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Webinars from the Workshop

Description

A series of webinars designed by the VCU Libraries Innovative Media Workshop, focused on collaborative technology tools to aid teachers and online coursework, led by Multimedia Teaching and Learning Librarian Oscar Keyes.

Each session starts with a 10– to 15–minute demonstration of the technology, all of which is free and available to all VCU employees and students working remotely. Then, attendees break (virtually) into small groups for 30 minutes to create a project or a piece of art collaboratively using the technology. Lastly, everyone shares their results in an open show-and-tell discussion.

Each session begins at 3 p.m. For questions, please contact the VCU Libraries Events Office at kimbrellgg@vcu.edu or (804) 393-2951.

Schedule

Past:

April 1
Google Jamboard
A virtual whiteboard that allows team members to drop in images, add notes and pull assets from the web while collaborating with others

April 8
VoiceThread
A collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in five ways: using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file or video (via a webcam)

April 15
Collaborative Collages with Google Slides
A presentation platform that allows users to access, create and edit presentations wherever located and from phone, tablet or computer, even when there's no web connection

April 22
Adobe Spark (and other web/mobile tools)
Introduces Adobe Spark, a collection of media-creation applications for web and mobile. In the webinar, participants will work in small groups with the tool of their choice to create a small collaborative poster, video or website.

April 29
Live Poetry in Google Docs
Explores some of the creative and collaborative uses of Google Docs. In the webinar, participants will work in small teams to create a collaborative poem that includes multimedia elements.

May 6
Exam Jam(board) Encore
Bringing back a classic. A virtual whiteboard that allows team members to drop in images, add notes and pull assets from the web while collaborating with others.

Image: Photo by jeshoots.com from Unsplash