KU provides a variety of training options to help KU students, faculty and staff gain knowledge and skills to make them more effective and successful in their academic, research and work endeavors. While most of the training opportunities presented here are technology-related, some training is available in other areas.


KU IT offers free training sessions throughout the year to help faculty, staff and students use a variety of software packages more effectively. We have regularly scheduled Technology Training Workshops that are open to anyone, as well as group sessions or individual consultations that can be customized to meet the needs of faculty and staff. View the Workshops Calendar for upcoming opportunities.

HowToKU Website

Provides a variety of “how to” online technology resources, including videos, guides and access to training workshops. Visit the HowToKU service page for more information.

KU IT Knowledge Base

Online database of guides, tutorials and other information related to technology software, services and systems at the University of Kansas. Visit the Knowledge Base service page for more information.


KU Employees Only: A professional development and performance management system that provides online training modules in a number of areas, including technology, leadership, workplace effectiveness and more. Required employee trainings, including IT security and sexual-harassment prevention, are delivered in MyTalent.

LinkedIn Learning

KU Employees Only: LinkedIn Learning with content is available to KU employees through the MyTalent system. LinkedIn Learning is an online library with 7,000+ courses that teach the latest software, creative, leadership, and business skills through high-quality instructional videos.

Canvas Help

A website with a wide range of guides and other resources to help students, faculty and staff most effectively use the Canvas learning management system.

Technology Instruction & Engagement Team

Leads technology training efforts on campus, including teaching and facilitating in-person workshops, managing the HowToKU website, and providing customized training for departments and individuals.

Educational Technologists

Provide insight and expertise in helping instructors choose and use the most effective tools and resources to meet their teaching and curriculum needs.

KU CMS Guide

A website that provides guidance and step-by-step instructions for creating and managing websites in KU's content management system.


Visit the individual service pages for more information on:

  • Workshops
  • HowToKU website
  • KU IT Knowledge Base
  • MyTalent
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Canvas Help
  • Blackboard Help
  • Technology Instruction & Engagement team
  • Educational Technologist team