UNC’s Information Technology Services (ITS) Software Acquisition office offers online, technical training opportunities for faculty and staff members. Both can be accessed through LearnIT Online, a repository of links to online learning for the majority of licensed software available from ITS. Some of resources available there are internal to UNC, while others link directly to software vendors’ websites.
Two resources that may be of particular interest are:
Microsoft IT Academy: This is an e-learning site that provides more than 2,000 online courses, including training in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other components of the Microsoft Office suite, as well as more advanced courses aimed at IT professionals. The courses are broken down into 13 libraries, based on the different product families that Microsoft offers (e.g., Office 2010 or Windows Client). An Onyen username and a password will be necessary to access the library, and a specialized access code is required for each of the 13 libraries.
Lynda.com: This is a licensed, online, video-based training library that has more than 1,900 software, career-development, and technology training titles that faculty and staff members 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 modules on products and features by Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Blackboard, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, SPSS Statistics, and Twitter, as well as on HTML coding, open-source software, and many other topics. Users will be able to learn about the latest tools and techniques in business, social media, digital media, design, and development.
For more information or to access all of the online, technical training available from ITS, visit the LearnIT Online site today!