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Build your course: Assessments

This workshop will focus on building an assessment.

Here is what to expect: 

  • Prior to the workshop, identify an assessment work on. 
  • During the workshop, there will be time to work on your assessment in a small group setting. 
  • At the end of the workshop, you will have your assessment ready to go for fall.

Sessions are capped at 25 participants to allow for hands-on, focused work time in small groups.

ATSS offers webinars on a range of topics related to online teaching and learning. Webinar feedback from past participants indicated a desire for hands-on time to apply the new concepts. In response, ATSS staff are offering 60-minute, hands-on workshops that allow instructors time to ‘build your course’ for fall.

Who Should Attend Instructors who are teaching a course in Fall 2020. If you plan to use Canvas to build an assessment, a basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas may wish to watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.
Registration or More Information

See Build your course: Assessments.

Build your course: Media

This workshop will focus on building media for your course.

Here is what to expect: 

  • Prior to the workshop, identify a media resource to work on (example, lecture or class intro video, video to embed)
  • During the workshop, there will be time to work on the media resource in a small group setting. 
  • At the end of the workshop, you will have the media resource ready to go for fall.

Sessions are capped at 25 participants to allow for hands-on, focused work time in small groups.

ATSS offers webinars on a range of topics related to online teaching and learning. Webinar feedback from past participants indicated a desire for hands-on time to apply the new concepts. In response, ATSS staff are offering 60-minute, hands-on workshops that allow instructors time to ‘build your course’ for fall.

Registration or More Information

See Build your course: Media.

Build your course: Gradebook

This workshop will focus on aligning the Canvas Gradebook with your syllabus.

Here is what to expect: 

  • Prior to the workshop, bring your assessment plan (could be your course syllabus) to build your gradebook
  • During the workshop, there will be time to work on setting up the Assignments in your course (that connect to the gradebook). 
  • At the end of the workshop, you will have a great start to building your gradebook.

Sessions are capped at 25 participants to allow for hands-on, focused work time in small groups.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the connections between assessments and the gradebook
  • Understand how to hide and release grades to students
  • Understand how to use Speedgrader 

ATSS offers webinars on a range of topics related to online teaching and learning. Webinar feedback from past participants indicated a desire for hands-on time to apply the new concepts. In response, ATSS staff are offering 60-minute, hands-on workshops that allow instructors time to ‘build your course’ for fall.

 

Topics
  • Assignment connections to the Gradebook
  • Organizing Assignments for the Gradebook
  • Gradebook tips (Message Students Who, Late policy Settings, Excuse assignment) 
  • How to change what you view in the Gradebook 
  • Speedgrader tricks and communicating feedback to students 
  • Dropping lowest grade
Who Should Attend Instructors of record and Teaching Assistants who are teaching a course in Fall 2020.A basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas may wish to watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.
Registration or More Information

See Build your course: Gradebook.

Build your course: UDOIT

Join ATSS consultants and your peers for a 60-minute, hands-on active work session to run UDOIT on your Canvas course.

ATSS offers webinars on a range of topics related to online teaching and learning. Webinar feedback from past participants indicated a desire for hands-on time to apply the new concepts. In response, ATSS staff are offering 60-minute, hands-on workshops that allow instructors time to ‘build your course’ for the current or upcoming semester. 

    Here is what to expect: 

    • Prior to the workshop, determine which Canvas course site you will inspect. 
    • During the workshop, there will be time to run UDOIT on your course and get feedback from session facilitators.
    • At the end of the workshop, you will have run UDOIT on your course site and have a clear understanding of how to make it more accessible. 

    Sessions are capped at 25 participants to allow for hands-on, focused work time in small groups.

    Topics

    This workshop will focus on areas such as:

    • Images and appropriate alternative text
    • Structured content, including headings, links, and/or tables
    • Document content structure
    Who Should Attend Instructors of record and Teaching Assistants who are, or will be, teaching a course. A basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas should watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.
    Registration or More Information

    See Build your course: UDOIT.

    Using online groups to enhance student learning, interactivity and community

    This one-hour webinar will 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.

    This session is one in a series of ATSS offerings designed to assist instructors in creating a learning environment that facilitates a learner-centered approach using appropriate resources and technologies based on the University of Minnesota Guidelines for Online Teaching and Design

    Other courses in this series include:

    Who Should Attend This webinar is geared towards instructors who use Canvas for teaching and anyone interested in using groups to build interactivity and community in online (or hybrid) courses. A basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas should watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.  
    Registration or More Information

    See Using online groups to enhance student learning, interactivity and community.

    Using Media in Course Design

    This course highlights two key aspects of using media to enhance teaching and learning: creating video content and integrating media in your course design. ATSS consultants present strategies that faculty can use to create 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.

