UW Information Technology Service Catalog

Services offered by UW-IT to the University of Washington community

UW-IT Training and Workshops

Service Description: 
UW-IT Workshops
UW Information Technology provides resources for students, faculty and staff to develop technology skills through free walk-in computing workshops and access to internal online curriculum and Microsoft ITAcademy. Paid custom workshops for faculty and staff professional development are also available.
Service Options: 
Walk-In Workshops
Computing workshops scheduled by instructors are offered quarterly at no charge.

Workshops are offered in these five categories:
  • Web Publishing
  • Digital Video
  • Graphics and Presentation
  • Digital Audio
  • Documents and Spreadsheets

For information about what workshops we currently offer, please see our
workshop avaliability page.

Walk-in workshops are designed and taught by our student instructors and are offered in a fun, casual atmosphere. To attend, you will need a current student, staff or faculty UW NetID. Registration is optional. However, if a workshop fills, seating preference will be given to registered participants.

Registration is available here: https://depts.washington.edu/wkshop/register/

Custom Workshops
Custom workshops are available upon request. Custom workshops for Canvas, Tegrity and Catalyst are offered free of charge. Other custom workshops are free only to courses in the UW Time Schedule and to student groups.

Interested faculty and staff groups may arrange a custom workshop for a fee.

For more detail about what custom workshops are available, please see the table here.

For paid custom workshop prices, see the “price” section below.

Online Curriculum
Many of the walk-in workshops have online curriculum anyone can use and review online at any time. Please go to our workshops page and select the workshop you attended or are interested in to view the online curriculum. There is an “online curriculum” section on the right of this page, which includes curriculum for non-current workshops.

Alternatively, "How-To Guides" for Canvas, Catalyst Web Tools and other teaching and learning tools are available online at http://uw.edu/lst/help.

Microsoft IT Academy
UW Information technology provides access to two sets of Microsoft online training resources:
  • Microsoft Digital Literacy computer skills training
  • Microsoft E-Learning courses

The Microsoft E-Learning portfolio consists of online multimedia courses on many Information Technology (IT) topics including:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 applications
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows 7
  • Internet Explorer 7.0
  • Exchange Server 2007
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2005, ASP.NET and ASP.NET 2.0
  • Visual Studio .NET and Visual Studio 2005
  • .NET Framework 2.9

Click here for instructions to access Microsoft IT Academy

The Microsoft IT Academy subscription includes additional benefits that may be available upon request. For a description of the benefits see Microsoft IT Academy Program Benefits.



UW faculty; UW staff; UW students; UW faculty and staff may attend on a space available basis.  Online curriculum is available to all.

How to Order: 

For walk-in workshops, register at:  www.uw.edu/lst/workshops

For custom workshops email help@uw.edu

For Microsoft IT Academy online courses, see http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/skill/academy/

Walk-in workshop classroom instruction is provided in Mary Gates Hall and Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Schedules vary, but classroom instruction generally is offered afternoons, Monday through Friday, with some weekend offerings. Most courses require current student, staff or faculty UW NetID.

To see the walk-in workshop schedule, please go to: http://uw.edu/lst/workshops

To see the Microsoft IT Academy offerings, please go to the Microsoft IT Academy at UW Web site.
  • Authentication with a UW NetID is required.
  • Hours available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week



Walk-in Workshops

All walk-in workshops are offered at no charge.

Custom Workshops

Some custom workshops are available for free, others are free only to specific groups; cost depends on payment method and scheduled time.

Paid custom workshops for faculty and staff are arranged by the following price schedule:

  UW Budget Number Major Credit Card
Within normal business hours $50/hour $100/hour
Outside of normal business hours $100/hour $200/hour

Please email lsthelp@uw.edu for more information.

Microsoft IT Academy

All Microsoft Digital Literacy and E-Learning course services are offered at no charge.  Some benefits that may be available as a Service Option may have charges.


Service Level Description: 


All course offerings are evaluated by participants to ensure ongoing quality improvement.

Custom workshop requests are acknowledged within two days.

Microsoft IT Academy

This service aims to be operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, having zero downtime, however delivery of training materials depends on a vendor.

Customer requests will be acknowledged within two business days.


Support Information: 


Web:  http://uw.edu/lst/

Phone:  206-221-5000

Email:  help@uw.edu

Microsoft IT Academy

Web:  http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/skill/academy/

Phone:  206-221-5000

Email:  help@uw.edu

Contact for More Information: 


Email:  help@uw.edu

Phone:  206-221-5000

Microsoft IT Academy

Email:  help@uw.edu

Phone:  206-221-5000


Last Review Date: 
Mon, 2013-06-17
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