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Online training

Free, self-paced tutorials available to students, faculty, staff.

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Training for students

Free software classes & custom training. Workshops, 1-on-1 sessions.

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Training for fac/staff

Free & affordable software training classes for faculty, staff.

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Featured Guides

Confused by all the IT requirements and choices? Consult these helpful guides to learn about options, processes, policies — all things UW–‍Madison IT.

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Accessibility and User experience

Learn how to make make your webpages and documents more usable and accessible to all.

How to host inclusive hybrid meetings

A checklist of things to consider when planning a meeting that may include in-person and virtual participants. Continue Reading How to host inclusive hybrid meetings

Content design: planning, writing and managing content

Best practices to plan, create, and manage digital content that is accessible, usable, and meet the needs of your audience at UW-Madison. Continue Reading Content design: planning, writing and managing content

Make it accessible

This guide will answer some of your questions and point you to resources for ensuring accessible IT for all at UW-Madison. Continue Reading Make it accessible

Developing accessible websites

Guidance for developers and content creators to design in conformance with web accessibility guidelines. Continue Reading Developing accessible websites

Create accessible video and audio content

Learn more about when and how to make video and audio content accessible with captions, transcripts, and audio descriptions. Continue Reading Create accessible video and audio content

Create accessible documents

Follow these basic steps to increase the accessibility of your Word, PowerPoint, and PDF documents. Continue Reading Create accessible documents

What is accessible technology?

Learn what makes webpages accessible and how to get help with yours. Continue Reading What is accessible technology?

 

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Administrative & Business

Guides about topics such as purchasing, policy and business processes.

End of life software/products

Learn what happens when a product reaches its "end of life" and what you need to do when the version of the Windows operating system you're using reaches its end of life. Continue Reading End of life software/products

Tech Purchasing Guide

DoIT is implementing several significant changes, including closing the DoIT Tech Store and shifting how we provide Help Desk and repair services. Understand better how to navigate this transition. Continue Reading Tech Purchasing Guide

DoIT payment options

There are several payment options when making purchases from DoIT. This guide will walk you through those options for both departmental and personal purchases. Continue Reading DoIT payment options

Handling sensitive university data

In your work you will likely come into contact with many types of information or data, some of which may be sensitive or restricted. Learn your responsibilities for handling this sensitive information. Continue Reading Handling sensitive university data

 

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Communication & Collaboration

Learn about resources and IT services that facilitate institutional communication and collaboration needs.

UW–Madison Zoom 101: Tips & Training

Basic instructions and resources for getting started with Zoom virtual classrooms and meetings. Continue Reading UW–Madison Zoom 101: Tips & Training

Web conferencing tools simplified

There are several web conferencing tools available to UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students. This document can help you determine which conferencing tool is best for you. Continue Reading Web conferencing tools simplified

Reconfigure Office 365 email settings

Microsoft announced an upcoming security update that requires all Office 365 users to reconfigure their email logins on their various devices, a change that affects about 15% of UW—Madison email users. Continue Reading Reconfigure Office 365 email settings

Getting started: Webex App

Follow these steps to get started with Webex Teams. Continue Reading Getting started: Webex App

Getting started: Webex Meetings

Follow these steps to get started with Webex Meetings. Continue Reading Getting started: Webex Meetings

Resource guide for new IT staff

The University of Wisconsin‑Madison is committed to supporting new employees in successfully transitioning to our workplace. Here are some resources that will help. Continue Reading Resource guide for new IT staff

Getting started with email and calendar

Office 365 is UW-Madison's central email and calendaring service, providing free @wisc.edu email addresses to faculty, staff and students. Learn about how to use Office 365 here. Continue Reading Getting started with email and calendar

Getting started with tech for faculty & staff

A robust array of IT services is available to UW-Madison faculty and staff. Follow these steps to get started using your technology on campus. Continue Reading Getting started with tech for faculty & staff

 

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Computers & Equipment

Learn what computers & equipment you need and how to purchase them

Computers & equipment for students: What do I need?

Here is a list of essential and recommended technology you'll want to have during your learning, whether virtual or on campus. Continue Reading Computers & equipment for students: What do I need?

Tech for new students: Where do I start?

We're here to help you with technology so that you can get the most out of your time on campus. Get free technology consulting and hands-on support when something goes wrong. Continue Reading Tech for new students: Where do I start?

Tech Purchasing Guide

DoIT is implementing several significant changes, including closing the DoIT Tech Store and shifting how we provide Help Desk and repair services. Understand better how to navigate this transition. Continue Reading Tech Purchasing Guide

 

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Cybersecurity

Guides on Cybersecurity topics including security, data integrity, and compliance for institutional activities.

Securing your mobile device

iPhone? Android? Windows? Regardless of which kind of mobile device you carry, thieves want it and hackers want what's on it. Here are some steps to make sure that your mobile device and everything that's on it stays safe. Continue Reading Securing your mobile device

5 steps for securing your computer

Five simple steps for securing your computer, to help you succeed at UW-Madison. Continue Reading 5 steps for securing your computer

Tech for new students: Where do I start?

We're here to help you with technology so that you can get the most out of your time on campus. Get free technology consulting and hands-on support when something goes wrong. Continue Reading Tech for new students: Where do I start?

