November 2018 Workshops

Please join us this November for training and workshops on Office 365, Open Education Resources, Canvas, Email security and Kaltura.

Tuesday, November 6, Noon – 1:00 PM: Help! I need to create a Meeting (with more than one attendee) – Do you need to make meeting appointments with others on campus or throughout the University?  Easily create meetings with anyone at Penn State without conflicts by using built-in Office 365 Outlook tools.  Come to this session for hands-on practice creating and scheduling meetings with individuals and groups.  (D213A)

Wednesday, November 7, 12:05 – 1:05 PM:  Open Education Resources at Penn State – In support of access and affordability, Penn State has launched several efforts to improve access to free or low-cost course materials for students. Learn about some of the materials developed, support for adoption, as well as funding opportunities to develop your own materials.  (D213A)

Wednesday, November 14, 12:05 – 1:05 PM:  Canvas: Communicate and Discuss – Part 4 of our campus Canvas Badge program provides hands-on training with the communication tools included with Canvas.  Faculty will use Announcements, Conversations, Discussions and Chat to interact with their students. (D117A)

Thursday, November 15, Noon – 1:00 PM: Kaltura, Just what is it? – Kaltura is the University’s latest platform for sharing media files with students, faculty and staff.  It provides users with the ability to host personally produced or readily available web-based video in Canvas. Anyone can also create PC desktop videos with Kaltura Capture. Presentations, student assignments and quiz creation are all included with Kaltura. (D213A)

Tuesday, November 27, Noon – 1:00 PM: “Have you been Phished?”Recently, University Information Technology sent out test “phishing” messages to PSU email addresses to evaluate online security.  Can you tell a phony message from a real one?  Join us to discover the telltale signs of malevolent email messages and what to do if you receive one. (D10)

Thursday, November 29, Noon – 1:00 PM: Canvas: Transitioning Your Course to a New Semester – Hands-on workshop demonstrating the use of Canvas import/export course tools. Review essential and recommended tasks and suggested timelines. Enhance your existing strategies to manage and organize your courses in Canvas. (D213A)