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    3. Microsoft Office
    4. Adobe Products
    5. Other

 

Blackboard

TOPIC    
General Topics
DOC
VIDEO
  Getting Started In Blackboard (SP 15) New!  
video
  Logging In
PDF
 
  Browser Test
PDF
 
  Activate Your Students
PDF
 
  Adaptive Release
PDF
 
  Adding an Organization
PDF
 
  Adding Modules to the Home Page New!  
video
  Archiving a Course
PDF
 
  Clearing The Java Plug-In Cache
PDF
 
  Combine Your Courses
PDF
 
  Content Editor New Features!
PDF
video
  Control Panel
PDF
 
  Course Cartridges
PDF
 
  Course Environment
PDF
 
  Course Menu
PDF
 
  Export and Import a Package
PDF
video
  Global Navigation
PDF
video
  Managing the Course List
PDF
 
  Opening Microsoft Office Files
PDF
 
  Roster
PDF
 
  Themes & Structures
PDF
 
  Using Student Preview New Feature!
PDF
 
  Understanding Tabs
PDF
 
 
Collaborate
DOC
VIDEO
Please Visit Our Collaborate Page For Additional Training Material: Collaborate Page
  Bb Collaborate Features  
Flash
  Bb Collaborate Orientation for Participants  
Flash
  Bb Collaborate Overview for Moderators: A Collaborate Recording  
Flash
  Accessing a Session from an Email Link
PDF
 
  Audio/ Video Set Up
PDF
 
  Collaborate Will Not Load/ Java Errors
PDF
 
  Preparing for a Session - Moderators
PDF
 
  Preparing for a Session - Participants
PDF
 
     
Content
DOC
VIDEO
  Add a Course Link
PDF
 
  Add Information
PDF
 
  Add Media
PDF
 
  Add a WebLink
PDF
 
  Adjust Dates in a Copied Course New Feature!  
video
  Attaching Files from Course Files to Items    
  Content Editor New Features!
PDF
video
  Create a Blank Page
PDF
video
  Create a Glossary
PDF
 
  Organize Content
PDF
 
  Set Content to Open in a New Window
PDF
 
  Set the Entry Page for Your Course
video

Upload a Syllabus
PDF
 
  Copy Your Course Content into a New Course
PDF
 
  Flickr Photo Mashup
PDF
 
  Save Word File as A PDF
PDF
 
  Slideshare Presentation Mashup
PDF
 
  YouTube Video Mashup
PDF
 
     
Communication Tools
DOC
VIDEO
  Announcements
PDF
video
  Blogs and Journals
PDF
video
  Calendar
PDF
video
  Groups
PDF
video
  Discussion Boards
PDF
video
  Discussion Boards with Rubrics
PDF
 
  Discussion Forum Settings  
video
  Using Voice Authoring in a Discussion Post
PDF
 
  My Messages Module
PDF
 
  Sending Email
PDF
video
  Sending Messages
PDF
video
  Creating a Wiki
PDF
video
     
Assignments All New!
DOC
VIDEO
  Create a New Assignment New Features!
PDF
 
  Download an Assignment New!
PDF
 
  Grade an Assignment Using Inline Grading New Feature!
PDF
 
  Creating a Turnitin Assignment
PDF
 
  Using GradeMark within Turnitin
PDF
 
     
Tests All New!
DOC
VIDEO
  Create a Test New Features!
PDF
video

Adding Graphics
PDF
 
  The Access Log New Feature!
PDF
 
  Creating a Test Question  
video
  Creating a Fill in Mulitiple Blanks Question  
video
  Delete Test Attempt
PDF
 
  Exporting/Importing Tests
PDF
video
  Grade a Test
PDF
 
  Pools vs. Tests
PDF
video
  Setting Options New Features!  
video
  Setting Adaptive Release
PDF
 
