IT Training offers a variety of resources to support instruction at Indiana University. As an instructor, you have access to training resources to better your skills, help your students, and to create more robust course material. All of these resources are available at no cost to IU's teaching faculty and course instructors.
Use our material
All IT Training online course material is available on Canvas Commons. Canvas Commons, sometimes called Commons, allows instructors to share course material as modules or as a whole course. Every course we offer through IU Expand is available as a module on Commons. As an instructor, you can mix-and-match modules from our courses and use them as modules within your own academic course's Canvas course.
How to find IT Training course content
Canvas Commons can be an overwhelming experience when looking for course material. The next few sections of this page will help you locate a title on Commons to import.
The easiest way to find all shared IT Training modules is to first find the title (or titles) that contains the content you would like to use. There are two ways to find titles on our site:
- Browse the training catalog at https://ittraining.iu.edu/training.
- Use the site's search to look for particular keywords.
Once you have located the section of content you would like to use, make a note of the title associated with the section. For example, if you would like to use the section "Beginning a new workbook", the associated title is Excel: The Basics.
Once you have located the title you would like to find in Commons, it's time to find it and import into your course.
If you would like to find other modules created by IT Training, you can see them all from one listing. From the module's Details tab, you can click on "IT Training Course Development" to see all of the modules IT Training makes available:
If you have any questions or run into any problems, contact us. We're happy to help!
Some helpful hints:
Identify our training
All IT Training course material tiles look similar in Commons:
Collect your favorites
Add the course to your favorites by clicking the "Add to Favorites" link in the Canvas Commons sidebar:
Adding to favorites will allow you to more easily find the content for future imports.
Resources for students
Sometimes students need additional help when working on an assignment. Fortunately, our training resources are available in two ways for students:
Enroll in a course
Enrolling in a course provides a comprehensive look at a particular topic. You can find self-study training in two ways:
- Find a course by browsing the IT Training course catalog. Not all course listings include Expand courses.
- See only training titles that have an IU Expand component.
Use training as a reference
If enrolling in a full course doesn't meet your needs, you can also find the individual sections of content on the IT Training site. Each section has its own exercise files included (if they're required). You can find individual content sections in two ways:
- Browse the title contents on each title page and open the sections that meet your needs.
- Search for specific content using the site's search.