Technology Assistance in the STICC

The Student Technology Instruction & Collaboration Center (STICC), located in the Lower Level of the Library in L011, is available to help meet your software needs.

The STICC has four areas:
1. Drop-in lab – quiet computer area w/assistance, if needed
2. Collaborative work areas (reservations requested) – work in small groups on laptops connecting to a large media: scape monitor
3. Technology Workspace for Innovative Geeks (TWIG) –

Ø  a mini 3D printer (see how an “A” can be added to “STEM”)

Ø  specialized software (Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia Studio, MIT App Inventor, Audacity, Blender, GIMP2, Inkscape, Unity gaming software and Python programming language) on selected workstations.

Ø  a digital camera and green screen are also available upon request to be used and set-up for use with software to create a different background.

4. Classroom/presentation practice area (reservations requested) – this space is equipped with 12 computers and a ceiling mounted projector for class/group use as well as for students to practice a PowerPoint presentation.

The STICC has self-paced workbooks for Microsoft Office 2010 Word, PowerPoint and Excel as well as Weebly (learn to create your own website) and a guide for making an infographic using Easel.ly.  The workbooks were designed to be self-taught by giving an explanation about a feature and then an exercise on how to accomplish the task.  Marygrove now subscribes to Atomic Learning, a self-paced video tutorial website on a variety of topics, including those mentioned above, to help with your training.  There are also videos and support areas for assistance on all of these software websites.  Currently enrolled students can call 313-927-1582 to make an appointment.

STICC tab on Blackboard gives information about the area, as well as links to some helpful, introductory Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Publisher as well as Easel.ly, Weebly and Prezi links to tutorial videos.  Our most frequently requested Quick Reference Guides are also available for download there:

MS PowerPoint 2010 – Creating a Presentation
MS Excel 2010 – Creating a Column/Pie Chart
MS Word 2010 – APA guidelines & MLA guidelines

STICC hours are Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday by appointment.
With help from Work Study students, Technology Assistance is available in the Library most hours it is open.

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