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Ballet Des Moines Performs at DMACC Ankeny Campus

Posted November 17, 2017

Under the artistic direction of Serkan Usta, members of the Ballet Des Moines performed prior to the recent Nova Scotia gourmet dinner held in the Iowa Culinary Institute on the DMACC Ankeny Campus.  Ballet Des Moines first started in 2012.  The professionals entertained the DMACC gourmet dinner guests with more than 20 minutes of high-energy and artistic dancing on a specially prepared lighted stage in Bldg. #7.

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Poinsettia Sale

Posted November 16, 2017

Tis the season! The Hort Club is selling poinsettias to help fund field trips and other activities. We have reds, pinks, whites, bicolors and combos in a variety of sizes from petite to extra-large. Prices start at just 5 dollars. We even have glitter spray for the plants if you want to give your holidays some extra sparkle. Some varieties sell out fast, so stop in soon.

The sale is located in the Bldg. #4 greenhouses. Sale dates and times are as follows:

Mon., Nov. 20th: 12:50 to 2 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 21st: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mon., Nov. 27th: 12:50 to 2 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 28th: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 4 to 6 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 29th: 12:50 to 2 p.m.
Thur., Nov. 30th: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 4 to 6 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 1st: 12:50 to 2 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 4th: 12:50 to 2 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 5th: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 4 to 6 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 6th: 12:50 to 2 p.m.
Thur., Dec. 7th: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 4 to 6 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 8th: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 11th: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 12th: 11 a.m. to  2 p.m. 4 to 6 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 13th: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Simon Estes Foundation Announces Christmas Concert at the Des Moines Civic Center

Posted November 16, 2017

The Simon Estes Foundation is sponsoring a first-of-its kind concert featuring Christmas favorities sung by world-famous bass-baritone Simon Estes, the DMACC Chamber Ensemble and choirs from Ankeny High School and Ankeny Centennial High School.  Tickets are still available for the concert, which will be held at 7 p.m., Tues., Dec. 19th at the Des Moines Civic Center.  Estes is donating all ticket sales to the DMACC Foundation's new Music Scholarship Fund dedicated in the singer's name. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students of all ages.  To purchase tickets, go to www.DMPA.org.


 

Meet and Greet the new Urban Campus Provost

Posted November 16, 2017

​DMACC and the Downtown Chamber are invited you for a chance to meet and greet the new DMACC Urban Campus Provost, Dr. Anne Howsare Boyens from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Dec. 12th at the DMACC Urban Campus.  Refreshments will be served.  

Free Turkey Dinner at Southridge

Posted November 16, 2017

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DMACC Southridge Center student Ilona Sovalova of Urbandale waits for her plate full of free turkey, mashed potatoes and all of the traditional Thanksgiving Day trimmings at the DMACC Southridge Center.  Sovalova is originally from the Ukraine. She is taking English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.


 

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DMACC Southridge Center first-year Welding student Shane Deephippen of Indianola enjoys his free turkey dinner, complements of the Southridge Center.

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Norwalk student Cameron Powell enjoys the green bean casserole at the free dinner served at the Southridge Center.  Powell is enrolled as a second year student in the Welding program.

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DMACC Southridge Center nursing student Christy Edwards of Des Moines prepares to dig in to her free turkey dinner.

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First-year pre-nursing student Alyssa Morrow of Indianola takes her plate of food to a table at the annual Thanksgiving Dinner held at the Southridge Center.


 

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English as a Second Language (ESL) students Cindy Osal and Yenniree Rodriguez, both of Des Moines, enjoy the pumpkin pie with whipped cream at the free Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Southridge Center.

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Miguel Ceballos (third from left) from Des Moines poses with DMACC Southridge Center staff members Eric Sundermeyer, Mayo Neville and Paige Keller.  Ceballos is enrolled in HiSET classes at the Southridge Center.


 

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Students are served free turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, roll and butter, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream, at the Southridge Center. 

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Southridge Center students, faculty and staff could also write messages and hang them on the “thanksgiving tree” over the noon hour.


 

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An inflatable turkey greeted the Southridge Center students as they entered the room for their free edible turkey dinner.
 

