A variety of training opportunities is available to students, faculty and staff members at the University of North Texas. The links below will take you to various websites associated with UNT computer training. Up-to-date training information can always be found in the monthly "Training" column published in Benchmarks Online.
Descriptions and types of training available follow. NOTE: You may wish to add a bookmark to this Web page now.
The Instructional Information Technology Services Division of UIT no longer offers instructor-led courses, but courses may be arranged by special request. Please contact a member of the Research and Statistical Support staff member, if you are interested in taking a course or wish to have someone offer a class for your students. Some analytics sofware, such as SPSS, SAS and Introduction to R are offered online. Make sure to visit the RSS Matters article Statistical Resources (update; version 3).
The UNT Learning Center, located in Sage Hall, Room 315, 940-369-7006, also offers statistical workshops, in a classroom setting and online. Other resources, especially for graduate students, also are available.
As part of an offering from Microsoft, you are eligible to access eLearning courses online at Microsoft.com. These courses are meant to help you keep up-to-date with the latest major software releases.
Please note that some product and language versions may not be available at the time you activate your courses. For up-to-date information on the availability of E-Learning courses, please visit http://microsoft.com/licensing.
To gain initial access to the Microsoft® E-Learning courses, please follow the steps below:
- Go to: https://onlinelearning.microsoft.com/subscriptionactivation/.
- Input your multiuse access code: Contact your Network Manager for the code (IMPORTANT: The code is case-sensitive. Be sure to include the dashes and do not enter any spaces.)
- You are prompted to sign in using a valid Windows Live™ ID. (This is the user name and password you use to access the site each time you log on.) If you already have a profile on microsoft.com, use that Windows Live ID.
- You will receive an email confirming your registration.
- From the confirmation email, click the link to complete the email confirmation and activate your courses.
- You are prompted to sign in using a valid Windows Live ID, once again.
- A confirmation page appears indicating that the access code has been accepted (or you may receive an error message if the code was not accepted).
- Click the My Learning link to see list of available courses.
- Click a course title to launch the offering. You have 12 months from the time of launch to finish that course.
Follow the instructions below to access E-Learning until you arrive on the "UNT System authenticated service Page."
To access your course at any time, please follow these steps:
- 1. Go to: https://onlinelearning.microsoft.com/.
- Click the "Sign In" button in the upper right corner of the page.
- Sign in to Windows Live using your Windows Live ID and password.
- Click the My Learning Catalog link on the left side of the page under Customer Login.
- Begin your E-Learning course.
If you have any questions regarding your access code, you may email or phone our support center. To view a list of support phone numbers, please visit https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter/ and click the Support/Feedback link.
If you experience any problems with your E-Learning training, please contact the regional support center in your region at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/support/worldsites.mspx.
We trust you will enjoy this benefit and look forward to your participation. Please note that the access code we have received from Microsoft can accommodate a limited number of users from our organization. Do not share the code with unauthorized users. This is not permitted under our license agreement with Microsoft.
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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 and Development
The Business Service Center has recently centralized their business process training for things like payroll, time and labor and travel.
The UNT Central Web Support Office provides website hosting and support services.
Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment and Redesign – CLEAR
The Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment and Redesign 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 about Blackboard, CLEAR's initiatives, and on-campus instructional events. Further information can be found here. CLEAR training includes instruction for the following topics.
- 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, CLEAR senior marketing specialist, with the name and date of the workshop selected. Please click on the link below to see the available workshops.
CLEAR also provides free access for Denton UNT faculty and staff through group subscriptions to Magna Commons, 20 Minute Mentor Commons, Distance Education Report, Online Classroom and The Teaching Professor from Magna Publications.
Ed2Go, Online Continuing Education Courses • Not for College/University Credit
Ed2Go classes are online adult and continuing education courses that are offered, for a fee, to UNT faculty, staff and students as well as the general public.
The Lifelong Learning and Professional Development Department, formerly the CALL Office, in partnership with Ed2Go, provides online learning on a variety of topics. From standardized-test preparation to database programming to training for libraries and their staff, a variety of minicourses are available through online learning.
The online minicourses, provided by Ed2Go through its website, 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, but 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.
Full- and part-time employees of UNT are required to take the information security awareness course by Aug. 31 of each 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 on the UNT campus have tutorials installed on the computers. See computerlabs.unt.edu for a list of labs and their locations. The 24 Hour Student Computing Commons 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 Information Technology 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 UNT 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. Search their website for the specific training you are interested in.
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. They have a "Tips and Tricks" page that has helpful information. You can also join their mailing list to receive their monthly newsletter, event invitations and specials.
EDUCAUSE Live! Webinars
EDUCAUSE Live! is a series of free, hour-long interactive webinars on critical information technology topics in higher education. You can register for upcoming webinars and you can find recordings of all past webinars in the EDUCAUSE Live! archives.