ITS Training Schedule

Listed below are the Information Technology Services (ITS) training topics as either a webinar (WEBEX) or face-to-face instruction in a classroom.

Scroll down past the calendar for a more complete training topic listing by date or topic.

You can also book a one-on-one consultation with one of our media specialists.  Please use the form linked here.


Additionally, 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

    • Wednesday, September 13th, 10 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, September 13th, 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.

    • Wednesday, September 13th, 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, September 14th, 10 a.m. –  Google Docs

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

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

    • Thursday, September 14th, 2 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.

    • Friday, September 15th, 9 – 11 a.m. –  Excel Basics

    Quinn 215/217 (Quinn Computer 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. 

    • Monday, September 18th, 9 a.m. –  Advanced Calendaring

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Subscribing to calendars, importing calendars, setting up time slots that others can choose from, and finding a time that fits the calendars of other participants,

    • Monday, September 18th, 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!

    • Monday, September 18th, 2 pm –  Advanced Calendaring

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Subscribing to calendars, importing calendars, setting up time slots that others can choose from, and finding a time that fits the calendars of other participants. How to join a Webex course.

    • Monday, September 18th, 3 pm –  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, September 19th, 9 – 11 am –  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, September 19th, 1 – 3 pm –  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.

    • Tuesday, September 19th, 3 pm –  Make your Digital Life Easier Using Chrome Extensions

    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, September 20th, 9 am –  Make your Digital Life Easier Using Chrome Extensions

    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.   

    • Thursday, September 21st, 9 am –  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, September 21st, 11 am –  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, September 25th, 10 am –  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, September 25th, 2 pm –  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, September 26th, 9 am –  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.    

    • Tuesday, September 26th, 10 am –  Google Slides

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to use this simple presentation for in-class presentations or to build modules for your students to use online.

    • Tuesday, September 26th, 2 pm –  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, September 27th, 9 am –  Google Keep

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to quickly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. Or use the microphone on your computer to record and transcribe a voice memo. 

    • Wednesday, September 27th, 10 am –  Google Team Drive

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Google Team Drives are shared spaces where teams can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device.  Unlike files in My Drive, files in Team Drive belong to the team instead of an individual. Even if members leave, the files stay exactly where they are so your team can continue to share information and get work done.

    • Wednesday, September 27th, 2 – 4 pm –  Sakai Drop-in Help

    Chafee 208,  Ben Leveillee

    Description: Got an issue with Sakai or need a little help? The URI Sakai team are providing consultations on a drop-in basis in Chafee 208.

    • Wednesday, September 27th, 2 pm –  Google Keep

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to quickly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. Or use the microphone on your computer to record and transcribe a voice memo. How to join a Webex course.

    • Wednesday, September 27th, 3 pm –  Google Team Drive

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Google Team Drives are shared spaces where teams can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device.  Unlike files in My Drive, files in Team Drive belong to the team instead of an individual. Even if members leave, the files stay exactly where they are so your team can continue to share information and get work done.  How to join a Webex course.

    • Thursday, September 28th, 9-11 am –  Google Sites

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to build web pages using the Google Suite program, Sites.  Any pages created with this application will be displayed from your official URI Google Apps account. 

    • Thursday, September 28th, 1-3 pm –  Google Sites

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to build web pages using the Google Suite program, Sites.  Any pages created with this application will be displayed from your official URI Google Apps account. How to join a Webex course.  

    • Friday, September 29th, 9-11 a.m. –  Intermediate Excel

    Quinn 215/217,  Bob Viens

    Description: Learn how to create charts and graphs from your data, make pivot tables, and use the VLOOKUP function in Excel.

    • Monday, October 2nd, 9 am –  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, October 2nd, 10 am –  Google Docs

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

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

    • Monday, October 2nd, 2 pm –  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, October 2nd, 3 pm –  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, October 3rd, 10 am –   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, October 3rd, 1 pm –  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, October 3rd, 3 pm –  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.

