OIT Training Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
Featured Workshop
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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Adobe Spark: Building Online Content is Easy

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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. They even provide 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 then reopen it on another or even on any of your devices.
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Avoiding Copyright Issues With Open Educational Resources (OER)

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This workshop features technologies that can be used to find and create free and copyright-free Open Educational Resources (OER) to use as learning materials for your courses. We will highlight sources and technologies for copyright-free images, videos, textbooks, course units, and more. Bring your own laptop or tablet and come prepared to search for specific topics and locate materials that you can use and remix for your courses. If you will need to use an OIT-supplied laptop, please contact us prior to the workshop.
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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.
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Getting Started with Arc

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This workshop will provide an overview of the new Arc video platform - the next-generation online video learning platform. Arc integrates with Canvas and allows instructors to seamlessly create media interaction and active learning experiences in the online classroom. Learn how Arc 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/arc-training
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Linkedln Clinic

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Office 365: Sway

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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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Overview of Web Development

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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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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.
Accessibility: Creating Accessible Course Documents (PC and Mac combined)

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Learn how to create electronic course documents that are accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. Small changes in how you create Word, PowerPoint, and PDF documents can improve accessibility and benefit all course participants, including the instructor. This workshop is designed for Mac or Windows users of MS Office 2016, and will introduce you to the accessible UTK Course Syllabus template. NOTE: If the time of the workshop does not fit your schedule, please contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900 to schedule a consultation.
Adding spatial context, data and maps to research using ArcGIS Online Tools

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ArcGIS has many different ways to access and display data sets, and analyze relationships over time and space. Many publicly available datasets are geocoded within the ArcGIS platform allowing users to analyze and visualize the relationships within different data sets spatially. Hands-on examples will show users how to find and download demographic data and other publically available data sets, how to combine the data with GIS files, and how to view the data in ArcGIS Online. The session will assist any researcher who wants to include tabular data in a spatial visualization or analysis.
Adobe Acrobat 1 (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.
Adobe InDesign 1 (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.
Adobe Muse (Basics)

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Learn how to build a website without touching HTML or CSS. Adobe Muse is a fun and easy way for designers to build websites from start to publish. It allows you to optimize your site for desktop, tablets, and phones.
Adobe Photoshop 1 (Selections and Manipulations)

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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.
Adobe Photoshop 2 (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.
Adobe Photoshop 3 (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.
Adobe Photoshop 4 (Photo Manipulation)

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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.
Advanced Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

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In this follow up to the Introduction to CSS workshop, we will go beyond basic CSS selectors. This workshop will cover using CSS selectors to style only the exact elements you want. Want to style something more than simple HTML tags, ids, and classes? What about even rows of a table, odd items in a list, only images that are inside of a paragraph inside of a div tag? All of it is possible (and simple) utilizing CSS pseudo selectors and descendant selectors. As a bonus, being able to write good selectors is the first step in utilizing the power of jQuery.
Analysis of Clinical Trials

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The workshop covers three important topics that commonly face statisticians and research scientists conducting clinical research: analysis of stratified trials, analysis of pharmacogenetics data, and crossover trials. The workshop offers a well-balanced mix of theory and applications. It presents practical advice from experts and discusses regulatory considerations. The discussed statistical methods will be implemented using SAS software. Clinical trial examples will be used to illustrate the statistical methods.
Analyzing Social Media Data for Research

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Discover how NVivo’s NCapture tool supports the analysis of social media content from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Participants will be provided with an overview of how NCapture and NVivo make it possible to use social media data within research. Within the workshop, participants will extract data from social media platforms; code and query social media data; analyze the social media data; study information flow using social network analysis; and visualize, summarize, and export social media data.
Apple GarageBand

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This course is an overview of Apple's popular digital audio software. Participants will learn basic audio editing techniques useful in creating a podcast or other audio editing needs. The class will cover:
  • Recording audio files
  • Importing audio files into GarageBand
  • Special effects
  • Adding tracks
  • Saving audio

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

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.

Atlas.ti

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Atlas.ti is a qualitative data-analysis package used to organize and analyze resources used in qualitative research. Atlas.ti allows researchers to code documents, images, audio, video, and geographic data. Researchers can also use the software to annotate findings and express relationships using data visualization tools. 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 Atlas.ti, add research notes and annotations, and code qualitative data. Participants will also understand the potential of Atlas.ti as a tool for organizing, analyzing, visualizing, and reporting qualitative research data.
Automated Coding and Insights in Nvivo12

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Nvivo12 includes various types of auto-coding features.  Within this workshop, participants will learn about the pattern based auto-coding tools and the automated theme and sentiment extraction tools available in Nvivo12 .  The auto-coding tools within Nvivo are designed for coding large volumes of textual data quickly.  Participants will learn about the datasets most suitable for auto-coding and explore the process of using auto-coding. Hands on practice and examples will be provided using interview data and social media data.  
Banner 9 Custom Forms

