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Workshops & Self-help Resources


Instructional Development

Website Development

  • Cascade: Hands-on instruction with the campus web publishing tool. Accessibility also addressed for web content providers.
  • Optimizing Websites: Covering content writing, best-practices of web design, and specific CSUSM publishing standards.

Self-help Resources

Box @ CSUSM (Cloud Storage)

Employee Training Center

  • CSUSM and CSU provided training for employees - also has many self-help tutorials.
  • Click the ETC Login icon, sign in using your campus email/password credentials, to see a list of courses

MyCSUSM and CMS PeopleSoft


Digital Signage

Zoom (Web Conferencing)

Zoom is a cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing, mobile collaboration, and simple online meetings. This article provides some basic information about the use of Zoom. Zoom's web-based conferencing uses high-quality video and audio and is accessible on MacOS, Windows, iOS and Android mobile devices. Additionally, Zoom can be used with conventional phone lines for audio conferencing.  However, using conventional phones may involve local or long distance telephones charges incurred by those invited to join the audio conference.

Office 2013 - All Microsoft software programs

  • Microsoft offers free self-paced training
  • Access, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
  • Recommended MS 2013 training books

Other Online Training Resources

  • Outlook 2007 Calendar - CSU Northridge put togetrher this fantastic guide
  • Adobe/Macromedia Training - Lessons for Adobe products such as Acrobat and Photoshop
  • HP Learning Center - HP's free lessons cover many of the Microsoft products
  • Jeff Levy - Jeff provides free links to lessons in easy-to-use language for Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS 10
  • Leo Laporte - Links to free articles, FAQs, and even a glossary on his site
  • - Lessons for about every software in existence
  • Kim Kommando - You can sign up for free daily tips from Kim, plus there's a box to "Search this site" at the top of the page
  • The Kellogg Library also has on-line books for many software programs.  To access this information, find the Safari books in the database listings. These books are available for viewing online and are avilable on-campus and off campus.  (For off-campus access, you will have to provide your username and password.). Here is a listing of additional Recommended Microsoft Books.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns about improving this new on-line version of campus training, please email the Coordinator of User Support Services.  You are also welcome to recommend other websites you've found especially helpful.