    • Wednesday, October 4th, 9 – 11 am –  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, October 4th, 2 – 4 pm –  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.

    • Thursday, October 5th, 9 am –  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.

    • Thursday, October 5th, 2 pm –  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.

    • Friday, October 6th, 1 – 2:30 pm –  Introduction to SPSS

    Ballentine 240,  Bing Chen

    Description:  An introduction to this statistical analysis program.

    • Tuesday, October 10th, 10 am –  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, October 10th, 2 pm –  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.

    • Wednesday, October 11th, 9 am –  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.  

    • Wednesday, October 11th, 2 pm –  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.

    • Thursday, October 12th, 9 – 10:30 am –   Google Slides

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to use this simple presentation for in-class presentations or to build modules for your students to use online.  

    • Thursday, October 12th, 1:30 – 3 pm –   Google Slides

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to use this simple presentation for in-class presentations or to build modules for your students to use online.   How to join a Webex course.

    • Friday, October 13th, 10 am –  Introduction to MEDIASITE

    Chafee 208,  Dan Persaud

    Description:  Learn how to upload Media content and share videos easily on Sakai. The Mediasite platform allows you to easily share videos through and easy to use interface. Powered by Oshean’s video commons offering, Mediasite allows you to upload and manage your video content safely and securely as opposed to open web solutions such as YouTube or Vimeo. This short course will focus on introducing Mediasite, uploading content and managing your content within ‘Channels”. We will go over the basics of inserting your video in Sakai Resources and some customization tips such as changing the thumbnail of your video and customizing your channel. There will be plenty of time for questions and time for one on one consultations. 

    • Friday, October 13th, 1 – 2:30 pm –  Introduction to SAS

    Ballentine 240,  Bing Chen

    Description:  An introduction to this statistical analysis program.

    • Tuesday, October 17th, 9 am –   Google Keep

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to quickly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. Or use the microphone on your computer to record and transcribe a voice memo.

    • Tuesday, October 17th, 1 pm –   Google Keep

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Learn how to quickly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. Or use the microphone on your computer to record and transcribe a voice memo.  How to join a Webex course.

    • Thursday, October 19th, 10 am –   Google Team Drive

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Google Team Drives are shared spaces where teams can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device.  Unlike files in My Drive, files in Team Drive belong to the team instead of an individual. Even if members leave, the files stay exactly where they are so your team can continue to share information and get work done.

    • Thursday, October 19th, 1 pm –   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, October 19th, 2 pm –   Google Team Drive

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Google Team Drives are shared spaces where teams can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device.  Unlike files in My Drive, files in Team Drive belong to the team instead of an individual. Even if members leave, the files stay exactly where they are so your team can continue to share information and get work done.  How to join a Webex course.

    • Friday, October 20th, 10 am –  Introduction to MEDIASITE

    Chafee 208,  Dan Persaud

    Description:  Learn how to upload Media content and share videos easily on Sakai. The Mediasite platform allows you to easily share videos through and easy to use interface. Powered by Oshean’s video commons offering, Mediasite allows you to upload and manage your video content safely and securely as opposed to open web solutions such as YouTube or Vimeo. This short course will focus on introducing Mediasite, uploading content and managing your content within ‘Channels”. We will go over the basics of inserting your video in Sakai Resources and some customization tips such as changing the thumbnail of your video and customizing your channel. There will be plenty of time for questions and time for one on one consultations. 

    • Friday, October 20th, 1 – 3 pm –   Photoshop Session 1

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: A primer on Photoshop is being offered in three sessions.  Hands-on practice is included in each session.  Session 1 focuses on specific tools for image manipulation such as fixing red-eye, changing specific colors in an image, and one click photo-effects.

    • Monday, October 23rd, 9 – 11 am –   Google Sites

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to build web pages using the Google Suite program, Sites.  Any pages created with this application will be displayed from your official URI Google Apps account. 