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Training for Banner 9 Custom forms
Banner 9 Registration Demonstration

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Demonstration of the Ellucian Banner 9 Registration module
Banner 9 Training - Functional

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Functional training on Banner 9 Admin Pages (formally known as INB). Training is focused on functional office users.
Banner 9 Training - Power Users

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Banner 9 Training on Admin Pages (formally known as Banner INB). Training is targeted at power users on campus.
Banner Activity Roster Management

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Training on how to use and manage Banner activity rosters. Includes roster creation, management, uploading, and reporting.
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.
Best Practices for Presentations - Requested Topics

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Do you need your students to learn how to setup a presentation? Are you part of a group that is going to a conference and you all need to brush up on your presentation layout? Does your department want all the instructors to improve their lectures for classes? In this workshop, faculty, staff, or departments can request a tailored workshop for your group to cover your presentation needs. We’ll go over general best practices that can be used in all presentations, focusing on PowerPoint. You can then choose from the following additional topics for a more tailored training: Sway, Prezi, Pecha Kucha, TED, Google Slides, or Keynote. Request a workshop through the HelpDesk.
Camtasia - Level 1

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In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to record your interaction with a website or application, then polish your screen recording (screencast) with basic editing techniques and imported media. Please note: this workshop will be taught using Camtasia 9 (PC) but applies for Camtasia 3 (Mac) as well. You are welcome to bring your PC or Mac laptop loaded with the appropriate version of Camtasia to use during the workshop.
Camtasia - Level 2

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In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to plan and then enhance a screencast by adding behaviors, animations, transitions, table of contents, and quizzes. Please note: this workshop will be taught using Camtasia 9 (PC) but applies for Camtasia 3 (Mac) as well.
Canvas Analytics for Student Success

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NEW WORKSHOP: 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.
Canvas Assignments/Assessments/Grades

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NEW WORKSHOP: 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.
Canvas Blueprint

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DESCRIPTION: This workshop will explore Canvas Blueprint courses. Together, we will look at how instructors and OIT instructional designers can collaborate on Blueprints to streamline the development of new courses, share common material, and deploy, update, and maintain Canvas course design templates across any number of courses or instructors.
Canvas LEAD (Learn, Explore, and Design)

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Prepare for your summer and fall courses. Become a Canvas LEADer! Join us as we present Canvas topics and important tool updates that will help you effectively use your course site to engage students and raise achievement. Come and learn more about the new and improved gradebook and the new quiz tool. Canvas representatives will be here to demonstrate ARC – a communication tool that allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video and audio media.

Agenda
Room 252
9 am - 10 am Arc Overview
10 am - 11 am Gradebook
11 am - 12 pm Tips & Tricks
12pm - 2pm Break
2 pm - 3 pm Arc Overview
3 pm - 4 pm Gradebook
4 pm - 5 pm Tips & Tricks


Room 253
9 am - 10 am Course Structure Overview
10 am - 11 am Quizzes Next
11 am - 12 pm Canvas Analytics
12pm - 2pm Break
2 pm - 3 pm Course Structure Overview
3 pm - 4 pm Canvas Analytics
4 pm - 5 pm Quizzes Next


NOTE: Feel free to drop-in at any of the above sessions.
Canvas New Gradebook

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This workshop will focus on the New Canvas Gradebook which offers a number of enhanced features, improved accessibility support, and elevates the user experience. Currently, instructors may enable the New Gradebook on a course-by-course basis. If you are new to Canvas this fall semester, we encourage you to use the New Gradebook. Existing Canvas users should consider trying the New Gradebook in one of their courses before using it for all courses. Eventually, the New Gradebook will replace the current Canvas Gradebook.
Canvas Tips & Tricks

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During this one-hour Canvas Tips & Tricks session, we will reveal and illustrate for you several lesser-known features and strategies that can help you more successfully and more efficiently manage your Canvas courses, and connect with your students.
Clickers and Classroom Technology

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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!
Cloud Storage Options at UTK (Faculty / Staff Focused)

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Comparison of T-Storage, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive with emphasis on uses for faculty and staff.
Collecting Qualitative Data in a GIS Context with Collector for ArcGIS and Survey123

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While the foundations of GIS center around quantitative data and spatial analytic functions, recent developments in GIS enable users to integrate qualitative information into a GIS context thereby enriching and contextualizing place based research. This workshop will focus on collecting qualitative data using Collector and Survey123 within ArcGIS and encouraging participatory research through ArcGIS tools.
Complex Mixed Models in R

