Information Technology Competency Definition
picture of logo usage classDemonstrates a sound understanding of and comfort with information technology tools, systems, and operations; has current technology skills for communicating, conducting business, creating, and delivering educational programming; actively seeks new ways of using technology to enhance Extension work. Effectively uses information technology tools needed for Extension work. Selects and applies appropriate technology to one’s work activity and audience. Learns new ways of using technology to improve quality or efficiency of work. Models technology adoption. Identifies and solves routine problems involving the use of technology. Mentors or teaches others ways to use technology to improve processes or programs.

Turning Point LogoTarget: All Employees
Content: This training will walk agents and support staff through the use of Turning Point as a helpful tool to poll learners while in the classroom. 
Competency Category(s): 
Information Technology/SoftwarePrograms/TurningPoint
Format: Online
Date(s): July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 
Location: 
Learn.uada.edu
Contact(s): Pat Doss, pqdoss@uada.edu, (501) 671-2141

Qualtrics logoPlease be sure to complete the Qualtrics Request form before enrolling in this course.

Target:
All Employees
Content: This training will walk Division and Extension staff through the use of Qualtrics as a helpful tool to build surveys. 
Competency Category(s): 
Information Technology/Software Programs/Qualtrics
Format: Online
Date(s): July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 
Location: 
Learn.uada.edu
Contact(s): Gretchen Skinner, gskinner@uada.edu, (501) 671-2302

Panopto logoTarget: All Employees
Content: This training will allow the participants to view video tutorials on the basics of using Panapto.
Competency Category(s): Technology
Dates: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022
Format: Online
Location: learn.uada.edu
Contact(s): Karen DiCicco, (501) 671-2387; kwatts@uada.edu

constant contact logoTarget: All Employees
Content: This course covers the benefits, time investment, and how to get started with e-newsletters. We will cover the basics of CAN-SPAM compliance, best practices for writing and designing e-news content, how to track engagement, and how to improve your reach. 

Objectives:

  • Learn how to use design to engage readers
  • Learn how and why it's important to use CTA's as buttons or hyperlinks to track engagement
  • Learn best practice for writing e-news content
  • Learn how to write great subject lines to improve email open rates
  • Learn how to add contacts and gain new subscribers using sign-up forms
Competency Category(s): Technology
Format: Online
Date(s): July 1, 2021- June 30, 2022 
Location: Learn.uada.edu
Contact(s): Amy Cole, (501) 671-2304; accole@uada.edu; Kristena Merritt, kmerritt@uada.edu, (501) 671-5803

woman with hands on keyboardTarget: All Employees
Content: This training will allow the participant to view video tutorials on the basics of using the OMNI update content management system. 
Competency Category(s): Technology
Format: Online
Date(s): July 1, 2021- June 30, 2022 (Contact the course instructor if you are not sure that you have an OMNI account)
Location: Learn.uada.edu
Contact(s): Amy Cole, accole@uada.edu, 501-671-2304; Kristena Merritt, kmerritt@uada.edu, (501) 671-5803

picture of microsoft excel logoTarget: All Employees
Content: This training will introduce the basics of Microsoft Excel.  

          • Create and Manage Worksheets and Workbooks
          • Manage Data Cells and Ranges 
          • Create Tables
          • Perform Operations with Formulas and Functions
Approximate Time to Complete Each Module (answering questions is not included)

Module 1 – avg. time 1 min
Module 2 – avg. time 13 min
Module 3 – avg. time 10 min
Module 4 – avg. time 6 min
Module 5 – avg. time 10 min
Module 6 – avg. time 10 min

Competency Category(s): Technology
Format: Online
Date(s): July 1, 2021- June 30, 2022
Location: Learn.uada.edu
Contact(s): Gretchen Skinner, (501) 671-2302; gskinner@uada.edu

picture of microsoft excel logoTarget: All Employees
Content: This training will cover more advanced applications in Microsoft Excel.  

  • Manage Workbooks options and settings. 
  • Apply custom data formats and layouts
  • Create advance tables
  • Create advance charts and tables

Approximate Time to Complete Each Module (answering questions is not included) 

Module 1 – avg. time 1 min
Module 2 – avg. time 5 min
Module 3 – avg. time 13 min
Module 4 – avg. time 15 min
Module 5 – avg. time 10 min

Competency Category(s): Technology
Format: Online
Date(s): July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 
Location: Learn.uada.edu
Contact(s): Gretchen Skinner, gskinner@uada.edu, (501) 671-2302

UACES eLearning logo Target: All Employees
Content: The highlights of course development, best practices in instructional design, and the UACES online course development process. 
Competency Category(s): 
Technology
Format: Online
Date(s): July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022
Contact(s):
Armenta Lockhart, alockhart@uada.edu, (501) 671-5805