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Tech Bites

Join our NCTS training staff for Tech Bites! Tech Bites are short topic technology sessions paired with a yummy treat, like a snack sized lunch and learn!

All sessions will be from 11-11:30 AM and will follow the schedule below:

  • January 12th – Microsoft Excel Shortcuts
  • January 26th – Mail Merge Emails
  • February 9th –  Creating PDF Forms
  • February 23rd – Creating in Canva
  • March 9th – Microsoft Word vs. Microsoft Publisher
  • March 23rd – What does your font choice say?
  • April 13th – Microsoft Excel Sparklines
  • April 27th – Video Conferencing at Penn State
  • May 11th – Creating Infographics
  • May 25th – Presenting Prezi

Registration is preferred. Let us know if you’ll be joining us at

October & November COE Canvas Support

The College of Engineering has many resources available for those making the switch to Canvas.

COE Quick Start Trainings

The College has developed a hands-on workshop to assist faculty in moving their courses from ANGEL to Canvas. The workshop provides a small group style session with the opportunity to quickly learn the basics of Canvas.

These session are held in the College of Engineering Training Lab (153J Hammond). Spaces are limited and are available on a first-come basis.

  • Oct. 20 – 9am-12pm
  • Oct. 25 – 1pm-4pm
  • Nov. 7 – 1pm-4pm

Register for one of these sessions at –

COE Self-Guided Quick Start to Canvas

COE Self-Guided Quick Start: This is the online version of our workshop. It’s self-paced and available 24/7. It’s a great place to begin your training and to reference specific Canvas topics.

Canvas Work Sessions

Need to get to work on your course in Canvas, but think you might need a hand along the way? The COE Training Lab (153J Hammond) and the training staff will be available at the following times. Work at your own pace with help close at hand!

  • Oct. 21 – 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Oct. 24 – 10am-12pm
  • Nov. 2 – 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Nov. 10 – 10am-12pm
  • Nov. 14 – 1:30-4:30

For more resources – Visit the COE Canvas Resources site. Contact the COE Training Services team at or your Canvas Liasions – Tom Litzinger, Meg Handley or Vikki Gearhart.

COE Canvas Transition

The transition from Angel to Canvas is upon us.   All courses must be transitioned to canvas by fall 2017 and the college of engineering has a variety of opportunities and resources to assist with this transition.  The Canvas learning management system provides great technology and resources to improve the delivery of teaching and learning.  The transition can be easy by utilizing the COE and University resources and support.

The College of Engineering Canvas Liaisons are available to assist with the process. We’ve put together an introductory training session to help you get to work right away. We will continue to develop additional support as needed.

Visit our COE Canvas Transition site to learn more.

If you’re ready to hop in and get started on your own, here are a few resources you might find helpful.