IT training is a great way to enhance your existing skills and find ways to work more efficiently. Depending on your learning style you may wish to attend classroom-based courses, or prefer to learn online with tutorials or webinars.
At Leeds University, three of the main providers of IT training are:
- The IT Training Unit - Microsoft Office, researcher courses (see below for more information).
- Staff Departmental Development Unit (SDDU) - VLE, Lecture capture, learning & teaching tools.
- Skills@Library - Endnote, Searching the catalogue, academic skills training.
- Researcher@Library - Research data, Bibliometrics.
Most courses available to staff are listed in the Training Catalogue which can be found at www.leeds.ac.uk/staffdevelopment.
IT Training Unit
The IT Training Unit service offers a wide range of courses to suit a variety of needs. Whether you are new to computing, looking to expand your knowledge or simply want to update your computing skills, the IT Training Unit should be your first stop. Here's an overview.
Microsoft Office courses
Core Software application training is delivered by the IT Training Unit. This includes MS Office applications Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
Further information and a full list of the training courses available to you can be found at: http://it.leeds.ac.uk/training. Alternatively, please contact 0113 34 35417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The IT Training Unit run a mailing list so staff can be kept informed of new courses, events and last minute availability. Details of how to join can be found on the website.
Microsoft E- Learning
The IT Training Unit also offer a range of free online courses through the Microsoft Imagine Academy (formerly Microsoft IT Academy), including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook), and Visio. Microsoft E-Learning allows you to learn at your own pace, on your own time, with a flexible, interactive and engaging online experience. You can find out how to register for e-learning by visiting http://it.leeds.ac.uk/training.
Microsoft Office Specialist Exams
You can become a Microsoft Office Specialist or a Microsoft Technology Associate in the IT Training Unit. Find out more about them, the training available and how to book an exam from the website http://it.leeds.ac.uk/info/111/microsoft_qualifications.
Courses for Research Staff
Courses for research staff and research post graduate students are available in NVivo, SPSS, Programming, mapping software and more. http://it.leeds.ac.uk/training.