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UITS-Kokomo IT Training provides training services to students, faculty, and staff at no charge.

Now is the time to develop and improve those skills that will be necessary to start your future career! If you are experiencing problems and need help with your technology skills, IT Training provides tutoring on the topics most important for your success as a student: One.IU, Canvas, IUware and IUanyWare, IU Box cloud storage, IU Kokomo Student E-mail, the Microsoft Office Suite, and the Adobe CS tools.  Many convenient tutoring options are available, and they are all available at no charge. Instructor-Led Training Workshops, One-on-One Tutoring, Online Tutorials, and Lynda.com!  Check out all of our training options and tutorials below!

Note:  The tutorials that we write for the benefit of students, faculty, and staff, are intellectual property of Indiana University.  Because these documents are stored on a secure server, users are required to log in and authenticate with university credentials (username and passphrase) to access these documents.  If a Log in dialog box similar to the one shown below displays, the username must be specified as "ads\username" (double-quotes omitted)... the characters "ads\" must precede the username, as shown below.  Then, enter the associated passphrase and click OK.

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Training Documentation for course-based projects

Assignments and projects in college courses include research papers, presentations, project displays, collaboration with class members and instructors, Web site projects... not to mention totally online classes... to name a few.  UITS-Kokomo IT Training provides a wide variety of tutorials targeted to these and other assignment deliverables. Scroll down and check out each link for detailed information! All of these tutorials provide step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow.

Rather than struggling with the "I need to create this for my assignment, but I don't know how...?!?", UITS-Kokomo IT Training encourages all students to seek one-on-one tutoring assistance on any of these topics.

Note:  If you find that you have difficulty with the tutorials and need additional instruction, contact us at the UITS-Kokomo IT Training Center in the IU Kokomo Library, 1st floor, Room KA 124, or phone us at (765) 455-9589.  The IT Training staff will be happy to assist you.  

Research Papers... Citation and Bibliography Tools

Whether you write research papers in APA style, MLA style, Chicago style, or even Harvard or Turabian styles, by using an electronic tool you can save 90% of the time that you spend when manually adding the bibliography page and in-text citations to research papers!  Please don't add the bibliography and citations in "old school" typewriter style - character-by-character!  Use an electronic tool!  Let the IT Training Center staff show you how!

Students have many options for managing the citations and bibliographies of their research papers. 

Manually – Managing citations and bibliographies by hand is the most time consuming method.  This is no better than using a manual typewriter.  Hand typing and comparing to a style guide is time consuming and error prone.

But, it preferable to use a tool!  There are many tools available from which students can choose.  For example:

Microsoft Word has a built-in Citations and Bibliography tool: Here are two tutorials describing how to use Word for research papers and management of citations and sources:

How to… Configure a Word document for either APA or MLA style  (Login required)

How to… Use the Citation & Bibliography tool in Word 2010  (Login required)

PERRLA is a low-cost commercial add-in product to Microsoft Word: http://www.perrla.com.   PERRLA is highly recommended to IU Kokomo Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) students for their academic papers.  The product is an add-in to Microsoft Word, and is available for both Windows and Mac versions of Microsoft Office.  PERRLA is relatively inexpensive and is available for both APA and MLA styles; click HERE for current pricing.  Check out the "expandable" PERRLA topic below on this Web page for more information about using PERRLA. 

EndNote is an excellent product that enables a seamless flow through the research process with flexible tools for searching, organizing and sharing your research, creating your bibliography and writing your paper.  Hours can be saved as you build and maintain your reference library and bibliographies.  EndNote is available for Windows or Mac computers at NO CHARGE to the IU community through IUware at: http://iuware.iu.edu and searching for “EndNote”. To view online tutorials for EndNote, go to: http://endnote.com/training  

Zotero (http://www.zotero.org): The Zotero tool comes in two forms: A Web browser plug-in for Firefox and a stand-alone tool.  Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.  For online training and support for Zotero, go to: http://www.zotero.org/support/  

As we learn of more recommended tools, they will be listed here.  Remember… Using a tool will improve your paper, and save you hours of frustration when managing citations and sources!  For assistance, contact UITS-Kokomo IT Training Center in the IU Kokomo Library, 2nd floor, Room KA-221, or phone us at (765) 455-9589.

PERRLA Citation and Bibliography Tool

The IU Kokomo Master of Science in Nursing program (MSN) highly recommends that their students use PERRLA for managing the citations and bibliography in their academic papers.  To support these students and others using PERRLA, here are some links to important information:

PERRLA Home - http://www.perrla.com/Default.aspx

PERRLA APA Software - http://www.perrla.com/APADetails.aspx

PERRLA MLA Software - http://www.perrla.com/MLADetails.aspx

PERRLA Help Center - http://www.perrla.com/HelpCenter.aspx

Working with PERRLA may bring other questions.  Here are some specific tutorials that might be of interest to students using PERRLA:

Reset hyperlinks in Word.  PERRLA disables active hyperlinks in Word.  PERRLA is designed to format links in a Word document to conform to the APA and MLA style standards, which means that links to Web documents will be non-active, and not blue and underlined.  If you want active hyperlinks in Word documents other than APA or MLA papers, they must be re-enabled.  Here’s the procedure to do that: Reset hyperlinks in Word.  Remember that PERRLA disables active hyperlinks in Word, they must be re-enabled to be active.   

Posters... Printing Large Format Posters for Projects and Symposiums

Print course project and symposium posters (typically 36" x 48") in beautiful color!  Use Microsoft PowerPoint to create the posters and then print the posters on the HP DesignJet 4520 Multi-function printer in the Library Learning Commons!  Printing the posters is very cost competitive compared to printing them at local commercial businesses!

How to... Create a large format poster in PowerPoint and print it on the IUK poster printer!  (Login required)

Need assistance?  Get with IT Training!  We will help you GET IT RIGHT the first time!

Presentations... Multimedia PowerPoint presentations

Create terrific PowerPoint presentations for course projects that incorporate audio narrative clips, music clips, videos, timed slides, and all PowerPoint graphic effects into presentations that run as stand-alone multimedia presentation!  Terrific for course projects!

How to... Create a multimedia presentation with embedded autio clips and timed slide transitions  (Login required)

Podcasts... Using Audacity for Podcasts

Learn how to record voice narratives and trim/clip music files, save them as MP3 files, and then embed the files into multimedia PowerPoint presentations.

Here is a tutorial for downloading and installing Audacity including how to install the required LAME MP3 encoder plugin.  This tutorial is a "Draft", and will be updated soon.

To learn how to embed audio clips in PowerPoint presentations, look at the tutorial section above "Presentations... Multimedia PowerPoint presentations".  That section has a tutorial on embedded audio clips in PowerPoint presentations.  

Brochures & Tri-folds... Create professional-quality tri-folds with Microsoft Publisher

Learn how to make professional-quality tri-folds and brochures using Microsoft Publisher.  These "handout" products are great for advertising products and services, and for making handouts for end of semester projects in class or for research symposiums!

Tutorial: TBD... coming soon!

Annotating PDF documents with Adobe Reader X

Annotate PDF documents (for example, journal articles!) with text highlighting and sticky note comments and then save the document with those embedded annotations.  No longer do you have to print out journal articles on paper and use a highlighter marker and Post 'em notes to annotate the article... do it electronically!  Save paper... Go GREEN!  This is a new feature of Adobe Reader X!

Here are two good tutorials to get you started...

Adding annotations to PDF documents in Adobe Reader X
Using the Text Commenting Tools

... Turn on your speakers to listen to these tutorials!  (Adobe Acrobat User Community)

Last updated: 06/30/2017