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Instructional Offerings – Fall 2013

Fall 2013 Instruction Schedule

Special Topics in VoiceMail – Introduction to Bates VoiceMail Manager
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 – 10:00am to 11:00am – Hedge Hall, RM G18
Bates VoiceMail Manager is an Internet browser application that allows you access and manage your voicemail box from any Internet connected computer. During this introductory hands-on workshop, participants will be provided with an interface overview of Bates VoiceMail Manager, learn how to access Bates VoiceMail Manager, manage voicemail messages, and setup some of the common options that are available to you.
Prerequisites: Before attending this workshop, participants MUST login to Bates VoiceMail and initialize their voicemail box. Listen to the prompts to setup your voicemail box.
Workshop Handouts:
Voicemail Quick Reference
Pocket Guide
Workshop Video:
Introduction to Bates VoiceMail Manager

Webinar Wednesday – Using Appointment Slots in Google Calendar
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 – 10:15am to 10:45am – Virtual Online Webinar
The appointment slots feature of Google Calendar allows users to reserve a block of time on their calendars that can then further be divided and shared with others. Individuals can now reserve an appointment time with you during your allotted hours. During this webinar you will learn how to setup appointment slots in your Google Calendar and how others can view your appointment page.
Workshop Handouts: 
GoogleCalendar: Appointment Slots
Google Calendar: Create Another Calendar
Workshop Video: 
Webinar Wednesday – Using Appointment Slots in Google Calendar

Ask the Expert Series – Google Apps (Suite) for Education Open Session
Friday, October 11, 2013 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Ladd Library, RM 148
During this open session, come and bring your questions about the Google Apps for Education Suite (Drive, Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Form, Bates Gmail and Google Calendar). Have you wanted to learn how to share documents or maybe how to upload files and access them from another location. Maybe you want to know how to setup a vacation message in Bates Gmail or how to setup Events in Google Calendar a bit more efficiently. This is an opportunity for you to bring your questions and/or share your tips with an expert and your colleagues.
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Special Topics in Banner – Banner Overview and Navigation
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – 10:00am to 11:00am – Ladd Library, RM 148
Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 1:30 to 2:30pm – Ladd Library, RM 148
In this seminar the question “What is Banner?” will be answered. You will learn about the Ellucian Banner Administrative System, how Banner interacts with other systems, how to access Banner, the components that make up the Banner Suite, Banner Forms, and how to navigate Banner through its menu’s, keyboard shortcuts, and Direct Access/Go To dialogue box. The basics of searching will also be covered.
Prerequisites: A Banner Account (Username and Password)
Workshop Handouts:
Banner Overview Quick Reference Card
Banner Navigation Quick Reference Card

Webinar Wednesday – Introduction to Google Docs – Saving and Sharing Documents
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – 10:15am to 10:45am – Virtual Online Webinar
What is Google Docs/Google Drive? During this 30 minute (or less) webinar participants will learn about Google Docs/Google Drive and how to upload files to their Google Drive account, how to create a basic Document, Spreadsheet, and Presentation. Participants will also learn how to share the documents with their colleagues and what the different levels of access provide to those individuals.
Workshop Handouts: 
Google Drive: Access and Organize your Files
Google Docs: Access, Create, Edit, and Print
Workshop Video:
Introduction to Google Docs – Saving and Sharing Documents

Special Topics in Adobe – Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – 11:00am to 12:00pm – Coram Library, Imaging Center
Thursday, November 14, 2013 – 1:30pm to 2:30pm – Coram Library, Imaging Center
Come for a basic introduction to Photoshop. We will cover what an image is and some basic tools to process your images. We will talk about file formats and how to save images for print, digital signage displays, and the web.
Workshop Handouts:
Retouching Old Photographs
Transforming Low-Resolution Images
Improving Image Quality: Using Levels & Histrograms
Workshop Video:
Special Topics in Adobe – Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Webinar Wednesday – Using Collaborative Tools in Microsoft Word 2010
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 – 10:15am to 10:45am – Virtual Online Webinar
With the use of collaborative editing tools in Microsoft Word 2010 you can edit a document with other individuals and track the changes that are being made to the document. You can then review the changes that have been made to the document and decide if you want to accept or reject those changes. In addition to the ability to track changes to a document you are sharing, you can also insert comments throughout the document without making any editorial changes.
Workshop Video:
Using Collaborative Tools in Microsoft Word 2010

Special Topics in WordPress – WordPress Review
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 – 10:00am to 11:30am – Hedge Hall, RM G18
Thursday, December 12, 2013 – 1:30pm to 3:00pm – Hedge Hall, RM G18
Are you new to WordPress, or simply in need of a refresher? If so, this hands-on, introductory workshop is for you. Whether it’s customizing your site’s menu, linking to a PDF, or finding the right page template, this workshop will help to sharpen your WordPress fundamentals.
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Ask the Expert Series – What’s New with iOS 7
Friday, December 13, 2013 – 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Ladd Library, RM 148
During this one-hour seminar participants will have the opportunity to see some of the newest features available in Apple’s newest iOS. If you have upgraded your iDevice (iPhone, iPad, iTouch) to iOS7, bring it along and try out some of the new features during the session. A limited number of iPads will also be available during the session  for you to utilize to see and try some of the new features of iOS 7.
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