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Tips and Tricks: Using Gmail, Google Contacts, and Google Groups Together

Join Academic ITS for a hands-on session to untangle the mysteries of when to use Gmail vs. Google Groups and how Google Contacts works. Come to this session to learn essential tips about using Gmail, Google Contacts, and Google Groups together. You’ll learn about:

  • Gmail vs Google Groups
  • Creating and managing a Google Group
  • Sending a message via Google Groups
  • Mail merges
  • Using Google Contacts

Date: June 13, 2018

Time: 10-11:15am
Location: Miller Davis Classroom
Please RSVP

Can’t wait? To get started, visit these links:

Learn Google Forms!

Join Academic ITS to learn all about Google Forms. In this session, you’ll  learn how to:

  • Create a form
  • Add and edit questions
  • Share your form with collaborators
  • Send or embed your form
  • View and analyze responses

Date: July 18, 2018
Time: 10-11am
Location: Miller Davis Classroom
Please RSVP

 

Can’t wait? To learn about Forms now, click HERE.

 

 


Info Session: What Adobe Creative Cloud and how do I get it?

ITS invites you to an information session about the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications.

 

Colby recently began offering a campus license for Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes many Adobe applications under a subscription model. This resource is available for any Colby-owned faculty, staff, or lab computer. Commonly-used applications in this suite include:

  • Adobe Acrobat DC for PDF creation and editing
  • Adobe Photoshop for image manipulation
  • Adobe InDesign for creating print graphics
  • Adobe Premiere for video editing

In this informational session, participants will receive:

  • A general overview of Creative Cloud
  • A showcase of interesting and popular applications
  • Resources for application-specific training
  • Instructions for installing Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Training to access the built-in cloud storage
  • Guidance on using Creative Cloud mobile apps

This will be a joint presentation by Tim Stonesifer and Ellen Freeman of Academic ITS, along with the ITS Support Center.

Date: July 25, 2018
Time: 1:30-3:00pm
Location: Miller Davis Classroom
Please RSVP

 

Can’t wait? To learn about Adobe apps available with Colby’s campus license now, click HERE.


Google Drive and Team Drive

Join Academic ITS to learn all about Google Drive and Team Drives. In this session, you’ll  learn how to:

 

 

  • Upload and create documents
  • Work with files
  • Share and collaborate
  • Access from any device
  • Team Drive

Date:  August 1, 2018
Time: 10-11am
Location: Miller Davis Classroom
Please RSVP

 

Cant’ wait?

To get started now learning about Google Drive and Team Drive, click HERE.

 


Web Conferencing Tools at Colby

Join Academic ITS to visit and experiment with web conferencing tools at Colby. In this session we will learn about:

  • Zoom
  • Google Hangouts
  • Google Chat

Date:  August 15, 2018
Time: 10-11am
Location: Miller Davis Classroom
Please RSVP

Can’t wait? To get started, visit these links:

 

  Questions? Contact teched@colby.edu


Need to update your website on Colby.edu? Come by the Miller Davis Classroom for an open work session where you can work on your website with Academic ITS nearby. We will be available to answer WordPress questions about:

  • Creating new pages and posts
  • Changing your site navigation
  • Updating content
  • Adding PDF’s and images
  • And, much more!

Dates:

  • June 20, 2018
  • July 11, 2018
  • August 1, 2018

Time: 1:30-3pm
Location: Miller Davis Classroom
Please RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/7uHCkwxQE6yhfNja2


 Questions? Contact wordpress@colby.edu



Join Academic ITS in the Mule Works Innovation Lab to create a small 3D model of your own face and then 3D print it! Take a picture of your face and our student tutors will teach you the steps to get your face 3D printed. Since 3D printing takes time, you will need to return to the lab to pick up your print a few days after the event.

Date: May 7, 2018

Time: 4pm-8pm

Place: Mule Works Innovation Lab on the Miller Street, Miller 16

Materials will be provided, free of cost.


Want to create your own 3D printed project for a course? Set up a time to visit and see examples or email muleworks@colby.edu for more details.


Join Academic ITS in the Mule Works Innovation Lab for a fun, interactive card making event using the laser cutter. Bring your friends and “craft the love” by making a card to give this Mother’s Day, for a friend’s Graduation, or for any holiday! Or, bring your own pattern to cut!

Materials will be provided, free of cost.

 

Want to create your own laser cut project for a course? Set up a time to visit and see examples or email muleworks@colby.edu for more details.

 

Date: May 1, 2018

Time: 4-8pm

Place: Mule Works Lab, Miller 016

 


Faculty and students at Colby, in conjunction with the new Mule Works Innovation Lab, have been using Virtual Reality technology more frequently in the classroom than ever before. Join Academic ITS as we welcome a panel of faculty and student speakers to discuss their recent academic projects. We’d welcome hearing your project ideas, too!

 

  • Gretchen O’Brien, ‘18 – A virtual renovation of the Silberman lounge for an Anthropology class project
  • Shafat Rahman, ‘20 – Modeling exceptionalism in virtual reality for an Environmental Humanities class project
  • Chris Moore, Assistant Professor of Biology – Modeling predator/prey relationships in virtual reality for an Ecological Modeling class project
  • Luis Millones, Charles A. Dana Professor of Spanish – A virtual class trip to Jesuit Churches for The Jesuits and the Origins of Environmental History class

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Has it been awhile since Spring Break? Are upcoming final projects and exams stressing you out? Enjoy a getaway at the Mule Works Lab! We’ve installed Trapped with Dolls and Deserving Life, both are new virtual reality escape games.

Date: April 16, 2018
Time: 4-8pm
Place: Mule Works Lab, Miller 016

Be a Maker!

Want to create your own virtual reality project for a course? Set up a time to visit and examples or email muleworks@colby.edu for more details. Read more »


Join Academic ITS to learn how you can use the Mule Works Innovation Lab to engineer solutions to everyday problems.  In this workshop, you will learn about the design process, including:

  • Problem analysis
  • Options for creating parts in online CAD software and 3D modeling software (available in Mule Works Lab)
  • 3D printing, assembling, and testing

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Wearable Art for Students

Would you like a pair of unique earrings for yourself, or are you interested in making a bracelet or a necklace for a loved one? Academic ITS invites you to stop by the Mule Works Lab and create a piece of wearable art. Learn how to laser cut pieces of jewelry made out of wood. We will have templates ready to cut or feel free to bring your own pattern!

Date: March 20, 2018
Time: 4-8pm
Place: Mule Works Lab, Miller 016


Want to create your own laser project for a course? Set up a time to visit, learn, and see laser printed examples. For more info, email muleworks@colby.edu