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Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Presenter: David Kwasny & Chad Crichton
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Library. It is part of the library's Digital Tools Series: 4 workshops( Podcasting with Audacity, Intro to OBS, Advanced OBS, and Intro to ArcGIS Online)

This workshop will use Open Broadcast Software Studio (OBS Studio), as a method of delivering educational material through Zoom, Teams, and BB Collaborate, using Virtual Cameras. This virtual learning delivery method was developed based on the use of broadcast software used by news agencies, which is the most common direct/live informative format used to educate the public.

OBS Studio gained most of its notoriety with the rise of the video game streaming platform Twitch. It is currently used by these video game streamers to synchronously display their videogame play, a camera of themselves playing, and generate graphic overlays, while conversing with viewers through chat functions. Based on their ability to do all of these actions synchronously, I wondered if it could also be used for synchronous and asynchronous online instruction. This training provides the basics for using OBS Studio.

Please, install OBS Studio prior to the workshop.

Facilitators:          
    David Kwasny, Digital Projects & Technologies Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough Library Chad Crichton, Liaision Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Online

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the UofT community to write productively in a communal setting.

The sessions will follow the Pomodoro technique where there will be a sequence of short sprints of writing with a few breaks in between.

Bring your work (laptop or paper) and we'll help you with your productivity!

WHO: Current U of T undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and staff are all welcome

WHEN: Wed June 16, 1PM-3PM

WHERE: via BbCollaborate - webinar link will be emailed separately to registrants

HOW: Registration is required (click button below)

There is no cost for attending. Please sign in 10-15 mins early to ensure a smooth start to the session.

Questions? Email kieran.mcgarry[at]mail.utoronto.ca

Hosted by: Gerstein Science Information Centre

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

12:45-1:00: Log in to BbCollaborate

1:00:  Intros & writing goals for the session

1:05: start writing (30mins)

1:35: break!

1:40: resume writing (30mins)

2:10: break!

2:15: resume writing (30mins)

2:45: break & social

3:00: end

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Makerspace. 

Facilitator:

    Adriana Sgro, Library Technician Reference & Makerspace Assistant | User Services, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

Please join us for a 1-hour session on Arduino basics. We will work with a virtual Arduino kit.

At the end of the workshop, you will have a general understanding of circuitry and how to create a simple circuit using an Arduino.

 

 

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Online

Open Journal Systems (OJS) version 3.3 is the newest release of this publishing platform and brings exciting new functionality and features. This workshop will help library-hosted journals* become familiar with the new version and prepare for the upgrade scheduled for later in 2021.

Some of the new features include:

    Improved Dashboard Article usage visualizations for editors Accessible Default theme ... and more

If you would like to try out the new version ahead of the workshop, use PKP’s OJS 3 Testdrive Journal. Login with username “admin” and password “testdrive”.

*If you are a UofT journal who is not using OJS, you are welcome to join and learn what OJS can do for you.

The workshop will be recorded.

Workshop questions may be directed to Mariya Maistrovskaya, Digital Publishing Librarian at jps@library.utoronto.ca

Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Presenter: David Kwasny & Chad Crichton
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Library. It is part of the library's Digital Tools Series: 4 workshops( Podcasting with Audacity, Intro to OBS, Advanced OBS, and Intro to ArcGIS Online)

In this workshop, it will expect you have taken Intro to OBS Studio and will build on that experience. Providing methods of using remote cameras and screen sharing using OBS Ninja, methods of producing live captioning, managing sound, and using the automatic scene switcher.

Please, install OBS Studio prior to the workshop.

Facilitators:          
    David Kwasny, Digital Projects & Technologies Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough Library Chad Crichton, Liaision Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

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