin, you can also grade student papers online, provide written and verbal feedback electronically, and also check for plagiarism.  
Blackboard - Wikis for Collaborative Work  A wiki is a tool within Blackboard that allows a group of users to set up interlinked web pages that can be edited within Blackboard. One of the most well-known wikis is Wikipedia, the open source encyclopedia. Wikis are great for group collaboration and whole-class content creation.  
Blackboard - Weighted Grades The Grade Center in Blackboard allows instructors to calculate grades in many ways.  One method is to weight certain assignments or assignment types more than others.  
Blackboard - Assignment Feature Allow students to submit written assignments electronically via Blackboard assignments.  No more flooded email inboxes or lost papers.  Grading and feedback can be given electronically as well.  
Blackboard - Adaptive Release Rules If you would like to be able to show or hide course content in Blackboard based on certain criteria (ie. a grade), this is the way to do it.  
Blackboard - New Features in Service Pack 12 E-Town is upgrading to Service Pack 12 for the fall.  While the interface is not dramatically different than our current one, there are some really nice features and time savers now available.  
Camtasia For Lecture Recording - PC This software that can be downloaded on your PC can be used to create and edit lecture recordings.  Adding existing video, audio, or photos as well as creating lecture recordings within the program will be explored.  Basic editing and how to upload the created content for easy student access will also be covered.  
Camtasia Quizzes - PC Camtasia, a software program that can be downloaded to your PC, can include assessment options within a recorded video.  This session will explore how to add quizzes to a Camtasia video, how to customize the settings to meet your needs, and how to access the assessment data that is collected.  
Camtasia - Enhancing Your Video - PC Editing Camtasia videos to include titles, transitions and call outs will be covered in this session.  Adding these extra touches makes videos created looks more professional and improves the user experience.  
Camtasia for Lecture Recording - MAC This software that can be downloaded on your MAC can be used to create and edit lecture recordings.  Adding existing video, audio, or photos as well as creating lecture recordings within the program will be explored.  Basic editing and how to upload the created content for easy student access will also be covered.  
Dreamweaver CS6 Introduction Plan, design, edit, test and publish a web site using powerful Dreamweaver CS5. You will learn how to setup a site, create pages, link to pages in your web site and other web sites, investigate and edit HTML code. Preview, test and then easily publish your site all in Dreamweaver. We'll use tables for layout purposes and examine CSS styles as well as edit and insert photos.  
WebEx for Synchronous Online Classes Are you teaching online or hybrid courses?  Would you like to have the option of meeting synchronously with your students from anywhere you have access to a computer with internet access?  
Prezi - An Alternative to PowerPoint Looking for a web-based, free tool for presentations?  Prezi is a useful tool for presentations that allows the user to organize and visualize information and key content.  
Bubbl.us - Online Graphic Organizer This free web tool can be used to create, edit and share graphic organizers or mind maps online.  
Using Podcasts to Enhance Instruction Recorded audio content can enhance courses.  Free and easy-to-use tools will be explored.  
Using Screencasts to Enhance Instruction Free tools to capture what you are doing on your computer screen as well as your audio comments.  
Overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) UDL is a way of thinking about enhancing instruction so that all students can be successful by offering multiple ways to engage with content, multiple ways to show what students know, and multiple ways to keep students engaged in challenging learning.  
iPads for Teaching and Learning Various apps will be explored that can enhance teacher and student productivity such as Dragon Dictate, DropBox, and iAnnotate.  
Learning Team Contracts for Collaborative Work Methods for using contracts with teams of students to clearly explain expectations and grading for group work will be explored.  
Atomic Learning Videos to Support Instruction Learn about the new technology training videos available to all faculty, staff and students.  Learn how to login, search for, and view tutorials.  An overview of the many content areas available for 24/7 access will be shared.  
Digication e-Portfolios Electronic portfolios using Digication will be explored.  
iClicker Student Response System How to integrate clickers as part of an enhanced learning experience that helps keep students engaged and provides useful formative assessment data.  
PollEverywhere as Student Response System How to use a free website - PollEverywhere - as part of an enhanced learning experience that helps keep students engaged and provides useful formative assessment data.  
