Develop your digital skills in 2021 – new dates released
By Jasmin E Mullings, on 12 January 2021
What’s on offer
ISD Digital Skills Development has released new dates for the first half of Term 2 to be offered online via Blackboard Collaborate and Microsoft Teams.
We are offering a wide range of courses covering R, Stata, Microsoft Tools (including Forms, OneNote and Sway) and much more. Highlights this term include:
- Three brand new Microsoft Teams Workshops;
- Inspiration: Mind mapping tool – an overview demo;
- Introduction to Stop Motion Animation.
This term we are bringing back our popular Software for success and In a Nutshell sessions, beginning with ‘Software for success: Choosing data analysis and statistical tools’ and ‘In a Nutshell: Starting an Nvivo Project’.
Software for Success sessions are aimed at those starting a new research project, thesis or dissertation and unsure what tools to use for writing up, citation, data analysis etc. These short, lunchtime sessions will help you answer these questions and determine the best way to get up and running.
In a Nutshell sessions highlight a single task in a particular application, such as starting a project in NVivo for example.
We have also adapted our introductory series of Excel Essential Skills Workshops to a self-paced programme with some interactive sessions. Learn more on the Excel Essential Skills Workshops blog post about the new format.
We are also hosting our usual weekly drop-in sessions remotely via Blackboard Collaborate for those who would like individual support on a specific issue. The dates and times of the sessions, along with the direct Blackboard Collaborate link, are available in our ISD Digital Skills Development Moodle course.
Joining a course
Please view the current schedule of courses and workshops below. Once you’ve looked at the schedule and chosen the course(s) you want to book, follow the instructions on the How to enrol on courses blog post to book. Please also view the course description carefully to ensure you have all the information, check for any pre-learning (if applicable) and know how to join the live session(s).
As we will use Blackboard Collaborate for many of our sessions, please watch the 10-minute Participant video guide which explains how to use and what to expect from the BB Collaborate platform.
Once you’ve booked on a course, please visit our Digital Skills Development Moodle course to find any course materials and pre-learning (if applicable). As some courses have pre-learning, please ensure you allow yourself enough time to complete this. Please also download any available course materials in advance of the live session. Not all the new courses will have pre-learning and course materials available yet, however, we will endeavour to make them available by Monday 18th January. If materials will be made available later for any particular course, a date will be given for when they are available.
We will send out the link to join the session the day before (or morning before if it’s a Monday course) but you can also join directly from MyLearning (see blog post for instructions on how to do this).
Also note that we have added an extra 15 minutes to the start time of our courses to allow participants to test out their audio/connection. The actual course will start promptly on the hour (15 minutes after the advertised time).
More digital skills development opportunities…
Learn online with a vast range of high-quality video-based courses from LinkedIn Learning. These cover technical skills but also business, personal and creative skills as well. Visit the UCL LinkedIn Learning page to find out more.
DigiLearn Online is a new library of online videos which covers UCL IT essentials. Topics include remote connectivity, data storage essentials, Microsoft Office 365 applications, and much more. Visit the DigiLearn Online webpage to access the video guides.
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