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Online Technical Training

August 28, 2013 | In Other Departments, Training

OHR/Training & Talent Development regularly receives questions about technical training opportunities for University employees. Therefore, we wanted to make all employees aware of two new online technical training opportunities now provided by Information Technology Services (ITS)

Lynda.com is a licensed online video-training library that has more than 1,900 software, career development, and technology training titles that faculty and staff can access from anywhere using an internet browser and Onyen login. Lynda’s video courses are taught by industry experts, working professionals, and veteran teachers. The library features software from Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Blackboard, Facebook, Google, HTML, Microsoft, Open Source, SPSS, Twitter and many more that allow users to learn the latest tools and techniques in business, social media, digital media, design and development. There are both technical and business skills courses in the library, so we invite you to take a look. More information and links are available at the link below.

In addition, earlier this year, ITS announced access to the Microsoft IT Academy, an e-learning site that provides over 2000 online courses. Courses include online training on Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other parts of the Microsoft Office suite, as well as more specific courses aimed at IT professionals. The courses are broken down into 13 libraries based on the different product families that Microsoft offers (i.e. Office 2010 or Windows Client). An Onyen and password are necessary to access the library, and a specialized access code is required for each of the 13 libraries.

Both of these are available through the LearnIT site, which also offers specific online learning options for many of the software packages licensed by the University.