  Tests for Student Accommodation
PDF
 
  Respondus Lockdown Browser
PDF
 
  Respondus Quiz Builder - Installing and Opening
PDF
 
  Respondus Quiz Builder - Adding a Server
PDF
 
  Respondus Quiz Builder - Importing Questions from Document
PDF
 
  Respondus Quiz Builder - Retrieving Questions form Blackboard
PDF
 
  Setting Up Respondus Monitor
PDF
 
     
Grade Center All New!
DOC
VIDEO
  Create a Calculated Column
PDF
 
  Create Reports
PDF
 
  Creating a Rubric
PDF
video
  Customizing the View  
video
  Email Students From Grade Center
PDF
 
  Enter Grades
PDF
 
  Export Grades to Spreadsheet
PDF
video
  Filter Student in a Combined Course
PDF
 
  Grade History
PDF
 
  Grading Periods
PDF
 
  Grading Schemas
PDF
 
  Grading with a Rubric
PDF
video
  Icon Legend
PDF
 
  Importing Grades into e-Services
PDF
 
  Items Analysis  
video
  Navigate
PDF
 
  Organizing & Sorting Columns
PDF
 
  Retention Center  
video
  View Grade Details    
  Viewing the Last Access Column
PDF
 
  Smart Views  
video
  Uploading Grades From Excel
PDF
video
     
Publisher Content
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VIDEO
  Cengage Learning Mindlinks: Faculty Training (13 mins )  
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  McGraw-Hill Faculty Training (17 mins)  
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  McGraw-Hill: Pair Your Blackboard Course  
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  McGraw-Hill: Add Connect Assignments  
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  McGraw-Hill: Deploy Connect Assignments  
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  Get Started with Pearson's MyLab  
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  Pearson's MyLab: Adding Content  
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  Pearson's MyLab: Course Tools  
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  Pearson's MyLab: Transfer Grades  
Flash
  WileyPlus Faculty Training (22 mins)  
Flash
     
Blackboard Mobile
DOC
VIDEO
  Installation Instructions
PDF
 
  Best Practices
PDF
 
  Android Video New!  
Flash
     
Other Topics
DOC
VIDEO
  e-Portfolios - Activating Your Profile
PDF
 
  e-Portfolios - Creating Your Portfolio
PDF
 
  e-Portfolios - Editing Your Portfolio
PDF
 
  e-Portfolios - Publishing and Sharing Your Portfolio
PDF
 
  Softchalk - Installing New!
PDF
 
  Softchalk - Creating a Lesson New!
PDF
 
  Softchalk - Uploading a Lesson New!
PDF
 
  Videos Anywhere New!
PDF
 
     

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AdvisorTrac/ Early Alert (SAGE)

TOPIC
DOC
VIDEO
AdvisorTrac- SAGE Alert Referral – Faculty Instructions
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AdvisorTrac- SAGE Alert Referral – Advisor Instructions
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Microsoft Office

TOPIC
DOC
VIDEO
Excel Basics
PDF
 
Excel (Importing & Manipulating Data)
PDF
 
Excel Pivot Tables
PDF
Flash
Excel (Using Graphs)
PDF
 
Excel Templates
PDF
 
Excel Terminology
PDF
 
Excel (Version Compatibility)
PDF
 
Excel (What's New in Excel 2007)
PDF
 
Outlook: Creating Appointments
PDF
Flash
PowerPoint Basics
PDF
 
PowerPoint (Embedding a Presentation)
PDF
 
Visio (Formatting)
PDF
 
Visio (Flow Charts)
PDF
Flash
Visio (Organizational Charts)
PDF
 
Voting Buttons in Outlook
PDF
 
Expert Corner      
Word 2007 Short-Cuts
PDF
 
Excel: Protecting
PDF
 
Excel: Sorting/Filtering
PDF
 
Excel: Transposing Data
PDF
       

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Adobe Products

TOPIC
DOC
VIDEO
Acrobat Professional Basics
PDF
 
Acrobat Professional - Creating Forms
PDF
 
Contribute CS3
PDF
 
Photoshop: Photo Retouching
PDF
 
Photoshop: Design Names & Titles
PDF
 
Expert Corner      
Photoshop: Filters/Brushes
PDF
 
Photoshop: Graphic Editing
PDF
 
     

