We provide a wide variety of training resources to help University students, faculty, and staff become more proficient with computing resources and applications to facilitate academic and job productivity. Technology workshops are offered through the Human Resources Faculty and Staff Development Program, and business areas can also request technology workshops tailored to their specific departmental needs. Orientation sessions are provided to new Enterprise Digital Signage content administrators and iTunes U content administrators. Self-paced, online training videos are available for the Student Information System (PeopleSoft). Pitt Information Technology (Pitt IT) also provides an overview of computing resources at the University for students, faculty, and staff orientation sessions throughout the school year.
Pitt IT provides training for both new and existing administrative applications and tools that are used by University staff. Learn more about training options for your department.
Enterprise Business Intelligence
Pitt IT hosts quarterly meetings of the Business Intelligence Practice Group. Meetings feature updates on the University’s data and analytics initiatives, guest speakers, tips, and training. The BI Practice Group website provides documentation, resources, and discussion for the group. You can join the group by completing a short online form.
Pitt IT provides consulting to administrators at the University of Pittsburgh in the areas or reporting, analytics, and data science. If you are interested in dashboards, data analysis, predictive analytics, or have other data-related needs, contact the 24/7 IT Help Desk to arrange for a consultation. If you are interested in attending a Cognos Jobs training session, please request "Training for Creating and Running Jobs in Cognos" in your help request.
Enterprise Digital Signage
Pitt IT provides instruction to academic centers and departments on the creation, maintenance, and sharing of content through our Enterprise Digital Signage software.
Faculty and Staff Development Program
Pitt IT provides technology workshops through the Human Resources Faculty and Staff Development Program, and business areas can also request technology workshops to their specific departmental needs.
Download Microsoft Office 2013 Training Manuals
- Excel Quick Guide I Excel Manual
- Outlook Quick Guide I Outlook Manual
- PowerPoint Quick Guide I PowerPoint Manual
- Word Quick Guide I Word Manual
On-Demand Training with LinkedIn Learning
Our On-Demand Training (LinkedIn Learning) service provides unlimited access thousands of online training videos on technical and business applications. Watch videos on Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, digital photography, web design, animation, blogging, video editing, and more through a partnership with LinkedIn Learning. Click here for more information about On-Demand Training (LinkedIn Learning).
Student Information System (PeopleSoft) and PeopleSoft/HighPoint Campus Experience (CX)
We provide a self-service video introduction to the Student Information System (PeopleSoft) for new administrative users. For more information, visit the Student Information System (PeopleSoft) page. The University Registrar’s Office provides Student Information System (PeopleSoft) and PeopleSoft/HighPoint Campus Experience (CX) training materials, here.
Degree Planner, part of PeopleSoft/HighPoint Campus Experience (CX), provides a variety of benefits to students and advisors. This tool helps students evaluate options and plan a clear path to graduation. A student video about Degree Planner is available here.
Technology Services Orientations
We also provide an overview of computing resources at the University for Student, Faculty, and Staff Orientation Sessions throughout the school year. Any academic center that is interested in including a Computing Resources presentation on their student orientation agenda can call the 24/7 IT Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357).
- Download the Faculty and Staff Computing Resources Brochure
- Click here for New Faculty and Staff Getting Started Information
We are continuously looking for ways to improve our training services. Please share your thoughts with us.
University Library System Training
For Mendeley, EndNote, and Zotero Citation Tools and Training, go to https://www.library.pitt.edu/mendeley-endnote-and-zotero-citation-tools.
A broad range of software training is available online through On-Demand Training (LinkedIn Learning). In addition, Adobe Education Exchange provides access to a wealth of free professional development courses and workshops, free teaching materials, and the expertise of a community of creative educators.