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  •  Blackboard 9.1 Introduction (for Faculty)
    overview:

    LaGuardia Community College is in the process of upgrading our content management learning system Blackboard 8.0 to the newer version 9.1.
     

    WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES: 

    1. Environment 

    2. Walk through of the new environment in real time.

    3. Usefully sites to expand your classroom into the home.
     

    PowerPoint Presentation
     

    Further information: 

    Here you will find information regarding Blackboard 9.1's commonly used tasks that will help you facilitate your class on an online platform. Also take a look at our YouTube Channel that gives you a visual walk thought on how to complete these tasks.

     

    Faculty:

    Changing the Course Entry Point 

    Creating a Menu to suet your course
    Inserting a divider in your course menu 

    Making your course available 

    Creating a link in menu to My Grades 

    Editing Staff Information 

    Uploading a banner to your course 

    Creating an Announcement
    Uploading a Syllabus 

    Creating an Assignment 

    Uploading Documents
    Creating a Test 

    Creating a Forum
    Copy/Moving Files 

    Modifing your Course Tools
    Creating a Group
    Sending Emails 


     

     

     Blackboard 9.1 Level I
    Overview:
    BlackBoard 8.0 is used by LaGuardia as an online tool for courses. Professors can choose to use BlackBoard or not to share materials, communicate with students, and share information.

    Workshop Objectives:
    1. Making the course "Available."
    2. Creating "Announcements."
    3. Inserting “Staff Information
    4. Uploading “Course Documents”
    5. Creating “Assignments”
    6. How to Send Emails to Students
    7. Creating Discussion Forums

    Blackboard 9.1 Level I

     Blackboard 9.1 Level II

    Overview: 

    BlackBoard 9.1 is used by LaGuardia as an online tool for courses. Professors can choose to use BlackBoard or not to share materials, communicate with students, and share information.


    Workshop Objectives:
    1. Messaging
    2. Changing the "Entry Point"
    3. Uploading a "Audio, Video, & Image"
    4. Creating "Groups"
    5. Creating a "Test."
    6. Creating "Upload a Banner"


    Blackboard 9.1 Level II
     

     

     Computer Basics Level I

    Overview:  

    Computer Basics introduces general computer use and terminology. It introduces basic skills for using software programs in a windows environment.   

      

    Workshop Objectives:  

    1. Control program windows and menus. 

    2. Graphical user interface (GUI) 

      a) Desktop 

      b) Manage Windows 

      c) Recycle Bin  

      d) Creating a New Folder 

    3. Control Panel. 

      a) Appearance and Themes. 

      b) Printers and Other Hardware 

      c) Network and Internet Connections. 

      d) Performance Maintenance. 

      e) Add or Remove Programs. 

    4. Working with the mouse. 

    5. Personalization. 

      a) Wallpaper. 

      b) Screensaver. 

    6. Folders View. 

      a) My Computer. 

      b) Explorer. 

      c) Folder View Styles. 

      d) USB  


    Computer Basics Level I  


     Computer Basics Level II

    Overview:  

    Computer Basics Level II introduces general computer use and terminology. It introduces advanced basic skills for using software programs in a windows environment.

    Workshop Objectives: 

    1. Getting familiar with your Keyboard. 

    2. How to Install Programs. 

      a) From Web 

      b) From CD 

      c) How to Uninstall 

    3. How to Create Users 

    4. Group Permissions and Full Control 

    5. System tools. 

      a) Disk Clean Up 

      b) Defragmenter 

    6. Help and Support. 

    7. Search tool. 

    8. Ctrl+Alt+Delete 

    9. Short Cut Commands

     

     Computer Basics Level II  


     CouseSites.com

    Overview:

    Introduce teachers to an alternative to CUNY's BlackBoard. ACE Department here at LaGuardia Community College is starting to use this site for it's students. It works well with this department due to the fact that some of it's students are not full time CUNY students.

     

    Workshop Objectives: 

    1. Introduce CourseSites.com
    2. SignUp for a Teachers Account
    3. Creating a Course
    4. Enrolling a "Student"
    5. Introduction to BlackBoard 9.1

    CourseSites.com

     Data Storage

    Overview: 

    Data Storage Workshop goes into the many options you have to back up your work, there are several ways you can back up your files, online server or an external hard drive.

    Workshop Objectives:
     

    1. Familiarize yourself with Cloud Technology
    2. Quick history of Data Storage
    3. Looking at Online Storage Servers (Dropbox)
    4. How to backup your work on a flash drive or external hard drive
    5. Setting up automatic Backing up schedule of your hard drive using Windows 7 built in BackUp.

