Information Technology

  • Weekly Office 365 Training Sessions

    Alex Vazquez, ITS training specialist, will be facilitating weekly sessions on how to create and share digital files using Office365 applications. 

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    Session dates:
    • None available at this time. 
  • Accessibility and Cascade

    Everyone is responsible for the accessibility of their website — that means making your website accessible to all. In this session, you will be given guidelines to help you make and keep your Cascade website accessible.

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     In this training, we will cover the following topics: 

    • Quick overview of Accessibility — and why we need to have an accessible website
    • Alternate text
    • Meaningful link text
    • Headings
    • Color -- contrast, in images, displaying information
    • Checking your website

     

    Session capacity: 5 - 40

    Facilitator: Pat Leone & Alyssa Marinaccio

    Target Audience: Cascade Users

    Session dates:

    • None available at this time. 
  • Moodle: Implementing Lesson and Book Activity

    Ever wonder how to use Moodle Lesson or the Book Activity? In this session, we will look at the purpose and benefits of using this activity and how it can be a resource to easily access a course syllabus, guide student activities and more! Read More

    Session capacity: 5 - 30

    Facilitator:  Bonnie Solivan

    Target Audience: All Employees

    Session dates:

    • None available at this time. 
  • Moodle: Preparing Course Gradebook

    This session will focus on creating a Moodle course gradebook. We will begin by taking a syllabus grading schema and creating categories, assessments, and weights. We will review bulk downloading assignment attachments, adding feedback, and sending student notifications. We will also look at how to setup what students see by modifying the User Report.

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    If you would like your gradebook to be setup as an example, please forward your syllabus to me a week prior to the session. 

    Session capacity: 5 - 30

    Facilitator:  Bonnie Solivan

    Target Audience: All Employees

    Session dates:

    • None available at this time. 
  • Moodle: Forums

    This session will focus on Moodle Forums, starting on selecting the optimal forum, settings, managing conversations, inline editing, star and sorting responses…and of course, grading.

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    If you would like for me to use your course as an example, email me your course name/ID.

    Session capacity: 5 - 30

    Facilitator:  Bonnie Solivan

    Target Audience: All Employees

    Session dates:

    • None available at this time. 
  • File Sharing and Cloud Storage at Wesleyan

    Join us to learn how to share files and digital content at Wesleyan!

    During this session, participants will learn how to get started with campus file sharing using Office 365 (OneDrive / Sharepoint) and Google Drive.

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    Session capacity: 5 - 40

    Facilitators: Alex Vazquez & Erik Quimby 

    Target Audience: All Employees

    Session dates:

    • None available at this time. 
  • Cascade

    Cascade is our Web Content Management System, which is the system used to maintain departmental websites. In this session, we will discuss how to use Cascade to maintain your website. 

    This course is helpful for users new to Cascade or users looking for a review of the system.

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    In this training, we will cover the following topics:

    • editing/saving/publishing an existing web page
      • understanding available formats for content
      • creating links
    • Uploading files (pdf’s) or images
    • Creating a new web page
    • Maintaining site navigation

     

    Session capacity: 2 - 20

    Facilitator: Pat Leone & Alyssa Marinaccio

    Target Audience: Cascade Users

    Session dates:

    • None available at this time.

  • Moodle: Creating and Using Groups

    This session will focus on the use of Moodle Groups including how Groups are created, used in Messaging, Assignments, Discussion Forums and Grading. 

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    Session capacity: 5 - 30

    Facilitator:  Bonnie Solivan

    Target Audience: All Employees

    Session dates:

    • None available at this time.
  • Moodle: Course Management Improvement Overview

    This session is an overview of the improvements to Activities and Resources in the new upgrade to 3.7.  We will review the new look of the Dashboard, Messaging, Groups, Attendance, Assignment feedback and Quiz question types.  We will demo the archiving and restoring of a course in the new environment.  Read More

    If you would to use your course as an example, email me with your course ID. 

    Session capacity: 5 - 30

    Facilitator:  Bonnie Solivan

    Target Audience: All Employees

    Session dates:

    • None available at this time. 

  • Wireless Security: How do I stay safe when I connect to a wireless network?

    This workshop is an overview of wireless networks and security. The goals are to make sure people know which networks to connect to at Wes and how their home wireless network should be setup. Read More

    Session capacity: 5 - 40

    Facilitator: Joe Bazeley 

    Target Audience: All Employees

    Session dates:

    • None available at this time.

  • Moodle: Using Quiz Activity

    This session will focus on the Moodle Quiz Activity and how to create/edit your questions. We will walk through the process of creating a quiz, selecting question types - introduce the new question types (2); statistic reports and students’ option to clearing choices. 

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    If you attend and have a course we can use to demo, please email me your course name/ID.

    Session capacity: 5 - 30

    Facilitator:  Bonnie Solivan

    Target Audience: All Employees

    Session dates:

    • None available at this time.
  • Moodle: Assignments and Feedback Activity

    This session will focus on the Moodle Assignment Activity from start to assessment. Starting from the setting options, feedback types, submission types, due dates, Turnitin assignments, bulk download assignments, and new features such as being able to rotate PDFs and inline grading, and more!

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    Bring your questions or email me and questions will be incorporated as examples.

    Session capacity: 5 - 30

    Facilitator:  Bonnie Solivan

    Target Audience: All Employees

    Session dates:

    • None available at this time. 
  • Tech Talk: ITS Tips for Software, Services, and Subscriptions

    Join us for a tour of Wesleyan’s Software, Services and Subscriptions!

    During this session, participants will learn more about and how to access the different software, services and subscriptions  available to all Wesleyan Faculty and Staff at work and at home.

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    Session capacity: 5 - 40

    Facilitators: Alex Vazquez & Erik Quimby 

    Target Audience: All Employees

    Session dates:

    • None available at this time.