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Other

TOPIC
DOC
VID
WEB
Adding Trusted Sites in Your Browser
PDF
   
Cisco Unified Telephone System New!
PDF
  website
Content Manager (Web Upload Program)
PDF
   
Course Evaluation Reports: Faculty New!     website
Course Evaluation Reports: College/Department Administrators New!     website
Course Inventory Update Request Process
PDF
Flash website
Course Seat Availability Notification Report
PDF
   
Disabling Pop-Up Blockers
PDF
   
e-Services - Entering Grades Online
PDF
   
Go To Meeting - Record a Meeting
PDF
   
Go To Meeting - Set Up Remote Meeting
PDF
   
iClickers - Getting Started New!
PDF
Flash
website
iClickers & Blackboard New!
PDF
Flash
 
IT Services Handbook
PDF
   
McAfee Antivirus (Installation)
PDF
   
MTS Telephone Billing
PDF
   
NW Campus Wireless Connection
PDF
Flash
 
NW Campus Wireless Connection with VPN
PDF
   
Roster Certification New!
PDF
   
Remote Desktop Connection
PDF
   
SQL Developer
PDF
   
Smart Board - Quick Tour
PDF
   
Smart Panel (Sympodium)
PDF
   
Xpressions (UHD Telephone)    
Expert Corner        
e-Intelligence: Logging In  
Flash
e-Intelligence: Navigating  
Flash
Spam Digest
PDF
   

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Student Learning Materials

MyUHD (eservices)

TOPIC
DOC
VIDEO
Online Course Evaluation
PDF
 

Blackboard

Before Using Blackboard Be Sure to Run a Browser Test!

PDF Browser Test New!
The Browser Test tool performs a series of diagnostic tests to help users identify and/or resolve common configuration problems. The Browser Test module provides ample data for configuring your computer to work more efficiently with Blackboard. Please add the browser test module and test your browser before beginning course work in Blackboard.

     
TOPIC    
General Topics
DOC
VIDEO
  Logging In
PDF
 
  Browser Test
PDF
 
  Clearing The Java Plug-In Cache New!
PDF
 
  Editing Your Blackboard Profile
PDF
Flash
  Global Navigation New!  
Flash
     
Collaborate
DOC
VIDEO
Please Visit Our Collaborate Page For Additional Training Material: Collaborate Page
  Bb Collaborate Orientation for Participants  
Flash
  Bb Collaborate Overview for Moderators: A Collaborate Recording  
Flash
  Accessing a Session from an Email Link
PDF
 
  Audio/ Video Set Up
PDF
 
  Collaborate Will Not Load/ Java Errors
PDF
 
  Preparing for a Session - Moderators
PDF
 
  Preparing for a Session - Participants
PDF
 
     
Content
DOC
VIDEO
  Managing Your Course and Personal Tasks  
Flash
     
Communication Tools
DOC
VIDEO
  Creating a Blog Entry  
Flash
  Using Chat and Virtual Classrooms
PDF
 
  Using the Calendar  
Flash
  Announcements and Other Notifications
PDF
 
  Sending Email from Your Course  
Flash
  Using the Messages Tool
PDF
 
  Adding the My Messages Module
PDF
 
  Discussions - Creating a Discussion Board Post  
Flash
  Discussions - Creating a New Discussion Board Thread  
Flash
  Discussions - Replying to a Discussion Board Thread  
Flash
  Discussions - Organizing Discussion Board Posts  
Flash
  Discussions - Viewing Discussion Board Grades  
Flash
  Discussion - Using Voice Authoring New!
PDF
 
  Working in Groups  
Flash
  Creating and Editing a Wiki Page  
Flash
  Viewing My Contribution to a Wiki  
Flash
  Linking Wiki Pages  
Flash
     
Assignments
DOC
VIDEO
  Submitting an Assignment
PDF
Flash
  Confirm the Submission of an Assignment
PDF
 
  Checking Your Assignment for Plagiarism New!
PDF
 
  PeerMark Assignment
PDF
 
  Turnitin Assignment
PDF
 
  Turnitin: GradeMark
PDF
 
     
Tests
DOC
VIDEO
  Taking a Test
PDF
Flash
  Taking a Test with Respondus Monitor New!
PDF
 

