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Canvas

Canvas Course Analytics, a new tool that provides course-level insights into students’ engagement and performance is now available. This tool provides instructors with interactive, actionable and easy-to-use dashboards to answer the most common student performance and participation questions, providing information for proactive course correction.

Please join us online November 7 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm to learn more about this new tool. This event is hosted by the Learning Analytics Community of Practice; register to receive the online meeting information and access to a demo site.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for faculty, staff and TAs.

Registration

Canvas Course Analytics Demonstration

[4-hours, online and self-paced] Learn about the Canvas gradebook interface and experience how Speedgrader can be used to provide timely and detailed feedback to students while making grading efficient and enjoyable. This is the third of three courses in the Discover Canvas Series.

Overview

This blended workshop will take place over 4-days. Participants should expect to spend at least one hour per day completing online activities in addition to attending an optional 1-hour online session in WebEx. The schedule for the workshop is:

  • Day 1 - Online modules in Canvas course site
  • Day 2 - Meet online via WebEPlease be sure to have all modules from day 1 done before our online session on day 2.
  • Day 3 - Online modules in Canvas course site
  • Day 4 - Finish online modules and engage in a final assessment activity

Topics

  • Understand Canvas Grading and Feedback
  • Use Speedgrader to Grade & Provide Feedback
  • Manage the Gradebook
  • Download, Upload & Post Grades
  • Monitor Student Performance & Attendance
  • Review Canvas Analytics

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for any faculty, staff and TAs who will be building Canvas course sites.

Related Courses

The Discover Canvas Series contains three workshops. These standalone workshops can be taken in any order. However, we recommend learners new to Canvas take the series in the following order:

  • Canvas: Make Design and Navigation Decisions (Discover Canvas Series)
  • Canvas: Create Content & Assessments (Discover Canvas Series)
  • Canvas: Assess Student Progress (Discover Canvas Series)

Registration

Canvas: Assess Student Progress (Discover Canvas Series)

[1.5-hours, online] New to Canvas? Starting to think about moving from Moodle to Canvas? If so, plan to attend this online 90 minute, Canvas Basics informational webinar that includes a review of the Canvas interface, tools and features, course design options, and an introduction to moving content from Moodle to Canvas.

Topics

  • Review the Canvas interface, tools and features.
  • Explore design decisions in Canvas that impact ease of use and navigation.
  • Understand moving from Moodle to Canvas
    • Should you transition your content from Moodle to Canvas or start from scratch?
    • Once content has been transitioned, where do you find it in Canvas?
    • How do you modify / move content?

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for any faculty, staff or TAs who is new to Canvas and will be building Canvas course sites.

Registration

Canvas: Canvas Basics Webinar

[4-hours, online and self-paced] Gain experience creating course content, including pages, quizzes, forums, and assignments, and learn to organize and deliver course content through Canvas modules. This is the second of three courses in the Discover Canvas Series.

Overview

This blended workshop will take place over 4-days. Participants should expect to spend at least one hour per day completing online activities in addition to attending an optional 1-hour online session in WebEx. The schedule for the workshop is:

  • Day 1 - Online modules in Canvas course site
  • Day 2 - Online modules in Canvas course site
  • Day 3 - Meet online via WebEx
    • Please be sure to have all modules from day 1 and 2 done before our online session on day 3.
  • Day 4 - Finish online modules and engage in final assessment

Topics

  • Create Pages
  • Build Modules
  • Use Library Course Pages
  • Make Content Accessible
  • Apply Templates
  • Create Assessments
  • Build a Rubric
  • Setup Extra Credit
  • Use Peer Review
  • Create a Quiz
  • Create A Question Bank
  • Build a Discussion
  • Organize Assessments

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for any faculty, staff and TAs who will be building Canvas course sites.

Related Courses

The Discover Canvas Series contains three workshops. These standalone workshops can be taken in any order. However, we recommend learners new to Canvas take the series in the following order:

  • Canvas: Make Design and Navigation Decisions (Discover Canvas Series)
  • Canvas: Create Content & Assessments (Discover Canvas Series)
  • Canvas: Assess Student Progress (Discover Canvas Series)

Registration

Canvas: Create Content & Assessments (Discover Canvas Series)

[4-hours, online and self-paced] Become familiar with the Canvas interface, learn about Canvas design considerations that make courses easier for students to use and navigate, and plan your own course design. This is the first of three courses in the Discover Canvas Series.

