OIT Training Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
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Accessibility & UDL: Enhancing Video Learning with Captions

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Captioning, once thought to be exclusively for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, has well researched benefits for ALL learners. Indeed, captions are known to improve attention, retention, and comprehension of learning videos. In this hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn multiple ways to efficiently and effectively caption their own videos using YouTube or Canvas Studio.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Blue Sky: Introduction

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"BlueSky is a free and open source data science package with extensive features for data management, visualization, statistical analysis, and machine learning. Its point-and-click user interface is easy to learn and use. Behind the scenes it uses the powerful R language. If you wish to learn R programming, you can ask BlueSky to show you the R code that it writes. It uses the popular ggplot R package for visualization and tidyverse commands for data management. Prerequisite: None Time: 2 hours "

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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Canvas: Analytics for Student Success

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Analytics can improve student success by providing insight into student learning behaviors. Faculty will learn how to assess the effectiveness of their online teaching methods, identify areas that need improvement, and identify at-risk students.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Canvas: Assignments, Assessments, and Grades

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This workshop will focus on the Canvas assessment tools (Assignments and Quizzes) faculty can use to track and/or improve student learning. Instructors will also learn the relationship between Canvas assessments and the grade book. We'll go beyond the nuts and bolts of assessment creation and management by learning about many best practices and helpful hints that can contribute toward a better, more efficient online experience for both you and your students.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Canvas: Foundations: Getting Started

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This workshop provides a foundational overview of basic features and functionality available in Canvas that allows instructors to build and support engaging courses.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Canvas: Getting Started with Canvas Studio

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This workshop will provide an overview of the Canvas Studio video platform - the next-generation online video learning platform. Canvas Studio integrates with Canvas and allows instructors to seamlessly create media interaction and active learning experiences in the online classroom. Learn how Canvas Studio can engage both students and instructors, provide insightful viewing analytics, generate captions, and turn video and audio content into conversation. All workshops are listed in Eastern Standard Time. Zoom session link: https://tiny.utk.edu/studio-training

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Instructing: Lecture Creation Using Zoom

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Join OIT experts for a workshop on lecture creation using Zoom. Experts from both instructional design and video production will guide you through the process of recording your Zoom lectures. Topics covered include lecture structure and delivery for a Zoom environment, camera placement, audio, lighting, and editing. This workshop is open to instructors of all ability levels who want to improve their online lectures or recordings using Zoom. Workshops will be available live on Zoom where an instructional designer and a video production specialist will guide you through using Zoom and answer any questions you may have.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Instructing: Screencasting Tips to Enhance Teaching and Learning

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Video screen capture, known as screencasting, is an excellent way to provide students with quick, short, “just in time” instruction that’s available for them to access anytime, anywhere, and at their own pace. Screencasting is also an excellent option for providing annotated feedback, or a creative means for students to share and demonstrate knowledge. In this workshop we will explore options for creating and sharing screencasts to enhance both teaching and learning, using your own available video capture technology (e.g., mobile phone, tablet, etc.), Canvas or Zoom.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Microsoft PowerPoint: Getting Started

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Get started right with PowerPoint! Take a walk through the basics of creating a great PowerPoint. Learn some of the best practices, how to tweak a template, the basics of animations and transitions, and more.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Microsoft Teams: Overview

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Get a quick overview of how to use Microsoft Teams for your group. Learn about chats, channels, scheduling video calls, and lots more. We'll leave time for Q&A at the end to answer any specific questions you have.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: R for Machine Learning

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In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to use R to discover useful patterns in your data and to make accurate predictions. Topics will include data preparation, automated variable selection, cross-validation methods, model tuning, and several popular modeling approaches including decision trees, random forests, gradient boosting machines, and neural networks. We will use the popular tidymodels package which integrates the various steps and standardizes them across many modeling methods. It takes approximately 8 hours to complete this workshop. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/4G37M9

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: R: Markdown

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In this hands-on previously recorded zoom workshop you will learn how to blend your research writing, programming, and output into a single word processing style document using the R Markdown language in RStudio. This style of work is known as Reproducible Research since every phase of the analysis can be recreated by “knitting” a single document. The output document can be HTML with an interactive table of contents, or Word or PDF formats. While we will be using it with the R language, Markdown commands apply to many other languages such as Python and SAS. A recommended prerequisite for this course is the R-Basics workshop. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete this workshop. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/M8RGH6

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Accessibility & UDL: Designing Accessible Course Materials

