This semester, our data and digital scholarship workshops will be offered online. We are offering a mix of synchronous and asynchronous options—we hope you can join us! Please register for workshops to receive a Zoom link.

Synchronous Workshops

Data Sources for COVID-19
September 16, 2020, 2–3:30 pm.
(This workshop will also be held on October 21, 2020).
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to a number of sources that provide data on coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States and worldwide. The workshop will focus on the sources that are publicly available and actively updated and will cover COVID-19 geographic visualization and public opinion polling.

What does the data tell us about COVID -19? Introduction to Data Visualization
September 23, 2020, 2–3:30 pm.
(This workshop will also be held on October 28, 2020.)
In this workshop, we will provide some real examples of COVID-19 data visualization, explain how to communicate with visualization, and what makes a good visualization.

Working with Historical Maps
September 28, 2020, 2–3:30 pm.
This workshop will highlight sources for finding historical maps and will include a hands-on georectifying exercise in Map Warper before showing users how to export their map to platforms like GoogleEarth or ArcGIS online.

Missed the workshop but interested in the process of using Map Warper? Check out our step-by-step guide here!

Work with COVID-19 Case Data in Excel
September 30, 2020, 2-3:30 pm.
(This workshop will also be held on November 4, 2020.)
In this workshop, participants will learn a number of Excel functions including basic sort/fill, pivot tables, and making charts. Specifically, participants will learn how to understand, handle, and visualize big spreadsheets by utilizing several Excel functions. We will illustrate examples using data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on confirmed cases and deaths for all countries.

Introduction to Tableau: Getting started with COVID-19 Data
October 14, 2020, 2–3:30 pm.
(This workshop will also be held on November 11, 2020.)
In this workshop, participants will get an introductory, hands-on learning experience of Tableau. We will look at and discuss different visualization types, use cases, and most common tasks you might perform when using the most recent data on the COVID-19 outbreaks in Tableau.

GIS Day Workshop
November 18, 2020, 3-4:30 pm
Please join us as we celebrate GIS Day 2020! Our GIS Day celebration this year will provide a workshop showing how GIS can be used in research and teaching. The workshop will showcase historical maps and ArcGIS Online. During the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to explore some of our favorite mapping collections, work with historical maps, learn how to make maps in ArcGIS Online and find out more about GIS resources at BC. The event is open to the public, anyone with an interest in GIS is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Asynchronous Workshops

Our asynchronous workshops will be released on the indicated days and can be watched at any time. We have also scheduled office hours for questions or difficulties you encounter while working through the session.

Working with Sound: Introduction to Audio Recording and Editing
Release Date: October 1, 2020 (Live Introductory Q&A begins at 2 pm.)
Office Hours: October 7, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
This primarily asynchronous workshop will help you gain or improve your skills by discussing the basics of sound, sound recording, and sound editing using Audacity. You will also be introduced to adding and editing sound in iMovie, a video editing application.

You can find the workshop materials here!

Introduction to 3D Modeling and Scanning
Release Date: October 7, 2020 (Live Introductory Q&A begins at 2 pm.)
Office Hours: October 29, 2020, 10-11:00 am

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the basics of how to create a 3-dimensional model using a camera or their phone.

See the video here!

Working with Video: Introduction to Picture Editing
Release Date: October 22, 2020
Office Hours: October 28, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
This primarily asynchronous workshop is for people who are interested in learning about video editing techniques, editing pictures with sound, and the basics of the video editing applications, iMovie and Windows Movie Maker. (More emphasis will be put on iMovie.) Participants will have the option to follow a basic or advanced path in which they can work with existing video files or create their own media.

You can find the workshop materials here!