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 https://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, January 17, 2 – 4 p.m.   Sakai Accessibility Drop-in Hours

    Chafee 208, Ben Leveillee

    Description:  Come with your content and leave with information and resources to help you make your course accessible to all learners. More information at web.uri.edu/its-training/web-accessibility

    • Monday, January 22, 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, January 22, 11 a.m.    Google Docs

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

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

    • Monday, January 22, 1 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, January 22, 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.

    • Tuesday, January 23, 9 a.m.      Declutter Your Digital Life

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Are you living with digital overload? Take charge in 2018 to declutter and simplify your digital life. Ten simple tips that you can immediately put to use!

    • Tuesday, January 23, 1 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, January 23, 2 p.m.      Declutter Your Digital Life

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Are you living with digital overload? Take charge in 2018 to declutter and simplify your digital life. Ten simple tips that you can immediately put to use! How to join a Webex course.

    • Wednesday, January 24, 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, January 24, 1 – 3 p.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. 

    • Wednesday, January 24,  2 – 4 p.m.      Sakai General Drop-in Hours

    Chafee 208,  Ben Leveillee

    Description:  Meet with a Sakai expert in a one-on-one setting to learn more about Sakai tools, troubleshoot a technical issue, or receive assistance modifying course content. 

    • Thursday, January 25,  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, January 25,   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, January 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, January 29,   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, January 29,   11 a.m.      Quickly Grade In-class Presentations Using Google Forms

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Tired of hand-writing comments during student presentations and always feeling like you can’t do the students’ justice and still keep up with the pace of presentations?  With feedback from several instructors, we’ve developed a student presentation grading template that will be demonstrated and shared after this presentation.  The form can be tailored to any class and has comments boxes, rating scales for many types of comments, and you can easily add student names as checkboxes! 

    • Monday, January 29, 1 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.

    • Monday, January 29, 2 p.m.    Quickly Grade In-class Presentations Using Google Forms

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Tired of hand-writing comments during student presentations and always feeling like you can’t do the students’ justice and still keep up with the pace of presentations?  With feedback from several instructors, we’ve developed a student presentation grading template that will be demonstrated and shared after this presentation.  The form can be tailored to any class and has comments boxes, rating scales for many types of comments, and you can easily add student names as checkboxes!   How to join a Webex course.

    • Tuesday, January 30,  9 a.m.     Google’s New Calendar App

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: In November, Google rolled out a new version of its Calendar App.  This version implements some features similar to those in Microsoft Outlook.  If you haven’t switched over to the new app yet, come see the difference!

    • Tuesday, January 30, 2 p.m.     Google’s New Calendar App

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  In November, Google rolled out a new version of its Calendar App.  This version implements some features similar to those in Microsoft Outlook.  If you haven’t switched over to the new app yet, come see the difference! How to join a Webex course.

    • Wednesday, January 31, 9 a.m.     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.  

    • Wednesday, January 31, 1:30 p.m.     Make your Work 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. 

      

    • Thursday, February 1,   1:30  – 3:30 p.m.    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 Lots of hands-on practice.

    • Friday, February 2,   10 a.m.   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. 

    • Monday, February 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.

    • Monday, February 5,   1 – 3 p.m.     Intermediate Excel

    Quinn 215/217,  Bob Viens

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

    • Monday, February 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.

    • Tuesday, February 6,   9 a.m.      Declutter Your Digital Life

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Are you living with digital overload? Take charge in 2018 to declutter and simplify your digital life. Ten simple tips that you can immediately put to use!

    • Tuesday, February 6,   1  p.m.      Declutter Your Digital Life

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Are you living with digital overload? Take charge in 2018 to declutter and simplify your digital life. Ten simple tips that you can immediately put to use!

    • Wednesday, February 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. 

