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Technology Workshop Class Descriptions

Due to the University's COVID-19 risk mitigation plan, Technology Training classes for the Spring term will be offered through live webinars, starting in April. The workshops will offer the same great content from Pitt IT's technology trainers, from wherever you are working.

Pitt IT provides technology workshops on topics ranging from Microsoft Office to IT security. There are regularly scheduled courses available for individual faculty and staff through the Human Resources Faculty & Staff Development Program (FSDP). These classes can also be conducted on site for departments, and the classes can be customized to meet your staff's specific needs.

Course Descriptions

Box Basics: Getting Started with Cloud Collaboration - New!

Learn how to access, edit, store, share, and comment on files online—for real-time cloud collaboration—from anywhere in the world. Plus, discover the benefits provided by useful Box apps, like Box Edit and Box Drive.


DocuSign Basics: Gather eSignatures and Manage Document Workflow

Attend this hands-on introductory session to learn how to electronically send, sign, and manage documents using the University's eSignature Service (DocuSign).


DocuSign Next Steps: Enhancing Digital Agreements - New!

Increase your DocuSign skills to take your digital business a step further. Learn conditional logic, custom fields, reporting, and more in this workshop for intermediate DocuSign users.


IT Security: Protecting Yourself and the University from Cyberthreats

Pitt Information Technology has a robust array of security measures and centralized security controls to protect the University’s network and data, but we also need your help. Everyone affiliated with Pitt shares in the responsibility of protecting the University’s computing environment. This session provides you with the knowledge and tools needed to protect yourself—and the University—from cyberthreats.


LinkedIn Learning: Professional Development On Demand

Make the most of a fantastic professional development resource—LinkedIn Learning. Learn how to search thousands of courses in business, technology, and creative skills. Create and share playlists, bookmark your favorite courses, and earn certificates of completion.


Microsoft Excel 2019: Unleash the Power of PivotTables

Explore how to use Microsoft Excel Charts and the PivotTables 2019 feature to concisely summarize and manage large amounts of data for easy reporting and analysis. Manage subtotals and grand totals, group data, apply conditional formatting for data subsets, and create macros.


Microsoft Excel 2019: Worksheet, Formula, and Chart Fundamentals

We'll cover building spreadsheets, worksheet fundamentals, working with basic formulas, and creating charts.


Microsoft Office 2019: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Quick Start

Three essential tools; one helpful class. Create, format, and edit Word documents. Format Excel spreadsheets and work with basic formulas. Craft dynamic PowerPoint slides with transitions and animation. You'll find it all here.


Microsoft Outlook 2019: Organize Your Inbox

Take advantage of quick tips to manage and organize your email. We'll also cover shortcuts that make it easier to navigate and perform common commands.


Microsoft PowerPoint 2019: Punch Up Your Presentation

A dynamic presentation begins with sound fundamentals. Learn how to format slides, use themes, insert and edit pictures, apply transitions, add animation, and more.


Microsoft Teams: Communicate and Collaborate Like Never Before – New!

This introductory session demonstrates how you and your students, staff, or colleagues can improve communication and collaboration using Microsoft Teams. Discover ways to leverage chat, meetings, video conferencing, file storage, collaboration tools, and third-party plugins through this powerful app integrated with Microsoft Office.


Microsoft Word 2019: Personalization and Graphics

Discover how to create a personalized Mail Merge for multiple recipients and get creative with your documents using Word's Illustrations feature.


Microsoft Word 2019: Word Wizardry Fundamentals

Learn how to format documents, work with tables, track changes, use templates, check grammar, format images, adjust page layouts, print documents, and create mail merges.


Panopto Lecture Capture: Record and Share Your Own Videos

Lecture Capture (Panopto) enables you to record lectures, meetings, and department training sessions. Get acquainted with Panopto's recording features, then learn how to upload and share your videos.


Qualtrics Basics: Create Your Own Online Surveys

Pitt’s Online Survey System (Qualtrics) allows you to easily create and distribute surveys, collect data, analyze responses, and present results using professional-quality graphs. Learn how to create a customer satisfaction survey in this hands-on workshop designed for those with little to no experience. Topics include question types, blocks, distribution options, reporting, and more. 


Qualtrics Next Steps: Do More with Online Surveys

Interested in taking your skills using Pitt’s Online Survey System (Qualtrics) to the next level? Participants in this hands-on session will use Qualtrics to create a meeting registration survey. Topics include question validation, display logic, email triggers, contact list triggers, quotas, survey flow, and more.


Visual Analytics: Getting Started with Data-Informed Decision Making – New!

The University generates large volumes of data that can be used to improve the operations and administration of teams—both large and small. This workshop provides manager, directors, and others in leadership roles with a tour of resources available for growing the analytics efforts of their teams. Learn what visual analytics are, the data structures needed to support them, and how to leverage findings to support strategic objectives and decision making.



Workshops take place in 302 Bellefield Hall. To get to the training room: upon entering the building turn left and walk past the security guard down the hallway to the right of the security guard. If asked about why you are in the building let them know that you are here for training. Take the first right just passed the security guard. There will be an elevator on your left. Take the elevator up to the third floor. Exit the elevator to the right and follow the winding hallway around until you reach a set of double doors. Don't go through them - the training room (room 302) will be on your right.