Tag Archives: Learning


Envisioning Distance Collaboration

The Office of Digital Learning, the Digital Learning Commons, and the Academic Cyberinfrastructure Transformation Team (ACTT) will be hosting a community-initiated conversation about remote work and distance collaboration on November 11, 2016 at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT. The event will include synchronous collaboration across both campuses and with other remote attendees. For more information, visit the Office of Digital Learning blog, or save your seat for the conversation right away.

go/learning Reminders

Just a quick reminder that we have two upcoming go/learning workshops. Information and registration links are listed below.

Wednesday May 1, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Email Writing Secrets

Click here to sign up >> Register. Led by Linda Bland, Cahoots Writing Service

This interactive workshop offers suggestions and tricks for improving your writing and management of e-mails.  The class focuses on how e-mail writing differs from other writing.  Learn the latest recommendations for when to use e-mail.  Identify ways to avoid misinterpretation of your e-mails.  Acquire suggestions to adjust your e-mail writing for better results.  Outcomes:  Learn to use e-mail so it doesn’t dominate your day—and you get the answers you seek. Read more>>

Wednesday May 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Organizing Basics

Click here to sign up >> Register.  Led by: Porter Knight. Includes bound note-taking guides for all participants to use as a lasting resource.

The hours in a day are finite yet the demands on your time seem limitless.  How can you effectively get your work done when you’re pulled in so many different directions?  This workshop will put you back in charge of your day so you can focus on what’s important. 

*Though there is some new material, this workshop includes most of the core components that Porter Knight has presented in past years and in other formats, including:  RRRIPP through paper, RRRIDD yourself of email, TrueTime Planning. Read more>>

Workshop Offering: Setting SMART Goals, May 16

go/learning is a workshop series focused on improving skills and effectiveness for all employees. Many of the topics offered will be adapted from the Manager Training completed between January and March 2012, such as our first offering:

“Setting SMART Goals”

May 16, 9-10:30 a.m.

Location: Axinn 100

You will learn:

  • What makes up a SMART goal
  • The advantages of SMART goals
  • How to write SMART Goals
  • How to apply them to:
    • Work results
    • Personal development

Ways to register:

  1. click this link: go/learning
  2. Or click this link: Middlebury College for the college website and type in go/learning in the top bar
  3. Although registration on the go/learning Web page is preferred, you may also register by calling Human Resources at 443-5465.  Please leave a message with a way to contact you

About the workshops: The workshops are open to all employees.  The same topic will offered two times over two months*

For your planning purposes, the workshops will typically be held on:

  • 2nd Wednesday from 2-3:30 p.m., or
  • 3rd Wednesday from 9-10:30 a.m.

* For May we will offer a repeat of the same session in the same month.

Please note: Managers are encouraged to support staff attendance. Staff members are encouraged to seek managerial support in advance so work distribution can be adjusted and planned.

Introduction to Drupal Workshop Offered June 16

In response to a number of requests, we are offering an “Introduction to Drupal” workshop on Thursday, June 16 from 1-2:30 p.m. Now is your chance to learn the basics of managing a department website — from creating pages to building and maintaining text-based content.  This session will also cover how to embed images, as well as audio and video files.

To sign up for this workshop (or inquire about other learning opportunities) please send email to:  helpdesk@middlebury.edu.

As always, you’ll find the current Library and Information Services (LIS) workshop schedule by typing go/lisworkshops in your web browser’s address field.

Cynthia Slater
Education & Training Team Leader
Library & Information Services (LIS)
Davis Family Library, Rm 125

LIS Drupal Workshops – May 2011

To sign up for workshops of interest (or suggest topics) please send email to:  helpdesk@middlebury.edu.

Day Date Course Instructor Time
Mon 5/23 Introduction to Drupal Molberger 9:00 – 10:30 am
Mon 5/23 Drupal Review Molberger 11:00 am – Noon
Tue 5/24 Introduction to Drupal Molberger 9:00 – 10:30 am
Tue 5/24 Drupal Review Molberger 11:00 am – Noon
Wed 5/25 Drupal Site Work Session Molberger 9:00 am – Noon

The current workshop schedule with course descriptions is available by typing go/lisworkshops in your web browser’s address field.

Cynthia Slater
Education & Training Team Leader
Library & Information Services (LIS)
Davis Family Library, Rm 125

For Students, Staff & Faculty: Lynda Online Learning Trial Ends March 30

Don’t miss the chance to try out this highly-acclaimed web-based instruction, courtesy of the LIS education and training team.  Learn new software and device skills easily and enjoyably by watching 2-3 minute videos or opt to work through entire courses.  Choose from video segments covering such varied topics as:  desktop publishing, computer literacy, video editing, personal finance and protecting your privacy online.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Be sure you are using a computer connected to the college’s network.
  2. Type go/trylynda in your web browser’s address field.
  3. Create a personal profile as directed in the right-hand panel to set up a username and password to use during our free trial.  (Important note:  You cannot simply log in with your Middlebury credentials.)  On future visits to the site enter the username and password you created in the left-hand panel to log in; your course history and bookmarking will be retained.
  4. Using any of the four drop-down menus, the “search” feature, or the list of course titles, select a tutorial or course of interest.
  5. Click on any video segment and the tutorial should start in a popup window.
  6. Watch, learn and enjoy – and jot down your reactions to share with the LIS Education and Training Team.  We are eager to hear about your experience.

Thank you for your help evaluating this exciting product.

Cynthia “Pij” Slater
Education and Training Team Leader