    • Monday, October 23rd, 2 – 4 pm –   Google Sites

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to build web pages using the Google Suite program, Sites.  Any pages created with this application will be displayed from your official URI Google Apps account. How to join a Webex course.

    • Tuesday, October 24th, 10 am –   Advanced Google Calendaring

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Subscribing to calendars, importing calendars, setting up time slots that others can choose from, and finding a time that fits the calendars of other participants.

    • Tuesday, October 24th, 2 pm –   Advanced Google Calendaring

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Subscribing to calendars, importing calendars, setting up time slots that others can choose from, and finding a time that fits the calendars of other participants. How to join a Webex course.

    • Wednesday, October 25th, 10 am –  

      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.  

    • Wednesday, October 25th, 2 pm –  

      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.

    • Thursday, October 26th, 9 – 11 am –  Excel Basics

    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, October 27th, 10 am –  Introduction to MEDIASITE

    Chafee 208,  Dan Persaud

    Description:  Learn how to upload Media content and share videos easily on Sakai. The Mediasite platform allows you to easily share videos through and easy to use interface. Powered by Oshean’s video commons offering, Mediasite allows you to upload and manage your video content safely and securely as opposed to open web solutions such as YouTube or Vimeo. This short course will focus on introducing Mediasite, uploading content and managing your content within ‘Channels”. We will go over the basics of inserting your video in Sakai Resources and some customization tips such as changing the thumbnail of your video and customizing your channel. There will be plenty of time for questions and time for one on one consultations. 

    • Friday, October 27th, 1 – 3 pm –   Photoshop Session 2

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: A primer on Photoshop is being offered in three sessions.  Hands-on practice is included in each session.  Session 2 focuses on making a logo including how to use different fonts, shaped text, and customizing with graphics.

    • Thursday, 11/2,  9 – 11 a.m. — Excel Intermediate

    Quinn 215/217 (Computer Lab), Bob Viens

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

    • Friday, 11/3, 1 – 3 pm –   Photoshop Session 3
    • RESCHEDULED to 11/9 1 – 3 PM

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: A primer on Photoshop is being offered in three sessions.  Hands-on practice is included in each session.  Session 3 focuses on compositing several images to make something entirely new.

    • Monday, 11/6, 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.

    • Monday, 11/6,   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.

    • Tuesday, 11/7,   9 a.m.  –  Google Docs

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

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

    • Thursday, 11/7 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.

    • Monday, 11/7,   2 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, 11/8,   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!    

    • Wednesday, 11/8,   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, 11/9,   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, 11/9, 1 – 3 pm –   Photoshop Session 3
    • RESCHEDULED from  11/3 1:30 – 3:30 PM

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: A primer on Photoshop is being offered in three sessions.  Hands-on practice is included in each session.  Session 3 focuses on compositing several images to make something entirely new.

    • Thursday, 11/9,   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, 11/10,   1:30 – 3:30 p.m.  –  Adobe Lightroom Session 1

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:An overview of an overview of Lightroom capabilities, how to import photos, and basic editing first-steps such as sharpening, straightening and resizing.

    • CANCELLED: Tuesday, 11/14,   9 a.m.  –  Collaborating with Google Docs &  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.  

    • CANCELLED: Tuesday, 11/14,   1 p.m.  –  Collaborating with Google Docs &  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.

    • Tuesday, 11/15,   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! 

    • Tuesday, 11/15,   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.

    • Thursday, 11/16,   9 – 10:30 a.m.  –  Google Slides

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to use this simple presentation for in-class presentations or to build modules for your students to use online.     

    • Thursday, 11/16,   1 – 2:30 p.m.  –  Google Slides

         WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

         Description:  Learn how to use this simple presentation for in-class presentations or to build modules for your students to use online.  How to join a Webex course.

