ITU Offers Free Workshops during Summer

Posted: June 15, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In summertime, when the workload is lighter for some members of the university faculty and staff, the Information Technology Unit (ITU) offers a wide range of free workshops for improving technology skills and adding new ones. Of special interest may be DoIT’s Instructional Resource Center (IRC) workshops that emphasize teaching with technology.

Also, certificates of completion and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are not just for BYTE Week, but can be earned in any of four tracks this summer. The ITU Training Council has set up tracks for planning and creating a web site; teaching with online tools; Microsoft Office XP fundamentals; and graphic creation, manipulation, and animation.

The IRC workshops—which last from an hour to a half day—are available in the following categories this summer:

  • Microsoft Office applications

  • Windows XP computer security—dealing with viruses and worms

  • Corporate Time (calendaring)

  • Web site authoring using Macromedia Dreamweaver, Netscape Composer, style sheets, and templates

  • Creating and editing graphics using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Photoshop Elements

  • Page layout and design using Adobe InDesign

  • Web animation using Flash

  • Building your web site to meet accessibility requirements

  • Teaching with PowerPoint, course management tools (WebCT and TownHall), and emerging teaching technologies

The one-hour workshop topics include text and graphics scanning, creating web-ready portable documents files (pdf), creating a web image gallery using Photoshop, and optimizing graphic files for the web.

To view a list of workshops and to register, click here and choose Search. For more information, call the IRC at 703-993-3141.

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