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Technology Workshops Archive

Faculty are always welcome to request workshop sessions at their convenience.

Fall 2013

Special Topics in LaTeX

LateX source code for the notes document above are in this file:  LaTeXSpecialTopics.txt
  (To compile, change the file extension to ".tex")

Sample Document:  Brief Introduction to Campanology
LaTeX source code for the sample document are in this file: CampanologyIntro.txt
  (To compile, change the file extension to ".tex")

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510F

 

  1. Review of Research Paper Structure in LaTeX
  2. More Notation, Mathematical and Scientific
  3. Incorporating, Placing, and Cross-Referencing Figures and Images
  4. Tables, Small and Large
  5. Selected Diagram Examples
  6. Displaying Source Code in a Document

 

Examples will be distributed, along with copies of the materials from the first LaTeX session October 25th, for anyone who still needs them.

 

If you are interested, please tell Robin Hill, hill@uwyo.edu, or 766-4814.  A room will be reserved and  you will be notified.

 

Writing with LaTeX

LateX source code for the notes document above are in this file:  WritingLaTeX.txt

In conjuction with IT and ARCC

Friday, October 25th, 2013
3:00 - 4:30 pm
  Installation pre-session to begin at 2:30.
Business 21

Learn how to produce the nicely-formatted document extract on the right from the commands on the left.
\textsc{Fixed-Point Theorem:}\\
For every total recursive function $f$,\\
$(\exists n \in \mathbb{N}) \:  \phi_n = \phi_{f(n)}$
LaTeXed FPTheorem

Learn how to embed that formula, and more, into a paper with precise control over the layout, structure, and references.

LaTeX is a free, cross platform document preparation system designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. This short course will focus on basic document production using the LaTeX environment. The class will start with 30 minutes of lecture and demonstration, followed by an hour of question-specific walkthroughs.

For those interested, there will be a short pre-session for people who want to learn how to install LaTeX on Windows, OS X, or Linux.

Course Outline

  • General discussion and overview
  • Examples
  • Structure of formal papers -- title, sections, cross-reference
  • Style and formatting -- lists, font, margins, layout
  • Notation
  • BibTeX

Workshop Notes forthcoming.

Registration: RSVP to Tim Brewer (brewer@uwyo.edu). We encourage attendees to bring their own laptops.

 

Introduction to WebGL (Web Seminar)

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

This free ACM Webcast, "3D on the Web — Introduction to WebGL," is presented on  by Alain Chesnais, Past President of ACM and Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at TrendSpottr. The talk will be followed by a live question and answer session with Alain.  WebGL has been introduced in HTML5 as an implementation of OpenGL ES 2.0 in JavaScript. It extends the 2D canvas primitive to incorporate real-time 3D support without requiring any plugins. In this webinar we will look at the history of WebGL, introduce the viewer to the core concepts of the API, and present several demonstrations to illustrate what you can do with it. We will also address issues related to current deployments and limitations.

To be shown on screen in Coe 510B.  If  you are interested in attending, please e-mail Robin Hill, hill@uwyo.edu.

 

Planning for Teaching Workshops

Course Websites

Starting with an overview of the WyoWeb portal and the simple platform, Course Studio, we will proceed into an introduction of our full-fledged course platform, eCompanion, showing the basic structure and site navigation, uploading and creation of materials.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510F

Introduction to eCompanion

The basics of the full online platform that we offer for ongoing supplemental use -- eCompanion. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  Assumes the background given in "Course Websites."

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510F

Repeated:

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510F

ECompanion Exams and Grading

A tutorial on the advanced assessment tools of the eCompanion platform.

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510F

 

Summer 2013

No registration is necessary for these workshops.  You are invited to just come to our lab in Coe Library at the time given.

Course Websites

Monday, May 13th, 2013
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510F

Starting with an overview of WyoWeb and Course Studio, we will proceed into a introduction of our full-fledged course platform, eCompanion, showing the basic structure and site navigation, uploading and creation of materials.

Introduction to eCompanion

The basics of the full online platform that we offer for ongoing supplemental use-- eCompanion. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  Assumes the background given in "Course Websites."