Volunteers Needed

Posted November 16, 2017

Please join the DMACC Alumni Association on Sun., Dec. 10th to wrap gifts for the holidays at Bass Pro Shop (1000 Bass Pro Drive NW in Altoona). In addition to wrapping the day away, you can get your photo taken with the DMACC Bear from 1-2 p.m. and—most importantly—support our students. All tips received from gift-wrapping will help fund student scholarships at the DMACC Foundation. We have three shifts available, with six to eight volunteer spots per shift:

Shift 1: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Shift 2: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Shift 3: 4:30 – 7 p.m.
 
To reserve your shift, please contact Breck Danner at bbdanner@dmacc.edu. Additional details will be provided to volunteers in the days prior to the event. Thank you in advance for giving this opportunity your consideration.


 

Higgins, Parks Lead DMACC Men's Basketball Team Past William Penn J.V.

Posted November 16, 2017

Freshman Lee Higgins of Chicago, Ill., and sophomore Wali Parks of Iowa City combined for 41 points to lead the DMACC men’s basketball team to a 108-75 win over the William Penn University junior varsity (WPUJV) Nov. 14th inside the DMACC gymnasium.

Higgins scored 21 points and Parks added 20 as the Bears improved to 5-1 for the season. Freshmen Devonta Prince of Brooklyn Center, Minn., also reached double figures with 14 points and freshmen Ray Miller of Davenport and Hamza Gocobija of Chicago, Ill., came away with 10 points apiece.

DMACC led 48-32 at halftime and put the game out of reach in the second half when the Bears scored 60 points on 68 percent from the field, hitting 23 of 34 field goal attempts, including 7-of-13 from three-point range. DMACC shot 60 percent for the game, connecting on 40 of 67 field goal attempts, including 11-of-24 from three-point range. The Bears were 17-of-33 from the free throw line.

WPUJV came away with a 44-38 advantage on the boards with Miller and Prince grabbing six rebounds apiece to lead DMACC. Miller and sophomore Antowine Locke of Bolingbrook, Ill., had eight assists apiece in the win and Miller, Prince, freshman Andrew Madison of Grand Rapids, Mich., and sophomore Nysir Marshburn of Philadelphia, Penn., had two steals apiece.

The DMACC men’s basketball team will host the Baymont Inn & Suites Classic Nov. 17th and 18th inside the DMACC gymnasium. The Bears will face County Upper Academy (CUA) on Nov. 17th and will play Oakland Community College (OCC) on Nov. 18th.

Train Tour of Europe in May of 2018

Posted November 15, 2017

​Join us for an incredible experience to London, Paris, Florence and Rome during a ten-day train tour of Europe from May 14th through May 23rd, 2018.  If interested, contact Dr. Lisa Ossian at (515) 250-8542 or llossian@aol.com.

 

Raffling Off a Basket of Items--Ankeny Campus

Posted November 15, 2017

​The DMACC Student Education Association will be raffling off a basket of items in Bldg. #5 during the noon hour from Mon., Nov. 27th thru Fri., Dec. 1st. The theme of the basket is “Finals Survival Kit”. Tickets will be one ticket for $1 and six tickets for $5. Stop by the table to find out what is in the basket and buy tickets.

Free Pumpkin Pie--Carroll Campus

Posted November 15, 2017

​Enjoy a free slice of pumpkin pie from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mon., Nov. 20th in the Carroll Campus Student Lounge.  The free pie is courtesy of Provost Dr. Joel Lundstrom.

Pumpkin Chuckin'--West Campus

Posted November 15, 2017

​Join us on Mon., Nov. 20th and Tues., Nov. 21st from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the West Campus building for some good old pumpkin chuckin'.

There will be prizes for who can throw a pumpkin the farthest.  The prizes include a $25 gift card for first place, $15 for second and $5 for third place.

In addition, there will be a seed-spitting cntest with a prize of a $15 gift card for who can spit the farthest. This event is sponsored by Club West. 

Free Pumpkin Pie and Hot Chocolate--West Campus

Posted November 15, 2017

​Come to the West Campus Ellipse from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mon., Nov. 20th and again from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tues., Nov. 21st and enjoy free pumpkin pie and hot chocolate, courtesy of Club West. 

