Free Training on Administrative and AI Applications

UF Information Technology (UFIT) offers a robust training calendar that includes instructor-led opportunities and self-paced courses. All UFIT training is free and open to faculty, staff, and students. There are dozens of offerings this semester including the options listed below.

Enhance Your collaboration skills with these instructor-led webinars:

Earn UFIT’s AI Foundations certificate with this anytime, on-demand option:

AI Foundations Certificate Program: Learn different aspects of AI through a series of five courses: Artificial Intelligence in The Workplace, Harnessing AI Tools, AI Image Generators (Self-Paced), and Prompt Engineering: Working with ChatGPT and AI Image Generators.

Become proficient with survey tools for research and administrative use:

Register today and let’s learn together! UFIT can also deliver on-site, custom learning opportunities for a college, department, or unit that has a specific group training need. Email with your inquiry. The training staff are eager to help you more efficiently use campus IT tools and applications.

Use the Break Periods to Develop Your Professional Skills

Take advantage of the upcoming holiday breaks to build your professional skills using LinkedIn Learning and UFApps.

Students can access more than 21,000 courses on LinkedIn Learning for FREE with their GatorLink credentials. What do you need to learn that will make you stand out from other applicants for that job or internship? You can take a database fundamentals course, advanced Excel, learn Python or Adobe Creative Cloud and more, from the comfort of your couch or while flying home!

UFIT also provides UFApps, enabling access to 130+ applications you can use to build proficiency in professional-level tools, such as MATLAB, Autodesk, and SPSS. Your experience with these applications can be valuable additions to your resume and job applications. Go to and click “Login to UFApps” on the top right to get started.

It’s never too early to get started on your professional development, Gators! Enjoy these free opportunities while you can, because software applications are expensive and a LinkedIn Learning account will cost you more than $20/month after graduation. If you need assistance accessing the free version of LinkedIn Learning or downloading the receiver to use UFApps, call (352-392-HELP) or visit (132 Hub, across from Starbucks) the UFIT Help Desk.

iClicker Cloud Training Offered March 23

UFIT is coordinating an iClicker Cloud training, open to both novice and seasoned users. Taught by an iClicker company representative, this FREE training is open to all UF faculty:

iClicker Cloud Training
Thursday, March 23
10:00-11:30 a.m. (via Zoom)

Registration Link

iClicker Cloud is a learning platform that improves student engagement in a variety of ways. The learning tool includes both synchronous and asynchronous options such as polling, quizzing, and assignments, and seamlessly integrates with Canvas. Regardless of class size or delivery method, iClicker can help instructors increase attendance and participation, provide instant feedback, and identify knowledge gaps in real-time.

Please email for more information about the iClicker Cloud training or about any other offering on the UFIT training schedule.

SPSS Training Offered This Spring

UFIT is offering its SPSS Statistics & Sample Power 3 this spring.  The online course begins January 9, and ends on March 10, 2023.  This free certificate earning, self-paced course includes seven modules that focus on the latest statistical procedures.  All modules must be completed by March 10 for the participant to earn the certificate.

This course has been designed for faculty, TAs, graduate students, postdoctoral candidates, and staff.  Potential participants can review the course syllabus prior to registering.

Participants must have completed a graduate course in statistics and the “SPSS Statistics Essential Training” in LinkedIn Learning prior to January 9.  To register, visit and use the keyword: SPSS. Anyone with questions about UFIT’s SPSS certificate program is welcome to contact instructor Dr. Jose Silva-Lugo.

Learn to Use the Campus-Wide Calendar

UF’s Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing (SCM) manages the campus-wide calendar. The URL is and available as a direct-link on the UF homepage. The calendar is a great promotional option available for departments and organizations to broadly advertise events.

Free training is being offered so faculty and staff can learn to manage event submissions, request a departmental calendar, and leverage all the features of the calendaring tool. The live, instructor-led webinar training will be held on:

Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Course Number: UF_ITT369_ILT

Register here

The university’s calendar provides a central system where events can be submitted for inclusion to maximize exposure. (Events will be reviewed for approval every one to two weeks by SCM.) Visit to request an event be added. For questions about this training, please contact the UFIT Training team.

Training on iClicker Cloud Offered

An iClicker Cloud training representative will be on-site to train UF’s novice and experienced users on this platform. Two training dates (three overall options) and modalities are available:

Friday, July 22: 9:00-10:30 a.m.
(via Zoom)
Wednesday, August 17: 9:00-10:30 a.m. (Face-to-face in CSE E507)
Wednesday, August 17: 12:00-1:30 p.m. (Face-to-face in CSE E507)

To register for any of the three trainings, navigate to the myTraining link. There will also be presenter-led open office hours on Wednesday, August 17, from 10:30-12:00 p.m. in CSE E507.

iClicker Cloud is a mobile-optimized engagement platform that facilitates student and instructor collaboration. The University of Florida has an institutional site license covering all costs. iClicker Cloud includes both synchronous and asynchronous options like polling, quizzing, and assignments, and integrates with Canvas. Whether you are planning to use iClicker for the first time or if you just need a refresher, this training will get you ready for the new school year. There will be time for questions in each iClicker Cloud training.

Instructors with questions about this training or other academic technology trainings available are welcome to contact the UFIT training team.

R Training for Data Mining and Analysis

R has become the default software for data mining and analysis. R is now as ubiquitous for data applications as Excel is in business and administrative functions. UFIT is once again offering its popular R training this summer, in a free training program from May 31 – July 29.

Learn more and register.

Participants in UFIT’s R training can apply what they learn to their research and academic activities, as Spring 2022 attendee Opeyemi Adedoja, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Entomology and Nematology, has been able to:

“Thank you so much for providing the detailed lectures, I gained a lot from the training and have applied R in several capacities. The R course gave me practical understanding of this programming language and I am now more confident when applying the basic operations in my daily work. Also, I have always found logistic regression a very difficult analysis to compute and interpret in R. Your course gave me a clear picture of this topic and I understand it much better now.”

UFIT is also offering SPSS and Sample Power 3 this summer from May 9 – July 1. Anyone with questions about these offerings may contact UFIT trainer Dr. Jose Silva-Lugo.