    This is one in a series of six webinars [email protected] is offering to assist faculty and instructors in Improving the Online Learning Experience

    Topics

    In this session, we will:

    • identify video and technology tools
    • share strategies instructors can use to create focused video resources for their courses, and
    • learn how to integrate media 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. A basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas should watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.
    Registration or More Information

    See Using Media in Course Design.

    Online Peer Review with Engaging and Balanced Assessments

    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.

    This session is one in a series of ATSS offerings designed to assist instructors in creating an online learning-centered experience where goals, assessments, and activities are in alignment based on the University of Minnesota Guidelines for Online Teaching and Design

    Other courses in this series include:

    Who Should Attend Instructors of all levels such as faculty, adjuncts, graduate instructors, graduate TAs, community faculty who are, or will be, teaching a course. While this webinar includes an introduction to the Canvas Peer Review tool, we assume a basic working knowledge of Canvas. Instructors new to Canvas should watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.
    Registration or More Information

    See Online Peer Review with Engaging and Balanced Assessments.

    UDOIT (You Do It): An online content inspection tool that works for you

    In this session, you will be introduced to the Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool (UDOIT) which identifies accessibility issues in Canvas course content and provides resources on how to address common accessibility issues.  During this webinar you will learn how to:

    • run UDOIT in your course,
    • interpret the results, and
    • make changes that will make your Canvas course site more accessible and inclusive.

    This session is one in a series of ATSS offerings that provides information about how to facilitate learner engagement with the instructor, other learners, and course content based on the University of Minnesota Guidelines for Online Teaching and Design

    Other courses in this series include:

    This webinar is hosted jointly as a collaboration between Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS) and LATIS in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). 

    Who Should Attend Instructors of all levels such as faculty, adjuncts, graduate instructors, graduate TAs, community faculty who are, or will be, teaching a course. A basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas should watch the Canvas Basic recorded webinar prior to the workshop.
    Registration or More Information

    See UDOIT (You Do It): An online content inspection tool that works for you.

    Beyond Content: Fostering Online Interaction

    In addition to a functional Canvas site and learning materials, online learning requires online interaction. We will consider how you can interact with students efficiently and effectively, and how students can interact with each other for learning and community. Strategies and technology tools will be suggested.

    This is one in a series of six webinars [email protected] is offering to assist faculty and instructors in Improving the Online Learning Experience

    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 community. A basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas should watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.
    Registration or More Information

    See Beyond Content: Fostering Online Interaction.

    Getting Started with Teaching Online

    In this session, we provide a high-level overview of six strategies to help you design and develop your online or hybrid course. This webinar will introduce you to the University of Minnesota’s Guidelines for Online Teaching and Design developed in collaboration with staff members from the Provost’s office, academic technologists, and faculty from across all 5 system campuses.

    This is one in a series of six webinars Teaching [email protected] is offering to assist faculty in Getting Started with Online Teaching

    Topics
    • Aligning course aims, assessments, activities
    • Synchronous and asynchronous activities 
    • Universal design and accessibility planning
    • Instructor online presence 
    • Building a learning community
    • Course organization and layout 
    Who Should Attend This session is geared toward instructors who have never taught in an online environment
    Registration or More Information

    See Getting Started with Teaching Online.

    Synchronous and Asynchronous: Using Kaltura and Zoom in Canvas

    In this session, we will discuss using Zoom and Kaltura in support of synchronous and asynchronous teaching. Participants will learn strategies for creating a secure, engaging, and flexible learning environment, and become aware of considerations and limitations that might impact students.

    This is one in a series of six Teaching [email protected] webinars designed to introduce instructors to effective online teaching and assist them in Getting Started with Online Teaching

    Topics
    • Understand how to set up and secure your synchronous Zoom session 
    • Understand the video recording tools available and be able to choose the best tool for your recording purposes
      • Kaltura Webcam from browser
      • Kaltura Capture
      • Zoom
    • Understand the media curation options available and how to optimize
    Who Should Attend Instructors of all levels such as faculty, adjuncts, graduate instructors, graduate TAs, community faculty who are, or will be, teaching a course and are interested in using Canvas, Kaltura, Zoom, or other technology tools for teaching online. A basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas should watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.
    Registration or More Information

    See Synchronous and Asynchronous: Using Kaltura and Zoom in Canvas.

    Creating (or Revising) Online Assessments

    Explore a range of online assessment, assignment, and activity strategies to facilitate and measure student learning. From the many available technology tools, learn to select those that most appropriately support the needs of your assessments, your students, and you.

    This is one in a series of six webinars Teaching [email protected] is offering to assist faculty in 

    Getting Started with Online Teaching

    Who Should Attend This webinar is geared towards instructors who use Canvas for teaching, course designers who develop Canvas courses, and anyone interested in learning more about how to use technology tools for effective teaching.  A basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas should watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.  
    Registration or More Information

    See Creating (or Revising) Online Assessments .

