CETL Workshop Descriptions

 


Adobe


Adobe Dreamweaver
- Beginner

In this workshop, participants will learn the basic steps needed to create and edit a webpage using Adobe Dreamweaver CS6. In this hands-on class, participants will learn how to navigate around Dreamweaver, insert images, insert and format text, and insert links. Participants will be able to:

  • Add Text and Format Headers
  • Add images
  • Link to documents
  • Create hyperlinks
  • Create email links

Before you attend this workshop, please click this link: http://www.unco.edu/cetl/tutorials/dreamweaver/unc-dreamweaver.html and follow the steps to have Dreamweaver loaded on your computer and to obtain access to UNC Network Connect, which allows you to publish your Dreamweaver webpages.

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

Include your name, phone number and name of workshop.


Intermediate Dreamweaver with CSS

This workshop is the next step in creating/editing webpages. You should have a basic understanding of Dreamweaver/web design and/or attended the Dreamweaver Basics workshop. At the completion of this workshop students will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of HTML
  • Understand what CSS is and does
  • Learn CSS terminology and format
  • Create and apply basic CSS rules

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Advanced Dreamweaver - Adding a Facebook Link & Drop Down Menus

If you have a good understanding of Dreamweaver basics and CSS and would like to learn how to add cool features to your webpage, this workshop is a good next step! There will be time to practice the new skills and review some CSS features. At the completion of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Add a Facebook 'Share' link
  • Add a Facebook 'Like' link
  • Add a Drop Down Menu

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Advanced Dreamweaver - Creating a CSS Basic Layout

If you have a good understanding of Dreamweaver basics and CSS and would like to learn how to add cool features to your webpage, this workshop is a good next step! We will learn how to create a webpage from scratch and add different features. At the completion of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Create a webpage layout from scratch
  • Add div tags and div content
  • Create CSS style rules
  • Create navigation sidebars
  • Insert images and banners

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

Include your name, phone number and name of workshop.


Advanced Dreamweaver - Adding Slideshows

If you have a good understanding of Dreamweaver basics and CSS and would like to learn how to add cool features to your webpage, this workshop is a good next step! We will learn how to create slideshows from Dreamweaver Widgets, jQuery, and PDF's. At the completion of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Set up Extension Manager and Widget Browser in Dreamweaver
  • Search for and insert slideshow widgets
  • Create and setup PDF slideshow

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Photoshop


Photoshop 101

Attend this session and learn the basic principles of how Photoshop works and how you can make it work for you! The hands on session will teach you how to:

  • Select an image using the tool palate
  • Duplicate and move objects in different layers
  • Change colors, shapes and image proportions
  • Make beautiful black and white pictures
  • Change hair, clothing and eye colors

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Posters in Photoshop

In this workshop you will learn, step-by-step, how to create a poster using Adobe Photoshop. You do not need to have previous exposure to Photoshop for this workshop to be beneficial to you, and no previous skills are required.  Also you will learn how to create the QR code to show it in your poster.

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Fix Your Photos with Photoshop

Do you have pictures that are too dark or too bright? Want to learn how professional photographers edit their pictures in Photoshop? Then come learn about the basic principles of photo retouching and tricks that will make your pictures look amazing! You can bring your own pictures and work on them.

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Create Print Publications with Photoshop and InDesign

In this advanced session you will learn how to apply all the skills and knowledge you have learned in Photoshop and InDesign into action. You will create a small publication with text, images, and more! It is highly recommended to attend Photoshop 101 and Indesign 101 before attending this session because basics will not be covered. 

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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InDesign 101

Come and learn the features Indesign has to offer to create publications and other print/web materials. In this session you will learn the basics of typography  and how to get started with Indesign.

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Blackboard

Blackboard Bootcamp

This full day is designed to kick-start your use of blackboard and includes the following topics:

  1. Basic Blackboard navigation and use
  2. Adding content and Assignments
  3. Using Discussions/Blogs, Journals, Wikis
  4. Customizing the Grade Center
  5. Commuincation wityh students via announcement and email

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Blackboard for First Timers / Part Timers

If you are teaching online for the first time, have used Blackboard to upload a syllabus but want to know more, or are planning to use Blackboard as a supplement, this course will get you started.

