IT training for faculty and staff

Last updated October 12, 2022

Faculty and staff have access to a variety of free and affordable IT classes and tutorials.

Within our community, we are happy to provide new experiences and opportunities for training and service offerings.

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Learn@UW training | Partner organizations | Web conferencing platforms | Additional resources

The primary purpose of the University of Wisconsin–Madison is to provide a learning environment in which faculty, staff and students can discover, examine critically, preserve and transmit the knowledge, wisdom and values that will help ensure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all.

UW–Madison Mission

Learn@UW training

The Learn@UW suite includes learning technologies such as Canvas, Kaltura MediaSpace, HelioCampusAC and Top Hat. For both novice and advanced users of the Learn@UW suite of learning technologies, the Learn@UW–‍Madison team offers a variety of training opportunities. As new tools and features are added regularly, the team continues to expand training opportunities to best fit the needs of the university.

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Partner organizations

UW has partnered with the following organizations to offer free or discounted training for UW staff and faculty.

LinkedIn Learning

Free online self-study software
tutorials available 24/7.

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online training

New Horizons

Discounted face‑to‑face computer
application and software classes.

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face‑to‑face classes

Web conferencing platforms

Explore training opportunities through our web-conferencing platforms. Available for free to UW–Madison faculty and staff.

All platforms

The web-conferencing platforms are available for free to UW–Madison faculty and staff. These platforms typically offer training through their websites.

Platforms simplified

There are several web conferencing tools available. Determine which conferencing tool is best for you with this simplified comparison chart.

Web conferencing platforms
tools simplified comparison chart

Additional resources

UW offers many additional learning opportunities in IT and non-IT subjects.

AANTS online training

Authorized Agent Network Tool Suitesoftware (AANTS) manages network services. Learn about cable management and processes.

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Leadership development

Designed to help develop leadership among faculty, staff, and specifically department chairs. Explore these resources and meet your goals.

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UW–Madison’s Educause membership gains you access to their vast career development resources. Log in and explore their resources.

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Professional development

Providing you with an opportunity to learn while working we have thousands of offerings so you can meet your learning needs and goals.

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Diversity & inclusion

Enhance our workplace by applying aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices. Available through these UW resources.

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UW IT Connects

Professional development, networking events, and programming to enable diverse opportunities for the UW IT community to engage.

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