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
    • Plugging in a flash drive
    • Printing
    • Emailing files
  • Internet Searches
    • Thesaurus
    • Dictionary
    • Typing tutors
    • Research topics
  • Viewing Resources on the LRC and BMCC webpage
  • Setting up your Lynda.com account

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Introduction to Computer Basics:  Software and Hardware
5:30-6:30 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Introduction to Computer Basics
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

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Free Workshop: Introduction to PowerPoint (Students Only)

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

Friday, September 20, 2019

Introduction to PowerPoint
3-4 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

 Introduction to PowerPoint
4-5 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Introduction to PowerPoint
6-7 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Introduction to PowerPoint
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

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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

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Introduction to Excel
6-7 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Introduction to Excel
6-7 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Friday, November 8, 2019

Using Pivot Tables
4-5 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Monday, November 18, 2019

Financials and PMT
6-7 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

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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.)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

How to Enhance a Picture
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Monday, October 28, 2019

How to Use the Slice Tool
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

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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

Friday, October 11, 2019

Creating Newsletters in Microsoft Publisher
12-1 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Creating Newsletters in Microsoft Publisher
1-2 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Introduction to Publisher
4-5 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

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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

Monday, September 16, 2019

Formatting an MLA Paper Using MS Word
6-7 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Monday, October 14, 2019 – CANCELLED

Introduction to Word

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

Thursday November 7, 2019

Formatting Any Document in Minutes
12-1 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

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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

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Introduction to Access:  Creating a Database
3-4 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Introduction to Access:  Creating a Database
3-4 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Monday, December 2, 2019

Introduction to Access:  Creating a Database
3-4 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

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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.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Paragraph Organization
12-1 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Monday, October 21, 2019

Essay Structure
12-1 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Grammar & Proofreading
2-3 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, S510 Basic Skills Lab (inside Learning Resource Center)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Using Outside Sources
6-7 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Essay Flow
10-11 a.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Friday, October 25, 2019

Transitional Language
12-1 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Friday, October 25, 2019

Intro, Thesis, Outline
5-6 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Intro, Thesis, Outline
12-1 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

Monday, October 28, 2019

Signal Verbs and Phrases
6-7 p.m.
199 Chambers Street, Room S-510G (inside Learning Resource Center)

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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