This workshop covers the basics of using Blackboard including how to post announcements, customize the menu, send email, upload files, and create folders.  (2 hour workshop)

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Customizing the Blackboard Grade Center

This workshop is for faculty who would like to use the Grade Center in Blackboard to track student grades and integrate with the URSA grading system. The workshop reviews basic grade center operation along with advanced features including smart views, weighted grades, and graded discussions.

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Adding Content to Your Blackboard Course

This session will encourage participants to add various types of content to their online course and organize content into folders. Participants will have hands-on practice with inserting content including Word documents, PDFs, photographs, banners, tables, internal course links and external web links.

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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What’s New in Blackboard 9.1 SP11

This session is for experienced Blackboard users who want to learn about the new features in Blackboard SP11. (Additional training may be required for a thorough understanding of some new features.

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Getting Ready for Next Semester-Open Lab


Come to the lab and get your specific questions answered or work on your course with our Instructional Designers. Also see What’s New in BB SP11!

Drop in class; No registration required.


Blackboard: Planning Your Online Course


This workshop provides a proven methodology for planning an online course, including an “Instructor Toolkit” of sample documents to assist in planning and building your course. (Blackboard experience not required or expected).

Please visit http://www.unco.edu/cetl click on the calendar (on the right hand side of the page) and click on the workshop title for more information.

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New Ways to Provide Feedback in Your Online Courses

Are you looking for ways to make your feedback to students more effective? Do you sometimes wish you could just talk to the student instead of writing detailed feedback? This workshop will review old ways AND present new ways to provide feedback to students via Blackboard including:

  • Using quick comments, grade center email, and notes or track changes in papers.
  • Annotating a paper in PDF format.
  • Using Jing to review a student paper and provide audio feedback.

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Managing Your Workload in an Online Course


Faculty members are often surprised by the amount of time it takes to design and teach an online course.  This workshop addresses both design techniques and teaching tips and tricks that can help you manage your time and be a more efficient online instructor.

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Spice Up Your Online Course with Audio and Video


Looking for ways to enhance your presence and inject your personality into your online course? You don’t need to be an expert (honest!) to add short audio clips, a video of yourself, or a short PowerPoint voiceover in your online courses. The workshop assumes solid skills in using Blackboard and prior attendance at a What’s New in Blackboard SP11 workshop.

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Using Blackboard Rubrics


Learn how to enter rubrics into Blackboard and use them to grade papers, discussions, blogs, or wikis. Includes setting up discussions, blogs, journals, and wikis for grading.(Solid skills in using BB required.)

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Managing the Files in your Blackboard Course


This workshop introduces you to using the new Files system in Blackboard 9.1.  The Files system is a repository of files inside a Blackboard course.  In this workshop you will learn how to: organize your course files, upload individual files, upload multiple files using drag and drop, and add files onto a content page.  By following best practices in file naming and organization, you will be able to simplify your updating of course files from semester to semester.

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Effective Use of Blogs, Journals and Wikis


This workshop introduces attendees to the various ways Blogs, Journals, and Wikis can be used in online courses for individual, group, or class interaction, communication, and collaboration.   Attendees will gain hands-on experience using, creating, and grading Blackboard discussions, blogs, journals, and wikis.

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Developing Tests in Blackboard

This workshop will guide you through the preparation needed to create and deploy tests and surveys from Blackboard. Tool description and functions will be reviewed along with the general benefits, hints and tips in using the test and survey tools. This workshop provides hands-on implementation of the test and survey tools.

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Using Assignment and Safe Assignment in Blackboard

This session will explain the differences between the features Assignment and Safe Assignment in Blackboard, when each is appropriate, and the results each feature provides. The general benefits and limitations are discussed. A sample Safe Assignment report will be viewed and summarized. 