Lockdown Browser New!
PDF
 
     
Grades
DOC
VIDEO
  Checking Your Grades  
Flash
     
Blackboard Mobile
DOC
VIDEO
  BbMobile: Installation Instructions New!
PDF
 
       
Other Tools
DOC
VIDEO
  e-Portfolios - Creating Your Portfolio
PDF
 
  e-Portfolios - Editing Your Portfolio
PDF
 
  e-Portfolios - Publishing and Sharing Your Portfolio
PDF
 
  iClickers Getting Started
PDF
Flash

 

 

Catalog

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Please note that not all classes are available to alumni.


Online Training using Skillport

Skillport

Interested in learning online? See what’s available through our new Skillport e-learning application. SkillSoft’s innovative Skillport e-learning platform enables deployment of Web-based learning resources to your PC, MAC or mobile device.

 
eSyllabus Information

HB2504 - eSyllabus and E-Curriculum Vitae

Uploading your e-Syllabus and e-Curriculum Vitae is easy! We facilitate sessions on how to upload your syllabus information to the web to help faculty members adhere to the recently passed House Bill 2504. The HB2504 webpage has video and print instructions.

 

Table of Contents

 
  1. Blackboard
  2. Internet Applications
  3. Microsoft Office
  4. Multimedia
  5. Photoshop
  6. Presentation Technology
  7. Skillport
  8. Using the Computer
  9. Web Development
  10. Other
 

 

Blackboard     back to top

Getting Started in Blackboard

This course must be completed by all Blackboard users.Participants will become familiar with the Blackboard interface while learning about new features in Blackboard and the available Blackboard tools.

 

Assignments

This course covers the Blackboard Assignment tool. Participants will learn how to create, review, and grade assignments as submitted by students online. Also shown is how to associate and use a Rubric in the grading process.

 

Communication Tools

This course will discuss different techniques for communicating with your students in Blackboard. We will discuss the difference between Mail and Messages, the Calendar Tool, and using Chat. We will also discuss the Notifications Dashboard and Announcements.

 

Collaborate NEW!

This course will cover the basic funtionality of Blackboard Collaborate, UHD's new Web Conferencing tool! Collaborate offers a live, virtual classroom environment with features that include audio, video, application sharing and content sharing. It facilitates a way for educators and students to interact as if they were meeting face-to-face. 

 

Discussion Boards, Blogs, Journals, and Wikis

The course will discuss some of the tools that promote interactivity among students inside of Blackboard. We will cover how to create and manage Discussions, Blogs, Journals, and Wikis.

 

Films on Demand (Library Database)

Films On Demand is a warehouse of educational videos.  These videos can be incorporated into your Blackboard course.

 

Grade Center

Come join us as we discuss different techniques for communicating with your students in Blackboard. We will discuss the difference between Mail and Messages, the Calendar Tool, and using Chat. We will also discuss the Notifications Dashboard and Announcements.

 

LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser prevents students from printing or copying assessments. In this session, you will learn how to convert or create exams with Respondus LockDown Browser, and see what students need to download in order to operate Respondus LockDown Browser.

 

Managing Course Content

Content collection, action links, adaptive release and creating folders. This session is designed for faculty members who want to learn how to optimize the organizational tools offered by Blackboard. In this class we will review uploading files using the Content Collection, as well as learn how to optimize the use of action links, adaptive release, and folders.

 

Managing Groups

Create and manage groups and sign-up sheets. Assign specific content to particular groups. Make tools such as File Exchange, Blogs, Journals, and others available to any group.

 

Mashups

Integrate rich media into your Blackboard course from YouTube, SlideShare, and Flickr. 

 

Mediasite

Mediasite is a lecture capture device.  The videos produced can be loaded into your Blackboard course.

 

Photoshop and Blackboard: Using Photoshop to Enhance Your Course

Imbue your Blackboard course with the power of Photoshop! The combined power of Blackboard and Photoshop will help you change the look and feel of your online course materials, adding pizzazz and capturing your students’ attention. In this class you will learn how to change the appearance of your course by creating a custom background, a custom header, and custom course icons using Photoshop.


