What is IT Training at IU? Maybe you’ve heard of us, but do you really know what we’re all about? This post answers our most frequently asked questions.
Who can attend IT Training workshops and events?
IU students, faculty, and staff can attend IT Training workshops at no cost. Faculty and staff with official retiree status may also attend free of charge. Non-IU participants can register for workshops for a nominal fee. If you’re not affiliated with IU, you must create a guest account before registering for a workshop. Paying participants receive a 10% discount when registering for all workshops in a Certificate Series at once.
What are my training options?
We offer instructor-led workshops on more than 80 beginning to advanced computing and information technology topics. You can attend in-person at IU Bloomington or IUPUI, or online anywhere you have an Internet connection. If you prefer to learn on your own, you can download our workshop materials or watch webinar and tutorial recordings. You can also take advantage of IU’s partnerships with Pluralsight, Skillsoft, and Microsoft eLearning. Find the complete list of training options here.
Can I earn a certificate from IT Training?
IT Training offers several certificate and certification options including the IT Training Certificate Series. Earning a certificate shows your boss or potential employer that you have taken steps to bolster your technology skills. Enrolling in a certificate series also helps you learn a topic in a comprehensive way.
How do I register for a workshop or Certificate Series?
You can register online for individual workshops, register online for a Certificate Series, or contact us so we can register you for the workshop or series you want.
What can I expect in an IT Training workshop?
In-person workshops happen in our IUB or IUPUI classrooms and range from 50 minutes to three hours long. As a participant, you’ll be provided with step-by-step materials and a computer. You’ll perform tasks as the instructor demonstrates. If you need help, raise your hand, and the classroom assistant will come and work with you. Don’t hesitate to ask questions! Online workshops operate on the same model. See the Preparing for IT Training online events page for hardware and software requirements and instructions.
What is the difference between an online workshop and webinar?
You’ll use your web browser to participate in both types of presentations, but there are differences. In online workshops, participants complete hands-on exercises. Webinars are usually shorter than workshops and feature demonstration and lecture only. You can ask questions and make comments in both types of presentations.
What accommodation does IT Training provide for those with accessibility issues?
All of our classrooms are accessible to persons using wheelchairs, and we can provide assistance for those with disabilities. Advance notice is important, so contact us if you have a need.
Those are just some of the things you need to know about IT Training. Comment on this post if you have a question that wasn’t addressed here.