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Online Courses Help You Learn MIT Applications
June 29, 2012
Robyn Fizz
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The beauty of online courses is that you can pick up skills as needed, anytime and anywhere. Recognizing this, IS&T’s Training Team has been full steam ahead, creating web-based courses to help community members learn and use MIT applications effectively.

Summertime and the Learning Is Easy
What better time than summer to get ready to support students in the fall? IS&T now offers many online training classes that can help you prepare for the coming academic year. The Web Grad Aid courses show you how to create and make changes to graduate student awards. Courses on the new Student Hourly Appointment application cover UROP and non-UROP employment.

IS&T also offers courses on the Online Registration application, for students and advisors, and on Online Grade Submission.

You may also be interested in courses on SAP Basics and SAP Financial Reporting, developed jointly by the Office of the Vice President for Finance (VPF) and IS&T. Take a whole course or just the portion you need, at the pace you want. Each course offers concise overviews of MIT processes and how-to system demonstrations.

Many of the courses offer interactive software simulations, where you can make entries onscreen and get familiar with the steps involved a given process.

Browse the Catalog
For a full list of web-based courses offered by IS&T, go to the Online Training for MIT Applications page. Selecting a course brings you into the MIT Learning Center; when you complete the course, your training history will be updated.

Mark Wiklund, manager of IS&T Training, observes that “Our goal is to grow a catalog of courses on MIT’s applications that help the community work resourcefully at MIT. Suggestions for new courses are welcome.” You can email your suggestions to Wiklund or call him at 617.253.0686.