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Technology Trainings

Technology workshops are sponsored by the Provost's Advisory Committee on Women's Issues (PACWI) and the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). Each session is open to all USC faculty, staff and students. Workshops are limited to 25 participants and registration is free. For more information, contact Gloria Washington at



Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Instructor: Susan Quinn
Location: Thomas Cooper Library, Multimedia Classroom, Level 3 (room 304)

Blackboard – In and Out of the Classroom
Blackboard is a tool instructors use for making announcements, sharing course materials, facilitating communication with and between students, and administering tests and surveys. Many of the same features that instructors use in their course sites can also be used in organization sites created for other purposes. Examples of less traditional Blackboard sites include a site for people enrolled in a campus organization, a committee site for members of a department committee, or a professional development site that provides training information (and the evaluation, if you'd like) of individuals who participate in the training. Organization sites do not have to be specific to a certain semester, and participants can be added and deleted over time. Come see a demonstration of Blackboard features that can be used in a variety of ways. Join the discussion about how you can use Blackboard in and out of the classroom.

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Date: Friday, October 30, 2015
Time: 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Instructor: Lydia Frass
Location: Thomas Cooper Library, Multimedia Classroom, Level 1

Connecting with Adobe Connect
Do you use Adobe Connect for live webinars or class sessions?  In this training, you’ll learn how to use Adobe Connect’s tools to modify layouts and create interactive pods, such as chat and polling pods, to enhance your participants’ experiences, increase interactivity, and to increase your delivery effectiveness.  We’ll first discuss tips for planning your Adobe Connect sessions to maximize your time and interactions.  If you don’t have an Adobe Connect account, you can request one from University Technology Services (UTS) in advance of this session.

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Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Instructor: Grant N. Jackson
Location: Thomas Cooper Library, Multimedia Classroom, Level 1

Using Multimedia in PowerPoint
Do you want to add images, audio and video to your PowerPoint presentations but don't know where to start? This one-hour session will cover how to create the optimal file types and successfully insert them into PowerPoint. Workshop participants are encouraged to bring along their own PowerPoint slides and multimedia assets.

Instructor Grant Jackson is a designer and multimedia producer in the Arnold School of Public Health. He has also worked as a producer for National Public Radio (NPR) and a museum educator at the Columbia Museum of Art.

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Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Instructor: Aisha Haynes
Location: Thomas Cooper Library, Multimedia Classroom, Level 1

Create a Professional Online Presence:
How to Use Google Sites to Design Online Resumes, CVs or ePortfolios
Do you have a resume, CV or portfolio that you would like to digitize?  Within this hands-on session, you will learn how to transform your resume, CV, or electronic portfolio into a website using Google Sites.  With an online presence, you can easily share your professional accomplishments, artifacts, awards, community service affiliations and vision with individuals near and far.

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