Current Workshops


Fall 2013

Technology Enhancement Week - September 9-13, 2013
The Faculty Technology Development Center will host its annual Technology Enhancement Week, September 9-13, 2013. Workshops offered this week will include Blackboard, Adobe Photoshop, UM Box, Keynote, Faculty Test Scanning, Lecture Recording, Creating Podcasts, All About the iPad, e-Learning topics,and many more. These events are open to all faculty, staff, and graduate instructors on a first come, first served basis. To view the complete list of workshop dates, times, and descriptions and to register, see http://ittraining.olemiss.edu.

IT Quarterly Training Opportunities
Each quarter, IT and FTDC host workshops on a variety of topics. Workshop schedules, when available, will be posted at ittraining.olemiss.edu.

Previous Workshops

Spring 2013:

Clicker Training - 9-10:30am and 2:30-4pm, January 17, 2013
This is a session for those who want to start using the 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.


Fall 2012:

Technology Enhancement Week - September 10-14, 2012
The Faculty Technology Development Center will host its annual Technology Enhancement Week, September 10-14, 2012. Workshops offered this week will include Blackboard, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Keynote, Faculty Test Scanning, Outlook, Creating Podcasts, All About the iPad, e-Learning topics,and many more. These events are open to all faculty, staff, and graduate instructors on a first come, first served basis. To view the complete list of workshop dates, times, and descriptions and to register, see http://ittraining.olemiss.edu.

IT Training Opportunities
In an effort to provide technology training opportunities to the campus community, the Office of Information Technology provides workshops on many important technology topics, including: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, Blackboard, Faculty Activity Reports, and more. These computer workshops are offered quarterly. The workshop schedule is available at http://ittraining.olemiss.edu.

Spring 2012:

Accessibility: Reaching All Learners - 1:00 PM, April 12, 2012, Union Room 404
The FTDC in conjunction with Apple, Inc. will offer a tour of software and hardware accessibility features designed to accommodate students with disabilities. This session, delivered by Chris Dunbar, senior systems engineer with Apple Education, is entitled "Accessibility: Reaching all Learners" and will include:

  • A tour of software and hardware accessibility features designed to accommodate students with disabilities
  • A short history of Apple and Accessibility features
  • An overview of Mac features for differing abilities
  • VoiceOver (the spoken interface built in to every Mac and most Apple devices)
  • Braille support iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch-Same device for any type of student
  • Closed Caption topics
  • Video chat for sign language (iChat and FaceTime)
  • Content and apps for special education resources and profiles
  • Demonstration of accessibility features, including new features of iOS 5 and Mac OSX Lion Q&A

The Target Audience is those that are responsible for ADA compliance as well as any educators that are interested in learning how to reach all learners.

Beyond Textbooks: Creating Textbooks, Distributing Via iTunes U, and Accessing in iBooks - 10:30 AM, February 28, 2012, Union Room 404
Apple announced iBook Author, an iTunes U app, and iBooks 2 on January 19th. This workshop will provide a demonstration to explore usage of these new tools. See http://www.apple.com/education/ for an overview. Workshop is 1.5 hours in length. Presented by Andre Vlajk, Apple Inc.

Tips and Tricks on iPad - 1:00 PM, February 28, 2012, Union Room 404
This workshop will demonstrate some of the new features in iOS5 with a focus on the educational relevance. It is designed to show ways to more efficiently use your iPad. The seminar is designed to be sharing and interactive so bring a tip/workflow/app to share. The target audience is educational iPad users. Workshop is 1.5 hours in length. Presented by Chris Dunbar, Apple Inc.