OIT Training Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
Online Self-Paced Workshops
OIT Online Self-Paced Workshops are available in Canvas Catalog, our outreach learning platform.
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Featured Workshop
Adobe Photoshop: Five Week Photoshop Challenge

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Learn to express your story this summer using Adobe Photoshop. In this workshop, you'll learn everything from selections, layer, mask, and filters to animation. Come and enjoy this adventure into creative storytelling with images and Photoshop.

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Artificial Intelligence Services for Research and Academics from OIT

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NOTE: The in person registration is closed as of June 4 @ 5pm ET. Please register for the online session and a meeting link will be provided.

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Join the Office of Innovative Technologies for a half-day event featuring presentations, information, and conversations on artificial intelligence. OIT specialists will share their knowledge and experience as it relates to applying secure AI in research and teaching efforts.

We hope you will join us for coffee, a variety of AI topics, and a complimentary lunch to finish a full morning of learning.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify which AI applications are available from OIT
  • Recognize AI applications that can be used for instructional purposes
  • Identify the computational capabilities, software, and other services available for AI in research and how to access them
  • Utilize various resources and strategies to obtain support and information for AI applications available from OIT

AGENDA

9:30 a.m. Coffee & Meet and Greet

10:00 a.m. UT Verse and Copilot: Current and Upcoming Features

10:40 a.m. OIT Software with AI & Machine Learning (ML) Capabilities

11:10 a.m. Break

11:20 a.m. Teaching and Learning Technologies with AI

11:50 a.m. AI and High-Performance Computing

12:30 p.m. Getting Support and Information for AI from OIT (Lunch will be available during this final session for those who register for in-person attendance.)



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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.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Adobe Acrobat: Basics

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There are two versions of Acrobat: Reader DC and Acrobat Pro DC. Acrobat Reader DC’s primary purpose is for reading, sorting, and filling out PDF forms. In this one-hour workshop we’ll be focused on Acrobat Pro for those times you require additional functionality such as editing and mark-up, updating a PDF, designing a form to be filled-out and signed, and many advanced features. You’ll learn the basics of the tools available and what they do. We’ll even teach you how to create a basic digital signature and show you how to convert a file from PDF to a Word document.

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 PDFs with a single search, save a PDF in various formats such as a jpg, and combine multiple PDFs 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.

Adobe Express: Creating Professional Looking Graphic Designs for Your Projects

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Adobe Express is a combination of graphic design tools. In this workshop, you'll learn how to create posters with animation, edit images for your posters, make report covers, and add videos to your presentations.

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.

Adobe Photoshop: Compositing Images with Photoshop

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

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: 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.

ArcGIS: Experience Builder Fundamentals

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Dive into the world of geospatial web development with our hands-on, introductory workshop on ArcGIS Experience Builder. Participants will learn the basics of Experience Builder by getting acquainted with the interface, tools, and various features of the platform. Participants will gain an understanding of how to navigate and customize it for individual projects. They will delve into the process of creating intuitive web applications and learn how to create and configure widgets, add pages or windows, apply templates. By the end of the workshop, participants will have the confidence and practical knowledge to start their own geospatial projects with ArcGIS Experience Builder. Please note that a basic understanding of GIS concepts will be beneficial but not mandatory for this workshop.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
ArcGIS: Story Map Introduction

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Get introduced to this intuitive tool and learn to navigate its interface and understand its potential in storytelling. Create engaging narratives by integrating text, interactive maps, and other multimedia content to create compelling, data-driven narratives. Finally, learn to publish and share your story. By the end of the workshop, participants will have the skills to transform data into impactful narratives using ArcGIS StoryMaps. No previous GIS experience is necessary.

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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.

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.

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Canvas: Applying the UTK Canvas Course Template

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This workshop/consultation session will assist you through the steps of applying the UTK Canvas Course Template to your Canvas courses. The template will ease your Canvas course design efforts and your students will appreciate the clear and consistent navigation the template offers.

