Sharpen Your Tech Skills Over Lunch

Learn IT @ Lunch series returns with advice on cybersecurity and digital tools

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Are you looking to sharpen your skills on useful digital tools? Do you want helpful advice on how to stay safe online?

The Learn IT @ Lunch series from Duke’s Office of Information Technology returns this fall to help get you what you need to be safer and smarter online and in the workplace.

Consisting of free, noontime hourlong Zoom sessions on several Wednesdays this fall, the series brings in Duke experts to help staff and faculty make better use of some of the IT tools and resources available.

“The Learn IT @ Lunch trainings are a free source of professional development for employees looking to reinforce and/or expand their skills while working from home,” said Duke OIT Education and Training Coordinator Trina Rodriguez. “We are always open to suggestions from the Duke community for future trainings.”

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, Morgan Andres and Delia Patrick from Student Information Services and Systems will show off the features and functions of DukeHub, a system used by faculty and student advisors to track students’ academic performance. A week later, on Oct. 7, Alexandra Cooper of the Social Science Research Institute will offer advice on how Qualtrics, a popular survey tool available to the Duke community, can help you and your organization make more informed decisions.

Later in October, which is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, there are sessions on working securely from home with children and protecting your data online. And later this fall, there will be sessions on making Zoom events more inclusive and successful.

There is no pre-registration required and expert presenters are available to answer questions after each session. And if you miss a session, videos of past workshops are posted online.

Check out the online schedule to see what sessions are right for you.

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