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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title Google Slides and Draw 
Workshop description

Learn the power of Google Drawings and Slides!

Google Draw is a FREE, web-based drawing tool that allows users to collaborate and work together in real time to create flowcharts, mind maps, concept maps, brochures and layered images to use in Docs or Slides. During this workshop, participants will learn to draw shapes, resize images, and layer their own drawings as well as upload and mask photo’s. Layout and design will also be covered for simple newsletters and brochures.

Google Slides is the perfect pair to Draw with the same tools available and instant drawing capability within. The Slides portion of the workshop will focus on using templates, the explore tool, inserting images with ALT Tags for accessibility and much more.

Examples of how to use Draw and Slides with students and colleagues within an adult education program will be provided throughout.

Session length 3 hours 
Format Workshops: Training events at a physical location, of short duration (2 – 6 hours) but may be part of a series. 

To find out more about any of these workshops, including dates and times offered, please check the California Adult Education Professional Development Web site. This site has information on OTAN offered training, as well as training offered by CALPRO and CASAS.

Face-to-Face Workshop Requirements:

  • The lab must contain at least one computer for every individual enrolled in a class - including the instructor.
  • The Internet connection must be at least a T1 line.
  • All computers being used must have Internet Explorer 9 or Firefox 20 or later and Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or later.
  • OTAN’s Web site and its contents must be accessible on every computer used during a class.
  • The instructor’s computer station should be connected to an LCD projector and the room will need a screen for class viewing. (If a projector and/or instructor station is not available, OTAN can provide them).
  • At least 10 participants must have completed the online registration 10 business days prior to the workshop.
  • All Microsoft Office workshops require the correct version of Office to be installed on all computers in the lab to be used.
  • Various workshops will require unblocked access to necessary Web sites.