IT Training

IT Training

Online Training & Documentation

Online training is available for many of the services and software supported by the Office of Information Technology.  For your reference, the links below provide a combination of instructional videos and step-by-step documentation.

Access.SMU Training

Our Intro to Access.SMU course is offered on the first Tuesday and third Wednesday of each month.  Security and training for Access.SMU must first be approved by the Registrar’s Office or appropriate Module Lead. Managers may request security and training for their employee by submitting a Help Desk ticket. Please note, for security purposes the Training Team can only accept Access.SMU training requests via the Help Desk ticket system. Instructions for selecting the appropriate form can be found here. Once the Training Team has received approval to train on Access.SMU, we will schedule the appropriate training.


Access.SMU Administrative Tutorials - Over 80 web based tutorials used for Academic Advising, Admissions, Campus Community, Financial Aid, Student Financials and Student Records.

Access.SMU Self Service Tutorials - Contains over 50 tutorials for Faculty, Staff and Students. Staff will find the TIMEaccess resources helpful.  Faculty information on Gradebook, processing grades, and advising is available. Students can access instructions for enrolling, updating personal information and viewing academic and financial information.

TIMEaccess: Bi-Weekly Supervisor - train now



SMU Financials- 20 web based tutorials used for Getting Started, Set-up and Defaults; Searching for Vendors, Vouchers, and Payments; Journals; and Additional Links: Accounting Concepts and Tips. 

P-Card- online training coming soon!

Online Systems Training

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Adobe Master Collection 
 Creative Tools PDF   
Excel Beginners      
Beginner Handout: Online copy not available, contact for additional copies 
Create Custom Lists for Windows   PDF   
Create Custom Lists for Mac   PDF   
Convert Text to Columns (Windows & Mac)   PDF Tutorial 
Excel Basic Formulas   PDF  
Excel 2011 Keyboard Shortcuts    
Additional Excel Resources not covered in Beginners class      
Concatenate Text   PDF  
Creating Formulas Video Course      Tutorial
Creating Formulas Reference Guide   PDF  
List of Excel Functions   PDF   
Excel Advanced      
Excel Advanced Handout (Windows and Mac)   PDF  

 Beginner Step-by-Step
 Intermediate Layers Step-by-Step
 Intermediate Master Pages Step-by-Step
 Intermediate Styles Step-by-Step
 Apple for Newbies   PDF  
Mail Merge
Mail Merge Handout    PDF  
Outlook Productivity       
Office 2010 for Windows    PDF   
Office 2010 for Mac    PDF   
Beginner's Intro to Photoshop    PDF   
Step-by-step    PDF   
Reference Guide       

Designing Engaging Content in PowerPoint 

Word Quick Reference Guide (Windows & Mac)    PDF   
Word 2011 Keyboard Shortcuts       
Word Advanced Handout (Windows)    PDF   
Word Advanced Handout (Mac)    PDF   


Blackboard Online Learning Center (Courses.SMU)- Features online tutorials, instructional videos and other learning resources on how to use Blackboard's current Learning Management system.

Courses.SMU- Our homepage for Courses.SMU help and training

Inside.SMU - Over 75 training links providing a combination of instructional videos and illustrations.

Lynda - Over 2000 courses and 104,000 tutorials.

Mactopia - Find product help for Microsoft Office for Mac.

Microsoft Office Online Training - Browse through hundreds of helpful tips on your favorite Microsoft products.

Statistical Training- Academic Technology provides training and consulting every semester. Visit for course descriptions and consulting services. Note: Please click on the Statistical Consulting Tab on the Help page.

Workshop Schedule

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Upon registration a confirmation will be sent indicating the location of the class.

2/6 Intro to Excel 2013 (webinar)
2/25 Apple for Newbies (webinar)
3/4 Excel: Basic Formulas 
3/25 Excel: Basic Formulas (webinar)
3/27 Adobe Creative Tools (webinar)  Register
4/2  Excel: Basic Formulas  Register
4/15 Excel: Advanced Formulas 
4/22 Creating Images & Icons (webinar)  Register
4/23  Excel: Advanced Formulas  Register
5/2  Excel: Advanced Formulas  Register 
Click Here for information on the OIT Computer Classrooms including reservation instructions, available. software and directions.