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Although SAS has traditionally been used for both mixed model analysis of variance and hierarchal linear models, the R program can also be used to perform this task. This course will discuss how to adequately convert SAS mixed models into the R language for use in the lme4 and glmmTMB packages. Theoretical concepts necessary to understand the mixed model equation development in SAS and R will be discussed along with how to practically apply these concepts to mixed model development in R code. A traditional approach to mixed models in R using lme4 will be addressed followed by presenting the new glmmTMB package. Advantages and disadvantages of each method and procedure will be discussed. Examples utilizing mixed model analysis of variance and hierarchal linear models will be presented. Prerequisite knowledge of mixed models in SAS or R is required.
Compositing images with Photoshop

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ONE-HOUR WORKSHOP! Through the use of creative selections you’ll combine multiple images into one image.
Conjoint Analysis in Question Pro

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The objective of this workshop will be to develop an understanding of conjoint survey question design, analysis,  and methodology.  Using QuestionPro, participants will gain hands on experience designing conjoint survey questions and analyzing data.  Conjoint analysis is based on a main effects analysis-of-variance model and is one method that survey researchers and statisticians use assess the importance of multiple factors used in making decisions. For example, marketing researchers may use conjoint analysis to determine what price consumers are willing to pay for specific features or products whereas health program coordinators may use conjoint analysis to predict patient adherence to various treatment regimens.  Examples of conjoint studies within different fields will be presented to encourage a discussion of methodology, survey design, and analytical techniques.
Course Design for Everyone: Rethinking Accessibility (4-Day Workshop)

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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.
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
Creating Instruction with Camtasia

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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.
Creating Practice and Assessment Activities Using Adobe Captivate

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"Create engaging interactive practice and assessment activities with Adobe Captivate templates to deliver in class or on multiple devices (computer, iPad, phone). The focus includes an overview of how to use Captivate templates to design and develop interactive practice and assessment activities. The workshop will include samples of work that participants can then use to follow the visual process steps to create their own activities, their own classroom website, classroom presentations, etc. "
Cynap - Requested Topic

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Workshop for Strong Hall
Cynap and Technology in Your Classroom

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Drop-in at the top of any hour for a consultation on how to use any of the technology in your classroom. This includes hooking up your laptop to the projector, using the document camera, and how to use the WolfVision Cynap.
Data Visualization in Nvivo

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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.
Data Visualization in Nvivo

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NVivo12 is a qualitative data-analysis package used to organize and analyze resources used in qualitative research. NVivo12 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.
Designing Accessible Course Materials: 2-Day Workshop

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2-Day Workshop: July 9 & 10 (Mon and Tues) 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.
Digital Tools for Experiential Learning and Assessment - Part 1

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This two part series workshop will focus on digital tools that can be used to help monitor and enhance student success in experiential learning. Participants will be exposed to at least three software packages, (supported by RCS at UTK), that can be used to help engage students in experiential learning. Participants will gain an introduction to Qualtrics, Nvivo11, and ArcGIS Online. Surveys constructed in Qualtrics can be used to measure students’ experience. Nvivo11 software can be used to help explore and analyze student growth seen in journals, audio/video recordings and/or social media. Additionally, ESRI mapping software can be used to help the students record geographic details of their experience and report to peers through the use of Story Maps.
Digital Tools for Experiential Learning and Assessment - Part 2

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This two part series workshop will focus on digital tools that can be used to help monitor and enhance student success in experiential learning. Participants will be exposed to at least three software packages, (supported by RCS at UTK), that can be used to help engage students in experiential learning. Participants will gain an introduction to Qualtrics, Nvivo11, and ArcGIS Online. Surveys constructed in Qualtrics can be used to measure students’ experience. Nvivo11 software can be used to help explore and analyze student growth seen in journals, audio/video recordings and/or social media. Additionally, ESRI mapping software can be used to help the students record geographic details of their experience and report to peers through the use of Story Maps.
Enhance Accessibility & Productivity with Read & Write Software

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Texthelp's Read&Write software enables you to quickly and easily create audio files (Mp3 files) to convert text-to-speech, and create accessible PDFs, websites and Canvas pages for your students and others. But wait, there’s more! Read&Write offers studying, writing, and revision tools that everyone can use to improve learning, vocabulary, research and writing skills. Come to this hands-on workshop to learn how to use and teach others to use this robust learning tool. Read&Write software is available to UT employees and students at no additional charge.
Enhancing Video Learning with Captions

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One-Shot video is a simple way to produce a five minute (or shorter) single-topic video using your own available video capture technology (e.g., mobile phone, tablet, etc.) or an iPad device from OIT. You can also use Canvas or Zoom. Once created, you can enhance what your students learn from your videos with the use of captioning. In this workshop you will create a video, upload it to YouTube, and use the YouTube captioning tool to create closed captions. You will also get a chance to see how this process works with the new Canvas video tool, Arc. You’ll leave with an accessible instructional video that you can use immediately for your course.
ePortfolios for Developing and Assessing Student Professional Competencies

