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Student motivation and engagement may be increased through the use of authentic assessments. Authentic assessments are based on real-world tasks or context, provide increasing levels of challenge, and teach students to evaluate their own work and that of others. One common struggle that instructors face with using authentic assessments is that they can be challenging to design and implement.

Overview

This one-hour webinar will provide an understanding of how authenticity can lead to higher levels of engagement and motivation, look at concrete steps to creating an engaging and motivating assessment, and create the assignment using Canvas. We'll also brainstorm other technology tools you might be able to use. You’ll learn a replicable process that you can use for your other assignments or activities.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is geared towards instructors who use Canvas for teaching, course designers who develop Canvas courses, and anyone interested in creating authentic assignments.

Registration or More Information

See Design Challenge: Creating Authentic, Engaging Online Assignments.

Overview

Discuss some of the basics regarding how to leverage group work to engage learners. Learn about some examples and hear what students have to say about Canvas Group Space.

Ok, we can’t teach you EVERYTHING you need to know in an hour, but we can cover the basics of why group work is worth it, share examples, explain the various ways that group work can be inclusive in Canvas, and highlight what students have to say about the Canvas Group Space.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is geared towards instructors who use Canvas for teaching, course designers who develop Canvas courses, and anyone interested in using group work for their courses.

Registration or More Information

See Design Challenge: Using Group Work (and everything you wanted to know about online group work!).

Overview

Fostering academic integrity in an online environment entails more than just making sure your students don’t cheat or plagiarize. Shared conversations can help educate students about our (shared) responsibilities in creating an honest, legitimate learning environment. This one-hour webinar will look at how to design your online learning environment to address academic integrity and investigate a range of ways to structure your assignments and use Canvas tools to help guide students toward making good choices online. [SPOILER ALERT: Canvas analytics may not be the most reliable way to determine if cheating is taking place.]

Who Should Attend

This webinar is geared towards instructors who use Canvas for teaching, course designers who develop Canvas courses, and anyone interested in promoting academic integrity in their courses.

Registration or More Information

See Design Challenge: Promoting honesty in your online learning environments.

Overview

Join us for a 60-minute webinar that highlights two key aspects of using media to enhance teaching and learning: creating video content and integrating media in your course design. We will present strategies faculty can use to create focused video resources for their courses and share examples of how to integrate these videos in learning activities to ensure greater student engagement and deeper learning.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is geared towards instructors who use media in designing their course materials.

Registration or More Information

See Design Challenge: Using Media in Course Development.

As you are building or reviewing your online Canvas course for the current or upcoming semester, consider accessibility or Universal Design. Join ATSS and learn to foster an inclusive learning environment. Being intentional and choosing to make your course accessible minimizes barriers to learning, reduces the need for individual accommodations, and helps to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to succeed. If you’re anything like us, you want to get accessibility “right.”

Overview

As you are building or reviewing your online course for current or the upcoming semester, consider accessibility or Universal Design.

This webinar is hosted jointly as a collaboration between Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS) and LATIS in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). Join us to learn to foster an inclusive learning environment. Being intentional and choosing to make your course accessible minimizes barriers to learning, reduces the need for individual accommodations, and helps to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to succeed.

If you’re anything like us, you want to get accessibility “right.”  However, it can be overwhelming knowing where to start and deciding what to do. Join this webinar and learn 10 tips to get you started. The tips you will gain in this webinar will generally improve the experience for individuals with non-apparent disabilities and who use adaptive technologies to support their learning. The tips will also improve accessibility and usability for other users as well.

Topics
  • How do the course format that you choose and the course content support accessibility or limit accessibility?
  • What course goals, skills, concepts (if any) may be an obstacle for students with?
  • Visual disabilities?
  • Auditory disabilities?
  • Cognitive disabilities?
  • Motor disabilities?
  • English as a second language?
Registration or More Information

See Design Challenge: Choose Accessible Learning Content (CALC) webinar.

Whether you are designing a course that you will teach or designing a course that someone else will teach, you may have to make a decision - to use or not to use a template to build course site. Why do some course designers rave about using site templates, while others are against them? In this webinar, we will highlight 5 reasons why we think it is a good idea to use a course template for a face-to-face, blended, or online course.