Prove It’s You! multi-factor authentication for students

Protect your UW–Madison account with multi-factor authentication. Follow these steps to get started. Continue Reading Prove It’s You! multi-factor authentication for students

Getting started: multi-factor authentication for faculty & staff

Protect your UW–Madison account with multi-factor authentication. Follow these steps to get started. Continue Reading Getting started: multi-factor authentication for faculty & staff

Resource guide for new IT staff

The University of Wisconsin‑Madison is committed to supporting new employees in successfully transitioning to our workplace. Here are some resources that will help. Continue Reading Resource guide for new IT staff

Safe computing when traveling abroad

Is there a trip abroad in your future? Read this to find out while preparing to leave, when out of the country and upon your return how to keep your accounts, devices and data safe. Continue Reading Safe computing when traveling abroad

Scams to avoid: protecting your online identity

This guide will help you protect your online identity by teaching you how to recognize and avoid phishing attacks and online scams. Continue Reading Scams to avoid: protecting your online identity

Getting started with tech for faculty & staff

A robust array of IT services is available to UW-Madison faculty and staff. Follow these steps to get started using your technology on campus. Continue Reading Getting started with tech for faculty & staff

Four ways to practice cybersecurity

The Office of Cybersecurity has developed four information technology security principles. These principles are to assist the campus community with how to securely manage information and other assets. Continue Reading Four ways to practice cybersecurity

How to select, manage & protect your passwords

Hackers have dozens of tools at their disposal for cracking passwords. Simple passwords can be cracked in matter of seconds. Learn how to create strong passwords in this guide. Continue Reading How to select, manage & protect your passwords

How to securely connect to the UW network

This short and effective guide gives instructions on how to use FREE campus resources to help you protect your data while on the UW network. Continue Reading How to securely connect to the UW network

Handling sensitive university data

In your work you will likely come into contact with many types of information or data, some of which may be sensitive or restricted. Learn your responsibilities for handling this sensitive information. Continue Reading Handling sensitive university data

Securing your computer

UW-Madison's Electronic Devices Policy requires all campus users to run anti-virus software, keep security patches updated and, whenever possible, maintain a dedicated firewall. This guide will help you. Continue Reading Securing your computer

 

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Remote Work and Study

Get help with the challenges of working and learning from home.

UW–Madison Zoom 101: Tips & Training

Basic instructions and resources for getting started with Zoom virtual classrooms and meetings. Continue Reading UW–Madison Zoom 101: Tips & Training

How to manage slower internet & low bandwidth

Here is a list of essential and recommended technology you'll want to have during your learning, whether virtual or on campus. Continue Reading How to manage slower internet & low bandwidth

Web conferencing tools simplified

There are several web conferencing tools available to UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students. This document can help you determine which conferencing tool is best for you. Continue Reading Web conferencing tools simplified

Learning online: Technology tips & tools

Most UW–Madison resources are easily accessible with an internet connection, but others require some setup. Understand what you'll need to do to access IT resources for learning remotely. Continue Reading Learning online: Technology tips & tools

Technology for working remotely

Most UW–Madison resources are easily accessible with an internet connection, but others require some setup. Understand what you'll need to do to access IT resources. Continue Reading Technology for working remotely

How to securely connect to the UW network

This short and effective guide gives instructions on how to use FREE campus resources to help you protect your data while on the UW network. Continue Reading How to securely connect to the UW network

 

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Research

Get started using instructional technology and tools that support teaching and learning.

Safer Badgers Guide

Safer Badgers is the official COVID-‍19 app for UW‍–‍Madison. This page will guide you through getting started with the app, using it, solving problems that may arise and getting help. Continue Reading Safer Badgers Guide

Getting started with tech for researchers

UW-Madison ranks as one of the most prolific research universities in the world. This guide is a high level overview of the technologies provided by UW-Madison that may help you with your research. Continue Reading Getting started with tech for researchers

 

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Software

How to find, use and procure software

UW–Madison Zoom 101: Tips & Training

Basic instructions and resources for getting started with Zoom virtual classrooms and meetings. Continue Reading UW–Madison Zoom 101: Tips & Training

Reconfigure Office 365 email settings

Microsoft announced an upcoming security update that requires all Office 365 users to reconfigure their email logins on their various devices, a change that affects about 15% of UW—Madison email users. Continue Reading Reconfigure Office 365 email settings

Tech for new students: Where do I start?

We're here to help you with technology so that you can get the most out of your time on campus. Get free technology consulting and hands-on support when something goes wrong. Continue Reading Tech for new students: Where do I start?

End of life software/products

Learn what happens when a product reaches its "end of life" and what you need to do when the version of the Windows operating system you're using reaches its end of life. Continue Reading End of life software/products

Tech Purchasing Guide

DoIT is implementing several significant changes, including closing the DoIT Tech Store and shifting how we provide Help Desk and repair services. Understand better how to navigate this transition. Continue Reading Tech Purchasing Guide

Getting started with email and calendar

Office 365 is UW-Madison's central email and calendaring service, providing free @wisc.edu email addresses to faculty, staff and students. Learn about how to use Office 365 here. Continue Reading Getting started with email and calendar

Getting started with tech for faculty & staff

A robust array of IT services is available to UW-Madison faculty and staff. Follow these steps to get started using your technology on campus. Continue Reading Getting started with tech for faculty & staff

 

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Teaching & Learning

Get started using instructional technology and tools that support teaching and learning.

UW–Madison Zoom 101: Tips & Training

Basic instructions and resources for getting started with Zoom virtual classrooms and meetings. Continue Reading UW–Madison Zoom 101: Tips & Training

IT training for faculty and staff

Faculty and staff have access to a variety of free and affordable IT classes and tutorials. This guide will help you find training options right for you. Continue Reading IT training for faculty and staff

Tech for new students: Where do I start?

We're here to help you with technology so that you can get the most out of your time on campus. Get free technology consulting and hands-on support when something goes wrong. Continue Reading Tech for new students: Where do I start?

Teaching with technology

UW‑Madison has a rich history of transforming teaching and learning through the use of technology. Discover the resources, services and terms needed to navigate the robust UW‑Madison learning technology ecosystem. Continue Reading Teaching with technology

 

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