Elements at Virginia Tech: Workshops

Virginia Tech uses an activities data system to collect and manage information about research and scholarship, creative works, teaching, extension, outreach, and service activities.


Register for an open Elements or Virginia Tech Experts profiles workshop below: All workshops cover: Elements, Virginia Tech Experts, connecting your ORCID profile, pulling in works from Google Scholar profiles, adding awards, teaching, professional activities, and options to make your works available open access. Elements workshops include how to prepare a faculty activity report using your college's template.

  • Drop In Q&A during Elements Workshops -- All Elements workshops listed below include:
    • Drop-In Q&A time for the first 10 minutes
    • Or, Drop-in anytime during the workshop time and ask a question in chat. We will have one instructor focused on chat responses at all times, and they will also be able to invite you to a Zoom breakout room to talk in person for more in-depth support when needed.

Reach out about a custom workshop for your group (experts@vt.edu): From 15 minute overviews to more in-depth. All can include a brief overview of profile systems and connections with Q&A. Workshops of 45 minutes or longer can include: hands-on time to create, update, connect, and improve profiles while we're there to assist. Additional related workshop options: communicating and promoting your research, using research metrics data, identifying the best journals and publication venues, creating clear and engaging titles and abstracts.

Related Past Workshops - Slides and Recordings on Developing and Boosting Your Online Scholarly Identity and Impact, Finding the Best Publication Venue for Your Works, Understanding and Using Research Impact Metrics and Alternative Metrics to Evaluate Public Engagement with Your Research

More Library Events and our Workshops Menu

Elements Faculty Activity System: Overview Workshop and Drop-In Q&A

Register for a Virginia Tech Elements System workshop

Elements workshop slides

Spring 2024
  • Thursday, Apr 4, 9:00-10:15

Create a Virginia Tech Experts Profile to Boost Your Online Scholarly Presence and Attract Collaborators

Register for a Virginia Tech Experts Profile workshop

Spring 2024
  • Tuesday, Apr 9, 3:00-4:15