May tech classes

This May we have an emphasis on Google services, along with a special presenter to show us audio editing in Audacity!

Google Calendar
Friday, May 6, 10:30-11:30am
Zoom event

This is an online repeat of the recent in-person event.  Olivia will show you how to get started using Google Calendar, a free online calendar you can access from any device.  You’ll learn how to log in, create an event, create a calendar for a particular group or purpose, set notifications, and share your events with others.

Register to receive the Zoom link.

Intro to Audacity
Thursday, May 12, 7-8pm
In person in the Digital Media Lab AND livestreamed on Zoom

Audacity is free audio editing software that you can use for music and podcasting projects.  Learn how to edit, manipulate, and record audio in this hands-on introduction to Audacity, focused on fundamentals like noise removal, multi-track editing, and adding effects.

Presenter: Aaron Longoria is a multimedia artist and musician based in Iowa City. Aaron is a member of Public Space One's Media Arts Co-Op.

Register for the Zoom link; registration is requested for in-person attendees for room set-up purposes. 

A shrinky dink of a cat Craft Night in the Lab
Monday, May 16, 6:30-8pm
In person in the Digital Media Lab

Bring in your own portable craft and meet some other makers.  We’ll provide free shrinky dink materials (including pin backs, keychains, and jewelry findings so you can turn them into something functional) and access to our 2.25” button maker.  Since we’re in the lab, you can print images from the computers, scan an old photo or piece of art, or use Illustrator or Photoshop to make a new digital design to become your button or shrinky dink.

Registration is not required – just drop in!

More Gmail Tips and Tricks!
Friday, May 20, 10:30-11:30am
Zoom event

Last time, we talked about controlling your inbox by deleting unnecessary emails, unsubscribing, and setting up filters.  This time, we'll focus on options for sending emails that you might not have noticed. Stacey will demonstrate scheduling emails to be sent later, writing in different languages, forwarding multiple emails as attachments, and the best way to write inline replies. You'll also find out how to know when a recipient reads your email and how to use variations of your email address to create especially effective filters.

Register to receive the Zoom link.

Google Skills Drop-In
Thursday, May 26, 6-7pm
In person in the Digital Media Lab

Have you filled out your Google Skills Check-Up yet?  We put together a series of checklists so you can see if you know the most important skills in each of the selected Google services, at your leisure.  You can pick up a paper copy at the Info Desk or Digital Media Lab, or try the online version.  If you’re left with questions afterwards, join me for some drop-in help on this evening!

Registration is not required.


Any questions or suggestions?  Please let me know!


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