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Academic Computing and User Services Short Courses 

Instructor-led courses are no longer being offered

Instructor-led courses are not currently being offered. Please contact an RSS member or Claudia Lynch if you are interested in taking such a class or wish to have someone offer a class for your students. SPSS and SAS courses are now offered online only. RSS staff will be still be available for consultation on those topics, however. Another class available online is Introduction to R.

Make sure and check out the RSS Matters article Statistical Resources in the July 2012 issue of Benchmarks Online.

Special classes can always be arranged with the RSS staff. Also, you can always contact the RSS staff for one-on-one consultation. Please read the FAQ before requesting an appointment though.

The the sorts of instructor-led classes that have been offered in the past include:

  1. Introduction to Stata
  2. Intermediate Stata
  3. New Technologies for Survey Research
  4. Applications in R: Latent Variable Modeling with Survey Data Parts I & II

Customized Short Courses

Faculty members can ALWAYS request customized, instructor-led, short courses from ACUS, geared to their class needs. Other groups can request special courses also. Contact ACUS for more information (Sage Hall, Suite 336, 565-4068, lynch@unt.edu).

Especially for Faculty and Staff Members

In addition to the online statistical courses, which are available to students, faculty and staff, staff and faculty members can take courses offered through the Human Resources Department (they have a new comprehensive training curriculum), and the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign (CLEAR). Additionally, the Center for Achievement and Lifelong Learning (CALL) offers a variety of courses, usually for a small fee.

EIS training is available and expanding. Click herefor online tutorials.

Microsoft IT Academy

All students, faculty and staff within the UNT System now have access to online learning via the Microsoft IT Academy. See this article in the July 2012 issue of Benchmarks Online for more information.

Microsoft E-Learning

Microsoft E-Learning courses are available for faculty and staff via our UNT-Microsoft Campus Agreement. Please contact Claudia Lynch at lynch@unt.edu for instructions on accessing this training. If you haven't accessed the training since last year you will need to get a new access code. UNT, UNTHSC and UNTSYSTEM e-mail addresses are now able to access Microsoft E-Learning.

Microsoft Outlook Tutorials and much more 

The Messaging Services Group has all sorts of useful information on their website, including tutorials and FAQs.

Central Web Support 

Central Web Support provides "End-User and Administrative Support for hosted general web sites, and Drupal websites for academic and administrative departments." Visit their < href="https://itss.untsystem.edu/services/central-web-support/cws-how-to">website for "How-Tos about Everything."

CLEAR

CLEAR offers courses especially for Faculty Members. A list of topics and further information can be found here.

Ed2go

Ed2go are courses that are offered, for a fee, to UNT faculty, staff and students as well as the general public. According to the CALL website:

CALL has partnered up to provide online learning on a variety of topics. From standardized test preparation to database programming to training for libraries and their staff, there’s a variety of areas from which to choose in online learning. 

The online minicourses, provided in conjunction with Ed2go, are standardized 12-lesson modules released over a six week period. (Courses are active for eight weeks to provide some flexibility). Each module features a quiz. Lessons are instructor-led and course participants and instructor communicate through a course discussion board. Lessons can be downloaded and saved. At the end of the course there is a final quiz. A passing grade opens a window that allows students to print out a course completion certificate.

Most courses are $89, and UNT faculty, staff and students may receive a $10 discount. 

For additional information surf over to http://www.ed2go.com/unt/ 

Information Security Awareness

The UNT Information Security team offers Information Security Awareness  training  to all UNT faculty and staff. Topics to be covered will include workstation security, sensitive data handling, copyright infringement issues, identity theft, email security, and more.

It is a policy requirement that ALL staff take an information security course at least once a year.

Please contact Gabe Marshall in ITSS Information Security if you have any questions, or would like more information about the online training. Either attending a live class or going through the online training will count towards your training requirement. You can also request a customized course to be taught for your department.

