Spring/Summer 2018 Workshops and Development Opportunities

Are your fellow employees leaving you in the dust with their snazzy Google drive skills? Is your personal WordPress website in need of some work? Are you interested in publishing your own textbook, academic work, or something else?

This spring, the Digital Media Center is offering both group workshops and development opportunities to work one-on-one with us in all of these areas. If interested, drop us a line at dmc@wou.edu. Full descriptions below.


Collaborating with Google Drive/Docs

Using Google Drive’s powerful online suite of tools, learn how to collaborate with your colleagues or your students with Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Slides.  Sharing, commenting, editing, exporting — we’ll cover all this and more in this informative, one-hour workshop. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to spend an hour filling in some of the holes in your Google Drive knowledge, this workshop is for you.

Location: HL 108
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WordPress: Creating a Faculty/Staff Website

In this one-hour workshop, participants learn how to customize a personal academic WordPress site, how to set a static page or a blog page as your homepage, the basics of posts and pages, how to work with media, password-protected pages, and some best practice suggestions.  What’s a plugin? What’s a widget?  Find out in this hands-on workshop. Note: A WordPress site is required. Please email me to create one for you ahead of time.

Location: HL 108
Date: Wednesday, May 16
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

WordPress: Faculty/Staff Summer Website Makeover

We know how hard it is to keep your personal faculty or staff website up to date with so many other duties on your plate.  This summer, we’re offering a “website makeover” to help take your website up to the next level. Let us do the bulk of the work in improving your site! Contact me to schedule a consultation session.

Location: Your office or the Digital Media Center (HL 219)
Date/Time: July-August

Camtasia: Individual Training Sessions

Are your online presentations a little bland? Maybe it’s time you started using Camtasia, a program for creating video tutorials and presentations directly via screencast — meaning whatever you put on your screen (PowerPoints or anything else) you can easily record and turn into a video. Camtasia is located in HL 221, one of the DMC’s bookable digital production rooms, and I’m scheduling one-on-one appointments to help faculty and staff get started with this powerful tool. Great for Moodle, video tutorials, and other online uses.

Watch this 4 minute video (creating using Camtasia, naturally) for a little more information:


Location: HL 221
Date/Time: Varies, scheduling one-on-one appointments

Publish Your Own Textbook – Or Anything Else (in print and ebook)

In this era of “disintermediated” media, anyone can bypass the traditional gatekeepers and reach a potential worldwide audience in print, ebook, and many other formats. Does this mean you should? Not necessarily, but if you have a project you think is a good fit for this route, the Library Publishing & Preservation Services group recently formed within the library is available to help — and we’re offering to do the bulk of the production work for you so long as your project is deemed appropriate for university involvement. If it’s in some way related to your academic work, there’s a good bet it is!  Drop me a line at carters@wou.edu to schedule a time to discuss the possibilities.

More information about Library Publishing and Preservation Services can be found at http://www.wou.edu/library/lpp.

Location: Your office or the Digital Media Center (HL 219)
Date/Time: Varies