    • Wednesday, February 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, February 7,   2 – 4 p.m.     Sakai Accessibility Drop-In Hours

    Chafee 208,  Ben Leveillee

    Description:  Come with your content and leave with information and resources to help you make your course accessible to all learners. More information at web.uri.edu/its-training/web-accessibility

    • Thursday, February 8,   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, February 8,   1:30  – 3:30 p.m.    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 specific tools for building logos with text, shapes, and graphics.  Lots of hands-on practice.

    • Friday, February 9,   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!   

    • Friday, February 9,   10 a.m.    TechSmith Relay

    Chafee 208,  Dan Persaud

    Description:   Learn about this URI site-licensed computer desktop capturing tool that embeds voice narration within a presentation with minimal effort. Relay’s usability is intentionally simple providing just enough functionality to get your video done quickly.  

    • Friday, February 9,   10 a.m.    WEBEX Basics

    WEBEX, Bob Viens

    To register for this course, email webex@uri.edu. (Bob Viens)

    Description: An introduction to Webex, an online meeting tool that allows you to share your desktop, audio, and video.  You will need to add the WEBEX extension to your browser to attend, full directions here:  How to join a Webex course.  

    • Monday, February 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, February 12,   1 – 3 p.m.    Basic Excel

    Quinn 215/217,  Mary Fetherston

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

    • Tuesday, February 13,   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.

    • Tuesday, February 13,  1 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, February 13,  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.

    • Wednesday, February 14,   9 a.m.    Quickly Grade In-class Presentations Using Google Forms

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Tired of hand-writing comments during student presentations and always feeling like you can’t do the students’ justice and still keep up with the pace of presentations?  With feedback from several instructors, we’ve developed a student presentation grading template that will be demonstrated and shared after this presentation.  The form can be tailored to any class and has comments boxes, rating scales for many types of comments, and you can easily add student names as checkboxes! 

    • Wednesday, February 14,   2 p.m.     Quickly Grade In-class Presentations Using Google Forms

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Tired of hand-writing comments during student presentations and always feeling like you can’t do the students’ justice and still keep up with the pace of presentations?  With feedback from several instructors, we’ve developed a student presentation grading template that will be demonstrated and shared after this presentation.  The form can be tailored to any class and has comments boxes, rating scales for many types of comments, and you can easily add student names as checkboxes!    How to join a Webex course.

     

    • Thursday, February 15,   9 a.m.    Make Your Work Life Easier Using Google 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, February 15,   10:30 a.m.     Make Your Work Life Easier Using Google 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, February 14,   2 – 4  p.m.     Sakai General Drop-in Hours

    Chafee 208, Ben Leveillee

    Description:   Meet with a Sakai expert in a one-on-one setting to learn more about Sakai tools, troubleshoot a technical issue, or receive assistance modifying course content.

    • Thursday, February 15, 1:30  – 3:30 p.m.     Photoshop Session 3

    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 images and adding text/titles to images.  Lots of hands-on practice.

    • Friday, February 16,   10 a.m.     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. 

    • Tuesday, February 20,  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.  

    • Tuesday, February 20, 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, February 21,   9 a.m.     Using Google Slides to Quickly Create Online Study Materials

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to use this simple presentation software to create study materials that your students can use online at their own pace.

    • Wednesday, February 21,   1:30 p.m.    Using Google Slides to Quickly Create Online Study Materials

        WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to use this simple presentation software to create study materials that your students can use online at their own pace. We will showcase modules created for the Center for Career and Experiential Education and currently being used in URI 101 and other courses.  How to join a Webex course.

    • Wednesday, February 21,   2 – 4 p.m.     Sakai Accessibility Drop-In Hour

    Chafee 208,  Ben Leveillee

    Description:  Come with your content and leave with information and resources to help you make your course accessible for all learners. More information at web.uri.edu/its-training/web-accessibility

    • Thursday, February 22,   9 a.m.    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.
    • Thursday, February 22,   10:30 a.m.   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, February 22,   1:30 p.m.   Adobe Lightroom Session 1

    Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston

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

    • Friday, February 23,  10 a.m.   WEBEX Basics

    WEBEX, Bob Viens

       To register for this course, email webex@uri.edu. (Bob Viens)

    Description: An introduction to Webex, an online meeting tool that allows you to share your desktop, audio and video.  You will need to add the WEBEX extension to your browser to attend, full directions here:  How to join a Webex course.  