Overview

Section information:

  • The Live section is offered online by Academic Technology Support Services on a periodic basis each semester. We seek to foster a positive experience for all participants. If you have particular access needs (for example visual impairment, dyslexia, deafness, etc) please contact us via email so we can work together to get you as good an experience as we can. Please note that accommodation requests for live captioning should be made two weeks prior to the webinar.
  • The Recorded section allows you to watch a pre-recorded webinar at your convenience.
  • After you enroll in a section, you can find further instructions in your enrollment email.
Registration or More Information

See 5 Reasons to use a Canvas course template.

Learn about the New Gradebook in Canvas

Overview

In this 30-minute webinar, you’ll learn to use sorting, filtering, and arranging so that gradebook reflects how you think about your course. We’ll cover how familiar features, like assignment muting, have evolved into hiding grades. You’ll understand how to set course-wide policies for late submissions and grade visibility. You’ll leave this course knowing how to avoid pitfalls around grade posting as well as how to prepare final grades for a smooth pass to PeopleSoft.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is geared towards instructors who use Canvas for teaching, course designers who develop Canvas courses, and anyone who uses the gradebook in Canvas.

Registration or More Information

See New Features in the Canvas Gradebook.

Overview

In this one-hour session, learn how a basic peer review process can lead to higher levels of engagement and motivation. We will consider some concrete steps to design a peer review assignment, and then create the assignment using Canvas Peer Review tools. In addition to sharing Canvas tips and tricks, we will brainstorm other technology tools you might be able to use. While this webinar includes an introduction to the Canvas Peer Review tool, we assume a basic working knowledge of Canvas.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is geared towards instructors who use Canvas for teaching, course designers who develop Canvas courses, and anyone interested in using peer review.

Registration or More Information

See Design Challenge: Online Peer Review with Engaging and Balanced Assessments.

During this 30-minute webinar, we'll use Wiggins & McTighe's (2005) backwards design model to identify the learning goals for your course, define how students will be assessed in relation to the learning goals, and develop learning experiences and activities. We'll walk through this process using a sample course and participants are encouraged to have their course syllabus on hand for reference during the discussion.

Registration or More Information

See Design Challenge: Course Design with Open Educational Resources.

During this 30-minute webinar, we'll discuss what open educational resources are, why they are needed, and where to find them. We will also showcase examples of OER projects and initiatives at the University of Minnesota.

Registration or More Information

See Introduction to Open Educational Resources.

Overview

The webinar will provide engaging information about Canvas tools that enable access to data, and potential insights we might gain from learning data. It will also introduce participants to a method for using learning data to identify and contextualize students' needs, enabling instructors to address them with evidence-based practices. Preparation prior to the webinar is not required.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is geared towards instructors who use Canvas for teaching, course designers who develop Canvas courses, and anyone interested understanding analytics available in their Canvas course sites.

Registration or More Information

See Canvas Learning Data and Analytics Foundations.

Overview

During this webinar, you'll be introduced to the Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool (UDOIT) in Canvas, understand how to run it in your course, how to interpret the results, and make changes that will make your Canvas course site more accessible and inclusive.

Registration or More Information

See Design Challenge: UDOIT.

Overview

During this webinar, we'll discuss course design techniques to engage your online students in discussion with one another and the course content.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is geared towards instructors who use Canvas for teaching, course designers who develop Canvas courses, and anyone interested in creating effective online discussions.

Registration or More Information

See Design Challenge: Engaging Students in Online Discussion.

Overview

In this session, we explore how recent Canvas usability and student survey results can inform your teaching and ultimately student learning. Faculty, staff, and students use Canvas every day, whether teaching entirely online or teaching face to face and using Canvas to share resources. Some students have reported they are logged into Canvas 24/7: being immersed in the tool, they have suggestions about how to use Canvas to better meet their learning needs.

Registration or More Information

See Design Challenge: How students inform Canvas course design.

Canvas Courses

[4-hours across 4 days, online] This workshop explores Canvas Groups, a feature which allows instructors to facilitate group work in a space dedicated to each group within the Canvas environment. Participants will learn how to create and facilitate groups as an instructor. They will also experience group work from the student perspective. By the end of the workshop, participants will have worked with a group to complete and deliver a team project to share with the whole class.

Overview

This online workshop will take place over 4-days. Participants should expect to spend at least one hour per day completing online activities and engaging with instructor and peer feedback.

