Omeka Training

Course Offerings

Whether you are new to Omeka or an experienced user, Omeka’s new intensive course offerings hold something for everyone. Participants will benefit from the knowledge and experience of a member of the Omeka team.

Each student will gain an understanding of the core capacities of the platform under study, and the best ways to leverage add-ons to extend the software’s functionality and to achieve key project goals. Sessions will address important issues such as designing for community engagement, building sophisticated interpretation that makes the most of digital collections.

Perfect for digital scholarship librarians, project managers, and instructors, each eight-week, online course is designed to provide participants with a deep understanding of the Omeka platform infrastructure, of key approaches to planning sophisticated projects, of the techniques for building accessible, well-structured sites that take advantage of Omeka’s many functional add-ons. After completing a full course curriculum, each participant will recieve a certification of their acheivement.

Omeka courses are offered three times a year (Spring, Summer, and Fall), but space is limited.

Omeka Classic Intensive

Omeka Classic is a web publishing platform with many uses. Archivists, librarians, and other curators may find it useful for presenting their collections online. Educators may guide students in creating their own exhibits on course subjects. And other enthusiastic individuals may want to showcase their unique knowledge! This series of 8 training sessions will help you learn how to accomplish any of these feats using Omeka Classic. You will learn how to build up and manage a collection of Items, how to build a public site around those Items, and how you can use Plugins to further extend the functionality of your site. With these skills, there is no end to the types of projects you could build. That’s why it’s Classic!

Omeka S Intensive

Omeka S provides an organization-level version of our web-publishing software. A single point of administration allows you to build multiple sites from a single pool of Items. Description of these Items is customizable and complex, allowing you to create a data model that fits your particular project. Resources within Omeka S will also automatically conform to the principles of Linked Open Data, making your data interoperable with other data publishers (if you so wish). This Intensive is split into eight distinct 1.5 hour workshops. You will learn how to create and flexibly describe a pool of Resources; how to build multiple sites using your resources; and how to extend the functionality of your installation with modules. If you want to know what the “S” in Omeka S stands for, take this course!

Enroll Now

To enroll in an online course click on the link below. You will then be prompted to create an account in our learning management system. Once you have created an account, you will be able to select your course and complete a transaction to pay and enroll. Courses are limited to 20 participants to assure adequate instructor support, so sign up today.

Course Title Date Cost Registration
Omeka Classic February 13 - April 2, 2024; Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9:00 PM EST $600 Enroll
Omeka S February 14 - April 3, 2024; Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:00 PM EST $600 Enroll
Omeka Classic June 11 - July 30, 2024; Tuesday, 12:00 to 1:30 PM EST $600 Enroll
Omeka S June 12 - July 31, 2024; Wednesdays, 12:00 to 1:30 PM EST; $600 Enroll
Omeka Classic September 10 - October 29, 2024; Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9:00 PM EST $600 Enroll
Omeka S September 11 - October 30, 2024; Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:00 PM EST $600 Enroll


In addition to the formal course offerings, members of the Omeka Team are available on a periodic basis to provide a range of workshops for new and experienced Omeka users, including:

  • Getting Started with Omeka (Classic or S) Workshops
  • Advanced Project Development Workshops
  • Omeka for Archives and Special Collections
  • Omeka for Scholarly Publishing
  • Publishing Linked Open Data with Omeka S

Not seeing what you need? The team is also available to design a custom training experience for your staff, students, or project team. Workshops and training is priced based both on number of attendees and the duration of the training.

If you are interested more information about our training and workshop options, please be in touch.