Workshops and training


The Map & Data Library hosts live workshops during Fall and Winter terms listed below, providing introductions to mapmaking in ArcGIS and QGIS, spatial analysis, use of statistical software packages, data visualization, qualitative data analysis, programming, text and data mining, and creating and finding data. We also offer self-paced online courses and provide previously recorded workshops. Check out our workshop descriptions page for additional details. Workshops are also posted on the main library workshop calendar


For help getting started on a particular topic, check out our getting started guides. Overwhelmed by all the learning opportunities and aren't sure where to start? Try our learning roadmaps page to see our workshops grouped by theme to help narrow down what you are looking for!
We are also happy to provide workshops for specific courses – please contact us for more information.

Snacking on Bits and Bytes: Learning on all things data

In 2020 and 2021, the Map & Data Library offered an online webinar series featuring presentations and demonstrations on data-related topics and tools, such as web archives, visualization, GIS and statistics. Each presentation, including a question and answer period, was one hour long. Everyone was welcome, including those from outside the University of Toronto community. For more information, see our Bits and Bytes page, which includes slides and captioned recordings for past events.

Esri Virtual Campus Courses

Students, faculty and staff affiliated with the University of Toronto ArcGIS Online organization have access to Esri Virtual Campus e-learning courses. See this tutorial on how to access online GIS classes.