Register for free online workshops

This semester is going to be unlike any other -- level up your skills and learn new ways to get academic stuff done. Find out what online services and tools are available to help you get the grades you want this semester. Register today for these free online workshops.

Virtual UMN Library Website Tour

The Library website (lib.umn.edu) is the place to check for your textbooks, find sources for papers and projects like online journals, magazines and newspapers. Your tuition dollars pay for sources you can't get from Google. Get an online tour of the Libraries website. We will send a zoom link to those who are registered.

Date: Friday, September 4, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 10:30am

Virtual tour of the Toaster: Innovation Hub

Toaster logo.The Toaster: Innovation Hub is a campus resource to connect with other UMN students, faculty, business professionals and staff about entrepreneurial methods, ideas and community. Connect with a member of the Toaster Team and learn about the Toaster community, available resources, space reservation processes, and how you can get the most out of the virtual space this fall. Registrants will receive a Zoom link one day in advance of the tour. We look forward to connecting, sharing a bit about the Toaster, and learning more about you / your interests.

Date: Friday, September 4, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Virtual Tour of Canvas

undefinedMost courses use Canvas for course information, assignments, tests, discussions and more. In this session, get the layout of Canvas with tips from other students on how to navigate it effectively. We will send a zoom link to those who are registered.

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm

How to Manage Your Online Classes

Trello screenshotStudying at home can be a challenge! 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.

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 12:45pm

 

Virtual UMN Library Website Tour

Library website.The Library website (lib.umn.edu) is the place to check for your textbooks, find sources for papers and projects like online journals, magazines and newspapers. Get an online tour of the Libraries website. We will send a zoom link to those who are registered.

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Virtual Success.umn.edu Tour

LogoSuccess.umn.edu is a great website to find a wide variety of free peer tutoring (in over 250+ courses) and other online services. Our services can help you with your courses, assignments, tests, quizzes, final exams, research papers, time management and more. Learn more about the website and how to connect with these great services. 

Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Back to School Planning Party

Now that fall is underway -- plan the rest of your semester and get organized. Fill out a semester calendar, learn about online peer tutoring, explore tools to be more productive and connect with other students (maybe even make a virtual study group). Zoom link will be sent to those registered.

Date: Monday, September 14, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Demystifying Communicating with Faculty

Video Conference image.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.

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Tips for Taking Notes (IRL and in Zoom lectures)

undefinedWatching 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.

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Creating Virtual Study Groups

undefinedDo you miss connecting and studying with classmates in your online classes? Now is the time to think about creating your own virtual study groups. This session will share tips for how to try to get one started and keep them going. We will send a zoom link to those who are registered.

Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Back to School Planning Party

Now that fall is underway -- plan the rest of your semester and get organized. Fill out a semester calendar, learn about online peer tutoring, explore tools to be more productive and connect with other students (maybe even make a virtual study group). Zoom link will be sent to those registered.

Date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Time: 7:00pm - 7:45pm

Increase Your Reading Efficiency

Books 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.

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Virtual Study Hour -- Try the Pomodoro technique

Tomato timer.Meet with fellow students in a Zoom and learn how to use the Pomodoro technique which is a brain-research based study strategy. Have an assignment ready to work on -- used focused time and get stuff done then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered.

Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Virtual Study Hour -- Try the Pomodoro technique

Tomato timer.Meet with fellow students in a Zoom and learn how to use the Pomodoro technique which is a brain-research based study strategy. Have an assignment ready to work on -- used focused time and get stuff done then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered.

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Last Updated: Aug 5, 2020 12:21 PM