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Join our Brightspace 301: Grade Center Zoom webinar to ensure your Brightspace gradebook is setup correctly for end of semester grading.

To sign up, click on the form here. Once your form is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with directions to join the webinar at your designated day and time and an Outlook meeting request.

Various grade options will be covered such as:

  • points vs. weighted
  • final calculated grade vs. final adjusted grades
  • handling non-graded items

You will see how these options control what students see and how their grades are calculated.

Lastly, we’ll be covering the steps of releasing the final grade to students. At the end of our Zoom webinar, there will be time for questions.

If you are unable to attend one of our scheduled Zoom webinars, we will be recording each session and will post it here.

In addition to Brightspace webinar, ITS offers a number of in-person training sessions and workshops year round. Whether you're looking to master a new software title, learn how to get the most out of Box, or the best way to put Brightspace to work for you (and your students), we can help! The calendar of upcoming events is to the left, and workshop descriptions can be found below. Outside office hours, you can also use your LMU credentials on to access over 200,000 instructional videos on topics ranging from photography and software instruction to business concepts and more. 

  • Brightspace Workshops

    Brightspace 101: Fundamentals

    This introductory workshop includes a general overview of Brightspace layout and navigation, as well as the essential skills required for setting up your course and communicating with your students. Featured topics include site navigation, creating modules/folders, uploading course content, and communicating with your students.

    Brightspace 201: Student Interactions

    This workshop emphasizes the assorted tools available in Brightspace that promote student engagement and assorted learning activities. Featured topics include creating assignment submission folders, evaluating student submissions, using discussion boards, and assigning group projects. A brief overview of the Grade Center will also be provided.

    Brightspace 301: Grade Center

    The Grade Center is a robust and powerful tool that can be used for tracking and sharing student progress and performance. This workshop will focus on how to best utilize and calibrate the Brightspace Grade Center given your individual course structure and learning objectives. Featured topics include using the Setup Wizard, points vs. weighted grades, grade categories, linking assignment submissions to the Grade Center, and assorted student feedback tools.

    Brightspace 401: Online Assessments

    This tool-specific workshop examines the assorted survey and quiz tools in Brightspace. Featured topics include automated grading of quizzes, assorted question types, building question banks, creating self-assessments, developing surveys, deploying assessments online, and providing automated feedback to students.

  • Box Workshops

    New Box Experience Essentials

    Starting July 1, 2017, you will see the new interface in Box. Join us to review new features, such as Favorites as home page, Messages, and Box Notes; understand impact of improved features and interface, such as Trash, select multiple items, Share Link and Invite People in the same menu option, and more.

  • Adobe Creative Suite

    To view detailed workshop description and to sign up for workshops, click here

    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 CC - The Essentials

    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. 
  • Microsoft Office


    Excel 2016 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

    Excel 2016 Essential 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

    Excel 2016 Advanced 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

    Excel 2016 Visualizing 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)

    Excel 2016 Managing 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


    Word 2016 Advanced 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.

  • Apple Software

    Keynote: The Essentials

    learn how to choose slide layouts; add text, images, audio and video, animation, and eye-catching effects; use transitions to ease the moves between slides; and get set up to deliver a smooth presentation. Plus, learn how to share your presentation as a movie, a PDF, or a printout. Explore these topics:

    • Working with themes
    • Editing master slides
    • Adding text, shapes, and links
    • Building tables and interactive charts
    • Inserting audio and video in your slides
    • Applying transitions
    • Playing a slideshow
    • Sharing and exporting presentations


    Switching from PC to Mac

    learn about the similarities and differences between the two operating systems, including new terms that can be mystifying for first-time Mac owners. Explore these topics:

    • Using the keyboard and gestures
    • Exploring the desktop, Apple menu, Finder, and dock
    • Finding files and folders
    • Locating files with Spotlight
    • Launching and quitting applications
    • Task switching with Mission Control
    • Adjusting settings in System Preferences

Workshops & Events