    • Friday, February 23,   10 a.m.   TechSmith Relay Introduction

    Chafee 208,  Dan Persaud

    Description:  Learn about this URI site-licensed computer desktop capturing tool that embeds voice narration within a presentation with minimal effort. Relay’s usability is intentionally simple providing just enough functionality to get your video done quickly. 

    • Monday, February 26,   9 a.m.    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.

    • Monday, February 26,   1 p.m.    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.

    • Tuesday, February 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. 

    • Tuesday, February 27,  1 p.m.    Google’s New Calendar App

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:   In November, Google rolled out a new version of its Calendar App.  This version implements some features similar to those in Microsoft Outlook.  If you haven’t switched over to the new app yet, come see the difference!

    • Wednesday, February 28, 9 a.m.    Google’s New Calendar App

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  In November, Google rolled out a new version of its Calendar App.  This version implements some features similar to those in Microsoft Outlook.  If you haven’t switched over to the new app yet, come see the difference!

    • Wednesday, February 28, 1:30 p.m.   Google’s Back-up & Sync Options

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:   Keep all the documents and files synced from your computer to the cloud with this easy option from Google. Never lose an important document again!  

    • Wednesday, February 28,   2 – 4  p.m.     Sakai General Drop-in Hours

    Chafee 208, Ben Leveillee

    Description:   Meet with a Sakai expert in a one-on-one setting to learn more about Sakai tools, troubleshoot a technical issue, or receive assistance modifying course content.

    • Wednesday, February 28, 3 p.m.    Google’s Back-up & Sync Options

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:   Keep all the documents and files synced from your computer to the cloud with this easy option from Google. Never lose an important document again!    How to join a Webex course.

    • Thursday, March 1,   1:30 p.m.   Adobe Lightroom Session 2

    Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston

    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 2 focuses on reducing image noise, using the tone curve, split-tone coloring effects, and converting color images to black and white.
    • Friday, March 2,   10 a.m.   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. 

    • Monday, March 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.  How to join a Webex course.

    • Monday, February 5,   1  p.m.      Declutter Your Digital Life

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Are you living with digital overload? Take charge in 2018 to declutter and simplify your digital life. Ten simple tips that you can immediately put to use!

    • Monday, March 5,  1 – 3 p.m.     Excel Intermediate

    Quinn 215/217 (Computer Lab), Bob Viens

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

    • Monday,  March 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.

    • Tuesday, March 6,   2 p.m.      Declutter Your Digital Life

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Are you living with digital overload? Take charge in 2018 to declutter and simplify your digital life. Ten simple tips that you can immediately put to use!

    • Wednesday, March 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.  

    • Wednesday, March 7, 2 – 4 p.m.   Sakai Accessibility Drop-in Hours

    Chafee 208, Ben Leveillee

    Description:  Come with your content and leave with information and resources to help you make your course accessible to all learners. More information at web.uri.edu/its-training/web-accessibility

    • Wednesday, March 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.

    • Thursday, March 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!    

    • Thursday, March 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, March 8,   1:30 p.m.    Adobe Lightroom Session 3

    Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston

    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 3 focuses on manipulating the settings for multiple photos at the same time, how to blur backgrounds, how to remove spots/blemishes, and reduce haze.
    • Friday, March 9,  10 a.m.     WEBEX Basics

    WEBEX, Bob Viens

    To register, email webex@uri.edu.

    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, March 9,   10 a.m.    TechSmith Relay

    Chafee 208,  Dan Persaud

    Description:   Learn about this URI site-licensed computer desktop capturing tool that embeds voice narration within a presentation with minimal effort. Relay’s usability is intentionally simple providing just enough functionality to get your video done quickly.  