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ePortfolios are being used in all disciplines of Higher Education for a variety of purposes: to showcase student work, to demonstrate student acquisition of essential competencies, to assess student learning, and to support students in preparing for the job market. In addition, ePortfolios are used by institutions to encourage students to participate in and record multi-disciplinary activities, and many departments use them as a discussion focus when identifying desired programmatic competencies and the artifacts that students should produce in each course to demonstrate acquisition of those competencies. This workshop will highlight how ePortfolios can be implemented for many of these purposes, the benefits and the theory and research behind their use, and the steps involved in initiating ePortfolios for your students, course, department, project, or for yourself! The Canvas ePortfolio tool will be demonstrated and participants will be given the opportunity to experiment with its features.
First Year Studies - Requested topic

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This workshop is requested by a First Year Studies instructor, who selects a technology topic that would assist their class.
Getting the most out of SAS Mixed Models:Tips, tricks and additional SAS procedures that support Model Development

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The SAS software provides many lesser known options in the mixed and glimmix procedures that can be used to perform complex model development for situations where model assumptions are violated. In addition, there are many SAS procedures such as plm, transreg, and sgplot that can be used to provide additional insight into the results of a model. The purpose of this course will be to introduce users to additional ways to specify and explain mixed models using options that are often times overlooked. The SAS mixed model building process will be discussed along with how to address situations such as unequal variances, unevenly spaced time points, and testing the appropriateness of random effects. In addition, procedures will be presented that expand the ability to explain mixed models beyond the capabilities provided by the SAS mixed model procedures. A personal suite of macros will be presented to help speed up and enhance analyses.
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.

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A portfolio / résumé website is one of the best ways to get your name out to potential employers. Google Sites makes it easy for you to create a site that gets your name, skills, and contact information into the right hands. In this class you’ll learn how to create a Google Site and begin designing your own personal résumé site.

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HTML Fundamentals

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Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the standard programming language for describing the content and appearance of webpages. This course will cover HTML fundamentals, including structure, syntax, and semantics, and provide participants with a solid foundation for creating web pages of their own. Start coding in HTML to gain highly valuable and marketable skills in an exciting, continually growing field!
Image Processing Using ImageJ

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This is an introductory course on computer processing of visual information using ImageJ. The topics to be covered include basic image processing techniques such as image enhancement and segmentation. We will mainly use ImageJ for demonstration, but MATLAB Image Processing Toolkit and R image processing packages will also be briefly discussed. Preliminary knowledge of ImageJ is not required.
Improving Your Web Pages' Visibility in Search Engine Results (SEO)

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your web site involves structuring your site in a manner that makes it easier for users to locate your web content. It allows users to find what they are searching for, accurately and quickly. In this workshop we will go over the fundamentals of Search Engine Optimization: crawlers, relevance values, structure, etc. With you, we will evaluate your web site and make suggestions for optimizing your content for search engines. We will go over some of the tools used for this process and you will use them hands on.
Instructional Technology Community of Practice

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The IT Community of Practice (ITCoP) is a Faculty Fellow initiative that provides an opportunity for faculty to bring their lunch and join colleagues in demonstration and discussion on trends and issues in instructional technology. Click the recording links (where available) to view previous meetings. Brown Bag Lunch Meetings Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 Every 4th Wednesday from 12:20pm – 1:10pm Location: Practice Presentation Room, John C. Hodges Library,​ Commons North (220E) Access and Engagement The IT Community of Practice (ITCoP) theme for the 2017-18 academic year is Access and Engagement. Guest presenters will share instructional technology implementations related to making course content accessible to all and featuring engagement options to enhance student learning.
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

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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.
Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

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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.
Introduction to ArcGIS Online

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ArcGIS Online is a simple cloud-based utility for producing, editing, and sharing geospatial data. ArcGIS Online is meant to act as a Web-based mapping solution for everyone from GIS professionals to those with no formal GIS training. This workshop will give an overview of ArcGIS Online features. Researchers will learn how to: Upload and manipulate data; map points, lines, and areas; enrich map layers with data; embed maps in Web sites; and share maps in a multitude of ways.
Introduction to ArcGIS Pro

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ArcGIS Pro is a new ESRI software package with a radically different user interface and a new way of working with GIS data within the ESRI platform. In this workshop, participants will become familiar with the ArcGIS Pro interface and terminology. Participants will create an ArcGIS Pro project and assign tasks, import MXD files, work with data stored locally and ArcGIS Online data, edit 2D and 3D data, perform geoprocessing and spatial analysis tasks, and create and share multiple layout for a single map.
Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