Note: Participants in this workshop will need to complete the daily Group activities. Sign up for this course ONLY if you are able to commit to completing the daily course work during the scheduled course dates.

Topics
  • Introduction to Groups
  • Participating in a Group as a student (each Group will create a group project)
  • Creating, editing and managing Groups
  • Working effectively as a Group (student role)
  • Creating a Group Assignment
  • Creating a Group Discussion 
  • Monitoring and communicating with Groups
  • Grading Group Assignments
Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for any faculty, staff and TAs who have experience with basic course building in Canvas.

Registration or More Information

See Canvas: Facilitate Groups and Collaborative Work.

[4-hours across 4 days, online] Media is everywhere in our society today and can be a powerful tool for teaching and learning. But to use it effectively, it is important to create and manage media strategically and efficiently. This workshop explores the use of Kaltura, the cloud-based media management system available to all faculty and students to use in courses. Participants will create, edit, and publish video content with Kaltura through a Canvas course site.

Overview

This online workshop will take place over 4 days. Participants should expect to spend at least one hour per day completing online activities and engaging with instructor and peer feedback.

Topics
  • Why video?
  • Creating video content
  • Curating and managing video content
  • Understanding analytics
  • Making media accessible
  • Creating student media assignments
Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for any faculty, staff and TAs who have experience with basic course building in Canvas.

Registration or More Information

See Canvas: Integrate Media and Kaltura Video.

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and sit down with one of our Canvas technologists! The Canvas Clinic is an opportunity for faculty and instructors to get hands-on support and consultation as they work on Canvas course sites. Staff from Information Technology (IT), academic technologists from across campus, and TeachingSupport@UMN will be on hand to help with back-to-school good practice tasks and planning assistance for spring semester. Topics include setting up course sites, activities and resources, and using the Library Course Page. Make sure to bring a your own laptop.

Thursday, January 16, 2020; 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  • Bruininks Hall, 512A, East Bank Campus
  • St. Paul: Technology Help Walk-in Location (St. Paul Student Center 4)

No registration is required and the clinic is free of charge. Stop in anytime during the clinic hours to get help.

Sign up to get a reminder the week before the clinic.

Registration or More Information

See Canvas Clinic - January 2020.

[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 or More Information

See Canvas: Canvas Basics Webinar.

[4-hours across 4 days, online] 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 and engaging with instructor and peer feedback.

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.

Registration or More Information

See Canvas: Begin with Design & Navigation Decisions (Discover Canvas Series Part 1).

[4-hours across 4 days, online] 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 online workshop will take place over 4-days. Participants should expect to spend at least one hour per day completing online activities and engaging with instructor and peer feedback.

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.

Registration or More Information

See Canvas: Create Content & Assessments (Discover Canvas Series Part 2).

[4-hours, self-paced online] 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 online workshop can be completed in any timeframe, but we recommend completing it within a week. Participants should expect to spend at least four hours completing online activities and engaging with instructor feedback.

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.

Registration or More Information

See Canvas: Assess Student Progress (Discover Canvas Series Part 3).

[1-hour, webinar] Learn how to use Design Tools to create a homepage for your Canvas course. This webinar will cover how to use various Design Tools templates to create a homepage that has a course banner, Teacher or TA information block, and a list of course modules.

Overview

This session begins with an overview on how to build a course homepage using Design Tools. Following the overview, participants will create their own homepage using Design Tools.

Topics
  • Accessing Design Tools
  • Modifying Design Tools templates for your own use
  • Adding Teacher/TA blocks to a template
  • Providing a list of modules on a homepage
Who Should Attend

This webinar is intended for any faculty, staff and TAs who have experience with basic page building in Canvas and would like to go deeper in page design by using Design Tools. 

Registration or More Information

See Canvas: Build a Homepage with Design Tools.

Drupal Courses

[3-hours, lab] This working session allows participants to bring their own Drupal Enterprise 7, Drupal Enterprise 8, 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 or More Information

See Drupal: Working Lab.

[2-hours, hands-on, online]  This course covers the skills needed to create and manage a website in Drupal Lite 7 using the default tools. Drupal Lite 7 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.

Topics
  • 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
Details

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 7 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.

