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  • Collaborate
    Are you teaching an online class or want to add video to supplement your face-to-face class? Want to hold synchronous meetings or conduct office hours with your online students? Want to set up a Web conference? This workshop will not only show you how to add a session to your myCourses page, but also teach you the tools available. Use the Whiteboard to share PowerPoint files images, the Web Tour to guide students through helpful websites, and Application Sharing to demonstrate the skills your students need to know. Collaborate also has built-in audio and visual capabilities that allow for multiple simultaneous talkers and webcams.
  • Cloud Computing
    With so many devices—smartphones, laptops, netbooks, tablets, and desktops—it is hard to make sure your information is on the correct device when you need it. So why not put it in the "cloud" so you can access it wherever you go? In this workshop we will look at what it means to store your files "in the cloud" and the types of applications that are on the market for synchronizing information across multiple devices. Feel free to bring any of your devices to see how the cloud can work to keep your files up-to-date.
  • Mobile Applications
    Smartphones are becoming more popular with the updates to the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and many others. As more users move toward these devices, many service providers—including libraries—are following with mobile-based resources. Learn what these different providers can provide and just how easy it can be to have the Web at your fingertips.
  • iPad: eBooks, Apps, and more!
    This session covers some common iPad uses including settings, apps, and how to take advantage of eBook and eResource offerings from the MSU Libraries.
  • Android Tablets: eBooks, Apps, and more!
    This session covers some common Android Tablet uses including settings, apps, and how to take advantage of eBook and eResource offerings from the MSU Libraries.
  • Nook Color: eBooks, Apps, and more!
    This session covers some of the common Nook Color uses including settings, apps, and how to take advantage of eBook and eResource offerings from the MSU Libraries.
  • iPads for Scholars
    Tool or toy? This workshop will provide an overview of the scholarly applications available to iPad users.
  • eBooks: For Fun and Research
    This workshop will provide an introduction to eBooks, including issues regarding use, sources, and popular readers.
  • Library in Your Pocket: Using the Library's Mobile Resources
    Discover how to use the library's resources anywhere, anytime from your smart phone or other mobile device.
  • BookMyne: Searching the OPAC on Your Smart Phone
    The MSU Libraries' Online Catalog provides easy access to information about both the print and electronic resources available. Learn how to access this information through BookMyne, an application available for either iPhone or Android users.