Faculty/Staff Workshops & One-on-One Training Opportunities (Winter 2019)

Digital Media Center

Faculty/Staff
Workshops & One-on-One
Training Opportunities

Winter 2019

Workshop: Collaborating with Google Drive/Docs

Using Google Drive’s powerful online suite of tools, learn how to collaborate with your colleagues or your students with Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Slides. Sharing, commenting, editing, exporting — we’ll cover all this and more in this informative, one-hour workshop. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to spend an hour filling in some of the holes in your Google Drive knowledge, this workshop is for you.  Location: HL 108. Instructor: Scott Carter. Time: Monday, February 11. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Workshop: WordPress – Faculty/Staff Open Lab Session (Individual Sites)

Does your personal website need some updating? In this one hour open lab session, participants can work on their existing personal websites while help is on hand to answer questions and provide guidance. (Bring your lunch if you’d like!)  If you have been meaning to update your website, use this hour as an excuse to finally sit down and do the work. Note: An existing personal WordPress site is required. If you would like a site created for you, or a one-on-one training session to help you get started, please drop me an email at carters@wou.edu.  Location: HL 108. Instructor: Scott Carter. Time: Tuesday, February 12. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Teaching with Technology – One-on-One Help for Instructors

Using instructional technology effectively is about much more than learning how to push the buttons for any tool, whether that’s Moodle, WordPress, Google Docs, PowerPoint, Camtasia, or something else altogether. It must in some way enhance learning. Whether you’re teaching an online course for the first time, looking for a little “Moodle Makeover,” or just want tips on how to spruce up your PowerPoints, drop me a line at carters@wou.edu to schedule a one-on-one session.

Here are just a few ideas you might consider:

  • Create a dynamic online lecture using PowerPoint or Camtasia
  • Learn how to use selective/conditional release in Moodle to give you more control of when students access your content
  • Create an snazzy top banner for your Moodle course shell using PowerPoint
  • Use the Q&A discussion format so students have to create their own posts before reading their fellow students’ work
  • Learn how to create assignments using the collaboration features of Google Drive

Location: Your office or the DMC (HL 220). Instructor: Scott Carter. Time: TBD.

Learn with Lynda

Lynda.com, an online education resource available to WOU faculty and staff, offers thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills. Make arrangements with the DMC for short-term use of Lynda.com that must be done within the DMC, usually by booking one of the two digital production rooms (HL 221 or HL 222). DMC staff can log you into Lynda.com, giving you access to the entire training library for your session, as well as help you locate appropriate courses.  Drop us a line at dmc@wou.edu to schedule a session.

Digital Media Center Tutoring Hours/Faculty Services (Winter 2019)

The Digital Media Center is here to help!

Whether for video or audio production, desktop design, website creation, media conversion, scanning, or CD/DVD duplication, the DMC offers the campus community an array of specialized equipment as well as two bookable Digital Production Rooms (HL 221 & 222). Equipment checkout, for use outside the library, is handled at the first floor circulation desk. A list of available equipment, as well as some helpful information about how to use the equipment, can be found here

Although you may stop by the DMC whenever the library is open to use the equipment on your own, and help is often available at other times, we also offer dedicated tutoring hours to guarantee that a Student Technology Assistant is present to help students with anything in the lab:

Winter 2019 Student Tutoring Hours:

Monday: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday:  9 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday:  2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday:  9 am – 1:00 pm

Faculty Services

Whether you are teaching a face-to-face class, delivering an online course, or working on academic research, creative work, or other projects, DMC staff are available to help:

  • Solve creative pedagogical issues, whether with Moodle, WordPress, Google Docs, or whatever academic technology is most appropriate for your course
  • Assist in the development of video lectures, screen captures (Camtasia, etc), and narrated PowerPoints for use in Moodle or elsewhere
  • Scanning, duplication, digitization, and streaming services
  • Individual (non-departmental) website support and instruction (WordPress, etc.)
  • Support of independent publishing (ebook, Print-on-Demand, video, audio etc.).
  • Technology training for faculty and staff (instructor-led or Lynda.com)

