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Learn more about the software and technologies used across campus and beyond by taking advantage of free workshops and classes offered to UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff.
Consider registering for a workshop or class with one of the orgainzations listed below:
|Instructional Innovation||Graduate Students*, Faculty, Staff||Workshops, workshop series covering classroom technologies and software|
|The Partnership for Worker Education||Faculty, Staff||Courses, workshops covering technology and software used across campus|
|Workplace Learning & Development||Graduate Students*, Faculty, Staff||Workshops, workshop series covering technology and software used across campus, best work practices|
|Lynda.com||All Students, Faculty, Staff||Online video courses & guides covering thousands of subjects, including commonly used software|
*Workshops and courses offered are geared towards graduate students in teaching assistant roles.
UMass Amherst IT’s Instructional Innovation runs workshops for instructors and teaching assistants as well as university staff, offering training and guidance for new, innovative classroom technologies and software.
What is offered: Individual workshops and series covering classroom technologies and software used across campus.
Where to sign up: Instructional Innovation Events page (registration link for each workshop can be found in its description)
Note: If a workshop fills up quickly, instructors and graduate assistants will receive priority when reviewing applicants.
Through the Office of Human Resources, The Partnership for Worker Education provides a variety of workshops and classes for campus employees to take advantage of and better themselves at the workplace and at home.
What is offered: Introductory to intermediate courses and workshops covering software and hardware used across campus.
Where to sign-up: The Partnership for Worker Education: Computer Skills and Technology
Workplace Learning & Development (WL&D) provides individual workshops and workshop series throughout the year to UMass Amherst faculty and staff, promoting both employee and organizational growth.
What is offered: Individual workshops and series covering campus software and systems as well as best practices at the workplace.
Where to sign-up: WL&D Workshops At-a-Glance
Lynda.com is an online learning service that offers thousands of online courses, classes, and tutorials for a wide array of software, technologies, and more. UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to use the platform, which can be accessed for free with a Boston Public Library (BPL) eCard.
What is offered: Extensive video courses and guides covering thousands of topics, including many of the software and technologies used on campus.
Where to sign-up: Login portal (requires eCard registration)