ITS Training

Training and curriculum materials for Information Technology Face-to-Face, Webex and more

Training Schedule

The topics listed below are offered by Information Technology Services (ITS) as either a webinar (WEBEX) or face-to-face instruction in a classroom.  The schedule below lists date, time, format, and presenter for each topic. Most topics are presented twice per semester.


Note: Please check the schedule again before you leave your office for class. Sometimes, a class may need to be canceled due to instructor illness or rescheduled if the room availability changes.


ITS offers hands-on WordPress Help Clinics on most Wednesdays (excluding holidays or days when URI classes are not in session) from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Surge Building Computer Lab, Room 202. There is no need to pre-register. Just drop by with your questions. Please visit the URI WordPress Users Forum at http://web.uri.edu/wpusers/ for details.

Training Locations and Types

  • Attending an Online Training Session
    If you have not attended a Webex online session before, you will need to install the plug-in for your preferred browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.).

    If you haven’t installed the browser plug-in, you will be able to attend a meeting but not hear the audio or participate with a microphone.

    Get the plug-ins for Webex.

    Go to the plug-ins for Meeting Center. Use the pull-down menu to select either Mac or PC, and then click the Download button.

    Right before the course is scheduled to begin:

    • Open your web browser and navigate to https://rhody.webex.com
    • Make sure you are on the Meeting Center tab
    • Browse the Meeting List for the course.
    • Click Join Meeting
    • Type in your name

    For more information about joining a meeting, please read this article.

    For full information on all aspects of Webex please see the online documentation.

  • Chafee 208 is located inside Chafee 217 in the northwest corner (low-rise portion) of the second floor of Chafee.

    Unless otherwise noted, sessions in Chafee 208 do not require registration.  

  • There are several ways to get trained on URI classroom media equipment:

    1. There are online articles with directions–simply search for the room by name, such as Ballentine 115.
    2. Before each semester, Classroom Media Assistance offers group training for all the general assignment classrooms on campus. An email is sent to all instructors listed in the eCampus schedule citing the time and location of training for each room to which the instructor is assigned.
    3. Individual training sessions can be scheduled before the start of the semester by contacting Classroom Media Assistance at 874-4278. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of requests, we really cannot accommodate all requests for the first week of classes.

    Please read the entire article about classroom media training.

  • The Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (ATL) has a number of resources designed to ignite interest and discussion among faculty and staff. Their workshops and conversation sessions combine brief presentations with active discussion and exploration of a topic.

    The list of scheduled conversations is located on the ATL website.

Training by Date

    • Monday – Friday, May 1 – 12, 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

     Sakai Upgrade Jumpstart

    Chafee 208,  Ben Leveillee & Mary Fetherston

    Description: One-on-one consultations with Sakai staff on a drop-in basis regarding changes to Sakai  in  the planned late-August upgrade.

    • Monday, May 1, 10 a.m.  – Google Drive 

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: An in-depth look at this file storage, document creation, and collaboration application. Will cover numerous tips and tricks as well as some best practices.

    • Monday, May 1, 1 p.m.  –  Google Docs

    WEBEX, Mary Fetherston

    Description:  An in-depth look at Google Docs, including creating, formatting, sharing and tracking changes.

    • Monday, May 1, 2 p.m.  –  Advanced Google Docs

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Voice typing, Converting pictures of text to formatted text (OCR recognition), using templates, creating templates and more!

    • Tuesday, May 2, 9 a.m.  – Google Drive 

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: An in-depth look at this file storage, document creation, and collaboration application. Will cover numerous tips and tricks as well as some best practices.

    • Tuesday, May 2, 1 p.m.  Google Docs

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  An in-depth look at Google Docs, including creating, formatting, sharing and tracking changes.

     

    • Tuesday, May 2, 2 p.m.  –  Advanced Google Docs

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Voice typing, Converting pictures of text to formatted text (OCR recognition), using templates, creating templates and more!

