This semester we offer trainings on Zotero (open source reference tool), Omeka, Data Vizualization with Excel, HTML, Adobe Audition (audio editing), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere (basics and intermediate), ArcGIS (mapping basics) and StoryMaps (ESRI) basics. Trainings are listed chronologically below. Note, space is limited (20), so follow the link to our Eventbrite page to sign up early!

Spring 2020 Trainings

Adobe Premiere (basics): February 25th (1:30pm-3pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Interns Anthony & Fan

Adobe Premiere is a user-friendly video editing program used by industry professionals. Join us as we learn editing basics for simple storytelling, using image, narration, music, and video clip files. Premiere allows the user to cut, move, and organize video presentations in an orderly and artful manner. in addition, users can add fade-in and fade-out effects, and incorporate titles and subtitles. Skills learned in this workshop will be applicable to any video presentation — documentary or narrative.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://bit.ly/2SgXoPn


Introduction to Zotero: February 26th (12pm-1pm)
Training led by Chrissy O’Grady

Are you looking for a way to organize your sources? Join Librarian Chrissy O’Grady for an introduction to the citation management software Zotero. Zotero is a free, open-source software developed by scholars, for scholars. Zotero can help you collection, organize and cite your sources. This workshop is open to students and faculty. If available, please bring your laptop to the workshop.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://bit.ly/36hIGwx


Story Maps: March 4th (12pm-1pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Interns Jason & Nicholas

ArcGIS StoryMaps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story. StoryMaps inform, educate, entertain, and inspire people about a wide variety of topics.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://bit.ly/2SmB46Y


Adobe Audition: March 27th (10am-11am)
Training led by DASH Lab Interns Jasmine & Fan

Adobe Audition CC is the perfect application for recording and mixing audio for video, podcasting, and sound effect design. Audition is also an industry-leading tool for cleaning up recordings and audio restoration. The Multitrack view offers a comprehensive set of non-destructive tools for mixing and editing audio.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://bit.ly/370koHG


Building Digital Exhibits with Omeka: March 31st (2pm-3pm)
Training led by Chrissy O’Grady

Join Librarian Chrissy O’Grady for an introduction to building online collections with Omeka. Omeka is a free, open-source platform for publishing digital collections or exhibits on the web. Participants will look at examples of successful digital exhibits and will learn the basics of building, describing, organizing, and displaying collections of texts, images, and multimedia. This workshop is open to students and faculty.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://bit.ly/2RHhRg9


Adobe Photoshop: April 4th (12:30pm-1:30pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Interns Jasmine & Jax

Photoshop is an Adobe editing software that is commonly used to manipulate images. It can be used to create original images and art, enhance images, and change what is expressed by an image. In this training we will cover as many of the Photoshop basics as possible, including cropping, painting, blurring, warping, and how to work with more than one image at a time.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://bit.ly/2OvDoHU


Intro to Data Visualization with Excel: April 8th (12pm-1pm)
Training led by Jen Rutner

Before we can produce beautiful infographics, we need to know what story we want to tell about our data. This workshop will introduce participants to the wide range of visualization tools available in Excel, and prepare you to format your data for viewing, choose an appropriate visualization, and make well-designed charts and graphs.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://bit.ly/30SooJ8


ArcGIS: April 16th (2pm-3pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Intern Jason

ArcGIS is a platform for organizations to create, manage, share, and analyze spatial data. ArcGIS Online works to connect people, locations, and data using interactive maps. This workshop will introduce the very basics of ArcGIS so you can begin to work with its smart, data-driven styles and intuitive analysis tools.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://bit.ly/36VqpW3


HTML Basics: April 22nd (12pm-1pm)
Training led by Jen Rutner

What’s the underlying technology that makes a website work? This introduction to HTML (hypertext markup language) will give you hands-on practice with the building blocks of a web page, show you how you can use HTML to customize your Hawksites page, and build a simple webpage with only HTML, and understand how HTML interacts with CSS and JAVAScript.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://bit.ly/2urvgkm


Adobe Premiere (Advanced): April 29th (12pm-1:30pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Interns Nicholas & Anthony 

Adobe Premiere is a user-friendly video editing program used by industry professionals. Join us as we learn editing basics for simple storytelling, using image, narration, music, and video clip files. Premiere allows the user to cut, move, and organize video presentations in an orderly and artful manner. in addition, users can add fade-in and fade-out effects, and incorporate titles and subtitles. Skills learned in this workshop will be applicable to any video presentation — documentary or narrative.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://bit.ly/2UoUM4F


