2014 Tech Month

Beyond "Wexis": Expand Your Research Toolbox

4 p.m.  |  Room 1101




This workshop will focus on legal research alternatives to the big two, Westlaw and Lexis. Have you ever tried using Fastcase, Bloomberg Law, or Ravel? Many of these resources are low cost or even free. Come explore the pros and cons of these lesser known resources and add them to your re-search toolbox.

Making the Most of Microsoft Office

11 a.m. |  Room 608




This workshop focuses on tips, tricks, and shortcuts for Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Videoconferencing and Digital Recording for Beginners

1 p.m.  |  Room 608




Panopto and Bluejeans are the two video-conference and recording solutions used by JMLS for lec-ture capture and archival course videos - but do you know how they work? Need to learn how to use a digital recorder? This presentation will explore how to use JMLS' videoconferencing solutions as well as basic methods of digital recording tools like Zoom cameras and handheld recorders.

Your iPad: The New Mobile Office

10 a.m.  |  Room 608




Learn to maximize your mobile experience with this workshop, showcasing how you can use your iPad - entirely on its own - to edit and annotate documents, manage files via cloud storage, manage large scale projects, and more.

Researching with Google Scholar

11 a.m.  |  Room 1103




Now there are new ways of being “cited” and more ways to track formal citations than ever before! Learn who is talking about your work, and how much of an impact your published work is making in the world! Google Scholar, which allows you to track citations across platforms, is an essential tool for the scholar of the digital age. This workshop will discuss the benefits of using Google Scholar, a resource for academics to track tracking citations and usage. Participants will learn how to create a Google Scholar account, verify authorship of specific scholarly works, and set up automatic updates of new citations to publications. If time permits, the workshop will cover other similar updating citation tools.

Care and Feeding of Your Computer

2 p.m.  |  Room 608




Love the one you’re with! This workshop will show you basic how-to steps for keeping your laptop (or desktop) happy and healthy. Learn the right way to use canned air to keep those ports clear of dust. We will show you how to safely and easily clean your monitor screen. Learn how to recognize what anti-virus you are running and if it is up to date. This presentation will show you some tips on keep-ing your computer clean, inside and out. An overview of the new Helpdesk Portal will also be pre-sented.

Special Note: All attendees of the Care and Feeding of Your Computer can enter the Extreme Per-sonal Computer Makeover contest. Full contest rules, exclusions, and exemptions will be available prior to workshop.

Google What? Getting to Know Google's Best Services

11 a.m.  |  Room 608




Google has rapidly become one of the most robust digital ecosystems out there. This hands-on workshop will walk users through how to use Google Drive for documents and cloud storage, Google Hangout for remote meetings, and other exciting new services from Google.

Best Practices for Instructional Design

2 p.m.  |  Room 608




Whether you’re teaching an online course or just incorporating some online content into your live course, this workshop will explore basic guidelines and tips for developing online course content that your students will find engaging and helpful.

Secrets of Moodle: The Best Features You Didn't Know About

1 p.m.  |  Room 608




Whether you’re new to Moodle or a regular user, this presentation focuses on how to make the most of Moodle’s many interactive features like Books, Lessons, and Workshops. If you’re looking for new ways to incorporate substantive interaction into your online course or course content, you don’t want to miss this one!

Introduction to Mac OS

2 p.m.  |  Room 1101




Whether you're brand-new to the Mac operating system or already familiar with how it differs from PC, this workshop will focus on basic navigation and use of the Mac OS environment, plus tips, tricks, and shortcuts to make your life as a Mac user much easier!

Casting a Wide Net: Maintaining Reliability in Web-based Research

10 a.m.  |  Room 1103




Thanks to legal open access movements and a more general proliferation of information online, much of the law and many legal secondary materials are available on the Internet. This session will ensure that even if you’re without access to Westlaw or Lexis, you won’t be left in the lurch when it comes to finding citation-worthy versions of statutes, case law, and more on the free web.

Navigating eCommons

11 a.m.  |  Room 1102




eCommons, our online portal to all things JMLS, is used every single day – but do you know all of the things it includes? This session will provide an overview of how eCommons works and how you can use it for all of your JMLS-related needs.

Social Media: Professional and Academic Use

2 p.m.  |  Room 608



Think social media is just for chatting with friends and looking at pictures of funny cats? Think again. Professional and academic use of social media is exploding, and this presentation showcases ideas for incorporating social media into both your courses and professional branding.

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