    • Wednesday, May 3,  10 a.m. – noon  –  Google Sheets

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to use Google Sheets. Includes use of the ribbon, navigation, formatting, basic formulas and printing, collaborating and sharing. Hands-on practice exercises.

    • Wednesday, May 3, 2 – 4 p.m.  –  Google Sheets

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to use Google Sheets. Includes use of the ribbon, navigation, formatting, basic formulas and printing, collaborating and sharing. Hands-on practice exercises.

    • Wednesday, May 4, 2 p.m.  –  Video Tools Available at URI

    WEBEX,  Bob Viens

    Description: Explore the tools available for video meetings and collaboration, online office hours, and much more.

    • Monday, May 22, 11 a.m.  –  Collaborating with Docs and Sheets

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to collaborate synchronously or asynchronously, track revisions to a document or spreadsheet, accept proposed changes, and create a copy of a document revision. Will cover numerous tips and tricks as well as some best practices.

    • Monday, May 22, 2 p.m.  –  Collaborating with Docs and Sheets

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to collaborate synchronously or asynchronously, track revisions to a document or spreadsheet, accept proposed changes, and create a copy of a document revision. Will cover numerous tips and tricks as well as some best practices.

    • Tuesday, May 23, 10 a.m.  – Google Forms

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how Google Forms can be used to collect data, give surveys and assessments, or find a time for a meeting with busy people. Google Forms can replace Survey Monkey, Doodle polls and Meeting Wizard. Give it a try!

    • Tuesday, May 23, 2 p.m.  – Google Forms

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how Google Forms can be used to collect data, give surveys and assessments, or find a time for a meeting with busy people. Google Forms can replace SurveyMonkey, Doodle polls and Meeting Wizard. Give it a try!

    • Wednesday, May 24, 9 – 11 a.m.  Basic Excel

    Quinn 215/217

     Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to use Microsoft Excel. Includes use of the ribbon, navigation, formatting, basic formulas, and printing. Hands-on practice exercises.

    • Thursday, May 25, 9 am.   Advanced Google Mail

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn tips and tricks to organize your email, including how to make Google mail function like Outlook, inbox tabs, advanced searching, filters and labels, how to save an email as a pdf, and how to install labs.

    • Thursday, May 25, 11 a.m.   Advanced Google Mail

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn tips and tricks to organize your email, including how to make Google mail function like Outlook, inbox tabs, advanced searching, filters and labels, how to save an email as a pdf, and how to install labs.

    • Friday, May 26, 9 a.m.  –

    Google Advanced Calendaring

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to create appoint blocks, use the “Find a Time” feature to schedule meetings, and more.

    • Friday, May 26, 1 p.m.  –

    Google Advanced Calendaring

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to create appoint blocks, use the “Find a Time” feature to schedule meetings, and more.

    • Friday, May 26, 1 – 3 p.m.  Intermediate Excel

    CANCELLED- due to instructor unavailability

    Quinn 215/217, Bob Viens

    Description: Formulas, charts, conditional formatting, and more!

    • Monday, June 5, 11 a.m.  – Google Drive

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: An in-depth look at this file storage, document creation, and collaboration application. Will cover numerous tips and tricks as well as some best practices.

    • Monday, June 5, 1 p.m.  – Google Docs

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  An in-depth look at Google Docs, including creating, formatting, sharing and tracking changes.  

    • Monday, June 5, 2 p.m.  – Google Drive

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: An in-depth look at this file storage, document creation, and collaboration application. Will cover numerous tips and tricks as well as some best practices.  How to join a Webex course.

    • Monday, June 5, 3 p.m.  – Google Docs

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  An in-depth look at Google Docs, including creating, formatting, sharing and tracking changes.  How to join a Webex course.

    • Tuesday, June 6, 9 a.m.  –  Advanced Google Docs

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Voice typing, Converting pictures of text to formatted text (OCR recognition), using templates, creating templates and more!

    • Tuesday, June 6, 10 a.m.  –  WEBEX Basics

    WEBEX,  Tom Theissen

    To register, email webex@uri.edu.Tom Theisen

    Description: An introduction to Webex, an online meeting tool that allows you to share your desktop, audio and video. How to join a Webex course.

