Training

Grammar and Style Training

WordPress Training

  • Training videos for WordPress are hosted through Lynda.com.
    • To access Lynda, sign in through DoIT’s online training page (you can use either the link at the bottom of the page under “Getting Started” or on the right-hand side under “Login to Lynda.com”).
    • Either search for “WordPress Essential Training” (course by Morten Rand-Hendricksen) or, now that you’re signed in, follow this link.
  • Once inside the “WordPress Essential Training” course, all of these videos will come in handy as you use WordPress throughout the semester. We only require you to watch these particular videos to get started:
    • What is WordPress
    • Using the WordPress admin panel
    • Posts vs. Pages
    • Creating a New Post
    • What is the difference between Categories and Tags?
    • Adding Images to posts and pages
    • When to use Pages
    • Creating a Page
    • Creating Page Hierarchies
    • Previewing, installing, and changing themes
    • Using Widgets
  • These step-by-step text directions will also come in handy
  • Verify that you completed the WordPress training here.
    • Please know that entering confirmation here without completing the training constitutes academic misconduct and may result in a failing grade in the course. This applies to all verifications this semester. 

iMovie Training

  • Training videos for iMovie can be accessed through Lynda.com.
    • You should not have to pay for the videos – sign in with your wisc email address before viewing the videos.
  • The following are other sources for iMovie training (optional).
  • If you can’t find what you need, try the iMovie help page.
  • Verify that you did the iMovie training here
    • Please know that entering confirmation here without completing the training constitutes academic misconduct and may result in a failing grade in the course. This applies to all verifications this semester. 

Piktochart Training

  • Link to Piktochart (signing up for the free version will be good enough)
  • How to easily create a Piktochart infographic
  • Customizing charts
  • Troubleshooting help (in text format, not video) can be found here. You don’t need to read through all these, just note that this is where you should go for Piktochart help.
  • Verify that you did the Piktochart training here
    • Please know that entering confirmation here without completing the training constitutes academic misconduct and may result in a failing grade in the course. This applies to all verifications this semester. 

Audacity Training

InDesign Training

Excel

 

Additional Trainings

The guides below are not required training, but you may find them helpful, especially when researching and creating your individual story projects.

Screen Capture Training

Soundslides Training

Web Building Blocks

Searching with Lexis Nexis

Searching for Story Ideas

Searching for Statistics and Data

Portfolio Site Training

IS Training

Other Digital Media Resources

Here is a great set of trainings for a variety of useful skills including audio recording, interactive map making, and editing:

https://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/