Category Archives: Workshops

Digital Scholarship Commons – December 2022 workshops

We are happy to release our online workshop schedule for this coming month. Many, but not all of our workshops, are available in-person and via Zoom so that you choose how to participate:

  • Intro to Data Analysis with Excel
    December 7, 9:30am – Register Now
  • Smartphone Photography
    December 8, 2:30pm – Register Now
  • Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo
    December 9, 11:00am – Register Now
  • Intro to Data Analysis with RStudio
    December 13, 2:00pm – Register Now
  • Data Management Plans (DMPs)
    December 15, 10:00am – Register Now
  • Intro to Podcasting
    December 15, 10:30am – Register Now
  • Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis and Coding with NVivo
    December 16, 2:30pm – Register Now
  • Intermediate Research Statistics with RStudio
    December 20, 2:00pm – Register Now

To see all of our upcoming workshops, please check out our website.

If you are a UVic professor and would like us to run a workshop just for your class, please contact Rich McCue, and we’ll do our best to work with your class’s schedule, and customize the instruction to best meet the learning objectives of your class and needs of your learners:

Mobilize Your Knowledge!: An Introduction to Creating Open Textbooks using Pressbooks

Presenter: Liam McParland (University of Victoria)

Are you a UVic faculty member who is interested in creating/adapting and disseminating accessible educational resources? This workshop will introduce you to Pressbooks – an open source, online authoring and publishing platform.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

    • Create and build an e-text
  • Create accessible headings, tables, and footnotes
  • Insert accessible media into your material

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm (Pacific Time – US & Canada)

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

SciVal 101 workshop

SciVal 101SciVal is a web-based analytics solution with unparalleled power and flexibility that provides comprehensive access to the research performance of over 20,900 research institutions and their associated researchers from 235 nations worldwide. In this introductory session, we will cover the analytical potential of SciVal and review its major use cases at Canadian institutions.

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Time: 10:00am – 11:30pm

Location: Digital Scholarship Commons A308, Library


OER events at UVic

Let’s Talk About Teaching 2022 | August 30- September 1, 2022

Hosted by the Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation (LTSI), this year’s Let’s Talk about Teaching event focuses on connecting and building relationships.

There are four sessions on OER.

Our Journeys Developing Open Education Resources for Math Courses

Presenters: Trefor Bazett, Jane Butterfield, and Chris Eagle, Mathematics & Statistics

Summary: We are the recipients of three Open Education Resource (OER) LTSI grants in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics to work on three projects, two of which are online textbooks and one a review package. In this talk we will share our objectives for these projects and what our journeys have been thus far, bumps in the road included! We will share some of the cool elements made possible by technology such as having interactive websites for the projects with embedded problems, videos, and animations. Read more

Tuesday, August 30th

10:15am – 10:45am

Location: Online

Register Here

Create Materials with Students: Making Questions

Presenter: Lijun Zhang, Economics

Summary: This session introduces one assignment to:

1) encourage and facilitate active learning by students and

2) create more questions and build up a test bank, accumulating and updating an ORE resource sustainably.

One challenge of using OER is the lack of good facilitating resources. As instructors, we want the materials to be update-to-date and interesting to students. At the same time, flipping a classroom and inducing active learning has been proven effective if done appropriately. Read more

Tuesday, August 30th

12:30am – 1:00pm

Location: Online

Register Here

Day 2

Open Education Resources (OER) in Action: A Panel Discussion

Location: HHD 128

Presenters: Inba Kehoe, Head Copyright & Scholarly Communications, Gayle Palas and Jeff Baxter, Technology Integrated Learning (LTSI)

Panelists: Chris Eagle, Mathematics and Statistics, Loren Gaudet, Academic and Technical Writing Program,  Michael Paskevicius, Curriculum & Instruction, Inba Kehoe, Head Copyright & Scholarly Communications

Summary:  Are you curious to learn more about OER and how other educators are incorporating them into their practice? Join us for a robust conversation with current practitioners and subject matter experts on getting started with OER, keeping momentum, pedagogical considerations, and accessibility and inclusion. We will discuss what makes OER unique, the associated benefits for instructors and students, and share resources to support you in your OER journey.