Respondus Open Lab

Stop in for help using any of the Respondus products:

Studymate: Learn to create Studymate modules for web use (flash cards, crosswords, Jeopardy-like knowledge games, self-tests, etc.)

Respondus Test Builder: For individuals already familiar with Tests and test settings. Topics address using Respondus to create a test in Blackboard including starting and opening a file, adding questions and publishing a test to Blackboard. Bring exam files or Test Banks.

Respondus LockDown Browser: Respondus LockDown Browser prevents students from printing or copying assessments. In this session, you will learn how to convert or create exams with Respondus.

Respondus Monitor: COMING SOON!

Respondus Test Builder

This course is best suited for individuals already familiar with Tests and test settings. Topics address using Respondus to create and schedule tests in Blackboard including starting and opening a file, saving and closing a file, adding/editing a multiple choice question, adding an image, adding an audio file, adding/editing a question set, quiz availability settings, test security settings, test submission settings, and publishing a test to Blackboard.

 

Retention Center NEW!

This training covers one of the new tools for Service Pack - The Retention Center provides an easy way for you to discover which students in your course are at risk. Based on preconfigured rules and rules you create, students’ engagement and participation are visually displayed, quickly alerting you to potential risk. From the Retention Center, you can communicate with struggling students and help them take immediate action for improvement.

 

SoftChalk: Lesson Builder

Create interactive web pages for your Blackboard course with SoftChalk LessonBuilder. It's easy and quick to create professional looking pages. You do not need to know HTML code. Bring Lecture Notes or any other material you would like to put into HTML format for use in Blackboard.

 

Tests

This course will cover the Blackboard Tests tool. Participants will learn how to create tests, including quizzes/exams, self-tests, and surveys. Specific topics include question pools, adding questions, test settings and managing grades.

 

Turnitin and GradeMark

Concerned about plagiarism in your courses? Try Turnitin, an anti-plagiarism web-based tool which is available to faculty and students through Blackboard. This session will give you hands-on experience in submitting papers as an instructor to determine percentages of possible plagiarism. The tool can also be used by students to check their own paper before submitting. GradeMark gives instructors the ability to provide feedback to students by enabling editorial highlights, custom comments, and QuickMark editing marks directly on the student papers. The grades will automatically feed to the Grade Center.

 

Twitter

Students can receive instant updates from their teacher or vice versa. 

 

Wikis

Wikis enable active collaboration in documents by allowing users to create and revise a document using only a web browser. Educators can see the process and evolution of the work, as well as see each participant’s contributions and grade accordingly.

 

WOW Factor in Blackboard NEW!

In this course we will add a WOW factor to your Blackboard course.You will learn how to change the appearance of your course by adding buttons, changing course colors, and adding custom headers to capture your students’ attention.

 

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SurveyMonkey

Online surveys can easily be created using free tools on the Internet. Learn how to create them and gather data from them in this session.

 

Wikipedia & Wikis

An introduction to the concept of wikis, showcasing Wikipedia as an example of a mega-Wiki, including how to navigate, edit, etc.

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Transitioning to Office 2010

In order to make the transition to Office 2010 as smooth as possible, we provide introductory workshops and documentation on the new features of Office 2010, a comparison of Office 2010 versus Office 2007 features, as well as access to online resources about Office 2010.

 

Excel: What's New in Excel 2010?

Explore the new features and functionality in Excel 2010.  Learn where familiar options from Excel 2007 can now be found in 2010. Practice will include working with the new tabs, ribbons and groups.

 

Excel: Basics

Learn the basics of Office Excel 2010 interface. In this session you will insert values and labels, select ranges, and make simple calculations.

 

Excel: Intermediate

This training is for users that are comfortable with Excel, but need to get more out of the software. Our intermediate training class covers complex Excel functions, charting, and tools for working with data.

 

Excel: Charts & Graphs

For those interested in learning how to create and use Office Excel 2010 graphs.

 

Outlook

This training teaches basic to advanced features and functionality of Microsoft Outlook 2010. Microsoft Outlook is a standard office tool for working with email, scheduling appointments, and organizing. 

