Students must take six labs during the Core 2 semester as part of the ITP certificate requirements. The majority of these should be ITP skills labs, but you are welcome to supplement with other tech workshops offered by the GC Digital Fellows, the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC), the GC Library, & NYCDH Week 2021 to fill this requirement.


Save your seat through Eventbrite; a Zoom link will be circulated before the lab.


Digital Project Sustainability | Monday, February 8, 6:30-8:30pm | Stephen Klein
Offered in partnership with the GC Library, this lab is essential for anyone who is planning or working on a digital project. The session is designed to help you think through the long-term sustainability of your digital work. Participants will leave with an understanding of important considerations and procedures for the preservation of various kinds of digital projects.

Project Management | Monday, February 22, 6:30-8:30pm | Kimon Keramidas
This professional development workshop will focus on how to manage the various aspects of a project, including setting realistic benchmarks and meeting them, sticking to budgets, scope creep, and failing forward. Participants will gain an understanding of things to consider while completing a project. This lab is required of all students enrolled in ITP Core 2 in Spring 2021.

WordPress-friendly Visualization Tools for Teaching and Research | Monday, March 1, 6:30-8:30pm | Julie Fuller
Interested in how you can create visualizations and display them on a WordPress site for use in your teaching or research? Join us to learn about free, online tools for mapping, timelines, image display, and narrating data. Participants will have time during the session to experiment with the tools and have collaborative discussion about ideas for incorporating one or more in their own work.

Introduction to GitHub | Thursday, March 11, 6:30-8:30pm | Filipa Calado
Do you have folders full of documents like “draft_1”, “draft_final”, “draft_finalfinal,” and “draft_reallytrulyfinal”? Are you worried about backing up your work and looking for a secure way to save drafts of your work? Does the idea of accessing the vast quantity of code available on the internet terrify and excite you? If so, come learn the most basic steps of using git version-control software and GitHub, the web-based git repository hosting service. This introductory level lab will guide you through the basic structure of git on your own computer and You will learn the basics: what a repository is, why you would use one to back up your code, and the basic commands that allow you to do so.

Working with Data in Excel | Thursday, March 18, 4:00-6:00pm | Deepali Advani
Offered in partnership with the Quantitative Research Consulting Center, this lab will teach you how to clean and analyze data in Excel. Come for a hands-on primer on the kinds of tools that are necessary when working with data, including formulas, pivot tables, and VLOOKUP. A basic familiarity with Excel is useful, but not required to participate.

Intro to Python | Tuesday, March 23, 6:30-8:30pm | Zach Muhlbauer
This lab is an introduction to the fundamentals of programming using Python, with a focus on computational thinking. It will cover basic programming concepts such as loops, variables, and conditionals, installing and importing libraries, and creating simple scripts. No previous programming experience is necessary.

OER Pedagogy | Monday, April 5, 6:30-8:30pm | Joanna Thompson
Join us for a hands-on introduction to open educational resources, free and open source research and pedagogy tools. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of OER: from definitions, it’s positioning in higher education, to strategies for finding, evaluating, and incorporating existing OER into your teaching, and creating your own OER.

Intro to Photoshop | Tuesday, April 13, 6:30-8:30pm | Ming Chen
Does your research and teaching incorporate images or photographs? Join us for a hands-on introduction to editing your visual materials with Photoshop, and preparing them for your presentations, course slides, embedding, etc. The workshop will cover basic image corrections, cropping, layers, filling PDFs, and more. No previous experience required; participants without an existing Adobe license can use a free trial of Photoshop.

Publishing Interactive Scholarship with Manifold | Monday, April 19, 6:30-8:30pm | Matt Gold, Robin Miller, and Wendy Barrales
Interested in open access scholarship and learning more about what you can do with Manifold? This session delves into the possibilities and best practices for creating interactive scholarly publications using the suite of tools in Manifold. Participants will be guided by members of the Manifold team: project co-PI Matt Gold, Open Educational Technologist Robin Miller, and Graduate Fellow Wendy Barrales.