Your success in your Digital Writing & Research Lab course, and at the University of Texas at Austin, is important to us.
The resources on this page are intended to help you both during this course and throughout your university career.
Students in DWRL classes are often asked to compose assignments that go beyond ‘just’ words on a page for this course. These tools can help you do that.
WordPress.com is a free blogging and website-building tool with a pretty minimal learning curve and a lot of flexibility (this site is built using WordPress, but not the free version).
Other blogging sites include Blogger (Google) and Weebly. UT also offers a university blogging service built on WordPress.
These are links to academic resources which will assist you during this course, as well as throughout the rest of your college career.
Purdue’s Online Writing Lab, aka Purdue OWL, is an amazing and comprehensive set of resources for writing concerns.
You can also chat live with a librarian with quick questions! (EID login required.)
The UT Libraries have advice on citation software that’s available at UT to help you catalog your resources and build bibliographies.
For a very extensive set of tools and resources, check out CUNY’s Academic Commons page on data management.
Mind and Body Resources
You’ll want to stay healthy and happy during your time at the University of Texas! Here are some campus resources to help you do that.
Getting some exercise – or just lounging by the pool with a book – are good for both mind and body. RecSports is the place to go for this.
Finally, be sun safe! And stay hydrated. It’s hot out there, y’all.
The University of Texas is a big and confusing — but also exciting — place!
Know the name of the building you need to go to, but no idea where it is? Use the campus buildings index.
UT shuttles run around campus, to the Intramural Fields and to nearby areas where many students live. Check the maps and schedules to find out if the shuttles are useful to you.
Austin is a pretty bike-friendly town and many students bicycle around campus. BikeUT has maps, information about campus cycling rules, and bike registration.
If you’re on campus late, volunteers from SureWalk can walk you home safely. Two volunteers (one male and one female) will meet you and walk with you to your destination on or around campus. The service operates 10pm to 2am, 7 days a week during the fall, spring and summer semesters.
Headed further afield? CapMetro is Austin’s public transport service and has bus and train maps and schedules on its site.
Student Judicial Services deal with academic integrity, the UT Honor Code, and disciplinary matters at UT.
The UT Police Department offers information on reporting sexual assault, crime prevention and reporting, tips for safely navigating campus, and much more.
ITS – the Information Technology Service – can help you with Canvas, Blackboard, your UT email account, and some personal computer services like backups. They have a counter on the ground floor of FAC.
Check the University Events Calendar for lectures, concerts, and more happening around campus.
The DWRL holds digital skills workshops and speaker events from time to time, and we’d love to see you at them!