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Workshops and Learning Resources

OIT offers free technology workshops to PSU faculty, staff, and students. Look below for more information about the available subjects and times. To attend a workshop, just register and go to the designated location at the workshop's day/time.

Workshop Descriptions


PSU Google Apps Intro

This one hour workshop lets you explore some of the features in Google Calendar, Documents, Groups, Mail, Drive, and Sites. Open to everyone at PSU. No experience with Google necessary.

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PSU Gmail

Learn how to use PSU Gmail and access your @pdx.edu email address from the web interface at mail.pdx.edu. This workshop will teach you basic email management and how to use Gmail's great features to make you more effective and organized. Open to everyone at PSU.

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Google Drive: Documents, Presentations, Drawings

Learn how to use Google Drive to create and edit documents, presentations, and drawings. Everyone at PSU has access to Google Drive's free file creation and storage at drive.pdx.edu. Open to everyone at PSU.

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Google Drive: Spreadsheets and Forums/Surveys

Learn how to use Google Drive to create and edit spreadsheets and forms/surveys. Everyone at PSU has access to Google Drive's free file creation and storage at drive.pdx.edu. Open to everyone at PSU.

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Google Sites

Learn how to use Google Sites to create and manage websites. Everyone at PSU has access to this user-friendly site management tool at sites.pdx.edu. Open to everyone at PSU.

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Google Calendar, Google+, Hangouts

Learn how to use Google Calendar to manage rooms, events, and groups. Everyone at PSU has access to Google Calendar at cal.pdx.edu. This workshop will cover the features of Google Calendar, including Tasks. You’ll also get an overview of Google+ and Google Hangouts. Open to everyone at PSU.

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DataMASTER

DataMASTER is data warehouse solution containing student, finance and payroll information from Banner. This introductory workshop covers how to login to DataMASTER, and how to run, export, save and print reports from the data warehouse. Recommended free workshop for all administrative staff and faculty in roles which require student, enrollment, finance or employee analytics. No special technical skills are required.

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Desire2Learn (D2L) Introduction

Hosted by the D2L support team, this free workshop is specifically for instructors interested in using D2L as an instructional tool. It is geared for those who have used D2L very little or not at all and covers the most commonly used tools of D2L. No prior D2L experience is needed.

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Excel

Excel is a great tool for tracking projects, organizing data, and turning raw data into usable information. This free workshop will get beginners up to speed and also give Excel users some new tips and features.

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Other Workshops

There are many other workshops offered by OIT, including PSU system training sessions and one-time seminars. You can view the calendar to see a full list of all workshops being offered in the coming months.

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Department or Group Workshops

If you'd like to set up training exclusively for your group or department on any of the workshop topics above, OIT is happy to work with you to schedule a session for a custom time period of your choosing. Workshops can be condensed to shorter periods or expanded to longer, more in-depth workshops than the standard length in order to fit the timing needs of your group. To inquire about scheduling a custom session, please contact oit-training@pdx.edu.

Custom sessions are often set up as brown bag workshops, meaning that participants can bring their lunches and eat as they learn. Please note that this is only available if the workshop takes place in your department's location, as the OIT labs have a strict No Food & Drink Policy. Let us know if this is something you're interested in arranging.

Further Resources

Contact oit-training@pdx.edu for additional information.