Animal Rescue League Donations--Newton Campus

Posted November 14, 2017

​The Jasper County Animal Rescue League will be accepting donated blankets, towels, cat liter and pet food in donation boxes in the lobby of the DMACC Newton Campus through Wed., Dec. 6th.  The event is sponsored by DMACC Newton Honors Students.

DMACC Teacher Education STEM Seminar

Posted November 13, 2017

Heather Anderson, an Elementary teacher at Grant Ragan Elementary in the Waukee Community School District, will speak at a DMACC Teacher Education STEM Seminar from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., Mon., Nov. 20th in Bldg. #6 Room 14.  Anderson is the 2017 Iowa STEM Teacher of the Year award winner for the South Central Iowa STEM District. She will speak on "How to introduce STEM into the classroom through the use of various sources."

Anderson was awarded the Iowa STEM Teacher of the Year award for the South Central Iowa STEM District in 2017.  Heather has written and received 28 different STEM related grants.  She has received four awards through the STEM Scale-up Program.  Heather also received the 2015 NEA Foundation Award for teaching excellence on the national level.  She received the NAEF Global Learning Fellowship in Peru, and attended the National Summer Institute in Japan.  Heather also serves as a member of the Des Moines Public School Board.

If interested in attending this STEM Seminar, please contact David Boelman at dwboelman@dmacc.edu by Fri., Nov. 17th. 
     
                                                                                                                    

Newton Fall Clothing Drive

Posted November 10, 2017

​Cleaning out your closets?  Donate to the fall clothing drive.  All clothing can be dropped off in the Newton Campus Academic Achievement Center.  All items donated will be available later in the month for DMACC students at no cost to them.

Part of Term 3 QA/Progress Reporting

Posted November 10, 2017

​Reminder to Faculty Part of Term 3 (Oct. 19th – Dec. 14th)
The web will open on Mon., Nov. 13th at 8 a.m. for QA/Progress Reporting for Part of Term 3. The web will close on Fri., Nov. 17th at 11:59 p.m.


 

Fulbright Visiting Scholar to Speak at DMACC Ankeny Campus

Posted November 9, 2017

​Regina Loukotová, Dean of the Architectural Institute in Prague, will speak on "Prague as a Laboratory for Studying Architecture" at 9:40 a.m., Tues., Nov. 28th in the DMACC Ankeny Campus Bldg. #6 Auditorium.  

Loukotová is Dean of the Architectural Institute in Prague (ARCHIP), the first architectural college with complete instruction in English in the Czech Republic. In 1999, she founded the architectural studio GEM architects with Martin Roubík. Since 2013, she has been a member of Czech Chamber of Architects' working group on architectural education. Her international practice experience (Snohetta, GEM architects) and academic studies (PhD, Arkitekthoeyskolen, Oslo, Norway) have strongly influenced her vision of architectural education and practice.

She is currently in the United States as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the Department of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. She is researching American architecture schools and how they compare to schools in the Czech Republic.

This presentation is conducted through the Fulbright Scholar Program’s Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF). OLF enables Visiting Scholars to share their research interests, speak about their home country, and exchange ideas with U.S. students, faculty, and community organizations. Through these lectures, universities forge relationships with the Fulbright Scholar Program, Visiting Scholars, and the Visiting Scholar’s home and host institutions.

Boone Campus Blood Drive

Posted November 9, 2017

​The Boone Campus Student Activities Council is sponsoring a blood drive from 8 to 10:30 a.m., Wed., Nov. 29th at the Bloodmobile outside of the DMACC Boone Campus.  Schedule your lifesaving appointment online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 1-800-287-4903.

Please bring a valid form of I.D. such as your donor ID or driver's license. 

Engineering Transfer Student Conference--Ankeny Campus

Posted November 9, 2017

​Launch your engineering career at DMACC by attending an Engineering Transfer Student Conference to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wed., Nov. 29th in the Bldg. #5 Conference Center.  A lunch will be provided. 

Get information about engineering careers; scholarships, research and graduate school; and advising/student services.

