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Learn IT @ Lunch 2019 – in person or remote!

This fall, OIT will pilot offering its popular Learn IT @ Lunch series in person and remote, based off of user feedback from our spring 2019 survey.

Topics include Sites@Duke, Microsoft Teams, Qualtrics and more…

To see the full schedule and & details for each session, visit: https://sites.duke.edu/training/learn-it-lunch/.

Save the dates on your calendar!  No registration.  Don’t forget to bring a lunch!

Digital Scholarship Services Digital Brown Bags

Join Duke University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Services two Digital Brown Bags in September:

Why We All Could Use a Little OpenRefine (Five Reasons from a Humanities Scholar)
12:00-1:00 PM, September 4
Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock Library 121)

Many of us have messy research data that need some organization and analysis but that do not necessarily justify committing to advanced relational database solutions. OpenRefine is an amazing tool that can help fill that gap – enabling insight into data without requiring a lot of extra work (and even saving time and effort in the process). In this Digital Brown Bag talk, Classical Studies doctoral candidate Adrian Linden-High offers five reasons for choosing OpenRefine, using examples from his own research to illustrate its value.

Teaching with WordPress and Knight Lab
12:00-1:00 PM, September 18
Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock Library 121)

WordPress is more than a website builder: utilized as a content management system, it provides rich pedagogical opportunities. In this Digital Brown Bag, we will explore some of the teaching applications of WordPress in conjunction with Knight Lab’s Timeline and StoryMap. Using a sample classroom project from the Spring 2019 Duke undergraduate course “Victorian Fiction and Novel Theory,” we will discuss the process of designing a WordPress project: considering learning objectives and goals; conceiving the project; formulating the relationship between the project and the rest of the course content; choosing a platform and learning technological skills; writing assignments; training students on software; troubleshooting and revising during the course of the project; and assessing student work. Additionally, we will discuss reported student and instructor experiences of conducting such a project. This session is led by Emma Davenport (Ph.D. candidate, English).

Join Us: Co-Lab Open House

Come discover all the Co-Lab can offer you! Visit our space, join us for some light hearted fun & get some free pizza!

Co-Lab Open House
Thursday, August 29
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Technology Engagement Center, Telecom Building,  (West Campus)


LinkedIn Learning is here!

Duke’s Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce that Duke has transitioned from LinkedIn’s popular learning site lynda.com to their new platform LinkedIn Learning.

To access LinkedIn Learning at Duke, connect here: http://training.oit.duke.edu/lil. Take this opportunity to refine or develop your professional skills, learn new software, and explore!

If you have saved or shared lynda.com tutorials, please check and update links, as appropriate.

Key LinkedIn Learning features include:

  • over 13,000 courses covering business, technology, and creative topics (including those tutorials that were already in the lynda.com library)
  • personalized learning experience powered by the LinkedIn network
  • a Q&A feature that fosters interactive peer-to-peer and learner-to-instructor learning across LinkedIn’s 590M+ professional community

A video tutorial on how to use LinkedIn Learning is available online: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/how-to-use-linkedin-learning/create-a-collection-2?u=77842946

If you have any questions or concerns, email: oit-training@duke.edu.

Duke’s lynda.com service soon to become LinkedIn Learning

On Thursday, August 22,  Duke University’s Office of Information Technology will be transitioning from LinkedIn’s popular learning site lynda.com to their new platform LinkedIn Learning.  Users should plan for the service to be unavailable on the day of the transition. After the upgrade, you will have the same access to your learning history, account information, and certifications.

Key LinkedIn Learning features include:

  • over 13,000 courses covering business, technology, and creative topics (including those tutorials that were already in the lynda.com library)
  • easy-to-use interface
  • a more personalized learning experience powered by the LinkedIn network
  • a new Q&A feature that fosters interactive peer-to-peer and learner-to-instructor learning across LinkedIn’s 590M+ professional community

A full overview of key differences is outlined here:  https://learning.linkedin.com/content/dam/me/learning/en-us/pdfs/LinkedIn-Learning-Key-Differences.pdf

See Duke KB article #KB0031723 for Frequently Asked Questions about the transition.  For additional information and an overview of the changes visit LinkedIn Learning: https://learning.linkedin.com/en-us/cx/upgrading-from-lynda-to-linkedin-learning.

If you have any questions or concerns about this upcoming transition, email: oit-training@duke.edu.

Art + Tech Fair for Students

September 12, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Rubenstein Arts Center (“The Ruby”)
No registration required.

Come to the 2nd annual Student Art + Tech Fair! Students of all interests and majors can explore an explosion of ideas at this interactive evening of art meets technology. Visit the OIT makerspace studio to learn about the equipment and tools on hand and how to use them for your creative vision. Help create an oversized “spirograph” using laser-cut parts, join 3D printing and augmented reality demos, and see a pop-up exhibit art + technology projects. There will be food, giveaways, and hands-on fun.

Duke Tech Ice Cream Social

Join us Duke Cyber, OIT and AGS for an Ice Cream Social!

Wednesday, September 4
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Fitzpatrick Atrium (CIEMAS)


Want free ice cream? How about while you peruse all the tech-related opportunities – clubs, coursework, travel, research jobs, etc. – that Duke has to offer? Come to the Duke Tech Ice Cream Social, a first-of-its-kind event co-hosted by the Duke Cyber Club, the Duke Office of Information Technology, and the American Grand Strategy Program. Hear from student clubs, faculty, and staff about amazing opportunities on and around campus pertaining to tech. Optional RSVP for students: https://forms.gle/UiBR3tUbwRiipNt98.

For questions, contact justin.sherman@duke.edu.

2019 Duke STEAM Forum

Join in for the 2019 Duke STEAM Forum—a lively afternoon of interactive discussions and STEAM-themed activities to explore what we do with STEAM at Duke & what our goals are for our scholarship, our collaborations, and our classrooms. This event is open to the public.

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.