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This workshop series provides opportunity for faculty to learn about the benefits and applied principles for proactively designing courses that are accessible for all learners. Specific topics include why and how to design accessible material, including: word documents, PDFs, Canvas pages, and video & audio. It is intended to be a practical survey, guiding participants through the steps to make material accessible on the level of providing perceptual access and utility for everyone. As part of the workshop, participants will practice applying these concepts to actual course material from their courses with guided oversight and support. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/D9JTMB

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Best Practices for Assessment Design & Delivery

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Putting your final exam online? Need ideas for how to assess learner progress in Canvas? This is a one-stop location for asynchronous, self-paced training related to designing and delivering effective tests and assessments online. Topics include pedagogy and design, using Canvas to construct tests and assessments, and facilitating feedback effectively. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/6WEPDH.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Canvas Folio: Digital Tool for Assessment and Student Career Prep

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Canvas Folio is an electronic portfolio tool that students, faculty, and staff can use to craft a professional digital version of their resume or portfolio. Folio is fully integrated with Canvas and is more robust than Canvas’ ePortfolio tool. Students have lifetime access to their Folio and can continue to contribute to it after graduation. This self-paced, online course features how-to resources for creating, customizing, and sharing your Folio, and examples of Folios for various disciplines. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/B7KWRF

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Canvas Training for Faculty

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This workshop is designed to familiarize instructors with the need-to-know tools and features of Canvas in order to design, deliver, and manage your course effectively. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/WMMY8E

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Clicker Self-Service

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This course will equip you with the tools and knowledge to pose response-driven questions in real-time during your course instruction. Whether you teach with Powerpoint or other presentation styles, you can use the TurningPoint software to ask and receive responses. This response system also allows you to sync the responses to Canvas for class participation scores or quizzes. By completing this course you will have the ability to:
• Setup your Canvas course to use clickers
• Create questions in PowerPoint, Anywhere Polling (questions over other software), Self-paced quizzes (participants answer at their own pace), or Scheduled quizzes.
• Sync grades to Canvas
Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/CBGWWE

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Implementing UDL on Canvas

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Canvas offers robust tools for accessible and engaging course design. This course helps instructors and instructional designers learn how to maximize the design of Canvas courses using the principles and practice of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The course also models best practices for Canvas course design, offering rich opportunities to both experience and learn. As a self-paced asynchronous learning experience, you may complete the course whenever and wherever you'd like and at your own pace. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/M8Y8M9

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: NVivo: Fundamentals

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NVivo is a qualitative data-analysis package used to organize and analyze resources used in qualitative research. NVivo allows researchers to analyze documents, electronic web surveys, audio and video files, images, database tables, web pages, and social media content in one platform. This workshop will provide an overview of the software. The interface and features are demonstrated, along with examples of research projects utilizing the software. Participants will import and organize data in NVivo, add research notes and annotations, and code qualitative data in a variety of ways. Participants will also understand the potential of NVivo as a tool for organizing, questioning, visualizing, and reporting qualitative research data. It takes approximately 6 hours to complete this workshop. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/HM3MK3

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: OER: Avoiding Copyright Issues With Open Educational Resources (OER)

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Learn how to use Open Educational Resources (OER) in your presentations and course materials, and save students money by using open textbooks. OER are materials licensed for sharing by their creators. This self-paced, online course covers how to find them, evaluate OER for fit and quality, properly attribute and license OER, share OER, and how to guide others in creating OER. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/K4L8AC

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Python Basics

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In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to use the Python programming language to create a python variable-number, string, list, dictionary, and tuple; how to create Python functions, condition statements and iterations; how to install a python package; how to manage your files and workspace; how to read comma-separated data files; how to create plots using Seaborn package. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete this workshop. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/3X4ECJ

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: R: Basics

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In this hands-on previously recorded zoom workshop you will learn to use the R programming language to create vectors, factors, and data frames; Manage your files and workspace; Control R functions; Read comma-separated data files; Select variables and observations; Create plots and perform basic statistical analyses. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete this workshop. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/X6PN64

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: R: Statistics

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In this hands-on previously recorded zoom workshop, you will learn to program common statistical analysis including frequency tables, descriptive statistics, chi-square, correlation, linear regression, t-tests and analysis of variance with post-hoc tests. A recommended prerequisite for this course is the R-Basics workshop. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete this workshop. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/N8EPXA

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Research Computing Support Overview of Services

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In this brief previously recorded 30-minute presentation, we will discuss the various software and services that Research Computing Support offers Students, Faculty, and Staff members. We cover how RCS provides assistance with analyzing data via statistical consulting, qualitative analysis, GIS support, content analysis, and data mining. This includes help with designing studies, experiments, and determining sample size; How we can help create, deploy, and analyze web survey data; Co-authorship, and several other research related topics. In addition, we discuss the research software available on campus and how to get assistance. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/CHL4KW