Here's what's going on at ther event:

  • Opportunity to learn more about engineering careers and four-year degree opportunities at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa
  • Career pathway advice from engineering employers
  • Receive important education planning information
  • Meet engineering professionals and DMACC graduates
  • Enjoy lunch and register to win a door prize

    RSVP at www.dmacc.edu/programs/pdp/Pages/explore2.aspx.  If you have questions, please call (515) 289-9563.

PTK Undergarment Drive--Urban Campus

Posted November 9, 2017

​The DMACC Urban Campus Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Club is having an undergarment drive.  There will be donation boxes for socks and undergarments placed next to the security desk and in the Urban Campus faculty lounge in Bldg. #1. Please make sure your donations are new.  All donations will go towards the Iowa Homeless Youth Center.  This drive continues through Nov. 27th.  

Health Information Technology Information Session

Posted November 9, 2017

To learn more about the growing field of Electronic Health Records and Information Technology in the health care field, an information session for the Health Information Technology Program’s fall 2018 enrollment is planned for Tues., Nov. 28th at 3 p.m. in Bldg. #8, Room 2 on the Ankeny campus.  Only 24 students will be accepted for the fall 2018 program. More information about the program can be found at:

http://go.dmacc.edu/programs/health/healthinfotech/Pages/welcome.aspx. Please contact the Program Chair, Patty Origer at paoriger@dmacc.edu or (515) 964-6548 for more information.


 

Mitten Tree--West Campus

Posted November 9, 2017

​Donate your new or gently used winter clothes to the DMACC West Campus mitten tree from Nov. 16th through Dec. 14th.  This event is sponsored by Club West.  

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event--Ankeny Campus

Posted November 7, 2017

​The DMACC Ankeny Campus Bldg. #5 Bookstore is having a faculty and staff appreciation event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mon., Nov. 20th and Tues., Nov. 21st.  Join us at the bookstore for refreshments and get your holiday shopping done early.  For more, click here.

DMACC Student Starts Fundraiser for the Children's Blood Disorders Fund

Posted November 7, 2017

I am currently a term 2 nursing student attending the DMACC Boone campus. I am also a member of the honors program. This year I wanted to do something special for the children who will be battling cancer this holiday season. I started a fundraiser and designed shirts to sell. Each shirt will cost the buyer 15$, and all of the profits will go to Blank Children's Hospital for the Children's Blood Disorders Fund. I am trying to reach out to anything/anyone local to try to spread the word. I want to ensure that each child has the funds available in order to get the care they deserve. Some of these children will not get to experience the magic of Christmas morning, and will be fighting bravely throughout this holiday season. If you, or anyone you know would be interested in purchasing a shirt to help these children I would greatly appreciate it. I have attached the link below.   

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/help-fight-against-childhood-cancer?side=front&type=1&zoom=false


Thank you, Alexia Salyars

Thanksgiving Food Drive--West Campus

Posted November 6, 2017

​It's that time of year again where we all love to break every diet rule we have.  There is no better time of year than filling your stomachs with your favorite family recipes, unbuttoning your pants, and letting your belly hang.  Sadly, there is a harsh reality that some families can't afford to have these amazing memories because you can't cook food you do not have.  Let's help to ensure every family in our community knows what it's like to have a full belly this Thanksgiving.

The DMACC West Campus Thanksgiving Food Drive runs from now through Nov. 17th.  For every item donated, your name will be added to the gift card raffle bowl for a chance to win one of three $10 gift cards. 

The first two people to complete the treasure hunt (instructions will be listed next to the donation box of "most needed items.").  Players need to donate items, take a picture for proof and post said picture to DMACC West's Facebook page to win a $25 gift card.  Donation boxed will be place in the Ellipse thorugh Nov. 10th.   

Every one canned item, does make a difference. This event is sponsored by Club West.

Holly Jolly Book Drive--Carroll Campus

Posted November 3, 2017

The DMACC Carroll Campus is having a Holly Jolly Book Drive from Nov. 13th through Dec. 15th.  They are accepting any new or gently used books, coloring books, crayons, sticker books, bath tub books and activity books…anything that would engage children’s minds.