Intended audience: Those who are contributing content to any Drupal Lite 7 website and those who are creating small websites (10-15 pages) in Drupal Lite 7.

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.

Registration or More Information

See Drupal: Creating a Drupal Lite 7 Website.

Google Courses

[3-hours, video] This short series of videos from Lynda.com covers the foundational skills needed to create and share basic spreadsheets using Google Sheets.

Overview

Once you have enrolled in this course, to view this Lynda.com training: 

  1. From the Training Hub home page, click on the My Training tab.
  2. Find the Google Sheets Essential Training course and click View Details.
  3. Click the Launch Online Content button. The training will open in a separate window. 

This video series serves as a prerequisite for: Google Sheets: Use Functions and Formulas with Enterprise Data, and Google Sheets: Use Pivot Tables with Enterprise Data

Registration or More Information

See Google Sheets Essential Training.

[3.5-hours, hands-on] In this course, participants will learn techniques for analyzing, tabulating, and manipulating data using functions, formulas, and other data tools in Google Sheets. 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.

Overview

This course was developed from use-cases identified by the Analytics and Data Integration FCoP.

Topics
  • Subsetting and grouping data
  • Summarizing data
  • Forecasting and trending
  • Combining and merging data from different data sets
Who Should Attend

We strongly recommend you review Google Sheets Essential Training, or have equivalent knowledge, before taking this class. Our in person Google Sheets classes are designed to complement one another but do not have to be completed as a series.

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 or More Information

See Google Sheets: Use Functions & Formulas with Enterprise Data.

[3.5-hours, hands-on] In this course, participants will learn how to use pivot tables and pivot charts in Google Sheets 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.

Overview

This course was developed from use-cases identified by the Analytics and Data Integration FCoP.

Topics
  • 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
Who Should Attend

We strongly recommend you review Google Sheets Essential Training, or have equivalent knowledge, before taking this class. Our in person Google Sheets classes are designed to complement one another but do not have to be completed as a series.

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 or More Information

See Google Sheets: Use Pivot Tables with Enterprise Data.

Jadu Forms Courses

This orientation provides an overview of Jadu Forms. You will see a demo of the tool, learn about what to consider when choosing Jadu Forms, and what the steps are to get started.

Topics
  • Why choose Jadu Forms
  • Things to consider
  • Getting started
  • Jadu CXM (workflow)
  • Jadu support resources
Registration or More Information

See Jadu Forms Orientation.

This working lab provides participants with time to ask questions and to work on their own projects. Members of the Jadu support team will be available for one-on-one help. Participants should bring their laptops if possible.

Who Should Attend

This lab is for people who are building forms in the University of Minnesota Jadu Forms platform.

Registration or More Information

See Jadu Forms: Working Lab.

[6 hours, hands-on] This course introduces using Jadu CXM to set up workflows for Jadu XFP forms. We will work through an example, reviewing key concepts and identifying the information required to set up a CXM workflow. Then we will use CXM in conjunction with XFP to implement the workflow.

Overview

Important: Participation in this Jadu CXM (workflow) training requires an understanding of Jadu XFP (forms) concepts and functionality as well as some experience using XFP.  How to create Jadu forms will not be covered in this class. 

Topics
  • Understanding key concepts in a Jadu CXM workflow process
  • Setting up a workflow for an example business process
  • Connecting XFP and CXM to move data between forms
  • Testing a completed workflow process
Who Should Attend

Attendees should meet the following requirements:

  • Have built at least one fully functional Jadu XFP form prior to the class session
  • Understand how to use rules and logic in Jadu XFP
  • Understand how to use action templates in Jadu XFP
  • Understand business process mapping
Registration or More Information

See Jadu CXM: Setting up Workflows for Jadu XFP Forms.

MS Excel Courses

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

Topics
  • Entering and editing data
  • Applying basic formatting for legibility
  • Writing and editing basic formulas to produce calculations
  • Preparing a spreadsheet for printing
Details

Get playlist: Excel: Creating Basic Spreadsheets.

Registration or More Information

See 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
  • Subsetting and grouping data
  • Summarizing data
  • Forecasting and trending
  • Combining and merging data from different data sets 
Registration or More Information

See 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
  • 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 or More Information

See Excel: Use Pivot Tables with Enterprise Data Analysis.

SAS Courses

[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.

