Getting started webinars

Learning a new tech skill can help build your resume, satisfy a continuing education requirement, or simply make your workday more efficient.

The Getting Started with IT Training webinars give you a quick introduction to online courses available at no cost through IU Expand. In just 30 minutes (or less!) you'll see examples of what to expect from the course and learn how to enroll. You'll also get an exercise file to work through what you've just learned.

The Getting started with IT Training webinar series offers short sessions to help you get started using various software titles.

Currently, the main focus is on the IU Box retirement and migration. We regularly offer webinars to help you learn how to use Google at IU My Drive or Microsoft OneDrive at IU for individual file storage and collaboration. We also offer training on using IU's institutional file storage offerings from Google and Microsoft.

Don't worry if you can't view the webinar live—a recording of the content will be available for you to view at your convenience.

Check back to this page after the session to find the recording link.

January 2021

January 11 - 15

Getting Started with Engage: Best Practices for Instructors

Using an IU eTexts in your course this term? This webinar is designed to get you (and your students) started off on the right foot. You’ll learn how ensure your Engage eText is ready on the first day of class, get tips for using Engage features to foster active learning, and receive helpful resources for both you and your students. Related Course: IU eTexts: A Faculty and Staff Introduction

Register for Getting Started with Engage: Best Practices for Instructors at 11 a.m.  Register for Getting Started with Engage: Best Practices for Instructors at 2 p.m.

Google at IU: Sharing and collaborating with institutional storage

Have you found yourself working with Google at IU more and more? This webinar will show you how to find, organize, edit, and share institutional files using Google at IU My Drive in a web browser and Google Drive File Stream. Considerations for managing Shared Drive permissions will also be discussed.

  • When: Thursday, January 14, 2021
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Google at IU: Sharing and collaborating with institutional storage at 11 a.m.

Microsoft Storage at IU: Sharing and collaborating with health data

This webinar will show health data users how to find, organize, edit, and share files using Teams, OneDrive at IU, and OneDrive Sync. Considerations for managing permissions will also be discussed.

Note: This session focuses on using Microsoft Storage to work with health data. For general storage and collaborations training see: Microsoft Teams at IU: Basic collaboration & project management tools

  • When: Thursday, January 14, 2021
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Microsoft Storage at IU: Sharing and collaborating with health data at 2 p.m.

January 25 - 29

Getting Started with IU eTexts

Want to limit barriers to student success, promote engagement with your required course materials, and reduce costs for students? IU eTexts can help!

See IU eTexts: A Faculty and Staff Introduction to learn more about ordering low-cost digital course materials for your spring courses including eTexts and digital courseware from more than 35 publishers.

Register for Getting Started with IU eTexts at 11 a.m.  Register for Getting Started with IU eTexts at 2 p.m.

Getting started with online presentations

Are you being asked to present online more, but aren’t sure of the best practices for delivering an online presentation? And what about recording a presentation? In this session, learn the basics about presenting online, including what you need to be aware of when presenting and tools for creating and recording a presentation.

  • When: Thursday, January 28, 2021
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Getting started with online presentations at 11 a.m.  Register for Getting started with online presentations at 2 p.m.

February 2021

February 1 - 5

Getting Started with the IU eTexts Order Tool

Need to order digital course materials for your Fall 2021 course? Join this webinar to learn how to place your order using the IU eTexts Order Tool.

Register for Getting Started with the IU eTexts Order Tool at 11 a.m.  Register for Getting Started with the IU eTexts Order Tool at 2 p.m.

Google at IU: Individual file management basics

Are you new to working with Google at IU My Drive? This session will help you get familiar with Google at IU My Drive, including how to find, organize, edit, and share your files on My Drive.


Register for Getting started with online presentations at 11 a.m. 

OneDrive at IU: Individual file management basics

Are you new to working with Microsoft OneDrive at IU? This session will help you get familiar with Microsoft OneDrive at IU, including how to find, organize, edit, and share your files on OneDrive.


Register for Getting started with online presentations at 2 p.m.

February 8 - 12

Microsoft Teams: Basic collaboration & project management tools

Are you working on a group project and wondering how to keep organized and collaborate efficiently with other group members? Microsoft Teams at IU can help you with this! In this session, learn about the basics of collaborating in Microsoft Teams at IU, as well as how to use the Tasks app inside Microsoft Teams at IU to help with project management.

  • When: Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • Duration: 90 minutes
Register for Microsoft Teams: Basic collaboration & project management tools at 11 a.m. 

Microsoft Storage at IU: Sharing and collaborating with health data

This webinar will show health data users how to find, organize, edit, and share files using Teams, OneDrive at IU, and OneDrive Sync. Considerations for managing permissions will also be discussed.

Note: This session focuses on using Microsoft Storage to work with health data. For general storage and collaborations training see: Microsoft Teams at IU: Basic collaboration & project management tools

  • When: Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Microsoft Storage at IU: Sharing and collaborating with health data at 2 p.m.

