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 applications important to your work, research, or learning at IU. In just 30–90 minutes, our instructors will show you what you need to know to get started with the application. These webinars include introductions to productivity tools—like spreadsheets, word processing, storage, and collaboration—as well as creating media using the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Return to this page after the session to find additional resources.

January 2023

January 23 - 27

Microsoft Teams: Text communication & collaboration

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that ties together multiple Microsoft applications and services in one location to facilitate communication and collaboration within and between units at Indiana University. This session will showcase the text-based communication tools within Microsoft Teams: conversations and chats.

  • When: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Microsoft Teams: Text communication & collaboration at 10 a.m.

Getting started with Microsoft Teams Phone

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that ties together multiple Microsoft applications and services in one location to facilitate communication and collaboration within and between units at Indiana University. This session will showcase the telephony features within Microsoft Teams and how to use them to effectively make, transfer, and decline telephone calls.

  • When: Thursday, January 26, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Getting started with Microsoft Teams Phone at 10 a.m.

January 30 -31

Microsoft Teams: Attending meetings

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that ties together multiple Microsoft applications and services in one location to facilitate communication and collaboration within and between units at Indiana University. This session discusses how to use the meeting interface in Microsoft Teams meetings from the perspective of an individual within the meeting.

  • When: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Microsoft Teams: Attending meetings at 2 p.m.

Start a new chapter with IU eTexts!

Want to give students a head start while reducing their costs? IU eTexts offer first day access, bursar billing, and privacy protections found nowhere else. Join this webinar to learn more about using IU eTexts in your classroom and how you can place an order for Summer/Fall 2023.

Register for Start a new chapter with IU eTexts! at 2 p.m.

February 2023

February 1 - 3

Getting started with mail merge

You might assume that Mail Merge is just for envelopes and mailing labels. But it can save you time on a variety of tasks: sending group emails, producing name tags, and more!

  • When: Thursday, February 2, 2023
  • Duration: 30 minutes
Register for Getting started with mail merge at 2 p.m.

February 6 - 10

Microsoft Teams: Scheduling meetings

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that ties together multiple Microsoft applications and services in one location to facilitate communication and collaboration within and between units at Indiana University. This session will show the different ways that you can schedule a new meeting within Microsoft Teams. We will discuss the different capabilities users may have for differently scheduled meetings and the best practices to make the process smooth for meeting attendees.

  • When: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Microsoft Teams: Scheduling meetings at 10 a.m.

Getting Started with IU eTexts: The Basics

Want to limit barriers to student success, promote engagement with your required course materials, and reduce costs for students? IU eTexts can help! Join this webinar to learn the basics of the IU eTexts Initiative, discover the many benefits of using digital materials ordered through the Initiative, and learn how to place an order for Fall 2023.

(Registration limited to IU Faculty and Staff)

Register for Getting Started with IU eTexts: The Basics at 11 a.m. Register for Getting Started with IU eTexts: The Basics at 2 p.m. Register for Getting Started with IU eTexts: The Basics at 7 p.m.

Getting started with non-numeric data

Spreadsheets can contain more than just numbers! This session will show you a couple of techniques for working with data in excel that aren't numbers.

  • When: Thursday, February 9, 2023
  • Duration: 30 minutes
Register for Getting started with non-numeric data at 10 a.m.

Feb 13 - 17

Getting Started with the IU eTexts: How to place an order for IU eTexts

Need to order digital course materials for your Fall 2023 course? Join this webinar to learn how to place your order using the IU eTexts Order Tool.

 

(Registration limited to IU Faculty and Staff)

Register for Getting Started with the IU eTexts: How to place an order for IU eTexts at 11 a.m. Register for Getting Started with the IU eTexts: How to place an order for IU eTexts at 2 p.m. Register for Getting Started with the IU eTexts: How to place an order for IU eTexts at 7 p.m.

Microsoft Teams: Managing permission for team-owned files for non-team members

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that ties together multiple Microsoft applications and services in one location to facilitate communication and collaboration within and between units at Indiana University. Members of a team have full permission on files and folders stored within the team's file storage, but what about non-team members? This session will showcase the methods for granting access to files located in a team's file storage to individuals who are not team members.

  • When: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Microsoft Teams: Managing permission for team-owned files for non-team members at 2 p.m.

Microsoft OneDrive at IU: Individual file management basics

Microsoft OneDrive is a web application included with Microsoft 365 that allows users to manage files stored within Microsoft storage. OneDrive can access files stored in team-owned storage as well as an individual's private Microsoft cloud storage. This session will show users how to navigate the interface and how to use the OneDrive web application to find and share their individual and team files and folders.

Register for Microsoft OneDrive at IU: Individual file management basics at 2 p.m.

Febuary 20 - 24

Microsoft Planner: Managing group projects

Microsoft Planner is a Kanban solution that allows teams to manage projects, tasks, and assignments. Microsoft Planner is built-in to Microsoft 365 allowing seamless integration with Microsoft tools like file storage and the global address list.

  • When: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Microsoft Planner: Managing group projects at 10 a.m.

Microsoft To Do: Managing individual tasks

Microsoft To Do is the project management tool in Microsoft 365 geared toward managing individual task lists. Microsoft To Do integrates with the tasks system within M365 and alows you to make lists that include tasks assigned to you via a plan in Microsoft Planner, flagged emails from Outlook, and even flagged paragraphs within OneNote notebooks. This session will showcase the features of Microsoft To Do that will streamline the way you manage your individual task lists.

  • When: Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Microsoft To Do: Managing individual tasks at 10 a.m.

