Current CLASS Workshops

Advanced PowerPoint Workshop: Enhanced Presentation

Advance PowerPoint Workshop will help you pick up from your basic presentation and enhance it for your audience. Knowing your basics when it comes to PowerPoint is great, but enhancing the structure of your presentation and using the tools that this program has can help you create a more dynamic presentation. You will learn to add charts, video, audio, and tables to slides to depict your information to your audience better. The workshop include adding transitions to slides for an added dramatic effect and animations to objects in the slides for a playful or attention-grabbing effect. One feature that you will learn from the workshop and that can be very useful is screen recoding and screen shots. The workshop will also go over on how to add symbols that are not accessible through keyboard. Lastly, you will acquire skills on how to use tools that PowerPoint has while presenting (laser pointer, pen, highlighter, and other navigational tools) and time rehearsal.
Location: South Campus 
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Capturing Audio Using Voice Memos (iPhone)

Voice Memos is a mobile application (available on iOS and iPadOS devices) that allows users to record verbal information such as personal reminders/notes and classroom lectures. This workshop will show students how to create a recording session and other features such as trimming and sharing a recording audio clip.  
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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ClearTouch Interactive Panel Overview

Get ready for an exciting journey as we invite you to join us and unleash your true potential with the Clear Touch Panel! This is an amazing opportunity to expand your skills and knowledge like never before. You will master the basics and learn about the most sophisticated integrated software. Join us now!!
Location: South Campus 
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ChatGPT: Do's and Dont's

ChatGPT has taken the academic world by storm! This AI chatbot has been used for various reasons ever since its release in November 2022. However, AI has been known to bring some difficulties when using for educational purposes. This workshop is to help students identify the do's and dont's on how to use this chatbot appropriately!
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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Checking Out ClearTouch Panels: The Basics

ClearTouch Panels have now been introduced to our CLASS lab! The most important part of this introduction is that students are allowed to use it in lab for academic purposes. This panel has many features to boost up your academics, such as a program with fun, interactive educational games and a PC installed onto it as well! This workshop will show students how to check one out as well as how to navigate the basics.
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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Collaboration Tables

Discover more about our collaboration tables in the CLASS Computer Lab! This workshop will cover the basic rules of using the collaboration table and how to set up your laptop to display your work on the monitor. Students can use these collaboration tables for their own personal usage or for group projects!
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus  
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Genius Scan: Mobile Scanning on the Go

Genius Scan is a mobile application that users can download to scan written documents such as a receipt, signed hardcopies, and much more! We will be guiding users step by step on how to scan their first document with their device’s camera. Genius Scan allows users to rename and change their document’s format type. Users can export their documents with a limited selection of services.
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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How to Create CVs, Resumes, and Cover Letters

Curriculum Vitaes, Resumes, and Cover Letters are some of the most important documents a college student will need during and even after the beginning of their post-secondary educational career. Many job positions will require potential employees to showcase their skills and academic backgrounds but will choose documents that seem more interesting and compelling than others. Come learn how to create these documents and how to sell yourself for your future career path!
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus
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How to Manage a Group Project

Join us in exploring effective strategies for managing challenges when doing a group project. Discover unique techniques that will not only enrich your problem-solving abilities, but also contribute to your overall skills.
Location: South Campus 
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How to start a Podcast: Using Riverside.fm

Riverside.fm is a podcast platform that allows users to record video interviews and podcasts remotely. This browser-based software can record good-quality podcasts. The quality is not dependent on the internet connection. Riverside.fm is also available on mobile for both iOS and Android devices to record your podcast. We will be exploring some features Riverside provides, for example, the podcast soundboard. Join us as we discuss the beginning steps of starting your first podcast!  
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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How to Write in MLA and APA Format

MLA and APA formatted papers are some assignments that Laredo College students will write in during their college experience. Although some instructors do provide rubrics for their MLA/APA papers, CLASS will show students the broad rules and overviews of the different formats in this workshop.
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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iMovie: Exploring Movie Features

iMovie is a mobile application that users can use to create and edit videos. We’ll be exploring one of the three features iMovie offers. Users can learn how to add effects, voiceover, music, and much more!
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus
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Introduction to Window 11

Windows 11 is the latest Microsoft’s Windows NT operating system. It comes with a wide range of new features, performance improvements, and design changes. It is more secure than the previous version of Windows. Also, it has the ability download and run Android applications on Windows machines. Come join the South campus CLASS department to learn even more on the specifications of Windows 11!
Location: South Campus 
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Learning How to Format Your Essay

This workshop will teach you how to format your essay, such as adding headers and footers, inputting page numbers, learning how to align your text the way you want, changing the different font types, and setting custom margins. Come stop by the South campus to learn the basics on how to construct your paper!
Location: South Campus 
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The Myers-Briggs Personality Types: Which MBTI Are You?

