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Library Resources and Services

This guide contains information about the library resources and services that are available from the SJSU Library

Welcome to STTC's Technology Resources Guide

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Need assistance with software (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, SPSS)? Get help at the Student Technology Training Center!

 

Summer 2022 Drop-in hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

or schedule an appointment at librarytechtrainer@sjsu.edu or 408-808-2017 


This research guide provides information about the applications listed under the Software tab to the left.  We have books and tutorial links to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, Adobe and much more.

Can't find what you're looking for? E-mail us for an individual or group online appointment at the Student Technology Training Center:  librarytechtrainer@sjsu.edu

You can also use our new chat feature on the bottom right hand corner with the Student Technology Training Center during the following times:

Note: currently, all workshops and office hours will be held over Zoom.  Links to the Zoom meetings for each session will be provided when you register.

An example of available software programs that we can assist you with:

  • Adobe Suite
  • iMovie
  • Microsoft Office
  • SPSS

Fall 2022 Workshops schedule

Week of welcome event
Date: August 24, 2022
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: SJSU King Library Prototype Lab – Lower Level
Celebrate your return to campus by stopping by the prototype lab in the library to see how you may design and create using our cutting-edge resources. Come on one of our tours to find out more about the tools you can use. While there, why not try your hand at using the vinyl or laser cutter to create your own SJSU logo keychain while mingling with your classmates.

Week of welcome event
Date: August 31, 2022
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: SJSU King Library Prototype Lab – Lower Level
Celebrate your return to campus by stopping by the prototype lab in the library to see how you may design and create using our cutting-edge resources. Come on one of our tours to find out more about the tools you can use. While there, why not try your hand at using the vinyl or laser cutter to create your own SJSU logo keychain while mingling with your classmates.

Week of welcome event
Date: September 7, 2022
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: SJSU King Library Prototype Lab – Lower Level
Celebrate your return to campus by stopping by the prototype lab in the library to see how you may design and create using our cutting-edge resources. Come on one of our tours to find out more about the tools you can use. While there, why not try your hand at using the vinyl or laser cutter to create your own SJSU logo keychain while mingling with your classmates.

Microsoft Word for short papers
Date: September 13, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
This course will assist you in developing the tools and abilities necessary to format your paper using the two most often used style guides. ALA/MLA.

Word for Research Papers
Date: September 14, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
This class will teach you how to format major research papers using figures, footnotes, and charts, as well as how to use advanced header and footer choices.

Microsoft Excel
Date: September 20, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
Learn the ins-and-outs of Microsoft Excel and how to leverage its capabilities to create helpful and accurate spreadsheets.

Excel 2016 - Pivot Tables
Date: September 21, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
Excel pivot tables allow you to create summary reports based on your data. You'll experience generating pivot tables with a variety of data types in this lesson.

Microsoft PowerPoint
Date: September 27, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
With this new feature-rich edition, creating PowerPoint presentations has never been easier. This session will cover the fundamentals of PowerPoint as well as new tools for creating animations, using templates, incorporating multimedia, and much more.

Poster Creation with Microsoft PowerPoint
Date: September 28, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
Learn how to use PowerPoint to make posters. This session will teach the fundamentals of making a poster using photographs, graphics, and smart art.

Adobe Acrobat
Date: October 4, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
Adobe Acrobat Pro is a program that allows you to generate, manipulate, and view PDF files. Learn how to build fill-in forms, distribute non-printing comments, modify text, password-protect files, and convert docs to PDFs from other programs.

Introduction to SPSS
Date: October 5, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
Learn how to use SPSS, including how to enter, store, and import data. Compile descriptive statistics and practice reading.

Qualtrics - Introduction
Date: October 11, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
This session will introduce you to Qualtrics, a tool that allows users to create and distribute surveys quickly, as well as report on survey results using a variety of reporting tools.

Microsoft Access
Date: October 12, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
This workshop will teach you how to create a database to store information. Topics that will be discussed include tables, queries, forms, and reports.

Adobe Photoshop: Introduction
Date: October 25, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
The basics of Photoshop's interface, including tools, panels, and layers, will be covered in this course.

Adobe Photoshop: Creating a flyer using Photoshop
Date: October 26, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
This tutorial will show you how to make flyers template from scratch using Adobe Photoshop.

Adobe Creative Cloud Express
Date: November 1, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
Learn about the professional and personal templates and how to create your own designs on the site.

Adobe Illustrator
Date: November 2, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
Adobe's vector-based graphics tools is demonstrated in this workshop. Graphic design, page layouts, typography, sharp-edged technical graphics, and flow charting are all done with the software. 

Canva
Date: November 8, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
Learn about the site's professional and personal templates, as well as how to make your own designs, share, and print business cards, logos, presentations, and more using Canva's drag-and-drop feature and layouts.

Adobe InDesign
Date: November 9, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
Adobe InDesign is a publishing application that helps users to create beautiful, customizable layouts for publications such as newsletters, resumes, books, and magazines.

SPSS Data: Entry, Management and Simple Analysis
Date: November 15, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
Discover the main features of SPSS, learn to enter, save and import data in SPSS. Perform descriptive statistics and get familiar with reading SPSS Output.

SPSS Data Analysis: T-Tests and Chi Square
Date: November 16, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
T-test helps us test our hypotheses about means. It determines whether there is a statistically significant difference between the means of two groups (Independent Samples T-test), between the means of the same sample at two different times (Paired Sample T-test), or between a mean of a group and a predicted value of that mean (One Sample T-test).

SPSS Data Analysis: Chi Square Date:
November 29, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
Chi Square - are great for displaying data of two variables in a matrix. One is in rows and one in columns. Chi Square is a statistical test that determines whether or not there is an association between the two variables.

SPSS Data Analysis: T-Tests and Chi Square
Date: November 30, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
T-test helps us test our hypotheses about means. It determines whether there is a statistically significant difference between the means of two groups (Independent Samples T-test), between the means of the same sample at two different times (Paired Sample T-test), or between a mean of a group and a predicted value of that mean (One Sample T-test).

SPSS Data Analysis: Chi Square
Date: December 1, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Online via zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/my/studenttechtrainingcenter
Chi Square - are great for displaying data of two variables in a matrix. One is in rows and one in columns. Chi Square is a statistical test that determines whether or not there is an association between the two variables.

Faculty Custom Workshop

Are you an instructor who wants to add software training to your curriculum so that your students are equipped with specific skills for assignments or projects?

The Student Technology Training Center offers custom technology workshops that we can tailor to your class-specific requirements. Some of the workshops we offer are Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Creative Cloud. 

How much lead-time is require to set up a custom workshop?

To ensure that we have adequate time to schedule and prepare for your workshop, please submit your request at least two weeks before your desired workshop date. We’ll do our best to accommodate shorter timelines.

Where do our custom workshops take place?

Currently all custom workshops take place via Zoom.

Request a Workshop

To request a workshop, please fill out our Faculty / Staff Technology Request Form.

We will respond to your request within 2 business days to verify any details

We will contact you to finalize the training for your students and send an email confirming your scheduled date, time and location. One week prior to your workshop, we will contact you to finalize your content and any additional pertinent details.