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You may have heard that IU’s contract with ends on June 30th. If you really can’t do without lynda, you can read about other ways to access the service by visiting the ‘Ways to still access lynda’ page. For those interested in other options available to the IU community, read on.

Learn on your own with our workshop materials

IU students, faculty, and staff can download PDF versions of our workshop materials for free. You can also download the accompanying exercise files for each workshop. Just visit the ‘Download Materials & Exercise Files‘ page and log in with your IU username and passphrase.

Watch IT Training recorded webinars

Check out the ‘Recorded Webinars and Tutorials’ page to find recorded sessions on topics ranging from Acrobat to WordPress. When you click a webinar link, you’ll be prompted to log-in to Connect with your IU account. You can learn more about Adobe Connect by viewing this IU Knowledge Base document.

Take a Microsoft eLearning course

Try online-based, self-paced elearning courses on Microsoft Windows, Office, Groove, InfoPath, Project, Lync, Sharepoint, and Visio. They’re free for IU students, faculty, and staff. You can even earn certificates by completing courses successfully. Learn more by visiting the ‘Microsoft eLearning Courses’ page.

Check out books and videos from Books 24×7 IT Pro

IU’s Libraries offer free access to the Books 24×7 IT Pro collection. This service, offered by Skillsoft,  offers access to online books and short videos on a wide range of desktop applications and advanced technology topics. Go to the ‘Books 24×7 IT Pro’ page to start using this resource.

Get advanced training with EdCert

EdCert, or Education Certification, is a UITS sponsored program aimed at delivering high-quality advanced technical training to departmental computing support providers, technical staff,  IU students, and faculty who teach advanced technology topics in their academic classes.  EdCert courses prepare you to take industry standard professional certification exams as well.

Try Skillsoft and Pluralsight at discounted prices

Skillsoft offers training in topics such as Information Technology, business, legal compliance and more. Courses come in video format, e-books, and mentoring. Training for industry standard certification is also available. Visit the ‘Skillsoft‘ page to learn more.

Pluralsight features training in advanced technical and creative design topics including Android, animation, Business Intelligence, 3D rendering, iOS, networking, programming, server admin, SharePoint, Tableau, video and more. Find out more on our ‘Pluralsight’ page.

Take an IT Training workshop or webinar

Don’t forget our instructor-led webinars and hands-on workshops where you can learn Microsoft Office applications, Adobe software, web development, programming, and a lot more.

Make sure to take advantage of all IT Training has to offer. Keep checking this blog for more training tips, and please do contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.

Learn how to use and Pluralsight to grow your tech skills

Join IT Training for upcoming webinars on and Pluralsight

We will be hosting back-to-back webinars September 16, educating participants about two providers of video-based technology training, and Pluralsight. Register for one or both:’s award-winning library of more than 3,000 video-based courses is available to IU students, faculty, and staff on all campuses at no cost. Courses are offered on a wide range of Office and Adobe applications, web development, design, programming, soft skills and more. Visit

Pluralsight’s huge online training library is targeted to professional developers, IT admins, and creative artists. Access is available to all members of the statewide IU community for less than 20 percent of the retail cost. Visit

Questions? Contact us at or by phone at (812) 855-7383 or (317) 274-7383.

Making the Most of Your Mobile Device

Making the most of your mobile device webinar

We recently asked our UITS colleague Michele Kelmer to present how to get up and running with these commonly used mobile apps at IU:

  • Canvas
  • Box
  • Citrix Receiver (for IUanyWare)
  • Lync 2013
  • Adobe Connect

To learn more about these apps and get step-by-step instruction on how to set each one up in iOS or Android devices, view the webinar recording, which is linked below.

*Please check the system requirements for each app to be sure your desired device and OS are compatible.

View webinar recording. View the webinar recording for “Making the Most of Your Mobile Device.”

These links were shared during the webinar for additional information:

Our thanks to Michele, IT Strategy Business Analyst with IT Community Partnerships, and Program Coordinator for UITS Student Outreach (

Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 is Here!

The Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 What's New website. Click to go!

The day we have all been waiting for has arrived!


Yesterday, Adobe started rolling out their updated version of Creative Cloud, Adobe CC 2015. This update brings with it many enhancements for the core Adobe applications. If you’re already using Creative Cloud, simply launch the Creative Cloud application (from the system tray on Windows or the notifications area on Mac) and you should be able to update any or all of the applications.

Some of my favorite updates include:

  • Artboards in Photoshop
  • Auto-save in Illustrator
  • Bootstrap and Emmet integration in Dreamweaver
  • Faster zooming and scrolling in InDesign

You can read more about the update by visiting the following resources on Adobe’s website:

If you’d rather watch a video, you can watch videos from the following playlist:

Over the next several months, IT Training staff will be busy updating our in person and online workshop materials to teach the Adobe CC 2015 applications. Check back in the fall semester to sign up for our course offerings!

Learn with

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Use lynda to learn and to teach!

All IU faculty, staff, and students can access more than 2,000 video-based courses from at no charge. UITS IT Training is co-hosting a free webinar with to help you get the most out of your experience. Learn how to bookmark your favorite courses, create playlists of courses and videos that you can share with your colleagues or students, track your progress across all courses, earn course certificates, and more.

  • What: “Personalize Your Learning with” webinarlynda_logo1Y-P_1x1
  • Where: Online via Adobe Connect
  • When: Wednesday, September 24, 1-2pm

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next.iu decision: IU chooses Canvas

To keep Oncourse, or not to keep Oncourse, that was the question…

…and now we have an answer. Over the next two years, Indiana University will be transitioning away from Oncourse as our learning management system (or LMS, for those who like acronyms and abbreviations), in favor of a new LMS called Canvas. Canvas is offered by a company named Instructure, and as we at IU start moving over, we’ll have a series on this blog detailing some of the neat new features that Canvas has to offer.

Ready to learn more about Canvas? Try these links to start with:

Perhaps some of these features will lead you to switch your course management to Canvas long before Oncourse is retired.  I know once I saw the Calendar tool, I was a huge fan. More to come!

it2go Episode 60 – LyndaCampus In-Depth

In this episode, we’re digging into the new features of LyndaCampus.

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Choosing a Video Player in lyndaCampus

If you watched the lyndaCampus information video, or attended the Personalize your Learning with Webinar, you know that you can choose your preferred video player for watching lynda content. If you’re not sure which player to use, keep reading.

There are four players available on lyndaCampus:  Flash, QuickTime Standard, QuickTime Custom, and Windows Media. You can choose a player (after you’ve logged in to lynda) by going to My Account and then Site Preferences. You’ll see a list of available players and their features. Just lick the radio button next to the player you want to use and click UpdateRead the rest of “Choosing a Video Player in lyndaCampus” »

Episode 58 – lyndaCampus is here!

In this episode, we’re making a huge announcement!

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