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ITS Tutorials: ATS Tech Boot Camp

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. (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.


ATS Tech Boot Camp

Introductory Instructional Technology

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

Whether you're a new or a seasoned pro you'll likely benefit from our annual ATS Boot Camp -- a two-day drop-in extravaganza!

Simply stop by on the day/time that works for you:

August 31 from 9am - 4pm
Room 155
9:00am - 12:00pm Drop-In Session
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Blackboard Essentials Training (please register on the Training Calendar)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (Bring your own)
1:00pm - 4:00pm Drop-In Session

September 1 from 9am - 4pm
Room 155
9:00am - 12:00pm Drop-In Session
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (Bring your own)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Blackboard Grade Center Training (please register on the Training Calendar)
1:00pm - 4:00pm Drop-In Session

BOOT CAMP training includes the following topics:

The Classroom Technologies:

Document Camera
Dual-Boot Mac/PC basics

Platforms and Software:

MS Office
Plagiarism Detection: SafeAssign & TurnItIn

Collaboration Solutions:

Adobe Connect Pro
Podcasting and iTunes U

Individual Consultation:

Technology consultation
Best practices of academic technology
Student Technology Assistant Program


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • MySanDiego Account and Password

Tutorial documents:

We are not offering “ATS Tech Boot Camp” any more times this semester.

Past courses this semester

We’ve offered ATS Tech Boot Camp two earlier times this semester.

  • Tuesday, September 1 with Rebecca Alenazi, Emily Booth, Cyd Burrows and Allison Czapracki
  • Monday, August 31 with Rebecca Alenazi, Emily Booth, Cyd Burrows and Allison Czapracki


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