Spring TechShops

The exploration continues!

TechShops: Spring Technology Workshop Series

The exploration continues! As a next step to the highly successful Fall 2009 merging Tech Expo, the IT Council and SED are sponsoring 90 minute workshops on several of the technologies rated most interesting by staff.

Each workshop in this spring series will take a step deeper into the what and why of the selected technology, and help you decide how you might use it in your work

Join us as we unearth innovative ways to apply and integrate technology into t
he fabric of the Libraries. 

You too can start a discussion, go to our discussion page to see and recommend future topics.  

TechShop: Archived Spring 2010 

Web Conferencing with UMConnect

Date: February, 23, 2010 (3:00-4:30PM)
Place: Wilson S30B
Presenter: Kirsten Clark

Connect and discuss how this web-capturing and virtual meeting software can be integrated into your work-life. 

Camtasia Relay: Class Capture

Date: March 10, 2010 (3:00-4:30PM)
Place: Wilson S30B
Presenter: Kate Peterson

Explore specific examples of how Camtasia Relay (a.k.a. Class Capture) is used and consider ways it might fit into your work life such as recording a training session for a student employee who can't make it for the live event, create a short video on a procedure to teach another staff member, record a library workshops so users can go back over content, also embed into a blog or web page or guide. 

Pachyderm: Online Multimedia Authoring Tool 

Date: April 7 2010 (10:00 AM -11:30 AM)
Place: Wison S30B
Presenter: Claudia Sueyras

Pachyderm is an easy-to-use multimedia authoring tool. Designed for people with little multimedia experience, Pachyderm is accessed through a web browser and is as easy to use as filling out a web form. Authors upload their own media (images, audio clips, and short video segments) and place them into pre-designed templates, which can play video and audio, link to other templates, zoom in on images, and more. Once the templates have been completed and linked together, the presentation is published and can then be downloaded and placed on the author's website or on a CD or DVD ROM. Authors may also leave their presentations on the Pachyderm server and link directly to them there. The result is an attractive, interactive Flash-based multimedia presentation. http://pachyderm.nmc.org/ Handouts: Pachyderm_EmergingTechExpo2009.docx

The University of Minnesota has adopted Pachyderm as a multimedia authoring platform to be used statewide by faculty, students, and staff. The Minnesota Digital Library is tasked with statewide training  at the k-12 level. For more information, go to: http://www.mndigital.org/projects/pachyderm/

UThink Expert Panel 

Date: June 2, 2010
Place: Walter 401
Presenter: KT Cragg (from OIT) and Shane Nackerud (Libraries DLDL)

UThink Blogs are available to the faculty, staff, and students of the University of Minnesota, and are intended to support teaching and learning, scholarly communication, and individual expression for the U of M community. 

Come learn how some expert users from across the University are putting this powerful blogging platform to the test with creative uses and innovative techniques You are sure to be inspired!

Past Events

TExpo: Emerging Technology Expo

Fall 2009

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