Overview

This blended workshop will take place over 4-days. Participants should expect to spend at least one hour per day completing online activities in addition to attending an optional 1-hour online session in WebEx. The schedule for the workshop is:

  • Day 1 - Online modules in Canvas course site
  • Day 2 - Online modules in Canvas course site
  • Day 3 - Meet online via WebEx
  • Please be sure to have all modules from day 1 and 2 done before our online session on day 3.
  • Day 4 - Finish online modules and engage in final assessment

Topics

  • Understand Global and Course Navigation
  • Use the Calendar Tool
  • Find Canvas Help & Resources
  • Use the Rich Content Editor for Accessible Content
  • Understand Features Options
  • Make Canvas Design Decisions
  • Use the Canvas Student App
  • Organize your Course Content
  • Display your Syllabus
  • Select a Home Page
  • Set the Course Navigation Menu for Students
  • Understand Tool Interconnectivity

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for any faculty, staff and TAs who will be building Canvas course sites.

Discover Canvas Workshop Series

The Discover Canvas Series contains three workshops. These standalone workshops can be taken in any order. However, we recommend learners new to Canvas take the series in the following order:

  • Make Design and Navigation Decisions
  • Create Content & Assessments
  • Assess Student Progress (Discover Canvas Series)

Registration

Register for Canvas: Make Design and Navigation Decisions

[3.5-hours, hands-on] In this course, participants explore principles and practices for creating a student-centered and sustainable course site with Canvas.

Participants will have the opportunity to work with their own course material or with sample course sites during activities in this hands-on workshop.

Topics

  • Content delivery: Delivering robust instructional material in a way that supports students' ability to find, use, and make meaning of information.
  • Assessment: Designing opportunities to practice, refine and assess skills and knowledge that culminate in an overall determination that the learning goals have been reached.
  • Community building: Creating a learning community that engages students with their instructor and peers around course content in order to construct deeper meaning and understanding.

Registration

Canvas: Teach with Canvas

Drupal

[2-hours, hands-on, online]  This course covers the skills needed to create and manage a website in Drupal Lite using the default tools. Drupal Lite makes it easy for users to add, edit, and customize content without requiring technical skills in web development.

This course provides an opportunity to practice skills in a training website.

Intended audience: Those who are contributing content to any Drupal Lite website and those who are creating small websites (10-15 pages) in Drupal Lite.

Drupal Enterprise

  • Drupal Enterprise content contributors should check with their website administrator for training suggestions as this course may not be relevant to your customized website.
  • Drupal Enterprise website developers, see the Drupal Enterprise: Create And Manage Sites self-help guide.

AHC employees: If you are in the Academic Health Center (AHC) web support system, please be sure to register for the AHC-specific Drupal contributor training.

Topics Include

  • Adding new pages
  • Editing existing pages
  • Adding custom content to pages
  • Changing the layout of pages
  • Working with menus
  • Formatting text
  • Working with images
  • Adding links

Note: This is an online course that uses a Canvas course site to organize course activities. Students will work on activities using a Drupal Lite training site at their own pace and will have 5 days to complete the course. An instructor will be available to support participants and answer questions.

Registration

Register for Drupal: Creating a Drupal Lite Website

[3-hours, lab] This working session allows participants to bring their own Enterprise Drupal or Drupal Lite projects into a lab setting. Not only will participants have dedicated work time, but they will have expert assistance available when they run into questions or roadblocks.

Registration

Register for Drupal: Working Lab

MS Excel

[3-hours, hands-on, Windows only] In this course, participants will learn to efficiently prepare data for analysis using common functions, commands, and techniques to clean up datasets in Excel. We will work with a variety of HR, Financial and Student data spreadsheets extracted directly from the University of Minnesota Reporting Center. This course was developed from use-cases identified by the Analytics and Data Integration FCoP.

We strongly recommend you review Excel: Creating Basic Spreadsheets, or have equivalent knowledge, before taking this class. Our three Excel classes are designed to complement one another but do not have to be completed as a series.

Topics Include

  • fixing date, time and number formatting issues
  • checking for and removing duplicate records
  • removing unwanted characters
  • adjusting row and column placement
  • combining data from different columns
  • splitting data into several columns

Registration

Register for Excel: Clean up Enterprise Data

[2-hours, video] This short series of videos covers the foundational skills needed to create basic spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel.

