Tech Lab Workshops
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Please visit our workshop registration site to see which workshops we are offering this semester and to register. Workshops are posted 2-3 weeks before the workshop date.
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TOR Part 2: Library Technology Workshop
The TOR Part 2: Library Technology workshop will explore effective search strategies using the Simmons OPAC and online databases. We will highlight the special features of the Simmons online catalog and introduce you to the three core LIS databases: LISA, LISTA, and Library Literature. Other important library resources will also be covered. This workshop will help prepare you for Part 2 of the Technology Orientation Requirement. TOR workshops are given each Fall, Spring, and Summer semester.
TOR Part 3: HTML Workshop
In this workshop, we will cover the basic HTML necessary to complete the HTML section of the Technology Orientation Requirement. Workshop participants will get hands-on experience using basic HTML tags, embedding images in webpages, linking to files and other websites, and using FTP to upload files to the Simmons server. TOR workshops are given each Fall, Spring, and Summer semester.
TOR Part 3: What Is a Wiki? An Introduction to Wikis
A wiki is a website that anyone can edit through a browser (e.g., Firefox), even if they do not know HTML. Wikis allow users to easily collaborate in forming the content of a website. In this workshop we'll cover what a wiki is and how to use one, and you'll get time to play around and get used to adding and editing content on a wiki. This workshop is aimed at people who are working on the Technology Orientation Requirement (TOR) and for people who have little or no experience with wikis. We will cover everything that the TOR requires and even more!
Wiki Gardening: Advanced Wiki Editing
This workshop will show users how to create tables, categories, citations, and templates in a wiki. Students will learn ways to delete, move, and redirect wiki pages. We will also cover user rights management, which includes giving extra editing privileges to users or restricting user rights. This workshop builds on our introductory workshop and assumes knowledge of basic wiki editing.
A Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) is a text file with rules that define how the elements in a webpage will be displayed. These rules, expressed through properties and values, give users the ability to format fonts, sizes, colors, tables, borders, background images, background colors, and much more. In this workshop you will gain hands-on experience creating inline styles and internal style sheets. If you have a little experience with (X)HTML, this workshop will help you to create more structural and fancier web pages.
The GSLIS Technology Group offers additional workshops on a range of topics and software. Past workshops have included Debugging, Setting up a LAMP Server, Unix Command Line, Tagging, Zotero, Drupal, Second Life, Preparing Effective Presentations, and Podcasting. Please visit our workshop registration site to see our current offerings.
Visit our How-To page for how-to guides, workshop handouts, and PowerPoint presentations from past workshops.