OIT Training Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
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Accessibility & UDL: Closed Captioning Videos for Everyone! (Online Asynchronous, Self-Paced)

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As you may know, UT System has adopted an Accessibility policy (Links to an external site.), which went into effect in October, 2017. The current effort to move classes online has increased the importance of ensuring that our materials are accessible given the greater independence afforded to- and required of- students taking classes online. As a self-paced asynchronous learning experience, you may complete the course whenever and wherever you'd like and at your own pace. Register for the course and begin learning at tiny.utk.edu/AccessibleLearning In this asynchronous workshop, you will learn how how and why to find or create captioned media for use in learning experiences. By the end of this training, you should be able to: • Identify who benefits from closed captioning and why. • Determine how to find existing captioned media for use in class. • Apply captioning techniques using YouTube, Canvas Studio, and Amara for different situations.

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

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

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.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Accessibility & UDL: Making Documents Accessible (Online Asynchronous, Self-Paced)

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In this asynchronous workshop, you will learn how how and why to make word documents accessible and how to export them into PDF and HTML files. This course follows a principle-based approach to accessibility such that the lessons learned about creating accessible Word documents will transfer to other media such as Canvas, PowerPoint, or PDFs. If you would like to learn more about how to apply accessibility principles specifically to PowerPoint or Canvas (or any other software or platform), let us know by contacting help.utk.edu. As a self-paced asynchronous learning experience, you may complete the course whenever and wherever you'd like and at your own pace. Register for the course and begin learning at tiny.utk.edu/AccessibleLearning

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Accessibility & UDL: Making PowerPoints Accessible (Online Asynchronous, Self-Paced)

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As you may know, UT System has adopted an Accessibility policy (Links to an external site.), which went into effect in October, 2017. The current effort to move classes online has increased the importance of ensuring that our materials are accessible given the greater independence afforded to- and required of- students taking classes online. In this asynchronous workshop, you will learn how how and why to make word documents accessible and how to export them into PDF and HTML files. This course follows a principle-based approach to accessibility such that the lessons learned about creating accessible PowerPoints will transfer to other media such as Word Documents, Canvas, or PDFs. I As a self-paced asynchronous learning experience, you may complete the course whenever and wherever you'd like and at your own pace. Register for the course and begin learning at tiny.utk.edu/AccessibleLearning

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Accessibility & UDL: Using Read&Write to Enhance Accessibility (Online Asynchronous, Self-Paced)

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Read&Write is a very powerful piece of software that is available for no additional cost to all faculty, students, and staff members at the University of Tennessee. At first glance, it might seem like Read&Write only functions as a text reader, but it has a variety of features, such as: Spell Check Prediction Dictionary Picture Dictionary Text to Speech Screenshot Reader Scanning Screen Masking PDF Reader Highlighters Vocabulary List What follows is a brief set of tutorials that should help you get started using Read&Write, as well as a demonstration of a couple of its most immediately useful features. As a self-paced asynchronous learning experience, you may complete the course whenever and wherever you'd like and at your own pace. Register for the course and begin learning at tiny.utk.edu/AccessibleLearning

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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: 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.
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Adobe Photoshop: 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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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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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, Assessments, and Grades

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

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Canvas: 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: Implementing UDL on Canvas (Online Asynchronous, Self-Paced)

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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. Join the course at tiny.utk.edu/UDLonCanvas

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Canvas: Simple Ideas to apply UDL Principles within Your Canvas Course

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Drop In at the Volshop

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
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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.
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Instructing: Augmented Reality for Experiential Learning

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Participants will learn ways to incorporate augmented reality into their classes as an experiential learning approach. The workshop will provide pedagogical examples, demonstrate free augmented reality authoring software/apps, and guide participants through a process of building their own augmented reality projects. The workshop will consist of an augmented reality presentation, followed by a hands-on workshop where participants will create their own augmented reality project and develop an augmented reality class assignment, as well as a general discussion period for audience questions.

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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SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Instructing: One-Shot Video

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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.
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Instructing: Screencasting for Teaching and Learning

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

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

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Participants will gain an understanding of opportunities offered on LinkedIn Learning to help them with Personal Development goals, certifications, and career development.

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LinkedIn Learning: Using LinkedIn learning: Posting to Canvas & Reports

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

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Microsoft Excel & R: Best Practices in Data Visualization

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

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

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

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
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Microsoft Excel: Advanced Features

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

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
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Microsoft Excel: Forms, Charts, and Macros

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

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
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Microsoft PowerPoint: Getting Started

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

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Microsoft PowerPoint: Moving Beyond the Basics

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

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NVivo: 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.
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OER: Avoiding Copyright Issues With Open Educational Resources (OER)

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

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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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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Python: Machine Learning (Special Topic)

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

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

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: Data Visualization

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

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

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In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to use R to discover useful patterns in your data and to make accurate predictions. Topics will include data preparation, automated variable selection, cross-validation methods, 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.
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R Markdown – In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to blend your research writing, programming, and output into a single word processing style document using the R Markdown language. 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. Some knowledge of the R language would be helpful but is not required. Prerequisites: None

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
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In this hands-on 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. Prerequisite: R Basics Time: 2 hours

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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SAS: Data Analysis

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

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.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
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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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Part of the DROP-IN Linkedln Clinic

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Zoom: Introduction to LiveOnline@UT

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

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

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

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Accessibility & UDL: Designing Accessible Course Materials (2 Days)

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2-Day Workshop: 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.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Accessibility & UDL: Enhance Accessibility & Productivity with Read & Write Software

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

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

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

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

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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.
Canvas: Foundations

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Google Sites: Introduction

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

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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: 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.