 

Outlook Web Access

Employees at home and on the road often find accessing UHD email over the Web convenient. This session addresses not only the basics of logging into the mail system via the Web, but covers the features in the Web interface that are different than those found in Outlook in the office.

 

PowerPoint: Basics
An introductory course in designing and developing PowerPoint 2010 presentations. This training will explore the features and functionality in PowerPoint 2010.  LPractice will include working with the new tabs, ribbons and groups. Time saving formatting features will be covered.

 

Powerpoint: Using Multimedia

Explore the use of images, sound, and video in your PowerPoint presentations (taught in whichever version of Microsoft you use).

 

Powerpoint: Advanced Topics

Individuals interested in learning about advanced features of PowerPoint such as adding transitions, sounds, animations, and converting PowerPoint slide shows to HTML format. This course is designed for participants who have some familiarity and experience with Microsoft PowerPoint. Participants will focus on creating a custom design template and applying it to an existing presentation, inserting and editing objects (pictures), internal and external hyperlinks, animation schemes, and slide transitions. The class concludes with a discussion on how to publish PowerPoint presentations to the Web.

 

PowerPoint & Camtasia

Learn how to integrate the uses of PowerPoint and Camtasia for your students’ ultimate learning experience.

 

Visio – Flow Charts
With Visio flowcharts you can see entire business processes at a glance. You can clarify what works and what doesn’t in your team’s task and information flow, analyze problems, and identify areas for improvement. You can also document your solutions to those problems, explaining the steps in your processes in as much or little detail as you need.

 

Visio: Organizational Charts

Use Visio to create professional looking organizational charts.  Learn how to use Visio’s extensive collection of organization chart features, including a variety of different shapes, connectors, layout options, and design options.  You can create, save, and print an organization chart directly in Visio, or you can copy an organization chart from Visio into your presentation, document, worksheet, publication, or other Office document.

 

Word: Basics

In this is introductory Microsoft Word course, you will learn the basics of the Microsoft Office Word 2010 interface and review basic features of MS Word.

 

Word: Creating Flyers

Learn how to create a simple yet beautiful flyer in Microsoft Word. They are easy to print and Microsoft offers a huge database of images and templates.

 

Word: Form Letters

This course focuses on the use of the Mail Merge Wizard in Microsoft Word to create a basic form letter. Participants will gain an understanding of how to merge an Excel data source and a main document to create form letters that can be printed, saved, or individually customized.

 

Word: Inserting Graphic Elements

The session will help you learn to let text and images live on the same page. This includes wrapping text around images, aligning, and rotating objects. You’ll work with ClipArt, WordArt, and other images.

 

Word: Inserting Linked and Embedded Objects

When you want to create a report that does more than just present static data-for example if you want to include text from another word processing file or up-to-date data that resides in a spreadsheet-you can insert linked or embedded objects that were created in one application and then linked or embedded in another application.

This tutorial demonstrates how to insert material created in one program into another program using Microsoft’s OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) architecture, which allows the sharing of information between different types of files.

 

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Audio and Video Streaming for your Class

Optimize your students' learning experience by learning the basics of Audio and Video Streaming for your course. Learn how to create video (or just audio) and post them on the web.

 

Camtasia - Get Started Quick

Camtasia - Get Started Quick is a streamlined approach to using Camtasia in your classes. Camtasia is the complete professional solution for recording, editing and sharing high-quality screen video on the Web, CD-ROM and portable media players, including iPods. This course is intended to give you an excellent introduction to using Camtasia functionality with your courses.

 

Lights, Camera, Action

How many steps does it take to get a video to the web or on a DVD disc? Bring along your video camera to this session and we will show you how to shoot, digitize, edit, and burn or publish your videos!

 

Photostory

Photostory 3 is a free, downloadable Microsoft application that allows you to create a movie showing off your photos tastefully and musically-enhanced!

 

Podcasting for Your Class

Podcast your class! A podcast is a media file that is available by subscription over the Internet for playback on computers and mobile devices. Learn the basics and get your class on the web.

