Online Training for Faculty and Staff

Starting Sunday, June 30, 2019 the free online training access made available to faculty and staff through will be going away. If you are currently using this version of to access online training, you will need to complete any training and print all certificates before June 30, 2019.

Western Michigan University makes online computer training available free for currently employed* faculty and staff through offers over 1,270 courses in more than 150 topics and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week so faculty and staff can learn at their own pace whenever schedules permit.  Access is limited to 100 active users during a four month period on a first-come, first-served basis until all seats are filled. At the end of June, October and February, all active accounts will be archived with registration beginning anew in July, November and March for each four month period. 

Note: Due to the limited number of licenses, only work-related training access should be requested.

* This service is not available to emeriti or retirees.

Get started

  1. Login to using your Bronco NetID and password.
  2. In the My Self Service portlet, select Online Computer Training and follow the instructions to request an account. You will receive an email with your account information once the account has been created.
  3. When you have received your account information, go to and login.
  4. When you have completed a course, you may print a certificate.

For more information, contact

Training Resource Links

Faculty and staff resource links for free and paid training services online and some on-campus. 

Free training resources

Cool Tools for Teaching — high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech tools workshops (on-campus)

Office 365 Training Center

Adobe Education Exchange — Adobe Creative Cloud free professional development

Elearning Instructor Training (on-campus)

Learn to Code (free to get started)

Library training resources

Contact with questions about Skillport or O'Reilly for Education.

Skillport (formerly Books24x7) — books and videos with a wide range of topics

O'Reilly for Education — books and videos covering topics ranging from business strategy to information technology

Paid training resources from Linkedin — online courses with a wide range of topics

Udemy — online courses with a wide range of topics

Bigger Brains — online courses with business and workplace topics

ITProTV — IT training focus

Pluralsight — IT training focus

CBT Nuggets — IT training focus