Adobe InDesign: May 1st (1:30pm-2:30pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Interns Jax & Therese

InDesign can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and ebooks. It can also be used to publish content suitable for tablet devices in conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. In this training, participants will learn the basic functions of Adobe Indesign. Imperative in fields dealing with print media and graphic design, students, faculty, and staff can get their feet wet in formatting content efficiently on a page.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://bit.ly/2UpRo9D


Past Trainings:  Fall 2019


Photoshop (Basics): October 3rd (2-3pm) or November 5th (11am-12pm) or December 5th (11am-12pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Intern Marisa Rupolo, Kayla Jones, or Joseph Juste

Photoshop is an Adobe editing software that is commonly used to manipulate images. It can be used to create original images and art, enhance images, and change what is expressed by an image. In this training we will cover as many of the Photoshop basics as possible, including cropping, painting, blurring, warping, and how to work with more than one image at a time.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: October 3rd Training / November 5th Training / December 5th Training

Adobe PremierePro (Intermediate): October 8th (2-3:30pm),November 13th (11:30am-1pm) or December 5th (2-3:30pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Intern Noah Gomez, Kevin Flores, or Marisa Rupolo

Adobe Premiere is a user-friendly video editing program used by industry professionals. Join us as we learn editing basics for simple storytelling, using image, narration, music, and video clip files. Premiere allows the user to cut, move, and organize video presentations in an orderly and artful manner. in addition, users can add fade-in and fade-out effects, and incorporate titles and subtitles. Skills learned in this workshop will be applicable to any video presentation — documentary or narrative.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: October 8th TrainingNovember 13th TrainingDecember 5th Training


Final Cut Pro: October 21st (11am-12pm) or November 19th (11am-12pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Intern Jack Kiessel or Kayla Jones

Final Cut Pro is an app for creating, editing, and producing the highest-quality video. Final Cut Pro combines high-performance digital editing and native support for virtually any video format with easy-to-use and time-saving features that let you focus on storytelling.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: October 21st TrainingNovember 19th Training


Story Maps (ESRI): November 1st (11am-12:30pm) or November 22nd (2-3:30pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Intern Liam Salisbury or Hollie Burton

ArcGIS StoryMaps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story. StoryMaps inform, educate, entertain, and inspire people about a wide variety of topics.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: November 1st TrainingNovember 22nd Training


Past Trainings: Spring 2019

Twine Workshop: September 12th, 2019 (12:30-1:45pm)

Led by Dr. Doug Maynard (Department of Psychology, SUNY New Paltz)

WORKSHOP: Twine is open-source interactive storytelling software that allows you and your students to create non-linear stories (think “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, but with hyperlinks and many more options). It has already been used on campus by faculty for class projects in storytelling, game design, and more. There are also possibilities for using Twine to create research stimuli in areas such as the social sciences and education. Working with Twine is about as easy as coding gets, and publishing your work online so that others can play through the finished product is equally simple. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basics of Twine by creating your own branching narrative with interesting choices for the player.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://dash-twine.eventbrite.com


Introduction to Zotero: November 5th, 2019 (2-3pm)

Led by Jen Rutner, Sojourner Truth Library Librarian, SUNY New Paltz

Join Librarian Jen Rutner for an introduction to the bibliographic software Zotero. Zotero is a free, open-source software developed by scholars, for scholars. Zotero can help you format citations, create a bibliography, build a comprehensive database of your sources, and share sources and bibliographies with groups. This workshop is open to students and faculty. If available, please bring your laptop to the workshop in order to download the Zotero plugins.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to:  https://dash-zotero.eventbrite.com


Hawksites (Website & Blogs): September 23rd (1:30-2:30 pm) or October 22nd (11am-12:00pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Intern Jillian Pugliese or Kayla Jones

Hawksites is our campus version of WordPress. WordPress is a free and open source software you can use to create a website and post blogs. It it flexible because there are widgets in which you can manage your website content In this training, we will learn how to create a website, publish posts and pages; embed videos and maps; and customize your site with themes, widgets, and menus that fit your vision for this site.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: September 23rd Training / October 22nd Training


Adobe Premiere Pro (Intro): September 26th (10:30am-12pm) or October 28th (9:30am-11am)
Training led by DASH Lab Intern Joseph Juste or Jack Kiessel

