2022  |  October Edition

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Looking for Help with Your Research Project?  

Are you a researcher and need help creating survey questions or analyzing data? OIT offers customized assistance on advanced statistical methods, qualitative research, survey methodology, and GIS work. OIT staff spend more than 3,500 hours yearly consulting on projects that directly impact academic research activities at the university.
Who Can Request Our Help?
Students, faculty, and staff may request up to 15 hours of support per semester via Zoom consultations.
Types of Support We Provide:
  • Advanced statistical analyses and quantitative research methodologies
  • Biostatistics and experimental design
  • Qualitative research design and analysis
  • Geocoding and geo-visualization for Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Technical support and training for research design, including software questions in ArcGIS, NVivo, Qualtrics, R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, and more
  • Web survey design using Qualtrics
  • Help with installing statistical software 
Visit the OIT Research website

What is New in OriginPro 2022b? 

OriginPro is a popular graphing and data analysis software that provides a comprehensive solution for scientists and engineers who need to analyze, graph, and professionally present data. OriginPro’s point-and-click interface allows you to start using it quickly, yet its wide range of advanced features provides for your growing needs. OriginPro is available to UTK students, faculty, and staff on Apps@UT and the OIT computer labs. 

View the full list of features

Increased Support Available for Latent Variable Modeling 

In statistics, latent variable models relate an unobservable variable, or construct, to a set of directly measured indicator variables. Through the model parameters, the unobserved latent variables influence the directly measured indicator variables in a causal way.  

We support latent variable models including confirmatory factor analysis, item response theory, latent profile analysis, latent class analysis, and structural equation modeling. These analyses are performed in Amos, Mplus, or R.

Request a consultation

Esri Training and Changes to ArcMap

The Esri ArcGIS Training Catalog is a set of online learning and training resources covering the entire spectrum of the ArcGIS Platform including desktop extensions and web apps. The large variety of training materials allows you to learn in your preferred learning style including self-paced tutorials, web courses, seminars, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), videos, and printed materials. 

Upcoming Changes: If you have used ArcMap in the past, please note that ArcMap is scheduled to be depreciated in 2023. Explore available learning resources to help with the transition from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro.

For New Users: Check out our list of Esri ArcGIS learning resources.  

Explore ArcGIS training resources
Research Proposal

Support for Research Proposal Development

OIT High Performance & Scientific Computing (HPSC) provides research computing resources and services to the University community, including:

  • ISAAC, the Infrastructure for Scientific Applications and Advanced Computing
  • Research proposal support for equipment to be placed in any of the ISAAC clusters or professional support
Get the full details

Students Registered for Clickers but Not Seeing Their Grades?

The most common problem when using clickers in class is that students are registered and responding but do not see their grades in Canvas. The cause of the issue is usually one of two things:

  • Accidental incomplete account registration by students
  • Automatic roster updates are not updating for the instructor
Learn how to fix the issue

Universal Design for Learning: Deeper Conversations

Dr. Bob DuBois, our OIT Faculty Fellow, continues the deeper conversations surrounding the guidelines for Universal Design for Learning in two upcoming workshops: 

A Conversation About Representation Standards
10/25 | 2-3 p.m. (ET) | Register
A Conversation About Action & Expression Standards
11/15 | 2-3 p.m. (ET) | Register

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.

Applying UDL is easier than you think

Online Assessment Best Practices

Are you putting your mid-term exam online?
Need ideas for how to assess learner progress in Canvas? 

Enroll in OIT's Assessment Design & Delivery asynchronous online workshop, which focuses on designing and delivering effective online assessments.

Learn Tips and Strategies on:

  • Pedagogy and design and assessment types
  • Using Canvas to construct assessments
  • Maintaining academic integrity
  • Facilitating feedback using a variety of methods
Start learning now
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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