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Short Courses

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

We hope to be offering short courses again some time in October, we apologize for the delay. Surf over to the Short Courses page to see what sort of classes will likely be offered. Special classes can also be arranged with the RSS staff. See "Customized Short Courses" below for further information. Also, you can always contact the RSS staff for one-on-one consultation. Please read the FAQ before requesting an appointment though.

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 Achievement and Lifelong Learning 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

Microsoft Outlook Training and more

The GroupWise to Microsoft Exchange Migration is complete. The Messaging Systems Group has all sorts of useful information on their website, including training information.

Central Web Support

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

  • CWS provides Internet services and support to UNT faculty, staff and students. 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.
  • Tutorials are available from CWS on a variety of topics.

    CLEAR (was Center for Distributed Learning)

    CLEAR 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 CLEAR 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

    Information Security Awareness

    The UNT Information Security team is currently offering Information Security Awareness courses to all UNT faculty and staff. Topics to be covered will include workstation security, sensitive data handling, copyright infringement issues, identity theft, email security, and more.

    Upcoming courses:
    Wed - Sept 24th - 2:00 - 3:30 PM ESSC 152

    For more information, or if you would like to request a customized course to be taught for your department, contact Gabe Marshall at x4062, or at

    Also, Information Security Training  is now available through WebCT Vista.

    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, some  Benchmarks Online articles that have been published in the recent past:

    State of Texas Department of Information Resources

    Another possible source of training for staff and, perhaps, faculty members is the Texas Department of Information Resources. A look at their Education and Training website reveals some interesting possibilities. For example, under Conferences, Briefings, and Events is a "Microsoft Training Series" described as "free training classes ... delivered by Microsoft and hosted by DIR as part of the Technology Today Series (TTS)."


    Originally published, September 2008 -- 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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