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By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

Surf over to the Short Courses page to register for "Intermediate SPSS," "Intermediate SAS," "Introduction to Stata," "Intermediate Stata," "New Technologies for Survey Research," and/or "Introduction to R and S-Plus." If you have a group that needs a specific class, it may be possible to arrange a special class just for them . See "Customized Short Courses" below for further information.

Due to staffing and organizational changes, instructor-led 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 this fall. According to the Central Web Support FAQ page

Microsoft FrontPage: As Microsoft is dropping support for FrontPage, CWS is no longer supporting the FrontPage application or server extensions. Please migrate your site to Adobe’s Dreamweaver or contact Central Web Support at for more information.

Besides the FAQ page listed above, Central Web Support also hosts a tutorials page. You can consult the new computer based training website to see what offerings are available there also:

Customized Short Courses

Faculty members can request customized short courses  geared to their class needs from ACS. 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, usually for a small fee.

EIS training is available. Questions or comments relating to EIS training should be sent to the EISTRN GroupWise account.

Moving from GroupWise to Microsoft Outlook Training

Although the project has been delayed,  a useful source for finding resources for preparing the campus community for this transition can be found here.

Central Web Support

Consult Central Web Support for assistance in acquiring “Internet services and support.” As described on their website

Services include allocating and assisting departments, campus organizations and faculty with web space and associated applications. Additionally, CWS assists web developers with databases and associated web applications, troubleshooting problems, support and service.
In addition the Central Web Support office provides training to faculty and staff for web development. Training courses that are offered include Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Integrating Dreamweaver and Fireworks, ColdFusion, Zope and SQL.
In an effort to provide the services that the UNT Web Development [requires] our staff will continually add additional courses to fit the needs of our faculty, staff and students.

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.

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. See for a list of labs and their locations. The Willis Library, for example, has a list of Tutorials and Software Support.

The Training Website has all sorts of information about alternate forms of training. Computer Based Training (CBT) and Web-based training are some of the alternatives offered.

For further information on CBT at UNT, see the CBT website. Note, also, the articles in the July issue of Benchmarks Online, "Get Revved Up for Office and Outlook 2007!" and "SkillPort Training Site Update." See also, "Free and Legal: Copyright Advice and Training Online" and "Office 2007 Training Available at the SkillPort CBT Website." "The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Even More Outlook and Office 2007 Training Posted on the CBT Website" can be found in issue of Benchmarks Online.


Originally published, October 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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