Training and Workshops

Service Description

UW-IT Workshops
UW Information Technology provides resources for students, faculty and staff to develop technology skills through free walk-in computing workshops and access to internal online curriculum. Paid custom workshops for faculty and staff professional development are also available.

Service Options

Walk-In Workshops
Computing workshops scheduled by instructors are offered quarterly at no charge.

Workshops are offered in these five categories:

  • Web Publishing
  • Digital Video
  • Graphics and Presentation
  • Digital Audio
  • Documents and Spreadsheets

For information about what workshops we currently offer, please see our workshop availability page.

Walk-in workshops are designed and taught by our student instructors and are offered in a fun, casual atmosphere. To attend, you will need a current student, staff or faculty UW NetID. Registration is optional. However, if a workshop fills, seating preference will be given to registered participants.

Registration is available here:

Custom Workshops
Custom workshops are available upon request. Custom workshops for Canvas, Tegrity and Catalyst are offered free of charge. Other custom workshops are free only to courses in the UW Time Schedule and to student groups.

Interested faculty and staff groups may arrange a custom workshop for a fee.

For more detail about what custom workshops are available, please see the table here.

For paid custom workshop prices, see the “price” section below.

Online Curriculum
Many of the walk-in workshops have online curriculum anyone can use and review online at any time. Please go to our workshops page and select the workshop you attended or are interested in to view the online curriculum. There is an “online curriculum” section on the right of this page, which includes curriculum for non-current workshops.

Alternatively, "How-To Guides" for Canvas, Catalyst Web Tools and other teaching and learning tools are available online at

Microsoft IT Academy

UW-IT retired the UW Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) service on September 15, 2014.

UW students, faculty and staff can access the Microsoft IT Academy’s digital courses and certifications through libraries across the state of Washington instead of the smaller subset UW could offer. Below are links to a few local libraries now offering ITA access using your library card.

King County:

Pierce County:

Snohomish County:


UW faculty; UW staff; UW students; UW faculty and staff may attend on a space available basis.  Online curriculum is available to all.

How to Order

For walk-in workshops, register at:

For custom workshops, email


Walk-in workshop classroom instruction is provided in Mary Gates Hall and Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Schedules vary, but classroom instruction generally is offered afternoons, Monday through Friday, with some weekend offerings. Most courses require current student, staff or faculty UW NetID.

To see the walk-in workshop schedule, please go to:


Walk-in Workshops
All walk-in workshops are offered at no charge.

Custom Workshops
Some custom workshops are available for free, others are free only to specific groups; cost depends on payment method and scheduled time.

Paid custom workshops for faculty and staff are arranged by the following price schedule (Rates are effective through August 31, 2017):

UW Budget Number Major Credit Card
Within normal business hours $50/hour $100/hour
Outside of normal business hours $100/hour $200/hour

Please email for more information.


Service Level Description

All course offerings are evaluated by participants to ensure ongoing quality improvement.
Custom workshop requests are acknowledged within two days.

Additional Information

Support Information

Phone: 206-221-5000


Last Review Date: 05/12/2015