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By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

The Spring Short Courses are here! There is still time to take classes in S-Plus, SAS, SPSS, New Technologies for Survey Research, FrontPage 2000, SQL, ColdFusion and Dreamweaver MX.  Please consult the Short Courses page to see the course schedules and to register for the classes of your choice.

Customized Short Courses

Faculty members can request customized short courses from ACS, geared to their class needs. Other groups can request special courses also. Contact ACS for more information (ISB 119, 565-4068,

Especially for Faculty and Staff Members

In addition to the ACS Short Courses, which are available to students, faculty and staff, staff and faculty members can take courses offered through the Human Resources Department, the Center for Distributed Learning, and the UNT Libraries' Multimedia Development Lab. Additionally, the Center for Continuing Education and Conference Management offers a variety of courses to both UNT and the general community, usually for a small fee.

GroupWise Training

GroupWise 6 classes for the spring semester are about to begin. Class descriptions can be found here. Following is the schedule for 2003:

  • Basic GroupWise I - February 18 or February 20

  • Basic GroupWise 6 II - March 18 or March 20

  • Document Management - March 6

  • Open Forum - March 27, 2003

  • GroupWise on the Web - April 10

  • Intermediate GroupWise I - April 22 or April 24

  • HTML Messaging - May 1

You may now register online by  clicking here or by clicking "register" from the top of the class description page. You can still register by phone by contacting Melanie Betterson in Human Resources at x4246.

If would like to have a Basic GroupWise seminar for your area, please contact Jason Gutierrez, Campus Wide Networks, .

ProDirections Instructor-led Training

UNT has formed a partnership with ProDirections to offer instructor-led computer training on Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Classes are $99+$42 for the book. Classes in a series (3 classes in the same series) are $99 for each class and the book is free. The Excel Series includes Basic Excel, Advanced Excel-part 1, and Advanced Excel-part 2. The Access Series includes Basic Access, Intermediate
Access, and Advanced Access.

For a description of each class please go to and click on "Corporate Workshops"

Center for Distributed Learning

The Center for Distributed Learning offers courses especially for Faculty Members. A list of topics and further information can be found at The center also offers a "Brown Bag" series which meets for lunch the first Thursday of each month at Noon in ISB 204. The purpose of this group is to bring faculty members together to share their experiences with distributed learning. One demonstration will be made at each meeting by a faculty member with experience in distributed learning. More information on these activities can be found at the Center for Distributed Learning Website.

Technical Training

Technical Training for campus network managers is available, from time to time, through the Campus-Wide Networks division of the Computing Center. Check the CWN site to see if and when they are offering any training.

UNT Mini-Courses

These are a variety of courses offered, for a fee, to UNT faculty, staff and students as well as the general public. For additional information surf over to .

Alternate Forms of Training

Many of the General Access Labs around campus have tutorials installed on their computers. For example, the College of Education recently acquired some Macromedia Tutorials for Dreamweaver 4.0, Flash 5.0 and Fireworks 4.0.

The Training Web site has all sorts of information about alternate forms of training. Training tapes, Computer Based Training (CBT) and Web-based training are some of the alternatives offered. Of particular interest are courses available via SmartForce (formerly CBT Systems). See for more information.

There are also handouts for computer training on the following topics:

  • GroupWise 5.2 Handout for Win95/NT
  • FAQ for GroupWise 5.2
  • Computers - Back to the Basics
  • Introduction to Windows 95 /98/NT
  • Introduction to Word 97
  • Advanced Word 97 - MailMerge It Together
  • Introduction to PowerPoint 97 (Creating a Slide Show)
  • Introduction to Remedy (THE Call-Tracking Program)
  • AND, the award winning Introduction to Excel 97

Adobe Acrobat Reader Format only for the following:

  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2000
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2000
  • Creating a Slide Show with PowerPoint 2000
  • Using Netscape Communicator & the UNT Home Page

Use the Internet to search for answers to Microsoft Office problems. See December 1999's "List of the Month" offers links to free Microsoft Word and Excel information also.