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.

Guest speaker at June 19 Teams course

NewPratik Patel, FEDS IT manager, is a Teams power user and will share his experience and tips using this great collaboration tool during this course.

No courses in July or August

sunWe are giving our instructors the summer off. The next Brochure will be for courses in September.

Workday has launched at Waterloo

With the launch comes new ways of registering for and dropping SEW courses. For instructions, please see the course registration column.


SEW course schedule


Course name Date Location Time
Excel 2: Fundamentals June 18 MC1078 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Excel 3: Expand Your Skills June 26 MC1078 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Intro to Project Management June 18 EC2 1021 9 a.m. - noon
Microsoft Teams June 19 MC2060 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WCMS for Content Maintainers *Cancelled* MC1078 9 a.m. - noon
WCMS for Site Managers June 18 MC2060 9 a.m. - noon
WCMS Web Form Creation June 25 MC2060 9 a.m. - noon

WCMS course availability

WCMS courses will not be offered during July and August.

If you need to complete a training course during the summer, 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:


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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