Training Resources for Workshops

Our training resources accompany our in-person and online workshops. In addition to attending our workshops, you are encouraged to use our training resources for self-paced learning. To do so:

  1. Download the instructional material (tutorial and data) for each workshop. The download links are listed in the description for each workshop below.
  2. Go through the workshop material on your own time, writing down questions for the instructor. If you have trouble accessing the software necessary for the workshop, please contact for assistance. Many of the software programs are available at
  3. Book an online Zoom-based appointment with the instructor to discuss your questions and receive additional instruction (as necessary).


Dr. Cameron Riopelle


Data Analysis Software & Computer Programming Instruction
Gain introductory experience with data analysis in a variety of new software environments, particularly R, SPSS, SAS, and Tableau, paired with discussions of research methods and data science best practices.

Dr. Timothy Norris Research Data Management Series
Presented by Dr. Timothy Norris, Data Scientist. This workshop provides students with strategies to increase productivity (efficiency), enable proper data stewardship (security), and help students exceed data management expectations and requirements in the research environment (compliance).

Erica Newcome Citation Management & Markup
Presented by Erica Newcome, STEM & Interdisciplinary Research Librarian. Learn about citation management and how to create publication quality papers using markup. You can use Zotero, a citation manager, to store, organize, and manage citations. With LaTeX, a markup language, learn how to create a new professional document through learning basic syntax.

GIS Software Instruction
Presented by Dr. Larissa Montas, GIS Librarian for Instruction & Engagement. This workshop series will introduce participants to ArcGIS Online, the ESRI’s cloud-based mapping and analysis platform. Participants will learn how to create interactive maps, how to add, manage, and share content, and how to perform basic spatial analysis procedures with their data. Participants will also learn how to create and share basic web apps—and how to access a wide variety of demographic, consumer spending, and business data aggregated at different geographic levels—to generate presentation-ready reports, infographics, and maps. It is strongly recommended that participants register in advance to receive their ArcGIS credentials before the session starts. Only offered to UM students, faculty and staff. If you do not have the proper credentials for this software program, contact us in advance for assistance.

Additional training: short (2-page) training and instructional documents on GIS techniques using ArcGIS Pro.

  • Mapping for Disaster Relief & Emergency Management (download link)
  • Add (Calculate) Geometry Attributes in ArcGIS Pro (download link)
  • ArcGIS Pro Count the number of points inside polygons using Spatial Join (download link)
  • ArcGIS Pro: Join an excel or csv table to a feature layer (download link)
  • Determining the predominant type of features when overlaying two polygon layers (download link)
  • Clipping a raster in ArcGIS Pro (download link)
  • Export an attribute table from ArcGIS Pro to Excel (download link)
  • Deriving a slope surface in ArcGIS Pro (download link)
  • Deriving an aspect surface in ArcGIS Pro (download link)
  • Editing the style of a vector tile in ArcGIS (download link)
  • Creating a profile graph from a surface in ArcGIS Pro (download link)
Kineret Ben-Knaan Introduction to Google Data Studio and Microsoft Power BI
Presented by Kineret Ben-Knaan, Director of Technical Services. This workshop series will introduce participants to using different data visualization tools. Participants will learn how to connect to diverse datasets and create visual dashboards that can be shared with colleagues. Please contact to arrange this workshop over Zoom.