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This course will cover CSS fundamentals, including structure, syntax, and semantics, and provide participants with a solid foundation for creating web pages of their own, in conjunction with HTML. Start using CSS in your projects to learn dynamic web development skills!
Introduction to ESRI tools available to UTK community

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ArcGIS is a suite of software used to create and use maps, compile geographic data, analyze mapped information, share and discover geographic information, and manage geographic information in a database. The workshop will provide an overview of the software packages components available to the students, staff and faculty at UT.
Introduction to HTML/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.
Introduction to LiveOnLine@UT (Zoom)

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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.
Introduction to Lynda

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Lynda.com is a video-based online training resource available to all UTK faculty, staff, and students through the Office of Information Technology.Participants will become acquainted with the Lynda.com site interface, learn to customize their account, and discover effective uses of playlists. You will learn how to navigate the Lynda library to locate topics of interest, playlists, and competencies; to track your progress; and to print certifications. In a nut shell Lynda is anytime, anywhere learning available to UT faculty, staff and students.
Introduction to MATLAB

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MATLAB is the most popular software for solving problems in matrix algebra. The workshop introduces the basic features of MATLAB. You will learn MATLAB basic commands, data structures, built-in functions, and plotting using practical examples. You will also learn how to generate scripts in MATLAB called M-files and how to access the supporting information from MATLAB supporting documentation.
Introduction to NVivo

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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.
Introduction to Nvivo12

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Introduction to Nvivo 12: NVivo12 is a qualitative data-analysis package used to organize and analyze resources used in qualitative research. NVivo 12 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 learn to import and organize data in NVivo 12, add research notes and annotations, and code qualitative data in a variety of ways. Participants will also understand the potential of NVivo 12 as a tool for organizing, questioning, visualizing, and reporting qualitative research data.
Introduction to Python

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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 and how to perform basic statistical analyses.
Introduction to R

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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.
Introduction to SQLite Database

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You will create a simple database and execute SQL commands and we will provide a few basic scripting interfaces which the participants will utilize and do some simple edits in the class to get output. SQLite is easy to install and does not need a dedicated server. From the SQLite website: "SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. SQLite is the most widely deployed SQL database engine in the world. The source code for SQLite is in the public domain." Some well-known users of SQLite include Adobe, Apple, Firefox, GE, Google, McAfee, Microsoft, PHP, SKYPE, SUN, and Toshiba.
iPads and Instruction

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Take an iPad for a spin! This class will be driven by you! What do you want to do: Become more efficient with your iPad? Add interactivity to your class? Learn organization tips? Engage your students? In this overview workshop, faculty and staff participants will discover and discuss basic mobile technology skills for creating and storing course content while adding collaboration and interaction to the teaching and learning environment. An Apple iPad 3 or other Apple device running iOS 10.3 or higher is required. If you do not have an iPad, one will be provided.
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.
Linux Command-Line Skills

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NOTE: This self-paced, online tutorial will be available continuously; the "workshop date" is for OIT's purposes in tracking the number of people who access the training each semester. Linux is a free and open source operating system with a wide usage in science, data-center, and industrial applications. Much of the power of the system is accessed only through its command-line interface. This hands-on workshop shows you how to use a Linux OS through the Bash shell. This is a self-directed, online workshop that should be completed independently. ACCESS THE ONLINE WORKSHOP AT http://tiny.utk.edu/linux_basics. Contact the instructor when completed or if you have questions.
Making Photos Better (Adobe Photoshop)

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1 HOUR WORKSHOP! Admit it. We’ve all taken photos that have been less than great and wished there was a way to fix them. In this class you’ll learn some simple tricks with Photoshop to take a poor photo and make it look Great!
Making Posters with Adobe Illustrator

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In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create an advertising poster using Adobe Illustrator. You will create and modify headline text and ad copy. You will import the official UT logo and additional assists, including a photograph and an illustration, to create a visually engaging printed poster.
Managing Digital Distractions in the Classroom

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Can you imagine your life without a computer or smartphone? They make our lives easier, more efficient, and more connected. Yet, in the classroom, many instructors ban digital devices because they turn into digital distractions or worse, a cheating tool. Student response to the ban? They sharpen their device hiding skills. At this workshop, we will discuss how to help students stay focused on learning. You will leave this workshop with a few practical ideas and strategies on managing digital distractions in your classroom.
Mathematica 1 (Basics)

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Mathematica Basics is a beginner’s level introduction to using Mathematica. Topics include creating cells in notebooks, creating and editing mathematical formulas using the keyboard and palettes, basic language syntax and programming, importing and exporting text, data and graphics, creating a slide show from a notebook, and configuring notebooks with the Option Inspector.
Mediator and Moderator Regression

