Missouri State University

Computer and Technology Skills Courses

All University Employee Development registrations (Faculty, Staff, and Student Employees) and online training programs will be accessed through "My Learning Connection" Learning Management System (LMS).  Please visit “My Learning Connection” launch page to learn how to access the site and manage your professional development.

These  workshops are designed to help you make the most of the computer technology and software used in your job here at the University.  The sessions are outcome oriented, taught by professionals, and allow participants to apply their new skills immediately in the classroom environment.  Software courses should be taken in increasing levels by class participants to ensure they have successfully completed all the prerequisites for the next higher level of course.The Essentials, Intermediate, and Advance Level classes are offered  for Microsoft Office Suite and these classes are offered in two learning formats, both instructor led and online.  Please register for both the Instructor Led and Online classes through My Learning Connection:  

  • Instructor Led Classes:  Classes are held in Cheek Hall and Meyer Library with our classroom instructors.  Participants receive these resources:
    • Face to face interaction with an instructor and fellow students
    • A Course Student Manual (PDF), access to data and solution files, and a Quick Reference Card
    • Access to MyMentor, a 24 hour online chat feature available to answer questions about the class
    • HR Technical Trainers for the classes are Cindy Cook and Ronda Medlin 
  • Online Classes: Classes are completed online during a specified time.  Participants receive these resources: 
    • Interactive self-paced course which uses video instruction, demonstrations, and hands on activity labs for instruction
    • A  Course E-Student Manual with access to data and solution files, along with a Quick Reference Card and downloadable Student Manual (PDF)
    • Access to MyMentor, a 24 hour online chat feature available to answer questions about the class
  • Time Entry Training: This class is designed for those persons who have been assigned by Payroll as Approvers for employee Time and Leave Reporting, or as Dept. Time Entry Originators. 

The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning supports the instructional community at Missouri State University by promoting the enhancement of teaching and learning environments for all teaching modalities.  Services under the FCTL are:

The Computer Services Training Facility is located in Cheek 100 and is open to all faculty, staff, and student workers who need general computer help or more specific program instruction. Assistance is provided in a one-on-one setting allowing for individualized help at most any skill level. Contact csvTraining@missouristate.edu or Brenda Burrell at X66056.

  • Blackboard:The Blackboard Learning System™ is a tool to support teaching and learning at Missouri State University for both classroom and online training.
  • Banner Courses: The following courses and resources are available to assist employees with the University's Banner computer system.
  • Argos Training: This site will provide information on the various Argos training sessions and access to the Argos Training Session Schedule.
  • Banner Document Management System (BDMS) Training:  The Banner Document Management System (BDMS) is an electronic document management system specifically designed for use with Banner in a higher education environment.

Additional Resources:

  • Experts Wiki:  The Confluence wiki that serves as the repository for all Banner documentation.

Web Services offers training and resource materials on developing accessible web pages and using Web Press, the University's web content management system. Please visit http://www.missouristate.edu/web for assistance and training details. Open lab hours are held weekly to provide assistance on Web Press or any web related issues. See Web Help Desk for current open lab schedule.