Stay Current with Workplace Tech by Attending Free Webinars New Year, New Focus on Career Goals

The Learn IT @ Lunch webinar series is underway with free lunch hour training sessions on nine technology topics.

Held on Wednesdays at noon, the series of live hourlong workshops hosted by Duke's Office of Information Technology (OIT) provide staff and faculty with expert insights on tools that have become the backbone of the remote workplace, such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, LinkedIn Learning and Box and more.

The next session is January 26 and will feature Stephen Toback, media architect and senior producer for academic media production for Duke OIT, providing advice on creating videos for beginners. It’s one of a handful of new topics on this year’s lineup, which also features how to use LinkedIn Learning to add skills that will help in an evolving workplace (February 9) and how to use Zoom for team-building (March 23).

The sessions, streamed on Zoom, run to May 4 and will also cover traditionally popular topics such as how to make your online meetings more accessible (March 9) and how to get more out of Box (April 6).

“I think people tend to lean on this series,” said Duke OIT Training and Education Coordinator Trina Rodriguez, who organizes the workshops. “Even though we’ve been using Microsoft Teams since the beginning of the pandemic, our workshops on it still draw 50 or 60 people. I think that shows that people are always seeking new answers. I see this as a resource for people to get that information and learn more about the things they touch.”

Check out the full schedule.

If you have any topics you’d like to see covered in a future webinar, contact Trina Rodriquez at

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