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Workshop Schedule - Fall 2012

UWFox Faculty can schedule a WFS staff for on-site technology assistance or instruction. We can teach sessions on the following topics. Please use the tut:

UWFox students can also use the tutoring request form to request a private session.

WORKSHOP TOPICS & DESCRIPTIONS

D2L

Desire2Learn is an interactive Web site that your instructor can use to help your class work and communicate outside of class time. This workshop will help you become familiar with the D2L site.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Log into the D2L Web site
  • Access the contents of your courses
  • Open files and attachments
  • Check your grades
  • Send an email to your instructor
  • Print information and attachments
  • Take an online quiz
  • Join an online discussion

E-mail

All students at UW-Fox Valley have their own campus e-mail account. You can either check it on campus, or at home using Outlook Web Access. You can use it for day-to-day e-mail use, but more importantly, it is one of the primary ways of communicating with your instructors. Therefore, you should get to know how to use your e-mail!

In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • log into Outlook Web Access
  • read your incoming e-mail
  • create a new e-mail
  • look up e-mail addresses in the e-mail directory
  • attach files to an e-mail
  • print e-mails and attachments
  • delete old messages
  • create a new mail rule

PowerPoint

More and more classes are requiring knowledge and use of Microsoft PowerPoint. In this workshop you'll learn the basics of creating a PowerPoint presentation from scratch, including slide design and presentation.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Create a new PowerPoint file and add new slides
  • Work with text and content placeholders
  • Use the Notes page to create a "script" you can use during presentation
  • Design and layout slides with backgrounds and text/color formatting
  • Import slides from other PowerPoint files
  • Play your show and use ink annotations to mark up slides during your presentation
  • Package your presentation to a CD or folder
  • Print your slideshow using different page layouts

Scanning & Image Editing

Whether you want to send a photo by email or for use in a PowerPoint presentation, you need to know how to use a scanner. For this workshop, we'll use the Canon CanoScan LiDE 20 scanners available in the Media Lab.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Use Photoshop or other imaging programs to access the scanner
  • Place documents in the scanner properly
  • Set the scanner settings for optimal results
  • Resize or crop scanned images
  • Save as different file formats (JPG, GIF, etc.)
  • Attach to email or include in PowerPoint presentations
  • Print to a color laser printer for duplication and enlarging 

Microsoft Windows Procedures (Basic)

Most computers on campus (and likely your own home) are equipped with Microsoft Windows. Before you can do anything like typing a term paper or downloading assignments from the Internet, you should know how to get around inside Windows.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Log into the campus network
  • Use a floppy, Zip Disk, or USB Drive
  • Copy and paste text
  • Use your "My Documents" folder
  • Move or copy files from one place to another
  • Print to a printer

Digital Cameras: Still and Video

The workshop covers general operations of the Kodak still camera and Sony HandyCam video camera available for student check out at the IT Helpdesk.

Kodak

  • Getting to know the camera
  • Using compact flash
  • Using card readers

Sony HandyCam

  • Getting to know the camera

Podcasting

A podcast is a digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players or personal computers. This workshop covers the basic information you need to start podcasting.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Operate digital audio recorders
  • Use basic recording techniques
  • Manipulate different audio recordings
  • Edit audio recordings digitally with popular audio programs

Video Editing I

Video editing unleashes creative potential by allowing you to select and manipulate the order of your video clips.  This allows you to eliminate bad “takes” from the final video.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Navigate the Vegas Video Interface
  • Capture video from popular types of storage media (Mini-DV, VHS, DVD)
  • dit captured video using Vegas

Video Editing II

Video editing II builds on the knowledge learned in Video Editing I.  In Video Editing II you learn methods to really polish your project with the addition of special effects, transitions, adding text or graphics, and other enhancements.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Add crossfades & transitions to your project
  • Add text and credits
  • Format for DVD viewing
  • Format for web viewing

DVD Authoring

After you complete editing your video, you’ll want to burn it to DVD so that you can share it with others.  This workshop teaches you how to create buttons, backgrounds, menus, submenus, and more.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Navigate the DVD architect interface
  • Insert media into a DVD (chapter markers, etc.)
  • Add buttons, backgrounds, and submenus
  • Preview your DVD
  • Burn your DVD

Adobe Acrobat

In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Create Adobe PDF documents from files (Word documents, ect)
  • Create Adobe PDF documents from scanned media
  • Manipulate/edit and touch up PDF documents
  • Insert thumbnails and bookmarks
  • Save and convert PDF documents

Google Tools

In this workshop we take a look at a number of free tools that Google provides.  You’ll learn how to use iGoogle, setup a blog using Blogger, and more.

In this workshop, you'll learn about:

  • iGoogle
    Create a personalized Google homepage with gadgets and content you like.
  • Blogger
    A blog is a Web site that allows you to post your thoughts and communicate with other blog users.
  • Google Products
    This is a set of free software than can be downloaded to maximize your web browsing and computing experience.
  • Google Pack
    This is a common pack of the Google products software.

Picasa

In this workshop we’ll look at the free and easy to use image organizer and editor Picasa.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to use:

  • Google Picasa
    This program provides an easy way to find, organize, edit, and share your digital photos.