Develop your digital skills this academic year – new dates released
By Jasmin E Mullings, on 26 April 2021
How to book
- For staff on payroll and those who have previously booked on MyLearning:
Book via MyLearning
- Everyone else:
Book via UCL Learning pages (everyone else includes students and non-payroll staff)
- Everyone else:
Please ensure you are using Desktop@UCL or the UCL VPN when booking.
What’s on offer
ISD Digital Skills Development has released new dates for Term 3 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:
- Inspiration: Mind mapping tool – an overview demo;
- Read&Write: Text-to-speech software – an overview;
- Digital book making.
We are continuing to offer our popular Software for success and In a Nutshell sessions.
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.
We will send out the link to join the session the day before (or Friday 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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|25/05/2021||13:45||16:00||DSD: Getting Started with Stata (Part 3)|
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|12/05/2021||09:45||11:00||DSD: Excel tips and tricks|
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|17/05/2021||13:45||15:00||DSD: Podcasting made easy|
|17/05/2021||13:45||15:30||DSD: Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – Workshop|
|19/05/2021||09:45||11:00||DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (Part 1)|
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|19/05/2021||09:45||11:30||DSD: Microsoft Teams: workshop 2|
|20/05/2021||13:45||15:00||DSD: Excel Worksheet 1 – Review session|
|20/05/2021||09:45||11:30||DSD: Getting Started with Markdown|
|20/05/2021||09:45||11:45||DSD: OneNote 2016 – Workshop|
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|24/05/2021||13:45||15:30||DSD: Make a short film using your iPhone|
|25/05/2021||09:45||11:00||DSD: Use online whiteboards to encourage student interaction|
|25/05/2021||10:45||12:00||DSD: Inspiration: Mind mapping tool – an overview demo|
|25/05/2021||13:45||15:30||DSD: Styles and table of contents in Word – Workshop|
|26/05/2021||09:45||11:30||DSD: Vlookup in Excel – workshop|
|27/05/2021||13:45||16:00||DSD: Intermediate Statistics with Excel 2016|
|27/05/2021||13:45||16:00||DSD: Blogging with Reflect (WordPress-based) – Workshop|
|28/05/2021||13:45||15:30||DSD: Microsoft Teams: workshop 3|
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|02/06/2021||09:45||11:00||DSD: Word tips and tricks|
|02/06/2021||13:45||15:00||DSD: Digital book making|
|03/06/2021||09:45||11:00||DSD: Online social interaction platforms|
|04/06/2021||13:45||15:00||DSD: Excel Worksheet 2 – Review session|
|03/06/2021||13:45||15:30||DSD: XMind mind mapping tool – workshop|
|04/06/2021||11:45||13:00||DSD: In a Nutshell: Starting an Nvivo Project|
|08/06/2021||13:45||15:00||DSD: Microsoft Forms Demo|
|09/06/2021||09:45||11:30||DSD: Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – Workshop|
|09/06/2021||13:45||16:00||DSD: Advanced Statistics with Excel 2016|
|10/06/2021||09:45||11:30||DSD: Microsoft Teams: workshop 1|
|10/06/2021||13:45||15:00||DSD: Excel tips and tricks|
|14/06/2021||13:45||15:30||DSD: Vlookup in Excel – workshop|
|15/06/2021||09:45||11:30||DSD: Microsoft Teams: workshop 2|
|16/06/2021||09:45||11:45||DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel – Workshop|
|18/06/2021||09:45||11:30||DSD: Microsoft Teams: workshop 3|
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