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Photoshop Open Lab NEW!

Need help with a Photoshop project? This lab will be open to anyone, where trainers will be available to help with any of your Photoshop needs or questions. Feel free to bring your own pictures or other materials!

 

Photoshop: Photo Retouching

Make photography look better by removing blemishes and red-eye, adjusting coloring, changing backgrounds, and intensifying clarity.

 

Photoshop: Design Names and Titles

Turn words into artwork; such as business names, webpage titles, paragraph headings, etc.

Presentation Technology      back to top

ITV Classroom Orientation

Learn how to operate the ITV classroom for a seamless class.

 

Teaching with Presentation Technologies

In this session you will be provided with an overview of the learning and presentation technology options that are available for faculty and students to use in the classroom.

 

Smart Panel (Sympodium)

Training on how to use the Smart Panel in a classroom setting.

 

Multimedia Cart

Multimedia carts contain computers and projectors, and you can request them to be delivered to your classroom. Attend this class and master the art of requesting and using the multimedia cart.

 

Multimedia Equipment in the Shea Street Building

Learn how to use the multimedia equipment in the new Shea Street building, such as projectors, smart boards, and powerpoint remote controls.

 

Multimedia Equipment in the Academic and Commerce Buildings

Learn how to use the multimedia equipment in the Academic and Commerce buildings, such as projectors, smart boards, and powerpoint remote controls.

 

Skillport      back to top

Skillport offers UHD the best of online learning. Aside from being top-quality learning material in a wide variety of topics, Skillport also provides several learning styles!

For more details, please visit UHD's Skillport webpage.

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Adobe Acrobat Professional: Creating Forms

Sick of Word forms? Don't know a thing about HTML forms? Using Adobe Acrobat, you can create and send forms to recipients who can fill out and submit information.

 

DVD Burning for Pictures and Movies

Learn how to create DVDs with your movies and digital pictures in formats so that you can enjoy them on your home TV through your standard dvd player! You can be way cool, too.

 

Learn How to Customize Your Laptop for use at UHD

Bring your personal laptop to this workshop and learn to use UHD’s wireless network. In addition, we will cover the following topics:

  • Using e-Services
  • McAfee Antivirus software
  • Spyware removal
  • VPN and Remote Desktop Connection
  • Updating your Operating System

Requirements:

  • Fully charged Windows XP laptop
  • Laptop power supply
  • 802.11B/G wireless card

 

Scanning Basics

Learn how to scan images and documents. Scan pages from books and articles into MS Word.

 

Securing Your PC

Computer and network security have become a very real concern in today's world. Protecting your machine, your files, your confidential network, and contributing to the overall safety of the network you use is a responsibility each of us has. This session will cover the essentials of computer and network security, virus, prevention, detection, and cleaning, minimizing spam email, and overall protection of your electronic information.

 

Setting Up a Wireless Network at Home

Wireless home networks have rapidly moved from being the exotic toys of the geeks to the norm in most computer using households. This session will help you select proper equipment and go through the installation process to establish a reliable, secure, and dependable wireless network for your home.

 

Tech Purchases: Computer

The holidays are a great time for getting or giving a personal computer. Although PCs continue to come down in price and go up in features, the decision on buying a new computer is not an easy one.

This session will help you understand what all the options and choices are so that you can make the best possible decision for your new system and familiarize you with special offers available to UHD faculty and staff.

 

Tech Purchases: Camcorder or LCD/Plasma TV

This session will help you understand all the modern options and choices among camcorders and television sets so that you can make the best possible decision. This class will also familiarize you with special offers available to UHD faculty and staff.

 

Tech Purchases: Digital Camera

This session will help you understand all the modern options and choices among digital cameras so that you can make the best possible decision. This class will also familiarize you with special offers available to UHD faculty and staff.

 

Wireless Devices - No Strings Attached

A look at portable computing devices and wireless networking. The choice of portable computing devices in today’s world can be overwhelming. A vast assortment of laptops, pda’s, Web enabled cell phones, and two-way pagers offer attractive, but confusing functionality. This program helps sort out the differences in all the devices and the accompanying wireless networking systems that promise instant communications and data access for today’s technology consumer.

