Training

UCA’s IST division is pleased to offer specialized technology training for faculty, staff, and students of the university.

All training sessions are hosted in Burdick Hall 218 (second floor), which contains 16 computer workstations for an optimal “hands-on” training environment.

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Custom Training By Request

We can also deliver specialized training for your department, either in Burdick Hall 218 or elsewhere on UCA’s campus. These sessions must be arranged in advance with the training agenda approved by the trainer. To complete a training request, use this form. For more information or for any questions, contact Roger Gelwicks.

Available Sessions

Session Descriptions

Blackboard Basics

The Blackboard Basics session provides a primer on navigating the Blackboard LMS interface, along with best practices for course management. The session includes an overview of the menus, uploading and posting content for students, and implementing basic assignments into the course. This session is ideal for those who are brand new to Bb or simply want a refresher.


Gmail Basics

logo_gmail_128pxThe Gmail Basics session introduces Gmail’s unique features and interface. It includes how to manage your mailbox with Gmail’s unique label system. Gmail Intermediate is recommended for those who are either new to Gmail or want a refresher on the basics.


Gmail Advanced

logo_gmail_128pxThe Gmail Advanced session builds off the knowledge of the Gmail Intermediate session and provides the next step in getting the most of Gmail’s advanced features. The session covers different ways to optimize your mailbox for incoming emails, best practices for using the search bar and email sorting filters, using Google Labs, and other advanced tips and tricks.


Google Calendar

logo_calendar_128pxThe Google Calendar session provides an overview of the Calendar interface. The session will cover the process of scheduling and configuring events, as well as setting event reminders. In addition, the session will introduce the concept of appointment slots, and how to create custom calendars and share them with others.


Google Drive

logo_drive_128pxThe Google Drive session introduces Drive’s interface and features, covering the processes of uploading, storing, and organizing files, as well as sharing files with others for collaboration. The session will look at Drive’s office suite by covering Google Docs in detail, as well as the fundamentals of Sheets and Slides.