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Mediator and moderator variables are terms in a regression model which intervene between the independent and dependent variables and alter the relationship between them. This workshop will explain the difference between mediation and moderation effects and show how to model and assess them. Examples will use both traditional statistical software and structural equation modeling software.
Microsoft Access 1 (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.
Microsoft Access 2 (Advanced Techniques)

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Students will perform advanced queries in a Microsoft Access database. Intermediate level training for developing a relational database in Microsoft Access. We will be creating relationships, queries, and reports as well as importing Excel files.
Microsoft Excel 1 (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.
Microsoft Excel 2 (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).
Microsoft Excel 3 (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.
Microsoft PowerPoint for Students 2 (Advanced Techniques)

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Participants will learn to modify the Master Slide layouts, create a photo album, use transitions and animations, add music or narration and publish as an mp4 video.
Mixed Model Analysis in SPSS

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The Linear Mixed Models technique extends the general linear model to allow for correlated design structures and nonconstant variability in the model. SPSS provides a set of efficient tools for analyzing mixed models. This workshop introduces the basic concepts of mixed models and demonstrates how to process and analyze mixed models in SPSS. Hands on tutorials will be conducted throughout the session, giving attendees a chance to see SPSS in action for mixed model analysis. Prior preliminary knowledge of SPSS is preferred but not required.
Mobile Learning Make and Take

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UTK Faculty and staff participants will use their course/departmental objectives and content, along with iPad apps, to develop content for instruction, presentation, collaboration and/or engagement. Faculty will need a digital copy of their course objective(s) and associated formative assessment. An Apple iPad 3 or other Apple device running iOS 10.3 or higher is required. If you do not have an iPad, one will be provided.
Multi-level Regression Models in SAS Proc Mixed

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Multi-level regression models, also known as hierarchical linear models or random coefficient models, are regression models with predictor variables measured a various different levels. For example, a model of standardized test score performance could contain predictors measured at the student level (e.g. age, gender), the classroom level (e.g. teacher’s years of experience), and at the school level (e.g. percent free/reduced lunch). Another type of multi-level model is the growth curve model which measures the dependent variable at multiple time points across a group of students. Proc Mixed allows the researcher to specify whether the slopes and/or intercepts of lower level predictors are allowed to vary within higher levels, and determines the variance in the dependent variable due to the higher level grouping factors (e.g. classroom, school).
Nvivo 11 Fundamentals

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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 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 NVivo11, add research notes and annotations, and code qualitative data in a variety of ways. Participants will also understand the potential of NVivo11 as a tool for organizing, questioning, visualizing, and reporting qualitative research data.
Office 365: OneNote

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Digital Tools for Notetaking - One Note session
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.
Office 365: SharePoint Overview

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Learn how to use common features in the Microsoft Office 365 version of SharePoint. Attendees will learn how to create sub sites, lists, and libraries. An emphasis will be placed on the differences between SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint within Office 365
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.
Office 365: Special Topics

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This workshop can be customized to your group's needs. Available special topics are:

Office 365 Special Topics: Jumpstart Your Semester (offered Spring 2017)

This workshop will help you use Office 365 apps to set and meet your semester goals. You will learn how to maximize Outlook and Calendar for productivity, how to create Plans in Planner, and how to take notes in OneNote, as well as other topics like Office 365 mobile apps. Because this training is intended to help you plan your semester, we ask that you please bring your course syllabuses or have access to digital copies.

Office 365 Special Topics: Sway (offered spring 2017)

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.

Office 365 Special Topics: Planner App (no scheduled sections spring 2017 but available for your group)

Planner is an app in the web-based Office 365 suite designed to maximize your productivity. This workshop will help you get started in Planner by demonstrating how you can use the app to set goals, manage tasks and class assignments, and even collaborate with others on group projects.

OIT New Staff Orientation

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OIT New Staff Orientation -- this section is limited to OIT new hires.
Open Consultations for Transition to Canvas

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We’re holding “office hours!” No appointment is necessary; just bring your questions about moving your courses to the new Canvas learning management system.
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.
Overview of Qualtrics API

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The Qualtrics API can be used to automate repetitive processes inside of Qualtrics or to pass information in and out of Qualtrics. With API, a researcher can read survey data directly from Qualtrics into R, SPSS and other software packages. Similarly, a user can automate contact list creation rather than manually compile and import contact lists. This workshop will show how to access the Qualtrics API feature, read data into a few popular software packages and provide an overview of some other research related and administrative uses.
Overview of Research Software and Services

