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Webinars

GDM periodically hosts online webinars to provide remote learning opportunities for ARM software. Whether you are new to ARM or have used the software for years, there is something for everyone to learn!
 
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ARM Software Webinars

Join us on hour-long training sessions on a variety topics, whether you are new to ARM or have used the software for years!
 

April Webinars: ARM & More

Our next set of webinars for 2021 focus on trial setup and introduce two ARM add-ins to extend the capabilities of the ARM system! The Tablet Data Collector (TDCx) is the professional data entry tool to bring ARM to the field, while Summary across Trials analyzes multiple trials, across locations or years.
 
Check out this flyer for additional details. Each session is held at 10 AM US Central.
 
Collect Data with TDCx - Thursday, April 8
Summary across Trials (ST) Basics - Thursday, April 29
ST Basics: Part 2 - Thursday, May 6
 

 
 
Labels and Barcodes in ARM - Thursday, April 15
Trial Map Randomization - Thursday, April 22
Uniformity Simulations to Evaluate Trial Randomization Quality - Wed., May 12
 
 
 
 

GDM Office Hours

Our experts are available to answer as many of your questions as we can fit into one hour! Every week, Peter Claussen leads the statistics-themed Q&A session, while Matt Elsinger tackles any other ARM-related questions.
Register once to get the Zoom link, and drop in any week to ask or listen to questions!
 
 
Statistics Office Hours - Fridays at 9 am CDT
 
ARM Office Hours - Tuesdays at 10 am CDT
 
 
 
 

 

Webinar Archives

We record all of our online webinars, for viewing after the event.
 

Summary across Trials: The Basics

Learn the basics of Summary across Trials (ST) add-in, to summarize multiple trials across years or locations.
Part 1  |  Part 2

Trial Map Randomization

We show how to set the shape and numbering of the Trial Map, manually adjust the layout via drag-and-drop, and show the Quality features for optimizing the randomization.

Labels and Barcodes in ARM

Learn how to generate labels with ARM software. ARM has built-in labels for container, plot, seed packet and harvest labels, which can contain barcodes and subsamples. We also demonstrate how to create your own custom labels!

Collect Data with TDCx

Learn the ins and outs of using the Tablet Data Collector (TDCx) add-in to enter assessment data while in the field, as well as taking pictures, recording GPS coordinates, and reviewing data.
 

ARM Primer: 2021

Prepare for the upcoming research season with ARM webinars! This series focuses on starting the year off on the right foot with ARM. With shortcuts and new features and maybe some new-to-you capabilities, there's something for ARM users of all experience levels!
 

ARM: Year-End Review

As the research season winds down, take advantage of your experience in ARM over the last few months. We focus on year-end tasks that will get you and your team primed to hit the ground running next season!
 

Graphing - Tips for ARM 2020.5 version

We updated the graph control to use a new utility in 2020.5. Most functionality is the same, but some differences in how options are rendered exist. We discuss the changes and demonstrate tips with the new tool!
 

Advanced Stats in ARM: Hierarchical Models

Multi-factor designs like factorial and split plot, as well as repeated measure analysis and lattices, are investigated.
 

ARM & Statistics: a webinar series

One of the most commonly-requested training topics, we explore the basics of research statistics in
relation to ARM software.
 

Schedule Tasks & Calendar

Learn how to create calendar appointments/tasks within ARM for trial applications, assessments, and other actions.

Applications and Spray Sheets

Tips for documenting treatment applications, and common troubleshooting steps for creating a Spray/Seeding Plan report!

Study Rules: Going Further

Pick up where we left on on Tuesday, diving into more advanced study rules and techniques.

Study Rules: Getting Started

We will cover the basics of ARM study rules, with both trialists and protocol writers in mind.
Learn the fundamentals of Standard Evaluations (SE's) and their advantages when describing your assessment data columns!

Search ARM files with the Study List

We will cover the basics of using the study list tool. Same topic from our first webinar week, different presenter!

Graphing in ARM

We demonstrate the graphing functionality and options within ARM.

Attaching Plot Images to ARM Trials

See how easy it is to attach plot images to a trial, renaming the image files in the process.

FAQ's: AOV Means Table Report

We discuss common support questions GDM receives about the AOV Means Table report and the analysis.

Split-Plot/Factorial Designs in ARM

How to set up a factorial protocol, customizing the trial map for a split-plot trial, and the analysis options for factorial designs in ARM.

