Self-Directed Courses

The following courses are available as self-directed tutorials, which can be completed at your convenience. If you require additional assistance, you may also make an appointment with a librarian to receive more in-depth instruction on any of these topics.

Blackboard Collaborate
Easily produce online learning sessions for small or large groups, including the ability to elicite active feedback from participants and record sessions to share with those unable to attend the live session.
Self-Directed Tutorial
Excel: Basics
Learn how to create a spreadsheet, enter data and formulas, and manipulate cells. Knowledge of Windows required!
Self-Directed Tutorial
Excel: Intermediate
This session will cover the use of dynamic formatting elements in an Excel spreadsheet - this includes advanced formulas and the use of "IF" logic statements to create adaptive spreadsheets. Moderate experience with Excel or completion of the "Excel: Basic" class is required.
Self-Directed Tutorial
Excel: Graphing
Discuss the use of graphs and practice creating graphs in Excel. Knowledge of Windows and Excel required!
Self-Directed Tutorial
Camtasia: Basics
An introduction to creating screencast videos using the Camtasia software. Learn to make computer screen capture video tutorials using Camtasia. With Camtasia, you can record your screen and create an accompanying audio track - it works for websites, PowerPoint presentations, or any software/application you have on your computer.
Self-Directed Tutorial
Camtasia: Editing
Learn how you can edit your Camtasia screencast videos to correct errors and enhance your content.
Self-Directed Tutorial
Camtasia: Quizzes
Learn how to integrate quizzes to add an interactive component to your Camtasia presentations.
Self-Directed Tutorial

Current Events Schedule

May 2017

Updates in Scholarly Communications: Publishing, Impact, and Visibility - Establishing Your Scholarly Web Presence

This program will be a hands-on session focused on learning about and signing up for various scholarly web tools. There will be a short discussion of some of these tools, their characteristics, pros, cons, etc. This will be followed by a time for attendees to sign up for and experiment with these tools.

May 3, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: Himmelfarb Library, Rm. B103


Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb - Buff & Blue Relaxation Zone

 Stress balls, coloring handouts/crayons, silly putty, nutritious snacks.

May 4, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: Himmelfarb Library, first floor

Himmelfarb Library Orientation for Physican Assistants

Library orientation for more informaton contact the library at or 202-994-2850.

May 31, 2017
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Room: Ross Hall, Rm. 201
Gisela Butera

The George Washington University