Outlook Training

Posted October 10, 2017

Outlook Tidbits – Basics & Mail
Increase your efficiency with Outlook by becoming aware of the many views and customizations that can be adapted to meet your needs.  Learn how to reduce your Inbox clutter and set up color categories to organize your mail.  Discover how to save time by using quick steps, quick parts, and the auto create feature as well as keyboard shortcuts.
Thur., Nov. 30th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

All classes will be on the Ankeny campus in the Bldg. #1 Training Room (41) unless otherwise noted.
Please REGISTER by emailing techtraining@dmacc.edu.


To view additional classes, go to http://go.dmacc.edu/helpdesk/Pages/trainingcalendar.aspx (and click the              button in the upper right corner of the screen).

Please check your DMACC email before coming to class in case it has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu to request a specific time and/or date for a training session.
If you have questions about the training sessions, contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu.

 

 

OneDrive Training

Posted October 10, 2017

Using OneDrive - DMACC
Explore OneDrive – Des Moines Area Community College where each DMACC user is allotted 5 terabyte of storage.  You will learn how to create class folders, how to upload document, and how to share a document or an entire folder.
Wed., Nov. 1st from 10:30 a.m. to noon 
Fri., Nov. 10th from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Boone, Room 142
Mon., Nov. 13th from 10:30 a.m. to noon 
Thur., Nov. 30th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Thur., Dec. 14th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Fri., Dec. 15th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

All classes will be on the Ankeny campus in the Bldg. #1 Training Room (41) unless otherwise noted.
Please REGISTER by emailing techtraining@dmacc.edu.


To view additional classes, go to http://go.dmacc.edu/helpdesk/Pages/trainingcalendar.aspx (and click the              button in the upper right corner of the screen).

Please check your DMACC email before coming to class in case it has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu to request a specific time and/or date for a training session.
If you have questions about the training sessions, contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu.

 

 

Windows 10 Training

Posted October 10, 2017

Demystifying Windows 10
Explore Windows 10, the operating system of your computer.  Learn how to use and customize the Start Menu and Task Bar and how to handle multi-tasking.  See how you can personalize your Desktop and use Windows Aero along with other features of Windows.
Thur., Oct. 19th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Mon., Nov. 13th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Fri., Dec. 15th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

All classes will be on the Ankeny campus in the Bldg. #1 Training Room (41) unless otherwise noted.
Please REGISTER by emailing techtraining@dmacc.edu.


To view additional classes, go to http://go.dmacc.edu/helpdesk/Pages/trainingcalendar.aspx (and click the              button in the upper right corner of the screen). Please check your DMACC email before coming to class in case it has been canceled due to low enrollment.


Contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu to request a specific time and/or date for a training session.
If you have questions about the training sessions, contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu.

 

 

File Management Training

Posted October 10, 2017

Organize Your Electronic Files
Do you spend too much time looking for your stored electronic files?  Help is on the way!  This session will show you how to become more efficient in storing files and folders on your computer.  You will learn how and where to save your files, and then how to locate them once they are saved.  This class will also cover copying, moving, and deleting files.
Mon., Nov. 20th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Fri., Dec. 8th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

All classes will be on the Ankeny campus in the Bldg.#1 Training Room (41) unless otherwise noted.
Please REGISTER by emailing techtraining@dmacc.edu.


To view additional classes, go to http://go.dmacc.edu/helpdesk/Pages/trainingcalendar.aspx (and click the              button in the upper right corner of the screen).


Please check your DMACC email before coming to class in case it has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu to request a specific time and/or date for a training session.
If you have questions about the training sessions, contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu.

 

 

SMART Board Training

Posted October 10, 2017

​SMART Board Basics
Learn the basics of using a SMART Board as a touch screen to simulate computer keystrokes or mouse functions during a PowerPoint presentation, and how to markup or write on the board and capture the notes using SMART Ink.  Examine the interactive tools found on the Floating toolbar and learn to use the Sympodium, a new tablet installed in many classrooms.
Thur., Oct. 26th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Fri., Dec. 1st from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Thur., Dec. 14th from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

SMART Notebook 15
Learn to create and deliver engaging, interactive lessons that may be created from any computer in any location using the SMART Notebook software program.  Examine the interactive tools available in the Notebook program and explore features such as the Activity Builder, measurement tools, transparent background, inserting an internet browser window, tables, etc.  Also learn to access mini tutorials to learn more about creating lessons.
It is highly recommended that you take the SMART Board Basics class before attempting to learn about SMART Notebook.
Fri., Dec. 1st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 
All classes will be on the Ankeny campus in the Bldg. #1 Training Room (41) unless otherwise noted.
Please REGISTER by emailing techtraining@dmacc.edu.