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Canvas: Assignments and Grades

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This workshop will focus on the Canvas assignment tool faculty can use to track and/or improve student learning. Instructors will also learn the relationship between Canvas assignments and the grade book. We'll go beyond the nuts and bolts of assignment 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.

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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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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.

Canvas: Introduction to Turnitin

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Turnitin offers superlative online text matching via their integration with Canvas Assignments. Instructors will learn how to set up Turnitin Similarity in their Canvas Assignments, as well as how to read and interpret the similarity report that Turnitin generates for each student assignment submission.

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Canvas: Organizing Course Sites Efficiently

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Instructors and designers can take this condensed half hour workshop to learn more about organizing their Canvas course sites to maximize efficiency and impact. Participants will learn more about course quota, the Modules-Files-Pages relationship, how to create a helpful Course Menu and Home Page for their Canvas course sites, and more.

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Canvas: Quizzes

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Canvas currently has two options for online assessment: Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes. Join us in this workshop session to learn about how the two Quiz tools function, as well as their similarities and differences. Instructors will also learn about Akindi Importer, a tool that can assist in Quiz content creation.

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Canvas: What's New in Online@UT

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What's New in Canvas - Join us for this half-hour workshop and explore the latest updates in Online@UT (Canvas). It is important to stay up to date as features and functionality get added, changed, or removed frequently in Canvas. Come learn new and upcoming enhancements inside the Canvas interface!

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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.

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Creating an Elevator Pitch

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Have you ever met someone you really wanted to connect with professionally hoping to give them an overview of your experience and ability only to become tongue-tied and forget important facts? Creating and practicing an elevator pitch as a short introduction to your professional accomplishments and career goals gives you the confidence to talk to potential employers and research partners without the fear of forgetting important information. In this 30-minute session, we'll learn the main points of an elevator pitch, why you need one, and give you some tools you can use to compose a great one.

Ellucian Experience Pilot Testing

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Ellucian Experience Pilot Testing

HPSC Bioinformatics: Git

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Git is a distributed version control system that tracks changes in files. It is the industry-standard tool for collaboratively developing software or computational workflows. Its goals include speed, data integrity, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows (thousands of parallel branches running on different computers).

Kahoot: Overview

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In this introductory workshop on Kahoot, we'll explore the types of Kahoots you can create, including Multiple Choice, True/False, using an AI-assisted question generator, and more. We'll look at ways to play Kahoots in-person and asynchronously and touch on how to share Kahoots from your personal or shared workspace by creating private groups.

LinkedIn and LinkedIn Learning

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10+ tips on making LinkedIn work for you! Tips on using LinkedIn Learning to make yourself more marketable and get trained on topics for future employment, self-improvement, and more.

Mediated Regression Models with Categorical Variables (Special Topic)

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The presence of categorical dependent or mediator variables in a regression model can pose challenges to calculating indirect effects and percent mediation. Some legs of the mediation triangle are calculated using logistic regression while other legs are calculated using ordinary least squares regression. Because the legs are calculated using different algorithms they cannot simply be multiplied together to calculate the indirect (mediation) effect. A way to overcome this challenge is to use a causal mediation procedure such as the SAS CAUSALMED Procedure.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Microsoft 365: Introduction to Loop

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Microsoft Loop is a collaborative workspace tool that enables teams to work together seamlessly, manage projects, and communicate efficiently in a digital environment. (This is part of the Microsoft Mondays series. Attend one or all of these workshops.)

Microsoft 365: Overview

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

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Microsoft 365: PowerPoint Tips & Tricks

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Get some quick, fun tips and tricks for saving time and making your PowerPoints more interesting.

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Microsoft 365: Sharing and Collaborating

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

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Microsoft 365: Using Microsoft Lists to Track Projects

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Microsoft Lists is a collaborative tool that allows users to track, organize, and manage information in customizable lists accessible from multiple devices and platforms.

Microsoft 365: Word - Formatting for a Resume

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This workshop will introduce the various features and styles within Microsoft Word while creating a properly formatted resume.

