Recent Searches

Loading Search Results...
Loading Directory Results...



Recent Pages

Recent Searches

Center for Student Innovation

Digital Sandbox Workshops Spring 2024

All will be held at 3:30 pm

The Digital Sandbox workshop series offers hands-on opportunities to explore new methods and technologies that are useful across a wide range of fields. For Spring 2024, this includes sessions on building timelines, text analysis, spatial storytelling, and more.

All sessions are participatory and are available to all regardless of skill or former knowledge. These workshops are open to anyone at EIU (students, faculty, and staff). Come learn and experiment with something new!

Tuesday, March 5 - Building Timelines with Timeline JS

Thursday, March 14 - Analyzing JSTOR Resources with Constellate

Thursday, March 28- Spatial Storytelling with ArcGIS StoryMaps

Thursday, April 11- Visualizing Scholarly Networks with OpenAlex

Building Timelines with Timeline JS

Tuesday, March 5, 3:30 pm

Interactive timelines provide an engaging way to present chronological information for your research, teaching, and digital publications. In this workshop will introduce Timeline JS, a free tool for building simple but effective timelines using your own data, images, and other media. We'll learn how to create and publish timelines in Timeline JS, and we'll consider some of the potential uses of interactive timelines in learning, teaching and digital publishing.

Click here to register!

Analyzing JSTOR Resources with Constellate

Thursday, March 14, 3:30 pm

Text analysis offer ways of using computers to help process and “read” large amounts of text. This workshop will introduce Constellate, a text analysis tool made for working with material from JSTOR, the popular digital library of secondary and primary sources. In this workshop, we'll learn about what data is available through Constellate, how to access it, and how you might use Constellate to explore JSTOR texts in your work. If you already use JSTOR, you won't want to miss this!

Click here to register!

Spatial Storytelling with ArcGIS StoryMaps

Thursday, March 28, 3:30 pm

Esri's ArcGIS StoryMaps allows you to combine GIS data with effective visuals to create powerful interactive and informative presentations. If your information can be visualized spatially, as a map, it can also be turned into a StoryMap. In this workshop, we'll build a basic StoryMap and discuss possible uses in the classroom, for presentation of one's research, and other applications.

Click here to register!

Visualizing Scholarly Networks with OpenAlex

Thursday, April 11, 3:30 pm

OpenAlex is a free, easy-to-use catalog of global research similar to Web of Science or Scopus. Visualizing data from these resources is a powerful way to explore citation networks, co-authorship networks, and even thematic connections across a wide range of research. In this workshop, we'll learn how to access citation data from OpenAlex and visualize that data in multiple ways. If you are interested in citation impact, bibliometrics, and related topics, you'll find something interesting in this session!

Click here to register!

Prior Presentations

Fall 2022

Spring 2023

Fall 2023

Related Pages

Contact Information

Center for Student Innovation
Booth Library

600 Lincoln Avenue,
Charleston, IL 61920
book an appointment
(217) 581-6073


  • Today: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Take the next step

apply now
schedule a visit