OIT Announces Time-Out for Tech Spring 2021 Schedule

Author: Anne Kolaczyk

When the demands of work start to build, how do you find time to keep up-to-date with new technology? Head to the express lane to get your training fast.

OIT is providing training quickly and in small chunks: Time-Out for Tech. It’s a series of short (30 minutes or less), narrowly focused sessions brought to you via Zoom.

The goal is to show you new features and special tricks, or pass along timely information. It’s the perfect way to keep your skills current when you don’t have time for a full training class.

Registration is not through Endeavor, but by joining a Google Group. (Details are below. Please note that last semester’s Time-Out for Tech registration is not carried over; you will need to sign up again this semester.)

Here is the full schedule for the Spring 2021 Time-Out for Tech sessions:

Make Yourself Look and Sound Good in Zoom

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2–2:30 p.m.
You can look and sound better in your Zoom sessions by following some of these best practices when it comes to webcams, mics, lights and other areas.

Qualtrics Forms vs Google Forms

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 11–11:30 a.m.
Learn about the differences between Notre Dame's preferred form and survey tools, and find out which one is right for your next project. 

Using Google Groups for Calendar Event Registration

Thursday, March 4, 2–2:30 p.m.
Google Groups are an easy way to handle event registrations plus provide you with added security for your Zoom link.

Zoom Webinars vs. Meetings

Tuesday, March 16, 1:30–2 p.m.
Zoom offers us different options for meetings, depending on the size and the purpose. This session will talk about the differences between webinars and meetings and let you know how OIT can help facilitate webinars for you.

Guiding Principles for Access to Data

Thursday, April 1, 10–10:30 a.m.
Senior University leadership has established guiding principles governing access to Notre Dame data, including student data, individual demographic data and, recently, COVID response data. This session will describe the process by which these principles have been established and outline specifics of the established principles.

I Know Your Password

Wednesday, April 14, 10:30-11 a.m.
In this presentation, a representative from the OIT Information Security team will show you real Notre Dame passwords from data breaches, and how you can be safe online even when your login and password are part of a data breach.

Filters in Photoshop

Tuesday, April 27, 2–2:30 p.m.
Want to look younger, thinner, and happier? This session will teach you how to do just that—digitally, at least! Learn about Photoshop's newest filters and discover how to change someone's expression, pose, and age in mere seconds!

To register for the Time-Out for Tech series, go to go.nd.edu/timeoutfortech and follow the prompts to join the Google Group. Once you join the group, all spring sessions will appear on your calendar. (The Zoom link will be added to the calendar event the day before the session.)

You can choose which sessions to attend and which to skip; you don’t need to notify anyone of your choices. And if work gets in the way at the last minute? All sessions will be recorded and the links will be sent out to everyone registered for the series, whether they attended the session or not.

If you have questions, contact training@nd.edu or 574-631-7227.