Google Docs? Self-Publishing? WordPress? There are some great one-hour workshops coming up in March for faculty and staff. If interested, please drop me a line to reserve a spot. If you can’t attend these sessions, I’m also happy to set up a time to work with you one-on-one.
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 discover how to work collaboratively (commenting, editing) with these powerful tools.
Location: HL 108
Date: Thursday, March 3
Ebooks, Print-on-Demand, and Digital Audiobooks: A Lunch Hour Primer on Independent Publishing for Faculty and Staff
Not long ago, self-publishing was primarily the domain of scam artists and vanity presses, but no more. For many writers — and indeed, for many musicians, artists, and creators of all kinds of content — it’s not only a billion dollar industry, it’s become a viable, and in many cases a preferred method for making work available to an audience. How do you create an ebook? What is print-on-demand (POD)? When is it better to go with a traditional publisher, and what are the tradeoffs? Whether you want to publish a textbook for your students, your grandmother’s memoir for a handful of friends and family, or a novel for a worldwide audience, bring your lunch and learn the answers to these questions and more.
Location: HL 107
Date: Monday, March 7
WordPress Level I: Creating a Personal Website
In this one-hour workshop, participants will learn how to customize a personal 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. Though the emphasis is on using the WOU-themed WordPress site hosted on our own servers, we will also discuss the pros and cons of using external web hosts. Note: A WordPress site is required. Please email me to create one for you ahead of time.
Location: HL 108
Date: Wednesday, March 9