Monday, May 13th, 2013
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510F

Repeated:

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510F

ECompanion Exams and Grading

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
10:30 - 11:30
Coe Library 510F

A tutorial on the advanced assessment tools of the eCompanion platform.

 

 

Spring 2013

Please register for these sessions with our Spring 2013 Planning for Teaching form.

Note that we will also hold Instructional Computing Services Lab drop-in hours, for assistance with course site construction, during Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of the week before classes (January 7th, 9th, and 11th), from 11:00 to 1:00.

Course Websites

January 8th
1:00 - 2:30
Coe Library 510B

Starting with an overview of WyoWeb and Course Studio, we will proceed into a introduction of our full-fledged course platform, eCompanion, showing the basic structure and site navigation, uploading and creation of materials.
(Register via the link above.)

Starting to Build Your eCompanion Site

January 8th
3:00 - 4:30
Coe Library 510B
Please bring your own laptop for this hands-on session.  You may wish to ensure that you have a course site in advance.

Using your own course site or one of our practice sites, we will introduce you to the tools and help you add the first materials.
(Register via the link above.)

Writing with iBook Author

January 9th, two identical sessions.  Attendance is limited, so be sure to register.
9:00 - 11:00
1:00 - 3:00
Coe Library 506

Corey Carson of Apple will show the popular iBook Author product:  "Available free on the Mac App Store, iBooks Author is an amazing app that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, mathematical expressions, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could."
 
In this 2-hour session, you will be given multimedia resources and walked through an exercise to build your own multi-touch textbook. To benefit from the hands-on exercises, you'll need to bring a Mac running 10.7.2 (Lion) or higher, and you must have iBooks Author installed.
(Register via the link above.)

ECompanion Exams and Grading

January 10th
8:00 - 9:00
Coe Library 510B

A tutorial on the advanced assessment tools of the eCompanion platform.
(Register via the link above.)

Course Websites

January 15th
8:30 - 10:00
Coe Library 510B

As described above.
(Register via the link above.)

Starting to Build Your eCompanion Site

January 18th
8:30 - 10:00
Coe Library 510B
Please bring your own laptop for this hands-on session.  You may wish to ensure that you have a course site in advance.

As described above.
(Register via the link above.)

 

Fall 2012

We will hold our regular workshops, in addition to the Writing Your Own Textbook series, during the week before classes start.

Writing Your Own Textbook: Planning

A repeat of the session held on May 7th; please see the description below in the Spring 2012 list.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Coe Library 506
Register here for this workshop.

Writing Your Own Textbook: Distribution

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Coe Library 506
Register here for this workshop.

Course Platform (LMS) Sessions

Participants will get more out of the following sessions if they read the Supplemental Course Websites page first: http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/ics/coursewebsites/index.html.

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the course website platforms UW offers to supplement classroom teaching, explaining their capabilities, workflows, and management, with emphasis on the simplest, Course Studio in WyoWeb.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
11:00 a.m. to Noon
Coe Library 510B

REPEATED:

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

Introduction to eCompanion

The basics of the full online platform that we offer for ongoing supplemental use-- eCompanion. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  Assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

REPEATED:

Friday, August 24th, 2012
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

REPEATED:

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

Grading and Testing in eCompanion

This session will focus on 1) how to create exams, write and re-use questions, mark and return exams and archive them with Respondus, and 2) how to configure the eCompanion Gradebook, enter gradable items, and export records.

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

REPEATED:

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

Summer 2012

Participants will get more out of the following sessions if they read the Supplemental Course Websites page first: http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/ics/coursewebsites/index.html.

Introduction to eCompanion

The basics of the full online platform that we offer for ongoing supplemental use-- eCompanion. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  Assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

Grading and Testing in eCompanion

This session will focus on 1) how to create exams, write and re-use questions, mark and return exams and archive them with Respondus, and 2) how to configure the eCompanion Gradebook, enter gradable items, and export records.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

Spring 2012 Colloquium Week

Location: ECTL's Instructional Computing Services Lab, Coe 510B, unless noted below for the individual session.