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Teaching Online Reboot: Canvas and Zoom

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Learn the general framework for easily creating Canvas course sites by applying a new course template as well as techniques to manage the online classroom environment using Zoom. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL, https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/63EGGE.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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R: GUI

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"There are many different free and open source projects that aim to make the powerful R language easy to use via menus and dialog boxes. This workshop will present the pros and cons of the contenders to help you choose the one that is best for you. These include BlueSky Statistics, Deducer, JASP, jamovi, R Analytic Flow, Rattle, R Commander, RKWard, and R-Instat. Prerequisite: None Time: 1.5 hours "

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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Zoom: Introduction to LiveOnline@UT

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If you currently use tools like Skype and FaceTime, or require an alternative tool for video conferencing for administrative or teaching needs, you’ll want to learn more about LiveOnline@UT (Zoom). Zoom enables users to have interactive, high-quality video and audio conferences from laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. Join us to learn more about Zoom and how it can assist you in teaching and learning, administration, and research collaboration.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Zoom: What's New in LiveOnline@UT?

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What's New In Zoom - Join us for this one-hour workshop and explore the latest updates in LiveOnline@UT (Zoom). The agenda includes topics such as exploring content sharing and screen layout options, engaging on-screen feedback icons, and managing participants. We’ll discuss these topics and much more! Pre-requisite: Experience with scheduling and leading Zoom meetings. This workshop is online and the workshop instructor will email you a Zoom meeting link the day before the workshop.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Canvas Catalog

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Canvas Catalog is an outreach platform for non-credit/non-degree related purposes. Colleges or units may use Catalog to offer professional development, public outreach, or other certificate-based courses. Catalog extends access to those outside of the university community. Catalog offerings can be fee-based using a special payment gateway, or they can be offered at discounts based on special promotional codes, or at no additional cost to the participant. Customized certificates are available to users upon completion of activities. Catalog is a separate instance of Canvas and is the only avenue to provide external users to a Canvas-based course. Join us on for an overview and Q&A session to learn more about Canvas Catalog and creative ways it is being used.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Accessibility & UDL: Course Design for Everyone

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Overview: Traditionally, accessibility is understood to be a way to provide access to physical spaces and content for people with disabilities. While that is critical, it is also a narrow way of conceptualizing accessibility. This workshop will introduce participants to the theory and practice of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), which provides a framework for designing courses, assessments, materials, methods, and learning environments that proactively account for variability in the population. UDL draws from decades of research in neuroscience, cognitive sciences, and education sciences to promote practical and conceptual frames for the design and delivery of courses. Unlike traditional approaches to accessibility, UDL advocates providing access to not just physical spaces and content, but to learning and expert learning. Unlike traditional accessibility, UDL advocates the provision of access not only to individuals with disabilities, but to everyone. This workshop will go introduce UDL theory and practice, then look specifically at participants’ courses to walk through a UDL design sequence from closely examining goals to developing well designed assessments to the provision of options for learning in methods and materials. By the end of the workshop, participants will have had the chance to re-design one unit of their course and the skills to expand these strategies to other units therein.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Accessibility & UDL: Overcoming Accessibility Barriers in Assessments

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This workshop illustrates how instructors can apply the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to ensure that assessments are accessible, valid, and effective.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Adobe Acrobat: Basics

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Adobe Acrobat is an application to view, create, manipulate, print, and manage files in Portable Document Format (PDF). This is an introductory class to using the different tools connected with Acrobat.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Adobe Acrobat: Indexing, Searching, Combining - Going Beyond the Basics

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In this short one-hour workshop we’ll dive deep into some of the power features of Acrobat Pro DC. You’ll learn how to Index one or hundreds of PDF’s with a single search, save a PDF in various formats such as a jpg, and combine multiple PFA’s into one large document that includes chapters. There will be time for questions, so be sure and bring them along and together we’ll find a solution.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Adobe After Effects: Create Simple Animations for Explaining a Concept in Your Presentations

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The Adobe After Effects workshop provides an introduction to the software and teaches you various tips and tricks to easily animate online or in person presentations. By learning these tools, you will have the ability to transform your presentations, filling them with life and movement, and ultimately creating an engaging environment for demonstrating and learning. Best part of it is, no former knowledge on After Effects is required! The workshop entails setting up your composition as well as the essential basics for animating. We will demonstrate how to mask objects and create shapes that you can then animate and create movement. You will learn how to highlight important topics by animating lines and arrows across your screen. You will learn how to animate text onto your composition. Finally, we will cover how to convert your finished product into a video for all to see. Don’t worry, we will provide ample time to answer questions from the audience!