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In this brief workshop you will learn about the extensive range of free research software and services available to you from OIT. We can help you do: quantitative and qualitative analysis of data, text, and images; create web-based surveys; use high performance computers; solve challenging math problems – and more! Full statistical consulting and qualitative analysis consulting services are included. We can also present this workshop in your own departmental meetings at no charge. Prerequisites: None Time: 30 minutes of presentation followed by up to 30 minutes of Q&A time
Photography with iPhones and iPads

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Photo project
Post Hoc Tests for Main Effects

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Post hoc tests (from Latin post hoc which means “after this”) consists for analyses that are not specified prior to seeing the data and are used to explore how significant factors differ. This special topics workshop will provide an overview of post hoc analyses for main effects, including both between and within subject comparisons, as well as provide information on the many methods of controlling the Type 1 error rate.
PowerPoint with Voiceover: Developing Narrated Presentations

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THIS WORKSHOP IS WINDOWS-SPECIFIC. Adding your voice to PowerPoint slides is a simple process that will turn a presentation from a plain set of slides into a self-contained instructional asset. In this workshop, you will learn how to easily record and narrate your slides, convert the file to a video format, upload the video to your UTK YouTube account, edit closed captions for accessibility, and share the YouTube link within Canvas.

This workshop is offered by appointment. Please contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900 to arrange a consultation.

Prezi Tips for Conferences

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The focus of this workshop is to use Prezi for preparing conference presentations. Prezi allows presenter(s) to zoom to different views on a virtual canvas and makes your presentation more visually appealing. This workshop will show you how to share your Prezi with other collaborators, download a Prezi for use when you have limited access to the internet, and create infographics using Prezi.
QDA Miner 1 (Basics)

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QDA Miner is software that helps you perform Qualitative Data Analysis of text from sources such as interviews, speeches, newspaper articles, or open-ended survey questions. This hands-on workshop will show you how to import or enter the text, search for keywords, code blocks of text, find patterns of codes, calculate inter-coder reliability, compare groups and export your findings to other packages.

To access the QDA Miner software, first download the installation instructions by going to http://oit.utk.edu/software, clicking the "Download OIT Software" button, logging in, and choosing Provalis Research.

Qualtrics 1 (Web Survey Design)

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In this hands-on workshop, you will create and deploy a web-based survey using Qualtrics. 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 as an SPSS dataset will also be presented. You may bring your own laptop if you wish.
Qualtrics 2 (Reporting and Analysis Tools)

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In this hands-on workshop, you learn about reporting and analysis tools in Qualtrics including creating new variables, creating and sharing reports, and qualitative text analysis. You may bring your own laptop if you wish.
QuestionPro for Qualtrics Users

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This workshop is targeted for current Qualtrics users and will provide an overview of building and deploying surveys in QuestionPro and how the process compares to Qualtrics. The workshop will also cover information on how to migrate surveys and data from Qualtrics to QuestionPro. Prerequisite: Should be a current Qualtrics user.
R Basics

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R Basics – 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.
R Basics

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R Basics – 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 import data files; how to select variables and observations; how to create plots and how to perform popular statistical analyses. Prerequisites: None Time: 3 hours
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, and several popular modeling approaches including decision trees and neural networks. We will use the popular caret package which integrates the various steps and standardizes them across many modeling methods.
R for Text Analysis

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In this hands-on workshop you will learn to use R to read text from various sources, extract both sentiment and topics from it, and optionally use that information in statistical or machine learning models. We will use the tidytext package, which integrates functions from several other packages.
Requested Workshops

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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.
SAS Programming Basics 1

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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.
Screen casting for Teaching and Learning

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Screen casting for Teaching and Learning Video screen capture, known as screencasting, is an excellent way to provide students with quick, “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.
Social Media, LinkedIn, and Your Resume

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Learn how to use social media such as LinkedIn to set up a resume, network, and search for internships and post-graduation jobs. Bring your laptop, iPad, or other mobile device with the LinkedIn app already installed or request to borrow a device to experiment with us.
SPSS 1 (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.
SPSS 2 (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.

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Structural equation modeling using SPSS AMOS

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Structural equation modeling (SEM) is a multivariate statistical analysis technique that is used to analyze the structural relationship between measured variables and latent constructs. This workshop is a brief overview of structural equation modeling using the SPSS AMOS software and features an introduction to the logic of SEM, the assumptions and required input for SEM analysis, and how to perform SEM analyses using SPSS AMOS. Throughout the course, participants will be able to do practical exercises. Prior preliminary knowledge of SPSS is preferred but not required.
Text analysis using JMP

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Text analysis is the process of deriving information from text by creating sets of structured data out of unstructured documents. The purpose of typical text analysis tasks include text categorization, text clustering, concept extraction, production of granular taxonomies, sentiment analysis, document summarization, and entity relation modeling. This workshop will briefly review the ways JMP can be used to perform the techniques of text analysis. Practical tutorials will be conducted throughout the session and participants will be able to gain hands-on experiences. Prior preliminary knowledge of JMP is preferred but not required.
TurningPoint 8 and Enhanced Learning Strategies (Advanced)