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

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NVivo for Literature Reviews

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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 and how to perform literature reviews. The interface and features are demonstrated, along with examples of research projects utilizing the software. This workshop covers using NVivo to apply themes, codes, and attributes to categorize and label your data; searching and filtering your data by keywords, queries, or criteria; visualizing and mapping your data to identify patterns, connections, and gaps; and generating reports and summaries to communicate your findings. Participants will also understand the potential of NVivo as a tool for organizing, questioning, visualizing, and reporting qualitative research data.

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NVivo: Fundamentals for Mac

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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 two-hour workshop is designed to provide an overview of the NVivo software and the essential skills required to use it on a Mac device. The workshop will provide NVivo Mac users with an overview of how to: 1) import Word docs, PDFs, audio, video, and images into NVivo; 2) organize codes, code text, and create codes; 3) apply coding stripes and highlights; 4) use cases with classification and attributes; 5) create memos and link them to files; 6) explore myriad query options including, word frequency and text search queries; 7) apply codes to queries; and 8) illustrate with visualizations such as mind maps and comparison diagrams. To effectively participate in this training, you will need access to the latest version of NVivo for macOS. To download the latest version of NVivo Mac, visit https://oit.utk.edu/software-hardware/software/.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Accessible Learning Materials & Tools

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Designing for accessibility is the process of proactively creating materials that are usable by the full range of potential end users. This often means making sure that materials and communications can be accessed, perceived, used, and understood by people who use different interfaces or tools, and/or who have relevant disabilities. Designing for accessibility almost always benefits many people including those who do not have relevant disabilities.

Here at the University of Tennessee, our policy is to ensure that all learning materials are accessible. This course introduces best practices that you can begin applying immediately to ensure accessibility and usability of learning materials and communications.

You will learn how to:

  • create accessible documents and PowerPoint presentations
  • identify tools and resources for closed captioning
  • use the Read&Write software, for which UT Knoxville has a site license
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Analyzing Multilevel Regression Models with SAS and Mplus

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Multilevel regression models are models in which the experimental units are nested within larger groupings such as students within classrooms or workers within factories. Both the individual experimental unit (student) and the higher-level grouping variable (classroom) can contribute unique variance to the variables in the regression and the relationship between them. The workshop will work through a simple two-level model using two popular statistical packages, the SAS 'Mixed' procedure and the Mplus 'Two level Random' analysis. This workshop takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Basic Statistical Concepts

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Basic statistical concepts are fundamental to understanding more in-depth analysis that are typically performed when conducting quantitative research. This workshop discusses the contribution of statistics to the scientific method and provides an overview of the statistical methods associated with basic data analysis. Topics include basic statistical concepts, developing a research hypothesis, the importance of statistical power, an explanation of basic statistical tests, and guidelines on how to present research results. An example is provided of a past research project in veterinary medicine. This workshop takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Best Practices for Online Assessment

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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.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Canvas Folio: Digital Tool for Assessment and Student Career Prep

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This self-paced training resource introduces you to the Canvas Folio (Portfolium) Network, that can be accessed in Online@UT (Canvas), and provides you with materials to get you started building your Folio.

You will learn how to:

  • navigate a Canvas Folio
  • customize a Folio profile
  • build and promote a Folio
  • network using a Folio
  • access resources to help you build your portfolio.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Canvas Training for Faculty

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This self-paced Canvas Training workshop aims to equip instructors and staff with Canvas' need-to-know tools and features, so they are better prepared to jump-start their course design and delivery at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Participants who complete this workshop will be able to:

  • Identify and apply options for organizing course content via the homepage, modules, and course navigation.
  • Create course-related activities using assignments, discussions, and quizzes.
  • Identify assessment options using the SpeedGrader and Grading tools.
  • Recognize ways to manage enrollment and online instructor presence using the messaging system (inbox), user settings (including profile and notification preferences), and groups.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Canvas Training for Students

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A self-paced, asynchronous workshop for UTK students to learn about Canvas and get comfortable with its environment. The workshop provides essential training to students new to Canvas, students needing a Canvas refresher, or students wishing to stay updated with Canvas changes.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Canvas: Accessibility Checking with UDOIT

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In this course, learn how to use UDOIT (Universal Design Online Inspection Tool), a Canvas course accessibility checker, originally developed at the University of Central Florida. UDOIT is available in each Online@UT (Canvas) course.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Clicker Self-Service Training Resource

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This resource will equip you with the tools and knowledge to pose response-driven questions in real-time during your course instruction. You can use PointSolutions to ask and receive responses in face-to-face or online classes. This response system also allows you to sync the responses to Canvas for class participation scores or quizzes.