    Are my students getting it? Learning data can help

    Participants will learn how to access learning data available in Canvas, and be introduced to a framework for using learning data to identify and understand students' needs, enabling instructors to address them with evidence-based practices.

    This is one in a series of six webinars [email protected] is offering to assist faculty and instructors in Improving the Online Learning Experience

    Who Should Attend Instructors of all levels such as faculty, adjuncts, graduate instructors, graduate TAs, community faculty who are, or will be, teaching a course. A basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas should watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.
    Registration or More Information

    See Are my students getting it? Learning data can help.

    E-Proctoring for Online Exams

    This webinar will provide an overview of E-Proctoring options supported by the U of MN to secure and proctor online exams. We will discuss what faculty and students need to know before using Respondus Lockdown Browser and Proctorio.

    This session is one in a series of ATSS offerings designed to assist instructors in creating an online learning centered experience where goals, assessments, and activities are in alignment based on the University of Minnesota Guidelines for Online Teaching and Design

    Other courses in this series include:

    Topics

    The purpose of this webinar to review design considerations and recommendations about creating and administering online proctored exams. We will discuss:

    1. the pros and cons of using  Respondus and Proctorio tools to secure and proctor online exams

    2. the steps to specify exam settings for online proctoring.

    3. what instructors need to do to prepare students for accessing and completing proctored exams.

    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 online proctoring tools to monitor online exams. A basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas should watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.
    Registration or More Information

    See E-Proctoring for Online Exams .

    Accessible Documents

    Each semester instructors share with their students many types of digital documents to convey information, communicate ideas and collaborate through Canvas courses and other digital delivery methods. This webinar will cover seven core skills you will need to use to ensure your documents are accessible to all readers. We will focus on Microsoft Word, Google, and PDF document types.

    This session is one in a series of ATSS offerings that provides information about how to facilitate learner engagement with the instructor, other learners, and course content based on the University of Minnesota Guidelines for Online Teaching and Design

    Other courses in this series include:

    Topics

    This webinar will cover seven core skills you will need to use to ensure your documents are accessible to all readers. We will focus on Microsoft Word, Google and PDF document types. 

    1. Apply heading styles and heading structure to break up the document content
    2. Add meaningful descriptive alt text to your images and charts
    3. Apply bulleted and numbered lists appropriately
    4. Use and apply appropriate color contrast for your text
    5. Add captions to your videos
    6. Add links to other documents and resources 
    7. Adding tables to help users of assistive technology read the table data.
    Who Should Attend Instructors of all levels such as faculty, adjuncts, graduate instructors, graduate TAs, community faculty who are, or will be, teaching a course. A basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas should watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.
    Registration or More Information

    See Accessible Documents.

    Accessible Presentations

    Do you know how to make your presentation slides accessible to people who use assistive technologies? Did you know that making your slides accessible often improves the design for all of your students? Join us as we discuss pertinent Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and how to meet them using Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint.

    This session is one in a series of ATSS offerings that provides information about how to facilitate learner engagement with the instructor, other learners, and course content based on the University of Minnesota Guidelines for Online Teaching and Design

    Other courses in this series include:

    Topics

    This webinar will address the following elements that can be included in presentations:

    • Images
    • Color
    • Videos
    • Links in presentations
    • Tables
    • Styles
    • Logical reading order

    Whether you are in-person or online ensure that your presentations are inclusive. 

    Who Should Attend Instructors of all levels such as faculty, adjuncts, graduate instructors, graduate TAs, community faculty who are, or will be, teaching a course. A basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas should watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.
    Registration or More Information

    See Accessible Presentations.

    Build your course: Clear & Consistent Canvas site

    This workshop will focus on developing a clear and consistent Canvas site through the use of a course checklist.

    Here is what to expect: 

    • Prior to the workshop, identify a Canvas site to work on. 
    • During the workshop, there will be time to work on a specific portion of the Canvas site in a small group setting. 
    • At the end of the workshop, you will have a portion of your Canvas site ready to go for fall.

    Sessions are capped at 25 participants to allow for hands-on, focused work time in small groups.

    Learning outcomes

    • Understand how the course checklist reflects design guidelines such as:

      • site identity
      • consistent layout and navigation
      • file management
      • naming conventions
      • accessibility
    • Apply the checklist to your academic course for the current or upcoming semester

    ATSS offers webinars on a range of topics related to online teaching and learning. Webinar feedback from past participants indicated a desire for hands-on time to apply the new concepts. In response, ATSS staff are offering 60-minute, hands-on workshops that allow instructors time to ‘build your course’ for fall.

