Summer 2014 Workshops and Survey Results

Every semester, Emerson IT hosts an array of computing and software workshops. During the Spring semester, we offered a wide selection ranging from our traditional Adobe CC workshops to our Microsoft Office drop-in clinics. However, our attendance numbers were less than we had hoped for.

In an effort to increase faculty and staff participation, we recently sent out a survey to gather some data regarding workshop interest and preferences.

The data revealed a few things:

  • Over 95% of the survey takers preferred email as their method of learning about workshop opportunities.
  • More than half of the survey takers did not have time to attend workshops.
  • Less than 35% of the survey takers utilize for free video tutorials.

Many workshop topics were suggested but the most frequently mentioned was Excel, followed closely by Adobe Creative Cloud. The other suggestions were spread out pretty evenly over a variety of subjects – some new and others we currently offer:


After reflecting on the data and discussing with our IT Staff, we are excited to announce our newest Summer 2014 Workshop Offerings designed specifically for Faculty and Staff, here:

We have included two Excel sessions, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, a new curated course, and brand new offerings including Google Drive, SQL and Cognos Reports! You can click the link under each listing to RSVP, but we also welcome drop-ins. Don’t forget to add the event to your calendar!

For Canvas questions, the Instructional Technology Group (ITG) offers one-to-one and group-based training. Contact ITG with your availability at or 617-824-8090.

For Skype questions, the Media Services team offers one-to-one training. Contact MSC for more information at or 617-824-8676.

We hope to see you this Summer!

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