Information Technology Services (ITS) is offering a new workshop with recent hires in mind called “ITS & You: Technology Services Overview.” We’ll introduce services and resources provided by ITS to all Middlebury College employees, including: email, file storage, account security, online learning, and how to obtain computing help. The workshop format will be a presentation with questions entertained along the way, followed by an optional half hour for hands-on assistance with specific questions.
Visit http://go/techworkshops/ to view the schedule and sign up using our online form. Although geared toward new or recent hires, everyone is welcome to attend – you might surprise yourself with an “aha” moment or two.
“The Colorado State Library (CSL) is continuing to build out its Library Creation & Learning Centers website, a free online resource where libraries throughout the state and beyond can access interactive technology and customer service training modules for staff, Maker space programming ideas, curated links to digital creation software, and more.”
“Using Articulate Storyline authoring tools, Faccioli also created a new series of interactive online training modules that communicate several key concepts from the in-person workshops, including how to conduct a technology reference interview; how to assess staff proficiency with technology; how to create resources to help with common questions; how to use effective one-on-one technology training techniques; how to deal with challenging patron situations in a positive way; how to tailor training techniques to the needs of adults; and how to design technology training classes for groups.”
Includes a Technology Proficiency Checklist for the really basics skills and instructional materials that would be helpful if ITS ever offers a basic computing class for staff.
Visit http://go/techworkshops to view upcoming technology workshop offerings and sign up for topics of interest. You’ll find Drupal introductions that cover basic web site maintenance skills and work sessions where you can get help with specific questions about how to improve your departmental web site.
Do you need to learn how to edit your department’s website? Would you like to know how to add sub pages, pictures and sidebars? Our intro class will give you what you need to get started. We’ll cover the basics of Drupal so you’ll be able to add links, pictures, and a host of other cool things to your site right away.
For you more advanced users who may be tackling needs beyond the basics (such as converting your forms), join us for a work session or two. We’ll help you get the job done and you’ll leave with the “know how.”
Visit go/techworkshops/ to view the updated tech workshop schedule and sign up for the classes that fit your needs.
Topic: My Very First MOOC. Led by Steve Bertolino. Who’s Invited: All liaisons and anyone who might be interested Who’s “Required”: Primary liaisons, please try to attend if you can. Sorry in advance for any conflicts. Where and when: Wednesday, October 8, 10-11 am. LIB145. Description: Steve took a 12-week MOOC and survived! Come for an overview of what the course was like. We’ll have a discussion exploring the pros and cons of the MOOC style of online learning.
*** “Liaison Discussion Section” meetings address research and/or technology topics of interest to liaisons. They can be conversations, or presentations, or both. Anyone is welcome to attend.