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Welcome to the USD Information Technologies Tutorials site.

All workshops continue to be offered at no charge to students, faculty, and staff at USD. So take advantage and register for the training you want today.

Thirty (30) minute Blackboard Bit training is designed to provide Faculty with quick valuable information to apply the same day! Check the calendar and register for Blackboard Bit courses. You'll be glad you did!

Request a Customized Departmental Training
Tell us about your specific departmental needs for a group training. You handle booking the campus location and we identify and provide a qualified trainer for your chosen training topic. Perfect for 8 or more that need a tailored solution.

Request an Individual On-Demand Training
Best for a specific consult on a task or workflow you, as an individual need to accomplish. Choose from our limited list of topics offered and we will pair you with a training solution that fits your needs.

Lynda.com (Request a 2 Week Trial Account)
USD has partnered with Lynda.com to provide on-demand software training to faculty and staff. The Lynda.com training library offers nearly 110,000 tutorials on leading software topics like Microsoft Office, SPSS, Adobe Creative Suite, Blackboard, audio and video editing applications, and many more. These high-quality tutorials are taught by industry experts and available 24/7 for convenient, self-paced learning.

Featured self-paced training: Adobe |  Microsoft Office EndNote | Qualtrics | Turnitin | MATLAB and Simulink

Faculty Events: Visit the Instructional Technology site for information about other technology events.

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We are planning for 2015 already and want to know what you think about our workshop offerings. Please take time to share your feedback with us.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop for which you have registered, we do appreciate you taking the time to cancel. Frequently, instructors will prepare hand-outs and cancelling will help save valuable energy and resources.

 

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  • ATS Tech Boot Camp

    Introductory Instructional Technology

    Two classes: Aug. 31 at 9 a.m.; or Sept. 1 at 9 a.m.

    Want to try something new in your classroom? Are you ready to take on a new tool or approach to teaching and learning?

  • Blackboard Training

    Blackboard - Digital Badges

    Intermediate Blackboard Training

    Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m.

    Instructors can motivate their students and indicate accomplishments by using Digital Badges. In this training you will learn about Digital Badges and the learning theories associated with them, how others are using them in academia and here at USD, and what tools are available to create them.

  • Blackboard Training

    Blackboard Bit - Chunking Course Content

    Introductory Blackboard Training

    Two classes: Oct. 6 at 10 a.m.; or Oct. 8 at 1 p.m.

    What is Chunking? Chunking is a way to break down information to be more retainable to students.

  • Blackboard Training

    Blackboard Bit: Achievements

    Introductory Blackboard Training

    Two classes: Dec. 1 at 10 a.m.; or Dec. 3 at 1 p.m.

    Instructors can motivate their students and indicate accomplishments by using digital badges. Learn how to create these achievements and badges using Blackboard.

  • Blackboard Training

    Blackboard Bit: Apps for Education

    Introductory Blackboard Training

    Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.

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  • Blackboard Training

    Blackboard Bit: Collaborate

    Intermediate Blackboard Training

    Two classes: Oct. 20 at 10 a.m.; or Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.

    Have you ever wanted to hold office hours or a class from your couch? Blackboard collaborate allows you to do just that with synchronous communication. Learn the basics and get your class up and running online in no time!

  • Blackboard Training

    Blackboard Bit: Creating Assignments

    Introductory Blackboard Training

    Two classes: Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.; or Sept. 24 at 1 p.m.

    Learn how to create and grade Blackboard assignments and get introduced to Blackboard’s integrated plagiarism detection tool SafeAssign. Explore new features added to Blackboard such as using delegated and anonymous grading for assignments.

  • Blackboard Training

    Blackboard Bit: Developing Tests

    Intermediate Blackboard Training

    Two classes: Nov. 3 at 10 a.m.; or Nov. 5 at 1 p.m.

    Learn the secrets and the basics of creating tests in Blackboard including development and deployment.

  • Blackboard Training

    Blackboard Bit: Embedding Content

    Intermediate Blackboard Training

    Two classes: Oct. 13 at 10 a.m.; or Oct. 15 at 1 p.m.

    Learn how to make your content more visually appealing by embedding it into Blackboard! Forget about hyperlinks and learn how to embed YouTube videos, Twitter Feeds, and more!

  • Blackboard Training

    Blackboard Bit: Visual Design

    Intermediate Blackboard Training

    Two classes: Nov. 10 at 10 a.m.; or Nov. 12 at 1 p.m.

    Want a more visually appealing Blackboard course? Learn how to customize navigation, colors selections, and more during this Blackboard Bit!

  • Blackboard Training

    Blackboard What's New?

    Introductory Blackboard Training

    Two classes: Sept. 3 at 1 p.m.; or Sept. 9 at 10 a.m.

    The enhanced Blackboard updates deliver exciting innovations as well as deep improvements to core capabilities, resulting in a simpler teaching and learning experience that engages learners and makes everyone's life easier.

  • Blackboard Training

    Blackboard: Essentials

    Introductory Blackboard Training

    12 classes: Aug. 6 at 10 a.m.; Aug. 11 at 10 a.m.; Aug. 17 at 10 a.m.; Aug. 26 at 10 a.m.; Aug. 31 at 10 a.m.; Sept. 8 at 10 a.m.; Sept. 10 at 2 p.m.; Sept. 23 at 10 a.m.; Oct. 14 at 1 p.m.; Oct. 27 at 10 a.m.; Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.; or Dec. 17 at 1 p.m.

    This course is designed to give faculty, staff, and teaching assistants the foundation to build a Blackboard course or organization. It is a prerequisite before having a course activated in Blackboard.

