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!

[Fall 2015 workshops coming soon! Check back here!]

Summer 2015 workshops for everyone!

Learn with

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Learn how to get the most out of your subscription to, 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.

  • Tuesday, July 28th, 2015, 11am to 12pm in Ansin 112 (3DL) - (RSVP has closed)

Using a Graphics Tablet

Adobe InDesign iconCurious about how to use a Wacom graphics tablet? Come learn a more intuitive way of drawing on a computer. Stay for the Illustrator workshop immediately following!

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

  • Wednesday, July 29th, 2015, 2pm–2:30pm in Ansin 112 (3DL) - (RSVP has closed)

Intro to Illustrator

Adobe InDesign iconIt's easy to be intimidated by vector drawing, but once you learn the basics it becomes second-nature! Soon, you'll be standing up Photoshop to make precise scalable graphics in Illustrator!

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

  • Wednesday, July 29th, 2015, 2:30pm–3:30pm in Ansin 112 (3DL) - (RSVP has closed)

Slackshops Series

Autodesk Maya iconJoin us on Slack this summer in the #slackshops channel for a series of technology-driven discussions. From Emerson services to current internet trends and controversies, we'll hash it out in chat! Ask questions, throw out theories! No need to RSVP, but if you haven't joined Slack yet, sign-up here.

Living with Robots. With Google's image recognition creating it's own trippy images, and the new Terminator movie just released, we've got AI on the brain. How might AI be incorporated in our lives at Emerson?

Are free services worth it? Exploring the controversial side of using free apps for education. Let's talk about how to understand the fine print and what kind of risks they introduce. is coming to Emerson! What is it and why are we switching to it?

Additional Learning Opportunities


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 or 617-824-8090.


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

Video Tutorials

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

canvas iconWe also have a series of Web Development workshops you can take on your own through Canvas at