    • Tuesday, June 6, 1 p.m.  –  Advanced Google Docs

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Voice typing, Converting pictures of text to formatted text (OCR recognition), using templates, creating templates and more! How to join a Webex course.

    • Thursday, June 8, 9 – 11 a.m.  Basic Excel

    Quinn 215/217,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to use Microsoft Excel. Includes use of the ribbon, navigation, formatting, basic formulas, and printing. Hands-on practice exercises.

    • Friday, June 9, 1 – 3 p.m. – Photoshop Session 1

    Chafee 208,   Mary Fetherston

    Description:  The first of three Photoshop sessions.  Faculty and Staff can attend any one or all the sessions that appeal to them.  In this session, we will focus on specific tools for image manipulation such as fixing red-eye, changing specific colors in an image, and one click photo-effects.

    • Monday, June 12, 9 a.m.Google Forms

    Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how Google Forms can be used to collect data, give surveys and assessments, or find a time for a meeting with busy people. Google Forms can replace Survey Monkey, Doodle polls and Meeting Wizard. Give it a try!

    • Monday, June 12, 2 p.m.Google Forms

    WEBEX, Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how Google Forms can be used to collect data, give surveys and assessments, or find a time for a meeting with busy people. Google Forms can replace Survey Monkey, Doodle polls and Meeting Wizard. Give it a try! How to join a Webex course.

    • Tuesday, June 13, 1 p.m.

    Make Your Work Life Easier By Adding Apps and Extensions to Google Chrome!

    Chafee 208,   Mary Fetherston

    Description: Be more efficient by adding applications and extensions to Google Chrome. This class will present ten extensions/applications that can speed up how you interact with your browser.

    • Tuesday, June 13, 3 p.m.

    Make Your Work Life Easier By Adding Apps and Extensions to Google Chrome!

    WEBEX,   Mary Fetherston

    Description: Be more efficient by adding applications and extensions to Google Chrome. This class will present ten extensions/applications that can speed up how you interact with your browser.  How to join a Webex course.

    • Wednesday, June 14, 9 – 1 p.m.  –  Sakai Guided Tour

    Chafee 208,  Ben Leveillee

    Description: A general overview of Sakai, with a focus on the tools and features that are most frequently used by instructors and students. WEBEX on Request.

    • Thursday, June 15, 9 – 11 a.m.  –  Google Sheets

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to use Google Sheets. Includes use of the ribbon, navigation, formatting, basic formulas and printing, collaborating and sharing. Hands-on practice exercises.

    • Tuesday, June 15, 1 p.m.  –  WEBEX Basics

    WEBEX,  Tom Theissen

    To register, email webex@uri.edu.Tom Theisen

    Description: An introduction to Webex, an online meeting tool that allows you to share your desktop, audio and video. How to join a Webex course.

    • Thursday, June 15, 2 – 4 p.m.  –  Google Sheets

    Webex,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to use Google Sheets. Includes use of the ribbon, navigation, formatting, basic formulas and printing, collaborating and sharing. Hands-on practice exercises.  How to join a Webex course.

    • Friday, June 16, 1 – 3 p.m. – Photoshop Session 2

    Chafee 208,   Mary Fetherston

    Description:  The second of three Photoshop sessions.  Faculty and Staff can attend any one or all the sessions that appeal to them.  In this session, we will focus on creating logos, including simple logos without images, adding images and using images as background for logos.

    • Monday, June 19, 9 a.m.  –  Collaborating with Docs and Sheets

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to collaborate synchronously or asynchronously, track revisions to a document or spreadsheet, accept proposed changes, and create a copy of a document revision. Will cover numerous tips and tricks as well as some best practices.

    • Monday, June 19, 2 p.m.  –  Collaborating with Docs and Sheets

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to collaborate synchronously or asynchronously, track revisions to a document or spreadsheet, accept proposed changes, and create a copy of a document revision. Will cover numerous tips and tricks as well as some best practices.   How to join a Webex course.

