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Develop your digital skills this academic year – new dates released

Jasmin EMullings24 February 2020

UPDATE as of 13th March 2020: Please note that all of our upcoming courses from 16th March – 30th April are cancelled following the Provost’s announcement that all face-to-face teaching events will cease from 13th March.

ISD Digital Skills Development has released new dates for the second half of Term 2. As usual, we are offering a wide range of courses covering Excel,  R, LaTex, and more…

We have added a new session for our highly popular Creating accessible documents course. Making documents accessible is important for everyone, whether or not they have a disability or impairment. In this session you will learn how to make your PowerPoint, Word, Excel and PDF files more accessible. To find out more about creating accessible content, please visit our dedicated web pages.

You can now book courses in MyLearning via the UCL Learning page. The booking process isn’t currently straightforward so please follow the instructions on how to book on our separate blog post. We are currently having some issues with venue details not being sent out to those enrolling close to the course date so please check the venue in the schedule below.

See below for our current schedule of courses and workshops.

Current schedule

Please note that the booking links for Excel Essential Skills Workshop 2 and 3 are only made available to those who have completed Excel Workshop 1.

These courses still have places available, therefore, we encourage you to book:

Date Start time End time Course/workshop Location
28/02/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 3 Room 501, Institute of Archaeology
28/02/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 3 Room 501, Institute of Archaeology
11/03/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2 Room 501, Institute of Archaeology
16/03/2020 13:00 14:00 In a Nutshell: Survival analysis in R Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building
17/03/2020 10:00 17:00 An Introduction to R with Rstudio PC Lab 1, IOE (20 Bedford Way)
18/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Data Manipulation in R with Rstudio Room 316, 26 Bedford Way
19/03/2020 14:00 16:00 Creating accessible documents Room 316, 26 Bedford Way
23/03/2020 10:00 17:00 An Introduction to R with Rstudio Room G11, 26 Bedford Way
24/03/2020 10:00 17:00 LaTex with NatBib Room 316, 26 Bedford Way
25/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Introduction to Visualising Data with Matlab Room 316, 26 Bedford Way
25/03/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2 Room 501, Institute of Archaeology
26/03/2020 14:00 17:00 Data Visualization in R with ggplot2 Room G11, 26 Bedford Way
27/03/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 5 Room 501, Institute of Archaeology
27/03/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 5 Room 501, Institute of Archaeology
30/03/2020 10:00 12:00 Creating accessible documents Room G15, DMS Watson Building

These sessions are currently scheduled to take place, but be aware that they taking place during potential strike action so they may be disrupted:

Date Start time End time Course/workshop Location
02/03/2020 13:00 14:00 Software for success: Data analysis and statistical tools B03 Ricardo LT, Drayton House
03/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Advanced statistics with Excel 2016 Room 316, 26 Bedford Way
02/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 1) PC Lab 1, IOE (20 Bedford Way)
03/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 2) PC Lab 1, IOE (20 Bedford Way)
05/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Introduction to Photoshop CS4 Room G20, Christopher Ingold Building
12/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 3) Room 2.23, Chadwick Building  (Use South-East entrance only)
13/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 4) Room 2.23, Chadwick Building  (Use South-East entrance only)

 

More digital skills development opportunities…

Digital Skills Development at IOE offer training in a wide range of digital tools.  Sessions are open to all UCL staff and students.  Highlights this term include:

  • Creating Accessible PowerPoint presentations,
  • Presentation Translator – add live subtitles to your presentations,
  • Introduction to Stop Motion Studio animation (iPad app).

Other sessions include Microsoft tools such as OneNote, Sway, Teams and SharePoint.  You can also learn more about EndNote, Pivot tables and VLookUp in Excel, mind mapping, infographics, video editing and much more.

Visit the Digital Skills Development at IOE booking system for details and to book.

Learn online with a vast range of high-quality video-based courses from LinkedIn Learning. This is the new platform on which we are now hosting Lynda.com content. These cover technical skills but also business, personal and creative skills as well.  Visit the UCL LinkedIn Learning 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 for more individual support.

How to enroll on a training session in MyLearning

Jasmin EMullings24 February 2020

We are currently having some issues which are making the booking process a bit complicated, so please follow the steps below to enroll on a course in MyLearning:

1. Go to the UCL Learning page to view a list of the ‘Information Services’ courses

2. Click on the course you are interested in

3. If there are any available dates for this course, click on the ‘enrol’ button. Otherwise, you can register your interest in order to be informed of new course dates.

Data Manipulation enrol button

4. Enter your UCL username and password then click ‘Login’.

5. On the following page, click ‘here’ to be taken to MyLearning and enrol. If you are not on UCL payroll (i.e. a student/visiting staff), a MyHR account will need to be created for you at stage as part of the enrolment process and you may have to wait a few minutes for this to be done.  If you book again in future you will already have an account so the process will be quicker.

6. On the ‘Oracle Access Manager’ page, enter your UCL username and password (if these aren’t already populated) and click ‘Login’.

