University of North Texas Computing Center

Training Topical Index Page        (An Alphabetical Index is also available)


  • Distributed Learning Center.
  • Technical Training for campus network managers and other interested faculty and staff members.

A variety of training opportunities are available to students, faculty, and staff members at UNT. Among these are:

Faculty members can request customized short courses on topics, geared to their class needs, such as "Introduction to SPSS," "Introduction to SAS," "Introduction to S-Plus," "Developing a Home Page with FrontPage," and more. Other groups can also request special courses. Contact ACS for more information (ISB 119, 940-565-4068,

  • Computer Based Training (CBT)is available via SmartForce (formerly CBT Systems), this Web-enabled catalog of courses features training in such topics as Cisco Desktop Protocol Design, Firewall Principles and Internet Security, JavaScript Language Basics, Oracle 8i and Microsoft Office 2000. The quality of self-paced instructional materials is thorough and rigorous enough to provide the training needed for certification in these topics but also easily configurable for the casual user who simply wants to know how to make a better Excel spreadsheet. Click here for a list of courses and more information about SmartForce.
  • The UNT Calendar has all sorts of events listed throughout the semester, including training.
  • The Center for Distributed Learning offers courses especially for Faculty Members. Topics include Web Course Management, Videoconferencing, Graphics Production, Audio Capture, Video Capture, Course Authoring Software, and various aspects of WWW Programming such as HTML, JavaScript, Java, Shockwave, Quicktime VR, and Streaming Media.

    The center 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. Each meeting is followed, for those interested in using WebCT®, by a one hour orientation for beginners in ISB 203. More information on these activities can be found at the Center for Distributed Learning Web site.

  • The UNT Libraries' Multimedia Development Lab also offers free training to all University of North Texas faculty and staff in the basics of FrontPage 98 and information architecture. For more information visit the Multimedia Development Lab's home page at .
  • Technical Training for campus network managers is available through the Campus-Wide Networks division of the Computing Center. Some of the seminars, such as one on disaster recovery/business continuity planning techniques, may be of interest to others on campus as well.
  • UNT Mini-Courses offers a variety of courses, for a fee, to UNT faculty, staff, students and the community at large. As a matter of fact, the Center for Continuing Education and Conference Management has a new program for interdepartmental training in business computer literacy. These classes are offered for a fee but discounts are given to those associated with UNT, and Inter-departmental Orders are accepted. For additional information, call (940) 565-3482 or surf over to

You can search for more training information by using one of the many search facilities available on the World Wide Web such as Yahoo! and Alta Vista. If you use Netscape you can click on the Net Search button and choose from the search facilities offered there. It is a good idea to do a search using more than one facility because they don't all work the same way. Using various search facilities maximizes your chances of finding all the available information on your topic of interest.

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This page last updated: January 22, 2002


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