    Data Storage
     Dreamweaver CS5 Level I
    Overview:

    Dreamweaver is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) HTML editing tool that is powerful enough to be used by professionals, yet is still comfortable enough for amateurs who want more than what Netscape Composer has to offer. I have not used Front Page but from talking with those who have used both it and Dreamweaver, Dreamweaver is a step up. This documentation with help you create a website with three pages.  


    Dreamweaver Level I


     Dreamweaver CS5 Level II
    Overview:

    Dreamweaver gives you many options when it comes to setting the properties for your webpages. Within the "Page Properties" dialog box, you can set the appearance of your page, name your page and set other important properties that will not only enhance your website, but will also improve the usability of your website. In this documentation we will use the website already created in a previous workshop. 


    Dreamweaver Level II
     

     Dreamweaver CS5 Level III
    Overview:

    The Spry Menu Bar allows you to add very user-friendly dynamic menus that allow for great organization to your website navigation. It builds a hierarchy of links to the inner pages of your site. The main section headings show up on the page all of the time, but the other links are only displayed when the user rolls the mouse over the top link. 


    Dreamweaver Level III
     

     E-Business Level I

    Overview:  

    E-Bay is “The world’s online market place” it is an inexpensive and excellent site that allows almost anyone to begin a small online e-business. With the proper management most transactions can be done electronically safely at your own leisure.

     

    Workshop Objectives:
    1. How to Register and Setup and E-Bay Account
    2. What is needed to open a sellers account
    3. Fees associated with having an account
    4. How to Take Photos
    5. How to work with the Sell Your Item Wizard
    6. How to Monitor your listings
    7. Payments and Shipping
    8. Safe online trading.

    eBusiness Level I
     

     E-Business Level II

    Overview: 

    PayPal is an e-commerce business that permits payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet.  

     

    Workshop Objectives: 

    1.  How to sign up for a PayPal account
    2. Verifying your new PayPal account
    3. Adding your credit card
    4. Editing your profile
    5. Adding funds to your PayPal account
    6. Withdrawing funds from your PayPal account
    7. Main Goal of PayPal

    eBusiness Level II 

     

     Ektron 8

    Overview: 

    The Ektron page Builder allows users to create, deploy, and manage a website, this Content Management System or “CMS”, allows users, designers, and developers to work in parallel, creating a more efficient and updated website.


    Workshop Objectives:
    1. What is a Page Builder?
    2. How to add a New Page.
    3. Creating Menus.
    4. Creating content.
    5. Linking Content to a page.
    6. Adding Image to Wire Frame.
    7. Adding Flex Menu.
    8. Adding to blue area.
    9. and more...

    Ektron Handout

     Ektron 9

    Overview:

    The Ektron 9 page Builder allows users to create, deploy, and manage a website, this Content Management System or “CMS”, allows users, designers, and developers to work in parallel, creating a more efficient and updated website.


    Workshop Objectives Handouts:
    1. How To Create A Page In Ektron
    2. How To Create An HTML Content
    3. Linking An HTML Content To A Page
    4. How To Edit Text On HTML Content
    5. How To Create A Link On HTML Content
    6. How To Add An Image To An HTML Content
    7. How To Create A Menu Link
    8. How To Create An External Menu Link
    9. How To Add A Flex Menu To The WireFrame
    10. How To Add Items To The Blue Area

    WORKSHOP VIDEO TUTORIAL: Click Here

     Facebook
    Overview:

    Facebook as a support Web 2.0 tool in alignment with college Online & Hybrid initiative is a free-access social networking, and major support web 2.0 tool as a College Online/Hybrid Initiative where users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people. 


    Facebook 

     

     Fireworks CS5 Level I
    Overview:

    This Adobe Fireworks Tutorial will help you familiarize yourself with this image editing software. With this documentation you will learn how to bend text around an object, how to apply gradient on a Text, Round corners on an image and color fade an image. 


    Fireworks Level I
     

     Fireworks CS5 Level II
    Overview:

    This Adobe Fireworks documentation will help you familiarize yourself with this image editing software. You'll learn the tricks and techniques professional designers use to edit your photos so they look as if they were being looked through night-vision goggles and create masking effects. 


    Fireworks Level II
     

     Fireworks CS5 Level III
    Overview:

    With this Fireworks documentation, you’ll learn how to create a detailed, informative slideshow. This program allows you to use photos, effects, and design features to construct an appealing slideshow for presentation. 


