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Digital Backpack Workshop Series: Home

Live, Streaming, and Drop in workshops offered by Madison College Librarians and Tutors.

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Backpack Compartments

Live Workshops
Madison College librarians and tutors have designed an on-going series of 30-minute workshops for students, parents of our students, staff and members of our community.  This workshop series is free and does not require pre-registration or a WebEx account.
NEW! Streaming Workshops 

A sampling of our most popular workshops are now available to stream anytime!
NEW!  On-Demand By Request

Current students may request additional On Demand workshops by completing the request form.

Digital Backpack Presents
Masters Presenter Series

Join highly-regarded guest speakers for workshops on academic related topics. Open for all to join and free!  Registration required.  Click on the hyperlink in the date to reserve your spot.

Back By Popular Demand!     Write to Be Read: tips for better writing                           

Writing isn't always easy, even for the professionals.   Learn fundamental techniques and tools that coulmake the process easier for any type of writer. Paul Gores, former writer and editor for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, will share best practices and some writing examples that will help you ace your paper or report.  Bonus tips on how to conduct an interview will also be shared.  Question and answer period will follow the presentation. 

Audience: prospective and current students, parents and community members

Tuesday, 2/23                  10:30am

Spring 2022 Workshops

Registration is FREE but REQUIRED for planning purposes.
Click on the date hyperlinks to reserve your spot!

Blackboard Essentials Tips and Tricks
This session will cover some best practices for using Blackboard including uploading assignments, best practices for taking exams successfully, and more. Bring your questions!
Audience: prospective and current students, parents.
Wednesday, 1/19          11:00am
Monday, 1/24                12:00pm
Friday, 2/4                      1:00pm

Online Learning Essentials: tools to help you succeed ​
Taking classes online is a breeze with the tools provided by Madison College.  Join us for a brief overview of how to set up your computer to access and install the virtual desktop, creating and saving online files, and accessing Microsoft 365.  You will leave with a toolbox to help you succeed after the session.
Audience: prospective and current students, parents. 

Thursday, 1/20               3:00pm
Friday, 1/28                    2:00pm

Connecting with Classes Virtuall​y
Connecting to online classes can be overwhelming but no fear! Join this workshop to learn the basics of Madison College's three supported online video conferencing systems: Blackboard Collaborate, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx. Leave with troubleshooting tips and resources to make your semester successful. Bring your questions! 
Audience: prospective and current students.

Monday, 1/24                 2:00pm
Thursday, 1/27              12:00pm

NEW!  On-Campus Technology FAQs
Is sign up required to use computer labs on campus? How does my printing account work? How can I print wirelessly? We'll discuss computer labs, software, printing, wireless internet, and resources to get help. We’ll also discuss favorite workspaces, including spaces to record presentations and work in small groups. This is the workshop for you if you’re new to campus or want a refresher to on-campus technology.
Audience: prospective and current students.

Thursday, 1/27               3:00pm
Tuesday, 2/1                  9:00am

Get Your Citations in Order
You’re in the process of writing your paper or you’ve just finished it. Now you need some stellar citations to submit with it. Join us to learn about credible resources to create and check your citations quickly and accurately.
Audience: Current students
Tuesday, 2/22                5:15pm
Tuesday, 3/8                  5:15pm