Technology Training

Schedule an Individual Training Session or Departmental Workshop

In an effort to accommodate faculty schedules, CELTIC normally plans multiple workshop sessions around each topic. We are also happy to arrange special workshop scheduling for a department or other faculty group. In addition, we are always ready to arrange individual training or consultation on any matter related to faculty use of technology or library information sources. Please contact CELTIC to discuss how we can best address your training needs or the needs of your department or program.

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Training Session/Workshop Descriptions

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  • Getting to Know the GAEL Hour

    Are you teaching one of the new Columba Cornerstone Courses? This workshop is for you!


    CELTIC provided assistance with the development of the new GAEL Hour that is a part of everyone's Columba Cornerstone
    course. In this workshop we will walk through how it is setup, how you can make it work for you, and how it is connected to your Cornerstone course.

    All sessions for this semesters GAEL Hour have been completed. If you have questions or would like to set up a training for the GAEL Hour please contact us here.
  • Blackboard Basics

    Get up and running with a primer in Blackboard, Iona's Learning Management System.


    Learn the basics:
    • Learn to navigate the system;
    • How to upload documents like your syllabus;
    • Communicate with your students through Blackboard;
    • And much more!
    This is a great session to take if you are brand new to Blackboard, have not used it in a while, or simply want a refresher on the system.

    Upcoming Dates

    • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Noon
    • Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Noon
  • Blackboard Grade Center & Assessments

    Learn how you can assess your students online through Blackboard and let your students see their grades throughout the semester.


    This session will take a look at assessment tools in Blackboard such as tests, assignments, and surveys. In addition we will cover how to set up your Grade Center so it reflects what your syllabus says.

    Upcoming Dates

    • Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 1 p.m.
    • Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 9 a.m.
    • Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Noon
  • Turnitin: Avoid Plagiarism and Provide Feedback

    Did you know there is a terrific tool built into Blackboard to help you curb plagiarism and provide easy, valuable feedback to your students? If you want to learn more, this workshop is for you!


    This workshop will cover how to make use of the Turnitin feature of Blackboard to help grade your papers with ease. If you have used Turnitin before, there is a new look that provides all the save great features. We will cover how things have changed in this workshop as well.

    Upcoming Dates

    • Wednesday October 12, 2016 at Noon
    • Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 2 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9 a.m.
  • Getting Acquainted with Windows 10

    Nervous about or want to learn abut Windows 10? This workshop is for you!


    Windows 10 is in the process of rolling out on campus. This workshop is designed to get you feeling comfortable with the new Operating System. We will also cover some of the new features that may help you get your work done!

    Upcoming Dates

    • Thursday October 20, 2016 at Noon
    • Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Noon
  • OneDrive: The benefits of storing your documents in the cloud

    Not sure where to keep all you work documents? This workshop is for you!


    Learn about your OneDrive for Business that all faculty can take advantage through their Office 365 account. There are many advantages to having your documents saved in the cloud. Some include:
    • Access them from anywhere with internet;
    • Easily share documents with colleagues;
    • Take advantage of real-time collaboration on Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents;
    • Automatic document versioning allows you to go back to what your document looked like before you changed it.

    Upcoming Dates:

    • Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 2 p.m.
    • Wednesday October 26,2016 at Noon
    • Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 9 a.m.
  • Collaborate Online with Office 365

    Want to learn how you can use Office 365 to work on documents with a group of people at the same time? This workshop is for you!


    Office 365 allows you to share and collaborate on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Even more impressive? You can do it in real time! Come to this workshop and learn how you can take advantage of this tremendous feature to work with your collegaues more effieciently and design new, interesting assignments for your students as well.

    Upcoming Dates

    • Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Noon
    • Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 2 p.m
    • Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 2 p.m.
    Note: It is highly recommended that you attended a workshop or have a basic understanding of OneDrive for Business before attending this workshop.
  • Other Workshops

    Don't see a workshop that interests you above? Contact us about our personalized workshops.

    CELTIC can also work with you or a group of your colleagues to tailor a workshop to suit your needs. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • New Faculty Orientation
    • Office 365 Orientation
    • Any Blackboard Feature
    • PeopleSoft
    • Classroom Technology
    • Library Resources
    • Library Resources - E-books
    • Copyright
    • Video Editing - Basics
    If you are interested in any of the above or others, schedule a session today by filling out this form!