October 6, 2011

Register Now for DigitalVU Technology Events

The fourth annual DigitalVU month is under way. The month of workshops, open houses, lectures, discussions and more is designed to share information on all things online, from social media, to video, to programming topics and more with members of the Vanderbilt community.

View a current listing of events and RSVP.

More information about the month’s events, with descriptions, speakers and locations, is also available on the University Calendar.

Upcoming events include:
Oct. 6: Learning Exchange: Online Learning Module Platform
Anne Marie Danko, Learning Operations, will discuss the many functions of the Learning Center’s training software. Learn how to create eModule courses, electronic audience polling, attendance tracking and more.
433 Light Hall, 11:00 a.m. – noon.
Oct. 7: Collaboration Tools: Lync and Live@edu
John Osborne, ITS, will give a high level overview of Microsoft Lync, Microsoft’s latest unified communication product. We will then review what collaboration tools are offered by Live@edu. We will also walk through how to setup your password and start using these features to increase productivity. 238 Hill Center. 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 10: OmniUpdate Training
Training for current Omni users by Lacy Tite, University Web Communications. Also open to those interested in learning more about OmniUpdate, one of the university's two supported content management systems. 1 - 2 p.m., 10th Floor Baker Building Conference Room.
Oct. 10: WordPress Training
WordPress Training with Lacy Tite, University Web Communications, for current WordPress users. Also open to those interested in learning more about WordPress, one of the university's two supported content management systems. 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., 10th Floor Baker Building Conference Room
Oct. 11: Introduction to my.vanderbilt.edu
Learn about my.vanderbilt.edu, the university's new service that enables any faculty member, student or staff member to create their own website, using WordPress, to support their teaching, research, work or study. Lacy Tite, University Web Communications, and Chris Marshall, Inforamtion Technology Services, will lead this session. 12 - 1 p.m., Presentation Room, Undergraduate Admissions Building.
Oct. 12: Introduction to EndNote
EndNote is citation management software that can be used to store references and easily add them as citations and bibliographies to documents. In this hands-on workshop, we will provide a demonstration of the EndNote software and its basic features. Presented by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. 2:30 - 4 p.m., Room 418A Jean and Alexander Heard Central Library.
Oct. 13: Web Writing for the Medical Realm
Many people get their first impression of VUMC from our websites. This conversation will explain how to communicate medical information that can be very complex in ways that intrigue -- not overwhelm -- our online visitors. Will Ayers, Strategic Marketing, will lead this session. 11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Eskind Library, Board Room, 3rd Floor.
Oct. 13: Data Center Tour
Ever wonder what a data center looks like? Is the Google Search Appliance box really yellow? This is your chance to find out. Limited to six people. 4 p.m., Hill Center.
Oct. 14: Finding and Evaluating Useful Websites
Finding quality web sites for classroom use can be challenging. Come learn where some of the best web sites are for teachers to find lesson plans, online tools and reusable learning objects. We'll also discuss criteria to consider before incorporating online sources into lesson plans. Lee Ann Lannom, librarian and liaison to the Department of Teaching and Learning, will lead this session. This workshop is applicable to the Teaching and Learning technology requirement. Presented by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. 2:30 - 4 p.m., Room 304 Peabody Library Learning Commons.

If you have expertise on a technology topic and would like to host a session, please contact University Web Communications . The schedule will continue to evolve as the month continues.

The month is co-coordinated by Medical Center Web and Creative Services  and University Web Communications  with support from the Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Information Technology Services  and partners across campus.