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Adobe Illustrator: Introduction

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This workshop will introduce you to the Illustrator palettes, tools, and overall layout of the program. This hands-on workshop will focus on creating a vector-based illustration, taking you through steps of creating shapes, fills, lines, patterns and applying effects. By the end of workshop you will have created your own illustration.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Adobe InDesign: Basics

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InDesign can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, and books. This is an introductory class that will give you a basic understanding of InDesign and how to use the different tools available therein.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Adobe Lightroom: Organize and Edit your Photos like a pro

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Lightroom is an image management and editing application from Adobe. Using Lightroom, users are able to work through their images sorting and organizing making them easy to find when needed, editing the look of the images, and finally sharing on the web. Attendees at this workshop will be introduced to the application interface and lean the basics of using the application.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Adobe Photoshop: Banners, Brushes, and Colors

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Unravel the mystery of Photoshop. Learning how to use layers is the key! This class teaches the fundamentals of layering. To understand layering, think of stacking transparencies of different graphics to give the appearance of one image. Add some art to the mystery with Painting and Editing. Work with colors, brushes, gradients, and more.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Adobe Photoshop: Compositing Images with Photoshop

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Through the use of creative selections you’ll combine multiple images into one image.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Adobe Photoshop: Improving your Photos

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In this class, participants learn to use masks to protect parts of an image from change, just like using masking tape to paint a room or a vehicle, or using a stencil to letter a sign. Students also learn to retouch photos. They will learn to remove unwanted objects from a picture, change a gray sky to partly cloudy, and brighten the colors.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Adobe Photoshop: Layers, Frames, and Edges

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Participants will learn advanced layer techniques to selectively hide and reveal portions of artwork, to align images, and to add layer effects to a type layer.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Adobe Photoshop: Selections and Manipulations

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If you are new to Photoshop, this is the perfect workshop to begin learning the tools and basic techniques. Participants will examine the Photoshop interface. Selections from the toolbar will be defined, discussed, and applied to a graphic. Invaluable shortcuts for opening, viewing, and selecting will be taught. Work with palettes and palette menus. Learn and apply the creative skills needed for manipulating graphics. These skills include selecting, editing, and rotating shapes, then adding the shapes to another graphic.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Adobe Rush & iMovie: Editing Videos

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Participants will learn the basic of video editing using iMovie. The class will cover:
  • Importing video footage and stills
  • Cropping, trimming, and splitting clips
  • Inserting transitions between clips
  • Adding background music

Although this workshop was written with students in mind, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.

Adobe Spark: Easy Ways You Can Have Your Students Create Assignments

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Spark is a free cloud-based application that empowers you to create creative social media Post, Pages and Videos with voice-over. It’s very easy to use, and creating content is just a mouse click away. Adobe even provides stock photos and royalty-free music for the videos you create. Adobe has created a wonderful tool for producing online content. Because the application is cloud-based, you can start a project on one computer and continue editing it on another computer or device.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Adobe Spark: Get noticed on Social Media with Spark

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Spark is a free cloud-based application that empowers you to create creative social media Post, Pages and Videos with voice-over. It’s very easy to use, and creating content is just a mouse click away. Adobe even provides stock photos and royalty-free music for the videos you create. Adobe has created a wonderful tool for producing online content. Because the application is cloud-based, you can start a project on one computer and continue editing it on another computer or device.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Camtasia: Creating Instruction

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Would you like to record your desktop and make amazing videos to deliver instruction? Need an easy way to provide course guidance or feedback on an assignment? It’s easy with Camtasia’s built in screen recorder. You can make your videos stand out by adding visual effects, animated backgrounds, cursor highlights, callout shapes, royalty-free music, and you can even add quiz questions. All these features will be demonstrated and you will have time to create a video to share with your students.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Classroom Tech: Clicker and Classroom Technology Drop-in Consultations

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Clickers and Classroom Technology: Save time! During this drop-in consultation day, you can come in anytime to ask questions on clickers, Cynap, document cameras, projectors, how to best use the technology in your classroom, and more. Are you wondering how to incorporate clickers into your class? Do you have questions on why your PowerPoint doesn't project the way you want it to? Ask us! Bring your laptop to get setup with Clickers and see how to get it working with the classroom technology.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Classroom Tech: Clickers for Online Learning

