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 (using your Emerson username and password). This semester, we have workshops taught by students 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!

Fall 2014 workshops for Students

New workshops for the current semester will be posted very soon! 

Fall 2014 workshops for Faculty and Staff

HTML and CSS Basics

top of HTML documentThis workshop is an introduction to HTML and CSS, the building blocks of web development. This workshop assumes you have no knowledge of HTML and CSS. The workshop will be two hours long to allow ample time for demos and exercises.

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

  • Friday, October 10th, 2pm to 4pm in Ansin 112 (3DL)

RSVP for HTML and CSS Basics (Sign-in with your Emerson username and password!)

Windows 8.1 Demystified

windows 8.1 logoMicrosoft's new operating system has a bad reputation for being confusing, and consumers are resistant to upgrade. While this version of Windows definitely represents a major change in design, with a little guidance, and a little practice, you can get the most out of some powerful new features.

Experience Level: Beginner.

  • Friday, October 10th, 3pm to 5pm in Walker 418 (ATL)

RSVP for Windows 8.1 Demystified (Sign-in with your Emerson username and password!)

HTML and CSS Advanced Tactics

top of HTML documentThis workshop is for learning advanced HTML and CSS techniques, such as using media queries for responsive design, complex CSS selectors, external fonts, animation, and HTML5 elements.

Experience Level: Advanced. Must be comfortable writing HTML and CSS; being familiar with the Chrome Dev Tools is a plus.

  • Friday, October 17th, 2pm to 3pm in Ansin 112 (3DL)

RSVP for HTML and CSS Advanced Tactics (Sign-in with your Emerson username and password!)

Head Shots and Simple Portrait Editing in Photoshop

Photoshop is the industry leading standard for image editing and basic design. Using photo portraits as an example, we will cover an introduction to basic workflow, using Adobe Bridge, cropping, resizing, removing red eye, and preparing for posting on the internet. We'll also go over features like selecting, cloning, levels, and the healing brush.

Experience Level: Beginner.

  • Friday, October 24th, 11am to 12pm in Walker 634 (CML1)

RSVP for Head Shots and Simple Portrait Editing in Photoshop (Sign-in with your Emerson username and password!)

Excel Pivot Table Basics

Excel's Pivot Tables feature allows you to control how you view and organize your data in real time. In this workshop we will learn how to set up a basic data table, convert it into a pivot table and perform simple queries.

Experience Level: Beginner.

  • Friday, October 31st, 11am to 12pm in Walker 634 (CML1)

RSVP for Pivot Table Basics (Sign-in with your Emerson username and password!)

Lunch 'n' Lynda

lynda dot com logo

Bring your lunch (optional) and learn how to get the most out of 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 the available content, and answer any questions you may have.

Experience Level: Beginner.

  • Friday, November 7th, 12pm in Walker 418 (ATL)

RSVP for Lunch n Lynda (Sign-in with your Emerson username and password!)

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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