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Tutorial Types

The DKC offers tutorials in a number of topics, and we often add new ones as demand evolves.

WordPress / UMW Blogs

Duration: This tutorial is scheduled in 60 minute blocks.

During this tutorial you (or a group) can work with a DKC tutor one-one-one to work through projects on UMW Blogs. Typical topics covered:

  • Signing up on UMW Blogs
  • Connecting your blog to a course blog
  • Publishing/editing content in WordPress
  • Changing and customizing your theme
  • Adding plugins to WordPress

If you have a specific area you’d like to work on during your tutorial, please let us know when you set up your appointment.

Domain of One’s Own (60 min)

Duration: This tutorial is scheduled in 60 minute blocks.

During this tutorial, you or a group of students can work with a DKC tutor to discuss your activities on Domain of One’s Own. Typical topics covered:

  • Signing up for a domain
  • Installing WordPress or other software on your domain
  • Organizing your domain
  • Working with WordPress at your domain (creating content, changing your theme, etc.)
  • Connecting your personal site to a course site

If you have a particular area you need assistance with, please let us know when you set up your appointment.

Video Production Tutorial

During this tutorial, you can get trained on using the equipment in the HCC Advanced Media Production Studio. This training is required before you can work independently in the studio.

In addition to booking a tutorial, you must also reserve the studio for the time of your appointment; you may wish to check on availability of the studio before making your appointment.

Once you have been trained, your name will be added to a list of approved users. You will be able to reserve and use the room during hours with HCC info desk aides are on duty.

Note: If you’ve already captured your video content and are looking for assistance with editing, we recommend you set up an appointment for a Video Editing Tutorial.

Video Editing (Basic)

Duration: This tutorial is scheduled in 60 minute blocks.

During this tutorial, you can work with a tutor on editing video that you’ve already captured. This basic tutorial is designed to address using iMovie for video production (available on computers throughout the ITCC). If you require assistance for more advanced video editing techniques, we recommend scheduling an appointment for a Video Editing (Advanced) tutorial.

Video Editing (Advanced)

Duration: This tutorial is scheduled in 60 minute blocks.

During this tutorial, you can work with a DKC tutor on editing your video content using either Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere (both available on computers in the ITCC). This is a more advanced tutorial, using more sophisticated software than we cover in our Video Editing (Basic) tutorial.

Image Editing

Duration: This tutorial is scheduled in 60 minute blocks.

This tutorial is designed to cover finding and editing image content, particularly for Web sites. Tutors can help you with locating images that you can edit/remix (while following copyright law). In addition, they can introduce you to Adobe Photoshop for editing and preparing your images to use on a Web site or in another media project.

Audio Editing

Duration: This tutorial is scheduled in 60 minute blocks.

During this tutorial, you can work with a tutor on a digital audio project. Primarily our tutors focus on using the open source, free software, Audacity.

Mapping & Timeline Tools

Duration: This tutorial is scheduled in 60 minute blocks.

During this tutorial, students can work with a tutor to learn how to use some of the online tools available for creating interactive maps or timelines. Some of the possible tools covered included:

  • Google MyMaps
  • Timeline JS
  • StoryMap JS
  • ESRI Storymaps

If you need assistance with a particular tool, please indicate that in the Notes field when you schedule your appointment.

Zotero

Duration: This tutorial is scheduled in 60 minute blocks.

During this tutorial, our tutor will help you learn how to use Zotero as a research tool. Zotero allows you to create a personal library of your research sources. When you’re doing online research, Zotero will automatically detect content in your browser, and allow you to quickly add items to your library. Once in your library, you can easily find, annotate, organize, and generate citations for any source. Zotero also generates footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, or bibliographies which you can then easily add to Word, OpenOffice, or a Google doc.

Google Drive (Docs)

Duration: This tutorial is scheduled in 60 minute blocks.

During this tutorial, our tutor will introduce you to Google Drive (formerly Google Docs), a free online service that allows you to create and store documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, and drawings. Items created in Drive can be easily shared and published online and they are available to you whenever you login to Google on any computer.

HTML & CSS

Duration: This tutorial is scheduled in 60 minute blocks.

This tutorial is for students who need assistance with HTML or CSS coding for a Web site project. This can be a WordPress site, but it doesn’t have to be. You should come with some basic understanding of what it is you’re trying to do; our tutors will help you from there.

3D Printing

Duration: This tutorial is scheduled in 60 minute blocks.

During the 3D printing tutorial, a DKC tutor can help you with creating, exporting, and printing an object on a 3D printer.

Tutors are experienced in using TinkerCad for the creation/design of 3D objects. They can also assist with exporting objects from TinkerCad or from the Thingiverse to the Dremel 3D Printer software. Finally, they can show students how to get their Dremel compatible file onto the printer and how to setup and print the file.

Students should report to the DKC tutorial, and, if necessary, a tutor may accompany them over to the Simpson Library ThinkLab, where several Dremel printers are currently available.

Printing 3D objects can take a while (depending on their size and complexity). Students may remain after the tutorial to wait for their object, or they may return to the ThinkLab later to execute the print. The ThinkLab is open for public hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 7PM – 9PM. In addition, students in some classes may have been provided with a code to enter the ThinkLab at other times (check with your instructor for this information; the DKC cannot provide you with this access code.)

Presentation Tools

Duration: This tutorial is scheduled in 60 minute blocks.

During this tutorial, you can work with a DKC tutor on any or a range of available tools for preparing presentations: PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Prezi. In particular, we can answer questions you might have about embedding and using media in these tools.

NOTE: If you’re looking for help about actually organizing and delivering a presentation, we definitely recommend visiting our colleagues in the Speaking Center.

Domain of One’s Own Intro (30 min)

Duration: This tutorial is scheduled in 30 minute blocks.

This shorter Domain of One’s Own tutorial is designed for students who just need assistance getting signed up on Domain of One’s Own and installing an application like WordPress. For more involved assistance, we recommend students schedule a longer (60 min) Domain of One’s Own tutorial.

Audio Production

During this 30-minute tutorial, we will orient you to using the equipment in the HCC Vocal Booth (located in room 116). We will also cover what equipment is available to checkout from the HCC Info Desk that you can use for audio recording projects.

In addition to booking a tutorial, you must also reserve the Vocal Booth for the time of your appointment; you may wish to check on availability of the space before making your appointment.

Note: If you’ve already captured your audio content and are looking for assistance with editing, we recommend you set up an appointment for a Audio Editing Tutorial.

 

Infographic Tools

During this tutorial, we can introduce you to free, online tools for creating infographics. Infographics can be an effective and creative way of communicating data and information in a compelling visual format. In particular, our tutors will focus on introducing you to Canva and Piktochart.

 

Domain Migration

Getting ready to graduate? Come in and work with a DKC tutor. We’ll talk you through your options, and, if you’re ready, help you begin the process. Please note that if you plan on transferring your content and migrating your domain, you’ll likely have to pay your new hosting company when you start the process. If you plan on doing this during the tutorial, be sure to bring a payment method (credit or debit card) with you.