There are a variety of ways to learn new software. For example, you can use the online video tutorials, attend seminars (in person or via Meeting@PennState), and use the software learning guides.
Notification of Training Opportunities
If you would like to receive periodic announcements regarding training opportunities within Penn State, please contact the Web Developer/Trainer. You will then be added to the Behrend Training Announcements listserv which is used to distribute information about ITS seminars and Meeting@PennState demos. The announcements are sent approximately twice/month via email.
Online Video Tutorials
A great resource for faculty, staff, and students are the video tutorials from Lynda.com. Penn State has a site license for these tutorials which are available at no cost to PSU faculty, staff and students. The tutorials include a wide variety of topics and can be accessed 24/7. For example, the Lynda.com has tutorials for technology and career/business skills. Faculty and staff also have access to other training which is available through the Learning Resource Network (LRN).
Faculty/Staff Seminars at Behrend
Computer training for general topics (Office, email, listservs, etc.) is provided to faculty and staff via seminars or one-on-one training. The group seminars are announced using the Behrend Employee Listserv. Requests for individual training or group seminars may be requested via the Computer Center’s IT Support Request form.
For more information about seminars or one-on-one training, contact the Web Developer/Trainer.
Seminars at University Park
ITS Training Services at University Park offers faculty, staff, and students several different avenues for training. These include video tutorials and software guides, along with seminars and webinars which are offered throughout the year. The seminars are usually held in State College and/or via Meeting@PennState. (Meeting@PennState refers to Adobe Connect, a desktop conferencing application which allows you to virtually attend or participate in seminars, meetings, etc.). Seminars may also be recorded and are archived at ITS Training Services. For the most current information regarding training opportunities or to register for ITS seminars, visit ITS Training Services.
Meeting@PennState (i.e Adobe Connect)
Meeting@PennState refers to Adobe Connect, a desktop conferencing application which allows you to virtually attend or to participate in seminars, meetings, etc. ITS Training Services provides demonstrations of how to use Adobe Connect each month. Visit Meeting@PennState for a schedule of demonstration dates or for training resources. You may also want to refer to the overview of Meeting@PennState for more information.
Software Learning Guides
Both Behrend and University Park have guides for learning various software applications. Behrend's training guides provide step-by-step instructions for learning a software application and are available for download at the Software Learning Guides web site. University Park training guides may be viewed and downloaded from the ITS Training Services web site.