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Training and Workshops

We offer a variety of training opportunities for every skill level.

Faculty and Staff Training

Computer training for IU South Bend faculty and staff is available through a series of regularly scheduled Continuing Education courses and workshops. This training is provided to assist IU South Bend employees in learning the computer tools they need to perform effectively in their positions.

See the Available Topics list below. Please limit your selections to two per semester. IU South Bend faculty may attend any of the Continuing Education computer classes listed on this page. Staff will need a supervisor's signature for attendance. All faculty and staff registrations must be approved by IT.

Available Topics

(offered in several different formats)

Computers 101
Managing Files Using Windows
Microsoft Word or Word for WordPerfect Users
Excel
Access
Creating Web Pages using HTML
PowerPoint
Front Page
Adobe Acrobat

For class details, please see the current Continuing Education catalog or its Web site: LifeLong Learning. Please limit your selections to two per semester. IU South Bend faculty may attend any of the Continuing Education computer classes. Staff will need a supervisor's signature for attendance. All faculty and staff registrations must be approved by IT.

What will the classes cost me?
There is no cost to the individual faculty or staff member.

Where are the classes held?
Most classes take place in the Management Training Center, located on the lower level of the Administration Building and at the Elkhart Lifetime Learning Center.

When do I register?
Continuing Education computer classes fill quickly and often have waiting lists. Therefore, you are encouraged to register as soon as possible, ideally a minimum of one week before the start of the class.

Submit your registration form to IT for authorization at least three days before the class is scheduled. Once your class registration is authorized, IT will forward it to Continuing Education.

What if I can't attend a class after I've registered?
If you are unable to attend a class, you must notify Continuing Education at least one working day prior to the class to accommodate those who may be on the waiting list.

What if the class I want is filled?
Choose another section or place your name on Continuing Education's waiting list. If there is a cancellation, Continuing Education will notify you and give you the opportunity to enroll. If a number of people are on the wait list, Continuing Education will try to offer another section of the filled class.

How do I register?

  1. Print out and complete the registration form.
  2. Obtain the necessary supervisor approval (staff only for selected courses).
  3. Mail or fax the registration form to:

    Office of Information and Technologies
    Attention: Beverly Church, fax 520-4846, ph: 520-4471

Student Training (Startups)

Individual StartUp classes on the following topics may be arranged by appointment with at least 2 business days' notice.

Introduction to Computing / MS Word
Web Browsing
PowerPoint
Creating a Web Page
Using e-mail / newsreader
OnCourse
OneStart

To make arrangements for a StartUp, please fill out and submit the StartUp Request Form or contact the HelpDesk at 520-5555 or e-mail at sbhelp@iusb.edu . Make sure to specify which topic(s) you are interested in and what days/times you would be available to take the class(es). Please allow for an hour per class.

Computer Training Online

Whether you are an IU student, faculty member, or staff person, we have the online self-study computer resources you need. We offer hundreds of self-study IT courses. All you need is your IU user id to get started. Check it out at http://ittraining.iu.edu/online/ for more details.