Security Awareness Program

Under the provisions of the Massachusetts data security law and regulations (201 CMR 17.00) the College is required to provide security awareness to all employees. The awareness program focuses on the protection of PII (personally identifiable information) as well as the handling of College-sensitive data and the protection of accounts, passwords, computers, and networks.

We offer online resources for security awareness through SANS Securing the Human. The informational materials consist of videos with voice over and captions. New employees will receive an email invitation to participate in the program and should complete participation within two weeks of the first day at work, based on the start date provided in the "New Employee/Special Non-Employee or Position Change IT Checklist" form submittted by the department. Employees who change positions will receive an email invitation to participate as needed, after discussion with the new department.

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Faculty
Staff

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Website Training

IT provides a variety of trainings for faculty, staff, and students. Training on how to edit and maintain the Amherst website using our Content Management System (CMS) will be offered regularly throughout the year.

View the schedule of trainings on the IT Training and Events Calendar.

Audience: 
Students
Faculty
Staff
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If you have questions or would like to request training for you or your department, please use AskIT to contact us, email askit @amherst.edu or phone 413-542-2526.

 

Using lynda.com

How to log in and use online software and technology training videos on lynda.com. With Amherst’s campus subscription to lynda.com, students and employees (staff and faculty) can access more than 1,400 training videos that provide software and computer skills instruction. New courses are added every week.

Lynda.com - Online Computer and Self-Improvement Learning Resource

With Amherst’s campus subscription to Lynda.com, students, faculty, and staff can access thousands of educational videos that serve as educational resources on software skills, computer skills, and self-improvement. Lynda.com adds new materials every week.

Audience: 
Students
Faculty
Staff
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Topics covered include how to use popular software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop, and computer skills such as digital photography, music and video production, tips on using mobile devices such as iPads, home computing, animation, and web design and development. Each training topic is broken up into short video sections or chapters. View a section at a time or view all in a series to complete a particular topic. Some topics provide exercises you can use to follow along and practice what is being taught. Topics for self-improvement include: Communication Fundamentals, Body Language for Leaders, Managing Your Time, Influencing Others, Having Difficult Conversations, Learning to Be Assertive, Leading with Emotional Intelligence, Effective Listening, Overcoming Procrastination, Improving Your Memory, Management Fundamentals, and Conflict Resolution Fundamentals.
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You can access Lynda.com with any web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc.) and use a computer or mobile device including iPhones, iPads, iPods, Android phones, and e-readers that can play video such as Kindle Fire and Nook Color.

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As of August 27, 2015:

If you would like to use Lynda.com, you may request a seat by visiting AskIT.