  • Blackboard Training

    Blackboard: Grade Center

    Introductory Blackboard Training

    Four classes: Aug. 27 at 10 a.m.; Sept. 1 at 1 p.m.; Nov. 11 at 10 a.m.; or Dec. 10 at 1 p.m.

    Prerequisite: Before you attend this training, please have completed either Blackboard Essentials or have the ability to demonstrate proficiency with basic Blackboard components.

  • Cascade Server: Managing USD Website Content

    Introductory Web Development

    Four classes: Aug. 21 at 9 a.m.; Sept. 15 at 9 a.m.; Oct. 27 at 9 a.m.; or Dec. 2 at 9 a.m.

    Cascade Server is the web content management solution (CMS) for the USD website. Learn the specifics of using Cascade Server to edit and manage content on your academic or departmental website here at the university.

  • Keyboarding: Speed & Accuracy

    Intermediate Miscelleneous

    Two classes: Sept. 22 at 9:30 a.m.; or Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.

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  • Learn@Lunch - Turnitin

    Intermediate Plagarism Detection

    Oct. 1 at 12:45 p.m.

    An expert trainer from Turnitin will conduct a live training session on the use of Turnitin, covering everything from assignment set-up through the use of the originality checking, peer review, and grading tools to evaluate student work, via Turnitin.com and Blackboard. (click "CHOOSE WORKSHOP" to read more)

  • Learn@Lunch: Curatr

    Introductory Miscelleneous

    Oct. 29 at 12:45 p.m.

    Looking for a new way to present materials? Try your hands using Curatr, an online presentation tool using digital curation, gamification, and social learning! Professor Simon Croom will show best practices and how he used this tool to teach a popular MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).

  • Learn@Lunch: Using Video for Student Communication

    Introductory Learn at Lunch Series

    Nov. 19 at 12:45 p.m.

    Scott Lundergan, Digital Media/Video Production Specialist, will provide an overview of how to communicate with your students using video tools:

  • Microsoft Excel Advanced I - 2013 - PC

    Advanced Microsoft Office

    Two classes: Aug. 20 at 10 a.m.; or Nov. 4 at 9:30 a.m.

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  • Microsoft Excel Advanced II - 2013 - PC

    Advanced Microsoft Office

    Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m.

    Designed For: Those who have completed Excel Intermediate II and have professional practical experience with formulas This course is designed for the PC.

  • Microsoft Excel Fundamentals 1 - 2013 - PC

    Introductory Microsoft Office

    Sept. 9 at 9:30 a.m.

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  • Microsoft Excel Fundamentals II - 2013 - PC

    Introductory Microsoft Office

    Sept. 16 at 9:30 a.m.

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  • Microsoft Excel Intermediate I - 2013 - PC

    Intermediate Microsoft Office

    Oct. 7 at 9:30 a.m.

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  • Microsoft Excel Intermediate II - 2013 - PC

    Intermediate Microsoft Office

    Two classes: Aug. 6 at 10 a.m.; or Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m.

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  • Microsoft Excel Intermediate III - 2013 - PC

    Intermediate Microsoft Office

    Two classes: Aug. 14 at 10 a.m.; or Oct. 28 at 9:30 a.m.

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  • Microsoft OneNote - 2013 - PC

    Intermediate Microsoft Office

    Three classes: Aug. 18 at 9:30 a.m.; Sept. 15 at 9:30 a.m.; or Nov. 12 at 1:30 p.m.

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  • Microsoft Outlook Productivity Feat 1 - 2013 - PC

    Intermediate Microsoft Office

    Aug. 12 at 1:30 p.m.

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  • Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced - 2013 - PC

    Advanced Microsoft Office

    Two classes: Aug. 5 at 9:30 a.m.; or Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m.

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  • Microsoft PowerPoint Fundamentals - 2013 - PC

    Introductory Microsoft Office

    Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m.

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  • Microsoft PowerPoint Intermediate - 2013 - PC

    Intermediate Microsoft Office

    Oct. 20 at 9:30 a.m.

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  • Microsoft Word 2013 - PC - Fillable Forms

    Intermediate Microsoft Office

    Two classes: Aug. 13 at 10 a.m.; or Dec. 9 at 9:30 a.m.

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  • Microsoft Word 2013 - PC - Track Changes

    Intermediate Microsoft Office

    Two classes: Aug. 19 at 1:30 a.m.; or Dec. 16 at 9:30 a.m.

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  • MS Publisher - 2013 - PC

    Introductory Microsoft Office

    Sept. 24 at 9:30 a.m.

    Learn how to use Publisher to create digital publications, such as flyers, newsletters (with auto text flow), certificates, greeting cards, brochures and more! Learn why Publisher is easier to use than Word! This is the only class needed to become a fluent publications designer!

  • Qualtrics Survey Software

    Intermediate Survey Tool

    Sept. 8 at 10 a.m.

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  • Social Media in Education & Marketing

    Intermediate Social Media

    Three classes: Aug. 28 at 10 a.m.; Sept. 17 at 1 p.m.; or Dec. 15 at 10 a.m.

    Social media is sweeping the way the world communicates and your classroom or organization should not miss out! Learn about the three most popular social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Take a tour of these sites and examine how they can be used to increase collaboration in the classroom. In addition, learn marketing techniques to increase interest in your campus organization. Don’t forget to tweet the iTeam at #USDiTeam!

  • Blackboard Training

    Turnitin

    Introductory Blackboard Training

    Dec. 8 at 10 a.m.

    This session will involve a webinar that will provide you an opportunity to learn about Turnitin's new building block, including Peermark, a peer assessment tool, and other new features you'll find very useful!

  • Word 2013 - PC Mail Merge

    Intermediate Microsoft Office

    Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.

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