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

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Spring 2023

Free Spring 2023 Workshops

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Working With Online Presentation Tools ​
Presenter: Matthew Coan
This workshop will explain how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to build, record, and post slideshows. Whether you're doing a traditional slideshow or building a video, come join us to learn the basics of this powerful presentation tool.
Audience: Current students
Tuesday 2/28               1:00pm
Wednesday 4/26        11:00am

Is Your Device Honorlock Ready?
Presenter: Erika Linzner
This session will demo the steps required to use the online proctoring application Honorlock. We’ll cover the installation process for the Honorlock browser extension as well as review the verification process to take an online exam.
Audience: prospective and current students, parents.
Thursday 3/2      10:00am
Tuesday 3/7         1:30pm

Monday 5/1        10:00am
Wednesday 5/3    2:00pm

Get Your Citations in Order ​
Presenter: Stacey Pipson
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
Monday 3/6            1:00pm
Monday 4/24          1:00pm

Open Educational Resources: building equity in education
Special Open Education Week event
Presenter: Rachel Becker
What are Open Educational Resources (OER) and what role do they play in building equity into the educational landscape? OER goes beyond cost savings and provides customizable content which can reflect historically marginalized voices and viewpoints. This presentation will provide a foundation on what OER are, how they are used, and their importance in equity in education. Practical resources and tips for incorporating diverse content will also be provided.
Audience: Everyone

Monday 3/6       2:00pm

Creative Commons Licenses: the basics
Special Open Education Week event
Presenter: Rachel Becker
You may have seen the term "Creative Commons" used to describe content online but what does it actually mean? Join this session to learn how the powerful Creative Commons license allows creators, educators, and learners to access and use content in ways traditional copyright doesn't allow. Leave the session with a digital reference toolbox of Creative Commons tools to start using CC licensed works and applying CC licenses to your own content.

Audience: Everyone.
Tuesday 3/7        10:00am

NEW! Using Open Access Resources for Research
Special Open Education Week event
Presenter: Rachel Becker
More scholarly content is being published Open Access (unrestricted and free to access) every day. This allows timely access to current research for everyone, including key topics such as health, climate data, and more. Join this workshop to learn how to discover Open Access content, and use it in research projects.

Audience: Everyone.
Wednesday 3/8        12:00pm

Microsoft Word for Success ​
Presenter: Mark Luetkehoelter 
This workshop will go over some of the most common questions when formatting papers in Microsoft Word, including how to use headers, page numbers, and that all important hanging indent. Don't miss this opportunity to get all your questions answered so your final papers will be picture perfect. 
Audience: Current students
Wednesday 3/22        2:30pm
Thursday 3/23            2:30pm