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Archive for August, 2010

Join us for BFusion/BFlex 2010!

What is BFusion/BFlex?

Hands-on training for developers and designers from industry leaders coming to IU. You will not find a more effective and cost-effective professional development opportunity.

Want to learn more about ColdFusion and Adobe Flex? What about cross-platform AIR applications? Already handy with Illustrator and Photoshop and want to quickly turn your work into Rich Internet Applications? Whether you are a curious beginner or an advanced developer, BFusion (a full day of ColdFusion training) and BFlex (a full day of Flash Platform development) have something for you:

  • What: Hands-on training from the experts in ColdFusion, Flex, AIR, Catalyst, and other technologies
  • When: September 11 and 12 (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Where: IU Bloomington
  • Cost: $30 for one day, or $45 for both days (price includes lunch)

Designers: BFlex also includes an all-day session for you (no programming necessary), Flash Catalyst – From Design to Rich Internet Applications without Coding.

For more information about the sessions, speakers, and registration,  please see:

See this post from one of our speakers Matt Woodward, Principle It Specialist of the US Senate, about his take on this year’s event:

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Illustrator CS5: Using the Shape Builder

One of the new features in Illustrator CS5 is the Shape Builder.  This tool allows you to combine and intersect shapes in a somewhat more natural way than the standard Pathfinder panel can accomplish. With this tool, rather than trying to decide which button to press to get the results we want, we can use the mouse cursor to get a preview of which shapes will be altered, and decided to add or subtract them to the final shape.  We can even press and drag over a group of shapes to add or subtract them all at the same time.

In this video presentation, we’ll examine some simple uses of the Shape Builder tool to get a feel for how this new tool might be used to create interesting shapes.

Illustrator CS5: Using the Shape Builder

Printing Graph Paper from Excel

Graph paper can be handy for a number of purposes when you need it – art projects, numeric comparisons, floor plans, and crafts to name a few. But unless you use a lot of it, graph paper isn’t something most of us are likely to keep on hand. Excel can serve up a quick grid to print out by following a few simple steps. Read the rest of “Printing Graph Paper from Excel” »

Did you Know? IT Training will come to you!

With the pace of technology constantly increasing, it can be hard to make sure your students are up to date on the latest software.  IT Training & Education can help with that.

If you’re a faculty member, TA or AI at IU, you can request one of our award-winning STEPS workshops for your academic class. We will come to your room during your regularly scheduled class time, or we can schedule one of our rooms to teach a special session of many of our regularly scheduled workshops.

IT Training Workshop Schedule

This can help get your students a leg up on any technologies they’ll need as they take your academic class. As you’re planning out your semester, now is a great time to think about how you might make use of our expertise in your academic class.

Each student will get a copy of our materials, and can work through the materials again on their own after the workshop.

Make a Special Request today

Some instructors also give extra credit to students for attending one of our regularly scheduled workshops, or allow students to attend a workshop in lieu of a scheduled lab. We can provide attendance verification in those cases.

And that’s not all.  If you’d like to learn more about how IT Training can help support your academic class or department contact:

At IU Bloomington — Andy Hunsucker

At IUPUI — Denise Brown

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