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Are you interested in learning more about Microsoft Cloud services available to WSU faculty and staff? Live training sessions on Teams, SharePoint, and more are available through ITS Applications Training.

Current sessions on Microsoft Cloud services include:

  • Teams Essentials: Jan. 10
  • Teams Advanced for Team Owners: Jan. 11
  • SharePoint — Foundations: Jan. 17
  • SharePoint 2 — Site Creation Basics: Jan. 19

Sign up for these sessions, and future training sessions, through myTraining. For more information, visit:

The Academic Resources Conference (ARC) is back for a week of events Jan. 9-13. In addition to technical training, the conference will focus on the impact digital transformation has on education. The whole campus community is invited.

All ARC events are free and take place via Zoom. You can see the full schedule of sessions, panels and discussions and grab calendar invites on the ARC session page.

A sneak peek at some can’t-miss sessions:

  • At 10 a.m. Jan. 9, President Rick Muma will speak on Digital Transformation and its impact on education. The conference will then offer 12 other sessions with some kind of digital transformation or artificial intelligence focus. This discussion culminates in a presentation on the “Ethics of Big Data,” presented by Dr. Susan Castro at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13.
  • Roy and Polly Wenzl join the conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 to show how “Narrative Storytelling is a Skill You Can Learn.”
  • Technical training and information opportunities include hearing about Navigate from Kim Sandlin from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 and ArcGIS with Ethan Lindsay from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 12. There will also be Blackboard, Panopto and Watermark training opportunities throughout the week.
  • Monday-Thursday, there is a lunch-and-learn Panel Hour from noon-12:50 p.m. We will discuss equity and digital transformation (Monday), creative intelligence and AI (Tuesday), the future of work (Wednesday), and academic honesty and AI (Thursday).
  • From 1 to 1:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, there will be an ARC book club where participants will discuss the book “Robot Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence,” (available free through University Libraries).

All events will also be recorded, so make sure to check out the schedule to see what you can attend live or virtually. ARC is presented by the Office of Instructional Resources.

Questions? Email

GTA training is Jan. 10. Join the Graduate School and the Academic Resources Conference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 10 in the Santa Fe Room (233) of the Rhatigan Student Center.

Check-in starts at 8:30 AM. New GTAs are required to attend all sessions, and returning GTAs are strongly encouraged to attend.

Need assistance building your schedule, or just a quiet place to work on it? Sign up in myTraining for the upcoming Schedule Building Open Lab Series. In this series, we will focus on various schedule-building topics and answer your schedule-building questions.

Building in SSASECT: Open Lab — 1-2 p.m. Dec. 8 in 122 Jabara Hall. This open lab will focus on creating, modifying, and deleting CRNs in Banner 9.

New Classroom Feature Request Form: Open Lab — 2-3 p.m. Dec. 12 in 122 Jabara Hall.  This open lab will focus on the process of submitting the New Classroom Feature Request form.

WSU Schedule Building Reports: Open Lab — 0-10 a.m. Dec. 12 in 122 Jabara Hall. This open lab will focus on running the various schedule-building reports such as the schedule of courses, errors, and warnings reports.

New Banner Schedule Builders are invited to attend the upcoming summer 2023 and fall 2023 schedule-building training sessions presented by the University Applications Training and the Registrar’s Office on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7. Both Sections one and two are required for new schedule builders. Attendees will learn to enter the course schedule and view information using Banner 9, Self-Service and WSU Reporting.

A request for access to schedule-building and registration in myTraining are both required. The employee’s supervisor must first submit a request for access and approval for their employee to attend the training to prior to registration. The employee can then register for the upcoming sessions posted in myTraining. myTraining can be found by logging in to myWSU > myTraining.  Lab spaces are limited and restricted to new schedule builders only. New schedule-builders are those who have not been through the training previously and will be building the upcoming schedule. Please contact Madelyne Toney in Applications Training if you have questions at 316-978-3083 or

Please note: Current schedule-builders are welcome to attend the remote schedule-building overview Session posted in myTraining on Nov. 30. Please visit the webpage for schedule-building-related information.

Learn how you can become an ability ally during a training forum from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 in RSC 142 (Harvest Room).

Ability allies are a network of faculty, staff, and students who take a visible role in promoting disability awareness, supporting persons with disabilities, and maintaining resources for working and interacting with people with disabilities. This training is designed to shape perspectives on ability versus disability and provide an open forum for questions and concerns for those interacting with individuals with disabilities.

This course will satisfy one core requirement of the Diversity in Action program. A box lunch will be provided.

To enroll, go to “Mytraining” via mywsu and type in “ability ally.”

Entrepreneurship Research Series Market Research: Who is your Customer? Find market research and demographic data to understand your customers. 4-5:30 p.m., 10/25 - Ablah 217

The next Entrepreneurship Research Series, “Market Research: Who is your Customer?” will be held 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at 217 Ablah Library room. The event will cover how to find market research and demographic data to understand your customer base, identify your target market and how to develop a focused research-driven advertising campaign.

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ITS Applications Training is excited to announce two new training offerings for faculty and staff who are eager to learn more about SharePoint:

  • SharePoint 1: Foundations
    • 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 11
    • Learn about basic SharePoint navigation, creating news pages and webpages in SharePoint, creating web parts, basic document settings, and more.
  • SharePoint 2: Site Creation Basics
    • 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 13
    • Learn how to get started creating sites in SharePoint, manage site membership, alter site appearance and layout, modify the Quick Launch, set up libraries, and more.

Both sessions are offered in remote format, and interested WSU faculty and staff can sign up in myTraining. These sessions will be in regular rotation in the future, listed in the myTraining calendar. If you have questions, please contact Ali Levine at

Are you looking for reading recommendations? The next Savvy Scholar Workshop will take place noon-1 p.m. Sept. 23, and will introduce participants to useful online resources for finding book recommendations and tools for keeping track of what you’ve read or want to read.

To register, visit the link below.

The Graduate School and presenters Lisa Parcell and Sandy Sipes, from the Elliott School of Communication, will host a Speak for Success event 12:20-1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at 112 Elliott Hall. During the event, students, faculty and staff can learn how to synthesize their research, speak persuasively and will learn how to explain the significance of their findings to different audiences.