Learn online this summer with lynda.com

Did you know…you can access thousands of instructional videos on a wide range of software, creative, and business skills through the lynda.com online training library.  Duke students, faculty and staff can access the entire lynda.com online training library anytime, anywhere – 24/7 and 365 days a year through our lyndaCampus site license. For details and to connect, go to: http://training.oit.duke.edu/lynda/  What are you waiting for?  Start learning now!

Duke L&OD: employee course offerings through December 2019

Employee course offerings for June-December 2019 are now posted in Duke’s Learning Management System (LMS).  For questions, call L&OD at (919) 613-7600 or 7613.

Join us! – Duke Staff TechFair, July 17

Everyday is a picnic when you’re learning something new!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Technology Engagement Center (Telecom Bldg), West Campus

Visit OIT’s 3rd annual Staff TechFair. Come for lunch, Locopops, tech demos like virtual reality, 3D printing, WordPress and more.

Drop-in for 30 minute mini-workshops – no registration required:

11:00 a.m. – Learn to collaborate with Microsoft Teams
11:30 a.m. – Nifty tech tips make life easier
12:30 p.m. – Introducing Zoom video conferencing
1:00 p.m. – Lock it up with LastPass

Register for special virtual reality demos every half hour. http://training.oit.duke.edu/reg/.

Homegrown Tech Tips Make Work Easier

Simple steps offered by Duke employees can help save time, effort. Read full story on Duke Today: https://today.duke.edu/2019/05/homegrown-tech-tips-make-work-easier.

Feedback needed: Learn IT @ Lunch program

We are reviewing the LearnIT @ Lunch program and would like to hear from you. The information gathered will be used to help shape the future of the program and our offerings.

Complete the survey by May 15.

The survey should only take a few minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Save the date – Staff TechFair

OIT will host a Staff TechFair this summer. Do save the date!

Wednesday, July 17
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Technology Engagement Center (Telecom Building)

Food  +  Prizes  +  Demos + Workshops

Participate in Art + Tech Fair

OIT and Duke Arts will co-sponsor the second annual Art + Tech Fair on September 12, 2019. A request for proposals is now open for art + technology projects to feature at the event. The deadline for submissions is June 1. https://artscenter.duke.edu/news/participate-in-art-tech-fair-2019/

Learn IT @ Lunch Nifty tech tips: Followup Resources

Miss today’s Learn IT @ Lunch session “Woulda, coulda, shoulda: Nifty tech tips from the Duke Community”?  A recording is available online. Note: You may be prompted to update your MS Silverlight Plug-in to view the recording. Session slides are available online at: https://duke.app.box.com/v/nifty-tech-tips.

Our presenters: Debrah Suggs & Matt Royal (OIT Collaborative Services)

Learn IT @ Lunch Identity Theft: Followup Resources

Miss yesterday’s Learn IT @ Lunch session “Protecting yourself against identity theft”?  A recording is available online. Note: You may be prompted to update your MS Silverlight Plug-in to view the recording.  Session slides are available via Box.

Our presenter John Shaw, University IT Security Office.
Q&A session at the end of the program.

Digital Scholarship Services Digital Brown Bags

Join Duke University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Services for the final two Digital Brown Bags of the semester:

Sowers & Reapers: DH Pedagogy in the Classroom
April 4 (Thu) 12:00–1:00 PM
The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock Library 121)
Limited seating – register to hold a seat or be added to the waiting list.

The Bass Connections’ class Sowers and Reapers provided an opportunity for undergraduate students to document the relationship between gardening, human rights, and displacement in Durham, NC, using digital pedagogies. The class features a publicly accessible website that features students’ research on two historic garden clubs and one community garden in Durham and a collaborative Instagram account that shows how students engaged with the class themes while developing their research projects. Join Giulia Ricco (Romance Studies) and Robin Kirk (Cultural Anthropology) to discuss their strategies for including digital humanities pedagogy in the classroom.

Incorporating Digital Final Projects into Undergraduate Courses
April 18 (Thu) 12:00–1:00 PM
The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock Library 121)
Limited seating – register to hold a seat or be added to the waiting list.

Sasha Panaram is a Ph.D. Candidate in English also pursuing certificates in African & African American Studies, Women’s Studies, and College Teaching at Duke University. She is currently teaching an English course entitled “Treasure(d) Maps: Writing the American South,” which is affiliated with the Representing Migration Humanities Lab and sponsored by the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Instructorship Fellowship. During her Digital Brown Bag presentation she will discuss the origins of the course, how teaching with maps can prompt different engagements with literary texts, and the challenges and successes of incorporating digital final projects into the class, especially as it concerns developing assignment guidelines and accompanying rubrics.