7. Click ‘Enrol’ on the top-right hand side of the page.

Data Manipulation class enrollment page

8. Leave the ‘enrollment justification’ field blank and click on ‘Review’.

Data Manipulation class review page

9. Click ‘submit’.

Data Manipulation class submit page

10. Your enrollment request will be sent to your line manager/supervisor to be approved. This approval process is due to be turned off soon, therefore in the interim, the course administrator will manually place you onto the course if there are spaces available.

Data Manipulation class confirmation

New Digital Skills courses for 2020

Jasmin EMullings9 December 2019

IMPORTANT: Please note that the UCL booking system closed on 15th January.

When the new training booking system (MyLearning) goes live in mid-February, you will be able to book onto sessions scheduled from 2nd March onwards. If you want to be informed about the opening of the new system, enrol on our Moodle course.

A full list of course dates for this term can be found at the end of this blog post.

ISD Digital Skills Development has released new dates for the first half of Term 2. As usual, we are offering a wide range of courses covering Excel, Photoshop, R, Stata, and more…

This term we have our Software for success sessions again and three new 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.  Book a place on a ‘Software for success’ presentation.

In a Nutshell sessions highlight a single task in a particular application, such as loading survey data into NVivo for example. Book a place on an ‘In a Nutshell’ presentation.

We have added new sessions for our highly popular  Creating accessible documents course.  Making documents accessible is important for everyone, whether or not they have a disability or impairment. In this session you will learn how to make your PowerPoint, Word, Excel and PDF files more accessible. To find out more about creating accessible content, please visit our dedicated web pages.

See below for our current schedule of courses and workshops.

More digital skills development opportunities…

Digital Skills Development at IOE offer training in a wide range of digital tools.  Sessions are open to all UCL staff and students.  Highlights this term include:

  • Creating Accessible PowerPoint presentations,
  • Presentation Translator – add live subtitles to your presentations,
  • Introduction to Stop Motion Studio animation (iPad app).

Other sessions include Microsoft tools such as OneNote, Sway, Teams and SharePoint.  You can also learn more about EndNote, Pivot tables and VLookUp in Excel, mind mapping, infographics, video editing and much more.

Visit the Digital Skills Development at IOE booking system for details and to book.

Learn online with a vast range of high-quality video-based courses from LinkedIn Learning. This is the new platform on which we are now hosting Lynda.com content. These cover technical skills but also business, personal and creative skills as well.  Visit the UCL LinkedIn Learning 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 for more individual support.

Current schedule

For a full list of courses and workshops take a look at our course catalogue.

Sessions available now:

Date Start time End time Course/workshop
13/01/2020 13:00 14:00 Software for Success: Bibliography and Citation
21/01/2020 10:00 13:00 Getting started with Stata (Part 1) (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
22/01/2020 10:00 13:00 Getting started with Stata (Part 2) (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
22/01/2019 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
24/01/2019 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
24/01/2019 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1
27/01/2020 14:00 16:00 Creating accessible documents (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
28/01/2020 10:00 13:00 Getting started with SPSS (Part 1)
29/01/2020 10:00 13:00 Getting started with SPSS (Part 2)
03/02/2020 13:00 14:00 In a Nutshell: Better Tables in Markdown
04/02/2020 10:00 13:00 A Quick Introduction to UNIX
04/02/2020 14:00 17:00 Excel 2016 Essential Skills (STAFF ONLY) (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
05/02/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
07/02/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1
07/02/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1
06/02/2020 10:00 13:00 Getting Started with Markdown
10/02/2020 13:00 14:00 Software for success: Writing tools
11/02/2020 14:00 17:00 Further UNIX
12/02/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
14/02/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2
14/02/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2
13/02/2020 10:00 12:00 Creating accessible documents (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
18/02/2020 10:00 13:00 Intermediate statistics with Excel 2016 (STAFF ONLY)
19/02/2020 10:00 13:00 Using Excel 2016 to manage lists (STAFF ONLY)
24/02/2020 10:00 12:00 Creating accessible documents
24/02/2020 13:00 14:00 In a Nutshell: Survey Data in Nvivo – the absolute truth
25/02/2020 10:00 13:00 Managing Long Documents in Word 2016 (STAFF ONLY)
25/02/2020 14:00 17:00 Charting with Excel 2016
26/02/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
28/02/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 3
28/02/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 3

Sessions available to book from mid-February once MyLearning goes live:

Date Start time End time Course/workshop
02/03/2020 13:00 14:00 Software for success: Data analysis and statistical tools
02/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 1)
03/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 2)
03/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Advanced statistics with Excel 2016
05/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Introduction to Photoshop CS4
11/03/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2
12/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 3)
13/02/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 4)
13/03/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 4
13/03/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 4
16/03/2020 13:00 14:00 In a Nutshell: Survival analysis in R
17/03/2020 10:00 17:00 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Parts 1 and 2)
18/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Data Manipulation in R with Rstudio
19/03/2020 14:00 16:00 Creating accessible documents
23/03/2020 10:00 17:00 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Parts 1 & 2)
24/03/2020 10:00 17:00 LaTex with NatBib
25/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Introduction to Visualising Data with Matlab
25/03/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2
27/03/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 5
27/03/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 5
26/03/2020 14:00 17:00 Data Visualization in R with ggplot2

Develop your digital skills this academic year

Caroline ENorris27 September 2019

ISD Digital Skills Development has released dates for the Autumn term.   As usual, we are offering a wide range of courses covering Excel, Photoshop, Matlab, SPSS, and more.

