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ITS Tutorials

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.

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. (Request a 2 Week Trial Account)
USD has partnered with to provide on-demand software training to faculty and staff. The 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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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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  • Adobe InDesign

    Introductory Multimedia and Desktop Publishing

    May 8 at 10 a.m.

    Setting new standards for professional layout and design, Adobe® InDesign® software delivers the page layout tools you've always wanted. It integrates tightly with Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator®, and Adobe Acrobat®. In InDesign you can elaborate design tasks to a few quick steps. When you're ready to print, the results are precise and reliable.

  • Blackboard Training

    Blackboard: Essentials

    Introductory Blackboard Training

    May 13 at 10 a.m.

    This workshop 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

    May 11 at 10 a.m.

    This workshop teaches how to set up a Grade Center from scratch. Topics in this workshop include:

  • Cascade Server for ITS Only (Invitation Only)

    Introductory Web Development

    June 16 at 9 a.m.

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

  • Cascade Server: Managing USD Website Content

    Introductory Web Development

    May 12 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.

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced - 2013 - PC

    Advanced Microsoft Office

    May 13 at 1 p.m.

    Designed For:

  • Organizational Skills: Evernote, OneNote, & Apps!

    Introductory Learn at Lunch Series

    May 7 at 12:15 p.m.

    In today’s hectic world, organization is the key to success. Come learn how popular applications can help you achieve your goals to become organized. We will discuss a high-level overview of Evernote and OneNote. In addition, we will investigate other popular organizational apps you can use on the go!