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Writing appropriate ALT text for images can be a challenge — knowing how much or how little to say, what details are important and what details can be left out is often as much art as science. The new guide from the Media Resources Center will help you master the art of good ALT text for images on web pages, in PDFs, PowerPoints and other documents.

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PDF files, often designed to provide a print-like experience with a document, can create accessibility and usability challenges for end users. To help individual contributors master the skills and tools, the web development and accessibility teams have prepared a comprehensive guide for making PDFs accessible, as well as a video series for those who prefer a training video.

Image of Wu with text Interested in learning about Title IX processes? Jan. 8 and 9 in RSC 262 from 8:30am to 12:30pm. RSVP at preston.schroeder@wichita.edu

Due to forecasted inclement weather, the upcoming Title IX training event has been canceled, and the training will be rescheduled for a later date in the spring semester.

Interested in becoming a Title IX process advisor or want to join WSU’s team of Title IX decision-makers? Learn how service can benefit WSU’s efforts in addressing gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct.

Join departments from across WSU to learn about how to engage thoughtfully and effectively in Title IX processes through this training facilitated by Jeremy Inabinet, an award-winning facilitator who has worked with thousands of college and university professionals to address issues of gender-based violence on campuses across the country. Jeremy has been in higher education administration for more than 14 years and is currently the associate dean of students in the university for disciplinary affairs at the University of Chicago. Jeremy’s training topics include managing investigations, questioning, gathering and weighting information, determined relevance, and bias. You learn more about Jeremy on his website.

The training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 and Tuesday Jan. 9 in the 262 Rhatigan Student Center. RSVP by contacting Preston Schroeder, director of investigations in the Office of Civil Rights, Title IX and ADA Compliance (CTAC), at 316-978-3187 or preston.schroeder@wichita.edu.

This training is a partnership between CTAC, HOPE Services and the HOPE Services advisory board preventing sexual violence subcomittee. This project was supported by Grant No. 2020-WA-AX-0023 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.

graphic of cloud and space scene with text: MS Cloud Training Sessions: Teams essentials, Teams advanced for team owners, sharepoint 1 foundations, sharepoint 2 site creation basics

Interested in learning more about Microsoft Teams and SharePoint? Live training sessions on these powerful Microsoft cloud services are now listed for January. These sessions are available to WSU faculty and staff at no additional charge and offered through ITS Applications Training.

Current sessions listed for January include:

  • Teams Essentials
  • Teams Advanced for Team Owners
  • SharePoint 1: Foundations
  • SharePoint 2: Site Creation Basics

Sign up for these sessions and future training sessions through myTraining.

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Classroom technology training sessions begin Monday, Jan. 8. Choose between master classroom or gray media box training. No appointment is required.

New schedule builders and department chairs are encouraged to attend the upcoming Banner Schedule Building Training sessions with ITS Applications Training and the Registrar’s Office on Dec. 6 and 7. Attendees will learn to enter the course schedule for summer and fall 2024 and view information using Banner 9 and WSU Reporting. Those who are new to schedule building in Banner are required to attend both Section 1 and Section 2 of the full training.

Experienced schedule builders are encouraged to attend the Schedule Building Overview session offered Dec. 5. This is a refresher and is not intended to replace the full two-day training for new schedule builders.

The following sessions are posted in myTraining. Please register to attend:

  • Experienced schedule builders:
    • Schedule Building Overview: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5
  • New schedule builders (required to attend both sessions):
    • Banner Schedule Building Section 1: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6
    • Banner Schedule Building Section 2: 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7
  • All schedule builders:
    • An open lab is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 13 and more will be made available in January 2024. Check myTraining for additional dates and times.

Visit the Schedule Building homepage for more information. Contact Corby Redington in Applications Training for questions at corby.redington@wichita.edu or 316-978-3083.

Take a Substance Use and Mental Wellness Training Thursday, November sixteenth one pm RSC 240

Health, Outreach, Prevention and Education Services (HOPE Services) is launching its #WSUWeSupportU “Substance and Mental Wellness” training from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 in 240 Rhatigan Student Center, Mayfield Room.

Learn about tools to reflect on how people engage with substances, stigma related to addiction and how everyone can help members of their community. Sign up on myWSU under the myTraining section or on the HOPE Services website. All participants will receive a “#WSUWeSupportU” T-shirt at no additional charge.

Student in a #WSUWeSupportU Suspenders T-Shirt with training details including Mental Wellness and Preventing Suicide LGBTQ+ Training is Tuesday, Nov. 14th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in RSC 262. Follow us on social media @wsuhopeservices.

Attend the #WSUWeSupportU, “Mental Wellness and Preventing Suicide in the LGBTQ+ Community” training from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 in 262 Rhatigan Student Center, Herrman Room.

Learn about tools to support the community and assist someone in need. Students, staff and faculty are welcome to sign up for the training. Sign up on myWSU under the myTraining section or on the registration website. All participants will receive a rainbow suspenders #WSUWeSupportU T-shirt at no additional charge.

Managing Citations with Zotero Savvy Scholar Workshop 8 Nov • 3:00-4:00 PM • Ablah Library In-Person & Online

Stay organized and streamline the research process with the next Savvy Scholar Workshop on managing citations with Zotero from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Ablah Library Digital Scholars Commons or participate online.

Led by expert presenters, the workshop will introduce the powerful tools of Zotero for efficiently collecting, organizing and citing sources. Learn the ins and outs of managing citations to enhance academic work.

Reading Literature with Geographic Information Systems Savvy Scholar Workshop 1 Nov • 3:00-4:00 PM • Ablah Library In-Person & Online

Join University Libraries from 3 to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 in Ablah Library’s Digital Scholars Commons, or participate online, in the Reading Literature with Geographic Information System workshop with guest speaker Katie Lanning, assistant professor of English.

The workshop will focus on leveraging geographic information systems (GIS) to supercharge research endeavors. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their research skills and elevate their projects.