Register for the UW Libraries Digital Storytelling Workshop today.
This intensive three-week workshop will guide you through the development of your own digital story: how you came to your research, what motivated you to become a researcher, and where your research is taking you.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Identify the seven steps of the digital storytelling process
Develop a narrative script that reflects your experiences as a researcher
Design and create a 2-3 minute digital story using a cloud-based video editing tool
Our cohort is a safe space for open discussions. We embrace and support diversity and inclusiveness within this course and at the UW Libraries. We hope to foster unique representations of ideas and experiences. This online course and the synchronous meeting sessions will remain welcoming and supportive to allow each of you to thrive creatively as a researcher.
Students are expected to complete assignments by the listed due dates and actively participate in workshop discussions. During the course, students will share their progress and questions regarding their digital stories with the Teaching Team and fellow students. Participants are expected to attend two 2.5-hour synchronous discussions and one 1-hour screening party using the Zoom video conferencing platform.
Participants in this workshop will be asked to participate in live, synchronous, virtual discussions. To effectively engage in these discussions, we ask students to:
Create a Zoom account and download the Zoom client.
Use a headset or earbuds for synchronous sessions.
This workshop utilizes a real-time collaboration and communication tool known as Slack. Participants will join a Slack team for this workshop and are encouraged to use this tool for discourse and discussion.
Students will also use a cloud-based video editing tool to develop their digital projects. Access to this software will be granted once enrolled.
Elliott Stevens, Assistant Research Commons Librarian
Perry Yee, Online Learning Support Manager
Erika Bailey, Research Commons Graduate Assistant
Dovi Patiño, Online Learning & Engagement Specialist
Instructors can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching Team members will also be available through Slack team and direct messaging.
Two synchronous workshop sessions will be offered during this workshop:
Saturday, January 27th, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Saturday, February 10th, 9:30am - 12:00pm
An additional screening party is scheduled for:
Saturday, February 17th, 9:30am
Introduction video (Assignment #1, Due 1/26)
Story proposal (Assignment #2, Due 1/26)
200-word script (Assignment #3, Due 2/2)
1st draft video composition with audio recording (Assignment #4, Due 2/9)
Final video composition (Assignment #5, Due 2/14)
- Will I receive a certificate for completing this course?
- Are the synchronous sessions mandatory?
- How long will it take to complete this project?
- Do I need to know how to use video editing software before applying?
- Do I get to keep my work at the end of this workshop?
- What if I need to drop out during the workshop?
- What happens when the workshop concludes?
Unfortunately, this course does not provide certification for any of the tools or methods used during the workshop experience. However, participants gain exposure to new ideas and frameworks while building practical skills in video editing, compositing, and digital scholarship.
Yes, the live sessions are required as a participant in this workshop. The screening party scheduled on Saturday, February 17th is an optional celebration of all works created in this workshop.
We are not seeking perfection with your final deliverables. Depending on your skills in video editing and the efficiency of progress through the digital storytelling process, you can realistically expect to spend upwards of 10-20 hours of work including participation in the two 2.5 hour synchronous sessions.
No. You will have access to demonstrations and tutorials in our chosen video editing platform. The Teaching Team will also be available to answer your questions during drop-in hours or via email.
You will be able to download an MP4 file of your completed video and your project will be saved to your personal video account. However, you will lose access to the enterprise privileges in our video editing platform which may impact your ability to retrieve project files. Access to our account privileges will be provided until a date specified in the workshop.
If you are chosen to participate in this workshop, but you have an extended planned absence or must otherwise drop out of the program, please contact us immediately.
Before the workshop concludes, we request that you fill out and submit a Personal Release Form that will allow us to feature your work on the UW Libraries' website and in future iterations of this course. You do not need to sign the form to participate in the workshop, but we would appreciate the ability to highlight your work.
A copy of this syllabus is also available in PDF format.
The syllabus page shows a table-oriented view of the course schedule, and the basics of course grading. You can add any other comments, notes, or thoughts you have about the course structure, course policies or anything else.
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