    • Tuesday, June 20, 11 a.m.  –  Google Slides

      Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

      Description:    This on-line application very closely mimics Powerpoint and allows you to have your slideshows everywhere you have an internet connection.  No more worrying where you put that thumb drive! 

       

    • Tuesday, June 20, 2 p.m.  –  Google Slides

      WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

      Description: This on-line application very closely mimics Powerpoint and allows you to have your slideshows everywhere you have an internet connection.  No more worrying where you put that thumb drive!   How to join a Webex course.

    • Friday, June 23, 1 – 3 p.m. – Photoshop Session 3

       

         Chafee 208,   Mary Fetherston

       

    Description: The third of three Photoshop sessions.  Faculty and Staff can attend any one or all the sessions that appeal to them.  In this session, we will focus on compositing images, substituting backgrounds, adding foreground images and text over images as well as hyperlinks.

    • Monday, June 26, 9 a.m.   Advanced Google Mail

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn tips and tricks to organize your email, including how to make Google mail function like Outlook, inbox tabs, advanced searching, filters and labels, how to save an email as a pdf, and how to install labs.

    • Monday, June 26, 1 p.m.   Advanced Google Mail

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn tips and tricks to organize your email, including how to make Google mail function like Outlook, inbox tabs, advanced searching, filters and labels, how to save an email as a pdf, and how to install labs.  How to join a Webex course.

     

  • Wednesday, July 5,  9 a.m.  – Google Drive

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: An in-depth look at this file storage, document creation, and collaboration application. Will cover numerous tips and tricks as well as some best practices.

    • Wednesday, July 5,  2 p.m.  – Google Drive

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: An in-depth look at this file storage, document creation, and collaboration application. Will cover numerous tips and tricks as well as some best practices.  How to join a Webex course.

    • Thursday, July 6, 9 – 11 a.m.  – Google Sheets

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to use Google Sheets. Includes use of the ribbon, navigation, formatting, basic formulas and printing, collaborating and sharing. Hands-on practice exercises.

    • Thursday, July 6, 1 – 3 p.m.  – Google Sheets

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to use Google Sheets. Includes use of the ribbon, navigation, formatting, basic formulas and printing, collaborating and sharing. Hands-on practice exercises.  How to join a Webex course.

    • Friday, July 7, 1 – 3 p.m.  – Lightroom Session 1

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  The first of three Lightroom Sessions. It is highly recommended that prospective learners do not jump in on session 2 or 3 without taking the prior sessions.  Session 1 will be an overview of an overview of Lightroom capabilities, how to import photos, and basic editing first-steps such as sharpening, straightening and resizing.

    • Monday, July 10, 9 a.m.  – Google Forms

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how Google Forms can be used to collect data, give surveys and assessments, or find a time for a meeting with busy people. Google Forms can replace Survey Monkey, Doodle polls and Meeting Wizard. Give it a try! 

    • Monday, July 10, 2 p.m.  – Google Forms

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how Google Forms can be used to collect data, give surveys and assessments, or find a time for a meeting with busy people. Google Forms can replace Survey Monkey, Doodle polls and Meeting Wizard. Give it a try! How to join a Webex course.

    • Tuesday, July 11, 10 a.m.  –  WEBEX Basics

    WEBEX,  Tom Theissen

    To register, email webex@uri.edu.Tom Theisen

    Description: An introduction to Webex, an online meeting tool that allows you to share your desktop, audio and video. How to join a Webex course.

    • Tuesday, July 11, 1 p.m.  –  Google Docs

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: An in-depth look at Google Docs, including creating, formatting, sharing and tracking changes. 

    • Tuesday, July 11, 3 p.m.  –  Google Docs

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: An in-depth look at Google Docs, including creating, formatting, sharing and tracking changes.  How to join a Webex course.

    • Tuesday, July 12, 9 a.m.  –  Advanced Google Docs

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Voice typing, Converting pictures of text to formatted text (OCR recognition), using templates, creating templates and more! How to join a Webex course.

