Technology Services is committed to helping people better understand how to use technology for whatever project they may be working on. To that end, we offer a wide variety of training opportunities:
FAST3 provides opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community to acquire technology skills and knowledge through scheduled classes or custom one-on-on training, featuring hands-on exercises and trainers with real-world experience. Training is offered on a variety of software programs such as Lync, Microsoft Office Products, Sharepoint Designer, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and many more.
Online Training from Lynda.com
The University of Illinois provides free access to Lynda.com for faculty, staff and students. Lynda.com is widely recognized as an industry leader in online learning, and their library of online tutorials contains over 1,200 courses and 73,000 tutorials organized by subject, software and instructors. Topics covered include how to use major software suites (Microsoft Office, Adobe, Google Apps), as well as courses in web publishing, analytics, video editing, audio editing, professional skills development, creativity, and a variety of other topics. By using their University of Illinois NetID, students, faculty and staff will get free access to the full library of Lynda.com content.
Classroom Technology Training
Technology Services provides individual, in-person training on using the equipment provided in many technology-enhanced classrooms. Training is brief (generally twenty minutes in length), and covers how to use computers (installed PCs and laptops, tablets, and other devices), projectors, and document cameras to present information.
Technology Services creates walk-through videos that explain step-by-step how to accomplish specific tasks such as setting up your email on a smartphone, connecting to the campus wireless network, and claiming your NetID.