Academic Technology @ Palomar College

Academic Technology Training

How to sign-up for Academic Technology Training

Faculty members wishing to receive professional development credit should sign-up through the Professional Development Office. Instructions for creating and/or modifying your professional development contract can be found on their web site. Staff members wishing to receive professional growth credit should contact the Human Resources Office with questions.

Academic Technology Training Workshops Spring 2015 – for Faculty and Staff: Spring2015ATRCTraining pdf file

Workshop Descriptions

Microsoft Office 365 for Faculty

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time:1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:LL-109

Learn about how to get your free Office 365 subscription, and some fundamentals of using Office 365 for editing, creating, and sharing documents. There will also be a demonstration of how to link to an online document from within a Blackboard course.


Microsoft Office 365 for Faculty

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Time:6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:LL-109

Learn about how to get your free Office 365 subscription, and some fundamentals of using Office 365 for editing, creating, and sharing documents. There will also be a demonstration of how to link to an online document from within a Blackboard course.


Using the Official College WordPress Theme

Facilitated by:Chris Norcross
Date:Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Time:1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:LL-109

Learn how to transition to the new official Palomar College WordPress theme! This workshop is for existing WordPress users. For those new to WordPress the Getting Started with WordPress workshop is strongly recommended.


Getting Started with WordPress

Facilitated by:Chris Norcross
Date:Thursday, September 3, 2015
Time:1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:LL-109

A WordPress site hosted by Palomar College is an easy to use alternative to a “regular” website. How to obtain and manage a WordPress site for individuals, departments, and special programs will be discussed. If you have ever wanted a website but worry that you do not have the technical skills to create and manage one this workshop is for you.


Using the Official College WordPress Theme

Facilitated by:Chris Norcross
Date:Friday, September 11, 2015
Time:9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:LL-109

Learn how to transition to the new official Palomar College WordPress theme! This workshop is for existing WordPress users. For those new to WordPress the Getting Started with WordPress workshop is strongly recommended.


Building Basic PowerPoint Presentations

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Monday, September 14, 2015
Time:4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:LL-109

In this workshop you will craft a presentation while learning PowerPoint skills such as importing content from other presentations, embedding video files and setting them to auto-play, converting a textual list of Smart Art, and integrating a variety of source materials into a single presentation style. This workshop is intended for those with little or no previous PowerPoint experience.

This workshop will use PowerPoint 2013.


Animation in PowerPoint

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time:4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:LL-109

One of the strengths of PowerPoint is its ability to animate objects. This workshop will explore animation in depth. We will animate a sample presentation, with focus on the skills of using appearance, emphasis, and disappearance effects.

This workshop will be conducted using PowerPoint 2013.


From PowerPoint Slides to Video

Facilitated by:David Gray
Date:Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time:4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:LL-109

In this workshop you will create a video from a PowerPoint presentation using the tools built-in to PowerPoint. We will provide the presentation and script for you to narrate during the workshop. We will discuss methods of making the video available to your students, including options for student access via Blackboard. Though the emphasis in this workshop will be on PowerPoint tools, we will also describe how to create a video of PowerPoint content using Camtasia Studio.

This workshop will be conducted using PowerPoint 2013.


Building Online Forms with WordPress

Facilitated by:Chris Norcross
Date:Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:LL-109

Building online forms is easy using WordPress and Gravity Forms. Attendees of this workshop will learn how to create a form and manage submissions. Previous experience with WordPress is strongly recommended.


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