Request Deskside Training
Unable to attend a regularly-scheduled workshop? No problem, request a deskside training session.
Just submit your request well in advance and provide as much background information as possible so we have ample time to prepare for a productive session. We provide a limited number of deskside training sessions each semester, so requests are handled on a first come, first served basis.
Here's how it works:
- Choose your topic from the menu.
- Complete the form - be sure to include any specific questions you have.
- Submit your form. We'll call to confirm date and time.
- See you there!
Deskside Training Menu
Learn a few simple-to-use features in ECU email and be more organized and productive. Set automatic replies, flag and categorize mail, use meeting scheduler, create distribution lists and more.
Basic level includes time-saving features, formatting, functions and formulas, charts and graphs. Advanced level covers data management, sorting and filtering, pivot tables and more. We customize training to fit the needs of your group.
Customized training for basic and advanced features in Word. Topics include formatting, tables, tracking changes, as well as numerous tips and tricks to make Word a time-saver.
Qualtrics Survey Tool
Blackboard’s Grade Center Customization
Learn a few underused tools/features in the grade center to help you create Smart Views for assessments, groups and why you would use color coding, etc.
Blackboard’s Tools of Engagement
Creatively engage students using features such as the blog, wiki, journal, discussion board and groups. Hear about assessment options and creative uses of the tools (including adding a rubric).
Clickers in the Classroom
Hear how (and why) instructors use clickers in the classroom for assessment purposes. Find out why clickers are a popular tool for assessment.
Do you work with sensitive data like HIPAA or FERPA information? This session discusses the tools necessary to easily encrypt sensitive data for secure transmission and storage, including email. This session offers the who, what, when and where of information encryption.
Discover the benefits of using an online e-portfolio system to help students archive, organize, reflect and present information through documents, graphics, presentations, and more. The demonstration shows how ECU colleges are successfully using iWebFolio.
Manage contacts, meet online with ECU and non-ECU collaborators and discover conferencing features like sharing your desktop, presenting a PowerPoint or video and more. Plus, we’ll overview security considerations and the Lync mobile app.
Need secure storage for your research or academic files? This session explains data storage options, whether it's your personal 40GB folder or a 50GB project team or department Piratedrive folder. Password-protected and encrypted with daily backup, on- and off-campus access and state, federal and university security compliance. Share your non-sensitive data with non-ECU colleagues through the ECU Outside FTP server.
Respondus Test Generator and LockDown Browser
For those who give lots of exams in Blackboard, this Respondus demo piques your interest through its seamless integration with Blackboard. This presentation also includes LockDown Browser, a building block in Bb designed for exam security and integrity; a tool you'll find reduces students’ help calls to you!
Saba Meeting Web Conferencing
Hear this rundown of ECU’s web conferencing platform, Saba Meeting. We'll show you practical examples of how instructors use web conferencing with students, whether face to face or distance.
Follow this discussion and demonstration of the virtual world, Second Life, and how it can enhance teaching and learning in your classroom. The demonstration includes a tour and explanation of the virtual campus and attendees see a virtual game in action.
Tegrity Lecture Capture
The team demos Tegrity, the lecture capture system integrated with Blackboard that you can use in the classroom, office or at home to record audio, video and more. Students can use it, too.
Yammer in the Classroom
A presentation of best practices and ideas on using this collaborative and social networking tool for educational purposes. Prepare to be impressed!
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