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Camtasia

Create video with Powerpoint presentations, Tutorials, & much more

Using Camtasia to create videos from PowerPoint Presentations, create video slideshows, create training tutorials, create video 'commercials', add video links to your course, and much more. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Capture screen activity
  • Add narration to video
  • Convert Powerpoint to video (Flash or MP4)
  • Produce video in Screencast
  • Share video link with viewers in multiple formats

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu

Include your name, phone number and name of the workshop.


ADA Compliant Video Captioning

Use Camtasia to add captions to your video, PowerPoint video or slideshow to be in compliance with ADA regulations. Adding captions is quick and easy with Camtasia, all you need is your script in electronic or typed format. Upon completion of this demonstration, participants will be able to:

  • Use voice recording for captions
  • Add captions to a presentation video from an existing script
  • Copy/paste text from Word into a presentation video
  • Sync text with audio recording

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Adding Animations to Video and Presentations

There are many ways to use animation in Camtasia to enhance your video as well as adding animation sequences to a PowerPoint presentation. This workshop will cover a few animation techniques in Camtasia as well as how to create animations in two other software products; PowerPoint and Powtoon and then import them into Camtasia. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Create basic animation techniques in Camtasia
  • Use the pen tool in Camtasia to write or draw in a video presentation
  • Create animated sequences in PowerPoint
  • Create animated sequences in Powtoon
  • Import animation clips into Camtasia for editing

Participants should have foundational knowledge and experience with Camtasia and PowerPoint.

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Adding Animations to Video and Presentations 2: Using Powtoon

Powtoon is a free program that makes creating animated videos easy! The produced videos can be used in a presentation, in the classroom, as a piece of a larger Camtasia video, and much more. Upon completion of this workshop attendees will be able to:

  • Navigate the basic functions of Powtoon
  • Create a short, animated, video project
  • Add animated characters, text, props to a short video project
  • Navigate to a private Youtube account in order to download the Powtoon video in MP4 format
  • Edit, fine tune, and synchronize the video project

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Microsoft

Microsoft Access

Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Start Access and open a database
  • Work within the database window
  • Navigate, enter and edit records
  • Print datasheets
  • Organize fields
  • Plan related tables Create and modify tables
  • Format datasheets
  • Sort, filter and find records
  • Create and modify queries

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

Include your name, phone number and name of workshop.

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Microsoft Excel I

Upon completion of this demonstration, participants will be able to:

  • Set up a workbook
  • Data entry and editing
  • Format cell values
  • Perform calculations
  • Change document appearance (add images, define themes, format columns and rows)

Participants should have adequate computer skills (be able to drag & drop files, navigate an interface, use a mouse, etc.), and have been exposed to the new appearance of Excel 2010. 

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Microsoft Excel 2

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Use filters
  • Use sort and organize data into levels
  • Create charts and graphics
  • Use more advanced data tools such as text to column, data validation, etc. 

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Microsoft Excel Special Topics: Tables & Pivot Tables

Upon Completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Create Excel Tables
  • Summarize and analyze data using Excel Tables
  • Utilize formulas and functions in Excel Tables
  • Create and work with Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Microsoft Excel Functions

This advanced workshop will introduce the participants to Excel’s most widely used Functions in categories of Lookup and Reference, Logical, Statistical, Mathematical, Date, and Text. This training will assume participants having prior basic knowledge of the Excel program or having attended at least the Excel 1 workshop.


Microsoft Outlook: Ways to Tame Your Inbox & Calendar

Microsoft Outlook has numerous time-saving organizational tools most professionals ignore. In this face-to-face lab setting, Outlook trainer Tabby Harraf will help you unlock secrets of using Microsoft Outlook for more than just e-mail to take back hours of your day. Join us to see live demonstrations of:

New Outlook techniques you can start using today to become even more efficient!

  • Survival tips for e-mail overload – Get organized today
  • Essential shortcuts to help you work faster and more efficiently
  • Ways to stay organized and on task with Outlook

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Microsoft Powerpoint: Bringing PowerPoint to Life

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Create a powerful PowerPoint presentation
  • Work with designs and themes
  • Add images, tables, and charts
  • Enhance the presentation with animation and video
  • Create photo album
  • Utilize the application more efficiently

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

Include your name, phone number and name of workshop.


