Workshops & Events

students with laptops sitting around a table with a screen while an instructor writes on the wallScholarSpace hosts a range of participant-driven events and programs including workshops, talks, and open labs to explore digital tools and pedagogy. You'll find our upcoming workshops listed on the calendar we share with the Teaching and Technology Collaborative

We offer workshops throughout the year, so if you don't see what you're interested in, please keep checking back. Most of our workshops are added to the calendar a few weeks before the start of a term, but they can also be added throughout the semester, as well.

Have an idea for a workshop or event?  Please get in touch by emailing scholarspace@umich.edu

ScholarSpace is part of a network of community-driven learning spaces that also includes the Shapiro Design Lab

Examples of current workshops

Calendar of Upcoming Workshops

Google Sites For Storytelling and Portfolio Presentation
The (New!) Google Sites can be an easy-to-use, powerful, and beautiful way for students to share their stories with a limited audience, or, if they’d like, the world. Sites continues to be free and available for students after they graduate. In this hands-on workshop, we will visit student portfolio sites from a Fall 2017 capstone class and then dive into creating our own sites; discussing accessibility, storytelling for the web, and reflective practice along the way. Even if you’re not interested in exploring Google Sites for showcasing student work, you can apply what you learn at this session to all kinds of projects that would benefit from web presentation.

Community Oral History Praxis
How might we use the methods of oral history to enrich the learning goals of a community-based academic project? How might we engage students and non-academic community partners in building oral history archives from the ground up whilst also addressing the institutional and ethical questions of who owns that material and how that material might be preserved and accessed beyond the lab or classroom? In this two-part workshop, participants will be introduced to the critical and collaborative aspects of oral history methodology, ethics, and recording. Additionally, we will work through a set of pedagogical questions and activities using sample case studies to begin scaffolding expectations and assignments in their own courses.

Take Command of Your Dissertation
You are an expert in your field, but you may not be an expert in the tools and rules around properly formatting your dissertation or thesis. In this workshop, we’ll introduce you to lesser-known features of Microsoft Word that will help you ensure consistent formatting through the document, as well as manage margin size and page numbers, easily create footnotes and endnotes, and create an automatic Table of Contents, List of Figures, or a List of Tables. You’ll also learn about support resources and people who are available to answer your questions when you run into problems.

Designing Posters for Presentations or Conferences
In this workshop, participants will learn about design considerations to keep in mind when creating a large-format, presentation poster. We will look at principles that can help you visually communicate your findings or research with viewers, and make your poster more effective and appealing. In addition, we’ll do a quick survey of useful tools for creating posters, and creating the materials to include in your poster.

Zotero Basics
Need help organizing and managing your research citations and PDFs? We’ll cover the basics of creating and managing a personal bibliographic database using Zotero, including importing citations from online resources and generating formatted bibliographies. In addition, we’ll learn how Zotero integrates with Microsoft Word and learn about using the collaborative features in Zotero too.

We can tailor a workshop for your course

Have you given your students an assignment (perhaps a presentation, or a video essay) which requires they learn to use a particular software tool? Or would your student group like to learn about a technology valuable to your group's goals?  ScholarSpace can tailor and lead a workshop to meet your needs.

Some examples:

Linguistics 375
Students captured video clips to use as examples of dialects, linguistic practices, and cultural representation through language.  ScholarSpace provided workshops, and encouraged students to use the space for while they work on their projects.

English 125
ScholarSpace staff provided workshops and consultation to these first year students to help them design engaging and effective presentations.

Communication 159
Students learned how to use Adobe InDesign and basic design practices to create magazine covers. ScholarSpace staff taught the workshop and provided consultations.

Lloyd Hall Scholars Program Club
LHSP students learned how to create and edit a book layout for their Literary Journal. ScholarSpace staff provided the workshop and offered consultations.

American Culture 405
Students learned how to create zines on the topic of Arab American Feminism. ScholarSpace staff instructed them on how to create the layout and add content to their zines.

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