Please note: Presentation-style ITPD courses will resume in July 2020; 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 A cancellation less than 72 hours in advance, or failure to attend a workshop you are registered for, will result in a departmental charge of $75.

Follow these instructions from Workday to drop your course.

ITPD course schedule

July

Course name Date Location Time
Intro to Project Management July 21, July 22 (course is 2 parts) Online 2pm - 4pm
Creating a Project Charter July 20 Online 9am - noon
Understanding O365 - A General Overview *New* July 16 Online 1pm - 2:30pm
UW IT Resources & Working Remotely *Updated* July 29 Online 1:30pm - 3pm

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.

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.

 

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).

How to register for an ITPD course

How to drop your ITPD course registration

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Facilities

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.

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Cancellation policy

Please give at least 72 hours notice to cancel. A cancellation less than 72 hours in advance, or failure to show up for a class for which you are registered, will result in a departmental charge of $75.

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

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