Topics Include

  • entering and editing data
  • applying basic formatting for legibility
  • writing and editing basic formulas to produce calculations
  • preparing a spreadsheet for printing

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Excel: Creating Basic Spreadsheets

[3.5-hours, hands-on, Windows only] In this course, participants will learn techniques for analyzing, tabulating, and manipulating data using Excel functions, formulas, and other data tools. This course will focus on practical examples using real-world scenarios so participants can easily translate skills to their own situation. We will work with a variety of HR, Financial and Student data spreadsheets extracted directly from the University of Minnesota Reporting Center. This course was developed from use-cases identified by the Analytics and Data Integration FCoP.

We strongly recommend you review Excel: Creating Basic Spreadsheets, or have equivalent knowledge, before taking this class. Our three Excel classes are designed to complement one another but do not have to be completed as a series.

Topics Include

  • subsetting and grouping data
  • summarizing data
  • forecasting and trending
  • combining and merging data from different data sets  ​

Registration

Register for Excel: Use Functions & Formulas with Enterprise Data

[3.5-hours, hands-on, Windows only] In this course, participants will learn how to use pivot tables and pivot charts in Excel to quickly and easily summarize large sets of data for analysis, forecasting, and high-level reporting. We will work with a variety of HR, Financial and Student data spreadsheets extracted directly from the University of Minnesota Reporting Center. This course was developed from use-cases identified by the Analytics and Data Integration FCoP.

We strongly recommend you review Excel: Creating Basic Spreadsheets, or have equivalent knowledge, before taking this class. Our three Excel classes are designed to complement one another but do not have to be completed as a series.

Topics Include

  • creating and modifying pivot tables to quickly summarize, group and filter data
  • using calculated fields formatting for legibility and ease of use
  • creating “dashboards” to give others a high-level view of data

Registration

Register for Excel: Use Pivot Tables with Enterprise Data

Google

[3-hours, presentation and working lab] This session begins with an overview on file management with Drive and Team Drive. After the presentation, a brief Q&A, and a break, participants can use the remaining two hours to ask general or specific questions of support staff, and to work on their own projects. Members of the Google training and support teams will be available for one-on-one questions. Participants can bring their own laptop, or use one of the lab computers (Mac or Windows).

These working labs are delivered in partnership with University schools:

  • The September lab is in partnership with the Academic Health Center and will be staffed by AHC-IS. This session will also provide support for Box questions.

Who Should Attend

This lab is for anyone at the University using Google Drive or Team Drive.

Note: If you are a more advanced user of Google Drive, you can skip the presentation and just attend the final two hours.

Wait List Guidelines

People on the waitlist are encouraged to attend the first day of class to see if a seat has opened for them.

Registration

Google Drive & Team Drive: Open Lab

Moodle

[30-minutes, tutoring session] University of Minnesota faculty, instructors, and course designers may make an appointment for one-on-one or small group Moodle tutoring. Tutoring appointments are held at the OIT Technology Help location at Coffman Memorial Union 101 and are generally available:

  • Friday mornings, Coffman 101, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Example Tutoring Topics

  • How do I set up and manage my grade book?
  • What types of discussion forums are available in Moodle?
  • How do I set up a group activity?

Select an appointment slot using Google Calendar - the Moodle appointment calendar will appear on top of your calendar so you can find an appointment that works with your schedule.

SAS

[online courses] SAS Institute online courses provide a way for you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. These self-paced tutorials cover a wide range of topics related to SAS software.

Access to this SAS Institute online training (eLearning) is provided through the University of Minnesota's license with SAS Institute, at no cost to current University of Minnesota students, staff, and faculty.

Get access instructions for SAS Institute eLearning (Online Courses) for SAS and JMP


Online Courses Titles

Course descriptions are available on the SAS Institute's web site.

