Free online training and software available to employees and students

Thursday 01/02/2014

Happy New Year from ITS!

Whatever you end up taking on this year, Information Technology Services (ITS) has several tools that may help you get there. Check out the following resources that are free to all Florida State University employees and students.
This site grants you access to free online training. Want to learn how to use spreadsheets in Excel? How about build a website in WordPress? Interested in doing some photo editing to your holiday pictures? Unlimited access to more than 2,000 courses, including Microsoft Office, Adobe and Blackboard, provide detailed training on a wide range of personal and professional development topics for all skill levels. New courses are added weekly, and can be accessed 24/7 from your computer, tablet or mobile device. Log on by clicking the link in Secure Apps or visit /Computing/Training/ for login instructions.

With Florida State’s virtual computer lab, you can access campus software anytime, anywhere. The virtual computer lab can be accessed remotely, at home or on the go, from any Windows, Mac or supported mobile device. Use myFSUVLab for 24/7 access to select university software, which comes in handy if you don’t want to make a trip to a campus computer lab or office. Log on to myFSUVLab at

Qualtrics online survey software helps you build, distribute and analyze surveys in a matter of minutes. This robust tool can be used for everything from simple customer satisfaction surveys to complex academic research. The easy-to-use software includes libraries of questions to get you started. Surveys can be customized with formatting, flow logic and over 100 different question types, and results can quickly be exported in a number of formats. Log on at

And the list doesn’t end there. ITS offers many other time- and money-saving services. Visit the ITS Student Essentials or Employee Essentials pages for more details, or browse the ITS Service Catalog for a complete list of services.