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 2022

January 3 - 7

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.

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.

February 2022

February 1 - 4

Getting Started with Adobe Applications

Photoshop? Illustrator? InDesign? They're all part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, but what do they do? Register for this webinar to get an overview of these applications and their work-spaces.

  • When: Thursday, February 3, 2022
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Related self-paced coursesAll Adobe training
Register for Getting Started with Adobe Applications at 11 a.m.

February 7 - 11

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!

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.

Microsoft Storage at IU: Sharing & collaborating with institutional storage

This webinar will show Microsoft Storage at IU users how to control access to their files through SharePoint. If you are using Microsoft Teams to collaborate with your colleagues, you may have times when you need to share a folder or file with a person or group of people. This session will also show you how and where to find institutional and personal files that other teams or people share with you in Microsoft OneDrive at IU.

  • When: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Microsoft Storage at IU: Sharing & collaborating with institutional storage at 11 a.m.

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

Need to order digital course materials for your Fall 2022 course? Join this webinar to learn how to place your order using the IU eTexts Order Tool.

Register for Getting Started with IU eTexts: What’s new with IU eTexts? at 11 a.m.  Register for Getting Started with IU eTexts: What’s new with IU eTexts? at 2 p.m.

February 14 - 18

Getting Started with IU eTexts: What’s new with IU eTexts?

Even though IU eTexts has matured into a proven method for delivering digital course materials for both in-person and online classes, we are not resting on our laurels! As we enter our second decade, we have some exciting new developments that will make eTexts even better for faculty and students.

Join this session to learn about new publisher partnerships, new cost savings, and the release date for our refreshed Engage e-reader.

Register for Getting Started with IU eTexts: What’s new with IU eTexts? at 11 a.m.  Register for Getting Started with IU eTexts: What’s new with IU eTexts? at 2 p.m.

Microsoft Teams at IU: 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.

Register for Microsoft Teams at IU: Basic collaboration & project management tools at 11 a.m.

Getting Started with IU eTexts: Are my course materials available through IU eTexts?

Join this session to learn where to find a list of our current IU eTexts publisher partners, how to navigate the IU eTexts Catalog, and how IU eTexts can deliver the following:

  • Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Self-produced materials
  • Selected library materials
Register for Getting Started with IU eTexts: Are my course materials available through IU eTexts? at 11 a.m. Register for Getting Started with IU eTexts: Are my course materials available through IU eTexts? at 2 p.m.

February 21 - 25

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: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Getting started with Microsoft Planner at 11 a.m.

March 2022

March 1 - 4

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 Microsoft OneDrive at IU: Individual file management basics at 11 a.m.

March 7 - 11

Google at IU: File organization & basic collaboration

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 for Desktop. Considerations for managing Shared Drive permissions will also be discussed.

  • When: Thursday, March 10, 2022
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Google at IU: File organization and basic collaboration at 11 a.m.

March 21 - 25

Getting started with sorting & filtering in spreadsheets

Have good data but need to re-organize it? Or narrow it down? Attend this webinar to learn how to see what you want to see in your spreadsheets.

Register for Getting started with sorting & filtering in spreadsheets at 11 a.m.

March 28 - 31

Microsoft Teams at IU: 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.

Register for Microsoft Teams at IU: Basic collaboration & project management tools at 11 a.m.

April 2022

April 4 - 8

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, April 7, 2022
  • Duration: 60 minutes
Register for Getting started with Microsoft Planner at 11 a.m.

April 11 - 15

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 11 a.m.