Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

The following is a list of workshops currently scheduled at the STC!  Interested in one?  Click on it to be redirected to a sign-up page, which will show available dates and times.  You will be asked to sign in with your Western universal login information.  If you have any questions, please contact the STC at techcenter@wwu.edu!

3D Printing and Making Adobe Premiere Intro to Amazon Alexa
Adobe After Effects Apple Final Cut Microsoft Excel
Adobe Illustrator Apple iMovie Microsoft PowerPoint
Adobe InDesign Audacity Microsoft Publisher
Adobe Lightroom Glowforge Certification Microsoft Word
Adobe Photoshop Intro to Arduino VR Lab Certification
Apple GarageBand Intro to Raspberry PI WordPress

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Available Workshops and Workshop Files

 Digital Media Accessibility: Captioning Video

In this course, we’ll learn how to caption video content on YouTube and using Amara in order to ensure that our digital media content, in particular videos produced by Western employees and posted the Western’s channels, are accessible to those who need this content. How to use handbrake to attach an SRT file.

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 Adobe Acrobat

This 90 minute hands-on workshop, introduces AdobeAcrobat. You will use acrobat tools create and modify file in the portable document format (pdf).
 Adobe Acrobat PDF Accessibility 

In this 90 minute workshop, you will be introduced to the basic design elements required to create an accessible document. You will be introduced to the tools in Adobe Acrobat Professional that will help you identify and correct accessibility issues. No previous experience is required.

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 Adobe Dreamweaver

This 90 minute workshop introduces Dreamweaver as a web development tool. The student will learn an intermediate level of web development, including how to define a site, formatting with Cascading Style Sheets, and creating rollovers, layers and tables. This class is designed for those with little to no prior web experience. Prior knowledge of Dreamweaver is not required.

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 Adobe Flash

Create a multimedia presentation using Flash, one of the premier tools for web-delivered content and effects. Use the timeline to place text and graphics; create animations; incorporate audio; and publish your Flash movie.

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 Adobe Illustrator

A 90 minute hands on class covering the basic aspects of Adobe Illustrator. Topics covered include basic functionality such as creating and editing paths, objects, outlines, fills, type, bitmap images, and other tools. Additional topics will include design tips and concepts.

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 Adobe InDesign for Journalism

In this hands-on workshop you will be introduced to the basic features of Adobe InDesign including page setup, layout, addition of text and graphics, formatting and discussion of printing issues. This class will focus on the news paper layout.

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 Adobe InDesign​

Adobe InDesign is the preferred program for professional quality publications including flyers and information pamphlets. In this 80 minute hands-on workshop you will be introduced to the basic features of Adobe InDesign including page setup, layout, addition of text and graphics, formatting and discussion of printing issues.

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 Adobe InDesign Trifold​

Adobe InDesign is the preferred program for professional quality publications including flyers and information pamphlets. In this 80 minute hands-on workshop you will be introduced to the basic features of Adobe InDesign used to create a trifold brochure including page setup, layout, addition of text and graphics, formatting and discussion of printing issues.

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 Adobe Photoshop

This 90 minute hands-on workshop, introduces Adobe Photoshop. You will use Photoshop tools and palettes to select and modify existing graphics, and work with layers to edit and transform images. Options for saving and printing graphics.

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 Adobe Premiere

In this fun hands-on workshop, you will use Adobe Premiere Pro to import digital video footage, cut segments, edit audio, add photos, text, transitions, and effects, as well as rendering and exporting. No prior digital editing experience is necessary.

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 Alexa

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 Apple Final Cut Pro X

A 90 minute hands on introduction to editing video utilizing Final Cu Pro X. This also serves as a basic introduction to video editing in Final Cut Pro X. Skills learned include: capturing video, cutting video, adding effects, transitions, titles, and basic video conversions (encoding).

