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By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

Academic Computing Services (ACS) is offering a series of Statistical Package/Research Courses this summer. Surf over to the Short Courses page to register. All the classes will be held in June. If you have a group that needs a specific class at a later date, it may be possible to arrange a special class. See "Customized Short Courses" below for further information.

Due to staff changes, courses offered in the past under the "Wide Area Network & Information Systems Courses" subheading such as "Getting Started with Dreamweaver" and "Moving from FrontPage to Dreamweaver" will not be taught at this point this summer. We hope to be able to offer courses like these soon. In the meantime, please consult the new computer based training website to see what offerings are available:

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, and the Center for Distributed Learning. 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.

EIS Training

Questions or comments relating to EIS training should be sent to the EISTRN GroupWise account. Upcoming EIS training events may be found at the links below:

Moving from GroupWise to Microsoft Outlook Training

The article "E-Mail Migration Project Update" in this issue discusses plans and lists resources for preparing the campus community for this transition.

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 here.

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.

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

The Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment describes itself as offering "a range of services to faculty and Teaching Fellows and Assistants to facilitate teaching and the measurement of learning at the class, department, and college level."

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

Center for Media Production (CMP)

According to their website:

CMP Certified Software Training

Affordable software training is available at the Center for Media Production on the UNT-Denton campus. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate as "CMP Certified" in that particular course. In addition, UNT students may record this activity on their Eagle Transcript (through the Student Activities office) and UNT Faculty and Staff can receive training credit on their HR training record.

All training classes provide 12 hours of instruction over 4 class meeting days and conclude with the certification exam. Training is hands-on, and class sizes are small.
E-mail inquiries to

Recently, courses have been offered in Adobe Creative Suite (CS2) software, including InDesign and Illustrator (at both Introductory and Advanced levels). Dreamweaver introductory courses are also being offered.

Alternate Forms of Training

Many of the General Access Labs around campus have tutorials installed on their computers. The Library has a Computer Training Resources webpage with lots of resources listed. The Training website also has all sorts of information about alternate forms of training. Computer Based Training (CBT) is one of the alternatives offered.

For further information on CBT at UNT, see the CBT website. Note, also, the article in the March issue of Benchmarks Online, "New SkillPort Training Site Loaded and Catalogued." See also, "Free and Legal: Copyright Advice and Training Online."


Originally published, June 2007 -- Please note that information published in Benchmarks Online is likely to degrade over time, especially links to various Websites. To make sure you have the most current information on a specific topic, it may be best to search the UNT Website - . You can also search Benchmarks Online - as well as consult the UNT Helpdesk - Questions and comments should be directed to

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