Northwestern Collaboration Services: Training Opportunities
Choose from the following Northwestern Collaboration Services training opportunities, available to University faculty and staff at no additional cost:
Visit Computer Applications for registration details on instructor-led computer application workshops provided by Human Resources Learning & Organization Development.
Northwestern University has partnered with lynda.com to help faculty and staff best learn tips and tricks for working with Northwestern Collaboration Services at no additional cost. Note that you will be prompted to use your NetID and NetID password for access.
Tip: Ensure you are viewing videos in either a Firefox or Safari Web browser and QuickTime 7.0.4 or later for optimized training.
Get instant access to more extensive eLearning courses from Microsoft at no additional cost. Many titles are available for both Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 and use a blend of audio, visual and written information. Most courses also give a quick tour of how to navigate through the course, including how to search a course for information on a specific task or topic.
To use the classes, you need a Windows Live ID. Set one up at http://explore.live.com/home. Use your northwestern.edu e-mail address. Once you have a Windows Live ID, use the following steps to access Microsoft’s e-learning:
- Go to Microsoft E-Learning for Business.
- For Microsoft Office courses, enter this access code: IWO29277A6.
- For Windows 7 Operating System courses, enter this access code: CLO9FBE859.
- The codes are case-sensitive.
- You’ll be prompted to log into the Microsoft E-learning site. Use the Windows Live ID you created and log in.
- You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail which contains a link to complete your registration and activate your courses. Click that link and sign in with your Windows Live ID again.
- Once logged in, click on “Learning Catalog” in the upper right-hand corner to see a list of available courses.
- Once on the Learning Catalog page, you can narrow the results by searching for a keyword (e.g. “mail merge”) or choosing a filter, such as Language or Technology (e.g. Windows 7 or Excel 2010.)
- Once you have a found a course to fit your needs, click the course title to start the course. You can stop the course at any time and come back to it at any time over the next 12 months.
Learn to perform basic, everyday tasks in Microsoft Office 2010 applications in these 30-50 minute videos from Microsoft.
To get started, go to Make the Switch to Office 2010, and select your course.