CITT Team Spot Workshop

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On February 21, 2014, CITT interns, Keith Freeman (Morehouse) and Esther Olayinka (Clark Atlanta),  hosted the first tutorial session for TeamSpot, a collaborative software available for teachers and students. This effort supports the E-Learning Technologies Unit in its goal to expose patrons to library services. Not many are familiar with TeamSpot; however, this software, offered in rooms 209, 216, and 219 in the library, is ideal for students tasked with completing group projects. TeamSpot software allows for users to easily and effectively collaborate on projects. Through a shared public display screen, users can directly share documents, interactively display computer screens, and ultimately master group work!

Keith_StudentsLasting roughly an hour, the workshop proved to be a success. The students in attendance  received a brief overview for installing and connecting to TeamSpot on their personal computers. Soon after, the group was asked to work together on a project—a PowerPoint presentation detailing instructions for making French toast.

“TeamSpot is an innovative and fun way to connect with group partners and create cohesive projects!” says Tijara Miller, junior at Spelman College.

“It’s crazy that I’d never heard of TeamSpot before,” says William Wheaton, a junior at Morehouse College. “While at the session, I quickly realized how useful this software could be to making group projects more manageable. I wish I would have known about it freshmen year!”Moji_John

As midterm week approaches, the library hopes that students and faculty will see in TeamSpot a valuable resource worthy of meeting their academic needs.

We’re Listening! Staff Workshops for Spring Semester

Inaugural iLearn workshop - MAC Basics

Inaugural iLearn workshop – MAC Basics

It’s February and E-Learning Technologies is well on its way. A goal of the unit is to provide our member institutions with opportunities to acquire information concerning technology they may or may not be aware of. This is accomplished by offering workshops throughout the semester.

In fall 2013, E-Learning Technologies collaborated with librarian, Jordan Moore, and presented a workshop on a new presentation program, Prezi. The collaborative efforts resulted in a well-received educational experience for attendees, and requests to bring the workshop back the following year.

In response to those requests, the unit will revisit workshop favorites such as Prezi and Camtasia—providing an overview of the concepts covered in the previous workshop and introducing new information.

Along with your favorites, we are introducing new workshop topics such as Indesign (in collaboration with Reference Librarian, Sandra Mannings) and Teamspot.  A complete list of workshop topics and dates are listed on our research guide.

We’ll see you there!