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Technology Trainings

Technology workshops are sponsored by the Provost's Advisory Committee on Women's Issues (PACWI) and the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). Each session is open to all USC faculty, staff and students. Workshops are limited to 25 participants and registration is free. For more information, contact Gloria Washington at



Date: September 29, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Thomas Cooper Library, Level 3 Multimedia Classroom (Room 304)

Build a Collaborative Classroom or Increase Office Productivity using OneNote
Want to go paperless? Looking for a way to revolutionize your teaching and learning or increase office productivity? Experience the power of Microsoft OneNote! A free tool that takes digital notebooks to the extreme while keeping everything together on all of your devices. Organize, create, and collaborate anytime anywhere with text, audio, video, files, digital ink, and so much more!

Charity Nix has 13 years of experience in the field of education, which includes six years as a classroom teacher and seven years as a technology education instructional coach in North Dakota. After leaving the classroom, she worked for the State of North Dakota as a Regional Instructional Technology Specialist (ITS) for EduTech, providing professional development and support for teachers integrating technology and project-based learning (PBL) into classrooms. She is well-versed on a wide variety of educational programs, apps and tools in addition to hardware integration, including interactive white boards and mobile devices. Along with representatives from Apple, Charity conducted iPad Roadshows across North Dakota. She is currently employed as a systems analyst in the Department of Geography and is also a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.

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Date: October 5, 2016
Time, Location: ***CANCELLED***

Applications and Online Tools to Aid in the Research Process
Struggle to keep organized while doing and writing up your research, papers, or reports? In this session learn about useful applications for devices and online tools to aid in every step of the research process, from management and organization to the citation and reference process. Join Heather Moorefield-Lang for a hands-on technology session as she introduces and explores useful resources to aid in research organization. Bring your favorite technology to experiment with tools during the session.

Heather Moorefield-Lang is an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina in the School of Library and Information Science. She received her Masters in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her doctorate in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research is focused in emerging technologies and their use in education and libraries. Her current research focuses on makerspaces and their subsequent technologies in libraries of all types and levels. To learn more about Heather and her work, see her website or follow her on Twitter @actinginthelib.



Date: November 29, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Thomas Cooper Library, Level 1 Multimedia Classroom (Room 104)

Designing Creative Videos with Moovly
Do you want to creatively present content, or show off your video skills? Do you need a way to create fun engaging videos? Moovly is a cloud based service that allows users to create animated videos with multimedia content. In this hands on session, we will discuss what Moovly has to offer and how to use its features. We will then practice using the animations and syncing the multimedia features with an audio clip.

Please make sure to register at least 2 days in advance for this session.

Casey Carroll is an Instructional Developer with the Center for Teaching Excellence at USC. Casey is responsible for working with the instructional design team to support faculty who are teaching online, producing technology-enabled course materials and assisting with quality assurance course reviews. Prior to joining CTE, Casey designed curriculum for professional trainings and leadership development. Casey has also taught First-Year English and English as a Second Language at the University of South Carolina. He holds a master’s degree in linguistics from USC and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and psychology from Pacific Lutheran University.

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Date: December 16, 2016
Time: 11:30 PM – 12:30 PM
Location: Thomas Cooper Library, Level 1 Multimedia Classroom (Room 104)

Becoming an Excel Ninja:  Advanced Excel Tools
Spreadsheets can be intimidating and mysterious but you can karate-chop your way through projects with only a few advanced skills.  By the end of this workshop, you will be able to create pivot tables, use filters, and identify resources to increase Excel productively.  In addition, we’ll cover a few ways Excel can be used to increase productivity of other projects.

Lydia Frass is an Instructional Designer in the USC Center for Teaching Excellence. She is currently working with faculty in online course design and development and quality assurance reviews. In addition, she is facilitating our Instructional Designer's Community of Practice. Lydia holds a PhD in Adult Education and MPH from The University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to joining CTE, she coordinated the South Carolina Public Health Training Center which provided professional development opportunities for current and future public health practitioners. 

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