    • Friday, 11/17,   1:30 – 3:30 p.m.  –  Adobe Lightroom Session II: CANCELLED
    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: A focus on reducing image noise, using the tone curve, split-tone coloring effects, and converting color images to black and white.

    • Monday, 11/20,   9 a.m.  –  Advanced Google Mail

    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, 11/20,   2 p.m.  –  Advanced Google Mail

    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, 11/21,   9 a.m.  –  Google Keep

      Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

      Description:  Learn how to use this simple presentation for in-class presentations or to build modules for your students to use online.  

    • Tuesday, 11/21,   2 p.m.  –  Google Keep

      WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

      Description:  Learn how to use this simple presentation for in-class presentations or to build modules for your students to use online. How to join a Webex course.

    • Wednesday, 11/22, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Lightroom Session 3: CANCELLED

    Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston

    Description: A  focus on manipulating the settings for multiple photos at the same time, how to blur backgrounds, how to remove spots, and reduce haze.

    • Monday, 11/27,   9 – 11 a.m.  –  Google Sites

      Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

      Description: Learn how to build web pages using the Google Suite program, Sites.  Any pages created with this application will be displayed from your official URI Google Apps account. 

    • Monday, 11/27,   2 – 4 p.m.  –  Google Sites

      WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

      Description: Learn how to build web pages using the Google Suite program, Sites.  Any pages created with this application will be displayed from your official URI Google Apps account.   How to join a Webex course.

Training by Topic

  • Sakai Help

    •  2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month starting 9/27.
    • 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8 and 11/22

    Chafee 208 (WEBEX upon request),  Ben Leveillee

    Description: One-on-one consultations with Sakai staff on a drop-in basis for issues and questions.

     

  • Google Drive

    • Wednesday, 9/13, 10 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Wednesday, 9/13,  2 p.m.  – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, 10/12,  9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, 10/12,   2 p.m. – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, 11/6,  9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, 11/6,   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

    • Tuesday, 9/14,  10 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Tuesday, 9/14, 1 p.m.  – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, 10/12,    10 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, 10/12,     3 p.m. – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Tuesday, 11/7,   9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Tuesday, 11/7,    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, 9/18,  11 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, 9/18, 2 p.m.  – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Tuesday, 10/31,   1 p.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Tuesday, 10/31,   3 p.m. – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Wednesday, 11/8,   9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Wednesday, 11/8,  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

    • Tuesday, 9/19,  9  – 11  a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, 9/19,  1 – 3  p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Wednesday, 10/4,  9  – 11  a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Wednesday, 10/4, 2 – 4 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Thursday, 11/9,  9  – 11  a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Thursday, 11/9, 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, 9/21,  9   a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Thursday, 9/21,  2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Thursday, 10/5,  9 a.m.   – Chafee 208
    • Thursday, 10/5, 2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Tuesday, 11/14,  9  a.m.   – Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, 11/14, 1 p.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

    • Tuesday, 9/26,  9   a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, 9/26, 2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Wednesday, 10/11,  10 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Wednesday, 10/11, 2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Monday, 11/20,  9  a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Monday, 11/20, 2 p.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, 9/25,  10  a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Monday, 9/25, 2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Tuesday, 10/10,  9 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, 10/10, 2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Wednesday, 11/15, 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 Slides

    • Tuesday, 9/26,  9 – 10:30  a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, 9/26,  3 – 4:30 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Thursday, 10/12,  9 – 10:30 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Thursday, 10/12,   1:30 – 2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Thursday, 11/16,  9 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Thursday, 11/16, 1 – 2:30  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 Keep

    • Wednesday, 9/27,  9   a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Wednesday, 9/27, 2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Tuesday, 10/17,  9 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, 10/17, 1 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Tuesday, 11/21,  9 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, 11/21,  2  p.m.  – WEBEX

    Mary Fetherston

    Description:Learn how to quickly capture what’s on your mind and get a reminder later at the right place or time. Or use the microphone on your computer to record and transcribe a voice memo. 