February 15 - 19

Google at IU: Sharing and collaborating with institutional storage

Have you found yourself working with Google at IU more and more? This webinar will show you how to find, organize, edit, and share institutional files using Google at IU My Drive in a web browser and Google Drive File Stream. Considerations for managing Shared Drive permissions will also be discussed.

  • When: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Google at IU: Sharing and collaborating with institutional storage at 11 a.m.

Microsoft Teams: Basic collaboration & project management tools

Are you working on a group project and wondering how to keep organized and collaborate efficiently with other group members? Microsoft Teams at IU can help you with this! In this session, learn about the basics of collaborating in Microsoft Teams at IU, as well as how to use the Tasks app inside Microsoft Teams at IU to help with project management.

  • When: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  • Duration: 90 minutes
Register for Microsoft Teams: Basic collaboration & project management tools at 2 p.m.

February 22 -26

Getting started with online presentations

Are you being asked to present online more, but aren’t sure of the best practices for delivering an online presentation? And what about recording a presentation? In this session, learn the basics about presenting online, including what you need to be aware of when presenting and tools for creating and recording a presentation.

  • When: Thursday, February 25, 2021
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Getting started with online presentations at 11 a.m.

Microsoft Storage at IU: Sharing and collaborating with health data

This webinar will show health data users how to find, organize, edit, and share files using Teams, OneDrive at IU, and OneDrive Sync. Considerations for managing permissions will also be discussed.

Note: This session focuses on using Microsoft Storage to work with health data. For general storage and collaborations training see: Microsoft Teams at IU: Basic collaboration & project management tools

  • When: Thursday, February 25, 2021
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Microsoft Storage at IU: Sharing and collaborating with health data at 2 p.m.

March 2021

March 1 -5

Google at IU: Sharing and collaborating with institutional storage

Have you found yourself working with Google at IU more and more? This webinar will show you how to find, organize, edit, and share institutional files using Google at IU My Drive in a web browser and Google Drive File Stream. Considerations for managing Shared Drive permissions will also be discussed.

  • When: Thursday, March 4, 2021
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Google at IU: Sharing and collaborating with institutional storage at 11 a.m.

Microsoft Teams: Basic collaboration & project management tools

Are you working on a group project and wondering how to keep organized and collaborate efficiently with other group members? Microsoft Teams at IU can help you with this! In this session, learn about the basics of collaborating in Microsoft Teams at IU, as well as how to use the Tasks app inside Microsoft Teams at IU to help with project management.

  • When: Thursday, March 4, 2021
  • Duration: 90 minutes
Register for Microsoft Teams: Basic collaboration & project management tools at 2 p.m.

March 8 - 12

OneDrive at IU: Individual file management basics

Are you new to working with Microsoft OneDrive at IU? This session will help you get familiar with Microsoft OneDrive at IU, including how to find, organize, edit, and share your files on OneDrive.


Register for Getting started with online presentations at 11 a.m.

Google at IU My Drive: Individual file management basics

Are you new to working with Google at IU My Drive? This session will help you get familiar with Google at IU My Drive, including how to find, organize, edit, and share your files on My Drive.


Register for Getting started with online presentations at 2 p.m. 

March 15 - 19

Microsoft Storage at IU: Sharing and collaborating with health data

This webinar will show health data users how to find, organize, edit, and share files using Teams, OneDrive at IU, and OneDrive Sync. Considerations for managing permissions will also be discussed.

Note: This session focuses on using Microsoft Storage to work with health data. For general storage and collaborations training see: Microsoft Teams at IU: Basic collaboration & project management tools

  • When: Thursday, March 18, 2021
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Microsoft Storage at IU: Sharing and collaborating with health data at 11 a.m.

Getting started with online presentations

Are you being asked to present online more, but aren’t sure of the best practices for delivering an online presentation? And what about recording a presentation? In this session, learn the basics about presenting online, including what you need to be aware of when presenting and tools for creating and recording a presentation.

  • When: Thursday, March 18, 2021
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Getting started with online presentations at 2 p.m.

March 22 -26

Microsoft Teams: Basic collaboration & project management tools

Are you working on a group project and wondering how to keep organized and collaborate efficiently with other group members? Microsoft Teams at IU can help you with this! In this session, learn about the basics of collaborating in Microsoft Teams at IU, as well as how to use the Tasks app inside Microsoft Teams at IU to help with project management.

  • When: Thursday, March 25, 2021
  • Duration: 90 minutes
Register for Microsoft Teams: Basic collaboration & project management tools at 11 a.m. 

Google at IU: Sharing and collaborating with institutional storage

Have you found yourself working with Google at IU more and more? This webinar will show you how to find, organize, edit, and share institutional files using Google at IU My Drive in a web browser and Google Drive File Stream. Considerations for managing Shared Drive permissions will also be discussed.

  • When: Thursday, March 25, 2021
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Google at IU: Sharing and collaborating with institutional storage at 2 p.m.