TechLit: Technology Literacy

Ever lose all of your files the week before a midterm? Have trouble navigating MOSAIC? Spend an hour manually formatting your citations only to find your word processor could do it for you?


MSU TechLit is designed to offer students useful workshops, electronics recycling drop-offs, opportunities to troubleshoot problems with experts, as well as giveaways, contests, and discounts.

Monday November 13

Information Booths & Dech Dump | 10:30-1:30 in MUSC Atrium

Visit information booths to learn more about tech support resources on campus. Drop off your old devices/electronics for recycling.


Tuesday November 14

Digital Literacy Workshops | LR Wilson, Community Room 

Copyright on Campus: 1:30-2:30PM
Information Security & Email Fraud: 2:30-3:30PM, 3:30-4:30PM
Building Accessible MS Word Documents and PDFs, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA) and Making Student Digital Content Accessible: 4:30-5:30PM

Wednesday November 15

SWELL Unplugged | 3:30-5PM in the SWELL Lounge, MUSC B118

Take time for you to unplug and recharge with art and acoustic music. Find your creative outlet, whether it be crafting, acoustic music (listening or playing) and conversation (over a cup of tea). During ‘SWELL Unplugged’ we will be encouraging time away from phones, laptops and other electronics by offering a space with craft supplies and acoustic music. We will have playlists created or we encourage people to bring their own guitar (or other instrument) and a couple of friends!

Thursday November 16 

Introduction to Git

This workshop will give you a solid introduction to Git. Git is software originally designed to help manage vast, decentralized software projects with hundreds of authors, but it works just as well with many things that aren’t software, like data and text. Imagine having a complete archive of your work at every stage in its development! This workshop assumes no prior experience with Git, but please do bring a laptop. Instructor: John Fink 

Friday November 17

TechHub | MUSC Atrium, 10:30-4:30

Bring your tech questions to experts and back up your digital files. We will be giving out free USBs, selling discounted external harddrives, and giving away two 1TB external harddrives and a Logitech MX master wireless mouse.
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