OIT Training Student Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
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.

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Adobe InDesign 1: Basics

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

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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.

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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.

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Adobe Photoshop 1: Selections and Manipulations

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Participants will examine the Photoshop interface. Selections from the toolbar will be defined, discussed, and applied to a graphic. Invaluable shortcuts for opening, viewing, and selecting will be taught. Work with palettes and palette menus. Learn and apply the creative skills needed for manipulating graphics. These skills include selecting, editing, and rotating shapes, then adding the shapes to another graphic.

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Adobe Photoshop 2: Layers, Frames, and Edges

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

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Adobe Photoshop 3: Banners, Brushes, and Colors

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Unravel the mystery of Photoshop. Learning how to use layers is the key! This class teaches the fundamentals of layering. To understand layering, think of stacking transparencies of different graphics to give the appearance of one image. Add some art to the mystery with Painting and Editing. Work with colors, brushes, gradients, and more.

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Adobe Photoshop 4: 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.

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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.

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Adobe Photoshop: Making Photos Better

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

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Adobe Rush & iMovie: Editing Videos

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Participants will learn the basic of video editing using iMovie. The class will cover:
  • Importing video footage and stills
  • Cropping, trimming, and splitting clips
  • Inserting transitions between clips
  • Adding background music

Although this workshop was written with students in mind, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

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Adobe Spark & Canva Workshop

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Basics of using Adobe Spark and Canva. Will focus on using those applications to create infographics.

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Adobe Spark: Using Spark to get noticed on Social Media

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

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Apple GarageBand

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

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

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Atlas.ti

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Atlas.ti is a qualitative data-analysis package used to organize and analyze resources used in qualitative research. Atlas.ti allows researchers to code documents, images, audio, video, and geographic data. Researchers can also use the software to annotate findings and express relationships using data visualization tools. This workshop will provide an overview of the software. The interface and features are demonstrated, along with examples of research projects utilizing the software. Participants will import and organize data in Atlas.ti, add research notes and annotations, and code qualitative data. Participants will also understand the potential of Atlas.ti as a tool for organizing, analyzing, visualizing, and reporting qualitative research data.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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English 455 Persuasive Writing

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Requested Workshop for English 455 Persuasive Writing

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English 470 History of Rhetoric

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Requested Workshop for English 470 History of Rhetoric

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First Year Studies - Requested topic

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This workshop is requested by a First Year Studies instructor, who selects a technology topic that would assist their class.

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Getting Started with WordPress.com

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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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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.



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Google Sites

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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.

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

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HTML Fundamentals

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

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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

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

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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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Introduction to Lynda

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

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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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LinkedIn, Resume, Social Media (Requested Topic)

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Learn how to use 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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Linkedln Clinic - Unique Individuals

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Drop In

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Microsoft Access 1 (Basics)

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

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Microsoft Access 2 (Advanced Techniques)

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

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Microsoft Excel 1: Worksheet Basics

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

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Microsoft Excel 2: Forms, Charts, and Macros

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

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Microsoft Excel 3: Advanced Features

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

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New Graduate Student Orientation

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Office of Information Technology Services

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Office 365: OneNote

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Digital Tools for Notetaking - One Note session

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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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Office 365: Special Topics

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

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

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

Office 365 Special Topics: Sway (offered spring 2017)

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

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

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

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Office 365: Sway

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

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Overview of Web Development

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

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Photography with iPhones and iPads

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Photo project

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Photoshop Overview

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Special request class from Stewardship and Donor Relations

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ProMBA Class of 2020

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Introduction to Online@UT (Canvas) and introduction to LiveOnline (Zoom)

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Resume, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn Information

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Provide students with information regarding resumes, cover letters, and general information about LinkedIn.

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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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TurningPoint Student Table

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Drop In at the Volshop

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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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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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