    Fireworks Level III
     

     Flash CS5 Level I
    Overview:

    This Adobe Flash documentation will help you familiarize yourself with this animation software and will give you the fundamental to create your own flash animation. You will learn how to Import Images, Create a Motion Tween, Preview an Animation, Ease in and Ease out an Animation, Stopping an Animation.  


    Flash Level I

     Flash CS5 level II
    Overview:

    Sprite sheets are graphic images that can move within a larger graphic. With Flash CS5 you will be able to develop independent animated images that can then be combined in a larger animation. Typically, each sprite has a set of rules that define how it moves and how it behaves if it bumps into another sprite or a static object.  


    Flash Level II
     

     Flash CS5 Level III
    Overview:

    Flash is a series of website tools designed to allow programmers to create animation and interactive images to a website.
    Many large companies have excellent flash websites, yet so many small businesses seem incapable of designing a smooth and clean website, but with this documentation, you too can build your own flash website with just a few lines of Actionscript without any complication.
     


    Flash Level III
     

     Google Calendar
    Overview:

    Google Calendar as a support Web 2.0 tool in alignment with college Online & Hybrid initiative is a free Internet calendar that lets you keep track of your own events and share your calendars with others. It's the ideal tool for managing personal and professional schedules. It is both simple to use and very powerful..


    Google Calendar
     

     Google Search
    Overview:

    Google Search a support Web 2.0 tool in alignment with college Online & Hybrid initiative, this free-access Search Engine allows the user to enter endless search criteria’s such as text, images, videos, and much more. WWW.GOOGLE.COM.


    Google Search 

     

     Google+
    Overview:

    Google+ as a support Web 2.0 tool in alignment with college Online & Hybrid initiative, is the social network endorsed by the leading search engine, and one that is growing in popularity exponentially compared to other Social Networks.


    Google+ 

     

     GroupWise 8.0

    Overview: 

    Introduces you to GroupWise 8.0, which is the Staff & Faculty email system here at LaGuardia Community College. 
     

    Workshop Objective:

    1. Access (Client & Web)
    2. Signature
    3. Cabinet (Creating folders)
    4. Groups (contacts)
    5. Send email
    6. Reply, Reply All, Flagging, Tagging, etc.
    7. Calendar
      a. Navigating through Calenders
      b. Meeting/Appointment setup (date, time, recurring date, etc)
      c. Inviting/Accepting
      d. Sharing a calender.

    GroupWise

     How to use Twitter in your Classroom

    Twitter as a support Web 2.0 tool in alignment with college Online & Hybrid initiative, and social media in general, can make a surprisingly useful educational tool, giving students and teachers an easy way to communicate that goes beyond office hours and classrooms. 

     
    Twitter in Plain English

     
    Handout
     

     iDVD for Macintosh

    Overview: 

    iDVD is a product of Macintosh's (Apple) iLife it will help you create your own DVD. To learn more about iDVD, click here.

     
    Workshop Objectives:
     

    1. Magic iDVD
    2. One Step DVD
    3. Custom DVD
    4. Burning DVD

    iDVD

     iMovie for Macintosh

    Overview: 

    iMovie is a product of Macintosh's (Apple) iLife it will help you create, organize, and ehance your own Movie. To learn more about iMovie, click here.

     
    Workshop Objectives:
     

    1. Intro to iMovie
    2. Adding effects to your movie
    3. Recording and publishing video

     

    iMovie  

     

     

     InDesign
    Overview:

    Adobe InDesign is a newer version of Adobe PageMaker, a desktop publishing program. It is a tool to be used for design and layout purposes. InDesign is the perfect choice for making any document that needs some creative layout, from posters to newspapers. It offers all kinds of features to modify your text and images, which can work together in interesting ways to create a unique and professional design. 


    InDesign 

     

     iPhoto for Macintosh

    Overview: 

    iPhoto is a product of Macintosh's (Apple) iLife it will help you organize, edit, and file your Photos. To learn more about iPhoto, click here.

     
    Workshop Objectives:
     

    1. Intro to iPhoto.
    2. Importing and Organizing your picture collection.
    3. Editing images in iPhoto
    4. Sharing photos.

     

    iPhoto 

     

     iTunes for Macintosh

    Overview: 

    iTunes is a product of Macintosh (Apple) it is a center were you can play audio files (mp3, mp4, or CD's), tune in to internet radio, watch TV shows, movies, books, and more. To learn more about iTunes and more of it's functions, click here.

