Training

Home Energy Efficiency Workshop

The Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative, in partnership with the professionals at Home Energy North Carolina, offer a free home energy efficiency workshop for the Duke community. This engaging and hands-on workshop will teach attendees how their homes utilizes energy and what actions they can take to save on their energy bill.

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Faculty/Instructor TechFair

This open-house style event will feature faculty-oriented table-top demos and practical advice about how to get and use Duke's most important technology services for teaching and learning. It's open to all faculty, instructors, and researchers. Covered topics include: research computing, collaboration tools like WebEx, Box and O365, CIT services like Sakai and PebblePad, virtual reality demos, academic media services, 3D printing, and hands-on tech help with Sakai, mobile devices and laptops.

Negotiating the Academic Job Offer (for Postdocs and Graduate Students in the Sciences and Engineering)

In this session, a panel of Duke faculty members will discuss the negotiation process. Questions include:
- What does a typical start-up package look like? How much can you negotiate it, and how can you provide justification for asking for more?
- How much grant money are you expected to bring if you get hired?
- What are some common pitfalls in the negotiation process?
- Can you negotiate for a position for your partner or spouse? If so, when do you bring it up?
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OIT Training Learn IT @ Lunch: 'Be Mindful' IT Security Tips for Work & Home

Attend this session to learn about helpful security tips and what you can do to protect yourself at work and home. Learn IT @ Lunch is designed to be an opportunity to learn about technology in a relaxed lunch environment. Each session includes a presentation followed by Q & A. No pre-registration is required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. NOTE: Lunch is not provided. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

OIT Training Learn IT @ Lunch: Smart Devices Need Smart People: Learn How to Be Smart!

New technology can be fun and empowering! It also can be a quick way to make your network and devices vulnerable to attacks. This session is to give some examples of how the "Internet of Things" are being abused by hackers today and some techniques to help keep them away from your devices. Come learn how to embrace emerging technology while maintaining a healthy awareness of potential risks. Learn IT @ Lunch is designed to be an opportunity to learn about technology in a relaxed lunch environment. Each session includes a presentation followed by Q & A.

CANCELED - OIT Training Learn IT @ Lunch: Digital Flyers: Design tips on creating engaging flyers (and an overview of DukeFlyer 2.0)

Creating digital flyers can be fun and easy. This event will take you through the process on how to use existing templates to create a compelling flyer in familiar applications such as PowerPoint. Once you've created your flyer, we will review how you can submit it for inclusion on many of the 100s of digital signs located across all of Duke's campuses using the DukeFlyer 2.0 system. Learn IT @ Lunch is designed to be an opportunity to learn about technology in a relaxed lunch environment. Each session includes a presentation followed by Q & A.

OIT Training Learn IT @ Lunch: Producing an Effective Explainer Video

Video is an excellent platform for marketing your service, but the expense, time, and potential learning curve may make the investment of time seem to outweigh the benefit. Here, we'll discuss tools and resources how to get the best quality video with minimal equipment, cost, and experience. While this is not a class that will go in depth into video editing processes, it is intended to be used as a helpful guide for getting started, and we will point the audience toward the most practical tools to expand their knowledge and skillset.

OIT Training Learn IT @ Lunch: Using 360 Video for Education

This panel will describe what 360 video is and how it's recorded, including some of the cameras you can use to capture an immersive experience to share a vacation memory or a family event. You will also learn about two projects funded by the Duke Digital Initiative (DDI) that are exploring the use of 360 video in teaching and learning at Duke. 360 video captures scenery and action from all sides and, in some cases, from above and below, too!

OIT Training Learn IT @ Lunch: Getting the Most out of WebEx (and Saving Money)

WebEx is a valuable tool for facilitating conference calls and meetings. During this session you will learn how to take advantage of the settings and features in WebEx. Wondering if you already have an account? Curious about the costs and how you can save money? Need to know how to create an account or set up meetings? We will provide the answers to these questions and many more!

University Staff TechFair

Food, Prizes, Demos! Come to this open-house style event to get practical advice about how to access and use Duke's most important technology services like DukeBox, LastPass & WebEx. Visit hands-on demos for emerging technology including Virtual Reality & 3D Printing. Stop in anytime to see our new Technology Engagement Center, visit stations, have some snacks, receive some giveaways and compete for door prizes like an Amazon Echo, Kindle Fire and Philips Hue smart lighting kit. This event is targeted to university staff, but all are welcome!

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