    • Tuesday, July 12, 11 a.m.  –Advanced Google Docs

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Voice typing, Converting pictures of text to formatted text (OCR recognition), using templates, creating templates and more! How to join a Webex course.

    • Tuesday, July 12, 2 p.m.  –Guided Tour of Sakai

    Chafee 208,  Ben Leveillee

    Description:A general overview of Sakai, with a focus on the tools and features that are most frequently used by instructors and students. WEBEX on Request. How to join a Webex course.

    • Thursday, July 13, 9 a.m.  –  Collaborating with Google Docs and Sheets

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to collaborate synchronously or asynchronously, track revisions to a document or spreadsheet, accept proposed changes, and create a copy of a document revision. Will cover numerous tips and tricks as well as some best practices.

    • Thursday, July 13, 11 a.m.  –  Collaborating with Google Docs and Sheets

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to collaborate synchronously or asynchronously, track revisions to a document or spreadsheet, accept proposed changes, and create a copy of a document revision. Will cover numerous tips and tricks as well as some best practices.  How to join a Webex course.

    • Thursday, July 13, 9 – 11 a.m. –  Basic Excel

    Quinn 215/217,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to use Microsoft Excel. Includes use of the ribbon, navigation, formatting, basic formulas, and printing. Hands-on practice exercises.

    • Friday, July 14, 1 – 3 p.m. – Lightroom Session 2

    Chafee 208,   Mary Fetherston

    Description:  The second of three Lightroom sessions.  Faculty and Staff should have attended Session 1 before attending Session 2.  In this session, we will focus on reducing image noise, using the tone curve, split-tone coloring effects, and converting color images to black and white.

    • Monday, July 17, 9 a.m.

    Make Your Work Life Easier By Adding Apps and Extensions to Google Chrome!

    Chafee 208,   Mary Fetherston

    Description: Be more efficient by adding applications and extensions to Google Chrome. This class will present ten extensions/applications that can speed up how you interact with your browser.  

    • Monday, July 17, 2 p.m.

    Make Your Work Life Easier By Adding Apps and Extensions to Google Chrome!

    WEBEX,   Mary Fetherston

    Description: Be more efficient by adding applications and extensions to Google Chrome. This class will present ten extensions/applications that can speed up how you interact with your browser.  How to join a Webex course.

    • Tuesday, July 18, 9  a.m. – Google Slides
    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston
    Description:    This on-line application very closely mimics Powerpoint and allows you to have your slideshows everywhere you have an internet connection.  No more worrying where you put that thumb drive! 
    • Tuesday, July 18, 2  p.m. – Google Slides
    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston
    Description:    This on-line application very closely mimics Powerpoint and allows you to have your slideshows everywhere you have an internet connection.  No more worrying where you put that thumb drive!    How to join a Webex course.
    • Wednesday, July 19, 9 a.m. – Advanced Google Mail

    Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston

    Description:    Description: Learn tips and tricks to organize your email, including how to make Google mail function like Outlook, inbox tabs, advanced searching, filters and labels, how to save an email as a pdf, and how to install labs.  

    • Wednesday, July 19, 2 p.m. – Advanced Google Mail

    WEBEX, Mary Fetherston

    Description:    Description: Learn tips and tricks to organize your email, including how to make Google mail function like Outlook, inbox tabs, advanced searching, filters and labels, how to save an email as a pdf, and how to install labs.  How to join a Webex course.

    • Thursday, July 20, 1 p.m.  –  WEBEX Basics

    WEBEX,  Tom Theissen

    To register, email webex@uri.edu.Tom Theisen

    Description: An introduction to Webex, an online meeting tool that allows you to share your desktop, audio and video. How to join a Webex course.

    • Friday, July 21, 1 – 3 p.m. – Lightroom Session 3

    Chafee 208,   Mary Fetherston

    Description:  The third of three Lightroom sessions.  Faculty and Staff should have attended Sessions 1 and 2 before attending Session 3.  In this session, we will focus on manipulating the settings for multiple photos at the same time, how to blur backgrounds, how to remove spots, and reduce haze.

