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Short Courses

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

The spring Short Courses started are officially over. Surf over to the Short Courses page to see the types of courses we will most likely be offering this summer.

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

Information about GroupWise training can be found at the GroupWise course site.

  • Basic GroupWise 6, Class 2, is being offered on March 23rd and again on March 24th, 2004.
  • Intermediate GroupWise 6, Class 3,   is being offered on April 20th and again on April 22nd, 2004.

See the GroupWise course site for more information on these classes.

If would like to have a Basic GroupWise seminar for your area, please contact Jason Gutierrez, Network Computing Services,

This just in - GroupWise Special class: Using GroupWise to Combat Unsolicited Email (a.k.a SPAM) is being offered on March 25th, 2004. If you would like to learn how to deal more effectively with junk mail, then this class is for you. This class is designed to help you effectively deal with unsolicited email, otherwise known as SPAM, using tools available to you through GroupWise. We will cover rule creation and the new Junk Mail filtering capabilities of GroupWise through hands on demonstration and tutorial. This class is for all GroupWise users of all skill levels.

This class is offered on:
March 25th, 2004
ESSC 152
10:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. (There is a 10 minute break at 10:50.)

You may register by calling Human Resources at x4246.

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 Chilton 245. 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 Network Computing Services (NCS) division of the Computing and Information Technology Center. Check the NCS site to see if and when they are offering any training.

UNT Mini-Courses

There 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 has 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. Computer Based Training (CBT) is one of the alternatives offered.

PLEASE NOTE: The SkillSoft/SmartForce server has been taken offline because the Campus application was not compatible with the necessary patches needed for a robust and secure Windows2000 server. Most courses listed at the old SmartForce Website are still available on CD-ROM for your use by contacting Claudia Lynch in Academic Computing Services. Additionally, the Microsoft e-learning library of courses is available for UNT faculty and staff members under our Microsoft Campus license agreement.

For further information on the future of CBT at UNT as well as the Microsoft e-learning library, see "What's up with computer-based training at UNT?" in the February 2004 issue of Benchmarks Online.