Google Forms for Surveys How to use a free website - Google Drive - as part of an enhanced learning experience that helps keep students engaged and provides useful formative assessment data.  
Academic Integrity Resources available online to support academic integrity will be shared.  
Enhancing Instruction via Levels of Technology Integration Content should always be paramount, but when a lesson is analyzed for the level of technology integration, more technology can be infused where it is appropriate.  
Blended Learning Strategies When a course meets partially online and partially face-to-face, this is a blended model.  Strategies for implementing this learning model will be explored.  
Teaching Strategies for Student Success We all want every student to do well in our courses.  This session will share useful strategies to help every student succeed including ways to organize your course, design rubrics so expectations are clear or present content in multiple ways.  
Create Engaging Videos with Animoto This free web tool can be used to quickly create a video "commercial" with images, video and sound.  
Create Your Own Webpage Marketing and Communication has created a WordPress template that you can use to create a personal website hosted through the college. After you request is processed, attend this hands-on class to learn how to add content and publish your site.  
Easy HTML for Troubleshooting Webpages A hands-on introduction to HTML coding with the goal of understanding HTML tags for troubleshooting web pages and blog posts. A simple web page created by coding in Notepad will illustrate the role tags play in web design. *
Dreamweaver CS6 Introduction Plan, design, edit, test and publish a web site using powerful Dreamweaver CS5. You will learn how to setup a site, create pages, link to pages in your web site and other web sites, investigate and edit HTML code. Preview, test and then easily publish your site all in Dreamweaver. We'll use tables for layout purposes and examine CSS styles as well as edit and insert photos.  
Phone System - Introductory This is a hands-on class, so you will bring your phone to use during the session. The Cisco phones on your office desk have lots of features. Learn what the soft-keys are and what the buttons do and then use them. Dial non-college numbers, listen to voice mail through the phone and from Outlook, and speed up or slow down the message. Listen to voicemail in Outlook. Transfer, hold, resume and forward calls, work with call stacking, change the background on the phone panel. Lots of time for practice and questions.  
Phone System - Advanced This is a hands-on class, so you will bring your phone to use during the session. Learn to conference call or setup a quick MeetMe conference call, record and activate the alternate (out of office) greeting. Place a call directly into voice mail. Work with softkeys such as Do Not Disturb, iDivert, Directory of Missed, Received, Placed calls and Corporate Directory. If you don’t know someone’s number, ask the phone for it! Check voice mail from an outside line or from an extension not your own. Use the side buttons.  
InfoMaker-Parts 1-4 Four part hands-on series creating InfoMaker reports from the college’s Jenzabar database. Attendees must have access to Jenzabar data.
Part I covers the InfoMaker screen, library, PBL files, selecting Jenzabar tables for the data source, creating queries and retrieving and halting data retrieval in the report.
Part II covers multiple table linking in the query, previewing the data, OR and AND criteria, NULL operators, prompt for criteria, syntax of the query and report formatting.
Part III covers table relationships, format masks, adding missing labels, headers and footers, selecting controls in the report design, examining and resizing report sections, inserting a text control, and formatting dates.
Part IV covers table outer joins, adding more columns, formatting phone numbers, creating computed objects using the expression builder, concatenation, calculations such as counting the number of rows in the whole list or by group. Adding and formatting the group headers and footers band, placing text and calculation in those bands as well as the summary band.
 
 Windows 7 Take advantage of features such as Snip, Shake and Snap. Add folder favorites to the Computer window so they can be quickly accessed when saving or opening files. Customize the Taskbar and Systray as well as your desktop. Set your home page and add menus and toolbars in the Internet Explorer browser. You’ll leave this class happy about the Windows 7 operating system. *
Mac OSX Add printers along with the role that PaperCut plays in printing, explore wireless, add and remove items on the dock. Using Finder, connect to the college’s network servers to access your Private and Public folders as well as others’ Public folders, set preferences. Learn some keyboard shortcuts, for example capturing a region of the screen and then pasting the screen shot into a document and use a one button mouse as a two button mouse. View the version of the OS you are using and obtain updates. Examine Preferences.  