    • Wednesday, March 14,  2 – 4 p.m.      Sakai General Drop-in Hours

    Chafee 208,  Ben Leveillee

    Description:  Meet with a Sakai expert in a one-on-one setting to learn more about Sakai tools, troubleshoot a technical issue, or receive assistance modifying course content. 

    • Friday, March 16,   10 a.m.   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. 

    • Monday, March 19,   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, March 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! 

    • Tuesday, March 20,  1 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.

    • Wednesday, March 21,   9 a.m.     Using Google Slides to Quickly Create Online Study Materials

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to use this simple presentation software to create study materials that your students can use online at their own pace.

    • Wednesday, March 21,   1:30 p.m.     Using Google Slides to Quickly Create Online Study Materials

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to use this simple presentation software to create study materials that your students can use online at their own pace.

    • Wednesday, March 21, 2 – 4 p.m.   Sakai Accessibility Drop-in Hours

    Chafee 208, Ben Leveillee

    Description:  Come with your content and leave with information and resources to help you make your course accessible to all learners. More information at web.uri.edu/its-training/web-accessibility

    • Thursday, March 22,   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! 

    • Thursday, March 22,   10:30 a.m.      Quickly Grade In-class Presentations Using Google Forms

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Tired of hand-writing comments during student presentations and always feeling like you can’t do the students’ justice and still keep up with the pace of presentations?  With feedback from several instructors, we’ve developed a student presentation grading template that will be demonstrated and shared after this presentation.  The form can be tailored to any class and has comments boxes, rating scales for many types of comments, and you can easily add student names as checkboxes! 

    • Thursday, March 22,  1 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, March 22,   2:30 p.m.      Quickly Grade In-class Presentations Using Google Forms
    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description: Tired of hand-writing comments during student presentations and always feeling like you can’t do the students’ justice and still keep up with the pace of presentations?  With feedback from several instructors, we’ve developed a student presentation grading template that will be demonstrated and shared after this presentation.  The form can be tailored to any class and has comments boxes, rating scales for many types of comments, and you can easily add student names as checkboxes!  How to join a Webex course.

    • Friday, March 23,   10 a.m.    WEBEX Basics

    WEBEX, Bob Viens

    To register for this course, email webex@uri.edu. (Bob Viens)

    Description: An introduction to Webex, an online meeting tool that allows you to share your desktop, audio, and video.  You will need to add the WEBEX extension to your browser to attend, full directions here:  How to join a Webex course.  

    • Friday, March 23,   10 a.m.    TechSmith Relay

    Chafee 208,  Dan Persaud

    Description:   Learn about this URI site-licensed computer desktop capturing tool that embeds voice narration within a presentation with minimal effort. Relay’s usability is intentionally simple providing just enough functionality to get your video done quickly.  

    • Monday, March 26,   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.  
    • Monday, March 26,  1 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.
    • Tuesday, March 27,   9 a.m.    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.

    • Tuesday, March 27, 1 p.m.    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.

    • Wednesday, February 28, 9 a.m.    Google’s New Calendar App

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  In November, Google rolled out a new version of its Calendar App.  This version implements some features similar to those in Microsoft Outlook.  If you haven’t switched over to the new app yet, come see the difference!

    • Wednesday, March 28,  1 p.m.    Google’s New Calendar App

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:   In November, Google rolled out a new version of its Calendar App.  This version implements some features similar to those in Microsoft Outlook.  If you haven’t switched over to the new app yet, come see the difference!   How to join a Webex course.

    • Thursday, March 29,   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. 

    • Thursday, March 29, 1 p.m.   Google’s Back-up & Sync Options

    WEBEX,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:   Keep all the documents and files synced from your computer to the cloud with this easy option from Google. Never lose an important document again!   How to join a Webex course.

    • Friday, March 30,  9 a.m.   Google’s Back-up & Sync Options

    Chafee 208,  Mary Fetherston

    Description:   Keep all the documents and files synced from your computer to the cloud with this easy option from Google. Never lose an important document again!  

