Workshops

Sign up information and descriptions for each workshop are shown below.

Date Time Location & Name of Workshop
February 22, 2022 2:00pm Formatting Your ETD & OhioLINK (Zoom)
February 23, 2022 2:00pm Making Your Document Accessible & Acrobat Pro Requirements (Zoom)
March 1, 2022 11:30am Formatting Your ETD & OhioLINK (Zoom)
March 2, 2022 11:00am Preserving Your Intellectual Property Rights (Patents & Copyrights) (Zoom)
March 3, 2022 11:30am Making Your Document Accessible & Acrobat Pro Requirements (Zoom)
March 17, 2022 9:30am Formatting Your ETD & OhioLINK (In Person at Tech Bldg 247D)
March 18, 2022 9:30am Making Your Document Accessible & Acrobat Pro Requirements (In Person at Tech Bldg 247D)
March 21, 2022 3:30pm Formatting Your ETD & OhioLINK (Zoom)
March 22, 2022 3:30pm Making Your Document Accessible & Acrobat Pro Requirements (Zoom)

To sign up for a workshop, please e-mail etd@bgsu.edu or call 419-372-9888.  You will receive a confirmation e-mail and a meeting invite with a link to the workshop.  If the workshop has handouts, those will be attached to the meeting invite.   

ETD Formatting workshop includes

  • Review of where to find items on the Graduate College Theses and Dissertations website
  • Review of the handbook
  • How to use the required templates
  • Submission to OhioLINK
    • Delays in Publication (Embargo)
    • ProQuest

Accessibility & Acrobat Pro workshop includes

  • Using the required template and how headings are already set to be accessible
  • Making figures and tables accessible in Microsoft Word
  • Making titles, figures, tables, etc. accessible in Acrobat Professional
    • Checking the color contrast
    • Checking the reading order
  • Information on how to create alternate text for figures (do not use the same text you use in the figure's title)
  •  Converting your document to PDF from Word
    • Combining documents
    • Creating bookmarks
    •  Filling in the Document Properties
      • This sets the title and the language for accessibility purposes
    • Embedding fonts

If you are using LaTeX, you will need to use Acrobat Professional to make your document accessible.  This is not a part of the template you currently use.