Workshops and Events

Discover more ways to integrate technology in your classroom and your curriculum with workshops on AsULearn (Appalachian's learning management system), media creation and management, tools for effective grading, alternative learning environments, as well as how to make the most of Office, Google and Adobe applications.

The events listed here include all campus-wide professional development events that may be of interest to you. You can register for events by visiting the Workshop Schedule.

Feel free to suggest topics for workshops or request training sessions designed for your work group.

Upcoming Events

Jan 27

Manuscripts 1: Saving Time with Styles in Word

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Room 102 Anne Belk Hall

This is the first in a series of 2 workshops to help you complete a paper, thesis, dissertation, or manuscript to meet the requirements of the school or publisher.  An Introduction to Styles in Word. Do you produce multipage documents with sections and subheadings? Do you find yourself spending more time working on the formatting than on the content?
Jan 28

Manuscripts 1: Saving Time with Styles in Word

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Room 102 Anne Belk Hall

This is the first in a series of 2 workshops to help you complete a paper, thesis, dissertation, or manuscript to meet the requirements of the school or publisher.  An Introduction to Styles in Word. Do you produce multipage documents with sections and subheadings? Do you find yourself spending more time working on the formatting than on the content? Understanding the way styles and document themes work can give you better control over the way your documents look and open doors to features you may not be aware of.
Jan 29

Manuscripts 2: General Approach, Format, Structure

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Room 102 Anne Belk Hall

This is the second in a series of 2 workshops to help you complete a paper, thesis, dissertation, or manuscript to meet the requirements of the school or publisher. Register and learn more!
Jan 30

Manuscripts 2: General Approach, Format, Structure

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Room 102 Anne Belk Hall

This is the second in a series of 2 workshops to help you complete a paper, thesis, dissertation, or manuscript to meet the requirements of the school or publisher.  Register and learn more!  
Feb 4

Introduction to Adobe InDesign CC

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Adobe InDesign is a powerful, professional layout application that is a standard among graphic designers and publishers. Its feature set goes beyond word processing with functionality for fine tuning every element on a page and throughout a publication. This workshop will introduce you to the basic concepts related to creating and modifying an InDesign document as well as making you aware of some of its more sophisticated features. Register and learn more today!
Feb 5

SPIN Database Training

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:00pm to 11:30pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

This hands-on workshop will provide in-depth training in the Sponsored Projects Information Network (SPIN) database to assist faculty in the search for their own grant funding opportunities. Participants should come prepared with an idea for which they'd like to seek funding. Register and learn more today!
Feb 12

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Room 102 Anne Belk Hall

PDF (Portable Document Format) files have long been the de facto standard for distributing fully formatted documents electronically. Learn some of the basics of Adobe Acrobat, the original PDF file creator, as well as a few things you may not know about Acrobat. This workshop introduces most of the general features of Acrobat DC. Register and learn more today!
Feb 26

Forms with Acrobat Pro

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Room 102 Anne Belk Hall

If the PDF will meet your needs, Acrobat XI Pro is easy to work with, especially for converting an existing paper form to one that can be filled out on the computer. Collecting data through a PDF form can be useful at times, but may not be the best method.  In this workshop we will discuss the pros and cons of a PDF form before getting into the basics of creating a form, distributing a PDF form, and accessing the data. Register and learn more today!
Feb 27

Intro to Google Forms

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Room 102 Anne Belk Hall

Forms is a great Google application for quickly creating polls, basic surveys, and quizzes that are easy to distribute. Register and learn more today!
Mar 17

Introduction to Excel and Sheets

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Room 102 Anne Belk Hall

An introduction to understanding Microsoft Excel and its basic features with comparison to Google Sheets. Excel is a very powerful application with an interface that is not particularly intuitive. Learn your way around the interface and how it works. Create formulas and learn some of the standard Excel functions. Register and learn more today!