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Find a SkillShop to expand your skillset!

SkillShops Cal Poly Humboldt

What are SkillShops?

SkillShops are 50-minute co-curricular workshops facilitated by staff, faculty, and students across campus. SkillShops:

  • introduce or further develop skills through exploration and/or application
  • exist in two formats -- Live in-person sessions and Canvas at-your-pace tutorials
  • focuse on active and hands-on learning (25+ minutes each session)
  • Encourage discovery, exploration & social connection

Canvas SkillShops Badges Earned

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2021-22 Participation

Cal Poly Humboldt SkillShops: 2,882

During the 2021-22 year, 2,882 people attended SkillShops through live Zoom and asynchronous Canvas SkillShops. While many students attended more than one SkillShop, 30% of all Cal Poly Humboldt students participated in at least one SkillShop!

Almost 1 in 3 Cal Poly Humboldt students completed one or more SkillShop during the 2021-22 year!

At Your Own Pace Online SkillShops

Learn new skills online in a way that works best for you!

Canvas online SkillShops allow you to work at your own pace. There are 18 different Canvas SkillShops on a variety of topics. Each Canvas SkillShop takes 1-1.5 hours if you tackle all at once, or else you can break that up and finish it over a weekend or even longer.

SkillShops Participation Over Time

SkillShops Growth: attendance over the years. See table below for stats.

View data as a table
Year Participants
2013-14 155
2014-15 371
2015-16 735
2016-17 1,592
2017-18 1,366
2018-19 2,875
2019-20 1,778
2020-21 2,909
2021-22 2,882

All drawings on this page and in other SkillShops materials CC0 from Open Doodles by Pablo Stanley.

SkillShops Partners

  • Academic & Career Advising Center
  • Umoja Center
  • Anthropology Department
  • Chemistry Department
  • Clubs & Activities Office
  • College of eLearning and Extended Education
  • Counselors & Psychologists
  • Digital Media Lab
  • English Department
  • Engineering Department
  • Environmental Studies
  • Educational Opportunity Program
  • Financial Aid Housing & Residence Life
  • Learning Center
  • Math Department
  • Peer Health Educators
  • Retention through Academic Mentoring Program  (RAMP)
  • Scholarly Communication
  • School of Business
  • Social Work Department
  • Student Engagement & Leadership
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • University Library
  • Writing Studio
  • Youth Educational Services (YES)
  • and more!