Find out more at http://www.wou.edu/dmc

Location:  HL 219 | Email: dmc@wou.edu | Phone: 503-838-8965

Fall 2018 Tutoring Hours

Digital Media Center (HL 219)

Fall 2018 Tutoring Hours:

Monday: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday:  12 pm – 4:00 pm

Wednesday:  3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Thursday:  12 pm – 4:00 pm

Need pointers on creating a digital movie? Tips on designing a website with WordPress? Help narrating a screen capture with Camtasia?

The Digital Media Center in Hamersly Library (HL 219) is here to help! We’re open to all students, faculty and staff. Although you may stop by the DMC whenever the library is open to use the equipment (and help is often available at other times), visit HL 219 during dedicated tutoring hours to guarantee that a Student Technology Assistant is present to answer your questions.

 

A more detailed list of resources and services can be found at http://www.wou.edu/dmc.

Excel, WordPress, Google Drive, Camtasia – Faculty/Staff Fall Workshops and Training Opportunities

Ready for Fall term? Consider attending one of these one-hour sessions to help jump-start your academic year. If interested, please drop me a line to reserve a spot.

Excel Basics: Formulas, Formatting, and Charts
Learn how to use formulas, functions, and the powerful chart wizard, as well as pick up lots of productivity tips and tricks in this one-hour introduction to this powerful spreadsheet program. Location: HL 108. Instructor: Scott Carter (carters@wou.edu). Time: Wednesday, September 12. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Excel Intermediate:  Functions and Pivot Tables
For users already familiar with Excel basics, delve into some of the more powerful functions with the Function Wizard, pick up useful tips for working effectively across multiple spreadsheets, and get introduced to the power of PivotTables (a table that summarizes data from another table). Location: HL 108. Instructor: Scott Carter (carters@wou.edu). Time: Thursday, September 13. 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

An Introduction to Google Docs and Google Drive
Learn the basics of Google Drive in this one-hour orientation. The workshop covers how to upload, organize, and share files in “the cloud,” as well as tips on using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. Plus get a quick introduction on working collaboratively (commenting, editing) with these powerful tools. Location: HL 108. Instructor: Scott Carter (carters@wou.edu). Time: Monday, September 17. 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WordPress: Creating a Faculty/Staff Website
In this one-hour workshop, participants learn how to customize a personal academic WordPress site, how to set a static page or a blog page as your homepage, the basics of posts and pages, how to work with media, password-protected pages, and some best practice suggestions.  What’s a plugin? What’s a widget?  Find out in this hands-on workshop. Note: A WordPress site is required. Please email me to create one for you ahead of time. Location: HL 108. Instructor: Scott Carter (carters@wou.edu). Time: Wednesday, September 19. 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Camtasia: Individual Training Sessions
Are your online presentations a little bland? Maybe it’s time you started using Camtasia, a program for creating video tutorials and presentations directly via screencast — meaning whatever you put on your screen (PowerPoints or anything else) you can easily record and turn into a video. Camtasia is located in HL 221, one of the DMC’s bookable digital production rooms, and I’m scheduling one-on-one appointments to help faculty and staff get started with this powerful tool. Great for Moodle, video tutorials, and other online uses.

Watch this 4 minute video (creating using Camtasia, naturally) for a little more information:

https://youtu.be/1RErkwMiZUo

Location: HL 221.  Instructor: Scott Carter (carters@wou.edu). Date/Time: Varies, scheduling one-on-one appointments

Publish Your Own Textbook – Or Anything Else (in print and ebook)
In this era of disintermediated media, anyone can bypass the traditional gatekeepers and reach a potential worldwide audience in print, ebook, and many other formats. If you have a project you think is a good fit for this route, the Library Publishing & Preservation Services group recently formed within the library is available to help — and we’re offering to do the bulk of the production work for you so long as your project is deemed appropriate for university involvement. If it’s in some way related to your academic work, there’s a good bet it is!  Drop me a line at carters@wou.edu to schedule a time to discuss the possibilities.