 

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Dreamweaver Basics

Required: Clearance through the Information Technology Project Office, ext. 8111, IT contact for the UHD Web site development project.

Who Should Attend: Individuals responsible for maintaining UHD Web pages.

In this training you will learn the basic fucntionality of Dreamweaver:

  • Create a file in web format
  • Create and format a table
  • Format text
  • Add hyperlinks
  • Insert images
  • Edit an existing page

 

Contribute

Required: Clearance through the Information Technology Project Office, ext. 8111, IT contact for the UHD Web site development project.

Who Should Attend: Individuals responsible for maintaining UHD Web pages.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Overview of Contribute and the UHD Web system
  • Using Contribute
  • Editing Web pages
  • Identifying the Web pages you are responsible for maintaining
  • Publishing changes to Web pages
  • Adding and deleting files and folders
  • Reviewing the Content Manager process


Taught on an individual basis.To schedule an appointment, please contact us at 713-221-8200.

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Aver Document Camera

The Aver document camera allows you to project hard copies and objects onto a screen. The camera records fairly small videos that can be loaded into your Blackboard course.

 

Aver Pen “Smart Pen”
Smart pens allow you to turn your classroom into a Smartboard classroom. This allows teachers and students to use the pens from anywhere in the room. You can use the pens to interact and collaborate with students.

 

Banner 8 Basics

This is a fully online training taught by the Banner experts in each department. If you require Banner training then please contact Lupe Gongora for more information.

 

e-Intelligence

eIntelligence is UHD’s business intelligence system, created with Argos software. This software allows UHD decision-makers to easily access data (student, applicant, course, etc) and summarize it in meaningful ways to make informed university decisions. Visit the e-Intelligence Website for more information.

 

HB2504 - E-Syllabus and E-Curriculum Vitae

Uploading your e-Syllabus and e-Curriculum Vitae is easy! We facilitate sessions on how to upload your syllabus information to the web to help faculty members adhere to the recently passed House Bill 2504. The HB2504 webpage has video and print instructions.

 

Internet Safety Issues

This is an introduction to some of the software that is available to help monitor Internet usage in your home.

 

MathType

MathType is a powerful equation editor that will revolutionize the way you create print and web-based documents that contain mathematical expressions. In this session, you will learn the basics of the MathType program from a real math professor who makes use of the program on a regular basis.

 

iClickers
Enhance your presentations and increase class interactivity and participation by using iClickers as a new question/response polling strategy. Learn how to create PowerPoint question slides to which your students/participants can respond by using their hand-held clickers. In this training, simulate a question/response polling session. Question types include graded questions; opinion, attitude, and trait questions; and single image questions. i Clicker response systems are available for checkout from the TTLC to those who have completed this training session.

 

Xpressions Unified Messaging System

Learn how to use the new voicemail system! This course introduces users to commonly used features of the Xpressions 4.0 voice mail system. Topics include the basic features, voice mailbox configuration, and using Microsoft Outlook to retrieve voice mail messages.

 

 


Contact Us



Devin Dabney -Manager of IT Training

dabneyd@uhd.edu
713.221.5017


Devin graduated from LSU in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Decision Sciences.  In 2011, he completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from LSU while employed as a Computer Analyst.  He loves technology and education, especially eLearning.  Devin brings nearly a decade of experience as a webmaster, social media marketer, help desk manger, and trainer.  In his free time, Devin enjoys spending time with his family, playing the piano, and singing.

Devin
     

John Williams -Technology Trainer

williamsjoh@uhd.edu
713.221.8437


John graduated from UHD in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities. Before returning in 2013 as a staff member, he worked in the Harris County Public Library System developing his IT and teaching skills as a technology trainer. Since joining the TTLC, John has enjoyed exploring Adobe CS products and Blackboard, especially Collaborate. He specializes in MS Office products, mobile technology, and social media. In his free time, John is an avid cyclist, foodie, and has a passion for literature and films.

Lead Trainer
     
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Matthew Mello -Technology Trainer

mellom@uhd.edu
713.222.5307


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