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January 2021

Virtual Tours: Canvas, UMN Libraries and more

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States
Walter Library

Are you new to the University of Minnesota or just wanting to learn how to do this “online colleging” thing better? This session will give you an overview of Canvas courses, the library website (lib.umn.edu) and success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Librarians will also share tips to increase your efficiency with searching the library and using Canvas. We will send a zoom link to those who register. Register

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Start strong: Early semester planning

January 22 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Fall semester was tough -- learn about new strategies, tools and hacks that can help you for spring. We will talk about semester planning, Canvas course tips, and go on virtual visits to the UMN Libraries and Success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Get ideas for keeping up the motivation and staying on track in your courses. Zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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Bullet Journaling for Motivation

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Start the new year and new semester out right! Learn how to use a bullet journal to increase your motivation, stay organized, set daily goals, and reflect on challenges and accomplishments. Have a notebook/journal and some writing utensils ready, as we'll be starting our journals during the workshop! Register

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How to Manage Your New Online Classes

January 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Studying at home is a HUGE change! Chat with UMN Librarians about strategies for creating your best possible study environment, and maximizing your time. We'll go over time management apps like Trello, and discuss ways to communicate your needs to family and roommates. Register

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Start strong: Early semester planning

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Fall semester was tough -- learn about new strategies, tools and hacks that can help you for spring. We will talk about semester planning, Canvas course tips, and go on virtual visits to the UMN Libraries and Success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Get ideas for keeping up the motivation and staying on track in your courses. Zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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Demystifying Communicating with Faculty

January 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Talking to faculty doesn’t have to be scary or intimidating. Join us for a short session to learn tips on how to communicate with your instructors during office hours, e-mail, and phone conversations. Also, learn some tips for sending emails of interest for open positions and mentorships. Register

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Design for 3D Printing

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn tips and techniques for designing objects to 3D print using a starter program called Tinkercad.

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Start strong: Early semester planning

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Fall semester was tough -- learn about new strategies, tools and hacks that can help you for spring. We will talk about semester planning, Canvas course tips, and go on virtual visits to the UMN Libraries and Success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Get ideas for keeping up the motivation and staying on track in your courses. Zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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Virtual Tours: Canvas, UMN Libraries and more

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Are you new to the University of Minnesota or just wanting to learn how to do this “online colleging” thing better? This session will give you an overview of Canvas courses, the library website (lib.umn.edu) and success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Librarians will also share tips to increase your efficiency with searching the library and using Canvas. We will send a zoom link to those who register. Register

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Bullet Journaling for Motivation

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Start the new year and new semester out right! Learn how to use a bullet journal to increase your motivation, stay organized, set daily goals, and reflect on challenges and accomplishments. Have a notebook/journal and some writing utensils ready, as we'll be starting our journals during the workshop! Register

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Tips for Taking Notes (IRL and Zoom Lectures)

January 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Watching and listening to lectures is an important part of college. Learn tips and tricks to get the most out of them whether they are IRL (in real life) or online. Become more efficient with your class time and learn how to organize materials to help prepare with quizzes and tests. We will send a zoom link to those who are registered. Register

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February 2021

Workshop: Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote)

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Learn why you should use a citation tool to organize your PDFs. These tools create in-text citations and bibliographies while you write in a word processor. This workshop will talk about how to use these tools and the pros and cons of Mendeley, EndNote, and Zotero. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered the week of the workshop. Register now

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3D Design with Fusion 360

February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get started using the 3D design program Fusion 360. This class will cover the basics so you can navigate the interface and generate solid objects. Install Fusion 360 ahead of time.

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Workshop: Introduction to Zotero

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Learn how to use Zotero to create your own database of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video and audio files and more. Zotero can then be used to create citations in a large number of citation styles which can be added to Google Docs, Microsoft Word and Libre Office. We will send a zoom link to students who are registered. Register now

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Increase your reading efficiency

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Reading ramping up this semester? Having trouble staying focused? Let's talk about strategies to read more efficiently -- we'll cover reading strategies in the sciences and humanities. Register

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Workshop: Introduction to Mendeley

February 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States
Free

Learn how to use Mendeley to organize papers, read PDFs and add citations to documents in a variety of styles. Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your citations and PDFs then create in-text citations and the bibliography. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Begin registration

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