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Instructional Technology Community of Practice

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

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JMP: Text analysis

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

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LinkedIn Clinic: Headshots

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Workshop listing for headshot photos to be taken at the OIT LinkedIn Clinic

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LinkedIn Clinic: LinkedIn Consultation

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Workshop created for students who requested a LinkedIn Consultation during OIT LinkedIn Clinic

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LinkedIn Clinic: Resume Consults

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Workshop created to list students who received a Resume consultation during the OIT LinkedIn Clinic

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LinkedIn Clinic: Website Consults

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Workshop created for students seeking Website consultations at the OIT LinkedIn Clinic

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Linkedln Clinic: Unique Individuals

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Drop In

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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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Microsoft Access: Advanced Techniques

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Students will perform advanced queries in a Microsoft Access database. Intermediate level training for developing a relational database in Microsoft Access. We will be creating relationships, queries, and reports as well as importing Excel files.

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Microsoft Access: Basics

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

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Microsoft OneNote: Introduction

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Digital Tools for Notetaking - One Note session

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Microsoft PowerPoint: Making Memorable Conference Presentations

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

Microsoft Sway: Introduction

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

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Microsoft Word: Formatting for Resumes

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

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NVivo: Automated Coding and Insights

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

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NVivo: Completing Literature Reviews Using Nvivo Software

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

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NVivo: Data Visualization

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

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NVivo: Introduction

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

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NVivo: Visualizing Qualitative Data Using Nvivo

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NVivo12 is a qualitative data-analysis package used to organize and analyze resources used in qualitative research. NVivo12 allows researchers to analyze documents, electronic web surveys, audio and video files, images, database tables, web pages, and social media content in one platform. This workshop will provide an in-depth review of the data visualization tools included in NVivo. Participants will practice creating queries, maps, charts and diagrams.

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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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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.

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QuestionPro for Qualtrics Users

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

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R: 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.

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SAS: Analysis of Covariance Using (Special Topic)

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An Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) is performed when a researcher would like test an outcome for differences in categorical factors, while accounting for outside variability from additional continuous measures. This allows for the researcher to more precisely evaluate treatment differences while accounting for outside sources of variability. This workshop will discuss how to use SAS to perform one-way and two-way ANCOVA. Tests for the homogeneity of slopes, equal slope ANCOVA, and unequal slope ANCOVA models will be discussed. This is a special topic. Special topics are advanced, one-time workshops open to anyone interested in attending.

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SAS: Multi-level Regression Models in SAS Proc Mixed

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

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SAS: ODS Graphics for Data Visualization (Special Topic)

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The SAS ODS graphics procedures SGPLOT SGPANEL and SGSCATTER are a powerful but easy to use tools for creating publication quality graphics from your empirical data This workshop is geared for researchers who require publication quality graphics and who have a working knowledge of the SAS software package. This is a special topic. Special topics are advanced, one-time workshops open to anyone interested in attending.

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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.

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SPSS AMOS: Structural Equation Modeling

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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.

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SPSS: Basics

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

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SPSS: Data Analysis

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

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SPSS: Mixed Model Analysis

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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.

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Statistics in one Hour

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This workshop provides a one-hour introduction to statistical principals encountered in the research environment. Concepts such as data entry, hypothesis testing, p-values, power analysis, and data analysis are briefly covered to provide a baseline introduction to the statistical approach to problem solving. An effort is made to tie this information back to the scientific method so individuals with a broad scientific background find the material accessible. This workshop is available upon request.

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User-Oriented Design: Designing for Content Providers and End Users

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Topics include designing for the end user, accessible web practices, and designing for content providers.

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Web: 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.

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Web: Best Practices for Writing for the Web

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Topics include good writing practices, writing with accessibility in mind, developing a writing/style guide, and managing writers/contributors: how to get buy in and encourage compliance while creating a positive experience.

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Web: Building Your Online Brand

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Learn how to create and curate your online brand with social media and your personal website. This course will cover principles of a good design and user experience, what to include in your portfolio, creating a personal brand identity, and building a website with WordPress.com.

Web: Creating a Student Portfolio With WordPress.com

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

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Web: Developer Roundtable

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Open discussion on site analytics, multisite development, website governance, and more.

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Web: 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!

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WordPress: Getting Started

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

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