Workshops

Every semester, Emerson IT hosts an array of computing and software workshops. Topics covered generally include graphics and video editing, desktop and web publishing, and more! Browse our listings, and sign-up for a session using the RSVP link included below the description.

This semester, we have workshops for students, as well as workshops for staff and faculty taught by our IT full-time staff! Be sure to bring your username and password to the workshop so you can participate using a lab workstation. See you there!

Spring 2015 workshops for Students

Intro to InDesign

Adobe InDesign iconIf you would like to lay out a magazine, a poster, a pamphlet, or even a book, this workshop will help you to get started. This hands-on session will cover basic print layout and design using Adobe InDesign.

Experience Level: Beginner. Must be comfortable using a computer.

  • Friday, February 27, 11am–12:30pm in Walker 634 (CML1) - RSVP
  • Wednesday, March 18, 10–11:30am in Walker 418 (ATL) - RSVP
  • Tuesday, April 7, 6-7:30pm in Walker 634 (CML1) - RSVP

Intro to Autodesk Maya

Autodesk Maya iconCome learn the basics of modeling in Autodesk Maya, the industry-leading 3D animation toolkit. In this workshop, you'll learn how to navigate the Maya interface to create and texture 3D models.

Experience Level: Beginner–Intermediate. Must be very comfortable using a computer.

  • Thursday, February 26, 2–4pm in Walker 418 (ATL) - RSVP
  • Monday, March 23, 2-4pm in Walker 418 (ATL) - RSVP

Intro to Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop iconNot enough cats in your vacation photos? This workshop will teach you the skills needed to fix that. Learn how to manipulate pictures using the industry standard, Adobe Photoshop.

Experience Level: Beginner. Must be comfortable using a computer.

  • Friday, February 27, 1–2:30pm in Walker 634 (CML1) - RSVP
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2–3:30pm in Walker 418 (ATL) - RSVP
  • Wednesday, April 8, 6–7:30pm in Walker 634 (CML1) - RSVP

Animating with Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop iconFind out how to breathe new life into 2D Animation with Photoshop using layer based techniques such as fluidity, motion and expression.

Experience Level: Beginner–Intermediate. Must be very comfortable using a computer.

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2-4pm in Walker 418 (ATL) - RSVP
  • Friday, March 27, 3-5pm in Ansin 112 (3DL) - RSVP

Intro to Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro iconProfessional video editing isn’t just for FCP and Avid: Adobe’s Premiere Pro is used in industry projects from David Fincher films to SNL’s digital shorts. Get started editing with Premiere Pro in our workshop.

Experience Level: Beginner–Intermediate. Must be comfortable using a computer. Some knowledge of video editing a plus.

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2–4pm in Walker 418 (ATL) - RSVP
  • Friday, March 27, 11am–1pm in Walker 634 (CML1) - RSVP

Intro to Social Media Management Tools

jumble of icons from social media applications and servicesSocial media is fun, but it can also mean business! This workshop will introduce you to free and low-cost social media tools, such as Hootsuite, bit.ly, and Klout, so you can get your message out there more effectively.

Experience Level: Beginner. Must be comfortable using a computer.

  • Friday, March 20, 2–3pm in Walker 418 (ATL) - RSVP

Intro to Final Draft

jumble of icons from social media applications and services

Screenwriters and playwrights! Join us and learn how to master the program that is the industry standard for scripting.

Experience Level: Beginner. Must be comfortable using a computer.

  • Friday, March 20, 3–4:30pm in Walker 418 (ATL) - RSVP
  • Thursday, April 2, 6–7:30pm in Walker 634 (CML1) - RSVP

Spring 2015 workshops for Faculty and Staff

Work From Anywhere

top of HTML documentHow do you work when you're stuck at home? Don't let the MBTA stop you! Join us to learn how to connect securely to Emerson's network from off-campus, and access Banner, Cabinet, and your Emerson email from any computer. Optionally, bring your laptop if you want to be hands-on during the workshop. No RSVP required!

Experience Level: Beginner.

  • Tuesday, February 24th, 2015, 10am to 11am in Ansin 301 - No RSVP Required!
  • Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 1pm to 2pm in Ansin 301 - No RSVP Required!

HTML and CSS Basics

top of HTML documentEver want to build your own website? Learn how to start coding using the essential markup languages that power every website on the internet: HTML and CSS. This course is intended for beginners, and it covers a lot of ground, with time allotted for try-it-yourself while learning.

Experience Level: Beginner. Must be comfortable using a text editor on a computer.

  • Friday, February 27th, 2015, 2pm to 4pm in Ansin 112 (3DL) - RSVP Here!

Learn with Lynda.com

lynda dot com logo

Learn how to get the most out of your subscription to Lynda.com, the online video tutorial library you can access for free as an Emersonian. In this session, we will sign-up, navigate the website, explore some available content, and answer any questions you may have.

Experience Level: Beginner.

  • Friday, March 13th, 2015, 12pm to 1pm in Walker 418 (ATL) - RSVP Here!

Canvas and You

top of HTML documentLooking for help organizing all of the stacks of paper that come with teaching? Learn how to post your syllabus and collect assignments through Canvas!

Experience Level: Beginner.

  • Thursday, March 26th, 2015, 2pm to 3pm in Walker 418 (ATL) - RSVP Here!

Simple SQL Queries

top of HTML documentGet comfortable with writing simple SQL queries against one table or view. Learn about sorting and extracting only the information you desire. Limited to 12 attendees.

Experience Level: Beginner.

  • Friday, April 10th, 2015, 2pm to 3pm in Ansin 112 (3DL) - RSVP Here!

Additional Learning Opportunities

Canvas

canvas logoThe Instructional Technology Group (ITG) offers one-to-one and group-based training on Canvas. To schedule training, contact ITG with your availability at itg@emerson.edu or 617-824-8090.

Skype

skype iconMedia Services offers one-to-one training on Skype. To schedule training, contact Media Services with your availability at media_services@emerson.edu or 617-824-8676.

Video Tutorials

lynda iconSee our page detailing how to sign up for free access to Lynda.com's online tutorial library: LyndaCampus.

canvas iconWe also have a series of Web Development workshops you can take on your own through Canvas at http://ec1880.us/webdevcourse.

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