Alternate Forms of Training

Many of the General Access Labs around campus have tutorials installed on their computers. See http://www.gal.unt.edu/ for a list of labs and their locations. The 24 Center at Willis Library, for example, has a list of Tutorials and Software Support. The Library Instructional Unit also offers workshops and training, including "tech skills" training. Visit their website for more information: http://www.library.unt.edu/services/library-instruction

The Training Website has all sorts of information about alternate forms of training. Computer Based Training (CBT) and Web-based training are some of the alternatives offered, although due to the rising costs of training, shrinking budgets and changing technology, computer-based training at UNT is in a state of transition. For up-to-date  information on CBT at UNT, see the CBT website.

Info~Tech, UNT's new IT Research Partner

Info~Tech has replaced Gartner Core Research Services as UNT's IT research partner. For more information see the August Campus Computing News article .

State of Texas Department of Information Resources

Another possible source of training for staff and, perhaps, faculty members is the Texas Department of Information Resources. A look at their Education and Training website reveals some interesting possibilities.

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

New Horizins is a DIR vendor, which means that state agencies, like UNT, get special pricing for their services negotiated at the State level (click here for more information about DIR vendors).  New Horizons offers courses at their own facilities in Dallas and Fort Worth, but will arrange for onsite training as well. 

SPSS and SAS Courses

(1) SPSS Part 1: Introduction to SPSS Programming -- This is a BEGINNING COURSE that familiarizes users with basic techniques in SPSS for simple data processing tasks and is a starting point for those who want to use SPSS as their primary tool for data analysis and data management. This short course will cover opening the program, familiarization with the different windows and menus, importing data, creating data and specifying variable parameters, as well as frequencies and graphing, and descriptive statistics with more graphing. No prior experience with SPSS is assumed, but it is preferable to have background knowledge in file structures and system commands commonly used by most operating systems. This course is designed to be self-taught. All materials are available at: http://www.unt.edu/rss/class/Jon/SPSS_SC/

If you have any questions concerning the content of the course or would like clarification of a topic covered in the course materials; please contact the course author listed on the bottom of the course page.

(2) SPSS Part 2: Intermediate SPSS -- Second in the SPSS series, this course builds on the concepts presented in the Introduction to SPSS Programming Course with emphasis on recoding an item, compute statements, replacing missing values, selecting cases, and merging data files. It covers the typical SPSS procedures and SPSS programming skills. Before taking this course, students should take or understand the concepts covered in "Introduction to SPSS Programming." This course is designed to be self-taught. All materials are available at: http://www.unt.edu/rss/class/Jon/SPSS_SC/

If you have any questions concerning the content of the course or would like clarification of a topic covered in the course materials; please contact the course author listed on the bottom of the course page.

(3) SAS Part 1: Introduction to SAS Programming -- This is a foundation course that introduces the basic programming techniques for using SAS to accomplish typical data processing tasks. This course is a starting point for those who want to use SAS as their primary research tool. This short course will cover opening the program, familiarization with the different windows and menus, importing data, and common procedures (PROC) for obtaining frequencies, descriptive statistics and common graphing. No prior programming knowledge is required but it is preferable to have background knowledge in file structures and system commands on Windows operating systems. This course is designed to be self-taught. All tutorials and data sets are available at: http://www.unt.edu/rss/class/Jon/SAS_SC/

If you have any questions concerning the content of the course or would like clarification of a topic covered in the course materials; please contact the course author listed on the bottom of the course page.

(4) SAS Part 2 Intermediate SAS -- Second in the SAS series, this course builds on the concepts presented in the "Introduction to SAS Programming" course with emphasis on running SAS to conduct common inferential statistical procedures (e.g. t-tests, correlation, ANOVA, linear regression, principal components analysis, factor analysis, etc.). Before taking this course, students should take and understand the concepts covered in "Introduction to SAS Programming.” This course is designed to be self-taught. All tutorials and data sets are available at: http://www.unt.edu/rss/class/Jon/SAS_SC/

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