Swivl - In-Class Lecture Capture This device turns an iPhone, iPod or iPad mini into your personal camerama with a wireless microphone so that you can video record class lectures, lessons or presentations.  
SurveyMonkey E-Town has an account that can be used to generate surveys.  This session will discuss how to create a survey and deploy it.  
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Microsoft Office - 2010 & 2011    
Course Description  
Access – Introduction  Learn the basic operations of the Access database program, understand the advantages of using a relational database. Work with tables, produce reports, create and maintain new databases. Microsoft approved course materials are used. Microsoft approved course materials are used.
Access – Intermediate Create new databases, tables and relationships. Work with and revise queries, forms and reports.  *
Access – Advanced Structure data for maximum efficiency, write advanced queries, PivotTables, create macros and forms, make reports more effective and learn tricks to keep the database functioning well. Microsoft approved course materials are used.  *
Access – Linking to Jenzabar Tables   Use the most recent information from the college's database, Jenzabar, by linking to it's tables in Access. Then join tables, create queries and reports from the data. You will not harm Jenzabar data by doing this.  
Beginning Excel 2010 Become comfortable setting up and formatting a spreadsheet, work with page settings and printing features specific to Excel. Enter and edit words and numbers, understand error messages and learn to create formulas and some of the basic functions like AVERAGE and COUNT.
This class is open to faculty, staff and students for only the $30 book fee. The general public may also attend for $100.
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Excel 2010 as a Database Wondering what to do with all that data? Turn it into information you can use. This course covers methods of filtering and outlining to display only relevant data in your spreadsheet. Learn how to subtotal easily. Use database functions to retrieve an answer and pivot tables to see trends and patterns that wouldn’t be visible in other ways. Try the consolidate command to summarize  *
Excel – Pivot Tables  Learn how to create and modify pivot tables and pivot charts. If you have a long list of information to summarize, PivotTable helps you present endless rows and columns of numbers in a variety of meaningful ways. You could spend time sorting and filtering the data and setting up a series of formulas that would answer most of your questions, but using a PivotTable is a much quicker and easier way to find the answers.  *
Excel – Charts Charts explain numbers in an easy to understand format. Use data in a spreadsheet to quickly create a chart. Learn about the different types of charts, how to format and change them, use clip art to get audience attention and insert a chart in a Word document.  *
Excel – Printing Print the whole worksheet, whole workbook, selection or just an area of the worksheet. Print the gridlines you see in Excel without adding borders. Add and remove print headers. Use Hide rows and columns. Work with Print-Preview, display and print formulas. Create and apply custom views which will preserve the display, print, cell, column and row settings so you can quickly switch between views without having to, for example, display or hide columns manually or change back to previous settings.  *
Excel – Formulas & Functions  You know how to use SUM and create simple formulas, now you are looking for more power from Excel. Learn how to work with the function library, 3-D ranges, text, math, logical and lookup functions.  *
Excel – Working with Multiple Sheets Information placed on different sheets in the same workbook can be consolidated by linking formulas. Even data from different files can be consolidated if you know how. We’ll explore quick ways of setting up multiple sheets, group sheets for quick formatting and create 3-D sums and linking formulas.  *
Outlook Start with Outlook fundamentals and then move on to advanced topics such as rules, collaborating with other users, sharing folders and using search tools.  
Publisher 2010 Introduction Publisher, a program in the Microsoft Office 2010 suite, is a desktop publishing program that makes it easy to layout simple flyers to complex newsletters. You will learn to insert and edit pictures, clip art and shapes, tables, WordArt, headers and footers and building blocks. We will investigate and setup varied page layouts such as brochures and greeting cards and apply designs that make your publication eye-catching.
This class is open to faculty, staff and students for only the $30 book fee. The general public may also attend for $90. Contact Kathy Kellie (x1582 or kelliek@etown.edu) to enroll.
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Office 2011 for Mac  Explore Outlook, Word, and Excel in a Mac environment. Learn about Word Mail Merge and other features you thought only a PC could do.  
