The Fletcher School

Edwin Ginn Library & IT

Workshops and Other Learning Opportunities

Ginn Library/IT facilitates a variety of workshops for students, faculty, and staff to promote skill development and continuous learning. Workshop schedules are posted at the start of the semester. Please note that space is limited, so sign up today!

We will be adding more opportunities for learning, please visit us again to see the most current workshop schedule. For more information or to suggest a workshop topic, please contact

All workshops (unless noted) take place in the Mugar Computer Lab in Mugar Hall, outside of the Ginn Library. Sign up online now.

Fall 2014 Hours Coming Soon

Overview of Geospatial Information and Technologies

Mapping and geographic analysis have become fundamentally important for understanding cultural, political, economic, and environmental interactions, and opportunities and risks. Today, information is increasingly “geospatial” in that it is located in specific places with geographical attributes that matter for understanding issues (e.g., political conflict in a context of water scarcity). In this presentation we discuss the primary geospatial technologies available today and trends we see for the future; and we go over the many resources at Tufts available to students who would like to learn more about Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial data, remote sensing, geospatial web portals, and data mapping tools. Substantial time will be given to questions and discussion, so students should come prepared to talk about spatial problems and issues relevant to their fields of interest.

More Technology Training

Instructor-Led Training Classes

Multiple training opportunities are available to you from Tufts Employee Learning and Development (TELD). A variety of IT training classes are offered by Technology Support Services. Classes range from beginner to advanced, and cover a wide range of topics beyond the Microsoft Office Suite.

Online Self-Paced Training

Internet based training solutions deliver the learning right to your computer and offer self-paced modules that fit your schedule. Learn more and sign up for access.

IT Learning Manuals

Tufts Technology Services staff have prepared a wide range of study guides designed to guide you through various software packages including Microsoft Office products and others.