Information Technology Services offers many in-person workshops year round.
Whether you're looking for the best way to put Brightspace to work for you (and your students), explore LMU.Build for web site creation, get the most out of Box, or master a new skill in Excel, Word, Photoshop, InDesign, or Acrobat forms, we are here for you! The calendar of upcoming events is to the left, and workshop descriptions can be found below.
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To register for any workshops, click the appropriate link below.
- Brightspace, LMU.Build, Instructional Design Workshops, click here.
- Microsoft Office, Photoshop, InDesign, or Acrobat, go to http://its.lmu.edu/training
Grading in Brightspace
Learn how to setup your gradebook in Brightspace. Topics to be discussed: points vs. weighted system, creating items/categories. final grade calculation and release, and display options to customize how your gradebook is organized.
Using Brightspace Discussion Boards
Learn how to use the Discussions tool to create a collaboration area where you can post, read and reply to messages on different topics, share thoughts, ask questions, share files, or students can work with their peers. This workshop will focus solely on the Discussion tool so instructors can gain detailed experience in how to use the tool.
Using Brightspace Assignments
Learn how to use the Assignments tool to create submission folders that can be graded with feedback as a commented file or as an audio/video file. This workshop will focus solely on the Assignment tool so instructors can gain detailed experience in how to use the tool.
Save time in Brightspace with Intelligent Agents
Intelligent Agents can assist instructors by providing an automated notification when a specific activity occurs in a course. Think of it as a cute robot minion who will send emails for you automagically! Here are just a few examples of how you can use Intelligent Agents:
- Greet students upon first entering the class with information on the course
- Remind students who have not submitted work that their assignments are due.
- Check in with students who have not logged into the course within the first few weeks of the semester
- Give a student encouragement for improving their grade after a low score.
Grade Center Review
Review your grade center settings and calibrations to be sure you’re ready for the end of the semester.
Badges & Gamification
Learn how to use the Badges tool and adaptive release mechanisms to “gamify” your Brightspace course and support student engagement.
Learn how to setup and make a quiz in Brightspace, including different question types, grading options, and feedback.
Instructional Design for F2F, Online & Hybrid Courses
Learn the pedagogy, frameworks, and strategies behind a successfully designed course. This workshop will focus on considerations for effective design of course content, activities and delivery methods for an engaging class aligned to objectives and outcomes.
Creating a Website with LMU.Build
Learn how to create your own website using LMUBuild. In this session, we will discuss various templates and applications that are available in LMUBuild.
Adobe Creative Suite
Photoshop - Photo Retouching Essentials
Everything you should know to get started in Photoshop. Take a quick tour of the Photoshop interface; use Crop tool to crop and straighten images; use Clone Stamp, Healing Brush, Content-Aware Fill, and Patch tool to remove skin blemishes and red eyes; make precise selections using the Marquee Lasso tools; working with Type tool; improve tone, contrast, and color with Adjustments for non-destructive editing.
Photoshop - Layers and Masks Essentials
Learn more about Photoshop's advanced features. Use layers to perform tasks such as compositing multiple images, adding text to an image, or adding vector graphic shapes. Add a mask to a layer and use the mask to hide portions of the layer and reveal the layers below. Masking layers is a valuable compositing technique for combining multiple photos into a single image or for removing a person or object from a photo.
Photoshop - Filters and Type Essentials
Use filters to clean up or retouch your photos, apply special art effects that give your image the appearance of a sketch or impressionistic painting, or create unique transformations using distortions and lighting effects. Create beautiful typographic effects. Add text along a path.
InDesign - Layout Essentials with Text and Graphics
Get your InDesign project off to the right start by configuring the settings for print or onscreen use. Learn about the primary tools you will interact with when you first launch InDesign. Build your layout using frames that you can move, adjust, and fill with either text or graphics. Create Master Pages to maintain consistent layout and elements. Master pages allow you to place recurring items like page numbers, footers, or headers on multiple pages throughout your document automatically.
Box Essentials and Top 20 Tips
Join us to review new features and tips, such as, marking Favorites as home page, checking Messages for collaboration emails; using Box Notes for collaboration; selecting multiple items; differences between Shared Link and Invite People; scanning from Ricoh to a Box folder; direct editing with Box Edit or Box for Office app, and much more.
Excel Workbook Essentials for Busy People
learn about the interface and navigation, page setup (header and footer, scaling, repeat rows), ways to enter data for accuracy, cell formatting, preview and print
Essential Excel Functions Everyone Should Know
understand when to use Absolute or Relative reference, explore commonly used functions in these categories - text, statistical; identify and fix common function errors
Advanced Excel Functions - LOOKUP and IF - in Depth
take an in-depth look at must-know logic functions, such as SUMIFs, VLOOKUP, MATCH and INDEX; extensive exercises provide you a better understanding on ways to clean up data in order to perform functions for accurate results
Visualizing Excel Data with Charts and Illustrations
learn to select the right chart type, clean up data for better charting, create frequently-used charts (stacked, pie charts with exploding slices), create specialized charts (doughnut, Gantt, two axes scale line chart)
Managing Large Excel Data with Subtotals, Filters, and PivotTables
learn how to insert or remove Subtotals, filter data by using an AutoFilter, insert a PivotTable, add a slicer to filter PivotTable; modify various fields in PivotTable to generate live reports
Advanced Word Tips and Tricks
learn more about different type of breaks (page, section, or column); use Track Changes effectively; create automatic Table of Contents with a few clicks; store frequently used text in Quick Parts, AutoCorrect, or AutoText; Test your document’s readability; insert text from other Word files; and many more.