More information about Library Publishing and Preservation Services can be found at http://www.wou.edu/library/lpp.

 

WOU Faculty: How the DMC Can Help You With Your Summer To-Do List

Although it may seem like Fall term is a ways off, especially with our current weather, it’s also a great time to take advantage of the faculty services we offer in the Digital Media Center.  While we can’t help you paint your house or water your lawn, there may be other things on your summer “to do” list where we can lend a hand:

Instructional Support Services

Whether you are teaching a face-to-face class, delivering an online course, or some hybrid of the two, DMC staff are available to help:

  • Solve creative pedagogical issues using technology, whether with Moodle, WordPress, Google Docs, or whatever tool is most appropriate for your course
  • Assist in the development of video lectures, screen captures (Camtasia, etc), and narrated PowerPoints for use in Moodle or elsewhere
  • Brainstorm technology-related solutions to scholarship and research

Duplication, Digitization, and Streaming

Are you teaching an online course that requires video? Or perhaps you need assistance duplicating DVDs or scanning documents for your professional work? The DMC offers the following duplication, digitization, and streaming services:

  • Duplicating DVDs and CDs
  • Converting VHS tapes to DVDs and/or digital video (for Moodle, WordPress, etc)
  • Placing digital video in a Vimeo Pro account that will *only* play within WOU’s Moodle system or WOU-hosted WordPress password-protected page
  • Converting cassette tapes to CDs and .mp3 files
  • Scanning images, slides, and documents (including documents up to 11″ x 17″), including the use of OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to convert scanned paper text into digital text

Website & Publishing Services

The Digital Media Center provides a number of website and publishing-related services to help WOU faculty and staff:

  • Individual (non-departmental) website support and instruction (WordPress, Dreamweaver, etc.). If you need a faculty website, for example, or assistance improving one you already have, we can help.
  • Support of independent publishing (ebook, Print-on-Demand, video, audio etc.).  Are you thinking about publishing your academic research, a textbook, creative work, or other projects without the use of a traditional publisher, perhaps released on your own website, the library’s Digital Commons, or even via traditional retailers (Amazon, B&N, etc)?  In many cases, we can do the bulk of the production work for you to publish in print, ebook, or other formats.

If there’s some way we can help you with your teaching or research, drop me a line or swing by the DMC in HL 220 to see what we can do. A full list of our resources and services can be found at http://www.wou.edu/dmc.

Digital Media Center – Faculty/Staff Spring/Summer 2018 Workshops and Development Opportunities

Digital Media Center – Faculty/Staff Spring/Summer 2018 Workshops and Development Opportunities

Are your fellow employees leaving you in the dust with their snazzy Google drive skills? Is your personal WordPress website in need of some work? Are you interested in publishing your own textbook, academic work, or something else?

This spring, the Digital Media Center is offering both group workshops and development opportunities to work one-on-one with us in all of these areas. If interested, drop me a line. Full descriptions below.

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Collaborating with Google Drive/Docs

Using Google Drive’s powerful online suite of tools, learn how to collaborate with your colleagues or your students with Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Slides.  Sharing, commenting, editing, exporting — we’ll cover all this and more in this informative, one-hour workshop. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to spend an hour filling in some of the holes in your Google Drive knowledge, this workshop is for you.

Location: HL 108
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WordPress: Creating a Faculty/Staff Website

In this one-hour workshop, participants learn how to customize a personal academic WordPress site, how to set a static page or a blog page as your homepage, the basics of posts and pages, how to work with media, password-protected pages, and some best practice suggestions.  What’s a plugin? What’s a widget?  Find out in this hands-on workshop. Note: A WordPress site is required. Please email me to create one for you ahead of time.

