Workshops
Worksheets
Supporting Resources
Tutoring Services

Checking Out a Laptop:
The Office of Information Technology offers workshop attendees the option to check out laptops in the Academic Computing Building that already have technological tools instructed by Digital Learning Lab Fellows installed unto them. To request a laptop, please email us at least 2 days in advance.

Access Tools Through CGU:
Though we offer multiple workshops on different software applications, please click the button below to check which ones are offered through CGU.

CGU Software Applications

Additional Help With Tools:
Please refer to our “Off-Campus Resources” page for external help with specific technological tools. Included are step by step Youtube videos, articles with examples and other supporting resources for you to refer to on your own time.

Questions, ideas, or feedback?
Email us at digital.learning@cgu.edu
(Please note that we do not list a phone number because the DLL is not staffed at all times. Email is the best form of contact.)

Workshop Schedule

Every semester the Digital Learning Lab prepares free workshops to help students, faculty, and staff members expand their knowledge of software programs. If there is a workshop topic you would like to see us offer, please email us at digital.learning@cgu.edu.

Be sure to read our workshop attendance policy

Note: Designated worksheets must be completed to enter each workshop.  The worksheets will be emailed to you upon receiving your reservation email. You must complete all necessary worksheets to get DLL Workshop Zoom links.

Fall 2020 DLL Workshops

Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations

September 14, 2020; 12pm – 1pm; online via Zoom

In this workshop, you will learn formatting tips and tricks that will help you create effective PowerPoint slides.  From font size to colors to charts, you will not only see samples of what to do, but also get a chance to try it out yourself.

Microsoft Word Tips for Dissertation Writing

September 18, 2020; 12pm- 1pm; online via Zoom

In this workshop you will learn some formatting tips that may help you while working in your dissertation We will teach you how to create a table of content, how to add, format, and delete captions, and how to use different orientations in a single word document, and how to use different page numbering in a single document and other tips as well.

Using SPSS to Examine Two-Way Interactions Between Continuous Variables

September 28th; 12pm- 1pm; online via Zoom

In this workshop, you will learn how to examine interactions between continuous variables using SPSS. We will teach you about the standard procedure to examine two-way interaction (and higher order interactions), conduct hierarchical linear regression, interpreting outputs, analyzing simple slopes and reporting the results.

Introduction to Qualtrics 

October 9th; 12pm- 1pm; online via Zoom

In this workshop you will learn how to create online surveys using Qualtrics platform which is free for all CGU students, faculty, and staff. We will teach you about different question types, how to organize your questions into blocks, how to distribute surveys and more.

Using SPSS to Examine Interactions between Continuous Variables

October 14th; 2p,- 3 pm; online via Zoom

In this workshop, you will learn how to examine interactions between continuous variables and categorical variables (e.g., grouping variables) using SPSS. We will teach you about the standard procedure including dummy-coding categorical variables, conducting hierarchical linear regression and simple slope analyses, interpreting outputs, and reporting the results.

Introduction to R: How Do I Get Started?

October 22nd; 1pm- 2 pm; online via Zoom

This one-hour workshop will get you quickly running with R software for data analysis. We will briefly introduce R and RStudio software, then you will learn how to run RStudio panes, tabs, and R packages. You will also learn how to import data to RStudio, Also, you will learn how to work with strings, categorical variables, missing values, and change data file types

Introduction to Excel

October 27th; 1pm- 2 pm; online via Zoom

 

Microsoft PowerPoint Basics 

October 30th; 12pm- 1pm; online via Zoom

In this workshop you will teach you some powerful techniques to better format presentations, convey information in an engaging way, and collaborate with others more effectively. We will teach you about adding slides, changing fonts and colors, drawing objects and shapes, using SmartArt to convey information quickly and visually among others.

Using SPSS to Examine Interactions Between Continuous and Categorical Variables

November 4th; 2pm- 3 pm; online via Zoom

In this workshop, you will learn how to examine interactions between continuous variables and categorical variables (e.g., grouping variables) using SPSS. We will teach you about the standard procedure including dummy-coding categorical variables, conducting hierarchical linear regression and simple slope analyses, interpreting outputs, and reporting the results.

R: Basic Statistical Description- What Do I Do With My Data? 

November 6th, 2020; 1pm- 2pm; online via Zoom

This workshop will get you quickly analyzing datasets with R software. We will learn basic techniques that are required for your course works and research projects. We will learn how to read different file types into RStudio. Then we will learn basic statistical description and regression.

Not a Beginning SAS Workshop

November 7th, 2020; 1pm- 2pm; online via Zoom

Join me on zoom, as we learn how to breakdown assignments and basic arithmetic functions using SAS This session will include: identifying  numeric and categorical variables within your dataset, writing basic codes you can actually remember, using the numeric function and performing arithmetic calculations. I hope to see you there, if you attended the SAS basics class last semester this is an interesting  follow up and if you didn’t, not to worry this class is structured in a way that you would be able to follow through.

Microsoft Word: Formatting Tips

November 13th, 2020; 12pm- 1pm; online via Zoom

In this workshop you will learn some formatting tips that may help you while working in your dissertation We will teach you how to create a table of content, how to add, format, and delete captions, and how to use different orientations in a single word document, and how to use different page numbering in a single document and other tips as well.

R-Data Visualization; How Can I Make Attractive Graphs?

November 20th, 2020; 1pm- 2pm; online via Zoom

In this workshop, you will learn how to visualize your data using gglpot2. R programming lets you make elegant and versatile graphs. you will learn how to describe and build several fundamental graphs, such as scatter plot, histogram, box plot, bar chart, area chart, and correlogram.

R: Regression, Diagnostics, and Model Fitness: How Can I Model the Relationship Between Variables?

December 10th, 2020; 1pm- 2pm; online via Zoom

In this workshop, you will learn how to run linear regressions and analyze the relationship between your variables. After running a regression analysis, you need to know if the model works well for data. Next, you will learn how to use diagnostic techniques to check how well your model is fitting the data. Finally, you will learn how to make some changes in model fitness.