Media Center

Training Sessions

Free training sessions are offered at the Media Center each semester. All sessions will be held in the Mac Lab (Mosher 001) from 11:30am until 12:45pm. Seminary students, faculty, staff, and spouses are welcome to attend. To reserve a seat, call (214) 887-5285, email mbly@dts.edu, or stop in at the Media Center (basement of library). Seating is limited.

Upcoming Training Sessions

Creating Bible Charts in Excel

Instructor: Coy Stark

This session is designed to take a student who has never used Excel from learning the most basic Excel functions to producing a chart that will fulfill the requirements of BE assignments here at DTS.

Session Dates Topics Covered

Wednesday January 22, 2014

Tuesday January 28, 2014

Friday February 7, 2014

  • How to begin the process of creating a chart, even before you get to Excel
  • How to create a new Excel document
  • Options for paper sizes and printing / PDF
  • How to layout and format your chart
  • Entering text
  • How to format and merge cells
  • How to add color and images
  • How to draw borders around your finished chart

Creating Bible Timelines in Prezi

Instructor: David Or

In this session, you will learn how to use Prezi (a free online presentation tool) to help you create a Bible timeline for classes such as BE103 and BE104. No prior knowledge is required to attend this session. We highly recommend this session to BE students but everyone is more than welcome to join.

Session Dates Topics Covered

Friday January 31, 2014

Thursday February 6, 2014

  • Create an account in Prezi
  • Learn how to use Prezi
  • Create a sample timeline in Prezi
  • Drawing the timeline and date markers
  • Inserting dates and other information
  • Inserting pictures or clipart
  • Printing the timeline

Making Your Own Website Using Wix

Instructor: David Or

This session will help students create their own website for personal use, freelance business, ministry portfolio, etc. No prior experience is needed. The class will use Wix (free online website designing tool) to create the website.

Session Dates Topics Covered

Friday January 24, 2014

Thursday January 30, 2014

  • Create a free website for personal use, ministry, internship portfolio, etc.
  • Learn basic website design
  • Design etiquette
  • Using WIX free templates
  • Uploading picture/video/PDF files to website
  • Adding free applications to website (help chat, appointment reservations, payment, and email service)

Turabian Style for DTS Papers

Instructor: Jeff Webster & Michelle Bly

This session is designed for students who may have never written a paper in DTS Turabian style or for students who have written papers in DTS Turabian style and who desire to learn an easier way to set up their papers.

Session Dates Topics Covered

Thursday January 23, 2014

Wednesday January 29, 2014

Tuesday February 4, 2014

  • Tools available to help with Turabian formatting
  • The proper format for various types of Turabian footnote and bibliography citations
  • The proper layout for a paper written in DTS Turabian format
  • How to use DTS’s Microsoft Word Template to format papers in proper Turabian format.
  • Use of styles and headings in the Word template
  • How to number pages properly
  • When and how to insert block quotations and how to footnote them
  • Tips and tricks for Turabian formatting

Using Zotero to Format Footnotes & Bibliographies

Instructor: Debbie Hunn

Zotero is a free bibliographic management system that helps create and manage footnotes and bibliographies. This session is designed for students who anticipate writing papers with more footnotes than they wish to type directly. Please use the Macs in the lab during this session.

Session Dates Topics Covered

Tuesday January 21, 2014

Wednesday February 5, 2014

  • Constructing Zotero records for books and articles
  • Importing records from databases
  • Creating footnotes from Zotero records
  • Editing footnotes
  • Changing footnote format
  • Creating bibliographies