Febuary 27 - 28

Microsoft Bookings: Creating an appointment scheduling page for your team

Microsoft Bookings is a web application that allows you to create a selection of appointment types that visitors can choose from to schedule a meeting with various members of your team. Bookings is used outside of the university to create service pages for busiensses like massage therapists. Within IU, you can use bookings to allow outsiders to schedule time with someone on your team; students to schedule office hours, or for job candidates to schedule a time for their interview with their interview committee.

  • When: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Microsoft Bookings: Creating an appointment scheduling page for your team at 2 p.m.

March 2023

March 1 - 3

Bookings with Me: Create an appointment scheduling page for your individual calendar

Bookings with me is the personal version of Microsoft Bookings. Every individual has the ability to create their own bookings page that is automatically integrated with their Outlook calendar. This allows you to provide folks with a form that allows them to choose a time to meet with you without requiring access to your calendar.

  • When: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Bookings with Me: Create an appointment scheduling page for your individual calendar at 2 p.m.

March 6 - 10

Microsoft Teams at IU: Requesting & managing a team

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that ties together multiple Microsoft applications and services in one location to facilitate communication and collaboration within and between units at Indiana University. This session will walk individuals through the process to create a new team workspace within Microsoft Teams at IU.

  • When: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Microsoft Teams: Requesting & managing a team at 2 p.m.

Getting started with charts & graphics

How do you explain your data to friends who aren't "numbers-people"? Show them charts and graphs, of course! Watch this recorded webinar and learn how to visually represent your data.

Register for Getting started with charts & graphics at 2 p.m.

March 20 - 24

Microsoft 365: Understanding storage

Microsoft 365 is a productive suite that contains many applications to help you do your work. Storage in M365 can be confusing and complicated. This session will demystify how storage works, how to find your files, and how various M365 applications interact with Microsoft storage.

  • When: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Microsoft 365: Understanding storage at 10 a.m.

Getting started with formatting reports

Long documents created in Microsoft Word can sometimes have formatting problems that are unique because of the document's length. This webinar will introduce you to possible solutions to common formatting issues you may encounter when you create academic or business reports. 

Register for Getting started with formatting reports at 10 a.m.

March 27 - 31

Microsoft Teams: Text communication & collaboration

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that ties together multiple Microsoft applications and services in one location to facilitate communication and collaboration within and between units at Indiana University. This session will showcase the text-based communication tools within Microsoft Teams: conversations and chats.

  • When: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Microsoft Teams: Text communication & collaboration at 2 p.m.

Getting started with Microsoft Teams Phone

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that ties together multiple Microsoft applications and services in one location to facilitate communication and collaboration within and between units at Indiana University. This session will showcase the telephony features within Microsoft Teams and how to use them to effectively make, transfer, and decline telephone calls.

  • When: Thursday, March 30, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Getting started with Microsoft Teams Phone at 2 p.m.

April 2023

April 3 - 7

Microsoft Teams: Attending meetings

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that ties together multiple Microsoft applications and services in one location to facilitate communication and collaboration within and between units at Indiana University. This session discusses how to use the meeting interface in Microsoft Teams meetings from the perspective of an individual within the meeting.

  • When: Tuesday, April 4, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Microsoft Teams: Attending meetings at 10 a.m.

Creating Research Posters

Learn how to create an engaging and effective research poster in this session. We'll explore design principles that will help in the layout process, learn how to ensure images look their best, and see how to start creating a poster in PowerPoint, Illustrator, and InDesign.

Register for Creating Research Posters at 10 a.m.

April 10 - 14

Microsoft Teams: Scheduling meetings

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that ties together multiple Microsoft applications and services in one location to facilitate communication and collaboration within and between units at Indiana University. This session will show the different ways that you can schedule a new meeting within Microsoft Teams. We will discuss the different capabilities users may have for differently scheduled meetings and the best practices to make the process smooth for meeting attendees.

  • When: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Microsoft Teams: Scheduling meetings at 2 p.m.

April 17 - 21

Microsoft Teams: Managing permission for team-owned files for non-team members

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that ties together multiple Microsoft applications and services in one location to facilitate communication and collaboration within and between units at Indiana University. Members of a team have full permission on files and folders stored within the team's file storage, but what about non-team members? This session will showcase the methods for granting access to files located in a team's file storage to individuals who are not team members.

  • When: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Microsoft Teams: Managing permission for team-owned files for non-team members at 10 a.m.

Microsoft OneDrive at IU: Individual file management basics

Microsoft OneDrive is a web application included with Microsoft 365 that allows users to manage files stored within Microsoft storage. OneDrive can access files stored in team-owned storage as well as an individual's private Microsoft cloud storage. This session will show users how to navigate the interface and how to use the OneDrive web application to find and share their individual and team files and folders.

Register for Microsoft OneDrive at IU: Individual file management basics at 10 a.m.

April 24 - 28

Microsoft Planner: Managing group projects

Microsoft Planner is a Kanban solution that allows teams to manage projects, tasks, and assignments. Microsoft Planner is built-in to Microsoft 365 allowing seamless integration with Microsoft tools like file storage and the global address list.

  • When: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Microsoft Planner: Managing group projects at 2 p.m.

Microsoft To Do: Managing individual tasks

Microsoft To Do is the project management tool in Microsoft 365 geared toward managing individual task lists. Microsoft To Do integrates with the tasks system within M365 and alows you to make lists that include tasks assigned to you via a plan in Microsoft Planner, flagged emails from Outlook, and even flagged paragraphs within OneNote notebooks. This session will showcase the features of Microsoft To Do that will streamline the way you manage your individual task lists.

  • When: Thursday, April 27, 2023
  • Duration: 45 minutes
Register for Microsoft To Do: Managing individual tasks at 2 p.m.