Using this resource will help you to:

  • Set up your Canvas course for using clickers (or mobile responses)
  • Create questions in PowerPoint using PointSolutions
  • Create Anywhere Polling (including Ad Hoc questions or planned questions using a web interface)
  • Create self-paced quizzes (participants answer at their own pace) or scheduled quizzes
  • Sync grades to Canvas.

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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.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Excel Tips and Tricks for Faculty, Staff, and Students

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Learn about Excel’s features that will help you optimize your use of Excel. This course contains information, including the VLookup function, Pivot tables, flash filling, creating tables, basic formatting, and other Excel features.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Getting Started in OneNote

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OneNote is a Microsoft application designed for taking notes and gathering information on any device. In this self-paced course, you will learn how to use OneNote to take notes more efficiently, collaborate on note taking, and more. We will dive into how to set up OneNote for your specific use, as well as give you the necessary steps for continued use of the program. This course will also give you tips and best practices.

You will learn how to:

  • create and organize notes in OneNote
  • export and share notes
  • collaborate asynchronously and in real time
  • work with tables in OneNote
  • add media objects, such as audio recordings and video, and Excel files to notes
  • integrate OneNote with other Microsoft apps.
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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.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: JMP: Introduction to Design of Experiments

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Design of experiments (DOE) is the design of a process aimed to describe and explain sources of variability to improve product and process development. In simpler terms, experimentation is used to determine causation. This workshop begins with an overview of basic statistical concepts, the scientific method, and the statistical contributions to the scientific method. A simple example is used to walk through the scientific method while demonstrating statistical thinking, methodology and analysis. Basic principles of DOE are then covered leading into specific types of designs. Completely Randomized Designs (CRD) and Randomized Complete Block Designs (RCBD) are introduced. The workshop ends with the development of these designs built in JMP software. This workshop takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete.


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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Materia: Engage Students with Interactive Course Widgets

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Materia is a learning tool, available in Online@UT (Canvas), that allows you to easily embed engaging learning activities into your online courses. Materia learning apps, called widgets, can bring life to content modules, practice, study activities, and even assessments. Learn how to enable and use Materia in your Canvas course.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Mediated Multilevel Regression Models

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A mediated regression is one in which the relationship between the independent and dependent variables is partially or totally due to the action of a third intervening variable. In this workshop we will extend the idea of mediated regression to multilevel models, models made up of variables from more than one level of aggregation, e.g. students within classrooms, etc. A working knowledge of basic mediated regression and multilevel modeling is desirable. This workshop takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: 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. This workshop takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Microsoft Sway for Presentations

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In this hands-on introduction to Microsoft Sway, an app in Microsoft 365, we will explore what Sway is and how to create fun and exciting presentations and automatically scrolling kiosk-style presentations using features like embedding images, tweets, video, audio, and more.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Moderated Mediation Regression Models

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In a mediated regression model the relationship between the dependent and independent variables is at least partially the result of the intervention of a third variable, the mediator. In moderated mediation this mediation effect is in turn influenced by the value of yet another variable, the moderator. This workshop will cover how to run a moderated mediation model in several popular software packages and how to interpret the results. This will include a discussion of, and SAS and Mplus code for, the Johnson-Neyman technique for determining the range of moderator values for which the mediation is and is not statistically significant. A basic understanding of linear regression as well as the concepts of mediation and moderation will be assumed. This workshop takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Moderated Regression Using Multi-group Analysis in Amos

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A moderated regression is one in which the relationship between a predictor and the dependent variable is altered (moderated) by the value of a third variable, called the moderator. In this 10-minute video we will discuss how to use the multi-group analysis feature of the Amos structural equation modeling software to assess the statistical significance of the moderation effect of a categorical moderator variable.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: MS Word for Theses and Dissertations

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In this course, you will explore how Microsoft Word can create different features for your writing and help you format your document. Please note that this course is not a comprehensive list of all of the requirements and guidelines for your thesis/dissertation, but rather a resource to help you structure your thesis/dissertation using Microsoft Word as a tool.

