2014 Training Opportunities

The Office of Information Technology and Division of Outreach and Continuing Education provide workshops on important technology topics in a variety of areas to improve the skills of our faculty and staff. Because seating is limited, please register early to secure a spot.

Requests for specialized training sessions are considered when the requested course content is not available through our current instructor-led workshops. To submit a workshop request for consideration, send email to ittraining@olemiss.edu including the workshop topic and potential number of attendees.

IT Training

DateCourse
09/29 TracDat Training: To teach users how to input their assessment reports to TracDat.
1:00 - 2:15, Library 106E, KAREN KATE KELLUM
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09/29 University Assessment Committee Training: TracDat training for University Assessment Committee members
3:00 - 4:30, Library 106E, KAREN KATE KELLUM
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09/30 University Assessment Committee Training: TracDat training for University Assessment Committee members
1:00 - 2:30, Weir 104, KAREN KATE KELLUM
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09/30 TracDat Training: To teach users how to input their assessment reports to TracDat.
3:30 - 4:45, Weir 104, KAREN KATE KELLUM
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FTDC

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09/08 All About the iPad: Whether you have an iPad or are thinking about purchasing one soon, this workshop is for you. Learn about the iPad features, see recommended apps, tour Blackboard with Blackboard Mobile Learn on the iPad, and more.
9:00 - 10:00, Weir 104, PENNY A RICE
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09/08 Introduction to Blackboard: Learn the basics of Blackboard to get started building your course as well as receive an overview of the features.
10:00 - 11:30, Weir 107, AMELIA ANNETTE ROBBINS
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09/08 Preview myOleMiss 2.0: After six long years, the myOleMiss portal is finally getting a facelift with better layout and easier navigation. This brief session will take you on a tour of the new design and show you how to take advantage of all its features. You'll be ready when the new portal is launched later this month.
12:30 - 1:00, Weir 107, ROBBY SEITZ
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09/08 Preview myOleMiss 2.0: After six long years, the myOleMiss portal is finally getting a facelift with better layout and easier navigation. This brief session will take you on a tour of the new design and show you how to take advantage of all its features. You'll be ready when the new portal is launched later this month.
1:00 - 1:30, Weir 107, ROBBY SEITZ
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09/08 Using Blackboard to Create SafeAssignments to Detect Plagiarism: Participants in this workshop will learn to create and manage Assignments and SafeAssignments in Blackboard to allow students to submit papers/essays electronically. Any paper submitted as a SafeAssignment will automatically be checked for plagiarism, and a detailed plagiarism report will be returned to the instructor.
2:00 - 3:00, Weir 107, PENNY A RICE
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09/08 Adobe Connect: Learn the basics of Adobe Connect and see how it can be used for conducting distance learning and online courses and meetings.
3:00 - 4:00, Weir 107, WHITNEY FAYE WALTER
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09/09 Turning Technologies Beginning Clicker Training - PC: This session is for PC users who are just beginning to use Turning Technologies Clickers in the classroom or those who want a refresher course on the basics of the TurningPoint software. It is hands-on; you will walk away with the ability to use the software and clickers correctly and confidently in class. Topics will include:
*Pedagogy-What are Clickers and what can they do for me.
*Polling-Creating and running clicker presentation.
*Installation-Where to get the software/system.
*Integration-How to upload data into Blackboard.
Presented by Stephen Sheely, Turning Technologies.
9:00 - 10:00, Weir 107, PENNY A RICE
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09/09 Turning Technologies Advanced Clicker Training - PC: This is a session for those who have been using TurningPoint for Windows in the classroom. It is hands-on; you will walk away with the ability to use additional features and options in class.
Learning Goals: Questions on the basics of the system (creating and running presentations, looking at results); Review of Blackboard Integration (student registration, instructor downloading participant list, updating participant lists, managing and uploading grades); Additional question types (multiple response and choose all that apply questions, fill in the blank, numeric and essay questions, priority ranking slides); Comparing and analyzing data (comparative links, session management, advanced reporting); Incorporating Learning Theories into presentations (TurningPoint components and features to add). Presented by Stephen Sheely, Turning Technologies.
10:00 - 11:00, Weir 107, PENNY A RICE
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09/09 Introduction to Classroom Response Systems (Clickers): This session will provide an overview and demo of Classroom Response Systems (clickers) provided by Turning Technologies.
11:00 - 12:00, Weir 107, PENNY A RICE
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09/09 Turning Technologies Beginning Clicker Training - MAC: This session is for MAC users who are just beginning to use Turning Technologies Clickers in the classroom or those who want a refresher course on the basics of the TurningPoint software. It is hands-on; you will walk away with the ability to use the software and clickers correctly and confidently in class. Topics will include:
*Pedagogy-What are Clickers and what can they do for me.
*Polling-Creating and running clicker presentation.
*Installation-Where to get the software/system.
*Integration-How to upload data into Blackboard.
Presented by Stephen Sheely, Turning Technologies.
1:00 - 2:00, Weir 104, PENNY A RICE
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09/09 Turning Technologies Advanced Clicker Training - MAC: This is a session for those who have been using TurningPoint for MAC in the classroom. It is hands-on; you will walk away with the ability to use additional features and options in class.
Learning Goals: Questions on the basics of the system (creating and running presentations, looking at results); Review of Blackboard Integration (student registration, instructor downloading participant list, updating participant lists, managing and uploading grades); Additional question types (multiple response and choose all that apply questions, fill in the blank, numeric and essay questions, priority ranking slides); Comparing and analyzing data (comparative links, session management, advanced reporting); Incorporating Learning Theories into presentations (TurningPoint components and features to add). Presented by Stephen Sheely, Turning Technologies.