    • Monday – Friday, August 28th – September  8th, 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

    Sakai Upgrade Jumpstart

    Chafee 208,  Ben Leveillee & Mary Fetherston

    Description: One-on-one consultations with Sakai staff on a drop-in basis regarding changes to Sakai in the planned late-August upgrade or help with setting up Sakai courses.

Training by Topic

  • Sakai Upgrade Jumpstart

    •  Monday – Friday, May 1- 12,  10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p. m. 

    Chafee 208 (WEBEX upon request),  Ben Leveillee and Mary Fetherston

    Description: One-on-one consultations with Sakai staff on a drop-in basis regarding changes to Sakai in the planned late-August upgrade.

     Guided Tour of Sakai

    • Thursday, April 14, 1 p. m. 

    Chafee 208 (WEBEX upon request),  Ben Leveillee

    Description: A general overview of Sakai, with a focus on the tools and features that are most frequently used by instructors and students.

    Make Your Sakai Site Easier for Your Students to Use

    • Tuesday, April 25, 1 p.m.

    Chafee 208 (WEBEX upon request),  Ben Leveillee

    Description: A general overview of Sakai, with a focus on technical best practices for content organization and navigation.

  • Google Drive

    • Monday, April 10, 2 p.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Tuesday, April 11, 1 p.m.  – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, May 1, 10 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    •  Tuesday, May 2, 1 p.m. – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston

    Description: An in-depth look at this file storage, document creation, and collaboration application. Will cover numerous tips and tricks as well as some best practices.

    Google Docs

    • Wednesday, April 12, 10 a.m.  – Chafee 208
    • Wednesday, April 12, 1 p.m.  –  WEBEX
    • Monday, May 1, 1 p.m.   – Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, May 2, 2 p.m.  –  WEBEX

    Mary Fetherston

    Description: An in-depth look at Google Docs, including creating, formatting, sharing and tracking changes.

    Advanced Google Docs

    • Friday, April 14, 1 p.m.  – Chafee 208
    • Monday, April 17, 3 p.m. – WEBEX
    • Monday, May 1, 2 p.m. –  Chafee 208
    • Monday, May 2, 2 p.m.  – WEBEX

    Mary Fetherston

    Description: Voice typing, Converting pictures of text to formatted text (OCR recognition), using templates, creating templates and more!

    Google Sheets

    • Monday, April 10, 10 a.m. – noon   – Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, April 11, 9 – 11 a.m.  – WEBEX
    • Wednesday, May 3, 10 a.m. to noon  – WEBEX
    • Wednesday, May 3, 2 – 4 p.m.  – Chafee 208

    Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to use Google Sheets. Includes use of the ribbon, navigation, formatting, basic formulas and printing, collaborating and sharing. Hands-on practice exercises.

    Collaborating with Docs & Sheets

    • Wednesday, April 19, 11 a.m.  – WEBEX
    • Friday, April 21, 1 p.m.  –  Chafee 208
    • Monday, May 22, 11 a.m. – WEBEX
    • Monday, May 22, 2 p.m.  –  Chafee 208

    Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to collaborate synchronously or asynchronously, track revisions to a document or spreadsheet, accept proposed changes, and create a copy of a document revision. Will cover numerous tips and tricks as well as some best practices.

    Advanced Google Mail

    • Monday, April 17, 1 p.m.  –  Chafee 208 
    • Tuesday, April 18, 2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Thursday, May 25, 9 a.m.  –  Chafee 208
    • Thursday, May 25, 11 a.m.  – WEBEX

    Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn tips and tricks to organize your email, including how to make Google mail function like Outlook, inbox tabs, advanced searching, filters and labels, how to save an email as a pdf, and how to install labs.

    Google Forms

    • Friday, April 14, 10 a.m.  –  WEBEX
    • Monday, April 17, 10 a.m.  –  Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, May 23, 10 a.m. –  Chafee 208  
    • Tuesday, May 23, 2 p.m.  –  WEBEX

    Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how Google Forms can be used to collect data, give surveys and assessments, or find a time for a meeting with busy people. Google Forms can replace SurveyMonkey, Doodle polls and Meeting Wizard. Give it a try!