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Learn how to use clickers (TurningPoint) with Zoom during live online lectures. We will explore new features from TurningPoint including scheduling quizzes, allowing students to review clicker grades and presentations, and delivering full PowerPoint presentations via the TurningPoint mobile app. We’ll provide time for a Q&A session to answer your questions.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Cloud Storage: Options for UTK Faculty/Staff

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Comparison of T-Storage, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive with emphasis on uses for faculty and staff.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Data Visualization: Best Practices

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The same data visualization could be good or bad depending on the point you’re trying to make. We will briefly discuss your options of using words and tables, then we will focus a variety of graphical displays, showing when each works best. This workshop is optionally followed by two others: Excel Data Visualization and R Data Visualization. Those show how to make the graphs discussed in this workshop.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
Google Sites and Google Forms: Introduction

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ONE-HOUR WORKSHOP. It’s more than just creating a survey, although we can do that with Google Forms too, but you can also create registration information, take a quick poll, collect email addresses, and even create a pop quiz that can be taken on any device and the results sent back to a spreadsheet in real-time where you can create charts to help you analyze the data. In this class you’ll learn the basics of using Google Forms by designing a form to collect email addresses and creating a quick opinion poll.

Although this is listed as a student-focused workshop, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.



S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Instructing: Online Course Management Tools (Advanced)

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An advanced overview on the university-supported online course management tools, Online@UT (Canvas) and LiveOnline@UT (Zoom).

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Instructing: Promoting Student Engagement & Success in the Online Classroom

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This hands-on session introduces faculty to strategies and tools that promote and sustain student engagement in both asynchronous and synchronous online classes.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Instructing: Teaching, Learning & Assessment in Large Online Courses

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Whether you are teaching an online class of fifty or five hundred, this session will help you learn specifics related to the effective design and delivery of a large online class. Join experienced online instructional faculty and staff as they present strategies for successfully teaching and managing high enrollment courses, including techniques for assessing student learning.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
JMP: Basics

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New workshop! Students will learn the basics of using the JMP interface to accomplish the following tasks: manage data effectively; explore data by using the software's extensive graphical capabilities; create and manage data summary reports in JMP; and conduct basic data analysis. Hands-on examples will be provided throughout the session. Prior knowledge of JMP is not required.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
LinkedIn Learning: Creating Collections & Groups

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Participants will gain an understanding of how to use LinkedIn Learning as admin, how to create collections, creating reports, and posting to Canvas.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
LinkedIn Learning: Using LinkedIn Learning Groups

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With LinkedIn Learning, you can both assign and monitor the completion of LinkedIn Learning content for your students by creating a group for your class. Learn how to manage your groups and join us via Zoom for one of these the 30-minute training sessions. Learn more on our OIT site and get the ICS file for downloading your calendar invitation.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
LinkedIn Learning: Using LinkedIn learning: Posting to Canvas & Reports

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Participants will gain an understanding of how to use LinkedIn Learning as a sub-admin. The sub-admin roll will allow you to curate collections and then assign that LinkedIn Learning content to specific groups of students. You can upload links to those collections to your Canvas classes and monitor the completion of that assigned content by reviewing reports.

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Microsoft Access: Basics

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Students will be introduced to the basics of Microsoft Access including the interfaces and navigation between views. Topics include creating tables, queries, reports, forms, and using basic filtering tools.

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Microsoft Excel & R: Best Practices in Data Visualization

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Excel lets you visualize data quickly and easily. In this hands-on workshop you will learn the grammar of graphics while creating a wide range of graphs including bar charts, pie charts, line charts and scatter plots. The workshop will illustrate how to make the graphs that are discussed in Data Visualization Best Practices (a recommended prerequisite, but not required). Familiarity with Excel is helpful, but not required.

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Microsoft Excel: Worksheet Basics

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Students will learn the basics of using the Excel interface to accomplish the following tasks: create and edit worksheets, enter data and formulas, format text and values, use sort and filter tools, insert pictures, and manage a workbook.

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Microsoft Excel: Advanced Features

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This workshop should be taken after Excel 2 and covers Pivot Tables & Charts, Advanced Formatting, Advanced Filtering, and Macros from formulas.

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Microsoft Excel: Forms, Charts, and Macros

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The class covers topics in Microsoft Excel beyond the beginning basics. Topics include calculations, functions and macros on a form, creating and customizing charts, and customizing the page layout. Attendees should know how to enter data, create basic formulas, sort, print, move data and add rows/columns before attending (See Excel Level 1).

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Microsoft Office 365: Overview

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This workshop is an introduction to using the online Office 365 suite. We will teach you how to navigate the interface, create and manage documents, customize Outlook and Calendar, and use Groups.

