Workshops

Workshops @UT Libraries are free, drop-in workshops on topics related to research, writing, oral communication and more. All workshops are free, open to everyone and located across UT Libraries locations. Non-UT affiliated persons cannot get on our network for online access.

Upcoming Workshops

Wednesday Sept. 26
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library | Benson Latin American Collection

With the proliferation of digital collections, there is a growing interest in using automatic data mining methods to analyze and visualize large corpora of texts for new insight. Jennifer Isasi (CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation) will teach the basics on how to explore and discover overarching themes in texts using Mallet, a topic modeling tool. Event Details

Friday Sept. 28
3 to 5 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

This workshop will touch on the basics of survey design while teaching you how to use Qualtrics to administer online surveys ranging in complexity. We will discuss question types and their ideal uses, how to avoid common survey pitfalls, and how to design survey flow. By the end of the workshop, you should be able to design, send, and perform basic analysis on a survey using Qualtrics. Event Details

Friday Oct. 5
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Perry-Castañeda Library

Sign up to attend a FREE workshop and learn how to make your research accessible to non-expert audiences. Distill your message and tell jargon-free stories that connect laypersons with your science. Event Details

Friday Oct. 5
1 to 4:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Sign up to attend a FREE workshop and learn how to make your research accessible to non-expert audiences. Distill your message and tell jargon-free stories that connect laypersons with your science. Event Details

Friday Oct. 5
3 to 5 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

This 1.5 hour hands-on* workshop will teach you how to think about data organization to increase your efficiency and help ensure that your data are reusable. We will discuss good data entry practices, how to avoid common formatting mistakes, basic quality control, data manipulation, and exporting. Event Details

Past Workshops

Friday Sept. 21
3 to 5 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

The importance of metadata is often misunderstood or underestimated. Metadata helps people find resources and determine their value. Learning basic concepts and understanding the purpose of standards can help you streamline your research and data management methods. If you've ever had difficulty finding relevant and reliable resources, or sifting through your own research data, you'll appreciate this session. Event Details

Friday Sept. 14
3 to 5 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

In this 1.5-hour workshop, you will get a general introduction to core data management concepts, practical tips for things like backups and file formats, and a wealth of information about tools and resources available to UT faculty, staff, and students. Event Details

Tuesday Aug. 28
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

The goal of this workshop is to introduce multiple avenues for managing large courses, from merging the sections together as one to using the Blueprint feature to manage all of them as separate sections. We will highlight each option, discuss advantages and disadvantages, and when to choose one over the other. In addition, we will also discuss ways to communicate with students in both scenarios. Event Details

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