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IT Workshops for Faculty and Staff - Spring 2024

Are you ready to boost your skills and productivity with the latest technology tools? Do you want to learn how to use Microsoft 365, Zoom, Blackboard, Classroom Technology, and more? If yes, then join us for the IT workshops for faculty and staff, offered by the Division of Information Technology at Lehman College.

These workshops are designed to help you enhance your teaching, learning, and working experience with various IT applications and platforms. You will get hands-on training from our expert instructors, who will guide you through the features and functions of each tool. You will also get the opportunity to ask questions, share feedback, and network with your colleagues.

The instructor-led IT workshops are free and open to all faculty and staff members of Lehman College. However, registration is required for all sessions.

Alternatively, we offer two self-paced online learning platforms which offer thousands of courses and videos on various topics, such as business, technology, education, and more. You can learn at your own pace, anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

To see what others have said about our previous workshops, please check out our IT workshop evaluation results:

For a sneak peek of the capabilities of Microsoft 365, please look at this brief video:
Office 365

IT Workshops Schedule - Spring 2024

Classroom Technology Training

In collaboration with the Center of Teaching and Learning, the Information Technology Division is offering classroom technology training for faculty. The goal of the Classroom Technology Training Program is to provide faculty with both the basic and advanced capabilities of Lehman's new Classroom Technology Infrastructure. There will also be an opportunity for hands-on experience.

  • Instructor: IT Division & Center for Teaching and Learning Trainers
    Date: Monday, February 19, 2 024
    Times Available: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Location: Carman Hall, 118

    Registration Link: Classroom Technology Training Registration

Office 365: Introduction to Microsoft Excel Essentials

Microsoft Excel allows you to enter, manipulate and display numbers and text in a spreadsheet - a grid composed of rows, columns, and cells. Participants will be introduced to the Excel user interface including the ribbon, menus, toolbars, and keyboard equivalents; cell, column, and row references; data entry and formatting; creating and copying simple formulas; setting up a spreadsheet for printing; creating charts; and data protection. The workshop will include hands-on exercises.

Office 365: Microsoft Excel Intermediate Level

In this workshop, participants with a basic knowledge of Excel will learn what is a pivot table, the advantages of using pivot tables, examples of pivot tables, manipulating and modifying source data, creating pivot charts, and collaborating with others using Excel. The workshop will include hands-on exercises.

  • Modality: In-person
    Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Location: Carman Hall, 118

    Registration Link: Excel Intermediate Registration

Office 365: Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app built for hybrid work, so you and your team stay informed, organized, and connected — all in one place. Explore how Teams can help you and your colleagues come together no matter where you are: Chat - Message someone or a group to talk about work and share documents.

  • Modality: Zoom
    Date: Monday, March 4, 2024
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Registration Link: Teams Registration

Office 365: Microsoft OneDrive Business Basics

OneDrive is a file storage service in the cloud and is part of Microsoft 365. Explore advantages of using OneDrive and how to access files from anywhere and working with Microsoft Word online through any device.

  • Modality: In-person
    Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Carman Hall, 118

    Registration Link: OneDrive Registration

Introduction to Voice Thread

If you have ever thought of using Voice Thread for your classes, this workshop will be a great opportunity for you to see the platform in action and learn how you may use the platform to engage your students and make learning fun for your class. Your class - online, hybrid or F2F will come alive with Voice Thread! Students will want to interact with other members of the class because they will see and hear what they have to say. Please consider joining us for this wonderful opportunity. Of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Please Register for the workshop with this link.
Please register also with MS Bookings to receive notifications and updates re this training. Please click the to register with Bookings: MS Bookings VoiceThread

  • Instructor: Voice Thread
    Date: Monday, March 11, 2024
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Carman Hall, Virtual

Office 365: Microsoft Forms Essentials

Microsoft Forms lets you create surveys, polls, and quizzes quickly and easily. Forms provide real-time results and built-in analytics. Explore how to use Microsoft forms to create a survey.

