Student Workshops

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The Department of Communication Arts offers a series of workshops for students with the intent to: 

  1. To serve as a refresher for students who may need the applications but do not remember how to use the technology. 
  2. To provide an opportunity for students to learn how to use technology and to have time to work on assignments related to courses. 
  3. To address the ongoing request by students for tutoring. 

The workshops to be offered are:

Interested in signing up?

  • Reserve a seat. Students who drop-in will be admitted on a seat available basis as defined by each workshop.  
  • Some workshops will have pre-workshop packets that may require students to bring materials to the workshop or to complete some activity.

Students may register for workshops at 

Workshop List

Title:                Efficient Library Research and Data Storage Techniques: Zotero
Dates:            

Location:         CAC 2054
Description:    The ability to access information and to effectively store it is are critical skills for students in higher education.  This workshop will teach the basics of remote library research and how to save resources in Zotero, a free open-source reference management system.
Pre-workshop Packet: Yes
Seats per workshop: 30

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Title:                Creating an online Portfolio: Portfolium
Dates:            

Location:         CAC 1014
Description:    Today’s job search environment is highly competitive, and students who can demonstrate a competitive advantage has a leg up in the process. One method to develop this advantage is to be able to show skills to an employer through a portfolio. The State of Georgia utilizes Portfolium as its free portfolio system of choice. This workshop provides an introduction to the use of Portfolium.
Pre-workshop Packet: Yes
Seats per workshop: 24

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Title:                Brainstorming and Mind Maps: Coggle
Dates:            

Location:         CAC 1014 or CAC 2054
Description:    An essential skill for students for both the work and academic environment is to be able to document and organize their brainstorming activities.  Coggle, a web-based open source mind mapping application can assist individuals or teams in organizing their thinking.
Pre-workshop Packet: Yes
Seats per workshop: 30

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Title:                Creating Surveys: Qualtrics
Dates:    

Location:         CAC 1014 or CAC 2054
Description:    Students are expected to collect primary or original data for class projects.  In the future employers may require data collection.  This workshop will introduce students to the use of Qualtrics, a survey design, distribution, management, and reporting system. 
Pre-workshop Packet: Yes
Seats per workshop: 30

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Title:               APA Workshop
Dates:  

Location:         CAC 1014 or CAC 2054
Description:    Stylesheets are a fact of life.  Each organization has its stylebook and culturally develops standards for communication.  In the Department of Communication Arts, we use the American Psychological Association (APA) style guide.  This workshop will provide students with an introduction to the basics of APA and have time to answer student questions.
Pre-workshop: Yes
Seats per workshop: 30

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Title:                Flowcharts, process diagrams, and organizational charts: Lucidchart
Dates:            

Location:         CAC 1014 or CAC 2054
Description:    Understanding how something works is the starting point for making it better.  The flowcharting process helps to define processes and project tasks.  This workshop will walk participants through the process of designing a flowchart to document a process/task and then how to display that process/task through Lucidchart.
Pre-workshop Packet: Yes
Seats per workshop: 30

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Title:                Project Planning and Agile process: Trello
Dates:           

Location:         CAC 1014 or CAC 2054
Description:    An critical skill for any team is how to manage a project.  This workshop will review the basics of project design and focus on the technology that can assist in project management.  The program will use Trello, an easy, free, flexible, and visual way to manage your projects.  The workshop will demonstrate the use of the traditional project management system using a Gantt Chart and the use of cards (Agile).  The workshop starts with students understanding how to document work or project processes.
Pre-workshop Packet: Yes
Seats per workshop: 24

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Title:                Pecha Kucha
Dates:            

Location:         CAC 1014 or CAC 2054

Description:    Pecha Kucha is a delivery format devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. The first Pecha Kucha Night was held in Tokyo in February 2003.  Pecha Kucha is a simple presentation format where an individual shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically, and you talk along with the graphics and photos. This format requires a redesign of the visual aid/presentation relationship, the organizational nature of a presentation, and changes the emphasis on delivery.  This workshop will provide an introduction to Pecha Kucha including the design process, working with visual aids, and how to enhance delivery.  There will be time for individual student questions.
Pre-workshop Packet: No
Seats per workshop: 30