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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.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: OER: Avoiding Copyright Issues With Open Educational Resources (OER)

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In this course, you will learn how to use Open Educational Resources (OER) in your presentations and instructional content. OER are materials licensed for sharing by their creators.

After completing the course, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the Creative Commons licenses
  • Search for different types of OER, such as textbooks, instructional and learning materials, images, video, and audio
  • Identify resources and tools to modify and share OER
  • Properly attribute and license OER
  • Guide others in creating OER.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Panopto

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Panopto is a lecture capture tool that allows you to record, edit, share, and manage video content on the web and through Canvas. The platform is fully integrated with Canvas and Zoom.

The goal of this course is to provide you with the tools you need to successfully record your lecture, event, or other video using the Panopto lecture capture platform in the classroom, your office, or at home. Don't let the lecture capture moniker fool you - while it is meant to record lectures, you can use it for many other things like event capture, announcements, assignments, assessments, and meeting recordings.

We will begin with an overview of the platform and then dive into how to record, edit, share, and manage your video content. You will also learn how to use Panopto in the classroom. We will also cover Panopto's integration with Canvas and how to best share Panopto video content in your course.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: PowerPoint: Creating a Memorable Presentation

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In this PowerPoint course, you will learn how to build your presentation to best meet the needs of your audience. The course is broken into five sections: Introduction, Steps for a Successful Lecture, Tips and Tricks, Best Practices for Presentations, and Conclusion. We will dive into how to set up your presentation, as well as give you the necessary steps for creating your PowerPoint. This course will also give you tips and best practices for creating the best presentation possible in any program, not just PowerPoint.


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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: PowerPoint: Recording Your Lecture with PowerPoint

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You have many tools available to you to record your lecture. Panopto and Zoom are powerful tools for recording your entire presentation, including other inputs such as document cameras and more. But if all you need is to record yourself delivering a PowerPoint lecture, you can record your lecture right from within PowerPoint.

Note: All instructions are for PowerPoint in Microsoft 365 Subscription (Mac) or Microsoft 365 Apps (Windows). Other versions of PowerPoint, including the volume license installed by OIT on university-owned computers, may not have all of the features discussed. You can not record narration in the web version of PowerPoint Online. You must use a desktop version of the software downloaded from Microsoft 365.

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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 iteration; 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. This workshop takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete.

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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. This workshop takes approximately 2 hours to complete.

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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. This workshop takes approximately 2 hours to complete. A recommended prerequisite for this course is the R: Basics workshop.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: R: 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. This workshop takes approximately 8 hours to complete. A recommended prerequisite for this course is the R: Basics 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. This workshop takes approximately 2 hours to complete. A recommended prerequisite for this course is the R: R: Basics 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 posthoc tests. This workshop takes approximately 2 hours to complete. A recommended prerequisite for this course is the R: Basics 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 how we can help with: Designing studies, experiments, and determining sample size; Create, deploy, and analyze web survey data; Provide co-authorship, and several other research related topics. In addition, we discuss the research software available on campus and how to get assistance.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: SAS: ODS Graphics

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SAS is one of the most popular software packages for data analysis and visualization. The SAS Output Delivery System (ODS) Graphics procedures SGPLOT, SGPANEL, and SGSCATTER are powerful but easy to use tools for creating publication quality graphs and charts from your empirical data. This workshop is geared towards researchers who require publication quality graphics along with a working knowledge of the SAS software package. A recommended prerequisite for this course is the SAS: Programming Basics workshop. This workshop takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Secure Online Testing with Proctorio

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Proctorio is an automated remote proctoring service that integrates with Online@UT (Canvas). Proctorio enables instructors to utilize machine learning and facial detection technology to remotely proctor online assessment to help protect the academic integrity of test-takers. This course provides resources for UTK instructors and students on the use of Proctorio in their Canvas courses.

Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to access this support site: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/MFNBPF.

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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Teaching Online Reboot: Canvas & Zoom

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If you are new to Canvas, this self-paced tutorial will get you quickly up and running by implementing the Preparing to Launch course template, available in Online@UT (Canvas), and you'll benefit from the detailed instructions found in this tutorial. If you are already an experienced Canvas user, this tutorial will help you dig a bit deeper into the capabilities of Canvas and Zoom and to refresh your skills.

In this tutorial you'll learn how to:

  • Create an inviting course Homepage.
  • Employ a course template designed by OIT to help structure your course site.
  • Upload course content to include recorded lectures, PowerPoints, links to external web resources and other materials.
  • Create assignments that are automatically linked to the gradebook and the course calendar and establish a standard method for students to submit assignments.
  • Create online assessments using the Canvas quiz tool, in which quiz questions and distractors can be randomized to create unique student attempts.
  • Deliver live lectures and conduct office hours online in Zoom.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Visual Design for Instruction

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If you would like to improve the visual design of your course, give students a boost in learning key concepts, or just find decent images without the copyright headache, this course is for you!

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Panopto: Learn to Record and Edit in Panopto

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This workshop will cover the basics of recording and editing using Panopto. Learn two ways to record by choosing from the browser-based recording feature called Panopto Capture or the Panopto Desktop Application. Attendees will also learn simple editing techniques using Panopto's built-in editor.

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Panopto: Manage, Host, and Assign Videos within Canvas

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This workshop will cover practical techniques for uploading and managing Panopto content within Canvas. Panopto is fully integrated with Canvas allowing instructors to share content to their Canvas course without leaving the course site. Learn how to add Panopto video content to your course using the external tools and text editor functions inside of Canvas. Integrate videos within the assignments function in Canvas to allow students to submit their own Panopto videos for feedback and grades.

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Qualtrics: Basics

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In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to 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 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, how to export data as an SPSS dataset and an overview of best practices for collecting online data will also be presented.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
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.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
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 course in statistics or prior data analysis experience is recommended. Recommended prerequisites for this course include the R-Basics and R-Markdown workshops. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete this workshop.

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Recording at Home: Best Practices and Tips

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Learn how to make your at-home or remote recordings better with this workshop on best practices and tips for recording at home.

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Research Special Topic: Inter-Rater Reliability for Observational Data

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When working with objective measurements or ratings, it is prudent to test the reliability of these measurements. To measure inter-rater reliability (IRR) two or more researchers rate the same observational unit and then inter-rater reliability (IRR) is used to measure consistency of observational ratings provided by the raters. The type of rating (categorical, ordinal, scale) and number of raters will determine the appropriate type of inter-rater reliability analysis. This workshop will focus on different methods of measuring IRR, including percent agreement, Cohen’s Kappa, Fleiss’s Kappa, Gwet’s AC2 and intra-class correlations (ICC).

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Research Special Topic: Introduction to Design of Experiments with JMP

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This workshop introduces basic statistical concepts as an introduction to experimental design, specifically focusing on engineering applications. After a review of a simple example, we will dive deeper into key principles for designing and planning an experiment.

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Research Special Topic: Mixed Model Analysis in JMP Pro

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Linear mixed model is a power tool to make accurate and precise inferences about correlated observations in designed experiments. JMP is a suite of computer programs for statistical analysis and data visualization developed by the JMP business unit of SAS Institute. JMP integrates statistics with dynamic graphics and is an ideal environment within which to learn and apply mixed models. This workshop is designed to demo in JMP pro how to analyze common mixed models such as randomized block, split-plot, and repeated measures designs, how to appropriately set up and interpret fixed and random effects, how to simulate mixed models to assess power, and other important sampling characteristics. Hands on tutorials will be conducted throughout the session. Prior preliminary knowledge of JMP pro is not required.

