By Ernie Galgozy
Every once in a while there comes along a special offer that’s worth taking a look at. Kent State University’s Technology Services is offering workshops about the many programs used here on campus as well as in your personal life.
I had the opportunity to attend a Google Social Media Tools workshop today and found the information useful. The knowledgeable instructor guided us through Google’s social media apps such as Google +, Calendar, Photos, YouTube, Hangout, and Google Moderator.
Google + is a lot like Facebook but has privacy settings that some disgruntled Facebook users might find appealing. Integrating your photos and videos is as easy as clicking twice. Since Google owns YouTube, integration of your videos is a snap.
Hangout was an application I wasn’t familiar with. It allows video conferencing within your circle of friends. You can video chat while sharing photos and videos with the group. If the moderator is showing a video for all to see, the moderator also has the ability to mute the video’s audio while allowing for personal comments. Privacy options are selectable for added security.
Google Moderator is another program I wasn’t familiar with. It’s basically a discussion forum where the moderator can create a series of specific topics and allow others to comment on. The moderator can select administrators who can then add topics and descriptions.
Other upcoming workshops include Adobe products, Blackboard, Google products, and computer trouble shooting.
Admittedly I don’t use all Google social media applications, but this workshop got me familiar with their offerings and how they work. The instructor and class room (third floor of the library) made for a very professional setting. The best part was that it was free to attend. So if you come across a special offer like this one take advantage of it. It’s free!
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