New this term we have our Software for success sessions.  Are you starting a new research project, thesis or dissertation?  Unsure what tools to use for writing up and citation?  Need help understanding the different options for data analysis?  These short, lunchtime sessions will help you answer these questions and determine the best way to get up and running.  Book a place on a Software for success presentation.

We have added new sessions for our highly popular  Creating accessible documents course.  Making documents accessible is important for everyone, whether or not they have a disability or impairment. In this session you will learn how to make your PowerPoint, Word, Excel and PDF files more accessible.  Book a place on a Creating accessible documents course. To find out more about creating accessible content, please visit our dedicated web pages.

See below for our current schedule of courses and workshops or go straight to book now.

More digital skills development opportunities…

Digital Skills Development at IOE offer training in a wide range of digital tools.  Sessions are open to all UCL staff and students.  Highlights this term include:

  • Creating Accessible PowerPoint presentations,
  • Presentation Translator – add live subtitles to your presentations,
  • Introduction to Stop Motion Studio animation (iPad app).

Other sessions include Microsoft tools such as OneNote, Sway, Teams and SharePoint.  You can also learn more about EndNote, Pivot tables and VLookUp in Excel, mind mapping, screencasting, infographics, video editing and much more.

Visit the Digital Skills Development at IOE booking system for details and to book.

Learn online with a vast range of high-quality video-based courses from LinkedIn Learning. This is the new platform on which we are now hosting Lynda.com content. These cover technical skills but also business, personal and creative skills as well.  Visit the UCL LinkedIn Learning 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 for more individual support.

Current schedule

For a full list of courses and workshops take a look at our course catalogue.  Visit the UCL booking system to book on the sessions listed below.  Enrol on our Moodle course to be the first to be notified about any new sessions. Please note that the booking links for Excel Essential Skills Workshop 2 and 3 are only made available to those who have completed Excel Workshop 1.

08/10/2019 10:00 17:00 LaTex with NatBib
09/10/2019 10:00 13:00 Introduction to Photoshop CS4
09/10/2019 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 1
10/10/2019 10:00 12:00 Creating accessible documents
11/10/2019 10:00 11:00 Word Essential Skills – Workshop 1
11/10/2019 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – Workshop 1
15/10/2019 10:00 13:00 Charting with Excel 2016
15/10/2019 14:00 17:00 Excel 2016 Essential Skills (STAFF ONLY)
16/10/2019 10:00 13:00 A Quick Introduction to UNIX
16/10/2019 14:00 16:00 Creating accessible documents
16/10/2019 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 1
17/10/2019 10:00 12:00 Pivot Tables with Excel 2016
21/10/2019 12:00 13:00 Software for success: Writing tools
21/10/2019 17:30 20:30 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Part 1)
22/10/2019 10:00 12:00 Creating accessible documents
23/10/2019 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 1
23/10/2019 17:30 20:30 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Part 2)
25/10/2019 10:00 11:00 Word Essential Skills – Workshop 2
25/10/2019 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – Workshop 2
25/10/2019 12:00 13:00 Software for success: Data analysis and statistical tools
28/10/2019 12:00 13:00 Software for success: Bibliography and citation
29/10/2019 10:00 13:00 Getting Started with Markdown
29/10/2019 14:00 17:00 Managing Long Documents in Word 2016 (STAFF ONLY)
30/10/2019 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 2
05/11/2019 10:00 13:00 Using Excel 2016 to manage lists (STAFF ONLY)
06/11/2019 10:00 12:00 Creating accessible documents
06/11/2019 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 2
07/11/2019 10:00 13:00 Excel 2016 Essential Skills (STAFF ONLY)
08/11/2019 10:00 11:00 Word Essential Skills – Workshop 3
08/11/2019 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – Workshop 3
12/11/2019 10:00 13:00 Further UNIX
13/11/2019 10:00 13:00 Data Manipulation in R with Rstudio
13/11/2019 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 2
20/11/2019 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 3
21/11/2019 10:00 13:00 Introduction to Photoshop CS4
21/11/2019 14:00 17:00 Data Visualization in R with ggplot2
22/11/2019 10:00 11:00 Word Essential Skills – Workshop 4
22/11/2019 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – Workshop 4
26/11/2019 10:00 13:00 Managing Long Documents in Word 2016 (STAFF ONLY)
27/11/2019 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 3
28/11/2019 10:00 12:00 Creating accessible documents
03/12/2019 10:00 17:00 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Parts 1 & 2)
04/12/2019 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 3
04/12/2019 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 1)
05/12/2019 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 2)
06/12/2019 10:00 11:00 Word Essential Skills – Workshop 5
06/12/2019 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – Workshop 5
11/12/2019 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 3)
12/12/2019 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 4)