What’s on offer
ISD Digital Skills Development Team has released new dates for Term 3. Most of our sessions will be offered remotely using Microsoft Teams with some also on campus only. Scroll down for more!
See our latest schedule and details of how to book below.
We are offering a wide range of courses covering data analyis with SPSS, RStudio and Stata; productivity with Microsoft apps; multimedia and graphics creation; and much more.
New highlights include the following:
- DSD: Enhancing the Accessibility of your Moodle Courses
- DSD: User access and multiple instruments in REDCap
- DSD: Managing participants in REDCap
- DSD: Qualtrics tips and tricks
- DSD: Scripting Stata’s new Tables and Collections.
What’s New? Learn Along Fridays!
As part of our never ending quest to promote digital skills at UCL, Jim Tyson will be hosting two sessions on 5 May covering topics that fall outside of our usual Digital Skills Development programme:
Zotero: Citation Power Moves (10 am – 12 pm) and Starting up right with Git, GitHub and RStudio (1 – 3 pm).
The first of these will be an opportunity for users with some basic Zotero knowledge to share what they do know and to learn new stuff. Jim will start by giving a quick introduction to the Citation Style Language (CSL) which is a standard for specifying citation and referencing styles and to support that a brief outline of XML – the standard text-based language for representing all kinds of structured information. This will also be an opportunity to share how we are using Zotero, to get support with any issues we are facing and to talk about Zotero training needs. We would be pleased to talk about using Zotero for annotation and reporting for example.
The second session is rather different. Many R data analysts would like to use git and git-hub with R and RStudio, but even after following online videos and guides, actually setting up your repositories and linking them to your RStudio projects can be a bit daunting; you may encounter problems that no one else has documented or be unsure of the best set up for your use case. In this session, we will step through – collectively – installing the software (a desktop git client for example), creating projects in RStudio and on git-hub and then setting up a simple and effective workflow. So this is a practical session where you should end up ready to roll with version control for your RStudio projects.
We hope these sessions will be informal, interactive and above all practically useful, so see you there!
How to book our scheduled sessions
As a reminder, please note that most of our events are interactive training sessions and are not recorded. Therefore, we ask that you please ensure you are able to attend before booking and cancel your place if you are no longer able to attend. If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know by emailing the ISD Digital Skills Development mailbox in advance: email@example.com
Please ensure you are using Desktop@UCL or the UCL VPN when booking.
Prizes to be won!
We have new monthly term-time prizes to be won by staff and students who attend and evaluate our courses. All you have to do to be in the running to win £20 ‘Love to Shop’ Gift Voucher is complete one of our training sessions, and submit our course evaluation form. The evaluation form should take no more than 1 minute to complete. Good luck!
Find out more
For more information on how to book and join a session on the day, please visit our Practical Course Information page.
We are also hosting our usual weekly drop-in sessions remotely and on campus for those who would like individual support on a specific issue. The dates and times of the sessions are available on our ISD Digital Skills Development drop-in page.
More digital skills development opportunities…
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