OIT Training Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
Featured Workshop
Getting to Know Canvas

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The focus of this workshop is to provide participants with an overview of the features and functions of Canvas. Faculty interested in moving their courses to Canvas will be provided with simple steps to make the transition. Additionally, participants will be provided with paper and online resources to assist in moving to Canvas.

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
Featured Workshop
TurningPoint Basics

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Clicker Technology, or audience response systems, are used by educational institutions nationwide to enhance student engagement, gather data, and provide instant feedback and assessment. Below are some of the benefits faculty have identified using Turning Technologies software for clicker engagement. Effective Fall 2017, UTK transitioned to TurningPoint 8 which continues to feature polling with hand-held and mobile devices, but with a secure, centralized, web-based management of course rosters and assessment data.
Benefits:
  • Ease of use in creating and delivering quizzes
  • Quiz delivery without PowerPoint or in-class computer via TurningPoint Anywhwere and ResponseCard Anywhere
  • Self-paced polling options
  • Response submissions via the clicker or mobile devices: smartphone, tablet, or a laptop computer
  • Integration with Canvas
  • Less overall cost for students
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.

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Adobe Captivate 1 (Hands-On With Adobe Captivate: Going Beyond PowerPoint)1

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How can you turn a PowerPoint presentation into a self-contained online learning module in which students interact with the content through hyperlinks and quizzes? Come to this workshop and learn how to use Adobe Captivate to create an online interactive learning module that contains slides, images, screenshots, video, audio, captions, hyperlinks, and self-testing quiz questions. Participants should be proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Creating Accessible Documents with Adobe Acrobat DC

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Adobe Acrobat is a powerful tool that we all use each week in many different ways. With the need for making our documents accessible to everyone we are all looking for tools to make this a bit simpler. Attendees will learn the basics of creating an accessible PDF document. Topics covered are: Introduction to Acrobat Accessibility tools, Setting up the Acrobat interface, Using the Acrobat document inspection tool, and much more. At the end of the class each participant will be able to create an accessible PDF from scratch and from an existing document.

tags: accessibility, disability

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

Creating Accessible Documents with MS Office 2016

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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.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Creating Accessible One-Shot Videos

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"One-Shot video is a simple way to produce a short (5 minutes or less) 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. Faculty or staff participants will learn to: • Prepare your props and/or script • Record your video with no, or very little, editing • Upload the video to YouTube • Check and Edit Accessibility • Embed the video link into Canvas One-Shot video is dynamic and engaging, acquaints you to your students/audience, introduces or reinforces course or informational content, and appeals to the current video culture. Come give it a try!"

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

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Cynap- Requested Topic

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Workshop for Strong Hall

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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.

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

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Digital Tools for Notetaking

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This workshop series is an introduction to using Evernote and OneNote for notetaking. In each 50-minute workshop, we will introduce the digital tool, give an overview of the interface, and allow you to explore the tool on a mobile device. Please note that each workshop focuses on an individual tool, and you may sign up for one or both depending on your interests. If you have a tablet, you are encouraged to bring it to this workshop but if not, we will provide one for you to use.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Digital Tools for Notetaking - Evernote session

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Evernote session

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Digital Tools for Notetaking - Lucky 7

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This workshop series is an introduction to using Evernote and OneNote for notetaking. In each 50-minute workshop, we will introduce the digital tool, give an overview of the interface, and allow you to explore the tool on a mobile device. Please note that each workshop focuses on an individual tool, and you may sign up for one or both depending on your interests. If you have a tablet, you are encouraged to bring it to this workshop but if not, we will provide one for you to use.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Digital Tools for Notetaking - One Note session

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One Note session

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

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Faculty- or Staff Focused - Requested Topic

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This workshop can be customized to meet your department's or group's needs.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
First Year Studies - Overview of OIT Services

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This workshop is created for the First Year Studies classes, to give them an awareness of the types of OIT Services available to students at UT.

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

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
First Year Studies - Training Opportunities

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This workshop is created for the First Year Studies classes, to give them an awareness of the types of training available to students at UT.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Flint Update - Lucky 7

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Special project

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
Getting to know Canvas (ZOOM)

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Note: You will receive a link to Zoom on the day before the workshop. If you do not receive a link, please contact Charlene Laughlin, claughl1@utk.edu.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Getting to Know Canvas - Lucky 7

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Special training workshops on request

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Getting to Know Canvas - Requested Topic

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Special Canvas workshop for ProMBA group

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Google Drive - Requested Topic

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Workshop for School of Music

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

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



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

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

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

HTML5 Fundamentals

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HTML5 is the next revision of the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), the standard programming language for describing the content and appearance of webpages. This course will cover HTML5 fundamentals, including structure, syntax, and semantics, and provide participants with a solid foundation for creating web pages of their own. Start coding in HTML5 to gain highly valuable and marketable skills in an exciting, continually growing field!

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

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

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

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
Introduction to Canvas Lucky 7

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Lucky 7 for Microbiology

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

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

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

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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!

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

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Microsoft Access 2 (Advanced Techniques)

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Students will perform advanced queries in a Microsoft Access database. Topics include mail merges, customizing forms, logical operators, aggregate functions, hyperlinks, web publications, and table linkage. Students will be introduced to basic database management terminology.

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

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

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

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

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Multi-level Regression Models in SAS Prog 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).

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
NVivo11 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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

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

Office 365: Overview

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

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Office 365: Sharing and Collaborating

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

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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.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
OIT New Staff Orientation

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OIT New Staff Orientation -- this section is limited to OIT new hires.

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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.

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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.

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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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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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Photography with iPhones and iPads

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Photo project

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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.

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

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.

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.

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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
Questioning for Enhanced Understanding and Engagement

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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."

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
Skype for Business - Requested Topic

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Learn to use this instant message, video conference and online meeting tool to interact and collaborate with each other.

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

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

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Spark is a free cloud based application that empowers you to create creative social media Post, Pages and Videos with voice-over. It’s very easy to use and creating content is just a mouse click away. 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.

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

You may bring your own laptop if you wish.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.

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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
Student-focused Lucky 7 - Requested Topic

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This workshop can be customized to meet your class's or group's needs.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Teaching in a Technology Enhanced Classroom (TEC) 1

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Technology Enhanced Classrooms exist all over campus. This demonstration and hands-on class serves as an introduction to the different types of technology that can be found within these classrooms. Technology demonstrated includes SMART Boards/SMART Podiums and/or Epson Interactive Projectors, SMART Notebook software, document cameras, and the system control panels used to control the room. Participants will learn how to connect their computers to the system and how to use some of the features of the SMART Notebook software. Participants are asked to bring their laptops with them to the class.

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
Using UDL to Design Quality Courses in Canvas

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This workshop covers the basic principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and provides guidance and practice on applying UDL using features in the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS).

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

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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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.