The Essentials of Microsoft, or Bing, CoPilot

Bing CoPilot, or Microsoft CoPilot, is a revolutionary Generative AI service assistant. It is both a powerful, specialized search engine and a facilitator of new perspectives. CoPilot is available through your internet browser at and users sign in with their CUNY credentials. Microsoft CoPilot facilitates brainstorming, learning, research, ideation and content creation. It is not just for writing papers. CoPilot is not integrated into the Microsoft 365 apps such as Teams. It is a standalone tool with many practical uses for education. This course introduces and develops the following:

  • What is Microsoft, or Bing, CoPilot
  • How to launch it
  • What are the features and capabilities
  • Tips for writing effective prompts
  • Validating the AI results with human knowledge to create unique content

  • Date: Monday, March 25, 2024
    Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Modality: In-Person and Zoom
    Location: Carmal Hall, 118

    Registration Link: Microsoft CoPilot Registration

Introduction to YuJa

Lehman's media repository is called Yuja. If you know what YouTube is, Yuja is Lehman's media repository for digital assets both public and private. This workshop will teach you how to access the private (Academic) side of Yuja and how you can use Yuja's Media Chooser to integrate digital assets seamlessly with Blackboard. The workshop will last 60-minutes, and we will reserve time for questions and answers.

  • Instructor: Stephen Castellano
    Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Virtual

    Registration Link: Yuja Registration

An Overview of Zoom Essentials

Explore how Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, online meetings, join, group messaging, breakout room and screen sharing into one, easy-to-use platform. Topics include signing into CUNY Zoom, Adjusting Zoom Settings, Testing the microphone/speakers, the Home Screen functions, Meetings (including scheduling, joining, starting and editing).

Office 365: Introduction to SharePoint Basics

SharePoint is a Microsoft web-based collaborative platform which integrates easily with Microsoft apps such as Teams, OneDrive, Outlook, Word, and son on. It is a powerful platform for sharing, organizing and communicating information. This training module covers how to sign into SharePoint from MS Office 365, navigating SharePoint user interface, searching, and editing your profile. Finding/following sites, posting news and using the Documents Library.

  • Modality: Zoom
    Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
    Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Registration Link: SharePoint Registration

Creating Discussion Boards, Assignment and Assessments on Bb

Would you like to learn about creating Discussions, Assignments and Assessments on Bb? This program is for you! You will learn about the different types of discussions and what the attributes of the forums mean – why you would use them and why you might not want to use them. You’ll also learn about Assignments and how to correctly create an assignment. Tests can be tricky on Bb but this workshop will provide you with the information that you’ll need to create a midterm, final or just a little quiz. Creating assessments on Bb is not hard but it does take a little time. Experience Level: Novice to Intermediate

Office 365: Using Microsoft PowerPoint with OneDrive

This workshop introduces the basic skills required to create and edit a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. Participants will learn how to create a new presentation, change the font and color of presentation text, create, and modify bulleted slides, insert clip art, and apply design templates share and store documents in OneDrive.

  • Modality: In-person
    Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Carman Hall, 118
    Registration Link: PowerPoint Registration

Introduction to Microsoft Office 365 XLOOKUP

The XLOOKUP function is a powerful search tool in Microsoft Office 365 Excel. It is the superior replacement of earlier versions of Excel search tools including VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP. XLOOKUP breaks the search barriers because it is able to search natively to the left and both vertically and horizontally. This course describes the following: what is XLOOKUP, organizing data for an effective search, what are the required search parameters, and detailed examples how to use this special function.

  • Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Modality: In-Person

    Registration Link: XLOOKUP Registration

Office 365: Introduction to SharePoint Intermediate

Extending SharePoint Basics, participants will learn how to create a new SharePoint site, add members to their site, edit the site and make changes, create lists in SharePoint, and create workflows with Power Automate

  • Modality: In-Person
    Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
    Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Registration Link: SharePoint Intermediate

Office 365: Microsoft Outlook – the Desktop App vs. the Web Browser

Now you know how to create, send and respond to emails…Learn the advantages of using the desktop app and the web browser. Understand the integration of Teams and SharePoint with Outlook. Learn more about sharing calendars, returning sent emails and using drag/drop to create email attachments. Outlook has never been this much fascinating, easy and fun to learn!