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 Apple GarageBand​

In this fun hands-on workshop, you will record and play back multiple tracks of audio. Use built-in audio filters to enhance the audio track for recording guitar instruments. You will learn how to create mp3s and podcasts.
 Apple iMove​

In this fun hands-on workshop, you will create your first video with easy to use iMovie. You will capture digital video footage, cut segments, add photos, text and transitions. Considerations for recording and playback will be discussed. No prior digital editing experience is necessary. This class uses the 2008 version of iMovie

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 Apple iWeb

Create your site using themes. Customize it with photos, movies, text, and widgets. Then publish to myWeb folder on your U: drive

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 Audacity

In this 90 minute Audacity workshop you will learn the basic functions needed to edit audio files.

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 Google Documents

In this 90 minute class you will learn the basics for using Google Docs a free, Web-based word processing, presentations and spreadsheets program.
 HTML: A brief Introduction

Starting at zero, we'll go through the basics of HTML: what it is and how to use it.
 Microsoft Access

Upon completion of this 90 minute hands-on workshop, you will be familiar with the major components of an Access database - tables, forms, queries and reports. You will be able to evaluate the pros and cons of using a database vs a spreadsheet for specific tasks. You will be able to enter data, run and modify queries, and create simple forms and reports. No prior database or Access experience is required.

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 Microsoft Excel

In this 90 minute hands-on workshop, you will experience the basics of working with Excel including entering text and numbers, using formulas and functions to calculate totals, percentages, and averages, and creating a chart. No prior spreadsheet experience is required.

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 Microsoft Office Overview

In this 60 minute demonstration, you will be introduced to the basic elements of the Microsoft Office user interface and how they will impact the way you work. You will be introduced to Microsoft's new Fluent User Interface including The Ribbon, The Microsoft Office Button, The Quick Access Toolbar, Galleries and Live Preview. No previous experience is required.

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 Microsoft OneNote

In this 90 minute hands-on workshop, you will be introduced to OneNote by creating a notebook with formatted text and graphics. You will use OneNote to organize, rearrange and display your sections and pages. No prior OneNote experience is required.

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 Microsoft PowerPoint I

In this 90 minute hands-on workshop, you will be introduced to PowerPoint by creating a presentation with formatted text and graphics. You will use PowerPoint views to organize, rearrange and display your presentation. No prior PowerPoint experience is required.

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 Microsoft PowerPoint II

Instruction in using more advanced features in Power Point including timing, video, pictures and exporting for use on any computer.

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 Microsoft Publisher I

In this 90-minute hands-on workshop you will use Microsoft Publisher to create a tri-fold double-sided brochure. You will work with layout options, add and format text, insert and size graphics. You will work with color, master pages and linked text. No prior Publisher or publication experience is needed.

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 Microsoft SharePoint

In this 90-minute hands-on workshop you will use Microsoft SharePoint to create document librarys, lists and make us of the basic functions in a SharePoint Team site. STC Sharepoint site

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 Microsoft Word

Many students and faculty work with Word everyday without understanding some of the basics of this important software tool. In this 90 minute hands-on workshop, you will be introduced to the essential elements of Microsoft Word. Upon completion, you will be able to insert, delete, select, move and copy text; apply and change formats; control page breaks and use tables to organize information. You will be able to create a header and footer to repeat information on each page automatically. You will insert a photo, change margins and explore print options. Keyboard shortcuts and right-mouse shortcut menus will be included. No prior Word experience is required, though some experience will provide the most beneficial learning experience.

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 Prezi

This is a 90 minute hands-on workshop. You will learn how to use Prezi, an online presentation creation site, to create dynamic, media rich presentations. You will also learn how to present with Prezi on or offline.

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 SPSS Inc. SPSS​

SPSS is a statistical and data analysis software. This 80 minute hands-on workshop will use the SPSS online tutorial to introduce basic SPSS functions. Topics covered include opening, importing and creating datasets, viewing and changing the properties of variables, generating descriptive statistics (mean, median, standard deviation) and charts.

No prior experience with SPSS is expected. Experience or need to generate statistics is most conducive to a beneficial learning experience.

 Unity

Unity gaming engine basics

This is a 90 minute hands-on workshop. You will learn how to use Unity, a gaming design engine.

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