Tech Training Tuesday: Productivity Pointers

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 2.32.52 PM

In this series on productivity, author Jess Stratton takes you through the latest tools that will help you run your business and life more efficiently. Each installment covers a particular feature or technique in a different online tool, such as Google Apps, Skype, YouTube, Mint.com, Etsy, and more. Learn about topics ranging from recording and publishing video chats to managing your finances online.

HOW TO LOGIN:

  1. Go to mylmu.edu and log in using your LMU credentials.
  2. Click on the “Systems Login” menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on “lynda.com (online training library)”
  4. Click on the “Start Now” button and you will be redirected to lynda.com.
  5. Once you are logged in to lynda.com, click the screenshot at the    top of this post and you will be redirected to the Monday Productivity Pointers course!

Conquering Finals: Lynda.com

lynda

It’s finals season and that means college students everywhere are preparing for exams, presentations, or writing papers!

If you’re one of the students working on a presentation or portfolio for finals you’re in luck. LMU offers access to a website called Lynda.com for all students, faculty and staff! You may have heard about Lynda.com through our Tech Training Tuesday or maybe you’ve used it in the past. If you’re unfamiliar, Lynda.com is a website with free tutorial videos.

So, for this finals season why not refresh your brain on how to make the most of the software you use for your final projects. You can get training on how to most efficiently use programs such as Prezi, powerpoint, or even video editing software like AVID, or the whole Adobe creative suite.

To all the LMU students, from ITS we wish you the best during finals. Study hard, work hard, then enjoy the summer!

Women in Technology Website Spotlight: NCWIT.org

NCWIT.org

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of more than 575 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s participation in computing and technology. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers.

NCWIT works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing because gender diversity positively correlates with a larger workforce, better innovation, and increased business performance. Increasing the number of women in technology and computing also has the potential to improve the design of products and services to better serve a more diverse population, and increase economic and social well-being by providing more women with stable and lucrative careers.

Learn more about NCWIT here.

Women in Technology Website Spotlight: GirlsInTechLA.org

girls in tech la

Girls in Tech (GIT) is an non-profit organization founded in 2007 that was born out of a need to provide a place for women to cultivate ideas around their careers and business concepts involving technology.  GIT focuses on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, intelligent and influential women in technology.

The Los Angeles Chapter of Girls in Tech, (GITLA) is 100% volunteer-run by collaborating with community partners and volunteers. They are committed to forging the next generation of technology leaders through their partner mentorship programs, that work with girls in middle school and high school, and with college women to educate and promote interest in STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) disciplines.

GIT aims to offer a variety of resources including educational workshops and lectures, networking functions, round table discussions, conferences, social engagements, and recruitment events to supplement and further enhance women in their professional careers and aspirations in technology. Girls in Tech currently supports over 17,000 members spread between 37 active chapters worldwide.

Learn more by visiting the Girls In Tech website here.

Women in Technology Website Spotlight: BlackGirlsCode.com

blk grl code

Black Girls CODE is an organization that is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow.

By promoting classes and programs they hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds.  The skills they acquire through the programs give these young women a chance at well-paying professions with prestigious companies, as well as the ability to enter into the field as an entrepreneurs and leaders of technology.

Their motto is “Imagine. Build. Create.”

Learn more about Black Girls CODE here.

Women in Technology Website Spotlight: WITI.com

witilogo

WITI started in 1989 as The International Network of Women in Technology and evolved into The WITI Professional Association in 2001, the world’s leading trade association for tech-savvy women. WITI’s mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity. The org has a network for professionals, corporate, global executives, and students.

The WITI Goals are:
1. Provide a platform of connections, resources and opportunities
2. Transform corporate and media perceptions of women
3. Create a pipeline of women to fill leadership positions in corporate America
4. Demonstrate that advancing women directly contributes to the prosperity of all
5. Influence top leaders in government, academia and industry to recognize the purchasing power of women
6. Encourage girls and young women to choose business and technology careers

To Learn more, visit their website www.witi.com