Microsoft Publisher

Upon completion of this workshop, participant will be able to:

  • Create a publication such as a brochure, flyer, or a poster
  • Work with graphics and text
  • Adjust the layout of the publication
  • Work with page borders
  • Create tables

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Microsoft : SharePoint 2010

This workshop will introduce the participants to SharePoint. Topics include:

  • Sites
  • Libraries
  • Lists
  • Workspaces Permissions
  • Permission Levels
  • File Handling within SharePoint

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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MS Word Special Topics 2010

This workshop will cover Special Topics in Microsoft Word 2010. Topics may include:

  • Bullets and Numbers
  • Line and Page Breaks
  • Mail Merge
  • Basic Page Numbering
  • Headers and Footers
  • Templates
  • Tables
  • AutoCorrect
  • AutoText
  • AutoFormat
  • Hyperlinks

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Turning Technologies

 

Clicker Technology for the Classroom

Student Response systems can be used to take ‘on the fly’ polls, incorporate questions into a PowerPoint Presentation to confirm student comprehension, take attendance, create quizzes and much more. In addition attendees will learn how to manage results stored in session files from Turning Technologies' software. Import all results into one, central location for easy organization of data. Track participant performance over a period of time to determine cumulative scores or statistics for individuals and groups. Ensure that objectives are met and learning has occurred for tracking and reporting. Easy export of grades to Blackboard. Upon completion of this workshop attendees will be able to:

  • Add polling questions to a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Run a TurningTechnologies poll
  • Configure response devices
  • Create or Import a participant list from Blackboard
  • Create reports on student data
  • Create ‘on the fly’ polling
  • Create Course in Results Manager
  • Create columns for session data in Results Manager
  • Add and edit participant list in Results Manager
  • Edit and manipulate data in Results Manager
  • Export grades to Blackboard

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Results Manager for Polling Data - is now taught with Clicker Technology for the Classroom


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Qualtrics -Survey Tool

Qualtrics is a web-based survey tool available to all UNC faculty and staff to support survey research and program evaluation. Qualtrics allows for basic and sophisticated survey development, in a streamlined, easy to learn format. Data can be readily viewed in a variety of formats and presentations, and exported to compatible programs such as SPSS and Excel. Undergraduate and graduate students may be granted accounts when supervised by faculty or staff for class, research, or work purposes. Before attending the workshop, you should request a Qualtrics account: 1. Go to help.unco.edu, 2. Submit a service ticket, 3. In the ticket description type; survey account request. At the completion of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Create surveys: Individual and collaborate
  • Edit survey: build question format and options
  • Distribute survey: mailing list or link
  • View Results: Reports by question, global, filter
  • Share results- multiple formats

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Jazzy Presentation Alternative

Use Prezi for a presentation alternative to PowerPoint and other presentation software. Create dynamic, engaging presentations using invisible frames, easy editing, zooming feature, send items backward and forward, use size and rotation to grab the attention of your audience! You can also incorporate your existing Powerpoint presentation within the Prezi Presentation! The software is a free download. Upon completion of this workshop attendees will be able to:

  • Create a free Prezi account
  • Navigate the canvas
  • Create a presentation from a template or from scratch
  • Customize colors and fonts
  • Add frames, layouts, shapes
  • Add path points
  • Find additional resources on the website

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Jazzy Presentation Alternative Advanced

Use Prezi for a presentation alternative to PowerPoint and other presentation software. Create more advanced, dynamic, engaging presentations using invisible frames, insert audio, insert video and Powerpoint Presentations, use size and rotation to grab the attention of your audience! Attendees should have a basic knowledge of the Prezi software. Upon completion of this workshop attendees will be able to:

  • Add background music and voice overs
  • Utilize invisible frames
  • Insert pdf and video files
  • Insert Powerpoint presentations
  • Choose and create customized themes

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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MAC Users

 

Creat Videos with iMovie

Did you know that all Macs have free video editing software? Come join us and create a high quality video made by you from start to finish! Learn how to insert pictures, music and text on your clips. 