    Google Team Drive

    • Monday, 9/27,  10  a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Monday, 9/27,  3 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Thursday, 10/18,  10 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Thursday, 10/18,   2 p.m.  – WEBEX

    Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Google Team Drives are shared spaces where teams can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device.  Unlike files in My Drive, files in Team Drive belong to the team instead of an individual. Even if members leave, the files stay exactly where they are so your team can continue to share information and get work done.

    Google Sites

    • Thursday, 9/28,  9 -11  a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Thursday, 9/28,   1 – 3 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Monday, 10/23,   9 – 11 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Monday, 10/23,   2 – 4 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Monday, 11/27,  9 – 11 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Monday, 11/27,  2 – 4  p.m.  – WEBEX

    Mary Fetherston

    Description:Learn how to build web pages using the Google Suite program, Sites.  Any pages created with this application will be displayed from your official URI Google Apps account. 

    Google Advanced Calendaring

    • Monday, 9/18,    9   a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Monday, 9/18,    2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Tuesday, 10/24,   10 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, 10/24,    2 p.m.  – WEBEX

    Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Subscribing to calendars, importing calendars, setting up time slots that others can choose from, and finding a time that fits the calendars of other participants.

  • WebEx Basics

    • Tuesday, 10/12, 10 a.m.
    • Thursday, 10/28, 1 p.m.
    • Tuesday, 10/3, 10 a.m.
    • Thursday, 10/19, 1 p.m.
    • Tuesday, 11/7, 10 a.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, 9/19,   3 p.m. – WEBEX
    • Wednesday, 9/20,   9 a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Wednesday, 10/25,   9 a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Wednesday, 10/25,   2 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.

  • Introduction to MEDIASITE

    • Friday, October 13th, 10 am 
    • Friday, October 20th, 10 am 
    • Friday, October 27th, 10 am 

    Chafee 208,  Dan Persaud

    Description:  Learn how to upload Media content and share videos easily on Sakai. The Mediasite platform allows you to easily share videos through and easy to use interface. Powered by Oshean’s video commons offering, Mediasite allows you to upload and manage your video content safely and securely as opposed to open web solutions such as YouTube or Vimeo. This short course will focus on introducing Mediasite, uploading content and managing your content within ‘Channels”. We will go over the basics of inserting your video in Sakai Resources and some customization tips such as changing the thumbnail of your video and customizing your channel. There will be plenty of time for questions and time for one on one consultations. 

  • PhotoShop- 

    • Friday, 10/20, 1 – 3 p.m. – Chafee 208
    • Friday, 10/27, 1 – 3 p.m. – Chafee 208
    • Friday, 11/3, 1 – 3 p.m. – Chafee 208 RESCHEDULED
    • Thursday, 11/9  1- 3 pm – 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, 11/10, 1 – 3 p.m. – Chafee 208
    • Friday, 11/17,  1 – 3 p.m. – Chafee 208- CANCELLED
    • Wednesday,  11/22,  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.
  • SAS

    • Friday, 10/13,   –Ballentine Computer Lab (Room 240)

    Bing Chen

    Description: An introduction to the SAS statistical analysis software application.  

     

    SPSS

    • Friday, 10 /6, 1 – 2:30 a.m.  –  Ballentine Computer Lab (Room 240)

    Bing Chen

    Description:  An introduction to the SPSS statistical analysis application.   

  • Basic Excel

    • Friday, 9 /15, 9 – 11 a.m.  –  Quinn 215/217 (Quinn Lab)
    • Thursday 10/26, 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, 9 /29, 9 – 11 a.m.  –  Quinn 215/217 (Quinn Lab)
    • Thursday 11/2, 9 – 11 a.m.–  Quinn 215/217 (Quinn Lab)

    Bob Viens

    Description: Microsoft Excel intermediate functions such as charts and graphs, pivot tables, and lookups.     

     

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