• USU Tech Tips

USU Tech Tips

If you've ever wanted to become more tech savvy, learn how to Photoshop or use CSUN Technology with ease, attend a Tech Tips workshop at the USU Computer Lab! We've got fun and informative classes for you to choose from, and best of all, they're free! We offer all of the programs you’ll use most frequently on campus. Choose from beginner and advanced classes to learn or perfect your skills in Prezi, Photoshop, Google Drive, Word, Excel and CSUN Technology and Software. Sign up online on the SRC Fusion Portal to save your spot. Space is limited so sign up today!

Tech Tips Workshop Descriptions

Campus Tech & Software

The Campus Technologies & Software class will feature some of the great tools and programs offered to CSUN students such as, Wireless Printing, Class Schedule Planner, DPR, Tapingo, CSUN app,, myCSUN Software and more. Plus, you’ll get an in-depth look at Portfolium, CSUN's electronic portfolio network for students and alumni.

Google Drive

Create and access your own Google Drive account, navigate the interface and work with other Google files such as docs, sheets and slides. Discover how to organize the drive by folder, color, stars, see how to search into your drive and how to work with forms.

Word II

Learn advanced techniques such as working with tables of contents, footnotes and endnotes, adding comments, inserting and editing Smart Art, adjusting your page margins and orientation, tracking changes and using New Comments.

Excel I

This course is designed to help you gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format and print basic Microsoft Excel worksheets. Students will learn and become more familiar to the terminology and navigation of Excel, along with entering and editing data, formatting cells, working with graphs and printing your worksheet.

Excel II

Develop the skills necessary to use pivot tables, create and manage macros, audit and analyze worksheet data, utilize data tools and collaborate with others. This class will give you a better understanding of how to sort data, inserting tables, using text columns and how to find and use formulas.

Photoshop I

Master the fundamentals of Photoshop, Camera Raw and make your digital images look their best. This class covers non-destructive editing techniques using layers, masks, blend modes and adjustment layers. Find out how to perform common editing tasks including color and tonal adjustments, customizing the toolbar, sharpening and retouching.

Photoshop II

Learn how to edit portraits like a pro. This class will go over retouching essentials like removing blemishes, smoothing skin, whitening teeth and brightening eyes. Students will learn how to manipulate pixels with Liquify, remove unwanted objects with Content-Aware Fill, plus use Healing Brush and the Patch tools to remove blemishes and wrinkles.

Recommended Photoshop skill level: Intermediate.

Prezi I

Learn everything you need to know to start making the perfect Prezi. Create an account and navigate the differences between the online and desktop versions. Find out how to make your presentation pop by adding content like images, shapes, charts, video and music files. 

Prezi II

Enhance your creations even further by gaining a comprehensive overview of Prezi.  Learn advanced techniques like working with Prezi on group projects, plus customizing fonts, graphics and keyboard shortcuts. 

PowerPoint II

Build upon you basic PowerPoint skills. Use advanced techniques such as working with Smart Art and Special Effects within a presentation. Gain a more in depth look into screenshots/screen clippings, photo albums, inserting hyperlinks and creating new templates.