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, 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, 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

    RESCHEDULED TO 6/23, 1 -3 pm

    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 2

         RESCHEDULED FROM 6/19
        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 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.

     

    • Friday, June 30, 1 – 3 p.m. – Photoshop Session 3

         RESCHEDULED FROM 6/23
        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.

    • 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.

    • Tuesday, August 9, 3 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.

      Tuesday, August 15,  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, August 15,  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.

    • Wednesday, August 16, 9 a.m.  –  Google Docs

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

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

    • Wednesday, August 16, 10 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! 

    • Wednesday, August 16, 1 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.

    • Wednesday, August 16, 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! How to join a Webex course.

       

     

    • Thursday, August 17,  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, August 17,  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, August 18, 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.

    • Friday, August 18, 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.

    • Monday, August 21, 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, August 21, 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, August 22, 1 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 Survey Monkey, Doodle polls and Meeting Wizard. Give it a try! 

    • Tuesday, August 22, 3 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 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.
    • Thursday, August 24, 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.  

    • Thursday, August 24, 11 a.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.

    • 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, August 28  – September 8,  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

    • Wednesday, June 14; 1 p. m. 
    • Wednesday, July 12;  2 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 9;  3 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.

     

  • Google Drive

    • Monday, June 5, 11 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, June 5,  2 p.m.  – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Wednesday, July 5,  9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Wednesday, July 5,  2 p.m. – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Tuesday, August 15,  9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Tuesday, August 15,  2 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

    • Monday, June 5,  1 p.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, June 5,  3 p.m.  – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Tuesday, July 11,    1 p.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Tuesday, July 11,    3 p.m. – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Wednesday, August 16,   9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Wednesday, August 16,    2 p.m. – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston

    Mary Fetherston

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

    Advanced Google Docs

    • Monday, June 6,  9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, June 5, 1 p.m.  – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Tuesday, July 11,   1 p.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Tuesday, July 11,   3 p.m. – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Wednesday, August 16,   9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Wednesday, August 16,  2 p.m. – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston

    Mary Fetherston

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

    Google Sheets

    • Thursday, June 15,  9  – 11  a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Thursday, June 15,  2 – 4  p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Thursday, July 6,  9  – 11  a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Thursday, July 6,  1 – 3 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Thursday, August 17,  9  – 11  a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Thursday, August 17, 1 – 3 p.m.  – 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.

    Collaborating with Docs & Sheets

    • Thursday, June 19,  9   a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Thursday, June 19,  2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Thursday, July 13,  9 a.m.   – Chafee 208
    • Thursday, July 13, 11 a.m.  – WEBEX
    • Friday, August 18,  9  a.m.   – Chafee 208
    • Friday, August 18, 11 a.m.  – 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.

    Advanced Google Mail

    • Monday, June 26,  9   a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Monday, June 26,  1 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Wednesday, July 19,  9 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Wednesday, July 19, 2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Thursday, August 24,  9  a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Thursday, August 24, 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

    • Monday, June 12,  9   a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Monday, June 12, 2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Monday, July 10,  9 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Monday, July 10, 2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Tuesday, August 24,  1  p.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, August 24,  3  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!

     

  • WebEx Basics

    • Tuesday, June 6, 10 a.m.
    • Thursday, June 15, 1 p.m. 
    • Tuesday, July 11, 10 a.m.
    • Thursday, July 20, 1 p.m.  
    • Tuesday, August 1, 10 a.m.
    • Thursday, August 17, 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!

    • Tuesday, June 13, 9 a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, June 13, 3 p.m. – WEBEX
    • Monday, July 17, 9 a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Monday, July 17,  3 p.m. – WEBEX
    • Monday, August 21, 9 a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Monday, August 21, 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- Sessions Rescheduled

    • Friday, June 9, 1 – 3 p.m. – Chafee 208
    • Friday, June 23, 1 – 3 p.m. – Chafee 208
    • Friday, July 30, 1 – 3 p.m. – Chafee 208

    Description: A primer on Photoshop is being offered in three sessions.  Faculty and Staff can attend any one or all the sessions that appeal to them.  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 backgrounds tranpsarent, adding clipart to a logo, and building a complex-background logo
    Session 3:  How to composite images, substituting backgrounds, adding foreground images and text over images as well as hyperlinks.

    Lightroom

    • Friday, July 7, 1 – 3 p.m. – Chafee 208
    • Friday, July 14,  1 – 3 p.m. – Chafee 208
    • Friday,  July 21,  1 – 3 p.m. – Chafee 208

      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 an overview of Lightroom capabilities, how to import photos, and basic editing first-steps such as sharpening, straightening and resizing.
      Session 2: A focus on reducing image noise, using the tone curve, split-tone coloring effects, and converting color images to black and white.
      Session 3: AI focus on manipulating the settings for multiple photos at the same time, how to blur backgrounds, how to remove spots, and reduce haze.
  • 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

    • Thursday, July 13, 1 – 3 p.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. 

     

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