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it2go E-Newsletter - January 2017

it2go newsletter - Training the way you want it!

Upskill students with short tech trainings


IU instructors, take advantage of an easy way to connect your students to the technology training and resources available to them. Our trainers will come to your class to provide a short training session on a technology that would benefit your teaching topic, as well as inform students of support available to them.

Contact IT Training to arrange these quick training sessions. Find the request form at: ittraining.iu.edu/studentoutreach

This service is available in person at Bloomington and Indianapolis, or can be arranged online for any IU campus.

January is alive with opportunities!


Opportunities to learn skills in everything from Canvas to Outlook & PowerPoint, from Excel to Photoshop and Illustrator and more fill the IT Training schedule in January. There will also be a webinar on the IU Web Framework.

To see the schedule for everything offered throughout the spring, go to:

Excel from the basics


IT Training offers a series of Excel workshops several times each semester. The first series of the spring semester begins on Tuesday, January 17th and continues for the next three Tuesdays simultaneously on the Bloomington campus and online.

Excel is the most-used spreadsheet and analysis application. Gain an understanding and learn new tricks to increase your efficiency in using it.

Earn a certificate by attending all four workshops in the series.

For more information and to register, see: Excel certificate series

Desktop publishing series


A series of workshops teaching the basic skills of desktop publishing will begin on Monday, January 16th simultaneously on the Bloomington campus and online.

The first workshop in the series is Adobe Photoshop, the premiere application for image-editing, will teach how to use Photoshop’s many tools and menus.

The series continues with Adobe Illustrator teaching how to draw vector graphics.

The series then moves on to Page Design & Layout Basics, InDesign and finally concludes with a project lab that aids in putting all these applications together with a project that requires the use of all these applications.

Completion of the series results in the earning of a certificate. For complete descriptions and to register, see: Desktop Publishing Fundamentals

Intern insights


As an intern in the IT Training department, I came expecting to learn new things. What I didn’t expect was for those new things to not only be on programs that I have little knowledge on but also on programs that I thought I’ve mastered.

For example, learning an Adobe program such as InDesign was something I expected; what I didn’t expect was to learn a shortcut for splitting your screen or what kerning is and how to change it in Word.

To enlighten you on kerning as I have been, I will explain. Kerning is the spacing between characters in word. You can either expand or tighten that space without actually stretching or squeezing the word itself. I also learned what tracking is, the spacing between words.

I am learning new tips and tricks as well as learning new programs.

January 2017

In this issue


IT Training Tips


Here are the IT Training Tips blog latest articles:

  1. Web design resources
  2. Reinventing the camera, one pair of Spectacles at a time

To read more, go to: http://ittrainingtips.iu.edu

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Printed Schedule


Get a printable schedule of this semesters workshops offered at IU Bloomington, IUPUI, and Online.

Questions? Contact Us!

UITS IT Training
Email: ittraining@iu.edu
Phone: 812-855-7383 or 317-274-7383

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