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Spring 2017 Workshops

All workshops will be held in the English Department Media Lab in English & Philosophy 362. Please email english.medialab@ttu.edu with any questions.

Making your MS Word Files Accessible

Tuesday, March 28, 4:00 PM

This workshop will provide a brief overview of accessibility guidelines and then a tutorial of how to apply those guidelines to Microsoft Word documents. We'll share some general tips for making Word files accessible (for low-vision or blind readers) and then practice applying those tips. We encourage participants to bring a laptop with a Word file (e.g., syllabus, assignment sheet, report) you would like to practice on.

Creating an Online Portfolio: Some Basics of WordPress

Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 PM

Maintaining an online presence is increasingly important for your self-branding, for showcasing your work, and for the job market. This workshop will cover some general tips and advice for making a professional portfolio (useful for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates) and discuss the opportunities (and limitations) for using online content management systems like WordPress, Wix, and others. We will share a few examples and explore some of the options of using WordPress as an example backend interface.

Captioning Video using MovieCaptioner or YouTube: Tips for Adding and Editing Captions to Video

Tuesday, April 25, 4:00 PM

This workshop will provide an overview principles and tips for adding captions to your videos. We'll discuss basic how-to's, ethical considerations of dialect, describing sound, and more. We'll provide a brief demo of MovieCaptioner (software free to Texas Tech faculty and graduate students) and YouTube's captioning features.

Fall 2017 Workshop

MadCap Flare Training

co-sponsored by TC Undergraduate Studies
Thursday, October 20, 6:00 PM

MATC Portfolio Workshop

Wednesday, November 2, 5:00 PM

Introduction to XML

Thursday, November 3, 5:00 PM

Synchronous/Hybrid Teaching Technologies

Friday, December 2, 1:00 PM

Spring 2016 Workshops

Managing Your Social Media Presence

Monday, February 22, 4:30–5:30 PM

Ready to upgrade your social media game? Need to professionalize your social media use? Not sure what to do about all those social media options? How about creating your own digital space? This workshop will help with all that and more. We will explore how to present a professional social media profile, how to use social media and digital spaces to create a personal brand and ways to manage your social media flow and presence.

Best for: Those both new and experienced with social media management

Cayuse IRB System Training

Friday, March 4, 10:00–11:00 AM

IRB is moving from a paper submission and review system to an electronic submission and review system through Cayuse. Rick Shupe from HRPP will lead this workshop, showing participants how the Cayuse submission system works.

Please plan to attend if you would like to know how the electronic submission works, or if you have questions about the electronic IRB submission process. This is a great opportunity to get some hands-on help with the system if you are planning to submit an IRB proposal or have a student who might be planning on submitting a proposal.

Best for: Anyone considering submitting an IRB proposal

Designing an Accessible PDF

Monday, March 7, 12:00–1:00 PM

This hands-on workshop teaches the why, what, and how of (re)designing accessible PDFs. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets so that they can work with their own instructional materials.

Best for: All levels

Making Life Easier with Microsoft Word

Monday, April 18, 3:00–4:00 PM

Trying to format a paper using APA or MLA style? Tired of typing out a table of contents? Frustrated with hitting enter multiple times to start a new page? Want to figure out how to align text in your resume? This workshop will introduce you to commonly used Word features that can make your writing life easier. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets to this workshop.

Best for: Beginners and intermediate users

Fall 2015 Workshops

Overview of and Introduction to Adobe Products

Monday, October 12, 2:00–2:50 PM

Have a project you want to create or edit? Not sure which Adobe product is best for your needs? Been a while since you've used an Adobe program and don't know what's changed? This session will provide an overview of various Adobe products.

Best for: New users or users who would like a refresher / update

Making Your PDFs Accessible

Monday, October 26, 2:00-2:50 PM

Learn to create accessible documents with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. This workshop will cover the basics of accessible document construction including understanding what makes a document accessible, how to check a document's accessibility, and how to address accessibility issues.

Best for: Users with any level of familiarity with accessibility

Options for Online Conferencing

Monday, November 9, 2:00-2:50 PM

This workshop will present options for synchronous meetings with your students online (for class or conferences). We will explore the benefits and challenges of Skype, Skype for Business (Lync), Adobe Connect, and GoToMeeting, as well as practice using a few video conferencing tools.

Best for: Those both new to and experienced with online conferencing