2:00 - 3:00, Weir 104, PENNY A RICE
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09/09 Using Rubrics in Blackboard: This workshop introduces the Rubrics feature in Blackboard, which can be used to objectively evaluate and grade student work through Blackboard, as well as provide concrete grading criteria to students.
3:00 - 3:30, Weir 107, AMELIA ANNETTE ROBBINS
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09/10 Automated Attendance Training : This seminar will introduce instructors to the automated attendance system. It will include information on how to configure your class and use the interfaces for viewing and updating attendance records. Instructors who are teaching in a room with attendance scanners for the first time are encouraged to attend.
9:00 - 10:00, Weir 104, PENNY A RICE
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09/10 PowerPoint: In this session, participants will learn to create custom backgrounds and slide layouts, insert movie and sound files, create custom animations, and more.
10:00 - 11:00, Weir 107, TERESA MCCARVER
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09/10 Blackboard Tests, Assessments, and Surveys: Instructors will learn how to create online tests and surveys using the Test Manager and Pool Manager features in Blackboard. Scheduling, exceptions, and feedback features for test deployment will be highlighted. Tips for successful test deployment will also be given.
1:00 - 2:00, Weir 107, AMELIA ANNETTE ROBBINS
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09/10 Security Awareness: This seminar is for employees who deal with sensitive information such as grades, financial aid, payroll, and other personal student or employee data, including social security numbers. The session will describe the ways in which sensitive information can be compromised and what you can do to protect your computer and related devices. Note: Security training is required every two years for all SAP GUI users.
1:30 - 3:00, Weir 104, DAVID R DREWREY
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09/10 Using Multimedia Classrooms: Learn how to use the multimedia equipment located in various classrooms across campus.
3:00 - 4:00, Weir 107, KRISTOPHER JERMEL KELLER
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09/11 Photoshop: In this session, participants will learn the basics of editing images in Adobe Photoshop. Topics to be covered include: basic image manipulation,changing the size and resolution of an image, cropping and rotating an image, applying color correction, using filters such as blur and sharpen, cleaning up old photographs, selection techniques, and using layers.
9:30 - 11:00, Weir 107, PENNY A RICE
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09/11 From Your Lectures to the Cloud: Learn how to use Microsoft OneNote and a tablet PC equipped with a stylus for handwriting (Surface Pro, specifically) along with Camtasia software to record your lectures and put them on the web for your students to easily view outside of the classroom. These technologies can easily be used to "flip" the classroom.
11:00 - 12:00, Weir 107, WINN E HUTCHCRAFT
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09/11 Blackboard Blogs, Wikis, and Journals: When used together, blog, wiki, and journal tools allow students to collaborate, share information with their classmates, and post private information seen only by the instructor. Learn more about each tool and how you can integrate them into your Blackboard course.
1:00 - 1:30, Weir 107, AMELIA ANNETTE ROBBINS
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09/11 UM Box and Vault: This training session will introduce UM Box for cloud storage and collaboration. Attendees will learn how to log in to Box, navigate the Box web site and share folders and files. The BoxEdit and BoxSync applications will also be covered. Participants will also learn how to obtain additional email storage using Vault.
2:00 - 2:30, Weir 107, TERESA MCCARVER
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09/11 Using Video Everywhere in Blackboard: Video Everywhere is a new feature in Blackboard that allows instructors and students to record short YouTube videos on the fly using a webcam and seamlessly embed the video into course materials, interactions, and feedback. This session will cover the basics of using Video Everywhere to embed videos within Blackboard.
2:30 - 3:00, Weir 104, PENNY A RICE
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09/12 Digital Office Hours: This workshop will discuss a variety of ways to use technology to connect virtually with your students.
9:00 - 10:00, Weir 107, ANNE M KLINGEN
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09/12 Inline Grading for Assignments in Blackboard: Inline Grading is a new feature in Blackboard which allows instructors to view, comment on, and grade student-submitted files "inline", meaning in the web browser, without having to leave the Blackboard interface. Annotation tools are available as part of the inline viewer, enabling instructors to provide feedback via comments, highlights, and even drawing/annotation directly onto the inline document view. All instructor comments/markup is then available to the student via Blackboard. Attend this session to learn more about Inline Grading.
10:00 - 10:30, Weir 107, PENNY A RICE
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09/12 Using the Blackboard Retention Center: Get early insight into student performance using the Blackboard Retention Center. Participants will learn to use the Retention Center to monitor student progress and to set specific course rules to track items that are good indicators of risk.
10:30 - 11:00, Weir 107, PENNY A RICE
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09/12 Self and Peer Assessment in Blackboard: The Self and Peer Assessment tool in Blackboard allows instructors to create exercises composed of one or more questions, each with one or more criteria (i.e., a rubric). Students complete the questions and use the criteria to evaluate their answers and those of their peers. Participants will learn to develop and deploy exercises that use the Self & Peer Assessment tool.
11:00 - 12:00, Weir 107, AMELIA ANNETTE ROBBINS
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09/12 Adobe Acrobat: This seminar will cover the basics of using Adobe Acrobat to create PDF files that can be distributed across platforms without altering fonts or graphics. Participants will also learn to add form fields to PDF files. This is a beginning basic level seminar.
1:00 - 2:00, Weir 107, JOHNNY L PRICE
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09/12 Adobe Illustrator: Beginner course: Learn the basic features of Illustrator and gain some insight into the types of projects for which it can be used.
2:00 - 3:30, Weir 107, KELSEY BRYN HARDY
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