     
    Workshop Objectives:
     

    1. Using iTunes.
    2. Working with iTunes.
    3. Watching iTunes visual effects.
    4. The iTunes Music Store.

    iTunes

     

     KeyBoarding

    Objectives Include

     

    • Proper Type Etiquette
    • Posture
    • Typing Tricks
    • Typing Resources
    •  Practice Time (Student will be given a typing resource center for practicing on and off campus)

     Keyboarding

     

     Macintosh OS X Basics Part I
    Overview: 

    Operating System X (10) was introduced by Macintosh (Apple). It has several versions: Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Lion, which is it's latest version of OS X released on July 20, 2011. To learn more about OS X history, click here.

     
    Workshop Objectives:

    1. Desktop
    2. The Dock
    3. Finder
    4. Menu Bar
    5. Spotlight

    Macintosh OS X Basics Part I

     Macintosh OS X Basics Part II

    Overview: 

    Operating System X (10) was introduced by Macintosh (Apple). It has several versions: Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Lion, which is it's latest version of OS X released on July 20, 2011. To learn more about OS X history, click here.

     
    Workshop Objectives:
     

    1. Accounts
    2. Exposing Expose
    3. Dashboard
    4. Time Machine
    5. Keyboard Shortcuts

    Macintosh OS X Basics Part II

     Microsoft Access 2010 Level I
    Overview:

    Microsoft Access is a full-featured database application which you can use to manage, track and share information from multiple sources. We will cover the creation of a New Database, the identification of the Access Environment, Modify a created table and form.  


    Access Level I
     

     Microsoft Access 2010 Level II
    Overview:

    Microsoft Access is a full-featured database application which you can use to manage, track and share information from multiple sources. We will cover the creation of a 2 table database as well as the field definitions and relationships. Lastly the Repair of a database will be discusses as-well  


    Access Level II
     

     Microsoft Access 2010 Level III
    Overview:

    Microsoft Access is a full-featured database application which you can use to manage, track and share information from multiple sources. We will cover password on a table, design of a form and using short codes to fulfill a command  


    Access Level III
     

     Microsoft DOS Basics Level I

    Overview: 

    Microsoft DOS or MS-DOS is a command prompt shell window. DOS controls the computer’s hardware and provides an environment for programs such as Windows to run. This system program must always be present when working with computers that have a Operating System Installed. 

     

    Workshop Objectives: 

    1.  How to access DOS “Disk Operating System” screen. 
    2. How to access a list of DOS commands. 
    3. How to specify and work with prompts. 
    4. Understand the Difference between DOS Command Line and GUI. 
    5. Ways to compare Windows Environment to the DOS Environment. 
    6. How to view Directories / Folders and Files 
    7. How to access basic applications. 
    8. Ways to close the DOS (Command Prompt). 

    Microsoft DOS Basics Level I

     Microsoft DOS Basics Level II

    Overview:  

    Microsoft DOS or MS-DOS is a command prompt shell window. DOS controls the computer’s hardware and provides an environment for programs such as Windows to run. This system program must always be present when working with computers that have a Operating System Installed 

     

    Workshop Objectives: 

    1. Understanding the importance of DOS. 
    2. Setting Date and Time. 
    3. Navigating through long Directories. 
    4. How to recall DOS commands. 
    5. How to view single and groups files. 
    6. List Files with the Same Extensions. 
    7. How to clear cluttered dos screen. 
    8. How to create a file using DOS. 

    Microsoft DOS Basics Level II

     Microsoft Excel 2010 Level I
    Overview:

    Excel is a spreadsheet program used to enter, manipulate, compute, graph, analyze, and store numeric data. Its uses, include managing budgets, grade books, and maintain simple address lists. We will cover the workbook environment and how to enter and modify data to successfully create a functional spreadsheet.  


    Excel Level I
     

     Microsoft Excel 2010 Level II
    Overview:

    Excel is a spreadsheet program used to enter, manipulate, compute, graph, analyze, and store numeric data. Its uses, include managing budgets, grade books, and maintain simple address lists. We will touch base on the PMT Function and successfully create a spreadsheet that calculates payments  


    Excel Level II
     

     Microsoft Excel 2010 Level III
    Overview:

    Excel is a spreadsheet program used to enter, manipulate, compute, graph, analyze, and store numeric data. Its uses, include managing budgets, grade books, and maintain simple address lists. Will cover cell commenting, duplication elimination, cell selection and Templates  


    Excel Level III
     

     Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Level I
    Overview:

    Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program by Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Office suite. PowerPoint is used as a visual aid by business people, educators, students, and trainers. We will identify the Workspace area, the ribbon features, slide layouts, variety of available themes and slide show presentation.


