The Instructional Technology Team is pleased to announce that registration for Techfest is now open. To register, please complete this Google Form. Registration will close on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 5pm.
Register soon! Seats are limited in each workshop - and when the workshop is full, you will not be able to register for that session.
TechFest will be held on Wednesday, March 9th from 11:30pm-1:30pm in the University Center on the 3rd floor.
Each session is 25 minutes long followed by a short 5 minute break. Attend 1, 2, 3, or all 4 sessions at Techfest. At the end of each workshop, complete a feedback form to be entered in a drawing to win tech prizes.
Session times and descriptions are provided below. Don’t forget to register!
Session 1 Workshops (11:35 - 12:00):
Blackboard Tips & Tricks: Blackboard is the current learning management system used at UMBC. Your professors may use it to supplement or replace the traditional classroom experience. Come learn a few tips & tricks for getting access, taking tests, receiving notifications about content & communication updates, and using the new Bb Student mobile app.
LIMITED AVAILABILITY-Where’s my iCloud?: iCloud keeps popping up on my phone! What is this? Where is it? Why do I need it? Discover the essential basics of iCloud, like Find my iPhone, and how to use other features like Shared Photos, iWork for iCloud, and more.
Session 2 Workshops (12:05 - 12:30):
LIMITED AVAILABILITY-Collaborating with Google Docs: Are you working on a team project or presentation? With everyone’s busy schedules, how can we all meet up together to get this assignment done? Learn how to use Google Docs to work with your group without physically meeting!
LIMITED AVAILABILITY-LinkedIn 101 (from the Career Center): What is LinkedIn? Why should you use this tool to make connections and build your brand? Come to this session to learn the basics of LinkedIn including how to create an “All-Star” profile and the do’s and don’ts of LinkedIn connection etiquette.
Upgrade Your Notes with OneNote: Taking notes with paper and pen? There has to be a better way in the 21st century! Learn how to improve your journals with OneNote and how to stay on top of your class notes.
Session 3 Workshops (12:35 - 1:00):
Collaborating with Google Docs *Same as Session 2, see description above*
LIMITED AVAILABILITY-Making the Most of Your LinkedIn (from the Career Center): Go beyond the basics of LinkedIn. Learn how to take full advantage of this tool to network like a pro, increase your visibility, and make LinkedIn a part of your job search strategy!
CLOSED-Managing Your Gmail Tips & Tricks: Are too many emails flooding your inbox? Want to change its layout? And what are these Google Gadgets? Learn how to make the most of your email and become a Gmail Guru from the Chief Information Officer here at UMBC, Jack Suess!
Session 4 Workshops (1:05 - 1:30):
CLOSED-7 Secrets of Effective Calendaring: Google Calendar is such a simple, yet critical app for managing our day to day activities. Is there more below the surface than just your list of meetings? Come learn about hidden or unknown benefits of this simple and powerful tool. The intended outcome from this presentation is that participants are able to gain more insight and effective skill in their use of Google Calendar.
LIMITED AVAILABILITY-Maximizing Your Storage with Box: Want unlimited computer storage? Want to be able to access it anywhere, any time? Box Cloud Storage is your answer for storing files and collaborating on projects with your peers quickly and effectively.
Updates Coming to Clickers: Learn about the changes coming to Clickers here at UMBC from our UMBC Turning Technologies Intern. Registration is not required to attend this information session.