 

Writing Your Own Textbook: Planning

In this two-part series for faculty who wish to write their own comprehensive and original instructional materials, we will discuss

  • authoring tools and platforms
  • document structures and formats
  • distribution mechanisms

A textbook is assumed to hold material that is modifiable but relatively static, intended to be completed and distributed to students before the start of the course.  Although the writing will produce electronic files, the results should be suitable for both e-book and print (with some limitations on each).  The follow-up session, on distribution, wil take place in the fall.

This workshop will also cover, briefly:  (a) the incorporation of links and references to external materials, especially restricted UW Libraries resources via the proxy service, and (b) standards and good practices for accessibility; electronic books offer many adaptive options, and those options afford advantages to readers disabled and otherwise alike.

Monday, May 7th, 2012
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Coe Library 506 (changed from original location of Coe 510B)
Register here for this workshop.

The second workshop in this series, Writing Your Own Textbook: Distribution, is tentatively scheduled for August 22nd.


Participants will get more out of the following sessions if they read the Supplemental Course Websites page first: http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/ics/coursewebsites/index.html

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the course website platforms UW offers to supplement classroom teaching, explaining their capabilities, workflows, and management, with emphasis on the simplest, Course Studio in WyoWeb.

Monday, May 7th, 2012
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

Introduction to eCompanion

The basics of the full online platform that we offer for ongoing supplemental use-- eCompanion. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  Assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

Grading and Testing in eCompanion

This session will focus on 1) how to create exams, write and re-use questions, mark and return exams and archive them with Respondus, and 2) how to configure the eCompanion Gradebook, enter gradable items, and export records.

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

Spring 2012 Planning for Teaching

Location: ECTL's Instructional Computing Services Lab, Coe 510B.
Participants will get more out of the sessions if they read the Supplemental Course Websites page first: http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/ics/coursewebsites/index.html

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the course website platforms UW offers to supplement classroom teaching, explaining their capabilities, workflows, and management, with emphasis on the simplest, Course Studio in WyoWeb.

Monday, January 9th, 2012
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

Introduction to eCompanion

The basics of the full online platform that we offer for ongoing supplemental use-- eCompanion. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  Assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

Presentation Mechanisms

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

A "how-to" survey of the presentation applications PowerPoint, Prezi, Slidy, and Slideshare.  Without delving into the details of development and editing, we will show how to create, package, present, and share slides and materials through these approaches. 

iPads for Teaching

Thursday, January 12th
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Coe Library 506

Are you wondering how to use that nifty new iPad for teaching? This session will first introduce several tried-and-true mobile apps for managing your work and enhancing your teaching. Next, we'll present some innovative uses of iPads and mobile devices inside and outside of the classroom here at UW.

Open eCompanion Session

Friday, January 13th
9:00-10:00 am
Coe Library 510B

Focusing on eCompanion, this session will be driven by attendees' needs and interests. Come with your eCompanion questions at the ready. 


 

Fall 2011 Impromptu Sessions

These sessions are generally held at the request of one or two instructor, but all are invited.

Location: ECTL's Instructional Computing Services Lab, Coe 510B.
Participants will get more out of the sessions if they read the Supplemental Course Websites page first: http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/ics/coursewebsites/index.html

Introduction to eCompanion

Monday, December 5th, 2011
11:00 to noon
Coe Library 510B

Introduction to eCompanion

Monday, December 12th, 2011
10:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

Spreadsheets for Grades

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
1:00 to 2:00
Coe Library 510B

Introduction to WyoSakai

Basic tools-- Resources and other file services, communication and
collaboration, simple assessments, giving assignments and collecting
submissions.
Basic instructor tasks-- Monitoring student enrollment, semester
workflow, grading.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
11:00 a.m. to Noon
Coe Library 510B

Introduction to eCompanion

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510B

Supplemental Course Websites

These sessions, September 6th-9th,  will repeat the series "Planning for Teaching," held the week before the start of classes.

Location: ECTL's Instructional Computing Services Lab, Coe 510B.
Light refreshments will be provided. No registration is necessary.
Participants will get more out of the sessions if they read the Supplemental Course Websites page first: http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/ics/coursewebsites/index.html

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the three course platforms UW offers to supplement classroom teaching -- Course Studio, eCompanion, and WyoSakai -- explaining their capabilities, workflows, and management, with emphasis on the simplest platform, Course Studio in WyoWeb..