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iPad Tips and Tricks

Learn great tips on how to use your iPad, how multi - gestures and other features will make your experience more efficient and pleasant.  Also learn about different apps that will help you with your instruction, or just use it to have fun!

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Apps for Higher Education

Since Apple devices, like iPad and iPhone, are integrated into classrooms, a list of useful applications would help you to facilitate your classwork as instructors. In this workshop you will learn about some of those apps and their features which could help automate current classroom processes, or present new ways to learn that previously have been unexplored.

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Android Tips & Tricks Lunch & Learn Users Group

This is an ongoing users group that will provide great tips on how to use your Android device, how to navigate, manage settings, and other features that will make your experience more efficient and pleasant.  Also learn about different apps that will help you with your organization, productivity, or just use it to have fun! Please come on a regular basis to learn from and share with each other! Lunch will be provided, so be sure to pre-register.

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Classroom Strategies

Growing a Great Syllabus

A syllabus must encourage student’s participation, provide a solid road map for the course, and clearly outline course objectives, assignments and assessments which are related to course objectives This workshop discusses the current best practices based on research in syllabi construction.  It specifically highlights how the syllabus and course description fit into the larger context of your field of study, how learning objectives need to be supported by assignments and assessments,  how to articulate student expectations in your syllabus without sounding like a lawyer, but anticipating a contract between you and your students.

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Classroom Survival Strategies for College Instructors

This presentation will cover seven practical strategies that address some of the common pitfalls facing higher education instructors, particularly those new to the classroom.  Based on Peter Saunders’ strategies for college teaching, these tips will improve your instructional success and help you to set clear expectations for your students and motivate them to success.
Survival strategies include:

  • Set learner expectations through a well-crafted syllabus
  • Communicate expectations
  • Create a “safe” learning environment
  • Know your students
  • Be professional and be friendly, but…
  • Integrate technology appropriately
  • Show enthusiasm for your subject

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Office Tools

Create Forms with Word and Acrobat Pro

Are you already making fillable forms in Acrobat Pro? Come and learn a great and easy way to make fillable forms with the power of just a few clicks. All you need is to have your Word document ready and Acrobat Pro will do the rest, so don't miss the chance of making your life a little easier.

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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Email Strategies and Zip Tips for Your Mobile Device

Attend a fun eye-opening workshop that will save you an average of 12 days per year on email!  In the workshop you will learn how to:

  1. Reduce your email volume by 12%
  2. Improve email quality
  3. Improve your subject lines
  4. Refresh yourself on email etiquette
  5. Receive fast effective email tips

PLUS, you will learn 10+ “Zip Tips” to make your mobile device work smarter and harder for you.

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Time Management


Do you feel like you run out of time each day? Do you always have ‘piles’ of unfinished things to do? Are you a procrastinator? Do you have trouble getting organized? Then this workshop is for you! Participants will learn how to get organized, plan their time, avoid procrastination, and more. In addition, participants will receive tools to help evaluate how they spend their time. At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate how time is spent in a day
  • Prioritize and plan
  • Identify distractions and time management mistakes
  • Organize files
  • Create an Activity Log
  • Avoid procrastination

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R25 Training

Make scheduling a room a breeze with R25! Learn how to reserve a room, look up a room schedule, find the capacity and features of a room, retrieve a reservation, cancel a room reservation and create a favorites list. Join us for hands-on training.

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LiveText

If you are responsible for assessing your program’s Student Learning Outcomes, then this workshop is for you. LiveText provides one place to describe SLO’s, assessments, archive documents, align outcomes with UNC goals and more. Attendees will learn:

  • How to navigate LiveText
  • How to input information, attach files, images and other file formats
  • How to upload and manage electronic files
  • How to submit a final report for review by the Assessment Office

To register, email CETL at cetl@unco.edu.

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