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Software Tutorials

The Service Desk staff offer personalized software training to small groups who would like to learn a new software or acquire certain skills for upcoming assignments.  While our staff are not trained in all the software titles available through the school, we often have on the team 'power users' of popular programs, such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, and Rhino. A minimum of 5 students is needed to set up a training session and advanced notice is needed to coordinate the type and time for training. Please email soatechdesk@utexas.edu to request software training.

Note about getting on-demand help at the Service Desk: Our staff are always available to help, but the software competencies of individual staff members varies based on academic interests.  While we can offer quick one-on-one help at the desk, our primary responsibilities while on duty may prevent us from giving you in-depth individual help.  Software websites often have discussion boards and guides for training and troubleshooting.  Many independent websites and Youtube videos also offer instruction.  Google on! 

Access to  Lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning) is free for faculty, staff, and students. 

Lynda.com is a professional software training and tutorial site. To access the site follow the steps below or the quick start guide.

  • Go to www.lynda.com.
  • Click on 'Log In' in the upper right of the window.
  • In the right side window that opens, under "Log in through your organization or school', type utexas.edu.
  • An EID authentication page will open.
  • Log in with your EID and password.
    • Note: If you are asked whether to create a new Lynda.com account or merge an existing account, create a new account.

Examples of Lynda.com content relevant to software used in UTSOA curricula:

      • Revit – 23 courses & 1,019 video tutorials
      • 3DS-Max – 48 courses & 2,603 video tutorials
      • Rhino – 7 courses & 311 video tutorials
      • V-Ray – 6 courses & 251 video tutorials
      • Photoshop – 365 courses & 19,176 video tutorials
      • Illustrator – 135 courses & 7,523 video tutorials
      • InDesign – 114 courses & 5,795 video tutorials
      • Premier – 79 courses & 3,424 video tutorials
      • After Effects – 152 courses & 5,424 video tutorials
      • ArcGIS – 4 courses & 198 video tutorials
      • SPSS – 1 course & 62 video tutorials

Further Training Resources

These services are not provided by the University or the School. Many of them are free for students, but others have fees associated. This is not an exhaustive list. It is only a reference point for supplemental training and research.

  • Pluralsight

    • Cost
    • Relevant subjects
      • Autodesk Suite
      • V-Ray
      • Rhino
      • VR
      • AR
      • Adobe Suite
      • Unity
      • Unreal
  • edX

    • Cost
      • Free (certificates are available for a fee)
    • Relevant subjects
      • Architecture
      • Urban Design
      • Planning
      • General Design
      • Asset Creation
      • Animation
      • Business
      • Personal & professional development
  • Udemy

    • Cost
      • List price ~$20-200/course (frequent sales drop prices to ~$15)
    • Relevant subjects
      • VR
      • AR
      • Adobe Suite
      • Unity
      • Unreal
  • Educba

    • Cost
      • List price $99/yr or 14.99/mo
    • Relevant subjects
      • Compositing
      • Rendering
      • 3D Modeling
      • Animation
      • Video Editing
      • Visual Effects
      • Unity
      • Personal & professional development