ILS Workshops: August 2017

Introduction to Lyceum 
Thursday, Aug. 24: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Roger Williams 105)
Friday, Aug. 25: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Roger Williams 105)

This session intended primarily for new users will provide an overview of Lyceum, the college’s course management system. (Instructor: Michael Hanrahan)

EndNote – Bibliographic Manager
Thursday, Aug 24, 1:00 PM -2:00 PM (Ladd Library 148)

We will help you install Bates’ licensed bibliographic management software, EndNote, on your own PC or Mac (bring them along), or demonstrate how to install it on your office machine. We’ll also discuss how to use it to automatically import and store bibliographic information and PDFs, and finally how to use the program to insert and format citations in MS Word. If you’ve used other bibliographic tools, we can discuss a possible migration of your data to EndNote. (Instructor: Chris Schiff, Music and Arts Librarian)

Statistical Software
Friday, Aug 25, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM  (Ladd Library 148)

Faculty and their students at Bates have access to several software packages for analyzing data, including Stata, SPSS, and R. Learn about the pros and cons of different packages, resources available for mastering them, and the support we can provide to students using this software for courses or independent research.(Instructor: Christine Murray, Social Science Librarian)

Create + Share: Media Tools For The Classroom
Monday, Aug. 28: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Roger Williams 105)

From capturing class presentations to sharing clips from popular media to documenting field research, video and audio can engage students and colleagues – but where to start? In this session, we’ll review, compare and contrast the basic tools and resources that CRC provides for both creating and sharing media. (Instructor: Colin Kelley)

Bates Data Management Tools
Monday, Aug 28, 1:00 PM -2:00 PM  (Ladd Library 148)

Introduction to three Bates-specific research collaboration and data management tools:

  • Etna Collaborative File Storage – Do you need a simple way to share files with Bates colleagues and students for your research and classes? Learn what more than 50 of your colleagues have already discovered about using the Etna collaborative file share for your scholarship and courses.
  • Bates Data Papers – Do you struggle with the task of pulling together student research data at the end of each semester? Learn how to have your capstone and research students archive their data with an integrated narrative. Wrangling student data for inclusion in a publication has never been easier.
  • SCARAB Data Repository – Do you have completed data sets generated from your scholarship or as part of a class that don’t quite fit in a publication or national data repository? Wondering how to make these data available to other scholars? Come and learn how the new SCARAB Data Repository can help.

(Instructor: Pete Schlax, Science and Data Librarian)

Beyond Lyceum: Supplemental Classroom Applications
Tuesday, Aug. 29: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Roger Williams 105)

Want to learn about collaborative tools to add to your course?  In this session, we’ll cover innovative uses of  various web publishing platforms, including the familiar WordPress and the lesser known Scalar and Story Maps. (Instructors: Kai Evenson and Shauna’h Fuegen)

Lyceum Gradebook
Wednesday, Aug. 30: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Roger Williams 105)

This session will provide an overview of the Lyceum Gradebook, which allows instructors to record and calculate student grades. (Instructor: Kai Evenson)

Introduction to Turning Technologies Clickers (KE)
Wednesday, Aug. 30: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Roger Williams 105)

Clickers (or audience response systems) have gained traction in the curriculum in recent years. This session will cover recent software updates to the the clicker system — Turning Point — available on campus, as well as demonstrate the common uses of the clicker system. (Instructor: Kai Evenson)

Using Primary Sources in Class
Wednesday, Aug 30, 1:00 – 2:00pm (Ladd Library 148)

Primary sources have different meanings for different disciplines and fields of study. Learn about new additions to the library collection (including videos, newspapers, theater and dance performances), and how to find resources available freely online. Attendees will discuss ways to incorporate and contextualize primary sources in class assignments and student research, and the impact of style and citations in managing sources. (Instructor: Christina Bell, Humanities Librarian)

Curricular and Research Computing – Drop-by Consultations

Come meet the CRC team and learn about our services and facilities available that support faculty teaching and research. From Lyceum tutorials to data visualization to video projects, we can help you with a little bit of everything.

Thursday, Aug. 31: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Pettigrew 121)
Thursday,  Aug. 31: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Roger Williams 105)

Friday, Sept. 1: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Pettigrew 121)
Friday, Sept 1: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Roger Williams 105)

Tuesday, Sept. 5: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Pettigrew 121)
Tuesday, Sept 5: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Roger Williams 105)

Wednesday, Sept. 6: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Pettigrew 121)
Wednesday, Sept 6: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Roger Williams 105)

To register for any of the workshops, please use our online Registration Form.