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Summer 2019 Courses

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Academic Technology Courses

Overview

Are you interested in the potential to promote student achievement in your course? Would you like to consider different ways to understand the engagement of your students and their experiences in your course? “Learning analytics” focuses on evaluating data about students and their patterns of engagement, your instructional strategies, and your materials, to enhance the teaching and learning experience and improve student success in your course.

This one-hour webinar will provide an introductory exploration of learning analytics as a tool for course development. We'll explore the use of modules to track student progress, quiz statistics, and basic Canvas analytics to consider which data are available to help instructors.

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 analytics.

Registration or More Information

See Design Challenge: Understanding Learning Analytics.

Overview

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.

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.

Canvas Courses

[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.

Summer is a great time to learn more about Canvas! To help you, Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS) will be offering Canvas drop-in consultations for faculty and instructors to get hands-on Canvas support and consultation.

Topics

Stop in to discuss:

  • Canvas course development

  • Your syllabus as a portal to successful Canvas course design

  • Using video in your Canvas course

  • Peer review in Canvas

  • External tools (LTI’s) available in Canvas

Who Should Attend

These events are intended for any faculty, staff or TAs who will be teaching in and building Canvas course sites.

Details

You can attend the session in-person or online

Time Date Locations (in-person and online)
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (noon)

Wednesday,
May 22, 2019

212 Walter Library
and online
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Wednesday,
May 29, 2019
90 Blegen Hall (West Bank Tech Stop)
and online
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Thursday,
June 6, 2019
4 St. Paul Student Center
and online
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (noon) Tuesday,
June 11, 2019
212 Walter Library
and 
online
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (noon) Tuesday,
June 18, 2019
90 Blegen Hall (West Bank Tech Stop) 
and online
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Thursday,
June 27, 2019
4 St. Paul Student Center 
and online
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Wednesday,
July 10, 2019
212 Walter Library
and 
online
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (noon) Thursday,
July 18, 2019
90 Blegen Hall (West Bank Tech Stop) 
and online
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (noon) Tuesday,
July 23, 2019
4 St. Paul Student Center 
and online
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.  Tuesday,
July 30, 2019
212 Walter Library
and 
online
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Wednesday,
August 7, 2019

90 Blegen Hall (West Bank Tech Stop) 
and online
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (noon) Tuesday,
August 13, 2019
4 St. Paul Student Center 
and online
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Thursday,
August 22, 2019
212 Walter Library
and 
online
Registration or More Information

See Summer 2019: Canvas Drop-In Consultations.

[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 fall semester. Topics include setting up course sites, activities and resources, and using the Library Course Page. Make sure to bring a your own laptop.

Wednesday, August 28th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  • East Bank: 15 Nicholson Hall (Writing Center)
  • St. Paul: Technology Help Walk-in Location (St. Paul Student Center 4)

Thursday, August 29th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  • Wilson 180 (Wilson Research Collaboration Studio), West 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.

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.

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 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.

[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.

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

[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.

            [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.

            Upcoming Events

            Meetings of information technology formal communities of practice (fCoPs), and meetings of informal communities of practice(iCoPs) whose representatives choose to submit events, are listed on the calendar.

            See the IT@UMN Calendar

            Submit an Event