Discover new ways of effectively communicating with your students this week at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT). See how to create online presentations that can help your students embrace difficult material. Plus, find out how to be more productive with your iPad and share apps that can help you connect with learners.

Some of our workshops require registration, so simply select the link in the workshop title and you’ll be taken directly to the appropriate registration page. Workshops are held at our facility at 301 South Main Street unless otherwise noted. If you have questions or need help, you can always email us at

Camtasia: Level 1
Monday, October 27 • 1–4 p.m.

Do you want to add your voice to a PowerPoint presentation and make it available to your students online? Learn to use Camtasia, a screen-recording program that lets you narrate PowerPoint presentations, still images, or videos. You will also learn how to upload the final product so students can access it.

Screencast-O-Matric Pro
Tuesday, October 28 • 2–3:30 p.m.

Screencast-O-Matic is inexpensive, Web-based software that allows you to record and narrate videos from your desktop. This workshop explores how to use this service to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course.

Excel: Level 1
Wednesday, October 29 • 9 a.m.–noon

This is an introduction to Microsoft Excel: Topics include basic features such as spreadsheet arrangement (rows, columns, and cells), and entering, editing, and formatting data. Also learn about formulas and graph creation.

Future Professors Development Circle
Wednesday, October 29 • noon–1 p.m.

This professional development circle helps graduate students prepare for a career teaching in the academy. Explore pedagogical issues, effective and disruptive teaching strategies, and gain confidence in your ability to teach at the college level. Share teaching tips, tricks, and get support from other future professors. All participants will receive a copy of Tools for Teaching (Second Edition) by Barbara Gross Davis. See the CTLT website for meeting dates and times. No registration is necessary.

Introduction to iPad
Thursday, October 30 • 9–11 a.m.

Congratulations, you’ve got an iPad! But now what? Tablet devices can be used for so much more than surfing the Web and reading e-books. Learn how to use it to increase your productivity at home or in the office. We’ll explore Evernote, Dropbox, and other productivity apps.

SPIN Training
Thursday, October 30 • 11 a.m.–noon

This workshop will allow participants to access and utilize the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN), a searchable database that provides up-to-date information on current national and international government and private funding opportunities. Users can then receive regular email notifications linked to search keywords. All of the data in SPIN is obtained directly from the sponsoring agencies to ensure the integrity of the information

Photoshop CS6: Part 5
Thursday, October 30 • 1–4 p.m.

This session will give you an overview of the use of powerful adjustment layers in Photoshop. Part of this session will be spent taking a grayscale picture and colorizing it using these tools.

Friday, October 31 • 9–11 a.m.

Clickers use hand-held devices and special software to poll students instantly in class. This introductory workshop is designed for anyone who wants to use Clickers in the classroom or for meetings. This is a Windows only program. This workshop is open to faculty, administrators, and staff only.

Brown Bag: There Is an App for That
Friday, October 31 • noon–1 p.m.

It can be tough to create an interactive environment in a large class. Some of our colleagues across campus are using technology to help change that. Come and share your ideas for using digital media tools and apps to keep students engaged, and find out what has worked for others. A light snack will be provided, but bring your lunch, too. No registration is necessary.

If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in an event, please contact the CTLT main desk at (309) 438-2542.