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Whether using clickers or mobile options (e.g., smartphones, tablets or laptops), polling with TurningPoint 8 provides several features to enhance student comprehension and classroom engagement. Faculty will explore question structuring supported by various learning strategies: peer instruction, team-based learning, agile teaching, gamification, active learning, etc. that implement critical thinking skills to increase student comprehension. This workshop is designed for those who’ve used TurningPoint in the past and would like to embrace its more advanced features. Faculty should bring the laptop device from which they will be teaching, if possible, and a ResponseCard NXT or QT device.
TurningPoint Introduction and Q&A

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Are you new to Clickers or have questions on specific use cases? Come to learn new features and ask questions directly to Turning Technologies Representatives. At UTK Clickers are powered by Turning Technologies using the TurningPoint software. Clickers, or audience response systems, are used by educational institutions nationwide to enhance student engagement, gather data, and provide instant feedback and assessment. OIT and Turning Technologies provide training for all current and interested clicker technology faculty. If you'd like to use clickers in your class, you must receive training on the TurningPoint system. Be sure to bring your laptop to the training. You should also contact the UT Bookstore to place your clicker order. If you have any questions, contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900.
TurningPoint Student Table

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Drop In at the Volshop
Understanding Augmented Reality for Knowledge Retention

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Looking for a way to enhance your students’ learning with real-life, immersive experiences? Augmented Reality (AR) may be the solution. AR is a growing tech trend that helps learners retain and expand their knowledge by overlaying virtual elements into the real world. It can be used to help learners retain course content and transfer its application to future situations and environments. In this IT Community of Practice session, we will explore basic AR concepts and applications that can be used to give students the “you are there” experience for problem solving, digital storytelling, instructional components, etc. Faculty will need a mobile device (iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.) Other visual elements will be demonstrated or provided, as needed.
Using Nvivo for Literature Reviews

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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.
Using Qualitative Data Analysis Software for Literature Reviews

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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.
Using Student Digital Devices for Active Learning

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Active learning and digital devices come hand in hand. Students’ laptops, tablets, and smartphones provide options for interaction, creativity, collaboration, research, and much more. In this workshop, we will offer instructional strategies and techniques to effectively use student digital devices for active learning. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to: • Compare mobile learning tools for individual teaching context. • Plan an activity for student pre-class preparation. • Design an interactive in-class activity. • Develop a collaborative assignment for post-class assessment. 
Using UDL to Improve Course Design (in Canvas and the Classroom)

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It’s been said that “that’s the way we’ve always done it” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language. In this workshop, you’ll learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a structured approach to designing learning experiences that forms a practical, meaningful expansion of accessibility concepts. In this workshop, our UDL specialist will share from his experience as a UDL educator and researcher, provide some highlights from the recent UDL in Higher Ed conference put on the by the Tennessee Board of Regents, and generally support understanding about what UDL is, how you may get started with it in class or on Canvas, and will provide you with resources and strategies you can use immediately.
Video Captioning Basics

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This workshop provides instruction and practice in creating close captions for videos to make them accessible for all students.
Web Development Overview

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Part of the DROP-IN Linkedln Clinic
What's New in LiveOnline@UT (Zoom)?

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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 Fall 2018 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.
WolfVision Cynap

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Bring your own device (BYOD) using the Wolfvision Cynap, available in some classrooms across campus. The Wolfvision Cynap allows instructors and students to wirelessly connect to the Cynap device to present, annotate, record, and take notes. The Cynap works with most devices including Android or iPad tablets, smart phones, and laptops. The Cynap includes an onboard web browser for those days you forget your laptop and the ability to have multiple devices connected at a time, making it easier to switch between different inputs, like the document camera and your computer. Instructors can control who can connect, making student presentations easier to arrange. Come learn about the future of your classroom as these devices are installed in more rooms each year.
WordStat for Text Mining

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WordStat is an easy-to-use package that performs all the fundamental tasks for text mining. It automatically extracts concepts from sources such as interviews, speeches, newspaper articles, or open-ended survey questions. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to determine the frequency and co-occurrence of terms, phrases, and concepts; create a categorization (coding) dictionary; analyze category patterns; compare groups; and export the findings to other packages. WordStat runs as an add-on to Stata and QDA Miner, but no knowledge of those packages is assumed.

To access the WordStat and WordStat for Stata software, first download the installation instructions by going to http://oit.utk.edu/software, clicking the "Download OIT Software" button, logging in, and choosing Provalis Research.