Technology Trainings

For a list of current training opportunities, see the Schedule of Technology Training Workshops article on the Solutions Library.

Brightspace by D2L

Brightspace is the Learning Management System adopted by Radford University.  Some examples of one-on-one and group training sessions offered include:              

  • Brightspace by D2L Overview
  • Setting Up and Managing the Gradebook
  • Creating Self Assessments and Quizzes
  • Utilizing Brightspace Apps (Assignment Grader, Binder, Pulse)
  • Brightspace by D2L Consulting
  • Creating Attendance Registers
  • Boost Student Engagement with Discussions
  • Create Groups
  • Assessment Using Rubrics
  • Intelligent Agents for a Personalized Experience

Computer Deployment

Summer is typically the time of year that Academic Technologies gears-up for the annual new computer deployment process.  Process begins in early June, then continues straight through to the beginning of the semester, or beyond if need be.

Beginning in mid-May, email notifications are sent to all users who are slated to receive a new computer.  Included in the email are directions about how to enroll in a deployment session and how to prepare for the deployment process.

Effectively Utilizing Classroom Technologies

Radford University prides itself in providing state-of-the-art technology in the classroom.  Individual and group training sessions offer an overview of available campus technologies, demonstration of use, and methods for instruction.  Examples of learnng opportunities include:

  • iPad Technologies – topics include how to set security settings, organize apps, use keyboard shortcuts, display wirelessly in a classroom, use whiteboard apps, and grade Brightspace assignments
  • Multimedia Classroom Technologies – demonstration and tips on using classroom equipment including touch panel, podium, microphones, document camera, etc.
  • Vision – classroom management software that allows instructors to manage use of computers in the labs
  • Using Mobile Devices Wirelessly in the Classrooms – learn how to wirelessly project content from mobile devices in a classroom 

Microsoft Office and Windows

Academic Technologies offers classes ranging from beginning to advanced levels in the latest versions of Microsoft applications.  Participants will leave with tips and tricks to help them work more efficiently and effectively in the classroom and office.  Examples of classes include:   

  • Excel Beyond the Basics
  • Office 365 Introduction
  • Outlook Tips and Tricks
  • Word:  Advanced Document Formatting
  • Windows:  Introduction to the Latest Operating System

Technology Resources, Tools and Tips for Admin Assistants

The focus of these sessions is to introduce newly-hired administrative assistants to available campus technologies and resources at Radford University.  Current office personnel are also invited to attend as we share tips and tools to help effectively use technology and improve office productivity.  Examples of specific topics include:

  • Entering and tracking technology requests in iTOneStop
  • Formatting options for BizHub copiers
  • Cisco phone features
  • Windows shortcuts and tips
  • Using Acrobat Pro to combine documents in a single PDF