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Computer Training Workshops

 

We aim to offer you our most popular workshops at a variety of times. The following workshops are available to staff, faculty and currently enrolled students. Alumni may enroll for classes on a space-available basis. Workshop descriptions are available by clicking on the title in the schedule. Pre-enrollment is required for all sessions.

To request enrollment, please use our online training request form or call us at 503-768-7020.

SPRING CLASSES  

Please note that classes will be limited to 15 participants so sign up early to make sure you have a space in class.

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Spring 2016 Workshops

January 20th, 2016

  • Image preview 12:15pm - 12:45pm: What’s New with Moodle
    It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on the new features in Moodle, and there’s plenty of new features, as well as a brand new custom theme. Learn about this and other features in Moodle 2.8.

January 27th, 2016

  • Image preview 12:15pm - 12:45pm: Managing Digital Media
    With a digital camera on every smartphone and tablet, digital media libraries are bigger than ever, and growing! We’ll look at different strategies for wrangling your digital media library.

February 3rd, 2016

  • Image preview 12:15pm - 12:45pm: Share and Collaborate with Google Docs
    Unlimited storage, file synchronization, custom permissions, and more! Come see how easy it is to share and collaborate on docs, spreadsheets, and presentations using the Google Apps for Education suite of applications. .

February 10th, 2016

  • Image preview 12:15pm - 12:45pm: El Capitan
    While generally intuitive for dedicated OSX users, the latest mountain added to the OSX pantheon features some new and useful features. We’ll also take a look at new versions of apps you already know and love.

February 17th, 2016

  • Image preview 12:15pm - 12:45pm: What’s New in Google Apps?
    What you been up to, Google? Quite a bit! We’ll check in on what’s new, what’s gone, and what’s changed in Google Apps over the past year.

February 24th, 2016

  • Image preview 12:15pm - 12:45pm: Quick & Easy Screencasting
    Whether you’re showing students how to log into WebAdvisor or demonstrating the correct citation format in Word, screencasts can be far more effective than handouts. In this workshop we’ll look at some of the available options and create some easy screencasts.

March 2nd, 2016

  • Image preview 12:15pm - 12:45pm: Windows 10
    New Windows computers installed this summer will arrive with Windows 10, and if you’re making the jump from Windows 7, there may be a lot to take in. We’ll go over what’s new, what’s different, and how to navigate this latest release of the Windows operating system.

March 9th, 2016

  • Image preview 10:00am - 11:30am: Excel Basics
    In this workshop we’ll provide a brief overview of the Excel 2016 interface and the fundamentals of entering, editing and formatting data and formulas. This workshop is recommended for those using Excel 2016 for Windows or higher. If you are using a different version of Excel, contact us for other training options.

March 16th, 2016

  • Image preview 12:15pm - 12:45pm: Tips for Cleaning Up Messy Datasets
    Often the most important meanings in our datasets are not easily available on the “surface” of the data. In this session we’ll demonstrate 1) Recoding with lookup tables 2) Aggregate Positioning techniques, and 3) Constructing new fields to serve as links and comparison points.

March 23rd, 2016

  • Image preview 12:15pm - 12:45pm: 3D Printing at Lewis & Clark
    Join us for an overview of 3D printing services available at Lewis & Clark. We’ll provide an overview of the equipment and materials, and take a look at online services and communities that offer 3D models and 3D printing services..

March 30th, 2016

  • Image preview 12:15pm - 12:45pm: Office 2016
    Come and hear about the top new features of the latest version of Office for Windows computers.  LC has a campus agreement for Microsoft Office. Computers installed this Summer will come with Office 2016 installed.  If you like what you see and want to upgrade now, let us know.

April 6th, 2016

  • Image preview 12:15pm - 12:45pm: Videoconferencing for Academic Use
    Skype isn’t your only option! From Google Hangouts to Adobe Connect, there are now many options for video conferencing, each tailored to specific needs. Learn what video conferencing solutions IT supports, as well as best practices for each..

April 13th, 2016

  • Image preview 12:15pm - 12:45pm: Google Classroom
    Do you use Google Drive in your class? Google Classroom can help you to create assignments quickly and securely, organize submissions, efficiently deliver feedback, and keep students on task. We’ll give you a functionality and interface overview, and walk through getting started with your own Classroom.

TBD CLASSES
Want to attend, but can’t fit it in your schedule? The following workshops will schedule around you! Once they reach the minimum number of registrants, we will work with you to find a time that works for all who have
registered.

 
Backup and Storage Solutions

Between WebDisk, Google Drive, the Network Drive, and the hard drive, where is the best place for your data? We’ll discuss Mac & PC options for storing, managing, and backing up your data.

Introduction to Photoshop (2-part)

Create high-impact images on your computer. Edit and enhance images for your Web pages. Learn to use the current version of the most popular image editing software package on the market today.

Managing Your LCgroup

Powered by Google, LCgroups brings new features and functionality to managing a listserv on campus. Learn how to manage your group members and the other options you have as a Google Group owner. 

Screencasting

Whether you’re showing students how to log in to WebAdvisor or demonstrating the correct citation format in Word, screencasts can be far more effective than handouts. In this workshop we’ll look at some of the available options and create some easy screencasts.

Using Social Media at L&C

Interested in using Facebook, Twitter, or other social media in your department? Learn the basics of social media policies and procedures at Lewis & Clark as well as a general understanding of social media culture.

BY REQUEST CLASSES

As always, if you assemble five or more people who are interested in a class on a specific topic (using our supported software) and we will present the class. It’s that easy. Of course, we will have to work together for the date and time. Contact us for more information or to make arrangements.

 

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