Adobe Premiere is a user-friendly video editing program used by industry professionals. Join us as we learn editing basics for simple storytelling, using image, narration, music, and video clip files. Premiere allows the user to cut, move, and organize video presentations in an orderly and artful manner. in addition, users can add fade-in and fade-out effects, and incorporate titles and subtitles. Skills learned in this workshop will be applicable to any video presentation — documentary or narrative.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: September 26th Training / October 28th Training

Adobe After Effects (Basics): October 1st (2pm-3:30pm) or October 28th (1:30- 3pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Intern Noah Gomez or Jillian Pugliese

Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of film making and television production. Among other things, After Effects can be used for keying, tracking, compositing and animation. In this training, you will be introduced to the basics of using this software for your video animation needs. Prerequisite: Adobe Premier Training (or previous experience with video editing software – Ideally Adobe Premier)

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: October 1st Training  / October 28th Training


Adobe Audition (Audio Editing): October 9th (12-1pm) or November 11th (1-2pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Intern Kevin Flores or Jillian Pugliese

Adobe Audition CC is the perfect application for recording and mixing audio for video, podcasting, and sound effect design. Audition is also an industry-leading tool for cleaning up recordings and audio restoration. The Multitrack view offers a comprehensive set of non-destructive tools for mixing and editing audio.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: October 9th TrainingNovember 11th Training


ArcGIS (ESRI) (Basics): October 18th (11am-12:30pm) or November 8th (2-3:30pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Intern Liam Salisbury or Hollie Burton

ArcGIS is a platform for organizations to create, manage, share, and analyze spatial data. ArcGIS Online works to connect people, locations, and data using interactive maps. This workshop will introduce the very basics of ArcGIS so you can begin to work with its smart, data-driven styles and intuitive analysis tools.


Introduction to ZoteroFebruary 6th (11am-noon) or April 3rd (1-2pm)

Join Librarian Jen Rutner for an introduction to the bibliographic software Zotero. Zotero is a free, open-source software developed by scholars, for scholars. Zotero can help you format citations, create a bibliography, build a comprehensive database of your sources, and share sources and bibliographies with groups. This workshop is open to students and faculty. If available, please bring your laptop to the workshop in order to download the Zotero plugins.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to:  https://dash-zotero.eventbrite.com


Hawksites (website & blogs): February 11th (4-5pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Intern Dynahlee Padilla

Hawksites is our campus version of WordPress. WordPress is a free and open source software you can use to create a website and post blogs. It it flexible because there are widgets in which you can manage your website content In this training, we will learn how to create a website, publish posts and pages; embed videos and maps; and customize your site with themes, widgets, and menus that fit your vision for this site.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to:  https://dashhawksites.eventbrite.com


“Google Like a Scholar”: February 13th (1-2pm) or April 10th (11am-noon)

Join Librarian Jen Rutner to learn tips and tricks to get the most out of your Google Searches. You’ll learn how to do an advanced search in Google, how to use Google Scholar to find scholarly information on and off campus,  and how to search Google Books. This workshops is open to students and faculty.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://dash-google.eventbrite.com


Audacity: February 12th (10-11AM) March 28th (5-6pm), or April 22nd (3:30-4:30pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Interns (Cat Keefe-Harris or Dynahlee Padilla)

Audacity is a free audio editing software that is commonly used to record and edit audio files (i.e./ sound, narration, music). It can be used to record sound/narration, to edit and manipulate pre-recorded sound files, and create a final audio product that can be used in podcasting and video narration. In this training we will cover the fundamentals of using Audacity to edit recordings (including, working with multiple tracks, adjusting the volume of the various tracks, deleting audio clips, as well as integrating fade in/out into your audio project).

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://dash-audacity.eventbrite.com


Adobe InDesign Digital Publishing (Intro): February 22nd (4-5pm), or May 2nd (3-4pm)
Training led by DASH Lab Intern (Meg Tohill or Lauren Jinete)

InDesign can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and ebooks. It can also be used to publish content suitable for tablet devices in conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. In this training, participants will learn the basic functions of Adobe Indesign. Imperative in fields dealing with print media and graphic design, students, faculty, and staff can get their feet wet in formatting content efficiently on a page.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://dash-indesign.eventbrite.com


Adobe Premier (video editing): February 26th (10:30am-12pm), or March 25th (10:30am-12pm)
Led by DASH Lab Interns (Cafari Reid, Dynahlee Padilla, or Noah Gomez)

Adobe Premiere is a user-friendly video editing program used by industry professionals. Join us as we learn editing basics for simple storytelling, using image, narration, music, and video clip files. Premiere allows the user to cut, move, and organize video presentations in an orderly and artful manner. in addition, users can add fade-in and fade-out effects, and incorporate titles and subtitles. Skills learned in this workshop will be applicable to any video presentation — documentary or narrative.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://dash-premiere.eventbrite.com


