Class Schedules

When you view your class schedule from the Student Center, there are several different options. You can view the default weekly schedule or you can click the Class Schedule Details link to view your classes in a list format. You also have the option to only view classes for certain days of the week or certain weeks of the month, but did you know that it is also possible to view a list of academic calendar deadlines such as the Drop calendar and the Cancel and Withdrawal calendar? To do this, go to the Student Center and click the calendar icon next to a class session.

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This will open a window which lists the Academic Calendar Deadlines.

 

 

Muse: Creating a Website without Coding

Screenshot of a website created in Adobe Muse.Creating websites can be a daunting task – especially if you don’t have much experience with HTML code.  If you’re more of a graphic designer than a web designer, and want to create attractive websites without needing to learn how to code, Adobe Muse can help!  Muse is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software, and IT Training’s recent webinar, Muse: Creating a Website without Coding, gives a quick overview of the program.

In the webinar, we covered the following topics:

  • Navigating the Muse interface
  • Creating a new site
  • Working with master pages to create templates for a site
  • Incorporating text and graphics into a page
  • Using widgets to add navigation and slideshows

View/Listen to Webinar/Podcast recording. Watch the recording of Muse: Creating a Website Without Coding!

If you’ve worked with Adobe’s design programs, like Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, Muse provides familiar tools and a similar interface to Adobe’s design programs, and graphic designers will feel right at home designing websites in Muse.  We couldn’t cover everything that Muse has to offer in our webinar – is there anything you’re interested in learning how to do in Muse?  Drop us a line in the comments!

Snow and Ice Challenge

Thanks to all who sent in their submissions.Are you tired of winter? Is the snow and ice wearing you out? Are you cursing the groundhog and Mother Nature? Unfortunately winter is not over yet. The forecast for the next 7 days includes low temperatures and more snow.

If you want to beat the winter blues, get involved in IT Training’s Snow and Ice Challenge. Grab your camera, Smartphone, or camcorder and take a photo or video that will raise our spirits and make our readers smile.

Your entry must be original and it must be submitted by the person who captured the photo or video. But unlike many other photo or video contests, for this challenge you MUST use your favorite application to enhance, distort, or manipulate the media in some way. For example, you can use Photoshop to put clothes on your snowman or use After Effects to convert snowflakes into ice cream cones. Be creative! Have fun! Get out of your winter funk! If you manage to make us smile, we will post your photo or video on this blog.

If you’re interested but you don’t know how to edit photos and videos, consider taking a Photoshop, After Effects, or Premiere Pro workshop. Our classrooms are always warm and full of bright ideas, but if you can’t bear the thought of getting out to attend an instructor-led workshop, consider downloading workshop materials or attending online training sessions.

For more information about how to submit your photo or video, click here.

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…and we have a winner! Congratulations, Andrew! This video is quite entertaining. Nice job.

Thanks to everyone who sent in a submission. Here are a few of the other entries:

Woman, Snowman, and boy

 

Snow Scene

 

Boy in snow

 

CIB Bldg in Snow

 

How to use Google like a pro

How to be a Google Search Pro

I would assume almost everyone reading this knows how to “Google,” but can you use Google to search like a Google pro? Today I’m going to share a few googling tips that will change the way you search, optimize what you find, and maximize the usability you get from the content you searched for. You can thank me later, because I’m totally going to save your day.

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Box: Access Files, Share and Collaborate from Anywhere

Box company logoHave you ever lost a USB flash drive? Do you need to collaborate with others on document creation? Do you need to share documents with a lot of people? Do you want to share a project’s assets with others but you don’t want them to be able to edit the files? Are you curious about the Box service at Indiana University?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, then you will be interested in our Box: Access Files, Share and Collaborate from Anywhere presentation. In this webinar, we address the following topics:

  • What is Box?
  • How do I upload documents?
  • What is the difference between sharing and collaborating?
  • What are the best-practices for using Box?

Watch the Box webinar recording. Watch the Box webinar recording!

Watch the webinar to learn how to use Box to make collaboration and sharing with your colleagues easier and more productive!

People from all corners of the university are using Box to do some interesting things. Do you have an interesting use for Box? Let us know in the comments!

3 uses for your old Flash Drives

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It’s the dawn of “The Cloud,” and you don’t want to be stuck behind in the stone age using crazy things called flash drives! But what do you do with all of those memory sticks you have laying around at home? Today I’ve got some awesome tips for just that!

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Adobe Connect for Online Presentations

Baby using a computerWhen it comes to Adobe Connect at IU, whether you’re starting at a beginner level (like the subject in the photo on the left) or you’re an advanced user, our recent webinar “Adobe Connect for Online Presentations” likely has some takeaways you can use.

View webinar recording. View the webinar recording for “Adobe Connect for Online Presentations.”

In this webinar, we covered:

  • Planning for a successful event
  • Creating an Adobe Connect meeting
  • Getting familiar with the Adobe Connect interface
  • Using pods and layouts effectively to strengthen your presentation
  • Managing events and content on connect.iu.edu

These links were shared during the webinar for additional information:

If you liked this webinar, you might also be interested in:

PowerPoint 2013: The Basics 
FEBRUARY 19
5:30 – 9:00
IUPUI ICTC IT121
PowerPoint 2013: Setting Up a Slide Show with Audio & Video (Webinar)
MARCH 5
5:30 – 7:30
Online

Find and register for these events.

Drop us a line in the comments! What additional questions do you have after watching the recording? What do you wish was covered that we didn’t discuss?

 

How to organize your files

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I’m sure this isn’t going to be the most advanced tip you have ever came across, but this new way of organization changed the way I manage my files. Today I’m going to show you how you can Photoshop, paint, PowerPoint, or whatever your favorite software is for creating simple block graphics in order to make your very own custom background.

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Creating Logos in Illustrator and Using Them in InDesign

In a recent workshop, I was asked why logos created in Illustrator look strange when the logo is resized inside InDesign. Here is a possible answer to this problem.

Let’s begin inside Illustrator and create our logo.
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Word’s Paste Options

In a recent IT Training workshop that I was teaching, a participant ask me what each of the options in the Paste button on the ribbon in Word meant. I knew the ones that I used, but didn’t know the others. So, I promised to research and get back with the information.

Here it is:

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The paste button has an upper part and a lower part. Clicking on the upper part of the button does a simple past from the clipboard to wherever your cursor is in the document. Read the rest of “Word’s Paste Options” »