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Training, Self-Help Materials, & Workshops


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Training, Self-Help Materials, & Workshops

Adobe Programs Top of Page

The Adobe Training and Certification page on the Adobe website has training options for most of their products, like Adobe Acrobat Professional and the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator).  The options are from self-paced and instructor-led courses to books and videos.  Please note that some are purchased and others are free.

Before checking outside sources for information or troubleshooting, see if the program you are working with has a help section and/or tutorials.

Atomic Learning provides online learning on Adobe products.

Chalk & Wire ePortfolio Top of Page

The Chalk & Wire Getting Started page has information on how to log into your account and how to use the various tools within their system.

Note:  At the end of the Spring 2012 semester, this system will no longer be actively used in classes but students who have purchased multiple year subscriptions will still be able to access their Chalk & Wire ePortfolio until their accounts expire.

After logging into the Chalk & Wire system, you will find Help Directories on the Services page.  Once in your ePortfolio area, you will find Get Help links in the upper right corner of most pages.

CommonSpot Top of Page

CommonSpot is the software the University uses to manage their website. Please refer to the Webmaster's Training page for information about upcoming training sessions, training guides, and web-related material.

Equipment Training Top of Page

Learn@UWSuperior Top of Page

Our Teaching and Learning Tools site has online help guides for students and instructors using Learn@UWSuperior.  We have added some basic instructor tutorials.

Currently we offer basic sessions for instructors and teaching staff on how to use the tools and features of Learn@UWSuperior.  Each session is 1 1/2 hours long with an extra 30 minutes if you want to stay and ask questions about your own courses. We limit the number of people who can attend each session to 8, please sign up ahead of time for any of the sessions you wish to attend.  Watch the Staff Digest and the Teaching & Learning Tools News & Events page for the Learn@UWSuperior training schedule for sessions on:

  • Downloading and Uploading - Using Content, Dropbox, and Glossary.
  • Grades - Using the Setup Wizard, Managing Grades, Entering Grades, Grade Schemes and Settings, and Exporting Grades.
  • Communication in Learn@UWSuperior - Using the Course Home News, Discussions & Chats, Classlist & Groups.
  • Quizzes and Surveys - Using the Question Library, Creating a Quiz, Grading a Quiz, and Using the Survey Tool.
  • Competencies and Rubrics - Using Learning Objectives and Activities with other tools in Learn@ UWSuperior.

Lynda.com Top of Page

Lynda.com is UW-Superior's online training resource that helps guide you through common issues in a multitude of Software Applications. This is done through a library of thousands of short, easy-to-understand tutorial movies. Lynda.com makes it easy to learn new technology and encourage technology integration in the classroom. It can be used in your office, in a computer lab, in the classroom, or even at home. Any current Faculty, Staff, or Enrolled Student has access to all that lynda.com has to offer.

Some resources you will find in lynda.com are:

  • 3D + Animation
  • Audio + Music
  • C++
  • CAD
  • Design
  • Developer
  • Microsoft Office
  • Photoshop
  • QuickBooks
  • Web

Microsoft Programs Top of Page

Microsoft Office Online

Microsoft Office Online offers free courses on how to use the many products included in the Microsoft Office Suite.  The training pieces are self-paced and offer the user step-by-step instruction on how to use features within Office products.  This should be your first stop when looking for training on Microsoft Office.

Before checking outside sources for information or troubleshooting, see if the program you are working with has a help section and/or tutorials.

Atomic Learning provides online learning on Microsoft products.

Online Training Top of Page

HP ExpertOne Learning Center

The HP ExpertOne Learning Center offers online classes at no cost.  The site offers training on many products including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Windows, How to fight SPAM, and many more.

Turnitin Top of Page

Turnitin offers morning and afternoon training webinars several times each week.  For the current month's schedule, visit our Teaching & Learning Tools News & Events page.

The Turnitin website has full training videos and user manuals for students and instructors.  On our Teaching & Learning Tools website, we have a Turnitin Quick Guide with some account information and how tos for instructors.


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