To view additional classes, go to http://go.dmacc.edu/helpdesk/Pages/trainingcalendar.aspx  (and click the              button in the upper right corner of the screen).
Please check your DMACC email before coming to class in case it has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu to request a specific time and/or date for a training session.
If you have questions about the training sessions, contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu.


 

PowerPoint 2016 Training

Posted October 10, 2017

PowerPoint 2016 Nuts & Bolts
Spend time becoming familiar with the program screen and views of PowerPoint and working with existing PowerPoint presentations, such as those from your textbook publishing company. Next learn how to effectively deliver a presentation to an audience using the tools available such as the laser pointer, making annotations, etc.  Then learn how to create support materials for both the audience as well as the presenter.  You will also learn how to create a presentation from the very beginning.  You will explore the many templates that are available, create placeholders to enter text, insert clipart, pictures, or shapes, work with bulleted text, convert bulleted text into SmartArt, insert screenshots, etc.
Fri., Nov. 3rd from 9 a.m. to noon 
Tues., Dec. 12th from 9 a.m. to noon

Animations in PowerPoint 2016
Learn how to spice up your PowerPoint presentation by adding action to your slides.  Apply transitions to move from slide to slide or add and modify animations to determine when or how bullet text or other objects appear or disappear from the slide.  Find out how to apply actions settings or use the predefined Action Buttons provided by PowerPoint.  Also learn how to create hyperlinks and Custom Shows.
Tues., Dec. 12th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Create Videos from PowerPoint
Learn about the ways to add narration to a PowerPoint presentation and the advantages and disadvantages of each.  Once the narration is added and your animations and transitions are applied, see how easy it is to save the PowerPoint presentation as a video file (.wmv) to be viewed on a computer screen, the internet, or a portable device.  It is recommend that you have a working knowledge of PowerPoint before taking this class.
Fri., Nov. 17th from 11 a.m. to noon
 
Working with Videos in PowerPoint
Do you have YouTube videos or saved video files that you would like to use in your PowerPoint presentation?  In this course you will learn various ways to efficiently find and link to an online video so it will automatically play within the PowerPoint program.  Or if you are using a video file, learn how to embed the file into the presentation and how to use the various formatting tools such as setting a poster frame or applying video styles and effects. You will also learn how to specify playback options such as setting bookmarks, trimming a clip, fade in/out durations, etc.
Fri., Nov. 17th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
Thur., Dec. 14th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

All classes will be on the Ankeny campus in the Bldg. #1 Training Room (41) unless otherwise noted.
Please REGISTER by emailing techtraining@dmacc.edu.


To view additional classes, go to http://go.dmacc.edu/helpdesk/Pages/trainingcalendar.aspx (and click the button in the upper right corner of the screen).
Please check your DMACC email before coming to class in case it has been canceled due to low enrollment.
Contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu to request a specific time and/or date for a training session.
If you have questions about the training sessions, contact Nola Hanson at njhanson@dmacc.edu.

 

Banner Training

Posted October 10, 2017

Banner Basics
Learn about Ellucian Banner, an administrative software application developed specifically for institutions of higher education, and how DMACC uses it.  This class includes an introduction to Banner, how to log on and off, various ways to access forms, the basic layout of all Banner forms, and functions.
Fri., Dec. 1st from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Customizing Banner
Learn how to customize the overall look and feel of Banner forms by changing the colors of the backgrounds, scroll bar, etc.  Set up the ‘My Links’ section and the ‘My Banner’ folder with your frequently used forms.
Fri., Dec. 1st from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Banner Budget
Become familiar with the various DMACC funds, forms and terminology used to better manage your budget.  Learn tricks to limit what is included in totals, details on what is displayed, and how to extract budget information into an Excel spreadsheet.
Thur., Nov. 30th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

All classes will be on the Ankeny campus in the Bldg. #1 Training Room (41) unless otherwise noted.
Please REGISTER by emailing techtraining@dmacc.edu.