OTI offers group and one-on-one training opportunities on many kinds of technology. Upcoming group trainings are:


Blackboard training for student affairs

This workshop will offer a tour of Mason’s Blackboard LMS, and show how a Bb organization, functioning as it does so well as a “course”, can facilitate student learning in a student affairs context.

February 17, 2016, 11:30AM-`12:30AM, SUB1 Room 3008

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Website Goals, Strategy, and Anayltics

Many of us build websites, thinking “if we build it, they will come”. But students are innundated with information and media. What do you *really* want to do with your website? How can your website help you reach your unit goals? And how can you easily tie it all in to assessment and KPIs? Come learn about setting website goals, utilizing a cohesive website strategy, and using Google Analytics to measure it all.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, SUB1 Room 3008

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February 4th training has been cancelled due to low enrollment

Have you never gotten GetConnected? Do you only slightly get GetConnected? Can you not get enough GetConnected and must have the full 411!

Technology Integration and Assessment Research and Retention are offering monthly opportunities to get into the GetConnected zone of your choice, two ascending levels of GetConnected fun and expertise across just a few hours will make a super-user out of you.

11:00pm to 12:30pm, SUB1 Room 4212

Have questions about GetConnected Basics Training? Contact Office of Technology Integration

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Past Trainings

Constant Contact

Learn how to create and send attractive emails with measurable outcomes through Constant Contact, University Life’s email marketing tool. If you’ve wanted to use email marketing before, but didn’t want to pay for a service, now is your chance to try it at no cost to your unit. We’ll discuss access, list-building, email creation, and analytics. Reach students more effectively, through the medium they prefer!

Next date: 6/25/15, 1pm, Sub1 Room 3008

Google Analytics

Google Analytics can be a powerful tool, not just counting visitors, but for assessing goals, mapping traffic, and leaning more about our students and how they use our websites. Learn how to access and use Google Analytics to improve your website and engagement with your users.

Next date: 7/15/15, 2pm, Sub1 Room 3008

Videoconferencing Basics

Learn about the array of videoconferencing tools that are supported by the university and those that are commonly used for candidate interviews, virtual meetings, webinars and group meetings, and how to choose the one that best fits your needs. We’ll play with Google Plus/Hangouts, Blackboard Collaborate, SkypePlus, Jabber, and the coolest new kid on the block: Blue Jeans, and you will leave with the keys to at least two of them.

Next date: 6/3/15, 10am, Sub1 Room 3008

and coming soon to a meeting room near you: Mason Branding, Baseline, Piktochart, and Writing for the Web!

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