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it2go E-Newsletter - September 2015

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Learn new SQL skills while contributing to research!

UITS IT Training is offering its SQL Data Retrieval workshop content in a collaborative workshop format on September 11, 2015, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM at the Wells Library in IUB. Join us in W138. This time includes a focus group afterward, where a light lunch will be available.

Your input will be valuable in helping us to improve our collaborative technology workshops.

To attend this workshop, you should already know how to work with relational databases.

Register now to reserve your spot!

Get technology training you need from and Pluralsight! and Pluralsight are industry leading providers of video-based technology training on a huge range of technical and soft skill topics.’s award-winning library of more than 3,000 video based courses is available to IU students, faculty and staff on all campuses at no charge thanks to an Indiana University site license.

Pluralsight’s huge training library is available to all members of the statewide IU community for less than 20% of the retail cost through a separate license agreement.

To learn more and register, follow the links below:

  1. Personalized Learning with Playlists, Assessments and more
    Co-presented by UITS IT Training staff and Taryn Wieser, Client Services Manager at
    Wednesday, September 16, 1:30-2:30pm

    Read description and register>>

  2. Pluralsight: Advanced Technical and Design Training
    Co-presented by UITS IT Training staff and Kurt Walker, Direct of Academia for Pluralsight
    Wednesday, September 16, 3-4pm.

    Read description and register>>

Printable versions of IT Training schedules available

Please note that printable versions of the IT Training FALL workshop schedules are available on our web site.

If you go to these links and find only the summer versions, try refreshing your browser.

If you need additional help obtaining schedules, please let us know by email us at or phoning our office at 812-855-7383 or 317-274-7383.

Microsoft Word skills to help efficiency

IT Training offers Word 2013: The Essentials to the Indiana University faculty, staff and students online and on the Bloomington campus this month.

Learn to control tabs, indents. Learn to format tables and to work smart rather than hard! It is all in this award-winning workshop.

Attend Online on Tuesday, September 8th from 9am—noon or on the Bloomington campus in Wells Library W144 on Monday, September 14, from 1:30—4:30pm.

Register for either of these workshops now!>>

Supercomputing for everyone series

Fall workshops - register today!

Click on a title for full descriptions and to register for each workshop.

Introductory Parallel Programming for Supercomputers

IUPUI - Informatics & Communication Technology Complex (9/8)

IUB - Herman B Wells Library (9/10)

This full-day workshop introduces the concepts of threads and message passing to harness multiple processors to accomplish a single task. Both a lecture and hands-on lab are included.

September 8 (IUPUI) and 10 (IUB), 2015 | 9am–5pm

UNIX: the basics

IUB - Herman B Wells Library (9/22)

IUPUI - Informatics & Communications Technology Complex (9/23)

This 1/2-day, hands-on course is highly recommended for anyone using IU's high performance computing systems. It was set up in conjunction with Faster Work, Safer Storage to make it easy to take both.

September 22 (IUB) and 23 (IUPUI), 2015 | 9am–12noon

Faster Work, Safer Storage (an introduction)

IUB - Herman B Wells Library (9/22)

IUPUI - Informatics & Communications Technology Complex (ICTC)

This 1/2-day, hands-on course covers the basics of IU's supercomputing systems, from logging in to job creation and submission.

September 22 (IUB) and 23 (IUPUI), 2015 | 1pm–5pm

September 2015

In this issue

IT Training Tips

Here are the IT Training Tips blog latest articles:

  1. New to IU? Crash Course in IT Training Resources
  2. Even more fun with Icons
  3. Happy Birthday Windows 95!
  4. Is Smartphone test driving smart?
  5. Detox your online life
  6. Presenting data like a pro: Excel
  7. Qualtrics at IU
  8. Creating accessible documents at IU
  9. 6 Facts about charging
  10. Meeting online with Adobe Connect
  11. Authorizing cloud storage

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