Soak Up Summer Knowledge with LinkedIn Learning

Soak Up Summer Knowledge with LinkedIn Learning!

LinkedIn Learning logoJust because it’s summertime doesn’t mean you must stop expanding your horizons! Even with a busy summer schedule, LinkedIn Learning can provide you with on-demand, at-you-own-pace courses for all kinds of topics. From Photoshop, to Excel, to public speaking and mindfulness, there is always something new to discover. Here’s a sample of some courses to dive into!

Microsoft Teams Essential Training

Discover the core features of Microsoft Teams and see how you can bring together colleagues, create conversations and content, and collaborate more effectively. Join instructor Nick Brazzi as he walks you through the essentials of using Teams, starting with basic setup, creating new teams, and joining existing teams. Nick covers organizing teams and members and shows how to conduct conversations. He explains how to create scheduled meetings or initiate impromptu meetings inside Teams, and demonstrates file sharing in real time. Nick walks you through customizing user settings and explains how to use Teams on mobile devices. Plus, he introduces using Microsoft Copilot with Teams.

Access Course

Ten Habits of Mentally Strong People

It’s a well-established fact that much like we can increase our physical strength, we can increase our mental strength as well, and that building inner strength leads to outer success. It has also been proven that the mentally strongest people have specific habits that drive their fortitude. In this course, Scott Mautz teaches different habits you can incorporate into your daily routine to specifically build your mental strength, contributing to success on so many fronts. Scott shows you how to strive for authenticity instead of approval; choose who gets to criticize you; avoid falling victim to comparison; stop asking for permission; stop giving away your power, and more.

Access Course

Foundations of Accessible Learning

Providing accommodations to make learning accessible is a focal part of training and education. But how do you remove the barriers to effective learning when your classroom goes online? In this course, Oliver Schinkten explores accessibility and fairness in elearning, giving you strategies based on best practices to keep your classroom open and meaningful for all.

Access Course

Excel: PivotTables In Depth

Many Excel users aren’t sure how to use PivotTables. In this course, Excel power user Curt Frye shows you how to navigate the complexity of PivotTables while taking advantage of their power. Curt explains how to build PivotTables from single or multiple data sources, pivot and configure a PivotTable, define a default PivotTable layout, and more. He demonstrates ways to summarize your data, add calculated fields, filter your results, and format your layout to make it more readable. Curt steps you through how to sort and filter PivotTable data, format your PivotTable and, and apply conditional formats. Plus, he goes over how to create PivotCharts to visualize your data, enhance PivotTables with macros, and use the Data Model feature to build PivotTables from related tables.

Access Course

Leadership Principles for Emerging Leaders with Bill George

In this course, renowned leadership expert Bill George teaches emerging leaders how to step up and lead authentically in our complex world. Bill shares his core principles of leadership, drawn from his decades of experience as the former CEO of Medtronic, an executive fellow and former professor at Harvard Business School, and author of four best-selling books on leadership. Bill teaches you the importance of self-awareness in leadership effectiveness; how to apply lessons from stressful experiences, how to lead with your values, how to discover your leadership purpose, and more. Check out this course to hear Bill’s leadership advice, along with powerful stories of successful leaders who overcame complex challenges to build thriving organizations.

Access Course

OIT Training-On-Demand

OIT Training On-DemandIn addition to LinkedIn Learning, OIT invites you to take a look at our library of on-demand training videos for SMU systems and services, as well as tips and tricks for commonly used software.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Published by

Zach Peterson

Zach is a Senior IT Training & Communications Consultant with OIT. Zach began his SMU career at the IT Help Desk in 2012 and joined the Training & Communications Team in 2015. He is a 2011 graduate from the University of North Texas and obtained a Master of Liberal Studies degree from SMU in 2018. He enjoys reading and collecting vintage and antique radio sets. He grew up in Valley View, Texas near Denton.