    PowerPoint Level I
     

     Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Level II
    Overview:

    Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program by Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Office suite. PowerPoint is used as a visual aid by business people, educators, students, and trainers. We will cover the Insert tab groups, simple animation, helpful slide show options and printing settings features  


    PowerPoint Level II
     

     Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Level III
    Overview:

    Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program by Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Office suite. PowerPoint is used as a visual aid by business people, educators, students, and trainers. The implementation of a Media Tool and PowerPoint conversion processes.  


    PowerPoint Level III
     

     Microsoft Word 2010 Level I
    Overview:

    Microsoft Word is a word processing application that allows the user produce professional documents; we will touch base on accessing the application, working with the Quick Access Toolbar, and what the New File Menu & Ribbon has to offer.  


    Word Level I
     

     Microsoft Word 2010 Level II
    Overview:

    Microsoft Word is a word processing application that allows the user produce professional documents; we will touch base on the various tabs that are available in the ribbon and to understand the Groups within each section.  


    Word Level II
     

     Microsoft Word 2010 Level III
    Overview:

    Microsoft Word is a word processing application that allows the user produce professional documents; we will touch base on the Mail Merge Wizard, where we will use templates and modify a letter of our own.  


    Word Level III
     

     Operating Systems

    Operating Systems:  This workshop covers the different types of Operating Systems and their evolution throughout the years.
     

    Objectives include: 

    • First type of Operating Systems
    • Differences between Newer and Older O.S.  interface
    • Layout and PC requirements
    • Release Dates
    • Functionality
    • Trends
    • Break troughs and failures
    • OS Companies/ Classifications

     Operating Systems 


     

     PC Repair Level I

     

    Objectives Include:

     

    •         Components required to have a functioning PC
    •         Internal and external devices
    •         Input and Output devices
    •         Breakdown of PC inside and out    
    •         History and abbreviation of hardware
    •        Hardware tasks
    •        Technological improvements

     

    PC Repair Level I
     

     PC Repair Level II

     

    Objectives Include:
    • Components required to have a functioning PC
    • Internal and external devices
    • Input and Output devices
    • Breakdown of PC inside and out    
    • History and abbreviation of hardware
    • Hardware tasks
    •  Technological improvements

     

    PC Repair Level II 

     
     

     Photoshop CS5 Level I
    Overview:

    Photoshop is the leading digital image editing application for the Internet, print, and other new media disciplines. With this documentation you will learn hot to Remove Red-Eye from photographs, Use the Healing Brush Tool, Crop Photos, Crop & Straighten photos and opening multiple scanned images.  


    Photoshop Level I

     Photoshop CS5 Level II
    Overview:

    Photoshop is the leading digital image editing application for the Internet, print, and other new media disciplines. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create simple neon streaks of light using Photoshop.  


    Photoshop Level II

     Photoshop CS5 Level III
    Overview:

    If you want to get into Photoshop compositing, one of the first features you'll have to conquer is selections. If you've ever tried selecting people (especially people with wispy hair) from one background and placing them onto another background, you know that it can be a huge pain in the neck. But by using the Refine Edge feature and a few other tricks in Photoshop CS5, you'll start your composites out right with a good selection. After that, making them fit into another background becomes a lot easier.

    This documentation shows you step by step how to select a person with curves and troublesome hair (that is, troublesome for us—and maybe her stylist) so perfectly that we can blend her image indefinably into a different background.
     


    Photoshop Level III
     

     Sharepoint 2010 Training Materials
    overview:

    SharePoint is an enterprise information portal, from Microsoft, that can be configured to run Intranet, Extranet and Internet sites. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server allows people, teams and expertise to connect and collaborate.


    Materials:
     

    How To Create Team Discussion
    How To Create Folders & Add Documents
    How To Add Links
    How To Add Events To The Calendar
    How To Add Announcements
    How To Add a Web Part
    How To Add a Task

     Windows 8
    Overview:

     

    If you're used to previous versions of Windows then you're going to notice that quite a bit has changed. Out goes the Start menu, in comes the new touch-oriented Start screen with new Windows 8-style apps and new interface conventions. Even experienced PC users may be left feeling a little lost. With this tutorial you will be able to do all of your everyday tasks.  


    Windows 8 

     


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