Monthly Archives: September 2009

October Workshops at Academic Computing

juneworkshoplogoThis October, Academic Computing is offering many workshops on a range of instructional technologies, including creating effective presentations, working with digital images, learning about emerging technologies and copyright issues, and setting up a Blog with the Blogs at UMass Amherst system.

Most sessions are only 50 or 75 minutes long!

October workshop topics include:

  • Previews of Window’s MovieMaker and Apple’s iMovie
  • Charts and Graphs in Excel 
  • Digital Image Basics 
  • Mac Tips & Tricks 
  • Social Bookmarking with Delicious 
  • Setting up a Wiki with PBWorks 
  • Copyright Issues for Faculty 

To view the full schedule and register for workshops online, please visit:

Please note that our workshop registration process has changed. To access the workshop registration form, you will need to enter your NetID and password (typically the same ID and password you use for your UMail account). Once you have logged in, you‘ll be able to register for workshops and view a schedule of the events you’ve signed up for (including an easy cancel option). Our new registration system will also help us keep track of people who are interested in certain topics or who have been previously waitlisted for specific workshops.

Interested in training, but none of the scheduled times work for you? Contact the Instructional Media Lab (545-2823) to set up a one-on-one consultation.

Use WebDAV on a Mac to Manage Your UDrive and SPARK Files

WebDAV (World Wide Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning) is a quick and easy tool for managing your files in UDrive and on SPARK. On a Mac, you can mount your UDrive or your SPARK File Manager directly onto your desktop, allowing you to easily drag & drop (or copy & paste) files between your computer and your UDrive or SPARK course. Here’s a quick tutorial on how it works:

Classroom Workshops Fall 2009

classroom_demo.jpgAs a regular service of Academic Computing, we can visit your class for a demonstration or workshop on a wide range of technology topics. Recent topics include building PowerPoint presentations, creating Podcasts, getting set up with Blogs, and working with Digital Images.

Recently, we have had an increase in the number of requests for this service. In order to streamline the process and insure that these events meet your instructional goals, we have formalized our process (see below).

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