Software Training for Students

Software Training for Students (STS) is a student-to-student peer training service from DoIT Academic Technology that focuses on teaching software skills and improving overall tech literacy for students at UW-Madison. We are available for all currently enrolled undergrad and graduate students, and all of our services are totally free of charge!

We offer open technology workshops (Monday-Thursday, 6-8pm) in the second floor computer lab in College Library. These cover specific apps like Photoshop, Excel, R, and Python, as well as general tech topics like Algorithms and Bias, Data Privacy, and more.

For the first time, drop-in attendance at our workshops is also an option! If a student happens to be in College Library when a workshop is starting and there is an open spot in the computer lab, they are welcome to attend even if they haven’t signed up.
Students can view upcoming sessions and sign up in advance at

Students can also request 1-on-1 help through our Ask-A-Trainer service. Students can schedule a time and place that works for them, either in-person or online via Zoom, MS Teams, Google Meet, etc.
Students can schedule 1-on-1 appointments at

Any questions can be directed to

This post was authored by Academic Affairs on 09/09/2021.