Publisher – Flyers  Publisher is a desktop publishing program that is much easier to use than Word when creating publications such as flyers, programs and newsletters. Join this introductory class to learn how to create and print a flyer.  *
Publisher – Newsletter Create articles in newspaper columns, surround ads or articles with zippy borders, learn about hyphenation and how to turn it off, allow Publisher to arrange the pages into booklet form and even create page numbers and headers and footers. Inserting photos and clip art is easy. Get your skills ready to create a professional looking newsletter.  *
Publisher – Booklets Take letter size paper, turn it sideways and fold it in half, then nest other pages inside. Now you have a booklet. Use Publisher to easily print the correct pages on the front and back. Join the small class to quickly learn how.
Publisher – Brochure Three or four panel, double sided brochures are a great way to present information and catch people’s attention. Publisher’s templates make the job easy, plus you can start with the template and change it to meet your needs.  *
Publisher – Mail Merge  Creating personalized invitations, seating cards or labels is easy. Just use an Excel file that contains the list of people and merge it with the publication. This feature is not often used because most people don’t know that Publisher has mail merge capability.  *
PowerPoint 2010 Introduction Explore the PowerPoint environment and create a new presentation. Format text on slides to enhance clarity, add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. Add tables, charts and learn how to apply animations. Then finalize the presentation and deliver the slide show.
This class is open to faculty, staff and students for only the $30 book fee. The general public may also attend for $90. Contact Kathy Kellie (x1582 or kelliek@etown.edu) to enroll.
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Word – Newsletters Use columns, column breaks and justified alignment along with font changes and drop caps to create an appealing, readable newsletter. Add graphics and wrap text around them. Insert pull quotes, tables and symbols for polish.  
Word – Headers, Footers and Page Numbers  You can have simple headers and footers or format them to have left aligned, center aligned, right aligned text all in the same header/footer. You can easily insert an updatable date, file name and path, page numbers all with the click of a button. Page numbers can be formatted to start at 1 or any number of your choice and appear as Roman or Arabic numerals.  *
Word – Section Breaks Section breaks are what makes it possible to have different page orientations, margins and paper sizes, headers and footers in the same document, even have different odd and even page headers and footers. Use the handy Show/Hide ¶ tool to trouble shoot the placement of section breaks.
Word – Columns The normal document is in one column, but you can pick the text you want to display in more than one column or even make the whole document display in 2 or more columns. The columns can be of equal width or uneven widths and the space between the columns can be wider or skinner and display a rule that separates the columns.  *
Word – Tables  If you are still working hard at creating tabbed columns, stop and take this class. Tables painlessly arrange information in rows and columns, allow column width resizing, format cell borders so they show or are hidden, and even give you a quick way to apply every other row shading. Should your table span several pages, learn the secret of applying a table heading at the top of every page without having to type it.
Word – Tabs and Dot Leaders  Sure, you can use the ½ inch standard left aligned tab settings to line up text. It’s certainly better than pressing the space bar. But if you know how to create custom tabs to line up “columns” of text centered or right aligned and even align numbers by their decimal places you have much more control. With custom tabs and dot leaders, you can create professional looking programs.  *
Word – Mail Merge Do you have lots of labels, letters or envelopes to complete, with the same message, but personalized for the recipient? Or want to prevent long lists of email addresses in the To line when you send out mass mailings? Word’s mail merge will do the job. Use an Excel spreadsheet or Access table as a data source Join this class to quickly learn how to mail merge.  *
Word – Graphics  Learn how to insert clipart, photos, and images in various formats. Work with SmartArt, shapes, WordArt and DropCaps. Edit the graphics and explore how to wrap text around the graphics.  *
Word – Booklets Whether you are working on a school project or creating advertising materials, a decent booklet can come in handy and inspire the wow factor! Using Microsoft Word 2010, you can create professional looking booklets and print them out yourself. Join this class to quickly learn how.  *
Word – Table of Contents & Index Learn Word’s capabilities of making long documents easier to use by using styles to generate a table of contents and marking text to create an index.
Word – Endnotes and Footnotes Easily choose to add endnotes or footnotes with automatically generated superscripted numbers that reset if you move or delete an endnote or footnote. Format the numbers to appear as Roman or Arabic numerals.  *
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