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Microsoft Office 365: Sharing and Collaborating

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This workshop will focus on using the collaborative aspects of the Office 365 suite. We will cover related features of Outlook and Calendar, Groups, Planner, and OneNote, as well as Office 365 mobile apps.

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Microsoft OneNote: Collaboration in OneNote

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A quick demonstration on how to collaborate in MS OneNote. We will talk about Sections and Pages, sharing Notebooks and finding Notebooks shared with you, and some of our favorite features including recording audio and annotating over pdfs and images. We’ll provide time for a Q&A session to answer your questions.

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Microsoft OneNote: Introduction

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Digital Tools for Notetaking - One Note session

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Microsoft PowerPoint: Creating Presentations for Online Learning

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Learn ways to design your PowerPoint presentation to look great. Get quick tips on using the PowerPoint Design Ideas feature. Set waypoints for slides. Think of this as a landing page on a website or a table of contents where you can jump to sections of your presentation. We'll provide time for a Q&A session to answer your questions.

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Microsoft PowerPoint: How to Run Your Presentation Live in Zoom

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This workshop is packed full of tips and tricks for presenting your PowerPoint slides seamlessly over Zoom. Turn your cursor into a laser pointer so online learners can follow your lead. Adjust the sound settings within Zoom so embedded YouTube videos will play sound through the correct audio input. We'll even show you how to get an accurate preview of what you will see versus what your students will see when you’re presenting. We’ll give you ideas for whiteboards you can use online as well as show you the PowerPoint Subtitles feature that allows you to translate your spoken words on-the-fly into words on the screen. We'll provide ample time to answer questions from the audience!

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Microsoft PowerPoint: Making Memorable Conference Presentations

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Stand out from the rest of the conference presenters with a visually appealing PowerPoint. Learn how to use a video as your background, set videos to autoplay, link Excel files to create dynamic charts, and ensure you are making your presentation accessible for your audience. Incorporate response systems for interactive questions and get tips for making your presentation memorable.

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Microsoft PowerPoint: Moving Beyond the Basics

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Learn how to edit images, embed videos, include Excel charts, annotate your PowerPoint and more in this workshop that will help you create a more impactful presentation.

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Microsoft Sway: Building a Quick Online Presentation

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This workshop will teach you how to create a presentation without staying up all night to learn a new software package. Sway is a Microsoft app available to all UT faculty, staff, and students at no additional cost. Participants will learn how to quickly create a web-based, shareable presentation from an existing Word document. Easily add PDFs, videos, and other media to your presentation. Quickly adjust your presentation color-theme based on images in within your presentation. There will be time for a Q&A session.

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Microsoft Sway: Introduction

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This workshop will teach you how to use Sway, an app in the Office 365 cloud-based suite, to create visually-striking presentations. Sway is an alternative to PowerPoint that is free to you through Office 365. In this workshop, you will learn the different parts of the Sway interface, how to create a presentation, how to design and adjust a layout, and how to share your Sway.

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Microsoft Word: Formatting for Resumes

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Students will learn the basics of using Microsoft Word to format a resume by using styles in the document, adjusting the fonts and using alignment tabs.

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Microsoft: Bookings

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Keeping up with your calendar is about to get much easerier. Bookings is like having your own personal virtual assistent who takes care of your appointment request. Bookings will allow people to book appointment with you at times that you designate, send meeting confirmations, rebook cancelations, and send meeting reminders. In this workshop you'll learn how to setup Microsoft Bookings and automate your appointment scheduling.

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Microsoft: Outlook Calendar & ToDo - Tools for Success

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Keeping up with your calendar and projects can become overwhelming. In this workshop you'll learn some of the newest tips and tricks for keeping your projects moving forward. You'll discover one of Microsofts newest organization tools~ Microsoft ToDo and how to leverage it along with your calendar to make sure all your projects stay on track.

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NVivo: Completing Literature Reviews Using Nvivo Software

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Qualitative data-analysis tools such as NVivo are immensely useful for researchers who analyze, synthesize, and write up literature reviews. This workshop will focus on using NVivo (a qualitative data-analysis tool) to organize, query, visualize, and summarize data for a literature review. Additionally, participants will learn how to annotate literature, add research notes, and integrate NVivo with bibliographic software packages such as Endnote and Zotero.

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NVivo: Data Visualization

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NVivo11 is a qualitative data-analysis package used to organize and analyze resources used in qualitative research. NVivo11 allows researchers to analyze documents, electronic web surveys, audio and video files, images, database tables, web pages, and social media content in one platform. This workshop will provide an in-depth review of the data visualization tools included in Nvivo. Participants will practice creating queries, maps, charts and diagrams.

