Library Announces Digital Backpack Series

As our students prepare for finals in a remote learning environment, the Madison College Libraries announce their Digital Backpack Series. Students, faculty and others will be able to gain useful knowledge on a variety of technology tools that will come in handy not only in our current climate of remote learning, but also for adapting to future classes, telecommuting and other ways of connecting.

Starting the week of May 4th, our team of librarians will offer the following online workshops:

This workshop will explain how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to build, record, and post slideshows. Whether you're doing a traditional slideshow or building a video, come join us to learn the basics of this powerful presentation tool.

Working with Online Presentation Tools | Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 11 a.m.

Working with Online Presentation Tools | Friday, May 8, 2020 | 2 p.m.


You’re in the process of writing your paper or you’ve just finished it. Now you need some stellar citations to submit with it. Join us to learn about credible resources to create and check your citations quickly and accurately.

Get Your Citations in Order | Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 11 a.m.

Get Your Citations in Order | Monday, May 11, 2020 | 6 p.m.

Get Your Citations in Order | Wednesday May 13, 2020 | 11 a.m. 


This workshop will go over some of the most common questions when formatting papers in Microsoft Word, including how to use headers, page numbers, and more. Join us to learn more about this common tool and get your own questions answered!

Formatting Your Paper | Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 2 p.m. 

Formatting Your Paper | Friday, May 8, 2020 | 11 a.m. 


This session will cover some best practices while using Blackboard during finals week. We’ll cover the best technical set-up for taking exams as well as various ways students may be asked to submit assignments or projects in Blackboard.

Blackboard Finals Tips and Tricks | Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 2 p.m.

Blackboard Finals Tips and Tricks | Friday, May 8, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. 


Is your paper due soon, like really soon, and you don’t want it to look like you just grabbed the first sources you found in Google? Join us to find out how our library databases and resources can help you get to credible and reliable sources more quickly. Also, find some simple criteria to use to evaluate the quality of web resources if you do use Google.

Finding Credible and Reliable Source for Papers in a Pinch | Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 11 a.m.


All workshops are available to students, faculty, staff and parents, and will be provided via WebEx. The workshops will be recorded and archived for later viewing. Check out more about our ongoing Digital Backpack series.

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