  • JMP® Software: Data Exploration (JMP 12)
  • SAS Programming 1: Essentials
  • SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques
  • SAS Programming 3: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies
  • SAS Introduction to Statistical Concepts
  • SAS Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression
  • Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression
  • SAS SQL 1: Essentials
  • SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials
  • SAS Macro Language 2: Advanced Techniques
  • Querying, Reporting, and Analyzing Data Using SAS Enterprise Guide
  • Creating Reports and Graphs with SAS Enterprise Guide®
  • SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting
  • SAS Enterprise Guide 2: Advanced Tasks and Querying
  • SAS Enterprise Guide: ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression
  • Applied Analytics Using SAS® Enterprise Miner
  • Rapid Predictive Modeling for Business Analysts (EM 6.2)

Get SAS and JMP Software

Both the SAS software and the JMP software are available through the University of Minnesota Software License Program.

UM Analytics

[3-hours, open lab] This lab session complements both UM Analytics Financial Data: Create Basic Analyses & Dashboards and UM Analytics Student Data: Create Basic Analyses & Dashboards, giving participants an opportunity to work on their own projects with support staff present to answer questions. Members of the finance reporting team and the student reporting team will be available for one-on-one questions related to building content in UM Analytics. This course previously had the course number UMA113.

Registration

Register for UM Analytics: Working Lab

[3-hours, hands-on] This course will focus on analyzing data from University sources (such as the University data warehouse) using UM Analytics, the Oracle Business Intelligence tool. This course previously had the course number UMA103.

Topics

  • creating, formatting, and manipulating different types of analyses (tables, pivot tables, graphs, etc.)
  • customizing analyses using filters, prompts, conditional formats, and calculations
  • creating basic dashboards

Content Note

This course uses financial data for activities. If you regularly work with student data, we suggest you register for UMAnalytics: Create Basic Analyses & Dashboards using Student Data instead. If you regularly work with HR data, we suggest you register for UMAnalytics: Create Basic Analyses & Dashboards using HR Data.

Registration

UMAnalytics: Create Basic Analyses & Dashboards using Finance Data

[3-hours, hands-on] This course will focus on analyzing data from University sources (such as the University data warehouse) using UM Analytics, the Oracle Business Intelligence tool.

Topics

  • creating, formatting, and manipulating different types of analyses (tables, pivot tables, graphs, etc.)
  • customizing analyses using filters, prompts, conditional formats, and calculations
  • creating basic dashboards

Prerequisite

You must complete the online course Working With Employee Data: User Agreement before you can register for this course.

Content Note

If you regularly work with student data, we suggest you register for UMAnalytics Student Data: Create Basic Analyses & Dashboards. If you regularly work with financial data, we suggest you register for UMAnalytics Financial Data: Create Basic Analyses & Dashboards.

Registration

UMAnalytics: Create Basic Analyses & Dashboards using HR Data

[3-hours, hands-on] This course will focus on analyzing data from University sources (such as the University data warehouse) using UM Analytics, the Oracle Business Intelligence tool. This course previously had the course number UMA102.

Topics

  • Creating, formatting, and manipulating different types of analyses (tables, pivot tables, graphs, etc.)
  • Customizing analyses using filters, prompts, conditional formats, and calculations
  • Creating basic dashboards

Prerequisite

Because this course uses private-restricted student data, all participants must have completed the FERPA Tutorial before class.

Content Note

This course uses student data for activities. If you regularly work with financial data, we suggest you register for UMAnalytics: Create Basic Analyses & Dashboards using Finance Data. If you regularly work with HR data, we suggest you register for UMAnalytics: Create Basic Analyses & Dashboards using HR Data.

Registration

UMAnalytics: Create Basic Analyses & Dashboards using Student Data

WebEx

[3-hours, hands-on] This course introduces fundamental practices and features of WebEx Meeting Center for small group web conferencing.  It covers the process of planning, running, and troubleshooting a online meeting.

Topics Include

  • planning and scheduling online group meetings
  • inviting participants
  • sharing files and applications
  • broadcasting audio and video
  • recording and archiving meetings

Registration

Register for WebEx: Conduct Online Meetings

WorkflowGen

[6-hours, hands-on, Windows only] This course introduces WorkflowGen, a tool that enables users to design and manage workflows and forms. Participants will also be introduced to Grouper, a system for creating and maintaining LDAP groups, which is used with WorkflowGen.

This course is designed for University of Minnesota employees who need to manage documents with WorkflowGen. Participants should have basic HTML and business process mapping skills.

Topics Include

  • understanding roles in a WorkflowGen process
  • creating a workflow for a business process
  • understanding process data
  • creating forms to collect information at each process step
  • managing notifications

Registration

Register for WorkflowGen: Create Workflows and Forms