Squarespace (web creation & design): March 8th (12-1:30pm)
Led by DASH Lab Intern (Caroline Rowley) 

Squarespace is a high quality website builder with a variety of templates and user-friendly software. It allows you to create a complex looking page design with or without the use of coding. In this training, we’re going to learn the basics of squarespace; how to create an account, pick a template, and create a stylish homepage with videos, pictures, and text.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://dash-squarespace.eventbrite.com


Adobe Photoshop (basics): March 12th (6:30-8:00pm) or April 18th (3-4pm)
Led by DASH Lab Interns (Lauren Jinete and Dylan Hirsh)

Photoshop is an Adobe editing software that is commonly used to manipulate images. It can be used to create original images and art, enhance images, and change what is expressed by an image. In this training we will cover as many of the Photoshop basics as possible, including cropping, painting, blurring, warping, and how to work with more than one image at a time.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://dash-photoshop.eventbrite.com


Adobe Audition (audio editing): March 27th (12:30-1:30pm) or April 8th (6-7pm)
Led by DASH Lab Interns (Cafari Reid or Cat Keefe-Harris)

Adobe Audition CC is the perfect application for recording and mixing audio for video, podcasting, and sound effect design. Audition is also an industry-leading tool for cleaning up recordings and audio restoration. The Multitrack view offers a comprehensive set of non-destructive tools for mixing and editing audio.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://dash-audition.eventbrite.com


Final Cut Pro (video editing): March 29th (12-1:30pm)
Led by DASH Lab Intern Caroline Rowley

Final Cut Pro is an app for creating, editing, and producing the highest-quality video. Final Cut Pro combines high-performance digital editing and native support for virtually any video format with easy-to-use and time-saving features that let you focus on storytelling.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to:  https://dash-finalcutpro.eventbrite.com


Adobe After Effects Basics (visual effects & motion graphics): April 1st (12:30-2:00pm)
Led by DASH Lab Intern Noah Gomez

Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of film making and television production. Among other things, After Effects can be used for keying, tracking, compositing and animation. In this training, you will be introduced to the basics of using this software for your video animation needs. Prerequisite: Adobe Premier Training (or previous experience with video editing software – Ideally Adobe Premier)

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://dash-aftereffects.eventbrite.com


Adobe After Effects Intermediate (visual effects & motion graphics):  April 9th (6:30-7:30pm)
Led by DASH Lab Intern Dylan Hirsh

This training assumes you have taken the Adobe After Effects Basic training, or have some fundamental experience with Adobe After Effects for the creation of simple digital visual effects and motion graphics. We will build on the fundamental skills and add to your skills and knowledge of After Effects in this Intermediate training. Prerequisite: Adobe Premiere & After Effects Training (or previous experience with video editing software – Ideally Adobe Premiere)

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://dash-aftereffectsintermediate.eventbrite.com


Adobe Premiere Intermediate (video editing): April 10th (3-4:30pm)
Led by DASH Lab Intern Shuyan Li

This training assumes you have taken the Adobe Premiere Basic training, or have some fundamental experience with Adobe Premiere for the creation of simple videos. We will build on the fundamental skills and add to your skills and knowledge of Premiere in this Intermediate training. Skills learned in this workshop will be applicable to any video presentation — documentary or narrative. (Prerequisite: Adobe Premiere basic training – or basic familiarity with Adobe Premiere)

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://dash-premiereintermediate.eventbrite.com


Davinci Resolve (color correction for video editing): April 17th (3-4pm)
Led by DASH Lab Intern Shuyan Li

Davinci Resolve is a fully-fledged color grading program for film and video editing. The software incorporates tools for color correction, professional audio post-production, and video editing in a single application.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://dash-davinciresolve.eventbrite.com


Adobe InDesign Digital Publishing Intermediate: May 3rd (4-5pm)
Led by DASH Lab Intern Meg Tohill

InDesign can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and ebooks. This training assumes you have taken the Adobe InDesign Basic training, or have some fundamental experience with AdobeInDesign for the creation of simple publications. We will build on the fundamental skills and add to your skills and knowledge of InDesign in this Intermediate training. Skills learned in this workshop will be applicable to any InDesign Publication. (Prerequisite: Adobe InDesign basic training – or basic familiarity with Adobe InDesign)

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, go to: https://dash-indesignintermediate.eventbrite.com