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Research Special Topic: NVivo - Visualizing Qualitative Data

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In this workshop, participants will become familiar with NVivo and discover the robust functionalities of NVivo for qualitative and mixed method analysis. Participants will learn how to utilize NVivo's visualization tools to create models, charts, and graphs to bring qualitative data to life. Finally, participants will learn how to share findings utilizing NVivo's rich visual outputs. By the end of the workshop, participants will be equipped with the necessary skills to use NVivo for visualizing and analyzing qualitative data, allowing users to draw and communicate insights effectively. No prior experience with NVivo is required.

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Research Special Topic: Ordinal Models in SPSS

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This workshop will present regression models for ordinal data. Participants will learn the essentials of ordinal regression. We will discuss inclusion of covariates, interaction effects, and interpretation of results. Participants will learn how to fit semiparametric transformation models to continuous data using ordinal regression models. All methods will be illustrated using STATA statistical software.

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Research Special Topic: R Quarto (Special Topic)

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

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
Research Special Topic: Sky High Mapping - An Introductory Workshop on Drone2Map for ArcGIS

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Drone2Map for ArcGIS is a desktop app that turns raw still imagery from drones into valuable information products in ArcGIS. In this workshop, participants will be guided on how to make the most out of this tool. Participants will explore the Drone2Map interface and become familiar with the features. Participants will learn how to navigate effectively within the application. Participants will gain hands-on experience in processing raw drone-captured imagery into usable formats. Finally, participants will understand how to seamlessly integrate outputs with the ArcGIS platform for further geospatial analysis and sharing. By the end of this workshop, participants will have the foundational skills to effectively use Drone2Map for creating professional-quality imagery products from drone-captured photos. No prior experience with Drone2Map or ArcGIS is required.

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Research Special Topic: SQL introduction using MySQL

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In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to use MySQL to create a database that allows you to build many tables to store and manipulate data, like insert, select, update, and delete data. You will also learn SQL syntax, table joins/merging, create MySQL database views and virtual tables, and generate reports from the data. Installation of MySQL 8.0 before the workshop is required.

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Research: 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.

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Resume Revamp: Learn the Secrets of Word and the ATS Systems

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The Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration and the Office of Innovative Technologies have teamed up for a virtual event that will help get your resume prepared and formatted for today’s job searches. This event will provide you with everything you need to know about Microsoft Word, Applicant Tracking Systems, and Resumes to help launch a successful job search. Join us for this interactive event to learn the best practices associated with resume creation. Looking to attend the job fair? Feel confident in your resume by attending this workshop! Register Online at https://utk.joinhandshake.com/stu/events/1352689?ref=events-search

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SAS: ODS Graphics

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SAS is one of the most popular data analysis and visualization software packages. The SAS Output Delivery System (ODS) Graphics procedures SGPLOT, SGPANEL, and SGSCATTER are powerful yet easy-to-use tools for creating publication-quality graphs and charts from your empirical data. This workshop is geared towards researchers requiring publication-quality graphics with a working knowledge of the SAS software package. A recommended prerequisite for this workshop is the SAS: Basics workshop.

R This is a researcher focused workshop.
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.

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Zoom: Breakout Rooms

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Breakout rooms can be a useful part of the Zoom experience, from organizing group discussions during class time to running multiple presentations in a conference type setting. The agenda will cover how breakout rooms work in Zoom: how they’re created, what they’re useful for, and the latest available features. Attendees will get to experience breakout rooms firsthand in this session, and they’ll also be given the opportunity to take control of the session and get experience creating and using breakout rooms themselves.

Zoom: Hosting Events Safely with Zoom

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There are additional considerations when you’re using Zoom for reasons other than classes or meetings.  In this session we’ll cover how to take steps to help protect yourself from Zoom bombing incidents, how to manage a larger meeting, and how to create a registration form using Zoom’s built in registration process. 

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.

Zoom: What's New in LiveOnline@UT

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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.