     

Training by Topic

  • Sakai Jumpstart Kingston Campus

    •  Monday – Friday, January 8 – 12, 10 am – 4:30 pm
    •  Tuesday – Friday, January 16 – 19,  10 am – 4:30 pm

    Chafee 208 (WEBEX upon request) 

    Ben Leveillee, Christine Sweet (except Fridays),  Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Meet with a Sakai expert in a one-on-one setting to receive assistance with your Spring Sakai course.

    Sakai Jumpstart: Providence Campus

    • Friday, January 12,  9 am – 3 pm
    • Friday, January  19,  9 am – 3 pm
    ITMS Room 327

    Christine Sweet 

    Description:  Meet with a Sakai expert in a one-on-one setting to receive assistance with your Spring Sakai course.

    Sakai Help Drop-in Hours

    •  2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month 
    • 1/24, 2/14, 2/28, 3/14
    • 2 – 4 p.m.

    Chafee 208 (WEBEX upon request),  Ben Leveillee

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

     Sakai Accessibility Drop-in Hours

    • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
    • 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21
    • 2 – 4 p.m.
    Chafee 208 (inside the Chafee 217 suite)
     
    Come with your content and leave with information and resources to help you make your course accessible to all learners. More information at web.uri.edu/its-training/web-accessibility
  • Google Drive

    • Monday, 1/22, 9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, 1/22, 1 p.m.  – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, 2/5,  9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, 2/5,   2 p.m. – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, 3/5,  9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, 3/5,   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, 1/22, 11 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Monday, 1/22, 2 p.m.  – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Wednesday, 2/7,    9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Wednesday, 2/7,    3 p.m. – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Wednesday, 3/7,  9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Wednesday, 2/7,   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

    • Tuesday, 1/23, 1 p.m.  – WEBEX, Mary Fetherston
    • Wednesday, 1/24,  9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Friday, 2/9,   9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Thursday, 3/8,   9 a.m. – Chafee 208, Mary Fetherston
    • Thursday, 3/8,  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

    • Thursday, 1/25,  9  – 11  a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Thursday,  2/8,  9  – 11  a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Monday, 3/19,  1  – 3  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

    • Tuesday, 2/13,  9 a.m.   – Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, 2/13, 2 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

    • Thursday, 1/25, 1 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Friday, 1/26,  9   a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, 2/20,  9 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, 2/20, 1 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Monday, 3/20,  9  a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Monday, 3/20, 1 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, 1/29,  9  a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Monday, 1/29,  1 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Monday, 2/12, 9 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Monday, 2/13, 1 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Thursday, 3/22, 9  a.m.  – Chafee 208
    • Thursday, 3/22, 1  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!

     Quickly Grade In-class Presentations Using Google Forms

    • Monday, 1/29,   11  a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Monday, 1/29,   2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Wednesday, 2/14,   9 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Wednesday, 2/14,  2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Thursday, 3/22,   10:30  a.m.  – Chafee 208
    • Thursday, 3/22,  2:30 p.m. – WEBEX

    Mary Fetherston

    Description: Tired of hand-writing comments during student presentations and always feeling like you can’t do the students’ justice and still keep up with the pace of presentations?  With feedback from several instructors, we’ve developed a student presentation grading template that will be demonstrated and shared after this presentation.  The form can be tailored to any class and has comments boxes, rating scales for many types of comments, and you can easily add student names as checkboxes! 

    Using Google Slides to Quickly Create Online Study Materials

    • Wednesday, 2/21,  9  a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Wednesday, 2/21, 1:30 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Wednesday, 3/21,  9  a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Wednesday, 3/21, 1:30 p.m.  – WEBEX

    Mary Fetherston

    Description:  Learn how to use this simple presentation software to create study materials that your students can use online at their own pace.

    Google Keep

    • Wednesday, 2/21,  9   a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Wednesday, 2/21,  1:30 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Monday, 3/26,  9 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Monday, 3/26,   1 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, 2/26,  9  a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Monday, 2/26, 1 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Tuesday, 13/27,  9 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, 13/27,  1 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

    • Tuesday, 2/27,  9 -11  a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Thursday, 3/29,   9 – 11 a.m.   –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. 