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NVivo: Introduction

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Qualitative data-analysis tools such as NVivo are immensely useful for researchers who analyze, synthesize, and write up literature reviews. This workshop will focus on using NVivo (a qualitative data-analysis tool) to organize, query, visualize, and summarize data for a literature review. Additionally, participants will learn how to annotate literature, add research notes, and integrate NVivo with bibliographic software packages such as Endnote and Zotero.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Data Visualization Best Practices

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The same data visualization could be good or bad depending on the point you’re trying to make. We will briefly discuss your options of using words and tables, then we will focus a variety of graphical displays, showing when each works best. Several different plot types are discussed including histograms, bar charts, dot plots, pie charts, line charts, box plots, and scatter plots with various types of fit lines. This presentation takes approximately 1 hour to complete. This workshop is optionally followed by R Data Visualization which shows how to make the graphs discussed in this workshop. To enroll, please paste the following link into a web browser: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/JEANXP.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: JMP Basics

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Students will learn the basics of using the JMP interface to accomplish the following tasks: Manage data effectively; Explore data by using the software's extensive graphical capabilities; Create and manage data summary reports in JMP; Conduct basic data analysis; Find help and learning resources. Hands on tutorials will be conducted throughout the session and prior preliminary knowledge of JMP is not required. This workshop takes approximately 1 hour to complete this workshop. To enroll, please paste the following link into a web browser: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/XYNXTN.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: R. Data Visualization

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R’s ggplot2 package lets you visualize data and easily make complex graphs. In this hands-on previously recorded zoom workshop you will learn the grammar of graphics approach and create a wide range of graphs including histograms, bar charts, dot plots, pie charts, line charts, QQ plots, box plots, and scatter plots with various types of fit lines. You will also learn how to easily create graphs divided up by groups and mosaic combinations. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete this workshop. A recommended prerequisite for this course is the R-Basics workshop. To enroll, please paste the following link into a web browser: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/J7LW3J.

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Presentations: Best Practices for Presentations

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In this workshop, attendees will get tips on the best practices for designing, delivering and assessing presentations. Software covered will include PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Sway. We’ll give you tips on how to not use endless bullet points, what types of images are best (hint: don’t use clipart), and how to organize your presentation to keep your audience awake.

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Presentations: Creating Effective Posters that will get Your Topic Noticed

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Sometime during the semester, you'll need to create a poster for a class presentation or a conference poster session. In this short workshop, you'll learn five simple steps to help you create a successful, attention-grabbing poster. Concept, Design, Resources, Printing, and Mounting. You leave the session with the tools and resources needed to create a poster that will get your topic the attention it deserves.

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Python: Introduction

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In this hands-on workshop you will learn to use the Python programming language to create list, dictionary, tuples, and strings; how to manage your files and workspace; how to control Python functions; how to read comma-separated data files; how to select variables and observations; how to create plots.

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Python: Machine Learning

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In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to use Python to discover useful patterns in your data and to make accurate predictions. Topics will include data preparation, automated variable selection, cross-validation methods, and several popular modeling approaches including decision trees and neural networks. We will use the popular sci-kit learn and yellow brick package which integrates the various steps and standardizes them across many modeling methods.

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QuestionPro: Introduction

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Introduction to QuestionPro: In this hands-on workshop, you will create and deploy a web-based survey using QuestionPro. Basic question construction (single and multiple response questions, grid/matrix tables for Likert questions, text questions) will be covered as well as how to add in Display and Skip Logic, which allows the respondent to skip questions that do not pertain to them, thereby shortening their response time. An overview of the reporting tools and how to export data will also be presented.

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R: Basics

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In this hands-on workshop you will learn to use the R programming language to create vectors, factors and data frames; how to manage your files and workspace; how to control R functions; how to read comma-separated data files; how to select variables and observations; how to create plots and how to perform basic statistical analyses.

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R: Data Visualization

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R’s ggplot2 package lets you visualize data and easily make complex graphs. In this hands-on workshop you will learn the grammar of graphics approach and create a wide range of graphs including bar plots, dot plots, pie charts, line charts, and scatter plots with various types of fit lines. You will also learn how to easily create graphs divided up by groups. The course shows how to make all the graphs discussed in Data Visualization Best Practices (recommended as a prerequisite, but not required). Familiarity with the R programming language is also helpful but not required.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
R: Machine Learning

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R for Machine Learning – In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to use R to discover useful patterns in your data and to make accurate predictions. Topics will include data preparation, automated variable selection, cross-validation methods, model tuning, and several popular modeling approaches including decision trees, random forests, gradient boosting machines, and neural networks. We will use the popular tidymodels package which integrates the various steps and standardizes them across many modeling methods.

