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Find a SkillShop to expand your skillset!

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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Fall 2021 SkillShops Participation



During Fall 2021, online SkillShops had 1,608 total attendees, with 970 badges earned through Canvas SkillShops and 638 participants at live Zoom SkillShops.

Join us for more great SkillShops in Spring 2022!

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 12 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.

Live Zoom SkillShops (see the Zoom calendar) allow you to meet up with others online. Zoom SkillShops are all 50 minutes long and are scheduled throughout the semester. Check back to see calendar updates because more SkillShops are added to the calendar throughout the semester.

2020-21 SkillShops Attendance

Total 2020-21 SkillShops Participation

During the 2020-21 academic year, online SkillShops had 2,909 total attendees, with 1,556 badges earned through Canvas SkillShops and 1,353 participants at live Zoom SkillShops.

Join us for more great SkillShops in fall 2021!

SkillShops Participation Over Time

Figure showing SkillShops participation numbers since 2013-14.

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

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!