ITS Training

ITS Training provides technology training for all members of campus. We educate students, faculty, and staff about tech, with the goal of helping broaden awareness and understanding of technology tools available for use at BC. Use the links on the righthand side to navigate this page.

Tech Tuesday!

What is Tech Tuesday?

Calling all students, faculty, and staff! Every quarter, ITS Training provides an ongoing series of training sessions meant to spread knowledge and awareness of BC technology. Over the course of 6 weeks during the quarter, Tech Tuesday sessions are held online, via Teams @ 2pm every Tuesday afternoon. The first session for Fall quarter is October 11th, and the final session is November 15th.

Tech Tuesday events are available to anyone with a BC email address, and is brought to you by ITS Training, in partnership with the Committee for Classified Professional Development.

New This Quarter – Registration is NO LONGER REQUIRED

That’s right – participating in Tech Tuesday is easier than ever! Simply click on one of the meeting links included below in the schedule.

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Tech-Tuesday Fall Schedule


Two special presentations from BC staff and faculty! Don’t miss these amazing presentations below:

In addition to contributions from BC staff, Microsoft Customer Support will also be back teaching 4 sessions on a wide array of fantastic Microsoft topics. All times are Tuesdays, 2-3pm:

  • Bookings 100 by Microsoft Customer Success Team, October 18th
  • Power BI by Microsoft Customer Success Team, October 25th
  • Teams 200 by Microsoft Customer Success Team, November 8th
  • Word 200 by Microsoft Customer Success Team, November 15th

Sounds good, but how do I join a Tech Tuesday session?

To join any particular meeting, simply use the link included in each event below. Note: it is recommended that you copy + paste these links as calendar events into your preferred calendar.
Contact if you need assistance, or if you would like Outlook calendar invitations for any events.

Introduction to Website Accessibility by Taija Tevia-Clark

Tues, Oct 11th @ 2pm

Join us to learn how to make your online content usable and accessible to people with disabilities. In this session, we’ll cover essential best-practices, tips for testing your content with tools available on every computer, and common pitfalls to avoid.

About the presenter: Taija Tevia-Clark is a staff member in BC Information Technology Services, where he works on front-end systems (website design, user interfaces, and more). Taija places particular emphasis on accessibility, making him an ideal facilitator for this session.

Click to join Teams meeting: Introduction to Website Accessibility

Click here to add to calendar (download + run .ical file)

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Bookings 100 by Microsoft Customer Success Team

 Tues, Oct 18th @ 2pm

Bookings is a Microsoft tool that helps you manage and schedule appointments – join us to learn how your bookings can be managed via Microsoft Teams, and via web, allowing you to customize by a particular service.

Click to join Teams meeting: Bookings 100

Click here to add to calendar (download + run .ical file)

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Power BI 100 by Microsoft Customer Success Team

 Tues, Oct 25th @ 2pm

Power BI is a collection of software services, apps, and connectors that work together to turn unrelated sources of data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights. This course will provide an overview Power BI and how its services and applications work together to connect a data source to begin visualizing data.

Click to join Teams meeting: Power BI 100

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Teaching Hyflex – Notes from the Field by Pete Ophoven

Tues, Nov 1st @ 2pm-3:30pm

In this exciting hour-and-a-half session, IBIT faculty member Pete Ophoven will share his experience and perspectives on the technology necessary to lead a class in a dual, on-ground and online setting. Pete’s goal with this presentation is to answer the question, “How can we keep students engaged, no matter the modality we’re teaching from?”

About the presenter: Pete Ophoven is an IBIT faculty member who has placed particular emphasis on hyflex teaching. In addition to extensive background teaching in a hyflex format, Pete has experience as a student in hyflex environs, most recently receiving his master’s in Creativity and Imagination at Drexel’s School of Education.

Click to join Teams meeting: Teaching Hyflex: Notes from the Field

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Teams 200 by Microsoft Customer Success Team

 Tues, Nov 8th @ 2pm

Improve your facility with Teams by learning advanced features, leveling up your meetings, and extending your experience with apps.

Click to join Teams meeting: Teams 200

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Word 200 by Microsoft Customer Success Team

 Tues, Nov 15th @ 2pm

This course will teach how to take word documents to the next level with advanced features. We will cover advanced features such as comparing and merging documents, creating and formatting a table of contents, document translation and more.

Click to join Teams meeting: Word 200

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Tech Tuesdays! Video Archive

What is the video archive?

The Tech Tuesday! Video Archive is our library of previous Tech Tuesday training sessions. Use this to get up to speed on the latest from Microsoft’s professional support staff, and to get a taste of what Tech Tuesday sessions offer for our campus.

Here’s a sample of some of our past training:

Microsoft Word Level 200 – Learn some intermediate and advanced concepts in Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Excel Level 200 – Introduce yourself to some intermediate and advanced functionality with Microsoft’s ever-popular Excel.

Creating Accessible Content With Microsoft 365 – This course shows how people at school and work can achieve more with the built-in accessibility tools and features in Microsoft technologies.

Our library of content is always growing. New content gets added every week that Tech Tuesday sessions occur. We’ve also included some useful content whose origins are from campus events, such as our Immersive Reader training on Microsoft accessibility tools.

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Additional Resources

Linked-in Learning

Linked-in Learning – previously – is a training and professional development platform featuring an enormous amount of helpful training resources taught by industry professionals. This resource is freely available to anyone with an active BC email address. To start learning now, click the link above and the page will open in a new tab. Click the ‘Sign in’ button, located in the upper righthand portion of the page, and enter your Bellevue College email address and password.

Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base is our in-house repository of information concerning technology at BC, making it highly useful to technology needs and concerns on the BC campus in particular. You can find relevant how-to guides, frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and generalized information pages – all concerning BC technology – hand crafted by subject matter experts and technical staff from BC’s Information Technology Services department.

Looking for Technology Support? Contact our Service Desk!

In case you just need technology support immediately for an issue you cannot fix, visit our Service Desk page.

ITS Training Contact and Inquiries

Have more questions about ITS Training or any of the contents of this page? Contact Dan Moretti for more information. ITS Training is a part of the Information Technology Services department.

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Last Updated October 4, 2022