Technology Training

Overview Ongoing technology education is a valuable resource to the University community. From instructor-led classes to downloadable reference materials and interactive online courseware, training is provided in a variety of convenient formats. Topics cover areas that help make you more effective and efficient when working with today’s technology.
Available To Students, Faculty, Researchers, Staff, Departments, Prospective Students, New/Incoming Students, Guests
Benefits Classroom sessions are led by instructors with many years of experience in a variety of software offerings; they provide you the opportunity to ask questions of a real person in real time. Online training materials offer convenience, because you don’t have to register or travel to a classroom. Web-based learning is also cost-effective, saving time, money, and paper – it’s available 24/7 from any computer with a network connection.
Key Features
  • Unique technology education – training is offered for a variety of initiatives and needs –academic, administrative, and research.
  • Easily accessible – materials are available in the most common and effective web formats –including self-paced screencasts and downloadable PDF files.
  • Classes on administrative systems – specialized mainframe training is tailored to specific access requirements – secured systems training is available to employees with a verified need.
  • Special requests – we can evaluate and provide training to meet unique situations.
Requirements Most classes are on a first-come, first-served basis via online registration. Some classes, such as those for administrative mainframe systems, require additional security privileges and may require an access code from an electronic security device.
Cost No charge
Getting Started Current training offerings:  

  • Classroom Training- Information Services & Technology (IS&T) offers training classes throughout the year free of charge to help Boston University students, faculty and staff with technology.
  • Online Training- Online training supports technology education by offering convenient, self-service materials for you to improve and enhance your technology skills at your own pace.
  • CEIT Workshops for Faculty- During the academic year the CEIT holds a number of workshops related to teaching and the professional development of faculty and graduate-student teachers.
  • The Boston Consortium Vendor Partnership- As members of the Boston Consortium of Higher Education, BU students, faculty and staff have access to local stand-up training vendors at discounted rates.

For additional training information, or if you have questions, comments, or recommendations on training, please contact the BUMC IT Service Desk. We are happy to discuss your training needs and suggest your best approach.