Please note: Presentation-style ITPD courses continue to be offered online for Winter 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?

Staperson iconff, 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.

Registered for an ITPD course but can no longer attend? Drop the course!

dollar sign 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.

ITPD course schedule

January and February

Course name Date Location Time
Intro to OneDrive Jan 27 Online 10:30am - noon
Intro to Project Management Jan 27, 28 (course is 2 parts) Online 9:00 - 11:00am
Creating a Project Charter Feb 24 Online 9:00am - noon
Outlook Tips & Tricks Feb 2 Online 9:30 - 10:30am
Web Analytics for Marketing & Communication Feb 10 Online 1:30 - 3:00pm
Writing for the Web Jan 27 Online 10:30am - noon

Other online training opportunities

WCMS course availability through Learn

Did you know? You can self-register for our WCMS course 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 PDAG 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. Recording available through the PDAG website.

 

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. 

 
 

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.