ITS is delighted to offer a variety of events, trainings, and workshops throughout the year. These services are available at no charge to the Wesleyan community. Events that are open to students will indicate as much.

  • Compass Workshops

    The Compass Workshop series (formerly known as Academic Technology Roundtable) is the result of a collaboration between the CPI, ITS, and Library Services. The goal of these workshops is to bring faculty and staff together to learn about and discuss the kinds of innovative pedagogies and technological methods their colleagues at Wesleyan are using. Lunch will be served!


    Iris Bork-Goldfield, Adjunct Professor of German and Chair, German Studies and Jesse Simmons '21, "A Digital Genealogical Voyage"

    March 4, 2020
    12:15-1:15 PM
    ALLB 311

    A Digital Genealogical Voyage is the story of Albert Alexander who—like some German Jews—arrived on the shores of New York in the mid-nineteenth century only to return to the German Empire shortly after its founding in 1871. Albert was always on the move, from city to city, country to country, and even street to street in both Germany and New York. Therefore, maps are an important element in the telling of his story. This presentation shows how: (a) ArcGIS, a geographic information system, can help enhance telling a family story and; (b) how the collaboration between a student research assistant and professor developed and enhanced the project.


    Steven Horst, Professor of Philosophy, Steven Angle, Professor of Philosophy, East Asisan Studies, and Director, Center for Global Studies, Sarah Ryan, Associate Professor of the Practice in Oral Communication, "Peer Led Dialogue"

     April 6, 2020
    12:15-1:15 PM
    Location TBD


    Jesse Nasta, Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies, "Our Campus Landscape as Classroom: The Beman Triangle and Local African American Digital History"

    May 7, 2020
    12:00-1:00 PM
    Boger 115

    Wesleyan's campus contains two centuries of African American history, concealed in modest wood houses, toppling gravestones, and former church sites. Beginning in the 1820s, free African Americans built one of New England's most significant, property-owning Black communities- now called the Beman Triangle- on land now owned by Wesleyan. In this Compass Workshop, Jesse Nasta, Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies, will discuss how he is using this nationally significant, local history as a teaching tool. This semester, students in his African American Studies and service learning course (AFAM307: Black Middletown Lives) are using local archives to uncover, digitize, and share the remarkable history of the Beman Triangle through a website, featuring interactive timelines and digitized documents, photographs, and artifacts. In the process, students will learn to decipher the history hidden in our everyday campus landscape.


  • Office365 Cloud Storage

    Alex Vazquez, our training specialist, will be facilitating weekly sessions on how to create and share digital files using Office365 applications. These sessions will be held through spring semester 2020.


    Mondays: PAC 100 from 3-4 pm (Teams & One Drive - beginner overview)

    Tuesdays: ESC 74 from 1-2pm (SharePoint - beginner overview)

    Thursdays: ESC 74 from 2-3 pm (SharePoint - intermediate)

    Fridays: Fisk 209 from 2-3:30 pm (open hours)


    Trainings from February 20th through the 28th have been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Cascade Trainings

    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.

    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:

    • March 4, 2020, 9:00am - 10:30am, PAC 100

  • WesFiles Shutdown Information Meetings

    ITS is holding meetings for academic department administrative assistants to discuss options for departmental folders on Wesfiles on the following dates:

    • February 6th at 2 pm
    • April 1st at 1 pm
    • May 6th at 2 pm 


    All meetings will be in Exley 509A.

    Departments looking to ITS to make the decision will move to SharePoint.