OIT Training Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
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Accessibility & UDL: Accessibility Review Tools (Canvas, Office & More)

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Evaluating platforms and materials for accessibility up front eliminates frustration and lost time when it counts most. In this workshop, we will complete an accessibility review of Canvas LMS pages using a checklist of relevant WCAG requirements. Attendees will become familiar with WCAG resources and standards, gain experience recognizing and correcting inaccessible design, and be guided in building a framework to implement accessibility in their design process.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Accessibility & UDL: Creating Accessible Course Documents (PC and Mac combined)

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

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Accessibility & UDL: Enhancing Video Learning with Captions

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Captioning, once thought to be exclusively for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, has well researched benefits for ALL learners. Indeed, captions are known to improve attention, retention, and comprehension of learning videos. In this hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn multiple ways to efficiently and effectively caption their own videos using YouTube or Canvas Studio. Join: https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/91654727385

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

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

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

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

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

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

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
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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.
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Adobe Spark: Easy Ways You Can Have Your Students Create Assignments

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

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

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

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
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Applied Statistics: Post Hoc Tests for Interactions

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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Applied Statistics: Post Hoc Tests For Interactions (Special Topic)

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Post hoc tests (from Latin post hoc which means “after this”) consists for analyses that are not specified prior to seeing the data and are used to explore how significant factors differ. This special topics workshop will provide an overview of post hoc analyses for interactions, including both between and within subject comparisons, as well as provide information on the many methods of controlling the Type 1 error rate. This is a special topic. Special topics are advanced, one-time workshops open to anyone interested in attending.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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Applied Statistics: Post Hoc Tests for Main Effects

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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ArcGIS: Getting Started with ArcGIS online

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ArcGIS Online is a complete, scalable and secure software-as-a-service cloud-based mapping platform which can be used to make and share maps, scenes, apps, layers, analytics, and data. This workshop will introduce usrs to the basics of geographic information system (GIS) mapping using ESRI’s ArcGIS Online platform. Users will learn how to acquire and format data for mapping, upload it into the ArcGIS online system, and create a series of maps. GIS data acquisition and analytics will also be introduced in this workshop. After creating a series of maps, users will learn how to export and share maps into other applications such as ESRI’s Story Maps. From these applications, users can create a stable link to a mixed media mapping project that can be used for research or teaching purposes.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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Camtasia: Creating Instruction

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

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Canvas: Analytics for Student Success

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

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

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

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

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

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New Quizzes, Canvas' newest quiz engine, will eventually replace the Classic Quiz tool in Canvas. New Quizzes offers many benefits for online assessment, including a redesigned, more modern interface, a variety of new question types, detailed quiz log information, and more! Join us in this workshop session to learn how New Quizzes functions and compares to Classic Quizzes.

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

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What's New in Canvas - Join us for this one-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!

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

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Do you need help learning how to use the technology in your classroom? Are you wondering how to record your lecture for students who are isolating? Register below for a one-on-one consultation via Zoom with an OIT trainer who can help you learn the best way to record your lecture and use the classroom technology that best fits your teaching style. We have multiple trainers scheduled for each of these 45-minute sessions. After you register, check your email for a message with the subject line: Classroom Technology Consultation. This email will include the name of your trainer, the Zoom link to use, and a question asking whether you would like to use your classroom or have us reserve one for you.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Classroom Tech: Student Clicker Registration Assistance

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Have a question on how to get your Clicker/TurningPoint registered? Have questions on how to use clickers in a class? Drop into this Zoom session and get help to get your clicker setup and your questions answered. To attend this session, sign in with your UT Zoom account at tennessee.zoom.us with your NetID and password. If you're using the downloaded version of Zoom, choose "Sign in with SSO" and type tennessee (all lowercase) in the box and click continue.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
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HPSC: Introduction to ISAAC Open OnDemand (Open Enclave)

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Presented by High Performance & Scientific Computing (HPSC) This session aims to train new users on using the Open OnDemand web-based interface to ISAAC cluster resources to create, submit, and monitor jobs. This session will be held online via Zoom.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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Instructing: Lecture Creation Using Zoom

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

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Instructing: Leveraging Student Devices for Active Learning

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"Can you imagine your life without a computer or smartphone? They make our lives easier, more efficient, and more connected. This goes for students, too! Rather than thinking of these devices as digital distractions, instructors can view them as opportunities for interaction, creativity, collaboration, research, and more! In this LIVE online workshop you will: 1. Explore the challenges and opportunities for active learning presented by student digital devices in online and on-campus course delivery formats. 2. Brainstorm some practical ideas and strategies for managing digital distractions and using student devices for active learning in your courses."

