SIS Tutorials

Welcome to the School of Information Sciences Tech Tutorials

Here we provide tutorials for software commonly used in courses at SIS, help walk you through any issues you may be experiencing with software in a virtual meeting setting, and can help you communicate with C&IT if you need help being more prescise.

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For any technology help such as password resets, server issues, or support with partitioning your Mac's hard drive to operate Windows, please contact C&IT by calling 313-577-4357, visiting or emailing C&IT also provides a knowledge base with tutorials and resources on technology related topics. 

SIS computer requirements can be found here:

Additional resources for Technology-focused classes at SIS can be found here: Information Sciences Technology Toolbox

Tutorials are listed alphabetically by software.

Adobe Acrobat

How to Fill Out a PDF Form and Create a Signature

Creating a Digital Signature using Adobe Acrobat

Install Adobe Acrobat Reader Download Link

Apache Server

How to Access the SIS Student Web Server


Bitcurator's Guide for Download and Use

SIS's Guide for Download and Use

Install Bitcurator Download Link

Install Oracle VM Virtualbox and Extension Pack Download Link

Install 7-Zip Download Link


Logging into Bitvise

Uploading Files to Bitvise

Install Bitvise Download Link

Boot Camp

Install Bootcamp Links to Software Download.

Note: Boot Camp requires a Mac with an Intel processor.


Dragging and Dropping Files Into Cyberduck

Install Cyberduck Download Link


Logging Into Filezilla

Installing FileZilla on Mac and PC Download Link

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools Website

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools Tutorial

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams Desktop Download

Microsoft Teams for Android

Microsoft Teams for iOS

Teams Quick Start Guide

Start a Chat in Teams

Start a Call From Chat in Teams

Create a Team From Scratch

Schedule a Meeting in Teams

Join a Meeting in Teams

Join a Meeting in Teams Without a Teams Account

Start an Instant Meeting in Teams

Add Members to a Team

Remove Someone from a Team

Record a Meeting in Teams

Creating An Office Hours Meeting In Teams

How to Add Students From Canvas Course to Microsoft Teams

Starting a Microsoft Teams Meetings in Canvas

Share Screen During Meeting

Share Your Screen in a Chat in Teams

Send a File, Picture, or Link in Teams

Share Content in a Meeting in Teams

Change Video Background in Microsoft Teams

Learn About Teams and Channels

Manage Team Settings and Permissions in Teams

Microsoft Teams Video Training

How to Properly Present PowerPoint Slides in Microsoft Teams

Use the Teams Meeting Add-In in Outlook

Teams and Outlook Email Integration

Sync SharePoint and Teams Files With the OneDrive Sync App

Collaborating with Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive

Collaborate on Files in Microsoft Teams

Team Owner Member and Guest Capabilities in Teams


Installing and Using PuTTY

Install PuTTY Download Link

RDA Toolkit

Accessing RDA Toolkit on-campus & off-campus using VPN

Remote Desktop Connection

Remote Desktop Connection (Windows)

Screenshot Tutorials

Screenshot Methods (Mac)

Screenshot Methods (Windows)

Skillsoft Books (Formerly Books 24x7)

Access Skillsoft Books via Wayne State University Libraries

Wayne State University Library Website


Using Terminal

VPN Connection - GlobalProtect

C&IT's GlobalProtect VPN Tutorial and C&IT's Two-Factor Authentication Tutorials

Additional Download Links

Adobe Flash Player


ExpressScribe Transcription Software (OCR)


GIMP Free Photoshop Alternative

Google Chrome

HitFilm Express Free PremierePro and Final Cut Pro Alternative

iTunes Must Have Microsoft and Apple Accounts


Mozilla Firefox