Information Technology Services

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IT Trainings & Workshops

ITS provides up-to-date workshops to the USD community on supported and enterprise software and hardware. We offer a variety of instructor-led, hands-on training options for faculty, staff and students: scheduled workshops, customized, on-demand, self-paced, faculty consultation and faculty events.

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Academic Technologies and Instructional Training

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Self-Paced Trainings

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Media Services and Classroom Technologies

  • Classroom Technology

    Classroom Technology

    • Document Camera
    • Console/Sympodium
    • SMART Board
    • Apple TV
  • Video


    • Creation
    • Editing
    • Conversion
    • Publishing (Ensemble)
  • Poster Creation

    Poster Creation
    Creating posters can be a simple process using MS PowerPoint. This 1.5 hour session will guide you through the process of assembling and creating a visually attractive poster that can effectively communicate your research, internship or art work using text boxes, images, graphs, captions, and the various ways to display your scholarly work in poster format using a PowerPoint template.

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  • Request an Individual On-Demand Training
    Request an Individual On-Demand Training
    On-Demand Training allows USD faculty or staff to request just-in-time training for projects or academic course needs. Choose from our limited list of courses offered and we will pair you with a training solution that fits your needs. Learn more about on demand trainings
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Web Services

  • Adobe Contribute for Departments

    Adobe Contribute
    Attend Contribute for Departments to learn how to use the Contribute software to maintain websites at USD. Topics will include creating web pages and editing existing pages by inserting text and links, making lists, adding images and creating tables to better display your information. This class is geared toward beginners and covers the specifics of maintaining a website at USD.

    This class is mandatory if your department needs Adobe Contribute software installed (primarily Admissions and the College of Arts and Sciences).

    Prerequisite: Assignment by your department to help maintain your department's website.

  • Adobe Dreamweaver

    Adobe Dreamweaver
    Dreamweaver is an HTML editor that gives users visual design and editing capabilities in order to create, manage, and maintain Web Sites. This flexible program makes it easy for beginners to create a quick and functional site.

  • Web Development with PHP

    Web Development with PHP
    What is PHP? PHP (recursive acronym for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor") is a widely-used Open Source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. If you are new to PHP and want to get some idea of how it works, try this introductory tutorial. 

    PHP is mainly focused on server-side scripting, so you can do anything any other CGI program can do, such as collect form data, generate dynamic page content, or send and receive cookies. But PHP can do much more.

  • Cascade Server: Managing USD Website Content

    Cascade Server: Managing USD Website Content
    Cascade Server is the new web content management solution (CMS) for the USD website. Learn the specifics of using Cascade Server to edit and manage content on your academic or departmental website here at the university.

    Please Note: This is not for editing personal or professional websites, this is only for department main site maintenance.

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Library Services

  • Circa Web Circulation

    Circa Web Circulation
    For circulation and technical staff

    Learn how to use a wireless device for inventorying materials, batch updating items, counting internal use of materials, and checking in or out materials.

  • Connection Client Installation

    Connection Client Installation
    For circulation staff

    Learn how to install the OCLC Connexion cataloging client.

  • Fiscal Close for Applications

    Fiscal Close for Applications
    For technical services staff

    Learn how to close your financial books (funds) at the end of the current fiscal year and opening a new set of books for the coming fiscal year. This includes creating and deleting funds, and creating fund hierarchy for reporting.

  • Illiad Client Installation

    Illiad Client Installation
    For technical services staff

    Learn how to install the OCLC ILLiad interlibrary loan client.

  • Missing Items Reporting
    Missing Items Reporting
    For circulation and technical staff

    Learn how to search for, evaluate, and replace or withdraw items that are no longer found in the libraries collection.

  • Offline Circulation
    Offline Circulation
    For circulation staff

    Learn basic circulation transactions (i.e. checkouts, check-ins and renewals) using the Offline Circulation software when the Sierra system is unavailable. Use Offline Circulation when there are "scheduled" system outages, as well as unplanned outages due to equipment failure.

  • Sierra Basic Circulation
    Sierra Basic Circulation
    For circulation staff

    Learn circulation functions in the Sierra system including checking in and out materials, placing renewals and holds, troubleshooting fines, and maintaining system tables.

  • Sierra Client Installation

    Sierra Client Installation
    For all library staff and library faculty

    Learn how to install the Sierra client.

  • Sierra Statistics

    Sierra Statistics
    For all library staff and library faculty

    Learn how to run Sierra Statistics, including record and field counts, and call number statistics. Build reports covering specified periods or cross-tab data.

  • Student Account Fines

    Student Account Fines
    For technical services staff

    Learn how to gather all student fines and fees and automatically create a file that can be sent to Student Accounts.

  • Web Access Management

    Web Access Management
    For technical services staff

    Learn how to use the WAM proxy system to authenticate patrons, gather statistics, connect to electronic resources, and restrict access to these resources.

  • Web Management Reports

    Web Management Reports
    For all library staff and library faculty

    Learn how to run statistical web reports covering circulation and Circuit activity, patron web usage, and cross-tab reporting.

  • Fee-Based Training
    Fee-Based Training
    Our library vendor, Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) also offers a range of fee-based training on a variety of topics, including customized onsite training, online tutorials, online courses, and workshops. View a complete list. Log in using the III login/password. (If you do not know this login, please email Before registering for any III training please contact to discuss payment options.
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Enterprise Resource Planning Technologies