There are a variety of online workshops available free of charge to UCF graduate students. Some are held in real-time, meaning that participants attend at a specific date and time. On-demand workshops and resources are available for users to complete any time at their own pace.
A schedule of upcoming events is always available through the UCF Events Calendar, which can be sorted by day, week, and month view. Don’t forget to add these events to your personal calendar through the “Feeds” on the UCF Events Calendar.
The following resources are offered asynchronously and can be accessed and completed any time using the links provided. Some resources are provided by UCF while others are offered by organizations outside of UCF.
Thesis and Dissertation Webcourse
All resources related to the thesis and dissertation process, including information on how choose an adviser and committee, how to format your document, how to conduct the defense, and more, are located within the Thesis and Dissertation Webcourse.
This FREE, non-credit webcourse is intended for students planning to complete a thesis or dissertation in the future and students already enrolled in thesis and dissertation hours.
The Grantsmanship Webcourse is intended for individuals seeking future careers in academia, research, and other fields demanding knowledge of research grants. This webcourse will equip users with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully obtain external research funding through five modules. Users who complete all five modules and corresponding quizzes will be able to download a printable completion certificate!
All five modules and quizzes must be completed in order to download the completion certificate. A new Grantsmanship course will be opened soon.
New Graduate Student Online Orientation: Pathways to Success
Our optional, non-credit webcourse “Pathways to Success: Your First Year” is provided for free to all incoming UCF students. The course modules will not only familiarize you with resources and services, but also explain some of the expectations for UCF graduate students.
You do not need to complete the course in one sitting and we hope you’ll refer to it whenever you have questions throughout your first year. New students will automatically be added to this webcourse but students must accept the invite in their webcourse portal.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Therapy Assisted Online (TAO) Self Help
Provided by UCF Counseling and Psychological Services, Therapy Assisted Online (TAO) Self Help is an interactive, web-based program that provides assistance to help overcome anxiety, depression, and other concerns. TAO is based on well researched and highly effective strategies.
You can choose to view short, but helpful videos, take part in brief exercises, use logs to track moods and progress, and have access to a Mindfulness Library. All UCF students are eligible for TAO Self-Help. You just need a Knights email address.
Provided by UCF Counseling and Psychological Services, Kognito is a set of role-play, avatar modules to educate faculty, staff, and students about mental health and suicide prevention (which we know supports improved academic performance, student retention, and campus safety).
It is an aviator/simulation online tool that allows users to enter a virtual environment and engage in role-play conversations with emotionally-responsive virtual humans. Through practice and receiving personalized feedback, users learn and assess their competency to lead similar conversations in real life.
The UCF library offers free online modules on how to avoid plagiarism using APA Style or MLA Style
Avoiding Plagiarism Using APA Style (6th ed.)
Avoiding Plagiarism Using APA Style (7th ed.)
Avoiding Plagiarism Using MLA Style (8th ed.)
Please note you will need your NID and NID password to login to these on-demand modules.
ETDplus Virtual Workshops
The ETD+ Virtual Workshop Series is a set of free introductory training resources on crucial data curation and digital longevity techniques for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) and affiliated files.
Workshop topics include:
- Data Organization
- File Formats
- Version Control
Each module is approximately 15-20 minutes each and includes the supplemental material including slides, a guidance brief (booklet), and a printable handout summarizing key takeaways and learning objectives.
As a reminder, information about UCF thesis and dissertation resources is located here:
See our Remote Training page for a list of additional free career development trainings and resources offered by organizations both inside and outside of UCF.