Presentation-style ITPD courses continue to be offered online for Spring 2021; all hands-on style courses are currently unavailable.


Welcome to the ITPD course brochure! Here you will find information on our course schedule, how to register, and more.

Who is the ITPD program for?

Staemployeesff, faculty, and grad students! The ITPD program offers courses in technical and computing skills to University employees.

Training is delivered through instructor-led workshops, many of the courses are hands-on. Workshops range from basic to advanced skills and include courses for applications, website management, project management and more.

New Microsoft 365 learning and support site available!

Online learningMicrosoft 365 Learning Pathways is an on-demand, self-service solution designed to provide learning resources and videos for common Microsoft (Office) 365 applications and services including Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, and more! It also provides quick links to other IT support resources, including the IST Service Desk and Knowledge Base. The Learning Pathways site is available to all employees and students. 

ITPD course schedule

May and June

Course name Date Location Time
Creating a Project Charter May 25 Online 1:30 - 4:30pm
Intro to OneDrive May 19, June 8 Online 1:30 - 3:00pm
Intro to Project Management May 17 & 18 (2 day course) Online 1:30 - 3:30pm
Intro to Web Accessibility May 13 Online 1:30 - 3:00pm
Project Risk Management **CANCELLED** Online 1:30 - 3:30pm
SharePoint Online - Basics *New* May 12, June 16 Online 1:30 - 3:30pm

dollar signRegistered for an ITPD course but can no longer attend? Drop the course!
As a result of the University's current work from home model, the standard $75 fee charged to departments when a participant does not show up to a course they are registered for will be temporarily suspended for the upcoming term. Participants should still cancel their attendance through the Workday registration system whenever possible.


Other online training opportunities

WCMS course availability through Learn

Did you know? You can self-register for our WCMS courses via LEARN. Please see the course descriptions for WCMS online course offerings:

Microsoft Teams online courses

IST has hosted online training sessions on Working Remotely with Microsoft Teams. To view recordings of these sessions, visit the IST Knowledge Base.

 

WebEx

IST has hosted an online training for WebEx, with a focus on meetings and webinars. To view a recording of this session, visit the IT Professional Development Advisory Group (PDAG) website.

Intro to OneNote

OneNote is a note-taking app that allows you to brainstorm, save ideas, and create notes, all in one place. Organize all your content using one app, take ‘free-form’ notes to structure information the way you want to, and share your work easily with others! This course will go over the basic functions of OneNote and how it can be used effectively as a productivity tool. View the recorded seminar.

 

Microsoft Stream

Microsoft Stream is an enterprise video management and sharing service with which people in an organization can securely upload, view, organize and share videos. It allows users to connect, collaborate, learn and share information through a video format. View the recorded seminar.

Working remotely efficiently and securely

An overview of recommended applications and practices to work remotely in an efficient and secure manner. Topics include Microsoft Office 365, especially OneDrive and MS Teams, as well as securing your home network and computer, secure meetings, and working with secure data. View the recorded seminar.

 

PowerPoint training (LinkedIn Learning)

Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint for Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) to quickly create, edit, and share professional-looking presentations. 

Excel training (LinkedIn Learning)

Learn how to use Excel to enter and organize data, perform calculations with simple functions, and format the appearance of rows, columns, cells, and data.

Outlook & Bookings

Microsoft Outlook is the desktop email client that comes with Office 365. This session will show some tips and tricks to get the most out of Outlook. Microsoft Bookings is an appointment booking app, part of Microsoft 365. Bookings allows users to set up calendars and manage availability for themselves or a group, so that others can book appointments with them efficiently. View the recorded seminar.

 

Working from home securely

Information Security Services staff discuss what they have learned over the last year about the working from home (WFH) computing security landscape. Terry will demonstrate the latest techniques to keep your home-based computer and data safe and offer a few thoughts on making the WFH computing experience better. View the recorded seminar.

SharePoint Online | Basics

This course is intended to be a general overview of SP Online and is not intended to provide in-depth instructions on Site maintenance and management. The goal of this course is to introduce attendees to the platform, and provide some examples of how the technology can help in workflow and business processes. View the recorded training session.

 
 

Handouts

If you would like a printed handout for your presentation-style course (i.e., in Mathematics and Computing Building (MC) room 2009), you need to print your own copy and/or download before the class. Attendees will be emailed a reminder and the link to the materials two business days before the course. Course handouts are available on the ITPD SharePoint site.


 

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Course registration

Register through Workday

Note: You do not receive a reminder email through Workday. Instead, you can go to the course offering for which you are registered, and select Add to Calendar from the bottom menu (where it says Enroll).

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Facilities

*currently all ITPD courses are offered online

  • Presentation rooms: MC 2009, East Campus (EC) 5 room 1111, EC2 room 1021.
  • Hands-on labs: MC 2060, 1078.
  • Includes: 20 Windows 10  workstations; instructor controlled workstation with presentation option.

No food in the labs; covered drinking containers are allowed.

 

before you attend

Before you attend a course

Review this information to learn more about what to expect during the ITPD course, including

  • Course delivery
  • Technical requirements
  • Course registration details
  • Tips to ensure a great experience

cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

As a result of the University's current work from home model, the standard $75 fee charged to departments when a participant does not show up to a course they are registered for will be temporarily suspended for the upcoming term.

Participants should still cancel their attendance through the Workday registration system whenever possible.

NOTE: Being unable to attend due to family emergencies, illness, or inclement weather override this policy. Simply let us know if you cannot make or missed a course due to these reasons. Contact itpd@uwaterloo.ca.

 

Course descriptions

Workshops range from the basic to advanced skills and include courses for applications, website management, project management and more.

Questions?

Please email ITPD

ITPD handouts

The handouts and sample files for most of the ITPD courses can be found on SharePoint. Use your WatIAM account and password to sign in, and then click on "ITPD Handouts" in the left panel.

Microsoft Office and other applications

Need to learn now? Try the web-based training by LinkedIn Learning.