Topics
  • 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)

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

Details

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

Get SAS and JMP Software

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

Registration or More Information

See SAS and JMP: SAS Institute Online Courses.

UM Analytics Courses

[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
Details

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 or More Information

See UMAnalytics: Create Basic Analyses & Dashboards using Finance Data.

[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 or More Information

See 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 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
Details

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 or More Information

See UMAnalytics: Create Basic Analyses & Dashboards using Student 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
Details
  • You must complete the online course Working With Employee Data: User Agreement before you can register for this course.
  • 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 or More Information

See UMAnalytics: Create Basic Analyses & Dashboards using HR Data.

WorkflowGen Courses

[6-hours, hands-on] 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 create processes and forms with WorkflowGen.

Topics
  • 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 or More Information

See WorkflowGen: Create Workflows & Forms.

Zoom Courses

[1 hour, webinar] In this monthly meeting, participants will have the opportunity to ask Zoom experts anything about Zoom.

Overview

An expert from Zoom will be available to answer questions from participants.

Note: Once you enroll, you will need to register on the Zoom site with your University email. You will not receive future promotional emails from Zoom.

Topics
  • anything you want to know about Zoom
Who Should Attend

This webinar is for faculty, staff, and students who have a specific question that isn’t covered through other Zoom trainings.

Details
  • The LIVE section is offered monthly and includes time for Q&A.
  • After you enroll, you can find further instructions in your enrollment email.
Registration or More Information

See Zoom: Ask an Expert.

[30 minutes, webinar] In this course, participants will learn the basics of joining and participating in online meetings using Zoom, an online video conferencing system. Participants can either sign up to attend a live webinar, or view a pre-recorded webinar delivered by Zoom.

Overview

An instructor from Zoom will take participants through a high-level tour of Zoom and cover the basics to get them up and running.

Note: Once you enroll, you will need to register on the Zoom site with your University email. You will not receive future promotional emails from Zoom.

Topics
  • Scheduling and joining meetings
  • Controlling audio and video effectively
Who Should Attend

This course is for faculty, staff, and students who want to participate in online meetings using Zoom.

Details
  • The LIVE section is offered most weekdays and includes time for Q&A.
  • The RECORDED section allows you to watch a pre-recorded training session at your convenience. 
  • After you enroll, you can find further instructions in your enrollment email.
Registration or More Information

See Zoom: Get Started.

[1 hour, webinar] In this course, participants will learn the skills needed to host meetings via Zoom, an online video conferencing system. Participants can either sign up to attend a live webinar, or view a pre-recorded webinar delivered by Zoom.

Overview

An instructor from Zoom will review scheduling and hosting Zoom meetings with an emphasis on best practices. 

Note: Once you enroll, you will need to register on the Zoom site with your University email. You will not receive future promotional emails from Zoom.

Topics
  • Controlling audio and video effectively
  • Managing the “waiting room” and “breakout room” features 
  • Increasing engagement through live polls and nonverbal feedback 
  • Live-streaming meetings 
Who Should Attend

This course is for faculty, staff, and students who want to host online meetings using Zoom.

Registration or More Information

See Zoom: Host a Meeting.

[1 hour 15 minutes, webinar] In this course, participants will learn the skills needed to host a successful webinar through Zoom, an online video conferencing system. Participants can either sign up to attend a live webinar, or view a pre-recorded webinar delivered by Zoom.

Overview

An instructor from Zoom will review features applicable to scheduling and hosting a Zoom Video Webinar with an emphasis on best practices.

Note: Once you enroll, you will need to register on the Zoom site with your University email. You will not receive future promotional emails from Zoom.

Topics
    • Comparing meetings and webinars
    • Defining webinar roles: host, cohost, panelist, and attendee
    • Configuring registration, audio controls, and live streaming
    • Launching in-webinar polls and chat features
    • Reviewing post-webinar surveys and reports
            Who Should Attend

            This course is for faculty and staff who want to host a webinar through Zoom.

            Details
            • The LIVE section is offered most weekdays and includes time for Q&A.
            • The RECORDED section allows you to watch a pre-recorded training session at your convenience. 
            • After you enroll, you can find further instructions in your enrollment email.
            Registration or More Information

            See Zoom: Host a Webinar.

            Upcoming Events

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