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Captivate: UTSC's Digital Storytelling Competition Resource Guide

Fall 2022

Digital Tools Workshops & Resources

From September 21 to November, Captivate participants will be able to participate in the following learning opportunities, some of which will be available in person, and some online.


Required Workshops | Recommended Workshops & Experiences: Movie | Workshops | Online Resources


Required: Essentials of Digital Storytelling Workshop

Register: Essentials of Digital Storytelling 

This workshop serves as an introduction and toolbox for digital storytelling. Discover the elements of digital storytelling and evaluate tools for the various processes of storyboarding, narration and editing. Please note: this workshop is required in order to be eligible for the award. 


Required: Research for Digital Storytelling Video

View the Research for Digital Storytelling video here

This video will help you break down your topic to determine which aspects should be approached from lived experience, versus those that should be approached through research. It will provide you with information on locating relevant research, and how to incorporate your findings into your narrative in an effective way. The video also presents a summary of common types of storylines, to inspire you to tell your own story.


Recommended Workshops & Experiences




Scarborough author panel and film screening at UTSC Homecoming

Register: UTSC Homecoming

September 24, 6:30-10:15pm

Join us at UTSC Homecoming to experience a prime example of locally-relevant, personal narratives, at the author panel and outdoor screening of the film Scarborough.

More information about the author panel, 6:30-8pm

More information about the film screening, 8-10:15pm




Podcasting: The Basics Workshop

Register: Podcasting: The Basics

October 5, 2022, 12-1pm

This introductory workshop will introduce you to the tools and resources related to podcasts. You will learn about best practices for creating a podcast, including choosing a format, comparing recording software and selecting the proper equipment needed to complete your digital project.


Introduction to Stop Motion

Register: Introduction to Stop Motion

October 19, 2022, 12-1pm

Learn the basics for creating a Stop Motion video using the Stop Motion Studio app and a mobile phone or tablet. At the end of the workshop, you will have knowledge of the tools, software and steps needed to make a basic Stop Motion video. The best way to participate in the session is to download the app on your phone or tablet and follow the presentation on another device.


Podcasting with Audacity

Registration coming soon!

October 19, 2022, 4:30-6pm

This session will cover the basics of podcasting, facilitated by UTSC librarians David Kwasny and Paulina Rousseau. The workshop will include:

  • Softskills for podcasting (planning, interviewing, outlining)
  • Showcasing resources for developing a podcast
  • Displaying different styles and structures for editorializing a podcast
  • Audio copyright and free audio resources
  • Editing audio for podcasts build-a-long using Audacity

Note: To participate in the build-a-long Audacity should be installed prior to the workshop, if bringing own laptop.



Digital Tools Support Drop-in

No registration required

October 26, 2022, 4:30-6pm

The BRIDGE Lab, IC 108

Drop in to work on your digital Captivate object. Have questions about a particular tool, such as concept mapping, storyboarding, sketching, storymaps, or audio or video editing tools? We're here to help! We can also help answer any questions you may have about creating accessible content.


Online Digital Storytelling Resources





WeVideo is cloud-based platform that allows you to create digital productions such as videos, podcasts and presentations. To access WeVideo:

1. Become a Makerspace user to access Makerspace software including WeVideo.

2. Request access to WeVideo on the Makerspace website

3. View WeVideo instruction video to learn the tool!



OBS is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.
Access OBS Resources: Open Source for Digital Communication & Learning Objects 



OpenShot Video Editor is a free and open-source video editor. 

Access OpenShot resources: Open Source for Digital Communication & Learning Objects 


Want to continue learning?

See also: Digital Learning Producers Training Course