Storytelling facilitates connections between people and ideas, and links the past, present, and future. Storytelling also can advance understanding of complex ideas, facilitate language learning, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Digital and data storytelling encompass a wide range of projects that make use of technology in ways that can include research, analysis, composition, and publishing. On this page, we offer details about ways you can partner with DLINQ around digital storytelling projects in your classroom (on-ground or online) or in your research and other work. Explore specific digital storytelling activities and tools on the linked Digital Storytelling Activities and Tools for the Classroom page.

Partnering with DLINQ

One-on-one consults

Do you have a digital storytelling idea you want to talk through? Do you want to implement a digital storytelling project in your class, but aren’t sure where to start? One-on-one consults are a great way to scope out a project, get help in choosing a tool, and learn how to best scaffold a project in your classroom.

For digital storytelling projects outside of the classroom, DLINQ can help you plan for the entire digital project life-cycle.

  • Project management and long-term planning
  • Technology selection (platforms, databases, servers, etc.)
  • Course integration and pedagogy
  • Research and grant considerations
  • Archiving
  • Custom programming and design work

Class Visits

Have you decided to do a digital storytelling project in your classroom, but need help teaching your students how to use a tool? DLINQ is happy to offer classroom visits, both virtual and in-person. We can offer instruction on tools such as WordPress, ArcGIS StoryMaps, Pressbooks, and Scalar. We can also instruct students on digital storytelling best practices, including storyboarding and project planning.

Please note that if students miss a class visit, we will provide them with resources and the opportunity to consult with a DLINQ intern in case they have questions.


Are you and your colleagues interested in learning more about digital storytelling? Would you like instruction on a specific digital storytelling tool such as WordPress, ArcGIS StoryMaps, Pressbooks, or Scalar? We can collaborate with you to plan a workshop, or even a series of workshops, that best meets your needs.

Other Partnerships

DLINQ is also happy to facilitate partnerships with librarians and other subject-matter experts. For example, if your project uses datasets, special collections, or other archival data, we can connect you with a librarian who can share their expertise and provide guidance. Depending on the technical needs of your project, we can also facilitate connections with our colleagues in Information and Technology Services or with external vendors.