Workshops

The workshop is designed to give students a better understanding of how to use a computer.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • How to navigate through windows
    • Creating folders
    • Locating software applications
    • Locating peripherals
    • Copying files from one location to another
    • Printing
    • Emailing files
  • Internet Searches
    • Thesaurus
    • Dictionary
    • Typing tutors
    • Research topics
  • Viewing Resources on the LRC and BMCC webpage

Introduction to Computer Basics:  Software and Hardware

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LinkedIn Learning formerly Lynda.com is an online learning platform designed to assist users with learning or improving business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.  The LinkedIn Learning video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by industry experts allows users to learn at their own pace.

Available courses include, but not limited to:

  • Developing Presentation Skills
  • Learning Time Management Skills
  • How to Be An Effective Leader
  • QuickBooks Tutorials for Accountants
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Tutorials Web/Fashion Designers
  • AutoCad Tutorial for Engineers
  • Scripting Languages for the Application Developers

and the list goes on and on.

LinkedIn Learning is available and free to BMCC students, faculty and staff interested in learning at their own pace.  Let us show you how to navigate this tool full of information while obtaining certificates doing it.

Exploring Limitless Access to Course Tutorials and Expert Instructors 

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Microsoft PowerPoint is useful for helping develop the slide-based presentation format and is currently one of the most commonly used slide-based presentation programs available. The workshop is designed to introduce students to creating presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Explore the functionality of the ribbon
  • Create slides
  • Edit slides
  • Applying design themes and transitions
  • Add pictures and links
  • Setup a slide show
  • Save
  • Print

Introduction to PowerPoint

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Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool used to perform calculations and data analysis.  Data is organized by the use of columns and rows.  The workshop is designed to assist students on learning the basics of Microsoft Excel.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Explore the functionality of the ribbon
  • Create and edit worksheets
  • Filters
  • Use formulas
  • Create graphs and charts
  • Save
  • Print

Introduction to Excel

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Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard tool for digital imaging. The workshop is designed to introduce students to the basic functions of Adobe Photoshop.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Workspace / Interface overview (toolbar / palette / color / swatch / style, etc.)
  • Basic functions (type, erase, cut, copy, paste, clone, draw)
  • Cheat sheet / shortcuts
  • Creation of a new document
  • Basic color correction, touch-ups and enhancements
  • Modification of an existing document
  • Saving the document (psd, jpeg, bitmap, pdf, png, etc.)

Introduction to Photoshop

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Microsoft Publisher is a user friendly graphic design application with an emphasis placed on page design and layout. Publisher can be used to create any professional material such as, business cards, brochures, flyers, address labels, calendars, etc.  The workshop is designed to introduce students to the basic and intermediate functions of Microsoft Publisher.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Explore the functionality of the ribbon
  • Create a new publication
  • Insert text
  • Insert, move and delete pages
  • Insert, swap and crop pictures
  • Modify margins
  • Insert borders and accents
  • Insert tables and apply styles
  • Design and layout of publication
  • Saving the publication

TBD

Creating a Newsletter
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Microsoft Word is a word processing program designed for everyday tasks such as writing letters, updating your résumé, and creating newsletters. The workshop is designed to introduce students to the basics of Microsoft Word.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Explore the functionality of the ribbon
  • Create a document
  • Edit (cut, copy, and paste)
  • Format (page numbering, headers and footers, indent, spacing, add bullets, change font size and color)
  • Add pictures
  • Save
  • Print

Introduction to Word

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Microsoft Access is a Database Management System (DBMS) that combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software development tools. Access allows users to store information into a database. The workshop is designed to introduce students to the basic functions of Microsoft Access.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Explore the functionality of the ribbon
  • MS Access overview
  • Create objects such as: tables, queries, forms, reports and template
  • Data types
  • Create a database

Introduction to Access:  Creating a Database

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Procrastination: Your time is your most valuable resource. Avoid putting off for tomorrow the things you can do today, and make good use of your time.
Here are some strategies you can use to eliminate procrastination:

  • Make meaningful use of your time
  • Break down big assignments into manageable parts
  • Be accountable: state how you intend to use your study time, example study from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Wednesdays: April 15, 22 and 29

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Note-Taking: Preparing for class is a vital part of the note-taking process as it sets the tone for the duration of the class.

Here are some strategies you can consider:

  • Read before class, this allows you to be familiar with the material discussed during the lecture.
  • Walk with your tools(pens, paper, text-book), thus avoiding disturbing others during the lecture.
  • Find time to review class notes, this will make it easier to recall the information later.

Thursdays: April 16, 23 and 30

6-7 p.m.

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Location: Online

 

Saturdays: April 18 and 25

12-1 p.m.

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Test-Taking: How well we perform on an exam will determine the grade we receive.

Here are some test-taking strategies you can consider:

  • Study/review before class: this will help eliminate test anxiety, as you will feel confident.
  • Avoid second guessing. You’ve studied and you are prepared. Trust your instincts.
  • Use past tests and quizzes to study for upcoming mid-term and final exams.

Tuesdays: April 14, 21 and 28

5-6 p.m.

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Common Study Problems covers three main areas of study skills, and is geared toward helping students develop good study habits.

Students are taught techniques in the following three areas:

  • Memorization Techniques involve developing skills which allows you to produce the right information at the right time.
  • Procrastination is avoiding falling behind in class work and doing poorly in class by continually putting off for tomorrow what you can do today.
  • Cramming is not the same as learning. Material learned in cramming sessions is generally unavailable to recall after one or two days.

Thursdays: April 16, 23 and 30

1-1:30 p.m.

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Topics include Interpreting Writing Assignments, Brainstorming, Summary Writing, Paraphrasing and Quoting, Essay Structure, Proper Attribution of Sources, Transitional Language, Comparing and Contrasting

Mondays: April 20 and 27

2-3 p.m.

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PLEASE NOTE:  All workshops are being moved online. Information will be forthcoming.   Done in collaboration with the English Department and Basic Skills Lab, the Learning Resource Center’s Grammar and Writing Workshops are designed to reinforce student understanding of best practices for good writing while emphasizing the necessary study skills for academic success.

Essay Structure
TBD
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

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Essay Structure
TBD
199 Chambers Street, Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

TBD

 

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Writing in the Margins: Reading Techniques
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199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

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