Frequently Asked Questions


Will I receive a certificate for completing this workshop?

Unfortunately, this workshop does not provide certification for any of the tools or methods used during the learning experience. However, participants gain exposure to new ideas and frameworks while building practical skills in audio editing, compositing, and digital scholarship.

Are the synchronous sessions mandatory?

Yes, live sessions are required as a participant in this workshop.

How long will it take to complete this project?

We are not seeking perfection with your final deliverables. Depending on your skills in recording and audio editing, and your progress through the interviewing process, you can realistically expect to spend upwards of 10-20 hours of work.

Do I need to know how to use audio editing software before applying?

No. You will have access to demonstrations and tutorials in our chosen audio editing platform. The Teaching Team will also be available to answer your questions through Slack, office hours, or email

Do I get to keep my work at the end of this workshop?

You will be editing audio on your own local devices and will have access to WAV or MP3 files.

What if I need to drop out during the workshop?

If you are chosen to participate in this workshop and you have an extended planned absence or must otherwise drop out of the program, contact us immediately.

What happens when the workshop concludes?

Before the workshop concludes, we request that you fill out and submit a Personal Release Form that will allow us to feature your work in our own podcast series, on UW Libraries website and in future iterations of this course. You do not need to sign the form to participate in the workshop, but we would appreciate the ability to highlight your work.

What is a Q Line? What are Act and Tracks??

These terms are addressed on our Resources page.