A variety of training opportunities are available to students, faculty, and staff members at UNT. The links above will take you to the various Websites associated with computer training at UNT. Up-to-date training information can always be found in the monthly "Training" column published in Benchmarks Online. Descriptions of these areas and types of training available follow:
Academic Computing and User Services (ACUS) no longer offers instructor-led courses, but they may be arranged by special request. Please contact an RSS member or Claudia Lynch if you are interested in taking such a class or wish to have someone offer a class for your students. SPSS, SAS and Introduction to R are offered online. Make sure and check out the RSS Matters article Statistical Resources in the July 2012 issue of Benchmarks Online.
Microsoft E-Learning courses are available for faculty, staff, and students via our UNT System Microsoft Campus Agreement. Instructions for accessing Microsft E-Learning have recently changed.
If you are a student and/or have a my.unt.edu email account you can access courses provided under UNT's agreement with Microsoft. Faculty and staff members will be able to access these courses via their unt.edu account in August (2014), once UNT Exchange (Outlook) e-mail accounts have been migrated to Office 365. Until that time, faculty and staff members will need to login using Integrated Authentication. Either way, you will need to follow the instructions below to access E-learning until you arrive on the "UNT System authenticated service Page."
- Go to: https://onlinelearning.microsoft.com
- Click Sign In:
- Then choose:
- You will be taken to the following sign in page:
- Fill in your UNT email address on the sign in page and press the "Sign In" tab.
You will be taken to the UNT System authenticated service Page:
- To login using Integrated Authentication, click on that link and type UNT\EUID where EUID is your EUID. This should take you to the UNT courses that are available. If you are using Internet Explorer the following box will appear and you should enter your EUID where it says "Username."
- Once signed in, you should be able to access the courses that are available to the UNT community.
- You can access courses available to the general public by choosing the Microsoft Account option:
- If you do not currently have a Microsoft account (previously called a "Live ID") you can create one at Microsoft's Live Sign-up site.
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Microsoft Virtual Academy
"Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses, in 11 different languages. Our mission is to help developers, knowledgeable IT professionals and advanced students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. MVA is free of charge, and the entire service is hosted on Windows Azure." http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/
UNT System Training Resources
Visit my.unt.edu and login to access tutorials.
Microsoft Virtual Academy
- Anybody interested in growing their career can be a part of MVA.
- To sign up for MVA , on the MVA home page, MVA courses and events are free, but you need to identify yourself using a Microsoft account in order to sign up for MVA and create your MVA profile.
- There is no minimum level of technical expertise required.
Business Service Center Training & Development
UNT Central Web Support
UNT Central Web Support provides "End-User and Administrative Support for hosted general web sites, and Drupal websites for academic and administrative departments." Visit their website for "How-Tos about Everything."
CLEAR offers courses especially for Faculty Members. Please check out CLEAR's training and event calendar at http://clear.unt.edu/calendar for the latest information regarding Blackboard, CLEAR's initiatives, and on campus instructional events. Further information can be found here. CLEAR training includes:
- Turning Point
- Teaching Effectiveness
FREE Online Learning Consortium Workshops
The University of North Texas is a premium member of the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium) College Pass. To request FREE ENROLLMENT in an Online Learning Consortium workshop, please contact Amber Bryant with the name and date of the workshop selected. The available 2014 workshops are here: Online Consortium 2014 Workshops
Ed2go are courses that are offered, for a fee, to UNT faculty, staff and students as well as the general public. According to the CALL website:
CALL has partnered up to provide online learning on a variety of topics. From standardized test preparation to database programming to training for libraries and their staff, there’s a variety of areas from which to choose in online learning.
The online minicourses, provided in conjunction with Ed2go, are standardized 12-lesson modules released over a six week period. (Courses are active for eight weeks to provide some flexibility). Each module features a quiz. Lessons are instructor-led and course participants and instructor communicate through a course discussion board. Lessons can be downloaded and saved. At the end of the course there is a final quiz. A passing grade opens a window that allows students to print out a course completion certificate.
Most courses are $89, and UNT faculty, staff and students may receive a $10 discount.
Information Security Awareness
The ITSS Information Security team offers Information Security Awareness training to all UNT faculty and staff.
It is a policy requirement that ALL staff take an information security course at least once a year.
See the Virus Information Page and the Information Security Handbook -- for Faculty, Staff and Students for further information.
Student Computer Labs
Many of the General Access Labs around campus have tutorials installed on their computers. See computerlabs.unt.edu for a list of labs and their locations. The 24 Center in Willis Library, for example, has a list of Tutorials and Software Support. The Library Instructional Unit also offers workshops and training, including "tech skills" training. Visit their websites for more information:http://www.library.unt.edu/library-instruction.
Info~Tech, UNT's IT Research Partner
Info~Tech is UNT's IT research partner. UNT System, UNT, UNT Health Science Center and UNT Dallas employees have access to Info~Tech research at: www.infotech.unt.edu (click on the UNT System name to login). Your standard EUID and Password gains you access to the Info~Tech system. Please take a moment to read their terms and conditions by clicking through the agreement when you set up your profile the first time you log in.
State of Texas Department of Information Resources
Another possible source of training for staff and, perhaps, faculty members is the Texas Department of Information Resources. A look at their Education and Training website reveals some interesting possibilities.
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
New Horizins is a DIR vendor, which means that state agencies, like UNT, get special pricing for their services negotiated at the State level (click here for more information about DIR vendors). New Horizons offers courses at their own facilities in Dallas and Fort Worth, but will arrange for onsite training as well.