    Google Advanced Calendaring: 

    • Monday, April 24, 10 a.m.  –  Chafee 208 
    • Tuesday, April 25, 10 a.m.  – WEBEX
    • Friday, May 26, 9 a.m.  –  Chafee 208
    • Friday, May 26, 1 p.m.  –  WEBEX

    Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to create appoint blocks, use the “Find a Time” feature to schedule meetings, and more.

  • WebEx Basics

    • Thursday, April 18, 1 p.m. 
    • Tuesday, May 4, 10 a.m.
    • Thursday, May 18, 1 p.m.  

    WEBEX,  Tom Theissen

    To register, email webex@uri.edu.Tom Theisen

    Description: An introduction to Webex, an online meeting tool that allows you to share your desktop, audio and video. How to join a Webex course.

  •  Make Your Work Life Easier By Adding Apps and Extensions to Google Chrome!

    • Thursday, April 27, 10 a.m.  –  Chafee 208
    • Thursday, April 27, 1 p.m.  –  WEBEX
    • Tuesday, May 30, 1 p.m.  – Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, May 23, 3 p.m.  –  WEBEX

    Mary Fetherston

    Description: Be more efficient by adding applications and extensions to Google Chrome. This class will present ten extensions/applications that can speed up how you interact with your browser.

  • PhotoShop

    • Photoshop will next be offered in June

    Description: A primer on Photoshop is being offered in three sessions. It is strongly recommended that the sessions are attended in order as each is a prerequisite for the next session.  Hands-on practice is included in each session.

    Session 1: A focus on specific tools for image manipulation such as fixing red-eye, changing specific colors in an image, and one click photo-effects.
    Session 2:  How to build a simple text logo, making bckgrounds tranpsarent, adding clipart to a logo, and building a complex-background logo
    Session 3:  A focus on specific tools for image manipulation such as dramatic lighting, applying texture to an image, color splashing, and cutting out portions of images.
    Session 4:  Understanding layer masks, increasing canvas size with the crop tool,  rotating and straightening images and time.

    Lightroom

    • Lightroom will next be offered in June

      Description: A primer on Lightroom is being offered in three sessions. It is strongly recommended that the sessions are attended in order as each is a prerequisite for the next session.  Hands-on practice is included in each session.

      Session 1:  An overview of what you can do in Lightroom, how to import photos, and basic editing first-steps.
      Session 2:  Review of Lightroom workflow, Lightroom presets, layer styles, and how to sharpen an image.
      Session 3:  Reducing image noise, split-tone coloring effect and Photoshop-Lightroom integration.
  • ITS offers hands-on WordPress Help Clinics on most Wednesdays (excluding holidays or days when URI classes are not in session) from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Surge Building Computer Lab, Room 202. There is no need to pre-register. Just drop by with your questions.
     
    Please visit the URI WordPress Users Forum at http://web.uri.edu/wpusers/ for details.
  • Basic Excel

    • Friday, April 21, 9 – 11 a.m.  –  Quinn 215/217 (Quinn Lab)
    • Wednesday, May 24, 9 – 11 a.m. –  Quinn 215/217 (Quinn Lab)

    Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to use Microsoft Excel. Includes use of the ribbon, navigation, formatting, basic formulas, and printing. Hands-on practice exercises. 

    Intermediate  Excel

    • Friday, April 21, 9 – 11 a.m.  –  Quinn 215/217 (Quinn Lab)
    • Friday, May 26, 1 – 3 p.m. –  Quinn 215/217 (Quinn Lab)Mary Fetherston

    Description: Formulas, charts, conditonal formatting and more!

  • Video Tools at URI

    • Thursday, May 4 , 2 p.m.  –  WEBEX

    Bob Viens

    Description: Explore the tools available for video meetings and collaboration, online office hours, and much more.

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