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Additional Power BI Training Available

The Office of Assessment and Office of Planning & Analysis are hosting workshops for faculty and staff on how to use Power BI to create and use dashboards and reports.  Three different training sessions will be offered:

Hands-On Power BI Creator Training

  • This workshop will be a step-by-step, hands-on walkthrough demonstrating how to connect to data sources, transform and model datasets, and create interactive data reports.  It is suitable for someone who wants in-person guidance on how to use Power BI.

Zoom Power BI Creator Training (recording will be made available)

  • This will be a live demonstration on how to use Power BI.  The session will cover the same topics as the hands-on training but will not provide assistance to attendees as they walk through the creation process.  It is suitable for those who are familiar with data manipulation tools and want to try the creation process on their own.

Zoom Power BI User Training (recording will be made available)

  • This workshop will demonstrate how to use Power BI dashboards to view, analyze, and export data. It is suitable for someone who has access to Power BI dashboards and wants to know how to use them to their fullest.

Sessions

  • Hands-On Creator Training Apr 16, 8:30-Noon, 3042 Business (Full)
  • Hands-On Creator Training May 3, 1-4:30, 3042 Business (Full)
  • Zoom Creator Training April 23, 9:30-10:30 (sign up to receive the link and the recording)
  • Zoom User Training April 23, 2:30-3:30 (sign up to receive the link and the recording)

The workshops are free and open to faculty and staff.  Registration is required using the link below. If sessions are full, you can sign up for a waitlist to be the first to register for the next available session.

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Direct any questions to assessment@ksu.edu

Power BI Training Available

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The Office of Assessment and Office of Planning & Analysis are hosting a workshop for faculty and staff on how to use Power BI to create dashboards and reports.  This workshop will be a step-by-step, hands-on walkthrough demonstrating how to connect to data sources, transform and model datasets, and create interactive data reports.  The session is meant for report creators–it will not cover how to use reports that others have created to view and analyze data.

To fully participate, attendees need to bring a laptop with the free Microsoft Power BI Desktop client (Windows only) installed.

The workshop will be held on:

  • Apr 16, 8:30-Noon, 3042 Business

The workshop is free and open to faculty and staff.  Space is limited and registration is required using the link below.

Please only register if you plan to attend the entire workshop.  Because of the hands-on nature of the workshop, no Zoom option will be offered.

 

Registration is full

Additional Sessions will be offered

 

Direct any questions to assessment@ksu.edu

Using Qualtrics for Assessment

Qualtrics, a survey tool available to all K-State faculty and staff, has many uses for assessment.  The video below details several ways Qualtrics can facilitate direct and indirect assessment across a variety of situations, including:

  • Gathering data from internships
  • Transitioning evaluation processes from paper forms to electronic means
  • Facilitating project and dissertation defense processes

For additional information or assistance in setting up Qualtrics to meet your assessment needs, contact the Office of Assessment at assessment@ksu.edu.

Additional videos can be found on our YouTube channel.

Attend a Fall 2018 Assessment Workshop

New to assessment, or want to learn advanced techniques to collect more meaningful assessment data?  The Office of Assessment is hosting several upcoming workshops covering concepts and tools that can be used to effectively and efficiently improve student learning.

The workshops are free and open to all faculty, staff, and graduate students.  No registration is required.

Introduction to Student Learning Assessment

For those new to assessment or wanting brush up on their basic concepts and skills.  This workshop will cover the basics of assessment, from writing learning outcomes, to collecting data, to using assessment for improvement.

      • Oct 11, 2:30-3:30, 113 Leadership Studies
      • Oct 12, 10:30-11:30, 112 Leadership Studies
Using Canvas for Assessment

For faculty, staff, or program coordinators wanting to streamline the data collection process, this workshop will cover the assessment features of Canvas.  Using these features can make assessment data collection efficient and easy for faculty and programs.  Data collected from canvas can also be displayed in a dashboard.

      • Oct 4, 2:30-3:30, 113 Leadership Studies
      • Oct 5, 10:30-11:30, 112 Leadership Studies
Using Qualtrics for Assessment

For programs, faculty, and staff needing to collect assessment data outside of the classroom, the Qualtrics survey system provides a diverse set of tools for programs to collect assessment data from on and off-campus raters.  This workshop will cover tips and tricks to make Qualtrics useful for assessment.

      • Oct 18, 2:30-3:30, 113 Leadership Studies
      • Oct 19, 10:30-11:30, 112 Leadership Studies

Plan to Attend “Designing Rubrics to Teach Critical Thinking”

The K-State Teaching & Learning Center has recently named 2017 as the Year of Critical Thinking. In keeping with these efforts, the Office of Assessment will host the second critical thinking event of March, “Designing Rubrics to Teach Critical Thinking.” This workshop will be led by the Office of Assessment’s Director, Fred Burrack and will take place on March 15th and 16th (repeat session) from 3-4 p.m. in Room 209 at the Union.

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Critical Thinking in the context of an assignment or within a discipline is an expectation in most courses and programs. This session will explore how to assess student demonstrations of traits associated with critical thinking and provide examples of rubrics that can be adapted for a variety of assessment tasks. Participants will consider how students demonstrate critical thinking within their courses and programs and connect them to rubric design choices that enable authentic assessment of critical thinking.

More information can be found at the Office of Assessment events page and Twitter. To become a part of the critical thinking work at K-State, please plan to attend this event and engage on social media with the hashtag #MarchTowardCriticalThinking.

The event is free and no registration is required.

Multiple Choice Tests for Critical Thinking Workshop Video Now Available

On February 16, the Office of Assessment sponsored “Designing Multiple Choice Assessments for Critical Thinking” workshop in Bluemont Hall. This event was led by Warren White, Professor of Special Education and Director of Assessment in the College of Education.

This workshop was a part of the Year of Critical Thinking, an effort led by the Teaching and Learning Center. You can learn more about this endeavor here.

You can view the workshop below. We hope you enjoy and will continue to be a part of the Year of Critical Thinking.

Interactive Assessment Data Workshops Available

The Office of Assessment is launching Interactive Assessment Dashboards this fall. The dashboards combine data from direAssessment Dashboard Wordmarkct assessments, surveys, and other sources to create dynamic views of data.

One-hour workshops will guide program assessment coordinators through using the interactive dashboard to get information to improve undergraduate programs.  Workshops are available on the following dates:

  • Oct 6 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 112 Leadership Studies Building
  • Oct 7 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 112 Leadership Studies Building
  • Oct 10 – 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 112 Leadership Studies Building
  • Oct 11 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 112 Leadership Studies Building

No registration is required for the workshops.

Go to http://www.k-state.edu/assessment/surveys/dashboard/ for more information and to see a sample dashboard.

Additional sessions can be scheduled by contacting the Office of Assessment at assessment@ksu.edu.