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Materia: Engage Students with Interactive Course Widgets

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Engage your students and diversify your content by adding interactive learning activities to your Canvas courses. Join us for a live demo of Materia on how to access and customize these interactive “widgets,” add them to your Canvas courses, track their usage, and report on student progress. After the demo, we will answer questions about how to use Materia to enhance your Canvas course site.

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

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This workshop will walk you through the basics of setting up Microsoft Bookings. Bookings is an online app that makes scheduling appointments a breeze. Bookings can be setup for single use or for your entire office.

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

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In this workshop, you will see some of my favorite features in Microsoft Excel, including using tables and pivot tables to look at data, data validation for data entry and more.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Microsoft OneNote: Collaboration in OneNote

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

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
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Microsoft Planner: Overview

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This workshop will walk you though the basics of using Microsoft Planner. Planner is a to-do/project management app that is part of Microsoft 365. It can be used for personal or teamwork planning.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
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Microsoft Sway: Building a Quick Online Presentation

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

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

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

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

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: R for Machine Learning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Implementing UDL on Canvas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Panopto: How to Pre-Record Lectures and Create Course Content

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**NEW** This workshop will introduce you to Panopto, our new lecture capture system that you can use to either record a lecture live in the classroom or pre-record a lecture for viewing outside of class. Panopto is a user-friendly platform that interfaces directly with Canvas and Zoom. You will learn how to record, manage, edit, and distribute content. With Panopto, you'll be able to host your lecture recordings, digitized films and supplemental videos, and other course-related videos used for instruction while managing all of it within Canvas.

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

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

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
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Presentations: Creating Effective Posters that will get Your Topic Noticed

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

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
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Productivity: How to collaborate on projects using Google and Microsoft applications

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Participants will gain an understanding of different ways to collaborate on projects using Google and Microsoft 365 applications.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
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Python: Data Analysis

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In this hands-on workshop, you will learn to use the Python programming language to manage your data files, read comma-separated data files, select variables and observations, handle missing values, and perform statistical analyses t-test, regression, chi-square test.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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Python: Introduction

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

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

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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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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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.
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SAS: Programming Basics

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

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Secure Enclave: Introduction to ISAAC HPSC Resources (Secure Enclave)

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This session aims to provide users an overview of the ISAAC Secure Enclave cluster, show the information available on the HPSC website, how to obtain a Secure Enclave account, how to access and login to resources, how to request a project for research using the Secure Enclave, provide a file system overview, and describe data transfer capabilities available. This session will be held online via Zoom.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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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.
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STATA 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.
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Video & Sound: Edit and Share Your Videos: The Easy Way

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Every week we are creating and posting new video content and re-posting previous content. There are several tools avaliable to help you edit you videos and even combine videos, images, and even voice over. Participants will learn easy ways to edit their existing videos and how to share them in different locations.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
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Video & Sound: How to Easily Edit Audio Recordings

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Audio is a very important part of our video and podcast recordings. In this workshop participants will learn to use simple applications such as GarageBand, Audacity and Adobe Audition to edit their audio files.

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Web: Introduction to HTML and CSS

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

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Web: Web Development Overview

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

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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.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Zoom: Introduction to LiveOnline@UT

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

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Adobe Acrobat: Indexing, Searching, Combining - Going Beyond the Basics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Blue Sky: Introduction

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

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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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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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Data Visualization: Best Practices

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

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

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

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



S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
HPSC: Introduction to ISAAC HPSC Resources (Open Enclave)

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Presented by High Performance & Scientific Computing (HPSC) This session aims to provide users an overview of the ISAAC cluster and other resources, show the information available on the HPSC website, how to obtain an account, how to access and login to resources, how to request a project for research, provide a file system overview, and describe data transfer capabilities available. This session will be held online via Zoom.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
HPSC: Running jobs on ISAAC HPSC Resources (Open Enclave)

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Presented by High Performance & Scientific Computing (HPSC) This session aims to train new users on using the ISAAC cluster resources specifically running jobs using the Torque/Moab resource management system. In this series, you will learn how to develop Torque scripts for job submission, examples will be given, and troubleshooting techniques for common errors that may arise while submitting the jobs. This session will be held online via Zoom.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
Instructing: Online Course Management Tools (Advanced)

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

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Instructing: Promoting Student Engagement & Success in the Online Classroom

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

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Instructing: Screencasting Tips to Enhance Teaching and Learning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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