2022  |  September Edition

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Learn new skills and software packages with the help of OIT Training. Our hands-on, live Zoom workshops, self-paced online training, and now our new training development service will help prepare you to tackle technology demands in your academics, career, department, research, and everyday life. 

Live Workshops
(most are offered via Zoom)

Keep an eye on the OIT workshop calendar or the UT Knoxville Events Calendar. We add additional workshops throughout the semester.   

Productivity Tools: Topics include Google for Education, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Instructor-Focused Topics: Look for workshops on Zoom, Canvas, applying the UT template to your courses, assessment tools, and Panopto.
Research-Focused Topics: UT supports over 20 software applications and offers minimal support for additional software, including NVivo, ArcGIS, SPSS, STATA, R, Qualtrics, and ChemDraw.

Self-Paced, Online Training

OIT has made 30 of our popular workshops available for you to learn on your own. Simply self-enroll in these Canvas-based workshops with your UT NetID and Password. Choose between 11 teaching and productivity and 19 research topics.  

View Current Offerings

Learn on Your Own with LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online educational learning platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through on-demand, expert-led video-based content. UT Knoxville faculty, staff, and actively enrolled students can access LinkedIn Learning with their UT NetID and Password.

How to Access LinkedIn Learning

Workshops on Request

OIT will teach workshops on your schedule. Whether you want to invite us to your department or your classroom, we're here to help. 

How to Schedule a Workshop

Important Update: Online Assessments and Proctoring Room Scans

To address any faculty concerns regarding the recent news pertaining to proctoring room scans, the UTK Teaching Collaborative unit has composed a message for faculty on OIT’s Proctorio webpage. We strongly encourage faculty and students to enroll in our Online@UT (Canvas) Proctorio support documentation site to keep up to date with best practices in utilizing Proctorio for online assessments. 

Launch the Proctorio Support Site

Best Practices for Recording Your Face-to-Face Class

  • Inform your students (multiple times if possible) that you will be recording your class for their later review.
  • Add a statement in your syllabus (view the full article to see example syllabus statement).
  • Put an announcement in your Canvas course and verbally announce it during class.
More & Example Syllabus Statement

Tell Your Students: Waiting to Register Clickers Means Losing Out on Grades

Some students wait until finals to register their clicker accounts, assuming instructors will report their grades for the entire semester without realizing the problems this may cause and the impact it could have on their classmates, instructor, and final grades. This also adds to end-of-semester stress for instructors while getting grades submitted on time. Encourage your students to register their clicker accounts now.

Share This Critical Information with Your Students
Canvas Help: News Hours

New Hours: Canvas-Zoom Help Room

Starting this semester, we will be reducing the availability of our online Canvas-Zoom Help Room for the 2022-2023 academic year. The Zoom room will be available at (save this link to launch the Zoom room) from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (ET) during these days:

  • This week - Friday, 9/16/2022
  • Monday, 11/28 – Friday, 12/16/2022
  • Tuesday, 1/3 – Tuesday, 1/31/2023
  • Monday, 5/1 – Wednesday, 5/31/2023
More Canvas Resources for Faculty
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Universal Design for Learning: Deeper Conversations

Sessions on 9/27, 10/25, & 11/15 
from 2-3 p.m. (ET) 

Learn more about UDL with OIT's Faculty Fellow, Dr. Bob DuBois in this three-part series of UDL happening this Fall semester.

Request a Personal Consultation
Dr. Bob is offering flexible, one-on-one consultations for UT Knoxville faculty on how to apply UDL principles in their coursework. 

Get the Details Here

Transition ArcMap Content by May 2023

Esri has announced that ArcMap version 10.8.2 is the final update for the ArcMap software package. We recommend that ArcMap users begin transitioning to ArcGIS Pro at this time. Esri has informed OIT that ArcMap will only be available by special request starting in May 2023 and will be unavailable for distribution after February 2024. 

What you should do before May 2023:
  • Migrate existing ArcMap geodatabases to ArcGIS Pro.
  • Save a final version of existing maps, scenes, and globes in ArcMap, then confirm feature compatibility by opening each file in ArcGIS Pro.
  • Convert ArcMap Styles to ArcGIS Pro styles.
  • Update ArcMap Python 2 scripts for ArcGIS Pro compatible using Python 3.
  • Export backup copies of existing ArcMap files to PDF, SVG, EPS, and other formats. 

Start by reading OIT's ArcMap Transition FAQ (link below), for information and links to help you begin the migration process from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro. Additional Esri resources are available in Esri's ArcGIS Pro Migration Guide. If you would like to meet with a Research Computing Support consultant to discuss the best way to transition to ArcGIS Pro, please contact OIT at 865-974-9900 or submit a request online.

Launch OIT ArcMap Transition FAQ
For additional help or a one-on-one consultation, submit a request through the OIT HelpDesk online or by phone at 865-974-9900.
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