    Google’s New Calendar App

    • Tuesday, 1/30,    9   a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, 1/30,  2 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Tuesday, 2/27,    1 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Wednesday, 2/28,   9 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Wednesday, 3/28,   9 a.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Wednesday, 3/28,  1 p.m.  – WEBEX

    Mary Fetherston

    Description:  In November, Google rolled out a new version of its Calendar App.  This version implements some features similar to those in Microsoft Outlook.  If you haven’t switched over to the new app yet, come see the difference!

    Google’s Back-up & Sync Options

    • Wednesday, 2/28,   1:30 p.m.   –Chafee 208
    • Wednesday, 2/28,   3 p.m.   –WEBEX
    • Thursday, 3/29,  1 p.m.  – WEBEX
    • Friday, 3/30,  9 a.m.   – Chafee 208

    Mary Fetherston

    Description:   Keep all the documents and files synced from your computer to the cloud with this easy option from Google. Never lose an important document again! 

  • WebEx Basics

    • Friday, 2/9, 10 a.m.
    • Friday, 2/23, 10 a.m.
    • Friday, 3/9, 10 a.m.
    • Friday 3/23, 10 a.m.

    WEBEX,  Bob Viens

    To register, email webex@uri.edu.

    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!

    • Wednesday, January 31,   9 a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Wednesday, January 31,   1:30 p.m. – WEBEX
    • Thursday, February 15,   9 a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Thursday, February 15, 10:30 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.

    Declutter Your Digital Life

    • Tuesday, 1/23,   9 a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, 1/23,  2 p.m. – WEBEX
    • Tuesday, 2/6,  9 a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Tuesday, 2/6,  1 p.m. – WEBEX
    • Tuesday, 3/6,  9 a.m. – Chafee 208
    • Tuesday,3/6,  1 p.m. – WEBEX

     Mary Fetherston

    Description: Are you living with digital overload? Take charge in 2018 to declutter and simplify your digital life. Ten simple tips that you can immediately put to use!

  • Introduction to MediaSite

    • Friday, 2/2, 10 a.m. 
    • Friday, 2/16, 10 a.m.  
    • Friday, 3/2, 10 a.m. 
    • Friday, 3/16, 10 a.m. 

    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. 

    TechSmith Relay

    • Friday, 2/9, 10 a.m. 
    • Friday, 2/23, 10 a.m.  
    • Friday, 3/9, 10 a.m. 
    • Friday, 3/23, 10 a.m

    Chafee 208,  Dan Persaud

    Description:   Learn about this URI site-licensed computer desktop capturing tool that embeds voice narration within a presentation with minimal effort. Relay’s usability is intentionally simple providing just enough functionality to get your video done quickly. 

     

     

  • PhotoShop 

    • Thursday, 2/1, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Chafee 208
    • Thursday, 2/8, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Chafee 208
    • Thursday, 2/15, 1:30 – 3:30 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

    • Thursday, 2/22, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Chafee 208
    • Thursday, 3/1, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Chafee 208
    • Thursday, 3/8, 1:30 – 3:30 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 https://web.uri.edu/wpusers/ for details.
  • SAS

    • Date & Time to be announced   –Ballentine Computer Lab (Room 240)

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

     

    SPSS

    • Date & Time to be announced  –  Ballentine Computer Lab (Room 240)

    Description:  An introduction to the SPSS statistical analysis application.   

  • Basic Excel

    • Wednesday, 1/24, 1 – 3 p.m.  –  Quinn 215/217 (Quinn Lab)
    • Monday, 2/12, 1 – 3 p.m.  –  Quinn 215/217 (Quinn Lab)

    Mary Fetherston

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

    Intermediate Excel

    • Monday, 2/5, 1 – 3 p.m.  –  Quinn 215/217 (Quinn Lab)
    • Monday, 3/5, 1 – 3 p.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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