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Develop your digital skills this academic year – online offering now available

Jasmin E Mullings4 May 2020

ISD Digital Skills Development has released new dates for Term 3 to be offered online via Blackboard Collaborate and Microsoft Teams.

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.

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 this blog post to book and 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.

Please ensure you allow yourself enough time to complete any pre-learning (see our Moodle course) as it may take a few hours for some courses. Please also download the course materials via our Moodle course in advance of the live session. Not all the courses will have pre-learning and course materials available yet, however, we will endeavour to make them available by Monday 11th May. 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).

Current schedule

Date Start End Title
12/05/2020 09:45 11:00 Word tips and tricks
13/05/2020 09:45 11:00 Excel tips and tricks
13/05/2020 09:45 12:00 Managing Long Documents in Word 2016
14/05/2020 09:45 11:00 Podcasting made easy
14/05/2020 13:45 16:00 Getting Started with SPSS
15/05/2020 09:45 11:30 Creating accessible Word documents
18/05/2020 13:45 15:00 Using ‘Padlet’ to support student collaboration
20/05/2020 13:45 16:00 An Introduction to R with RStudio
20/05/2020 13:45 15:30 Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations
22/05/2020 09:45 11:00 OneDrive for sharing files
26/05/2020 09:45 11:00 Record a narration over your PowerPoint on a PC
27/05/2020 09:45 12:00 Managing Long Documents in Word 2016
28/05/2020 09:45 11:00 Blogging with Reflect (WordPress-based)
28/05/2020 09:45 12:00 Getting Started with SPSS
29/05/2020 13:45 15:30 Microsoft Teams: Collaborate on Documents & Files
01/06/2020 13:45 15:30 Creating accessible Word documents
03/06/2020 13:45 15:00 Word tips and tricks
04/06/2020 13:45 15:00 Excel tips and tricks
09/06/2020 09:45 11:30 Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations
10/06/2020 09:45 11:00 OneDrive for sharing files
10/06/2020 09:45 12:00 An Introduction to R with RStudio
11/06/2020 09:45 12:00 Managing Long Documents in Word 2016
16/06/2020 09:45 11:30 Microsoft Teams: Collaborate on Documents & Files

More digital skills development opportunities…

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.

How to enrol on a course or register interest in a course in MyLearning

Caroline Norris29 April 2020

There are two ways to enrol on a course or register your interest in future dates: directly in MyLearning or via the UCL Learning pages (and then through to MyLearning)  We recommend that where possible you book directly in MyLearning in order to get the best experience.

You can do this straight away if you are a member of staff on payroll.  If you are a student or a member of staff not on UCL payroll you will need to follow the UCL Learning route the first time you book.   Following this route creates an account for you so that you can access MyLearning directly.

Once you have booked, always use the instructions to View your enrolment in MyLearning (below) to ensure that you have all the information about the course and can join live sessions.

Important: to enrol on a course or view your enrolments you will need to be using Desktop@UCL or a VPN as you need to be on the UCL network to use the system.

Enrol or join an interest list via My Learning (primary method)

  1. Log on to MyLearning.
  2. Use the Menu (top left) to navigate to UCL MyLearning > MyLearning > Learner Home.
  3. EITHER type part or all of the course title into the Search box and click on the Magnifying glass symbol (DON’T press the Enter key) OR click on Training By Provider and navigate to the course you want.
  4. Click on the Enrol icon.
  5. If necessary click on Enrol or Add to waitlist for the specific class/interest list you want to join.
  6. Add further information under Enrollment Details including any special requirements you may have.
  7. Click on Agree and submit.

Note on Interest Lists: each course in MyLearning has one class with ‘Interest List’ in the title.   You can add yourself to the ‘waitlist’ for this class to be given priority notification about future dates for this course.  The Interest List may be listed under ‘ILT classes’ or ‘Webcasts’ but anyone adding their name to the Interest List will be informed about any new sessions that are scheduled in the future, whether they are online or in the classroom.

Watch a short video on how to enrol on a course in MyLearning

Enrol or join an interest list via UCL Learning (students and non-payroll staff only and only when using MyLearning for the first time)

  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. Click on Enrol or Register Interest
  4. Enter your UCL user ID and password then click Login.
  5. Click on here to be taken to MyLearning.
    If you are not on UCL payroll (i.e. a student, contractor or agency staff), a MyHR account will now be created for you and you may have to wait a few minutes for this to be done.
  6. Enter your UCL user ID and password and click on Login.
  7. If you are a manager, you may be asked to choose a responsibility.  If so, choose UCL MyLearning.
  8. Click Enroll on the top-right hand side of the page.
  9. Add further information under Enrollment Details including any special requirements you may have.
  10. Click Review.
  11. Click Submit.

View your enrolments and join live sessions in MyLearning (ALL users)

  1. Log on to MyLearning
  2. Use the Menu (top left) to navigate to UCL MyLearning > MyLearning > Learner Home
  3. Under My Current Enrolments, click on the Class Title to see the full course details including:
    Other Information which has session dates and times for multi-part courses
    Attachments which has links to resources
  4. Click on the Play button to go to the live session for the class.  The Play button will only become active at the start of the session.

Cancel your place on course (ALL users)

  1. Log on to MyLearning
  2. Use the Menu (top left) to navigate to UCL MyLearning > MyLearning > Learner Home
  3. Under My Current Enrolments, click on the hyperlinked Class Title
  4. In the top right hand side of the Class screen, select Unenroll from the ‘Select an Action’ drop-down and click on Go.

 

Develop your digital skills this academic year – new dates released

Jasmin E Mullings24 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.

New Digital Skills courses for 2020

Jasmin E Mullings9 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 Norris27 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)