Self-Paced Learning Modules
Watch individual sessions and workshops or check out an entire module of recordings. Each module includes four webinar recordings, with beginner to advanced level instruction.
Learning Modules for Museums
Explore digital media and technology learning modules for small museums. These are nuts-and-bolts sessions and workshops featuring small museum professionals and skilled museum technologists. Each module includes a free, downloadable resource toolkit!
Stand-alone sessions and modules
You can watch individual sessions or get the full experience by watching the complete module. Each online learning module features an introductory session by small museum professionals, followed by three technical training workshops taught by subject-matter experts. Session transcripts are available on each session’s information page.
Beginner Level: The first workshop in the Digital Accessibility and Inclusion module will be an introduction to best practices for a wide range of digital projects including web and social media.
Intermediate Level: The second workshop will focus on the ways that small museums can ensure that live-streamed and video programming are accessible to and inclusive of individuals of all abilities.
Advanced Level: The final workshop will focus on digital collections. From the time an object is acquired, cataloged, entered in the database, to when and how it is published online
Beginner Level: This session focuses on tools, technologies, and tips for one-way, live broadcasts and lays the groundwork for more complicated streaming needs and audience interaction.
Intermediate Level: The second workshop in Module 2 will address technologies and tools that enhance audience participation and interaction in live streamed programming.
Advanced Level: Learn tools to manage multi-layered presentations using live production studio software to combine pre-recorded media and live presenters, including sign language interpreters.
Beginner Level: The first technical workshop in our June series will address the “why” and “who” of collections digitization projects – why your digitization project matters.
Intermediate Level: How do you plan a successful project, where do you start, how do you identify priorities? What should you include? Should you digitize in-house or use a vendor?
Advanced Level: Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of how to work with the resources you have to achieve your digitization goals. We’ll take a look at equipment and space setups, etc.
Beginner Level: What do you need to get started with a website project? Access easy-to-follow, step-by-step processes that include helpful guides and checklists for goal setting.
Intermediate Level: Join this session to learn about methods to streamline content planning with helpful tracking tools. Plus, we’ll practice ways to identify content gaps, find creative ways to fill them.
Advanced Level: Join us this week to get the inside scoop on how to manage technical resources with confidence. We’ll identify common pitfalls that derail web projects and how to prevent or solve them.
Beginner Level: Join this technical session to better understand the methodological framework required to create a virtual exhibition as well as the philosophical challenges involved.
Intermediate Level: Join this workshop to learn strategies for ensuring online curatorial practice is not lost in a myriad of technical issues. Experience demonstrations on WordPress and Squarespace.
Advanced Level: Dr. Nettrice Gaskins will bring the perspectives of both the digital artist and digital curator to look at exhibition design in virtual environments.
Beginner Level: This webinar will introduce podcasting for museums with a focus on how podcasts are consumed and what is already being done in the sector.
Intermediate Level: This session covers technical and creative aspects of planning podcast episodes including recording interviews (in-person and remote) and writing and recording narration.
Advanced Level: The final technical session in Module 6 will introduce attendees to a variety of free and inexpensive tools for podcast editing. Instruction will cover transcription and editing platforms.
Beginner Level: Learn video production basics! This session will address the basic tools needed to produce videos for your museum including cameras, microphones and lighting equipment.
Intermediate Level: This session will cover planning for video production including the use of production templates as well as the different platforms used to distribute videos.
Advanced Level: Join this session to learn about new and emerging video formats, tools and platforms such as 360, volumetric video and virtual tour services.
Beginner Level: Hear from two museum professionals who have embraced analytics and taught themselves and others to get excited about the valuable insights that data can provide!
Beginner Level: This workshop will share examples of the application of different methods and a case study about how to develop a user segmentation.
Intermediate Level: In this session, we will learn the fundamentals of building or reanalyzing digital strategies while considering the tools needed to execute and interpret the results for each social channel.
Advanced Level: Beginning with web analytics, we will discuss the importance of a research question in guiding your analysis of user behavior data.
Beginner Level: Join the Module 9 introductory session for social media to hear from two museum professionals (representing truly small museums) who have learned to harness the power of social media.
Beginner Level: Social media is essential to remain connected with your audiences. This session will help you streamline your social media plan so you can go from surviving to thriving in your social media channels.
Intermediate Level: Learn about inexpensive tools for managing multiple types of social media platforms and actionable tips for integrating social media with common audience channels including your website, newsletter, and advertising.
Advanced Level: Building on our social media strategy and social media tools workshops, we’ll explore how to ideate, create, and launch campaigns that are creative, engaging, efficient, and effective no matter your team’s size.
Beginner Level: Tune in for the Module 10 introductory session to hear how one small museum (with an equally small staff) tackled digitization of its collections in a big way!
Presenters: Daniela Larsen, Executive Director, Hutchings Museum Institute, Utah
TEch Workshop 1
Beginner Level: Learn how you can use digital assets in multiple ways for promotion, documentation and even schooling.
Presenter: Roz McNulty, CLO 3D Designer, Consultant and Online course teacher, MOTIF.org, Vancouver, Canada
Tech Workshop 2
Intermediate Level: This session will provide an overview of photography- based approaches to documenting, sharing, and digitally archiving 3D collections.
Presenter: Carla Schroer and Marlin Lum, Cultural Heritage Imaging, San Francisco, California
TEch Workshop 3
Advanced Level: This webinar will review projects that cover a broad range of Cultural Heritage applications for 3D data. 3D Digitization offers a myriad of uses and technical choices.
Presenter: Harry Abramson, Direct Dimensions, Owings Mills, Maryland