    Who Should Attend Instructors of record and Teaching Assistants who are, or will be, teaching a course. A basic familiarity with Canvas is recommended. Instructors new to Canvas should watch the Canvas Essentials recorded webinar prior to the workshop.  
    Registration or More Information

    See Build your course: Clear & Consistent Canvas site.

    Canvas Courses

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

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

    This online workshop can be done 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
    • 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).

    Canvas: Build a Homepage with Design Tools

    [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.

    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.

    Canvas: Facilitate Groups and Collaborative Work

    [5-hours across 5 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.

    This online workshop will take place over 5 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.

    Canvas: Integrate Media with Kaltura Video

    [4-hours, self-paced online] Video and audio 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.

    This online workshop can be done 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
    • 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 with Kaltura Video.

    Canvas: Learning Data and Analytics Foundations

    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.

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

    [4-hours, self-paced 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 two courses in the Discover Canvas Series.

    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 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).

    Drupal Courses

    Drupal: Working Lab

    [3-hours, working 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.

    Who Should Attend This lab is for people who are managing University of Minnesota Enterprise Drupal and Drupal Lite websites.
    Registration or More Information

    See Drupal: Working Lab.

    Drupal: Creating a Drupal Lite 7 Website

    [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

    Google Sheets Essential Training

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

    Once you have enrolled in this course, to view this LinkedIn Learning 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.

    Google Sheets: Use Functions & Formulas with Enterprise Data

    [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.

    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.

    Google Sheets: Use Pivot Tables 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.

    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

    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.

    Google Sheets: Moving from Excel

    [1-hour, presentation and Q&A] This presentation will demonstrate how most tasks in Excel can be easily performed in Google Sheets.

    Topics
    • working with data
    • using common Spreadsheet tasks (filtering, sorting, formatting)
    • creating formulas
    • creating charts
    • linking charts to Google Docs and Google Slides
    Who Should Attend This course is intended for University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students who frequently use Excel for data management but would like to see if they can transition to using Google Sheets.
    Registration or More Information

    See Google Sheets: Moving from Excel.

    Jadu Forms Courses

    Jadu CXM Training: Setting up Workflows for Jadu XFP Forms

    [7 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.

    This course takes place in two 3.5-hour sessions on two separate days.

    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 Training: Setting up Workflows for Jadu XFP Forms.

    Jadu Forms: Working Lab

    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.

    Jadu Forms Orientation

    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.

    MS Excel Courses

    Excel: Creating Basic Spreadsheets

    [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.

    SAS Courses

    SAS and JMP: SAS Institute Online 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

    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.

    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.

    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. 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.

    UM Analytics: Working Lab

    [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.

    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. 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.

    Zoom Courses

    Zoom: Get Started

    [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.

    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.

    Zoom: Host a Meeting

    [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.

    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.

    Zoom: Host a Webinar

    [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.

    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
    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.

    Zoom: Understand HCC Requirements

    [15 minutes, self-paced online] In this brief overview, participants will learn best practices around using Zoom with Protected Health Information. Health Care Component (HCC) members must complete this training to get access to Zoom.

    Zoom is a HIPAA-compliant tool, but it depends on responsible use to remain in compliance.

    Topics
    • Understanding PHI in the context of video meetings
    • Creating secure online meeting spaces
    • Understanding PHI and recording options in Zoom
    • Scheduling PHI-free Zoom meetings
    Who Should Attend Anyone who is part of the HCC (Health Care Component) and wants to use Zoom; this includes students, faculty, and staff members who are part of the BAA and / or BAA+, as well as anyone else who comes into contact with Protected Health Information (PHI).
    Registration or More Information

    See Zoom: Understand HCC Requirements.

    Zoom: Open Lab

    [1.5 hours, presentation and lab] This session begins with a brief introduction to the features in Zoom, an online video conferencing system. After the intro, there will be time for participants to try using Zoom’s features.

    Topics
    • using audio and video
    • screen sharing
    • using breakout rooms
    • taking polls
    • trying out host features
    • understanding security issues
    Who Should Attend This course is for faculty, staff, and students who want hands-on experience trying out Zoom features.
    Registration or More Information

    See Zoom: Open Lab.

    Zoom: Meetings for Education (Students & Educators)

    [45 minutes, webinar] In this course, participants will learn the skills and best practices for using Zoom, an online video conferencing system, as both a student and an instructor. Participants can sign up to attend a live webinar, or view a pre-recorded webinar delivered by Zoom.

    An instructor from Zoom will review participating, scheduling and hosting Zoom events with an emphasis on best practices using Zoom as an online classroom setting. 

    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
    • downloading the Zoom app
    • joining a class
    • participating in a class
    • scheduling a Zoom meeting
    • hosting a Zoom meeting
    • reviewing in-meeting tools 
    Who Should Attend This course is for faculty, staff, and students who want to use Zoom as an online classroom setting.
    Registration or More Information

    See Zoom: Meetings for Education (Students & Educators).