Skills for the Electronic Workplace (SEW) course brochure

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

Workday has launched at Waterloo! With the launch comes new ways of registering for SEW courses and dropping courses. For instructions, please see the course registration column below.

SEW course schedule


Course name Course code Date Location Time
Excel 1: Getting Started SEW103 March 13 & 14 MC1078 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Intro to PowerPoint

SEW137 March 26 MC1078 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Intro to Project Management SEW138 March 20 EC2 1021 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Outlook Tips & Tricks SEW001 March 27 MC2060 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

WCMS course availability

WCMS SEW courses will not be offered during March or April, and will resume in May.

If you need to complete a training course during those months, please contact to schedule time in our WCMS Drop-in lab, or to set up alternate arrangements outside of the regular lab hours. Alternatively, self-registration for our online course offerings is available via LEARN.

Course descriptions for WCMS online course offerings can be found below:


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

If you would like a printed handout for your presentation-style course (i.e., in Mathematics & 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.

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Course registration

Register for a SEW course.

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).

Drop your SEW course registration.

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Presentation rooms: MC 2009, East Campus (EC) 5 room 1111, EC2 room 1021.

Hands-on labs: MC 2060, 1078.

Includes: Twenty Windows 10  workstations; instructor controlled workstation with presentation option.

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There is a $50 charge imposed on the department for each no-show.

All charges are billed to the department by Information Systems & Technology.

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


Course descriptions

The courses in the Skills for the Electronic Workplace (SEW) teach recommended computing skills to university employees.


Please email ISTSEW

SEW handouts

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

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