Wednesday, August 31st

10:45am – 12:00pm

Register Here

About Loren Gaudet
About Chris Eagle
About Inba Kehoe
About Michael Paskevicius

Day 3

The Anti-Racism and Decolonial Potential of Open-Source Writing Textbooks

Presenters: Sara Humphreys, Academic and Technical Writing Program

Summary:  I had the good fortune to lead a team that built an LTSI-funded, open source textbook for The Academic and Technical Writing Program titled Why Write?: A Guide for Students in Canada. What makes this OER special is not just that it’s specifically designed for first-year composition courses in Canada; it explicitly takes into account anti-racist pedagogy, needs of Indigenous students, and Canadian perspectives while building upon the latest research and developments in the field of Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies. Read more

Thursday, September 1st

2:45pm – 3:30pm

Location: HHD 110

Register Here

Digital Scholarship Commons Workshops – April 2022

We are happy to release our online workshop schedule for this coming month. Currently, you can participate all of our workshops via Zoom only (please note that in May we are planning on moving back to our hybrid face-to-face and online format for maximum flexibility for our learners):

  • Intro to Data Analysis with RStudio
  • Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo
  • Data Visualization with Tableau
  • Data Analysis with Excel
  • Intermediate Research Statistics with RStudio
  • Infographics with Canva
  • Video Editing with iMovie or Windows Video Editor

To see all of our upcoming workshops, please check out our website.

If you are a UVic professor and would like us to run a workshop just for your class, please contact Rich McCue, and we’ll do our best to work with your class’s schedule, and customize the instruction to best meet the learning objectives of your class and needs of your learners:

Love Data Week 2022: Feb 14-18

Love Data Week is an international celebration of all things data, scheduled annually in the week of Valentine’s day. Its aim is to engage community and increase awareness with events that highlight the prominence, value, and appropriate handling of data in our lives and research.

For Love Data Week 2022, libraries at SFU, UBC, UNBC, and UVic collaborated to offer a series of talks and workshops. All events will be hosted online via Zoom and registration is open to everyone. 

You can check out all of the Love Data Week events and workshops through the UBC Library Research Commons. All events are online and completely open.

This year’s keynote presentation is by Sonia Barbosa, the Manager of Data Curation for Harvard Dataverse. The presentation is titled Lessons learned: 20 years of data acquisition and management services  and will be held on Monday, February 14th from 10am-11am, You can register for this talk here.

Pathways to Impact: Mobilizing Knowledge

The Pathways to Impact: Mobilizing Knowledge Fund aims to support researchers in mobilizing knowledge and creativity for greater impact. A joint initiative of the Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation’s Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization (RPKM) Unit, in partnership with UVic Libraries, the fund supports UVic’s commitment to meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Many exceptional applications were received in the Fall 2021 call for proposals, and seven outstanding projects were selected for funding: Learn more about the Pathways to Impact projects.

UVic Libraries provides many supports for mobilizing your research and creative projects ranging from workshops, equipment loans, and self-help resources to full suite of digital services for grant-funded research. Explore some of our offerings below or contact us for more!

Pathways to Scholarship Workshop

Updated January 24, 2020 | UVic Libraries

UVic Libraries is offering a *** NEW *** Pathways to Scholarship Workshop Series. It was created to provide institutional and mentoring support to promote the academic success of our scholars (particularly, but not exclusively, students, early career faculty, and post-docs).

Choosing your journal

Think of your journal selection as finding the right community in which to start a conversation about your research. In this session you will learn how to evaluate journals for scope, access, and impact to identify the most appropriate venue to share your scholarship.

Date and Time: January 22, 2020 between noon and 1:00 p.m.


Deceptive publishing

Publishing in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals remains a prime goal for academics because it is tied to promotion, tenure, and is important for your evaluation. In this session you’ll learn about the characteristics of predatory publishers and through a hands-on activity, you’ll learn how to spot predatory journals.

Date and Time: February 5, 2020 between noon and 1:00 p.m.


Navigating your Publishing Agreement

Copyright balances the authors rights to their work and the users right to use the work for the purposes of education, research, private study, criticism, review, parody, and satire. In the workshop you will learn, through hands-on activities, about the important aspects of a publication agreement and strategies for protecting your intellectual property and education re-use rights.

Date and Time: February 26, 2020 between noon and 1:00 p.m.


Introduction to Data Management Plans

Aimed at grad student and faculty researchers, this workshop reviews the key components of a data management plan and offers guidance on how to improve the management of your research data for long-term use and preservation. In this hands-on session, participants will have the opportunity to create their own data management plan using the online DMP Assistant platform.

Register: February 28, 2020 between noon and 1:30 p.m.
Register: April 2, 2020 between noon and 1:30 p.m.


Please let us know if you like to integrate any of these workshops into your course curriculum.
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