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R: Markdown

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In this hands-on Zoom workshop you will learn how to blend your research writing, programming, and output into a single word processing style document using the R Markdown language in RStudio. This style of work is known as Reproducible Research since every phase of the analysis can be recreated by “knitting” a single document. The output document can be HTML with an interactive table of contents, or Word or PDF formats. While we will be using it with the R language, Markdown commands apply to many other languages such as Python and SAS. A recommended prerequisite for this course is the R-Basics workshop. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete this workshop.

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R: Statistics

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In this hands-on Zoom workshop, you will learn to program common statistical analysis including frequency tables, descriptive statistics, chi-square, correlation, linear regression, t-tests and analysis of variance with post-hoc tests. A recommended prerequisite for this course is the R-Basics workshop. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete this workshop.

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SAS: Data Analysis

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SAS is a popular package for data analysis and graphics. This workshop shows you how to run the most widely used statistics and graphics in SAS, as well as how to interpret the output. Topics include: importing data in SAS, SAS procedures statements, exploring your data, measuring the strength of association between two continuous variables, comparing two groups on categorical and continuous variables, t-tests, analysis of variance and regression using the general linear model, how to produce plots in SAS, and where to go to learn more. The hands-on lab session will employ SAS for Microsoft Windows. Participants should have a basic knowledge of statistics.

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SAS: Programming Basics

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SAS is one of the most popular software packages for data analysis and visualization. It is a powerful tool that enables programmers to perform various tasks including information retrieval, data management, report writing and graphics, statistical analysis, and data mining. This workshop provides instruction on how to program effectively using SAS and understand basic concepts about SAS programs.

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SPSS: Basics

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SPSS is a popular package for data analysis and graphics. This hands-on workshop takes you from starting the package through data coding, entry and cleanup, creating new variables, how to get output for different groups, how to request an analysis or a graph, manipulating the output, and where you can learn more. The hands-on lab session will employ the easy-to-use version for Microsoft Windows, but the menus are almost identical on Macintosh and Linux. Participants should have basic knowledge of Windows, Macintosh, or UNIX X-Windows. You may bring your own laptop if you wish.

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SPSS: Data Analysis

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SPSS is a popular package for data analysis and graphics. This workshop shows you how to run the most widely used statistics and graphics in SPSS, as well as how to interpret the output. Topics include: exploring your data to find errors, extreme values and sparse categories; examining the distributions of continuous variables; measuring the strength of association between two continuous variables; comparing two groups on categorical and continuous variables and where to go to learn more. The hands-on lab session will employ the easy-to-use version for Microsoft Windows, but the menus are almost identical on Macintosh and UNIX. Participants should have a basic knowledge of statistics.

You may bring your own laptop if you wish.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.

Web: Creating a Student Portfolio With WordPress.com

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Learn how to create a personal portfolio/website with WordPress.com. This course will cover principles for creating a good design and user experience, what to include in your portfolio, creating a personal brand identity, and WordPress.com

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Web: Getting Started with WordPress

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Sign up and learn the basics of WordPress.com, including how to set up your blog, how to customize and change your theme, where to add pictures, and how to add videos.

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Web: Introduction to HTML and CSS

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This course will cover HTML and CSS fundamentals, including structure, syntax, and semantics, and will provide participants with a basic understanding of how HTML and CSS work together to display the content and appearance of web pages. Beginning HTML and CSS skills can be used to create and edit web pages, as well as customize existing content in WordPress, Canvas, and other online platforms.

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Web: Web Development Overview

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Get your feet wet in the world of web design and development – learn about the broad range of ways to interact with the Internet today to create websites, ranging from WordPress and blogging software to HTML, web hosting, JavaScript, web accessibility, and more. If you've always wanted to work with websites but weren’t sure where to start, or want a broader look at what is out there, this workshop will get you started in the right direction!

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What's New in Qualtrics: Introducing the Qualtrics Insight Platform

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Qualtrics introduced their new Insight Platform in May 2016. This one hour presentation is designed for faculty, students and staff who are familiar with Qualtrics and will focus on the changes that have been made in the layout, panels and survey distribution. It will also provide an overview of the new features, including the new reporting interface, text analysis and data tagging. Previous experience with Qualtrics is strongly encouraged.

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