Training, Workshops and Tutorials

LEDS coordinates and offers a variety of training, workshops and tutorials for faculty, staff and students.

Tech Tools and Productivity Workshops

LEDS offers a variety of workshops for faculty and staff popular software tools that are frequently used in day to day work. These sessions provide the opportunity to learn new skills, sharpen old ones, develop self confidence and increase productivity. Click the link to see what is being offered this semester.

Tech Literacy Series

Students need opportunities to master basic technology literacy skills. LEDS has organized a series of learning experiences designed to target purposeful acquisition of these essential competencies. Faculty can arrange to have staff come to their class, or bring them to LIB 222, to learn these basics within the context of their course material

Self Guided Tutorials

There are many opportunities online to learn the skills you need whether it be an online course, or a just-in-time tutorial. Skidmore subscribes to VTC.com for full tutorials on a range of topics. You can access these by requesting an account. LEDS also maintains a list of  tutorials from Adobe, Microsoft, and other essential applications.

Tech Tools and Productivity Workshops

oughout the year, LEDS offers a wide range of workshops for faculty and staff, which target technology skills and competencies that enhance their performance and provide opportunities for professional development. Some topics include:

  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • Web Design and Digital Presence with WordPress
  • Creating Visual Learning Objects for Narrative and Documentation
  • Digital Media Creation Basics
  • Digital Self-Paced Learning and Quizzes
  • Blackboard Basics
  • Blackboard Custom Instruction
  • Blackboard Assignments and Turnitin
  • Blackboard Grade Center
  • Increasing Student Engagement with Blackboard Interaction Tools
  • Plagiarism Prevention and Detection
  • Screencast Production Extravaganza: How do I create multimedia tutorials?
  • Transcribing with a Little Help from Our AI Friends
  • Virtual Collaboration with Zoom!

To see the current workshop calendar, or to request a training topic, please click below.

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Consultation and Customized Workshops

We are available for consultation to assist you with in designing and organizing custom workshops and learning experiences. If it is not something we are prepared to teach ourselves, we can help arrange appropriate resources. If this is what you are looking for, please click on the Special Request button and complete the form. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible.. 

Tech Literacy Series for Students

LEDS staff offer a series of learning opportunities that help provide students with the technology literacy skills they need to succeed at Skidmore and beyond. Sessions can be scheduled in the Learning Lab (LIB 222) or delivered during regular class meetings, tailored to suit faculty objectives. Here is a list of our standard offerings:

  • Managing and Manipulating Data with Excel
  • Creating Engaging and Effective Presentations and Visuals
  • Developing Your Web Presence
  • Keeping Your Digital Materials in Order: How and where to store your files for easy access and online collaboration
  • Finding Compelling Visuals and Manipulating them for Web and Print
  • Putting Your Best Foot Forward with Social Media
  • Organizing Your Work with Refworks

If you are interested in one of the above sessions, or if there is something else you are looking for, please submit a request.

Please select which topic(s) your are interested in:

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