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learnIT@Lunch is a new series developed by VCU Technology Services to cover technology topics in a relaxed environment. Not intended to be training, these sessions are for those that are curious about the latest technology trends and tools offered to the VCU community. Each session includes a presentation with a question and answer period at the end. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend with seating available on a first come, first served basis. Light refershments will be provided but feel free to bring you lunch as you learn about a new technology topic. All sessions begin at noon and will run for no more than one hour.

The 2010 - 2011 series will include 4 sessions on the following dates. Some session topics are yet to be announced:

September 27 - Student Commons Forum Room - VCU On The Go: There's An App For That! The current rage in mobile computing is mobile apps and VCU has you covered. We offer VCU Mobile, Blackboard Mobile Learn, and Lotus Notes Traveler for mobile devices.  Come check out the demo's and ask questions about these tools that put VCU in the palm of your hand. Free apps provided! Disclaimer: Okay, the apps are free anyway.

November 8 - Student Commons Forum Room - VCU helpIT Center: There's A Service For That! - We'll provide an overview of the support services that are available to the VCU community for technology. This includes general help via the VCU helpIT Center, computer servicetraining resources as well as research and statistical consulting. Come check out these services and you might win a new 8GB Apple iPod Nano!

January 24 - Student Commons Forum Room - Get The 411 On Your New Computer - The holidays are over and you got that shiny, new Windows 7 or Apple Mac computer. Now what to do? Come learn about as the new year gets started. We'll cover a few basic tips using Windows and the Mac along with topics such as video chatting, backups, where to get apps, where to get your machine upgrades or service, and much more. Bring your lunch and questions!

March 8 - - Student Commons Forum Room - Working Wise With Your Computer - A follow up to our 411 session in January to learn even more about your computer. We'll cover more tips for using both a Windows 7 and Mac computer along with topics such as video chatting, backups, where to get applications, and our on campus service options. As always, bring your lunch and questions!

Please contact us via email should you have any questions about these sessions.

This article was updated: 07/2/2013

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