Location: HL 108
Date: Wednesday, May 16
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

WordPress: Faculty/Staff Summer Website Makeover

We know how hard it is to keep your personal faculty or staff website up to date with so many other duties on your plate.  This summer, we’re offering a “website makeover” to help take your website up to the next level. Let us do the bulk of the work in improving your site! Contact me to schedule a consultation session.

Location: Your office or the Digital Media Center (HL 219)
Date/Time: July-August

Camtasia: Individual Training Sessions

Are your online presentations a little bland? Maybe it’s time you started using Camtasia, a program for creating video tutorials and presentations directly via screencast — meaning whatever you put on your screen (PowerPoints or anything else) you can easily record and turn into a video. Camtasia is located in HL 221, one of the DMC’s bookable digital production rooms, and I’m scheduling one-on-one appointments to help faculty and staff get started with this powerful tool. Great for Moodle, video tutorials, and other online uses.

Watch this 4 minute video (creating using Camtasia, naturally) for a little more information:

https://youtu.be/1RErkwMiZUo

Location: HL 221
Date/Time: Varies, scheduling one-on-one appointments

Publish Your Own Textbook – Or Anything Else (in print and ebook)

In this era of “disintermediated” media, anyone can bypass the traditional gatekeepers and reach a potential worldwide audience in print, ebook, and many other formats. Does this mean you should? Not necessarily, but if you have a project you think is a good fit for this route, the Library Publishing & Preservation Services group recently formed within the library is available to help — and we’re offering to do the bulk of the production work for you so long as your project is deemed appropriate for university involvement. If it’s in some way related to your academic work, there’s a good bet it is!  Drop me a line at carters@wou.edu to schedule a time to discuss the possibilities.

More information about Library Publishing and Preservation Services can be found at http://www.wou.edu/library/lpp.

Location: Your office or the Digital Media Center (HL 219)
Date/Time: Varies

Digital Media Center – Spring 2018 Tutoring Hours

Digital Media Center (HL 219)

Spring 2018 Tutoring Hours:

  • Monday: 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday:  9 am – 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Thursday:  9 am – 1:00 pm

Need pointers on creating a digital movie? Tips on designing a website with WordPress? Help narrating a screen capture with Camtasia?

The Digital Media Center in Hamersly Library (HL 219) is here to help! We’re open to all students, faculty and staff. Although you may stop by the DMC whenever the library is open to use the equipment (and help is often available at other times), visit HL 219 during dedicated tutoring hours to guarantee that a Student Technology Assistant is present to answer your questions.

A more detailed list of resources and services can be found at http://www.wou.edu/dmc.

WOU Faculty: What can the DMC do for you?

WOU Faculty: What can the DMC do for you?

The Digital Media Center (HL 219) is a support lab located within the Hamersly Library aimed at helping WOU’s students, faculty, and staff create their own digital media. Have you taken advantage of some of the ways the DMC can help you?

Here are just a few:

Converting/Digitizing/Duplicating Material

Need to convert an old VHS to DVD or a digital video for Moodle? How about scanning a text document and using OCR to create a Word file? Or perhaps you have an image too large for a conventional scanner and need to use our large format scanner in HL 222? Whatever your digitization needs, we have lots of specialized equipment on hand. Plus as long as your material is related to your teaching or research, we’re glad to do the work for you.

Turn Narrated PowerPoints into Videos using Camtasia in HL 221

Join some of your colleagues who’ve turned their PowerPoint lectures into dynamic narrated videos for use in Moodle or elsewhere. We’ll teach you how to use Camtasia, a program for creating video tutorials and presentations directly via screencast — meaning whatever you put on your screen (PowerPoints or anything else) you can easily record and turn into a video. You can also schedule HL 221 and use the program and the high quality microphones anytime the library is open. Here’s a brief video we created explaining more.

