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 30–90 minutes you'll see examples of what to expect from the course and learn how to enroll. These webinars include introductions to productivity tools—like spreadsheets and word processing—as well as creating media using the Adobe Creative Cloud.

This summer, we are expanding our training on the Microsoft and Google storage environments at IU. Join us for IU-specific training on Google at IU My Drive and Shared Drives and Microsoft OneDrive, Teams, Planner, and SharePoint at IU. 

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July 2021

July 19 - 23

Getting started with Microsoft Planner

Are you looking for a way to keep track of multiple tasks that are part of a larger project, or even just a way to keep yourself organized? Microsoft Planner is a tool that can help with that! In this session, learn more about how to access and use Planner, including how to create a plan, add and organize tasks, and how Planner is integrated into Microsoft Teams.

  • When: Thursday, July 22, 2021
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Getting Started with Microsoft Planner at 2 p.m.

July 26 -30

Getting started with VLOOKUP in spreadsheets

Is your data in different places? Are you tired of counting rows and columns on your screen? Attend this webinar to see how to use the VLOOKUP function to bring your data together.

Register for Getting started with VLOOKUP in spreadsheets at 2 p.m.

Getting started with Adobe Rush

Need to quickly and easily make your cat videos look like they were done by a pro?  Attend this webinar to learn how to make simple videos social-media worthy.

Register for Getting started with Adobe Rush at 11 a.m.

August 2021

August 2 - 6

Microsoft Teams at IU: Basic collaboration and 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: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
  • Duration: 90 minutes
Register for Microsoft Teams at IU: Basic collaboration & project management tools at 11 a.m.

Getting started with Microsoft Planner

Are you looking for a way to keep track of multiple tasks that are part of a larger project, or even just a way to keep yourself organized? Microsoft Planner is a tool that can help with that! In this session, learn more about how to access and use Planner, including how to create a plan, add and organize tasks, and how Planner is integrated into Microsoft Teams.

  • When: Thursday, August 5, 2021
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Getting Started with Microsoft Planner at 2 p.m.

August 9 - 13

Getting started with inclusive design in documents

Looking for ways to save time, money, and frustration? By creating inclusive documents from the start, you can ensure that your work is easier for others to use, read, and understand. You can also avoid the time and expense of retroactively making documents accessible. Bonus! Many of these strategies will make it easier for YOU to create and revise your work.

  • When: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
  • Duration: 30 minutes
Register for Getting started with inclusive design at 2 p.m.

Google at IU: File organization and basic collaboration

My Drive. Shared Drives. Shared with me. What’s the difference and how do you use each of these parts of Google at IU? This webinar will discuss where things can be stored, how to set permissions for drives, folders, and files, and how to work collaboratively with IU and non-IU users. 

  • When: Thursday, August 12, 2021
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Google at IU: File organization and basic collaboration at 11 a.m.

August 16 - 20

Getting Started with Mail Merge in Microsoft Office 365

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: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
  • Duration: 30 minutes
Register for Getting Started with Mail Merge in Microsoft Office 365 at 11 a.m.

Getting started with sorting & filtering in spreadsheets

Have good data in Microsoft Excel but need to re-organize it? Or narrow it down? Watch this recorded webinar to learn how to see what you want to see in Microsoft Excel.

Register for Getting started with sorting & filtering in spreadsheets at 2 p.m.

August 23 - 27

Getting started with PivotTables in spreadsheets

Your friends say they love Excel PivotTables, but all you can do is nod and smile?  Attend this webinar to find out what the PivotTable excitement is all about.  Learn how to get answers from your data!

Register for Getting started with PivotTables in spreadsheets at 2 p.m.

Microsoft 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 sorting and filtering in Microsoft Excel at 11 a.m.