Technology Services periodically
offers hands-on workshops
for students, staff, and faculty
on all Smith's standard
software applications, including office
and database software, multimedia and web development
tools, ad hoc reporting tools, Banner modules, and
For information about workshops topics, schedules, and registration, see the
Training page on TARA, the ITS documentation website: www.smith.edu/its/tara/training/
Computing Orientation for Faculty and Staff
Once a month, Information Technology Services participates in Human Resources'
New Employee Orientation by giving a brief overview of the department's services
On request, we also provide computing orientation
for new employees, as well as staff or faculty member who receive
a new desktop computer or significantly different hardware or software. For more information,
contact the Technology
All Smith students, faculty, and staff can access over 1,500 on-line software training classes provided by Linda.com. To start using your Linda.com account, log on to the Smith portal, then click the Linda.com link.
To supplement our training programs, ITS provides customized documentation
as well as third-party user manuals for selected software. Most documentation
is available on-line on the TARA documentation website.
Printed handouts of some procedures may also be available in the Resource Centers
and the User Support Center.
ITS can supply some documentation directly to administrative offices. Some
reference manuals are also available for loan from the reserve desk at Neilson
Library. For more information, contact the User Support Center by email or
by calling ext. 4487.
Note for Faculty
Smith College is a member of the New England Regional Computing (NERCOMP) and
Educom Conferences, two professional organizations that offer regional and
national programs for faculty development.