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Develop your digital skills this academic year

By Caroline Norris, on 29 September 2017

cappucinoISD Digital Skills Development has released new dates for the autumn term.  As usual, we are offering a wide range of courses covering Excel, Matlab, LaTeX, Photoshop and more.

As well as the popular Introduction to R we also have courses in data visualisation and manipulation in R.  Please note that you should bring your own laptop for all of our R sessions.

This term we have some new workshops in Excel for students.  These take a new approach to learning by presenting you with a problem to be solved and encouraging you to use your prior experience, web searches, in-application help and fellow participants to find a solution to the task.

By the end of the session you will have improved problem-solving skills, an increased knowledge of the topic, a ‘suggested solution’ to the problem you worked on and some resources and guidance for further learning. Our introductory series of Excel Essential Skills workshops cover creating calculated worksheets, data management and using in-built Excel functions.

For a full list of courses visit the student course catalogue or the staff course catalogue.  Visit the student booking system or staff booking system to book.

Please note that the staff booking system is currently not sending out course confirmations.  However, your bookings are still being made.  You can visit My Bookings to check your bookings while we resolve this issue.

If you can’t attend any of the dates we are currently offering or there is no date available for the course you want, enrol on our Moodle course to be the first to be notified about any new sessions.

Don’t forget….

IT for IOE offer training in a wide range of digital tools including screencasting, blogging and Twitter, mind mapping and presentation tools, with some sessions specifically aimed at Mac users. You can also learn about text-to-speech software, how to make audio files from text and much more.  The summer schedule is already published and sessions will be available to book from 24 April.  Visit IT for IOE IT Course Booking for details.

We have a vast range of high-quality video-based courses available at Lynda.com. These cover technical skills but also business, personal and creative skills as well.  Visit the UCL Lynda.com page to find out more.

Not sure what you need or have a more specific issue you would like help with?  Come along to one of the Digital Skills Development drop ins if you want more individual support.








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