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Technology Training

What we do

The staff in Technology Training is responsible for coordinating and providing high-quality training opportunities related to the use of computers and applications commonly used at Stanford.

To this end, Technology Training plans quarterly course offerings based on client (faculty, staff, and student) demand and IT Services and Stanford service initiatives. The group also publishes its classes online and in STARS (Stanford Training and Registration System).

Each quarter, Technology Training offers:

  • hands-on classes that cover topics from the fundamentals of computing to spreadsheets to database management to using the Internet/Web to IT professional development;
  • monthly Tech Briefings that cover specific topics in informal, interactive seminars intended for Stanford's technology support community;
  • private, one-on-one sessions on computing tasks specifically related to the client's work; and
  • Classes on Request training for intact workgroups and departments.

Instructors come from other IT Services units and non-Stanford training organizations. Staff ensure that all instructors provide quality content and materials and meet the standards of the IT Services training program.

Additionally, the group maintains five training facilities: four hands-on Windows/Mac labs and Turing Auditorium. These facilities are used for IT Services courses but can also be rented by Stanford departments and groups.

For more information, visit the Technology Training website.