Certificate Requirements

Participants have two years to complete the requirements for the program. 

Keep in mind that many of the required workshops are only offered once per year. Some may be available via recording, but we cannot guarantee recordings for all workshops.

Core curriculum

The certificate is designed around 6 core workshops offered by the library and other university partners.

  • Introduction to Digital Scholarship
  • DS 101 – Conceptualizing Your Digital Project
  • DS 101 – Planning Your Digital Project
  • DS 101 – Accessible Digital Projects
  • DS 101 – Managing Your Data
  • DS 101 – Developing and Managing your Professional Identity and Portfolio

We recommend the core workshops be completed during the first year of participation in the program. 

Students will submit brief reflections in Canvas for each workshop attended.


Following completion of the core curriculum, students must select three elective workshops or training sessions related to their chosen track. 

These can be workshops offered by:

Participants are encouraged to consult the syllabus or talk with facilitators to gauge the relevance of a workshop. 

Facilitators can also help participants decide which workshops will best support their goals.

Cohort activities

The program uses a cohort model and participants are expected to engage with peers in a learning community that includes activities in Canvas and attendance at cohort meetings. 

We will also provide opportunities for each cohort to connect, such as co-working sessions facilitated by digital scholarship librarians, work sprints, and other learning community activities. 

Individual project and final presentation

At the end of the program, students will complete a digital project and present it to their peers. This could be a part of a dissertation, a report on a work in progress, or a professional portfolio.

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