MBTIs (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) categorize our everyday personalities into 16 different types. These personality tests help by showing peers and friends how compatible you are to better understand whether you would work well with them! This MBTI test can help you understand yourself as well as help others understand you. This workshop will have you bring in your electronics to take your personality test after describing each 16 personalities!
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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Microsoft ClipChamp

ClipChamp is a video editing platform that can be accessed directly through your web browser or the ClipChamp application. In this workshop, we will be exploring a variety of features such as transitions, effects, the media library, and even an AI-powered video generator!
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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Microsoft Excel: How to Create Tables

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application that allows users to create financial worksheets, graphs, and much more! We will be discussing how to create tables and graphs with text and numbers.   
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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Microsoft PowerPoint: How to Create a Presentation

Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation application that users can use to create slideshows from scratch or a themed template. We will be discussing some features that users can add to their presentations. Some features include inserting an image to adding a video onto on slide.  
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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Microsoft Word: Tips and Tricks

Microsoft Word is a word processing application that users can use to type research papers, create a resume, and much more! We will be discussing a few tips and tricks that users can apply while using Microsoft Word. Learn how to save your word document as a PDF format and learning some pointers on keyboard shortcuts.
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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Mental Wellness Journaling

It can be difficult to stabilize our mental health, especially while attending college. Being able to lessen our stress and anxiety through journaling can help teach students how to express themselves and navigate their feelings and thoughts!
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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Navigating CLASS Services

CLASS has been providing plenty of student services for many years, yet many incoming and current students do not know where to get assistance. Stop by this workshop to find out what else you could be taking advantage of during your time here at Laredo College!
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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Navigating the LC Website, Canvas, and PasPort

When you start the beginning of your college experience here at Laredo College, it can be pretty nervewracking to understand everything you need to know. Being able to navigate through various websites to gather information on how to work on your courses and what there is to offer here at Laredo College. Come stop by this workshop to learn more!
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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New Semester Checklist

Be ready for the Fall semester! It's the new semester! Do you plan on how to navigate the first few weeks of class? Come and join us to go over a helpful checklist that will help you ease the stress.
Location: South Campus 
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Overcoming Presentation Anxiety

Presenting in classes can make college students feel uneasy, especially after recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. We lost so many social skills due to the lockdown, but it’s time to bring that back! If you want to learn how to overcome the anxiety and shakiness you feel when you’re in front of your classroom, come learn some tips on how to better your communication!
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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PowerPoint Workshop: Basic Presentation

PowerPoint helps you deliver a dynamic, professional looking message to an audience. It allows you to produce slides to use in an academic, business, or other environment.  The PowerPoint slides should reinforce the speaker’s message and help the audience retain the information presented. You will be working with the creations of slides that can fit your specific needs starting with document themes for your slides that will provide consistency in design and color throughout the entire presentation by setting the color scheme, font set, and layout of the presentation. The workshop will also show you how to add images from online and the PC, illustrations such as smart art and 3D models, WordArt and text.
Location: South Campus 
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Preparing for Finals

CLASS Review Week will start soon, and this workshop is exclusive on August 8, 2023 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am! This workshop will help students by providing tips for how to prepare for finals, such as studying, self-care, and much more! 
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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Time and Goal Management: Implementing Test-Taking and Studying Tips

Managing your time as a college student can be a handful, especially when we want to succeed in our short-term and long-term goals. As an adult in college, we have to balance our work, personal, and academic life, which can become overbearing. If we learn simple techniques on how to manage our time wisely, we can get closer to achieving that stability that is needed in our lifestyle! Test taking and studying for exams can be nerve-wracking for college students. We understand the fear of failure and feel overwhelmed when we need to swamp our minds with information, but wouldn’t it be nice to learn the best tips on how to benefit from studying? How about the best way to take your exams efficiently? Come join the CLASS department for our test-taking knowledge!
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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Toolbox I: Preparing to Start a New Semester

In this Toolbox I workshop, we will start you with the essentials you might need for the beginning of the semester.  We will go over two essay styles, MLA and APA, so you’re ready when that time comes to worry less about how to do the format and more about what to write. Two essential tools we will also go over are time management and test-taking. To progress with success, managing time can make the semester go smoother and be rewarding. Test-taking might sound simple, but learning how to relax and prepare for it might surprise you with the advantages you will gain. In the workshop, we will go over setting goals to effectively increase motivation and aid you in creating the changes you want. It can be used to improve a healthier relationship with your path or improve productivity for your courses. Setting goals can also be necessary for mental wellness from the stress of life. The Toolbox I workshop will also cover internet safety, the honor system, and making friends with a planner or calendar. So come over and start the journey.
Location: South Campus 
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Using Gmail: Hidden Features and More

G-mail is among the most popular e-mail services around the world. Whether you use it for work, school or as a personal e-mail you probably use it. How well do you know G-mail and are you using it to its full potential? This popular e-mail service is full of hidden gems, features that most people don’t even know about. This workshop will reveal some of those hidden surprise that you might not know about. Like did you know that you can undo a sent email if you’re fast enough? What about when you send an email and forget to add the attachment. I’m guilty of that. Well in this workshop you will learn about attachment reminder, so no more worrying about that embarrassing forgotten attachment.
Location: South Campus 
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Utilizing Google Slides Features

Google Slides is a free web application offered by Google Services that allows users to create and format presentations. This workshop will guide students on how to begin a presentation online and explore the features available to them such as linking objects, typing with voice, and sharing your presentation with colleagues to collaborate.  
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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What is Canva?

Canva is an online graphic design platform that users can use to create visual content. Visual content includes posters, presentations, logos, and much more! We will be discussing the features Canva provides for everyone such as uploading pictures and downloading your designs.
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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Zoom Etiquette Workshop

This workshop is designed to cover the fundamental principles of showing respect during Zoom meetings. It will provide a guideline of some of the best practices as a participant.  It is always beneficial to remind ourselves of these key points to stay respectful during Zoom meetings. Don't miss this refresher workshop, as it can be highly valuable in the long run.
Location: Ft. McIntosh Campus 
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Past CLASS Workshops

Tips for Managing your Time  
I Keep A Print Planner -- and You Should, Too!  
Let's Color-Away Our Anxiety!  
BYO- Starbucksy-b and Let's Read and Talk About LMT!