The use of visualization techniques for learning is not new. For instance, visualizations have been used in maps and drawings for thousands of years. In a learning analytics context, the application of information visualisation techniques can help both teachers and learners to explore and understand relevant user traces that are collected in various (online) environments and to improve (human) learning. The goal of our workshop is to build a strong research capacity around visual approaches to learning analytics. The longer term goal is to improve the quality of learning analytics research that relies on information visualization techniques.