Training

Student Affairs staff seeking to be trained on applications have several options, depending on the type of application in question.

Productivity Software

Productivity software includes the Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suites.  The Office of Human Resources provides a comprehensive offering of classes on these topics.  Northwestern also partners with Lynda.com to provide staff with online courses on a number of topics.

Department-Specific Applications

Although SAIT provides implementation and ongoing back-end support for many specialized vendor applications used around the division, it is not equipped to provide training on day-to-day use of the system.

Staff have two options for training on department-specific applications:

  • Some departments may select subject matter experts (SMEs) from among their staff to provide front-end training to colleagues.
  • Vendors often provide training resources.  These may include online courses, electronic documentation, on-site training, or in-person training at vendor locations.  Applicable vendor fees may apply.  Departments that require SAIT assistance in bringing trainers to campus can submit a Support Request.

Cascade and MachForm

SAIT provides in-person training on Cascade (the Student Affairs web content management system) and MachForm (the Student Affairs web form builder).  Staff who require training on these systems can submit a Support Request.