Software & Hardware Guides

Note: Most of the software listed below are available as ebooks or online tutorials, free to the UA campus community. Use your NetID to access them: Safari Books Online (via the library database site) and the UACBT (computer-based training).

Adobe Acrobat Pro

Acrobat Help / Scan documents to PDF
Adobe's community help page.

Learn Acrobat X
Tutorials and learning resources from Adobe and community experts.

CD and DVD Burning

Burn a CD or DVD in Windows Explorer


File Transfers (FTP - uploading files)

Creating a personal website on 
How to use your U-System Account, activate your "public_html" directory, and upload a web page

WinSCP Setup - Secure File Transfer
Includes setup and login instructions. Also see WinSCP Basic tasks

PuTTY (Telnet) - Secure File Transfer
Includes setup and login instructions.

The U-System account allows access to UNIX resources for websites, utilities, compilers and software.


Adobe Photoshop from AdobeTV
Free online tutorial videos.

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office Training
Free online training on Office 2007, 2010, and 2013 products.

UA CBT (Computer-Based Training)
Free online training for UA students, faculty, and staff. Includes training in Office 2010 and Microsoft Office for Mac 2011.

Bibliographic Management

RefWorks Guide
How to use RefWorks to manage your citations and create a bibliography


Scanning using CanoScan 9000F
How to use scanners in the libraries (including Main, Science-Engineering, and Fine Arts)

Acrobat Help / Scan documents to PDF
Adobe's community help page.


SPSS Tutorials
A variety of help tutorials.

UITS Statistical Consulting
Statistical consulting services provided to UA students, faculty, and staff

Website Creation

Web Accessibility
How to make your website accessible, guide created by the UA Web Developers Group

Zip/Unzip files

Zip or Unzip Files (Windows 7)

Workshops & Classes

UA Workshops
UITS workshops on commonly used applications and tools.

UA Outreach College
Fee-based online professional development courses on a variety of topics.

Pima Community College
Fee-based courses on a variety of computer and technology-related topics.

Pima County Public Library classes
Free, basic computer classes on a variety of topics.

Last modified: February 6, 2014