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

Introduction to UW's Course Platforms-- eCompanion and WyoSakai

The basics of the full online platforms that we offer for supplemental use-- eCompanion and WyoSakai. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  Assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Coe Library 510B
[Session repeated; see below]

Introduction to UW's Course Platforms-- eCompanion and WyoSakai

The basics of the full online platforms that we offer for supplemental use-- eCompanion and WyoSakai. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a course shell, display a syllabus and post announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions.  Assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

Grading and Testing in eCompanion

This session will focus on 1) how to create exams, write and re-use questions, mark and return exams and archive them with Respondus, and 2) how to configure the eCompanion Gradebook, enter gradable items, and export records.

Thursday, September 8, 2011
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

Grading and Testing in WyoSakai

This session will focus on 1) how to create and manage tests; define and save settings; write, share, and re-use questions; import and export, mark and return, and archive exams, and 2) how to configure Gradebook and Gradebook2; enter items; and import and export records.

Friday, September 9, 2011
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

Planning for Teaching, Fall 2011

These sessions will be held in the ECTL's Instructional Computing Services Lab, Coe 510B, during the week before classes start. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration is necessary. Participants will get more out of the sessions if they read the Supplemental Course Websites page first: http://www.uwyo.edu/ctl/ics/coursewebsites/index.html.

 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday's sessions are for instructors who are beginners or who are merely curious about course websites.

How a Course Website Can Enhance Your Teaching

A look at several different course website scenarios that might be employed by faculty teaching in the classroom, from simple display of materials to record-keeping to more complex student interactions.

Monday, August 15, 2011
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the three course platforms UW offers to supplement classroom teaching -- Course Studio, eCompanion, and WyoSakai -- explaining their capabilities, workflows, and management, with emphasis on the simplest platform, Course Studio in WyoWeb..

Monday, August 15, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday's sessions show how to use the basic capabilities of our two full-powered course site platforms. These sessions assume the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Introduction to eCompanion

This session will provide an overview of standard teaching tasks in eCompanion. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate an eCompanion course shell, post a syllabus and announcements, upload materials, and lead discussions.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

Introduction to WyoSakai

This session will provide an overview of standard teaching tasks in WyoSakai. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a WyoSakai course shell, post a syllabus and announcements, upload materials, and lead discussions.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday's sessions show assessment facilities and intermediate-level teaching tasks. These sessions assume the background given in the respective "Introduction" workshop.

Grading and Testing in eCompanion

This session will focus on 1) how to create exams, write and re-use questions, mark and return exams and archive them with Respondus, and 2) how to configure the eCompanion Gradebook, enter gradable items, and export records.

Friday, August 19, 2011
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

Grading and Testing in WyoSakai

This session will focus on 1) how to create and manage tests; define and save settings; write, share, and re-use questions; import and export, mark and return, and archive exams, and 2) how to configure Gradebook and Gradebook2; enter items; and import and export records.

Friday, August 19, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 


Past Workshops

Summer 2011

This session will be held in the ECTL. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration is necessary.

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the three course platforms UW offers to supplement classroom teaching: Course Studio, eCompanion, and WyoSakai.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Coe Library 510B



Spring 2011

These sessions will be held in the ECTL the week before classes start. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration is necessary.

An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites

A brisk explanation of the various platforms provided by UW for teaching online - their facilities, workflows, and management, with emphasis on the default platform, Course Studio in WyoWeb.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Coe Library 510B


Introduction to eCompanion  

This session will provide an overview of standard teaching tasks in eCompanion. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate an eCompanion course shell, post a syllabus and announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions. We will try to get to online grade maintenance and quizzing, as well. This session assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

Introduction to WyoSakai

This session will provide an overview of standard teaching tasks in WyoSakai. Attendees will learn how to request and navigate a WyoSakai course shell, post a syllabus and announcements, upload materials, and carry on discussions. We will try to get to online grade maintenance and quizzing, as well. This session assumes the background given in "An Overview of WyoWeb and Course Websites."

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Coe Library 510B

 

Past Workshops Schedule

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