Training for Students

The Office of Information Technology has created an IT security education program for all WMU students. A second course has been created for all students employed by WMU who use computers and/or access electronic or paper University data to take in addition to the course for all WMU students.  The courses are contained in Elearning and students may access them from the student tab in GoWMU, in the My Self Service channel as IT Security Education for Students or from My Courses Ongoing, after logging in to Elearning.

Screen shot of My Courses in Elearning

All students

This course contains seven modules and a short quiz. The modules cover the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Protecting your computer
  • Your Bronco NetID and password
  • Email
  • Web browsing
  • File sharing
  • Wireless security

Student employees

This course is found by scrolling to the bottom of the above course. It contains one module and a short quiz and covers the following topics:

  • Cloud computing
  • Data security
  • FERPA
  • Social security numbers

Verification of training completion

A day after students have successfully (80% or better) completed the quizzes, students will be sent a confirming email. This confirmation may then be passed along to a student employee's supervisor to verify that training has been completed.