Tips and Tricks using TDCx

See how easy it is to record data and take pictures with the Tablet Data Collector add-on while at the trial site.

Reporting in ARM

We cover general reporting topics, including available reports, report sets, print preview, and print options.

Import Weather Data

Import weather data to an ARM trial using the ClearAg connection, and create a custom connection to your own weather source.

Schedule Tasks & Calendar

Learn how to create calendar appointments/tasks within ARM for trial applications, assessments, and other actions.

Applications and Spray Sheets

Tips for documenting treatment applications, and common troubleshooting steps for creating a Spray/Seeding Plan report!

Study List

We will cover the basics of using the study list tool, one of the more underutilized features in ARM!

SE's for Beginners

Learn the fundamentals of Standard Evaluations (SEs) and their advantages when describing your assessment data columns!

Back up your data & Changing computers

Demonstrate the process of moving your ARM to a new computer, and learn the importance of the backup feature in ARM!
 
 

"Office Hours" Webinar Archives

Our "Office Hours" webinars are open-question format, to provide anyone a chance to ask questions and learn more about ARM or to solve a problem they are facing!
 

April 27, 2021 - ARM

We discuss setting up treatments for liquid application onto a granule product, saving SE files sent via email, and sharing/syncing validation lists.

January 26, 2021 - ARM

We discuss Rating Unit options (and the Reporting Basis field), Action Code options, and user transformation formulas in ARM.

January 22, 2021 - Statistics

We discuss alpha-lattice designs.

January 12, 2021 - ARM

We discuss the ways to analyze repeat assessments in ARM: AUDPC calculation and Repeated Measures analysis.

November 24, 2020 - ARM

We discuss Data Collection report options, using personal lists to translate content for reports, sharing personal lists in a company, and repeated measures analysis.

November 17, 2020 - ARM

We demonstrate graphing options and possibilities within ARM.

November 10, 2020 - ARM

We show how to document various subsampling examples.

October 27, 2020 - ARM

We discuss changing lengths of ARM fields, planning assessments x days after application (without an exact date), transformation calculations and data corrections.

October 23, 2020 - Statistics

We discuss Split-plot calculations and Least Squares vs. Traditional analysis methods (from AOV report options). Handout

October 16, 2020 - Statistics

We discuss Summary across Trials (ST) add-in and Degrees of Freedom and its impact on results.

October 14, 2020

We show how to add a company logo to a report, calculate yield for non-standard harvested areas, field pictures, and hiding classified treatment information with study rules.

October 9, 2020

We answer questions on trial map orientation and shape, check and paired check treatments, drawing GPS coordinates on a satellite map (and a study rule to require GPS verification).

September 28, 2020

We answer questions on visualizing trial GPS coordinates, bringing in data from Excel into ARM, study list filtering, and SE's.

September 4, 2020

We answer questions on Kruskal Wallis non-parametric test, factorial designs, yield conversions, Rating Type vs. Unit, and fitting the AOV report onto one page.

August 18, 2020

We tackle questions about filling in assessment headers, transformed data with Summary across Trials (ST), ingredients in spray/seeding report, and ARM Action Codes in general.

August 12, 2020

We tackle questions on scheduling assessments based on plant growth stage, and importing weather/climate data into ARM.

August 6, 2020

We tackle questions on the Trial Reliability field, spell check, and changing the language of a study.
We tackle questions on graphing, exporting data as a report or for other stats programs, and statistics.
We tackle questions like Formulation Type, data entry shortcut ideas, study list personalizations, and sharing product lists.
We tackle questions like Find and Replace, entering GPS coordinates, Treatment Paste Special, study list rebuilding, and training for ARM beginners.
We tackle questions like Study List filtering, Print to Excel options, Schedule Tasks for appointments, and custom Common Names.
We tackle questions like importing plot pictures, exporting data to Excel/stats package, require fields be filled from validation list, and trial validation.

GDM Office Hours #3

We tackle questions like labels, assessment sort order, subsamples, application codes, split plot analysis, and rating scales.

GDM Office Hours #2

We tackle questions like graphing, calculating protocol product totals, study rules, custom labels, and multi-license backups.

GDM Office Hours

We tackle questions like the Power & Efficiency Calculator, Study Rules, ST, and transformed values on the AOV report.