IT Training Opportunities

Technology Training Schedule for Fall Term Announced

This fall term, we are offering a couple of new training sessions and a couple of favorites. From DocuSign to Excel to Sitecore, we got you covered. Of course, we still offer our training on-demand. 

Working with DocuSign
September 20, 2 p.m.

In this one-hour course, learners will become familiar with the possible uses of the DocuSign service. Using  real-world examples, the trainee will experience how to create signing envelopes, send envelopes to required signatories, and also signing documents themselves.

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Sitecore Basics for Content Editors
October 13, 10 a.m.

Are you responsible for updating information on existing SMU web pages but don’t know where to start? This session covers the basics of creating a web page from scratch within the Sitecore Content Management System. You will also learn how to work with links, images, and the formatting of existing pages.

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Wrangling Text in Excel
November 10, 1 p.m.

Have you ever done a data dump and thought, “Wow, this needs some work!”? This session will review some of the most popular Excel Text functions for data manipulation and analysis. You’ll also learn how to join text strings, manipulate text, remove strange characters, pad numbers with zeros, and more.

This is an introductory course designed for those who have a basic understanding of the Excel interface.

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Audio & Video Editing Essentials
December 5, 2:00 p.m.

Have you wanted to boost your office’s social media presence or record content for professional development? In this course, learn more about the most common tools available to you for editing audio and video, along with editing best practices. We will also have quick demonstrations of Adobe Premiere Rush, as well as Adobe Audition.

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Training On-Demand

Did you miss one of our previous training sessions or just want a refresher? Our Training On-Demand site has over a dozen training sessions that you can access anytime 24/7. Start your on-demand training now at

LinkedIn Learning

If you don’t find what you are looking for there, we have thousands of training videos available 24/7/365 through LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning can help you get started with learning that new software package, become more comfortable with public speaking or time management and a whole lot more. Just visit to get started.

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist & Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). For over 25 years, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through multiple roles with the Digital Commons, SMU STAR Program, and now OIT. Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family in his free time.