Small-group training sessions for Spring Term 2015

Various training sessions and workshops are provided by ITS throughout the year. All employees and students are welcome to attend, free of charge. Staff can also get credit for Blue and Gold Certification which is our on-campus professional development program.

You can view upcoming sessions below, at the bottom of our training page, or even add the schedule to your Google Calendar by clicking here. Space is limited, so please email Kristina Zimmerman  or Wendy Ramsdale to reserve your spot!

Title Date Time Description Trainer Location
Google Apps Overview 3/17/2015 9:00 AM Learn how to use your email, mailing lists, and calendar. You’ll also learn how these sections of Google Apps work together. Kristina Zimmerman ITS Training Lab Sorensen 168
Google Forms 3/18/2015 9:00 AM Learn about Google Forms, and easy online survey tool. Wendy Ramsdale ITS Training Lab Sorensen 168
Moodle Workshop 3/18/2015 3:00 PM Workshop to help you get ready for your next year’s classes. Shawn Beattie ITS Training Lab Sorensen 168
Basic Mac 3/20/2015 10:00 AM Learn the basics of how to use a Mac computer. This session is for all users at any level – whether you are a seasoned PC user or someone who is new to computers. Kristina Zimmerman Old Main Mac Lab
Photo Editing – Basics 3/24/2015 9:00 AM Learn the basics of photo editing. This class will teach you most of the skills that you need on a day-to-day basis. It is the first step to learning Photoshop. Kristina Zimmerman ITS Training Lab Sorensen 168
Powerpoint Intermediate 3/25/2015 9:00 AM Learn how to manipulate pictures and text. Learn about the Slide Master. Add transitions to to your slides. Wendy Ramsdale ITS Training Lab Sorensen 168
iMovie Basics 3/27/2015 10:00 AM Learn how to make your unedited video into a polished DVD or export it as a video file. Kristina Zimmerman Old Main Mac Lab
Word – Beginning 3/27/2015 1:00 PM Introduction to Word 2010 including customizing and using the ribbon, moving around in a document. Basics formatting of text and paragraphs. Wendy Ramsdale ITS Training Lab Sorensen 168
Photo Editing – Intermediate 3/31/2015 9:00 AM This class is for people who have completed the Photo Editing Basics course and would like to learn more. We will use Pixlr Editor to introduce the concept of non-destructive editing (i.e. editing without destroying the original image). This is the second step on the way to learning Photoshop. Kristina Zimmerman ITS Training Lab Sorensen 168
Photo Editing – Advanced 4/7/2015 9:00 AM Learn some of the many features of Photoshop. We will go review the concepts of layers and layer masks. We will also go over how to remove unwanted objects from your pictures with the content aware tools and we will stitch together a panoramic photo in seconds. Bring your own photos to work with and let Kristina know ahead of time if there are any other Photoshop tools and tricks that you are interested in. Kristina Zimmerman ITS Training Lab Sorensen 168
Word – Intermediate 4/10/2015 1:00 PM Introduction to text effects, styles and themes. Work with paragraphs, tabs, indents, bullets, and border. Wendy Ramsdale ITS Training Lab Sorensen 168
ScreenCasts 4/15/2015 3:00 PM  What’s a screencast, why would you want to create one, and what tools would you use? Shawn Beattie ITS Training Lab Sorensen 168
DVD Slideshows 4/17/2015 10:00 AM Create a photo/video slideshow to bring home for the Holidays! Kristina Zimmerman Old Main Mac Lab
Excel Beginning 4/17/2015 1:00 PM Introduction to Excel including; selecting data, order of operations, and some basic formulas. Wendy Ramsdale ITS Training Lab Sorensen 168
CMS 4/21/2015 9:00 AM Learn how to create/edit/publish/delete pages on the Augustana website. Required before you can begin to use the CMS. Kristina Zimmerman ITS Training Lab Sorensen 168
Excel Intermediate 4/24/2015 1:00 PM Review formatting from lesson 1. Create a grade book. Learn about vlookup and if statements. Wendy Ramsdale ITS Training Lab Sorensen 168
Google Drive 5/1/2015 1:00 PM Learn about Google Drive (previously called Docs). Installing Drive saving files and folders. Wendy Ramsdale ITS Training Lab Sorensen 168

About Kristina Zimmerman

Kristina Zimmerman is an ITS Support Specialist at Augustana College. Her main duties are training, software support, and general Mac support. To contact Kristina, send email to kristinazimmerman@augustana.edu.
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