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STS: InDesign

Thursday, July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Attending STS Sessions Online

All Software Training for Students workshops sessions are currently being delivered virtually via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and can be accessed from within the STS Canvas course.

Blackboard recommends using Google Chrome as your web browser when accessing Collaborate Ultra.

To attend the workshops, do the following:

  1. Enroll in the STS Canvas Course (if you are not already enrolled)
  2. After enrolling, click the link to our BB Collaborate Ultra page
  3. Find the name of the workshop you'd like to attend and click the Join Session button.
  4. Recommended: Download the class files for the session by finding the corresponding workshop manual in the Modules section of the course.

IMPORTANT: InDesign is free for all UW-Madison students to download until August 20, 2020. Instructions on how to do so can be found here. After August 20, 2020, students can download a free 7-day trial for any Adobe CC product from the Adobe website with a non-school email address. We suggest you download the software a day before the workshop.

As one of the flagship programs of the modern publishing industry, Adobe InDesign is used for all kinds of print and digital publications. From student org brochures and departmental newsletters to professional magazines and newspapers, InDesign is the tool of choice when it comes to laying out and publishing documents.

In this workshop, students will learn how to set up projects in the InDesign workspace, incorporate external text and images, add styling to type and graphics, and export projects for publishing.

Workshop Manual and Class Files:

Training Manual


Anyone interested in learning to design and publish documents for print or digital media.


Basic computing skills.

Note: Software Training for Students services are only available to currently registered undergraduate or graduate students of UW-Madison. Faculty, staff and former students are not eligible to attend our training workshops or consultations.


Thursday, July 30
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Primary Trainer
Xinyi Li
Xijia Yun
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