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We know that you aren’t always available to attend scheduled workshops during the day. In order to address your needs and ensure you have access to important training content, OIT has customized our most popular workshop titles in a self-paced, online format. Select among a vast offering of research topics or focus on improving the delivery of your online course materials in Canvas, Zoom, or other current instructional techniques. 

How to Enroll in a Self-Paced Workshop

Browse the available workshop titles by selecting any of the categories below to reveal the full list of offerings. Once you’ve chosen a workshop, simply click on the workshop link to launch the Canvas-based course. Make sure you are logged into Online@UT (Canvas) with your UT NetID and password. By selecting the Enroll button, you will be able to return to this course from within Canvas. To do so, choose the Course button from the left-hand menu and locate the course title under Published Courses or All Courses.

Follow Up with a Consultation

If you have any question about the software or technique you are learning, request a personal consultation with an OIT trainer at help.utk.edu. After submitting your request, a trainer will schedule a time to talk to you by phone or meet over Zoom for an in-depth consultation.

Accessible Learning Materials & Tools

Learn how to design learning materials accessibly. This site contains courses that focus on making documents accessible, PowerPoints accessible, captioning videos, and using Read&Write software effectively.
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Implementing UDL on Canvas

Don’t just put materials on Canvas, design courses on Canvas. This course can be used as a reference or as a learning tool to proactively address barriers to learning and enhance your Canvas courses for everyone!
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Best Practices for Assessment Design & Delivery

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 assessments, and facilitating feedback effectively. 
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Canvas Folio: Digital Tool for Assessment & Student Career Prep

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. 
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Faculty: Looking for Help with Canvas?

Complete the OIT Online Canvas Training for Faculty at your own pace
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Teaching Online Reboot: Canvas and Zoom

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.
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Begin this Canvas & Zoom refresher workshop

Classroom Technology Resource

Visit classrooms.utk.edu for instructions and ideas on using the technology in your campus-hosted classroom.
Note: This site does not cover information about the technology in departmental classrooms.

Clicker Self-Service

This course will equip you with the tools and knowledge to pose response-driven questions in real-time during your course instruction. 
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OER: Avoiding Copyright Issues with Open Educational Resources (OER)

Learn how to use Open Educational Resources (OER) in your presentations and course materials, and save students money by using open textbooks. 
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PowerPoint Asynchronous Training for You & Your Students

Do you or your students have a presentation coming up? Get some tips for designing a great presentation on your own schedule.
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Research Computing Support Overview of Services

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.
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Basic Statistical Concepts 

Basic statistical concepts are fundamental to understanding more in-depth analysis that are typically performed when conducting quantitative research. This workshop discusses the contribution of statistics to the scientific method and provides an overview of the statistical methods associated with basic data analysis. Topics include basic statistical concepts, developing a research hypothesis, the importance of statistical power, an explanation of basic statistical tests, and guidelines on how to present research results. An example is provided of a past research project in veterinary medicine. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete this workshop. To enroll, please paste the following link into a web browser:(log in with NetID/Password)
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Data Visualization Best Practices

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

As a benefit of the site license the University of Tennessee has with ESRI, the students, zfaculty, and staff of UT may take a number of online Geographic Information System (GIS) courses at no additional charge through ESRI’s Virtual Campus.
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JMP Basics

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. 
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MATLAB e-Learning

The MATLAB Onramp course is available at no additional charge to registered users of the UT MATLAB site license. If you are not a registered user, log into the OIT Software Download Site, download the file under MathWorks, Inc., and follow the steps for creating a MathWorks account.
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Mediator and Moderator Regression 

Mediator and moderator variables are terms in a regression model which intervene between the independent and dependent variables and alter the relationship between them. This workshop will explain the difference between mediation and moderation effects and show how to model and assess them. Examples will use both traditional statistical software and structural equation modeling software. This workshop takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete this workshop. 
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Moderated Regression Using Multi-group Analysis in Amos

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

NVivo is a qualitative data-analysis package used to organize and analyze resources used in qualitative research. NVivo allows researchers to analyze documents, electronic web surveys, audio and video files, images, database tables, web pages, and social media content in one platform. This workshop will provide an overview of the software. The interface and features are demonstrated, along with examples of research projects utilizing the software. Participants will import and organize data in NVivo, add research notes and annotations, and code qualitative data in a variety of ways. Participants will also understand the potential of NVivo as a tool for organizing, questioning, visualizing, and reporting qualitative research data.
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Python Basics

In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to use the Python programming language to create a python variable-number, string, list, dictionary, and tuple; how to create Python functions, condition statements and iteration; how to install a python package; how to manage your files and workspace; how to read comma-separated data files; how to create plots using Seaborn package. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete this workshop.
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R Basics

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.
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R 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. It takes approximately 8 hours to complete this workshop.
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R Markdown

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.
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R Statistics

In this hands-on previously recorded zoom workshop, you will learn to program common statistical analysis including frequency tables, descriptive statistics, chi-square, correlation, linear regression, t-tests, and analysis of variance with posthoc tests. It takes approximately 2 hours to complete this workshop. A recommended prerequisite for this course is the R-Basics workshop.
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R Data Visualization

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. 
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SAS e-Learning

SAS offers a handful of Publicly available e-learning courses as well as a large library of how-to-tutorials. A SAS account is required for the e-learning courses.

Emergency Preparedness at the University of Tennessee

Emergency preparedness training will help all employees prepare for the unexpected. Visualizing and practicing for the possibility of disaster – before it arrives – will enable us to think clearly, respond decisively, and ultimately save lives.
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Information Security Awareness Training

Securing the Human is an online, computer-based security awareness and training program for UTK Faculty and Staff that provides the materials needed to engage in informative and efficient security training. Log in to this training with your UT NetID and password.
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