Digital Media Commons (DMC) Workshop

Intro to Graphics

This workshop serves as a basic introduction to graphics terminology and meaning. Participants will learn the difference between vector and raster graphics and how to use them appropriately in their projects. Participants will also be given brief introduction to the different graphics programs from freeware to commercial options.

Introduction to Audacity

This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of using Audacity to record and edit audio. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Setting up a project and getting familiar with the interface
  • Importing audio files
  • Recording audio files
  • Using the editing tools
  • Using basic effects and corrections
  • Exporting a final audio file

Introduction to Premiere Pro (Adobe Creative Cloud)

This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of using Adobe Premiere Pro CC to edit video. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Setting up a project and getting familiar with the interface
  • Importing and organizing media
  • Using the timeline editing tools
  • Adding transitions, graphics, text, and generated media
  • Using basic effects and color correction
  • Normalizing audio
  • Exporting a final product

Excel 101

 Introduction to using spreadsheets for beginners or a refresher for the sometime user. Covers basic features and options of Microsoft Excel, including how to organize and navigate tabular data, creating and using simple formulas, formatting worksheets and other helpful tips.

Tableau Public I: Introduction

Tableau is a fast rising and award-winning data visualization tool in Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics Platforms.  It helps people see and understand data. In the presentation part of the workshop, we will introduce some basic BI terms, Tableau products, and some limitations of Tableau Public. 
In the hands-on part of the workshop,  using the DMC equipment circulation data as a sample data set, we will cover:
 • how to connect to data
• how to create charts to visualize data in worksheets