Create Video Lectures in HL 222

The DMC has a small “DIY” video production room with new and improved backdrops and several different cameras for recording lectures, interviews, or other things, as well as a variety of video editing software on both a PC and a Mac. We can teach you how to use the equipment or work with you from start to finish, whatever you prefer.

Website & Publishing Services

Self-publishing ebooks and print-on-demand, uploading videos to YouTube, recording music and uploading songs directly to iTunes—for today’s creator, the options are nearly unlimited. The Digital Media Center provides individual (non-departmental) website support and instruction (WordPress, Dreamweaver, etc.) as well as help with all manner of independent publishing.  Are you thinking about publishing your academic research, creative work, teaching material, or other projects without the use of a traditional publisher, perhaps released on your own website, the library’s Digital Commons, or even via traditional retailers (Amazon, B&N, etc)?  Drop me a line to schedule a consultation to see how we might help.

Learn with Lynda.com

Lynda.com, an online education resource available to WOU faculty and staff, offers thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills. Make arrangements with the DMC for short-term use of Lynda.com that must be done within the DMC, usually by booking one of the two digital production rooms (HL 221 or HL 222). DMC staff can log you into Lynda.com, giving you access to the entire training library for your session, as well as help you locate appropriate courses.

For a complete list of services for faculty, visit http://www.wou.edu/library/dmc/faculty-staff-services/.

Have something else in mind? Drop me a line! We’re here to help.

Digital Media Center – Tutoring Hours (Winter 2018)

Digital Media Center (HL 219)
Tutoring Hours – Winter 2018

Need pointers on creating a digital movie? Tips on designing a website with WordPress? Help narrating a screen capture with Camtasia?The Digital Media Center in Hamersly Library (HL 219) is here to help! We’re open to all students, faculty and staff. Although you may stop by the DMC whenever the library is open to use the equipment on your own, and help is often available at other times, visit HL 219 during dedicated tutoring hours to guarantee that a Student Technology Assistant is present to answer your questions.

Winter 2018 Tutoring Hours:

Monday: 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday: 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday:  12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday:  9 am – 12:30 pm

A more detailed list of resources and services can be found at http://www.wou.edu/dmc.

Digital Media Center – Faculty/Staff Workshops, Winter 2018

Ready for Winter term? Consider attending one of these one-hour sessions as a way to jump start your year. If interested, please drop me a line to reserve a spot.

____

WordPress: Faculty/Staff Website Work Session

Does your personal website need some updating? In this one hour open lab session, participants can work on their existing personal websites while help is on hand to answer questions and provide guidance.  If you have been meaning to update your website, use this hour as an excuse to finally sit down and do the work. Note: An existing WordPress site is required. If you would like a site created for you, or a one-on-one training session to help you get started, please drop me an email at carters@wou.edu.

Location: HL 108
Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Collaborating with Google Drive/Docs

Using Google Drive’s powerful online suite of tools, learn how to collaborate with your colleagues with Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Slides.  Sharing, commenting, editing, exporting — we’ll cover all this and more in this informative, one-hour workshop. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to spend an hour filling in some of the holes in your Google Drive knowledge, this workshop is for you.

Location: HL 108
Date: Wednesday, February 7
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Camtasia: Individual Training Sessions

Are your online presentations a little bland? Maybe it’s time you started using Camtasia, a program for creating video tutorials and presentations directly via screencast — meaning whatever you put on your screen (PowerPoints or anything else) you can easily record and turn into a video. Camtasia is located in HL 221, one of the DMC’s bookable digital production rooms, and I’m scheduling one-on-one appointments to help faculty and staff get started with this powerful tool. Great for Moodle, video tutorials, and other online uses.

Watch this 4 minute video (creating using Camtasia, naturally) for a little more information:

https://youtu.be/1RErkwMiZUo

Location: HL 221
Date/Time: Varies